Friday, December 17, 2010
Reinventing the Ramova in Bridgeport
Via Founding Member Biff Buttler in NYC. This theatre is a favorite of new THS member Vincent Castro (our youngest ever) who just moved to Bridgeport to start at nearby DeLasalle High School. Chicago member Jim Indreika kindly translated the newspaper stories for the THS Archives which were in the Lithuanian press when this place opened. Funds to build it were raised in the local Lithuanian community, one of many ethnic groups in the primarily Irish neighborhood. Maureen Sullivan has been to THS to do research.
“” As a kid in Bridgeport, Maureen Sullivan could meet up with her friends and stroll over for a movie at the Ramova Theater without asking anybody’s parents for a ride. She says school kids are awed when she describes that to them now. The Ramova was where she saw Carrie, and waited in a line that snaked down the block for the opening of Jaws. . . . . .”
Full story here: