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Letter: Article about theaters brings back memories

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From: Tommy J. Greenlee Sr.


It sure brought back memories reading the article on the Opinion Page about the Mode and Rio theaters. I’m not sure of the year, but I remember going to see Davis Day in “Tea for Two” at the Mode in either the late 1940s or early 1950s.

At the time, if you liked musicals you went to the Mode, if you liked Westerns you went to the Rio, and for all others it was the Crump Theatre. The Crump had a midnight show on Saturdays. They were mostly scary movies.

I want to thank Harry for all he has done to help preserve our history here in Columbus. He is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to Columbus history (as well as former Mayor Bob Stewart).

While I’m at it, keep guns off school property. That way no one will go there and shoot anyone. Of course, no one will be able to help if someone does decide to go on a shooting spree. Just whose side are these people on who vote for these laws? Is the shooter going to follow the law? Wake up, people.

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