Odeon Theatre, 1948

Odeon Theatre Crowd Shot, 17 November 1948 (George Lilley fonds V25.5 6-332)This photograph is of the Odeon Theatre on Princess Street’s showing of a Big Midnight Spook Show in 1948. Screenings such as these were special occasions as the films played only for one or two nights in small towns across the province. The mention of “Stage and Screen” on the marquee references the live entertainment which was carried out on-stage by performers (such as Dr. Ogre Banshee) before or between films. It was guaranteed to be more than just the regular movie experience. Also guaranteed to be more than your regular movie experience: Reel Out! which is happening this week in Kingston. Be sure to get your tickets now so you won’t be stuck lining up in the cold.



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