The Cool SENATE Theatre & THIS ISLAND EARTH (1955)
ELECTRIC EYE IN THE SKY
A page from the "Performing Arts Annual 1986" This from my article "Memoirs of a Movie Childhood in Harrisburg's Film Palaces" written for this series of Library of Congress books.
During the 1950s the Senate screened the films of Universal-International which included the new '50s genre, Science Fiction. From left to right in still: Rex Reason, Faith Domergue, and Jeff Morrow.
If you enlarge this photo you can read in the caption about the impression these films made on me and young movie-goers of the era. (However, the Senate was razed shortly after this article was published).
The small photo is a snapshot I took of the Senate's electric eye automatic door which seemed VERY Sci Fi to kids of the period.
Unfortunately, by the time I took these Senate photos the NEON was missing from marquee sign (top).
PERFORMING ARTS ANNUAL 1986, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Iris Newsom, Editor. Article Text & Captions: COPYRIGHT Ross B. Care