Sunday, December 31, 2017

A Classic



Parts of the Valley of the Sun are growing so fast that visiting them seems like visiting a totally foreign city.  That is exactly how I feel about Tempe Arizona and I used to live here at one time.  I decided to take a walk down Mill Avenue earlier in the week and although there were some familiar places, there was so much growth and construction all around that some landmarks were hard to recognize.  One place that looks exactly the same is the old Valley Art Movie Theatre.

It not only looks exactly the same but, it's still in operation.  I remember coming here for the first time back in 1970!

The theatre is now operated by Harkins Theaters, a local chain of theaters but, they are preserving this one!  Good for them!


I have a new post on Sharon's Sojourns today.  If you like wild animals, check it out.

8 comments:

Andy said...

Thanks for the flash back. This is how I remember movie theatres from when I was kid. Just one screen... an not the multi screens they have now. Happy New Year!

Judy Ryer said...

The vines growing on the brick was kind of a nice surprise.

Silver Willow said...

Yes, my hubby and I will take advantage of all that growth in your southern area in about a year and a half-two years. We are looking at Gilbert/Queen Creek area. :)

Lowell said...

We moved there new Mill Avenue in 1959. We drove through there in the early 70s. I didn't recognize much of anything. Can't imagine what it's like today. Our daughter and family spent a few days in Scottsdale and are on they're way back. She took a photo of our first house. We paid $11,250 for it. It's now appraised at $295.000! Insanity rules!

Happy New to you, my friend. All the best in 2018!

RedPat said...

It is wonderful to see an old theatre still in operation!
Happy New Year to you Sharon! I'm looking forward to many more years of your posts!

bill burke said...

It is fantastic that the theatre is still in operation. Not many left these days.
Happy New Year to you Sharon. I love looking at your photos of the southwest.

Steve Reed said...

I love old theaters. And look -- it's showing "The Florida Project"! Which I loved!

William Kendall said...

It's well worth preserving.