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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Oak Park Theater – On Saturday, March 27th, 1976 the Oak Park Theater was showing “The Hindenburg”, staring George C Scott and Anne Bancroft. The Oak Park Theater also featured Saturday Matinees. This particular Saturday the Matinee was “ The Phantom Toll Booth”. The theater ad stated: “Mothers, take an hour and a half break and come along with your kids to see this great show. They’ll drive you crazy but you will thoroughly enjoy the show. All matinee seats – 75 cents. The upstairs of the theater also had an separate for parents with small children to watch a movie without disturbing the rest of the audience.

I also remember back in the late 60’s, the Oak Park Theater would have all night shows on Saturday nights in the summer. The late evening shows tended to get a bit rowdy causing the theater to stop having them.

 in the early 60's
2011 Flood

1 comment:

  1. One Saturday,"The Great Waldo Pepper" played there. In those days, you could pay one fee and watch the movie as many times as you wanted to. I was dropped off for the first showing of the day and ended up finally leaving at the last one. (I love old airplanes and cars. Oh, and Susan Sarandon was awfully good looking too!)
    I also saw "Tora-Tora-Tora" there. That was the advent of Sensor-Round, I believe it was called. When the bombs exploded in the movie "Tora-Tora-Tora", those huge woofers shook the whole building, it seemed. The movie "Earthquake" used the same technique.