Here's another picture from my home town, but a lot people who grew up in the 70s and 80s will relate to this. A friend sent me a photo of the marquee being demolished at Bremerton's historic Roxy Theater yesterday. Coincidentally, I photographed the once-glamorous Art Deco movie house a few weeks ago, planning to make a composite of a crowd lined up to see Star Wars in 1977. If you grew up in Kitsap County back then, chances are you saw the original trilogy at the Roxy. In Panavision. AND color.
Its days as a movie palace were over years ago. There are certainly newer, better venues for watching movies but a lot of us will always be sentimental about walking under those neon lights for our first visit to a galaxy far, far away.