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Zootsuitmama was my shopname, but I closed it a while back. Now I have entered a magic timemachine and live in a time warp of vintage and retro ... Join me.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sunday feature: Cool Independence Missouri Retro!

Today I woke up and thought it was Monday! Thank God I was wrong. So -Now I can slow down (yeah, right!) a little, and piddle around. But first, I must unveil the next locations of businesses in my hometown that are still sporting vintage signage or even better, still operating!! This particular movie theater is on the "square", or downtown business district of Independence. It was a theater, then a dollar movie, and became kinda run down and stinky. Your feet would stick as you walked down the aisle stinky! I remember on the 4th of July in the '70's seeing "Funny Lady" with Barbara Streisand. (Am I dating myself? Well no one else will!) Art Deco Heaven, that movie!  Enjoy! A local family bought the place and restored it, inside and out. The marquee on the front and back door are awesome, especially at night.  Zootsuitmama


Midcenturymadam said...

I remember seeing Funny Girl on prom night...no date. I had more fun seeing the movie than going to a stinking prom!? What a great theater. I love it when someone brings an old theater (or anything) back to life. I hope everyone is supporting them by going to the movies. I see by your comment on my blog you have a Boler. I'm going to have to search your archives. We have a Scamp and love it to pieces.

Mick said...

Love it love it love it! And its funny becuase last night at practice we broke off from Jesus Christ Superstar and did a 10 min version of "Funny Girl" and Called it 'Funnier Girl' just for laughs!


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