Monday, October 6, 2008

The New Dixie

Just off the town square on South Cummings Street in Fulton was the air-conditioned New Dixie Theater (the old abandoned Dixie was just around the corner on Wiygul Street). It opened during the early 1950’s to replace the original Dixie Theater. On Saturday afternoons the theatre would be packed with kids for the matinee show. During my childhood, it was a place where kids in the small town and countryside could experience wild adventures in far-away places on the silver screen, costing only fifteen cents. I photographed the building before it was renovated into a part of the Pratt Memorial Library.

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