Seeds of Love–Almonte Cinema – Then and Now

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Former O’Brien Theatre, now the home of the HUB, Almonte, Ont.

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The building was also used by Royal Bank before they moved to new Shopping Centre on edge of town. The old theatre has been renovated with offices on second floor and the HUB at the front on first floor.

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Photo-Millstone News

 

Millstone News-At the right is a story about the arrest of the manager of the O’Brien Theatre in town, after he claimed to have been attacked and robbed after leaving the theatre with the night’s receipts. The police weren’t buying that story, apparently.

 

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Interior of O’Brien Theatre- Almonte- Almonte.com

 

Before it was the small theatre that brought them to Almonte- now it’s Hallmark and Lifetime Channel

“Seeds of Love” is a Canadian film being made for the Hallmark Channel.  Although this is a low-budget production, it generates income for many local service industries.  Aside from our lead actresses Ashley Williams and Marilu Henner, all of the actors, producers, and crew members are Canadian.”

Read more at The Millstone

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Photos- Linda Seccaspina

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Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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