Submitted by Tom James.

OLD PARK

Old Park Theater, circa 1924

OLD PARK

Old Park Theater, 1961

     The 1961 picture reveals a brick exterior and the original marquee. The earlier picture is from circa 1924 and shows among other things the 1/2 balcony where patrons of color were invited to sit. This picture was taken during the silent picture era. Merton Sybert owned the Park after purchasing it as a going concern. He later built the Strand and also bought a pre-existing moviehouse in McMechen named the Midway.


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