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Old 11-23-2010, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Highland Park IL
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A little off topic.

Several years ago, a theater in Dayton reconfigured and ran Cinerama movies foe a limited period of time. I am still kicking myself in the a$$ for not finding the time to go see it. I hope they do it again now that I have more time on my hands.
the Capitol Theatre in Cincinnati (race street??) was converted to a Cinerama screen...it was not quite wrap around....and certainly not as sophisticated as Imax... the first Cinerama film opened with a roller coaster ride and it did manage to create an interesting effect. Beyond that, it was largely a travelogue...airplane views swooping over Niagara Falls, for instance. The only Cinerama feature film I can remember was How the West was Won...which shows up from time to time on Cable TV..

btw, does anyone remember a book store near the Capitol...and a series of children's books centered around a character named Secatary Hawkins?

Sherm
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Old 12-26-2010, 04:45 PM
 
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Anyone remember Jiffy Market on the corner of Rockdale and Reading Road with the record store next door?
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:53 AM
 
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the Capitol Theatre in Cincinnati (race street??) was converted to a Cinerama screen...it was not quite wrap around....and certainly not as sophisticated as Imax... the first Cinerama film opened with a roller coaster ride and it did manage to create an interesting effect. Beyond that, it was largely a travelogue...airplane views swooping over Niagara Falls, for instance. The only Cinerama feature film I can remember was How the West was Won...which shows up from time to time on Cable TV..

btw, does anyone remember a book store near the Capitol...and a series of children's books centered around a character named Secatary Hawkins?

Sherm
I may be wrong, but I thought the Capitol Theater was on Vine Street, just south of the library. I remember my grandmother taking me to see Ben-Hur there in 1959. What an event that was!

The closest bookstore I remember near the Capitol was James Bookstore on Garfield Place. They carried new books, but many of them had been on the shelves for years. James had a nice selection of children's books.

My mother loved reading the Seckatary Hawkins books as a child as did her brothers. I now own her collection, but must admit I have never read any of the books. If you are looking to buy some, I do believe that Ohio Book Store (used books) on Main Street in downtown Cincinnati (around 7th and Main) carries the Seckatary Hawkins books as well as other titles of Cincinnati interest.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Highland Park IL
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Anyone remember Jiffy Market on the corner of Rockdale and Reading Road with the record store next door?
I do not remember the Jiffy Market...but, I do remember the record store...I still have one of the LPs I bought there, a Buddy Rich-Gene Krupa drum collection...
My parents owned The Nanette Shop, a women's dress shop a block or two North of the intersection of Rockdale and Reading Road.

Sherm
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:52 PM
 
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The name of the bar just north of Reading and Section was "The Gypsy Inn". Spent many a night there. Across the street was my favorite gas station, Carl's Pure Oil. He carried your account until payday; before credit cards. God, it was great back then.
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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But now you can get legally loan-sharked at a number of payday loan centers right in the same neighborhood.
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:44 AM
 
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The name of the bar just north of Reading and Section was "The Gypsy Inn". Spent many a night there. Across the street was my favorite gas station, Carl's Pure Oil. He carried your account until payday; before credit cards. God, it was great back then.
I vaguely recall some kind of ornate structure or craftwork in front of the Gypsy Inn, set off from the building itself. Any recollection what it might have been? Also, any idea when/why it closed or who owned it? All I can remember was that in the mid-1960's the building was razed and replaced with a one-story structure containing Empress Chili to the south and Stanley Rich Furrier to the north.
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:27 PM
 
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I'm afraid I can't help with the info you request about the Gypsy Inn. Don't know who owned it or when they closed. However, if I may, your recollection of the Empress Chili is inaccurate.
Originally, on the NE corner of Reading and Section, there was a Cities Service gas station. It was torn down and a chili parlor called "Chili Time" was built on the site. (The Gypsy Inn was further north)
This was owned by a fellow who had worked for Empress when the only Empress was on 5th St. downtown across from the Greyhound Bus Terminal. He had previously opened a "Chili Time" in St. Bernard on Vine St. just south of Washington. This location still exists today, only it has moved across the street. The Roselawn location was his second. It closed a few years ago when the owner decided to retire. The building was razed and there now sits a vacant lot on the corner. I was told that the Post Office bought the property to expand its branch, but if so, they have yet to do so.
I still get my medications from Roselawn Pharmacy, but I'm a little shaky about it.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Better there than the Walgreen's # umpteen and twelve that's opened on Seymour!
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:05 AM
 
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I'm afraid I can't help with the info you request about the Gypsy Inn. Don't know who owned it or when they closed. However, if I may, your recollection of the Empress Chili is inaccurate.
Originally, on the NE corner of Reading and Section, there was a Cities Service gas station. It was torn down and a chili parlor called "Chili Time" was built on the site. (The Gypsy Inn was further north)
This was owned by a fellow who had worked for Empress when the only Empress was on 5th St. downtown across from the Greyhound Bus Terminal. He had previously opened a "Chili Time" in St. Bernard on Vine St. just south of Washington. This location still exists today, only it has moved across the street. The Roselawn location was his second. It closed a few years ago when the owner decided to retire. The building was razed and there now sits a vacant lot on the corner. I was told that the Post Office bought the property to expand its branch, but if so, they have yet to do so.
I still get my medications from Roselawn Pharmacy, but I'm a little shaky about it.
Thanks for the information about the Chili Time and for recalling the name of the gas station which preceded it. A few people had said it was a Pure Oil station, but Cities Service sounds right to me. I must respectfully disagree about the Empress, however:

The Empress was erected not long after the Gypsy Inn was razed. My earliest recollections of it would be about late 1966. It shared a storefront with Stanley Rich Furriers. Chili Time went up a block south of the Empress, on the corner, probably around 1970. I cannot recall whether the lifetime of the two parlors overlapped but could imagine that the Chili Time simply outcompeted the Empress. Before the Roselawn store was opened, there had also been a Chili Time in Bond Hill, a few stores south of Lowenthal's. The name was kept after the Roselawn store opened, but I always assumed it had gone to a different owner. Cannot recall when that location shut down.
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