The closing of the Wilson Theater

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Re: The closing of the Wilson Theater

by mjf » Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:29 am

IN '50 you ALWAYS went to the matinee on Sunday -- to meet up with those you hung around with Saturday night.

The closing of the Wilson Theater

by lollypop » Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:03 pm

Hello everyone. For me, it was the Wilson theater. I miss it so.

In an effort to improve my grades in elementary school, my Mother made this deal: get an A on your Spelling List exam every week and I will drive you downtown to the Wilson Theater (where the had a old day matinee on Saturdays) and not only pay your admission plus candy counter money! Well, needless to say I got an A on the Spelling List 100% of the time. On a sad note, I promptly forgot all those words I learned so thank goodness for spell check.
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It' so sad to learn of all the closings of not only the great movie theaters but all the great eateries in Fresno. I found this photo on eBay (how could anybody tell I know) and the seller was saying that this was the very last marquee showing the final movie in 1971.

Miss you Fresno,