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Old 06-26-2008, 02:07 PM
 
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I remember that! It was a little bit of a drive from Trumbull, but definitly saw some great movies there for a buck!
Now it's $2.
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Old 06-26-2008, 02:41 PM
 
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My memories of the 80’s in CT are a little fuzzy – there was a lot of alcohol involved:

Poor Richard’s Pub in Enfield – nickel night
David’s in Manchester
Stafford Speedway – Friday Night
Denny’s in Vernon at 5:00 a.m.
Riley’s in Manchester
The Brave Bull
Hungry Tiger
John Fitches Pub

The rest is just a daze...
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Old 06-26-2008, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Winter Springs, FL
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Going to Arnies(arcade) on the Post Rd in Westport and then hanging out at the Dairy Queen down the road.
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Old 06-26-2008, 07:22 PM
 
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Default Superk

Hey do I know you?
Sleeping out for tickets at the Coliseum, Skating Palace and Napoli's in Wallingford. Rollerport 91 in Meriden. Street hockey... ice hockey (remember when the ice used to stay all winter?) Crazy 8 Arcade and Pauly's "Whylight Zone" keg parties behind Star's. Beseck Mountain...
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Old 06-26-2008, 10:54 PM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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Arnie's Place in Westport was a nerdy kids dream. I remember they had the USA vs USSR Hockey game and the "Journey" video game which cost me more than a few quarters...
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:05 PM
 
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Default Times have changed

After catching a movie at the Elm Theater (gone) in West Hartford I went to a Whalers (gone) game at the Hartford Civic Center (XL Center) and had a Frosty at Wendy's (gone). I can't wait for the summer to go to Riverside (Six Flags) and the GHO (Travelers Championship).
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Old 07-11-2008, 08:55 AM
 
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Default CT in the 80's

Hi mlassoff.......North Madison wouldn't be Camp Laurelwood would it? I did a lot of time there. Well.......80's memories.......

BARS
Agora Ballroom.....saw Back To Earth, Steely Dan cover band and Twisted Sister......someone threw an ice cube at Dee Snyder and he stopped the show to try and find the guy.

Great American Music Hall, Ellery's, H.L. Wilfreds in Hamden, Fitzwilly's, Richter's, Bopper's,The Brewery (my favorite).

Love the New Haven trivia!
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:39 AM
 
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When I first moved here in 1987, it was Doctor Chris and Josť on KC101. There were also those corny commercials by SNET featuring a father's dimwitted daughter "Brooke" and the tagline: Don't hang up! In one commercial, the dog is outside the slider doors, getting completed soaked, as "Brooke" is gabbing on the phone.
I still chuckle when I drive in and around New Haven and see the "Fog Area" signs. Remember Jose used to call the area the town of "Fog-a-ree-a".
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:41 AM
 
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The first thing I thought of was the Connecticut Post Mall in Milford when it was still open-air, with Alexanders!

Don't forget Boppers in New Haven, and Montego Bay.
And don't forget Boppers in Hartford! I had some great times there!
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:58 AM
 
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I may be going in to the 90's as well here.

My favorite hang outs, In Hartford, Challenge's Sports Bar, Bourbon Street, & The Arch Street Tavern. I loved The Great American Cafe in Glastonbury.

Favorite Restaurant - Brown Thompson's in Hartford.

The Blue Fish Festival in Clinton was so much fun back in the 80s.

Favorite radio station 106 WHCN. I loved Picozzi (sp?) and The Horn.

I loved to shop at Poor Richards on the shoreline and in New Haven.
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