I lived in Lansdowne from the ages of 5-13, first next to the parking lot across the street from the theater then over on E. Stratford Ave a few blocks away. Before cable & VCRs going to the movies was a really big deal & what a place to go.
Some of my fondest childhood memories were of the theater in the daytime. From the ages of 9-12 I got to clean the theater almost every Sat & Sun. I say "got to" because it was a really fun "job". There was this little old man who came
One of my best memories of the Lansdowne Movie Theater: going to the Saturday matinees with my next door neighbor, Ann. For some reason, I remember that we used to come home with a little plastic baggie filled with guppies that were given out to us. Somehow, the little fish never survived for very long! Ann and I are still friends after over 60 years of friendship. We often reminisce about walking from Bryn Mawr Avenue to the movie theater and what fun it was! #ShareYourMemor