And to celebrate, The Crest is playing the same film Tuesday night that was screened during its original opening night…a Mario Lanza film called “That Midnight Kiss”.
Sid Garcia-Heberger is the Crest’s manager. She says they’ll also be showing some fascinating newsreel footage of that opening night.
“You can see the marquee, the crowds on K Street, The Fox Theatre’s marquee blinking in the background. It’s really…I get goose bumps every time I talk about it.”
Garcia-Heberger says the Crest is one of the country’s last authentic movie houses…still standing.
“We are very fortunate as a community to still have one of our movie palaces and to have one of the movie palaces be in such terrific shape and to be viable in the community still.”
As part of its 60th anniversary celebration, the Crest unveiled its newly restored marquee a few weeks ago. The vibrantly colored sign was renovated with its original colors of royal blue, red, white, yellow and silver.