Letter: Crump talk stirs fond memories

From: Colene Rich


My fondest memories of The Crump Theatre were when Elvis’ first movie, “Love Me Tender,” was shown at 11 p.m. in the winter of 1956. There was a big snow that night, but my friend Mabel and I went anyway. We finally found a parking place halfway down Washington Street.

People were lined up for blocks waiting for the ticket window to open. When we finally got our tickets, it was all push and shove. We hardly knew when we were inside. All of us young people screamed and cried through the whole movie, and when Elvis got killed, some even passed out.

That was a very memorable night at the old Crump. I sure would hate to see it go, but I am now pushing 80 years old. I know that time changes everything.