Bolts of colourful cotton line the partitions of a constructing the place black and white films had been as soon as proven greater than eight a long time in the past.
The Kentucky Theatre opened in 1939 at 15 West Southern Avenue in Covington’s Latonia neighborhood. The 800-seat film home introduced such flicks to its single display because the 1938 comedy crime caper, “There’s That Girl Once more,” starring two-time Academy Award winner Melvyn Douglas and Virginia Bruce, a number one woman of Thirties and Nineteen Forties Hollywood.
In 2021, Kelly Richardson Properly repurposed a part of the previous theatre for Across the Nook Materials, a store geared to quilters, sewists and textile artists and now a part of creator Kathy Witt’s guide, Cincinnati Scavenger: The Final Seek for Cincinnati’s Hidden Treasures. That includes seven walkable neighborhoods in Northern Kentucky, together with Latonia, the guide is a enjoyable, difficult, and memory-making technique to discover the town on foot as you uncover its thriller and historical past among the many various neighborhoods of the Queen Metropolis.
Be a part of Witt and Properly on location at Across the Nook Materials as they focus on the guide’s scavenger hunt and a few of its Northern Kentucky neighborhoods, together with this historic theater in the course of the subsequent digital NKY Historical past Hour at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 25. Register and participate online for the free virtual presentation by Behringer-Crawford Museum.
Data on how to hook up with the Zoom session can be despatched after registration. The occasion may also be streamed reside on BCM’s Facebook page.
Kathryn Witt is the creator of six books, together with the newly revealed Cincinnati Scavenger: The Final Seek for Cincinnati’s Hidden Treasures, Secret Cincinnati: A Information to the Bizarre, Great and Obscure and The Secret of the Belles. She is presently engaged on two books, Good Day Kentucky (Reedy Press, Fall 2023) and a true-crimes guide for the College of Kentucky Press (2024).
Witt is a member of Society of American Journey Writers, Authors Guild and the Society of Kids’s Guide Writers and Illustrators. An award-winning journey and way of life author, Kathy writes a month-to-month syndicated journey column for Tribune Information Service and contributes commonly to Kentucky Residing, Georgia, Southern Residing, Lengthy Weekends and Journey Items magazines, and the webzine Actual Meals Traveler.
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