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Old 09-17-2007, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I've been gone from home for some time but I have two Bardstown Road institutions.
The Showcase Cinema (known to us just as "the cinemas"). I remember the lines for Star Wars and sat in the front row when the crowd cheered at the end of Jaws.
The other....The Godfather. A classy institution if there ever was one. I never went in; spent most of my time hanging out across the street at Taco Bell.
Also from the same area...what was the name of that tall hotel/condo building that was next to the cinemas. Is that still there?
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Old 09-17-2007, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Louisville used to have three race tracks.
One that most people don't remember but my parents used to be associated with it. Commonweath Race Track on the west Waterson. CD was for the thoroughbreds, Commonwealth was for the quartermilers and then there was...
Louisville Downs where the trotters trot and the pacers pace!
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I HAVE to mention my favorite place in the whole wide world. Thornberry's!!
The toy store on Shelbyville Road that my parents kept in business. This was the days before Toys R Us and WalMart. We had hundreds of Thornybucks and you got to pull a toy out of the toy box on your birthday. I don't know if the Schwinn (sp?) bikes were in the store or in a separate store right next to it.

Right after that would have to be Ehrlers Ice Cream. Dad loved his Ehrlers and would stop on the way home to pick up some chocolate chip or neopolitan or sherbet.

Oh...how could I forget. The Vogue at the triangle (Shelbyville Road, Frankfort Ave & Lexington Road). When I was in town and drove by, I saw that it was closed (don't know when). I spent many (too many) nights drinking beer and then seeing the Midnight Movie. More of a Animal House fan than Rocky Horror but heard that was a hell of a show.

More and more come to mind...the White Castle at the corner of Eastern Parkway & Bardstown Road. Bought many o' hot chocolate waiting for the bus for school and seeing the homeless people buy one Whitey when they were $0.08 each.

Sunset East bar with Spin the Wheel night (who could beat 5 cent beer!)

[SIZE=3]Convenient stores...for my own inside joke especially Convenient #54 (skipped a few Masses hanging in the back).[/SIZE]
Do St X & Trinity still hang sheets the week before the game? (Beat the Weeds!)

I'll stop being nostalgic now.
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Old 09-18-2007, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I've been gone from home for some time but I have two Bardstown Road institutions.
The Showcase Cinema (known to us just as "the cinemas"). I remember the lines for Star Wars and sat in the front row when the crowd cheered at the end of Jaws.
The other....The Godfather. A classy institution if there ever was one. I never went in; spent most of my time hanging out across the street at Taco Bell.
Also from the same area...what was the name of that tall hotel/condo building that was next to the cinemas. Is that still there?

Are you talking about the Motel 6?
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Old 09-18-2007, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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The Showcase Cinema...across the street at Taco Bell.
Not old enough to go into the Toy Tiger?
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Old 09-18-2007, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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Fanelli's Ice Cream up the road from the Cinemas on Old Bardstown.

Best. Ice. Cream. Ever.
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Old 09-18-2007, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Not old enough to go into the Toy Tiger?
Oh my lawd I forgot all about that!
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Old 09-18-2007, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Oh Ehrler's Ice cream shops. Now you can only get it at the fair or the new pie kitchen on Dixie.
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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Oh my lawd I forgot all about that!
If you were there in the mid-80's, I probably hit on you!
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Hun I was a young teen in the mid-80's LOL I do remember them having the home-made bikini contests
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