Memories of the C.P. Cinema –Carleton Place Theatre



Today I saw that the former Zion Church had been sold. It brought back memories of when I used to go to the theatre and the flea market at the old church. I talked to Jayne Henry who works at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Museum, and we reminisced about the days Bill and Terry owned the theatre. What we all remember most was their German Shepherd dog Misha who everyone had to lovingly step over to get into the movies. Do I ever wish I could have shared some of that dog’s calmness.:)


Remember Toonie Tuesdays? Universal Studios put a stop to that. Jayne talked about the days she worked there and how Terry would come in and announce the movies beforehand to the audience. If there was popcorn left over at the end of the night everyone shared it. They sang Happy Birthday to those celebrating in the…

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Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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