Thursday, December 31, 2015

Roaring Brook

A few views of Roaring Brook from the Cedar Avenue bridge, for a couple weeks ago.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Cuyahoga River

The American Republic making it's way down the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, June 20, 1993.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Christmas Lights

A few views of Christmas lights at Nay Aug Park and around the town.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Colony Theatre

77 years ago today, December 28, 1937, Warner Brother's Colony Theatre on Shaker Square opened. Warner's used it as a sub-run house during it's early years of operation, later it became an art house showing mostly long run foreign pix, in the 60's and 70's the house became the home of hard ticket roadshows. Warner's closed the Colony in the late 1970's, afterwards if became the home of occasional revivals and festivals, with long periods of darkness in between. The theatre was renovated in the 1990's becoming a sixplex known as the Shaker Square Cinemas.
Name the theatre contest, from Variety, October 6, 1937.
 From The Film Daily Yearbook, 1938.
Opening night scene, from Motion Picture Herald, January 29, 1938.
Lobby, from Motion Picture Herald, April 30, 1938.
Lounge, from Showman's Trade Review, December, 2, 1944.
Two views of the auditorium, from Motion Picture Herald, April 30, 1938.
Warner Brother's ad from The Plain Dealer, June 30, 1944.
The Plain Dealer, July 21, 1961.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Lackawanna Avenue

Lackawanna Avenue, looking west from near Cedar Avenue on Christmas Eve.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

An Old Car

We spotted this old car parked in front of the Coney on Cedar Avenue the other day.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!
Santa Claus promo for Miracle on 34th Street in front of the Allen.
 The first Christmas show at the Allen, from the Plain Dealer, December 25, 1921.
School Days prologue from Exhibitors Trade Review, February 4, 1922.
Keith's Christmas Greeting, from "The Pantheon of Vaudeville" Variety, December 29, 1922.
At Loew's State, from the Plain Dealer, December 25, 1921.
 Playhouse Square Christmas tree, 1934, photo from the Cleveland Public Library.
E.F. Albee's Christmas Greeting from Variety, December 24, 1924.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Scranton Life

Santa Claus climbing down the front of Scranton Life, from a couple of weeks ago.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Squirrel in a Tree

We saw this squirrel in a tree on the UofS campus a couple weeks ago. The ugly statue in the back seems to add something to this image.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Stafford Meadowbrook

A few views of Stafford Meadow Brook from yesterday afternoon, near the south end of Laurel Line tunnel.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Wyoming Avenue

These buses won't be lining up in front of the Globe for much longer.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Newark: Penn Station

A 1942 postcard of Penn Station in Newark NJ.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Lackawanna 664

A few views of Lackawanna 664 from last weekend. Quite the contrast between the murky Saturday ones and the sunny Sunday ones.