Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Yesterday, I took a spur-of-the-moment road trip to Maysville, Kentucky with my parents.
I was pretty jazzed to check out the Russell Theatre, an ornate cinema that opened in 1930 and became famous when hometown gal Rosemary Clooney insisted her first movie hold it's world premier there in 1953.
The theater closed in 1983 (the year I was born!), alternately housing a "restaurant, used furniture store, used clothing store, and finally, a newspaper filler operation," according to the theater's history page.
After a while, the building was left to the elements. The seats were sold off and storms ripped a hole in the roof that allowed water to pour in.
The sad facade caught the attention of locals in 1995, and the Russell Theatre Corporation was formed to restore the building to its former glory as a fully-functioning theater.
Rosemary Clooney even founded a namesake music festival in 1999, with all proceeds donated toward the restoration of the Russell Theater. (I made a quick search of the googles and it doesn't look like the festival continues but I did sign up for the Maysville city newsletter... so, fingers crossed!)
During special events, you can even tour the Russell. Add that to the list of adventures!
'70s bell-sleeve peasant dress - Oh my gosh, you guys. I can't remember. A yard sale, maybe?
white tights - I don't know that, either.
tie-dyed soccer socks - Play It Again Sports
orange cowboy boots - Mason Western via thrift
blue print boot scarf - thrift
Posted by Becky Haltermon Robinson at 1:54 PM