The Theater Around the Block

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Through thick and thin, our beloved Cinema Theater on the corner of Clinton and Goodman has kept its lights on.

More than a place to catch a film, it’s been a place to gather, to reconnect, to laugh. More than a few engagement rings have been hidden in the bottoms of popcorn bags. More than a few tears were shed when Princess the Cat passed away.

We couldn’t imagine a Swillburg without a Cinema. Even if we could, we wouldn’t want to.

Here’s JoAnn Morreale, hamming it up on her way to change titles back in 1985. JoAnn, a public school teacher, rescued the Cinema from disrepair and lovingly nurtured it for three decades. John Trickey, the Cinema’s new owner, continues that tradition.

Happy 100 years, Cinema Theater!

Help the Cinema: Donate to it’s campaign to raise funds for the mandatory upgrade to digital at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-cinema-theater-goes-digital–4

For more great Cinema Theater history, check out: http://www.davidbordwell.net/blog/2014/03/14/dispatch-from-another-35mm-outpost-with-cats/

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