257 Warwick Boulevard, Hilton Village
Newport News, VA
/instudy/ekrobi/village.html - 11/23/03
This site courtesy of Dave
Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/11/03
Sunday, November 23, 2003
Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64)
I was an usher at the Village Theater when Oklahoma played, in Hilton Village. I must have seen it 100 times.
So, I could sing, say all the words to all the songs back then, uh 1957?.
COOL BEANS! Actually, it might even have been earlier than that; Oklahoma was released in the USA on 10/11/55:
- Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 07/16/08
Thanks, Norris! It's one of my favorite shows, and I memorized those great songs (well, MOST of them!) long ago myself!
The popcorn in the
Village was in large plastic bags. It was removed and put in the warmer and
boxed up and sold.
Lord knows how long it was in the plastic bags.
- Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) of VA - 03/15/10
Thanks Bill Lee (Warwick HS -- '54 -- NC) and John London (Warwick HS - '57 - VA), for stirring memories of Hilton Village. From 1956-'58 we lived in the Sedgefield development across Jefferson Avenue, easy access to the Village Theater, Hilton Pier, and the Scout Troop at the Baptist Church (Thursday nights), well, I think they were Baptists. The church was located on the north side of Main Street where the Colony Inn apparently occupied the original footprint.
My Aunt Rena Tillery often handled both the ticket booth and helped with the refreshment stand at the Village Theater. That isn't her in the ticket booth in John's picture. Love that they actually "dressed" for work as well as going out to a movie. If I happened to be there at the right time, Aunt Rena would comp me both the ducat and a bag of popcorn.
Some of you may recall Aunt Rena's two grandsons, Randolph and Roy Trousdell, who were champion athletes at Warwick High in the '50s. Bill and John also may have bought ice cream from my grandmother, Elizabeth Goodson, who worked the counter in the High's Store in the Village for several years. Good times.
- Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 03/17/10
Sparkling Theater Lights clip art courtesy of http://gifsnow.com/ - 05/22/05
20th Century Fox
theme song midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/09/03
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