Sadow Parish 2010

Sadow Parish 2010

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

In The Heart of Dixie!

Well, tonight we got to a really classic movie theatre with the Wurlitzer organ if you are old enough to remember that!  They even have a Theatre Organ Society.  Barbara, at work, her husband would love this old classic organ.    As we gathered by busloads at the theatre, we got to listen to oldtime music played on the organ.  After this, on the screen, was a documentary about the history of this old  theatre and it was quite interesting.  This is called the Alabama theatre built in 1927.

Then we also have a light dinner of fruits, vegies and sandwiches with drinks.  After we were all gathered together we were treated to entertainment by Billy Horton who played banjo, guiter, fife and mandolin and violin, as well.  He played and told stories of civil war days and how that was their only retreat after the day's fighting.  On two days Apr 6-7, 150 years ago, 23,000 soldiers from both sides were killed on Shiloh Hill.  He really had a good way to humanize these soldiers and that their whole real reason for them fighting was "Home" and their families.  It was quite a nice evening and the ambiance of the old theatre was the perfect venue to take one back in time.

He told us that Alabama was the heart of Dixie.  Love it!

Goin' out on the town...

The foyer of the theatre...

Feeding the crew...
The old theatre with romantic balcony...

Box seats...

Billy Horton...


The ladies room where we kill the yanks!
(a new inside joke, ya had to be there!)



The ladies room entry...

Walk of the stars Talulah Bankhead...

A side view of the marquis, which isn't sideways on my camera, hmmmmm..
So g'nite my friends!

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