Grand Opening - Country Squire in 1965

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took64a

Grand Opening - Country Squire in 1965

Postby took64a » Tue May 12, 2015 8:54 am

Hello everyone. I have been clipping newspaper ads and found some information about the Country Squire. I lived close by and went there not too long after the opening but missed the first movie shown there (I went a few weeks later to the showing of Cat Ballou). I see the first one was "The Man from Button Willow" Did anybody here attend that one? It was on October 13, 1965
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First film shown at the Country Squire on Oct. 13, 1965

took64a

Re: Grand Opening - Country Squire in 1965

Postby took64a » Tue May 12, 2015 9:32 am

The following day, after the grand opening - the review came out. The theater had a full house of 500 that came to see the film and TV star: Anthony Eisely of "Hawaiian Eye". The article references the "less enchanted adults". After all it was an animated film. The film and the grand opening went to benefit the Holy Rosary Orphanage.
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Re: Grand Opening - Country Squire in 1965

Postby Lost Fresno » Sat May 16, 2015 3:59 pm

Thank Gerry, I appreciate the email you sent. Great idea to post about the Country Squire as many of us have very fond memories of this special place. I am posting the article from the Bee which first announced it's opening. Please share here if you remember it!
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Fresno Bee - Sun. Oct. 10, 1965 - Opening article

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Re: Grand Opening - Country Squire in 1965

Postby Big J » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:10 am

Great stuff...thanks for sharing!!

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Re: Grand Opening - Country Squire in 1965

Postby Guest » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:41 pm

This theater was scant blocks from my home on East Swift Avenue. But the opening feature was of no interest to me. Subsequently, I went there many times.


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