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Old 03-31-2012, 05:52 AM
 
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Happy to have found this site asI am a Tucson native '53 All of the reviews bring back memories of places I enjoyed going out and about with my friends. Especially the night life HA! such as it was

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His name is Jim Anderson and you'll find him and his sex toys over at the Meet Rack on Drachman.

The Meet Rack - Tucson, AZ
I remember in my 'wild' college days YEARS ago Out with friends one night and we all stumbled into the Some Place Else club to this very day have never returned

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I was there, twice. The first time I think the tickets were about $3.00 each. The second time we snuck in by jumping the fence. Although the entance was only $3.00, I thought this was one of the worse concerts I ever saw. The Doors wrote some great music, but live in concert they weren't very good.

On a completely different note ... did any of you ever go downtown to the movies on Saturday morning. We used to take the bus downtown and go either to the Paramount, Fox or Lyric theaters. The Lyric was our favorite because it was always 10 cents cheaper than the Paramount or the Fox. Across the street from the Lyric was Cine Azteca but eventually both of these places were razed in the name of urban renewal. Here is a picture of the Lyric taken way before my time ... even before the Fox was built.

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Also, anyone remember Bunny's Playland?
Hey what memories and what fun those Saturday mornings were. Going downtown to the "show" at either the Fox Paramount or Lyric.

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Old 05-01-2012, 01:28 AM
 
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Smile I remember you!

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I used to be a carhop at Johnies Fat Boy in the sixties. I wonder if there is any way I could get an old picture of it so I can show my grandchildren? I always tell them about my uniform (red mini skirt with a white stripe and white boots) and the cars cruising through all the time.
Hi! I remember you girls with those outfits. I had a 58 chevy impala and I use to go to the Johnies drive-ins. As a matter of fact I knew your boss very well. I don't have any pictures now but I will never forget the burgers and milk shakes I use to eat and drink. I miss all the drive-ins now. I was a THS student and we drove to all the Johnies showing off my car of course. I am still in Tucson so where are you? I probably met you then. I use to belong to The car club "Gaylords" (NOT what you think) Then it meant happy. My favorite one was on east speedway near the Midway drive in. Dragging down Speedway was awsome. Please if you have time write again. Thanks! Chris.
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:05 PM
 
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did anyone hang out at Nicks Lounge ?
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:48 AM
 
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Who remembers the Smugglers In back in the 80's? Speedway and Wilmot Tucson. Was the hotel a Sheraton?
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:29 PM
 
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Who remembers the Smugglers In back in the 80's? Speedway and Wilmot Tucson. Was the hotel a Sheraton?
It was a Smuggler's Inn.

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Old 06-24-2012, 04:33 PM
 
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Hi! I remember you girls with those outfits. I had a 58 chevy impala and I use to go to the Johnies drive-ins. As a matter of fact I knew your boss very well. I don't have any pictures now but I will never forget the burgers and milk shakes I use to eat and drink. I miss all the drive-ins now. I was a THS student and we drove to all the Johnies showing off my car of course. I am still in Tucson so where are you? I probably met you then. I use to belong to The car club "Gaylords" (NOT what you think) Then it meant happy. My favorite one was on east speedway near the Midway drive in. Dragging down Speedway was awsome. Please if you have time write again. Thanks! Chris.
I had a 56 Chevy back in the early 60's. We wanted to be cool and cruise Johnies but didn't always have enough cash for both gas and food. So we'd go to the McDonald's next to the Speedway/Craycroft Johnies and get $.15 burgers and $.10 frys, then go park at Johnies and order chocolate or cherry Cokes.
Ah, the good 'ol days!

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Old 06-30-2012, 01:50 PM
 
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I used to be a carhop at Johnies Fat Boy in the sixties. I wonder if there is any way I could get an old picture of it so I can show my grandchildren? I always tell them about my uniform (red mini skirt with a white stripe and white boots) and the cars cruising through all the time.
Go to Wal-Mart on Speedway and Kolb. Take a picture of the wall painting inside McDonalds showing a 1956 ford with car hops. It will remind you of your car hopping days. I used to go to all Johnnies and sometimes meet with him. I remember Sandys, the one on 22nd street near campbell Blvd with white and red metal umbrellas and cars parking under them. I had a 58 chevy impala with lots of chrome. I sure do miss my 58. I am a musician and played drums for over 45 years with different bands in almost all nightclubs in Tucson. I was born in Jaynes Station near Cortero Farm Rd. I cruised all Johnnies, The root beer drive ins and all the drive-in car movies like The Miday on speedway, The Baltimore on Oracle, The Apache...(had 5 screens)on Bernson Hiway, The Cactus on Alvernon and 22nd St, Sneaking in to them hidden inside the trunk of the car. I grew up here in Tucson and attended Tucson High School when they had only Amphi and Tucson. We had a car club called the Gaylords( meaning Happy then.) The Cardigans, The Fiestas and many more with chopped down car roofs and leaded in headlights. No door handles, a button switch under the drivers door. Glass pack twin pipes, on both bottom sides of the car. Yes...maybe you served me in car hop days. My screen name on aol is Anklewings if you want to send me a picture. I am still married to my high school sweetheart.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:32 PM
 
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Did you know Joe Valdez? He is a wrangler at Tanque Verde Guest Ranch and was a Callaso Cave Guide for 14 years. I still see him and we have been friends for years playing in nightclub bands. He makes saddles and all kinds of leather ranch items. Give me an answer if you have time. I am still in Tucson and my name is Frank. I still play drums sometimes. Remember all the Johnnies drive inns? Nice car hops right and the rootbeer drive inns. Plus the car drive in movies like the Apache, The Midway, The Cactus, The Baltimore on Oracle Rd. I was born and raised in Tucson from 41 till now. Nice to read all your memories of Tucson.
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:38 AM
 
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As I remember the mexican theatre was called the Cine Plaza, later the Azteca on west end of Congress. I use to go there alot with my mom and watch "Cantinflas" Jorge Negrete, Pedro Infante, Resorte, Manolin y cherinski, Jose Mohica, Liberta Lamarque, Maria Felix and many more. My dad was from sicily and had the first automotive service (Taxi company) in 1915 on Pennington and Stone renting the corner from the Southern Pacific railroad company. His picture is at the Historical Society near the U of A and at the Arizona Bank on Stone and Pennington.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:00 PM
 
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How about the kiddie shows every Saturday morning with Uncle Bob? And all the cartoons. Alot of flatten popcorn boxes thrown from the balcony hitting the screen. What an event that was. I had two female high school friends that worked at the Paramount and they use to let me in free. The Paramount is still there and the Fox too. By the way I went to the Smugglers inn alot for lunches and a few drinks. Those days are gone now. I worked at the Blue Note on Speedway, Jo Jo's, Fredie Brock's The Hop Toad, Gus and Andys on Miracle mile, The Monte Vista, The Palomino, Hobo Joes, Alfredos on 12th, The Casino Ballroom, The El Rio Ballroom and many weddings and parties with the Ramblers and Celia Marie as a drummer and singer. If you want to know about Tucson, ask me.
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