NOTE TO READERS: I AM ALWAYS INTERESTED IN OLD SNAPSHOTS OR OTHER MATERIALS WHICH SHOW ASPECTS OF SOUTH SHORE LIFE, ESPECIALLY AROUND THE 1950s AND 1960s. THERE ARE SEVERAL PLACES FOR WHICH I HAVE YET TO DISCOVER ANYTHING, AS, FOR EXAMPLE, THE OLD SHORE THEATER. IF YOU HAVE ANY WORTHWHILE OLD PHOTOS, I WOULD APPRECIATE RECEIVING A SCAN FROM YOU FOR POSTING ON THE SITE.
NOTE: Apart from other adjustments I’ve made to these images, I’ve darkened them a bit.
The New Regal, intended for live performance legitimate theater, appears much better lighted than the old Avalon was, which I remember always as more mysterious than current photos show.
Arabian Nights was its original architectural concept, and it certainly reflected that in every aspect.
There are a number of other pictures – both vintage and modern – on my site of the Avalon. To see them use the search box at the bottom right of the page.