You know how you might have taken a picture of something, and then years later are glad you did? I have so many pictures like that, but this one in particular is something I’m so glad I had the forethought to take.
Cinema World (also known as the Eastgate Theater) in Greensburg, PA was one of those places that I have so many childhood memories from. It was one of the first theaters that I was allowed to go to with just my friends (and no parents!).
I actually worked at the theater when we got word that it would be closing. After the theater closed, I remember thinking that it was probably the beginning of the end for that building as there aren’t took many uses for an old movie theater. I went out and took some pictures of the outside of the building, which I am glad I did as less than a year later it was torn down. I just wish that I had taken some pictures of the inside before it closed.
As an interesting side note, I remember the day that the “M” on the marquee fell down. There had been a particularly nasty storm going on and we were all in the front lobby. All of a sudden, there was a crash and the “M” was on the ground!