last picture show

vinegar hill theater exterior
Sunday 2100 hrs. Moviegoers approach Vinegar Hill Theater, one last time. A very different experience than the multi-screen, acres of asphalt Movieplex.

vinegar hill theater blackboard
Not the place you go to see Wolverine. Human scale. Vinegar Hill Theater manager James Ford thanked long time supporters in advance of Frances Ha, the final movie.

audience watches final credits roll
Credits roll. The lights go out on independent cinema in CHO.

Author: WmX

I stumbled off the track to success in 1968, started chasing shadows that summer. Since then, In addition to farm-laborer and newspaper photographer my occupational incarnations include dishwasher, janitor, retail photo clerk, plumber, HVAC repairman, auto mechanic, CAT scan technologist, computer worker and politico (whatever it takes to buy a camera.) I am on the road to understanding black and white photography.

3 thoughts on “last picture show”

  1. Love the way you captured this bit of Cville history, Bill.

  2. Oh no, so sad. Quit my 3:30-midnight job at the Post Office in 1985 (ish?) because a Truffaut film was playing at the Vinegar Hill Theater and I was sick and tired of never being able to go to any good movies. Remember seeing Allegro non Troppo at Vinegar Hill. Oh no.

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