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Glen Theatre inspires more memories

Dear Editor,

They’ve finally torn down the Glen Theater. Man, the memories: sharing a seat on a first date (5th grade, I think), the first kisses and sweaty hand-holding under the cover of darkness within its aged walls, standing in line all the way around the block on Friday and Saturday nights, standing in line to use the one-room bathroom upstairs. .

My older siblings worked there, allowing me advanced seating on nights they worked and a bit of clemency from the Cornwalls who owned the joint (remember how she’d turn the movie off and yell at all of us to pipe down). Saw “Blacula,” the spaghetti westerns like the Trinity Movies, “Poseidon Adventure” and many, many other gems in that little building. I remember seeing Fritz the Cat posters in its cloudy marquee windows as an 8-year-old.

A chapter is over and my faded memory is all I’ve got regarding the romanticism of a little movie theater on Grand Avenue.

Thank you,

Jeff Krebill


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