Friday, July 21, 2017

1950's Downtown Salisbury


16 comments:

Anonymous said...

70 years ago ancient history, bro

Anonymous said...

WOW JT......Sadly (HA HA HA, beats the alternative!) I remember this era.....thanks for figuring out how old I am!!! LOL Really enjoy the old photos.....THANKS.

Anonymous said...

Movie on at the Boulevard "Here Comes the Nelsons" was released in late February 1952. That will further pin down the date of this photo.

Anonymous said...

The last time down town was safe to walk.

Anonymous said...

looks like they finished the road work on main street!!! about time LOL

Anonymous said...

Do any of you know what the first movie to ever play at the Boulevard Theater was? All or most of you have seen it.A friend of mine was there the first week it opened,so if he's wrong so am I.

Anonymous said...

I was at the Boulevard on a date in 1968 when they stopped the movie and made everyone evacuate because of a bomb threat. I also remember going to the Wicomico Theater and watching the rats and mice play on the stage after the lights went down.

Anonymous said...

Now you can go down town and watch the rats and mice and mongrels and ferrel monkeys walk the skreets.

Anonymous said...

If there was a post like this on SN you be blasting about how racist Albero is for allowing it. Hippocrite much?

Anonymous said...

The first movie to play at the Boulevard was "The Yearling."

Anonymous said...

Until a certain THUG WELFARE crowd move in called democRATS.

Anonymous said...

Very good 11:05.I had no hope of anyone knowing that.However you knew it you are correct.

Anonymous said...

now the only thing playing downtown is planet of the apes

Anonymous said...

4:08 yes that film is played 24/7 non-stop down there

Anonymous said...

One of my first jobs while in high school was working as an usher at the Boulevard Theater. On the wall in the office was an 8 x 10 framed black and white photograph of the exterior of the building on the day it opened for its first showing. The marquee read "The Yearling." It starred Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman and, of course, would today be rated "G."

I do not know what became of the photograph or any of the other considerably numbers of memorabilia contained at the Boulevard. I assume it was all trashed when the theater was demolished. I'm not sure Salisburians think much about their history when they go about bulldozing old buildings to replace them with others.

Anonymous said...

The 1950's a great time in America!