Thursday, December 20, 2007
A Theatre from the Good Old Days
Charles Welch got some of us started recently in an exchange of memories about theatres in downtown St. Petersburg. Larry Britner sends along this picture of La Plaza. (This picture was captured loooooong before you and I were born because those people you see are standing out in the street. Anybody who tried that during our youth might have gotten hit by a car and taken to Mound Park Hospital.)
During the time I was growing up in St. Pete, La Plaza was probably the theatre with the prettiest approach or entrance. Just around the corner from it, on 5th St. S, between Central and 1st Ave. S. was the Florida Theatre, where some of our classmates battled the mobs who came to see Elvis Presley--and they lived to tell about it!