I was lucky enough to gain legal entry into this old theatre opened in 1922 and closed 50 years later when video also killed the stage stars.
The sign lies upside down at the entrance. So does another sign advertising that rooms in the hotel above the theatre are $1.50.
The ladies room is large and used to consist of a lounge area with the toilets hidden in the back. A chaise lounge is all that remains in the lounge.
The main theatre is lit by utility lamps and clearly shows the remnants of a beautiful ceiling, murals and I am a big fan of red.
The foyer in the balcony looks like it only needs a paint job and some flowers (said my Puerto Rican Martha Stewart).
Wonderful and much needed Pre-Christmas vacation with friends I hadn’t seen for about 4 years. First time in Charlestown, first time in SC. I kept expecting people to speak in a different language, I felt so far from the Northeast. But then again, it was a 16 hour drive, Rome would have been quicker.
I live about 12 miles from the recent Sandyhook/Newtown shooting. I don’t have any children of my own but I have young nieces and nephews that I love very much. Children seem to be frequently portrayed as carefree, blissful, innocent etc which they are in the right conditions. Conditions are not perfect all the time. The impact such events has on young minds may be imeasurable and long lasting and my heart goes out to the community and the families.
I now reminisce about children in my community back in Zimbabwe. The picture below shows a small farm community in the middle of the country in the area I grew up.
I decided the avoid the turkey induced comas of thanksgiving and make my way to Istanbul for a few culture-of-a-different-sort filled days.