Yesterday was the theater day, we all went to the Trinity Repertory Company to see A Christmas Carol. It was a highly enjoyable show, especially for Mina. She was puzzled by the various “ghosts” in the story as they were enacted on stage. All told, she liked it! Jan’s cousin David was visiting with us for a couple of days and he came along and enjoyed watching Scrooge on stage.
Jan remembers the time when the building was a movie theater. Originally started as Emery’s Majestic theater for The Emery Brothers, vaudevillians. Later it became a major movie theater even a unique claim to fame “when then manager Edward Fay offered the Vitaphone on Christmas Day in 1926, the Majestic Theater was said to be the first theater in the world to be wired for sound. Fay had paid Warner Brothers $25,000 for exclusive Providence rights to the sound system.” (Cinema Treasures) Apparently the theater had asbestos curtains, possibly due to non-flammable nature of it before it became a health menace. Now, there is just a hint of that era on the signage on the stage curtain as you will see in one of the photographs.
This will be the last post of 2014.