YESTERYEAR: Ross Theater

first_imgYESTERYEAR: Ross TheaterThe Ross Theater is pictured here in 1993, shortly before it was razed. Debuting with fanfare on Christmas Day in 1949, its construction was prompted by the opening of Ross Center, an adjacent strip mall on Washington Avenue just east of Boeke Road. The plush theater opened with fanfare, featuring a marble foyer, colorful tapestry walls, a curved screen, and even free bottle warmers in the crying room. By the end of its run, the theater had become a bargain-priced movie house, but the original marquee, illuminated by a thousand light bulbs and neon tubing, remained intact.FOOTNOTES: We want to thank Patricia Sides, Archivist of Willard Library for contributing this picture that shall increase people’s awareness and appreciation of Evansville’s rich history. If you have any historical pictures of Vanderburgh County or Evansville please contact please contact Patricia Sides, Archivist Willard Library at 812) 425-4309, ext. 114 or e-mail her at www.willard.lib.in.us.Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Wednesday?Please take time and read our newest feature article entitled “HOT JOBS” posted in this section are from Evansville proper.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll” question is: If the election was held today for the Republican primary for the 8th Congressional seat who would you vote for?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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