This marching band is posing in front of the Rialto theater. The license plate bits I can see place this in the 1920s. Felix the Cat is featured on the marquee, as well as the film "Alarm".
Their were 183 Felix the Cat films released theatrically. IMDB tells us the short film "Felix on the Trail" was released in late 1922.
Felix gets mixed up with some moonshiners in Kentucky, and winds up mixing the illegal booze in a huge underground keg. The moonshiners attempt to shoot Felix, but they fail and instead sic their guard bear on him. Felix, however, turns the tables on the bear and its masters.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Love this picture of a by gone day when producing your own music was the norm. Did they all learn to play instruments in school or was it a family thing? A time when life was slower.
nels on 1st August 2016 @ 10:25am
When the Davis family moved to Hood River Valley in 1948, there were 2 theaters on Oak Street, the Rialto and an older one that showed Western movies on Sat. for 10 cents a ticket, I think. Can anyone email me the name of the second theater?
Barbara Davis, West, Pheil, De on 1st March 2017 @ 8:05am
That's a great question Barbara. The Sanborn map from 1942 has it at 308 Oak Street. I think it was the Cascadian in that era. I think it was called the Liberty in an earlier era.
Arthur on 1st March 2017 @ 2:30pm