Movie Premiere Street Parade – Astor Theatre – 1948

Astor Theatre

Street parade for the opening of “Hollow Triumph” at the Astor theatre in Reading, Pennsylvania, where Lester Stallman is the manager of the theatre.

Were movie premiere parades common back in the mid century?

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One Reply to “Movie Premiere Street Parade – Astor Theatre – 1948”

  1. Red Skelton visited Reading in April, 1978, in support of the Astor theatre’s preservation. I ran into him in front of Whitner’s while walking in Penn Square one cold morning.

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