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Big Chuck

December 17, 2012

Nothing like an old-fashioned movie theater


But for me, thoughts of a movie theater always take me back to any of a number of snowy February nights in the 1960s when I would barge through the front doors of the Sidney Theater around 9:15 p.m. on a Tuesday night. I’d shake the snow off my shoulders and give Mr. Richards a look. He’d wink back at me and say, “Private showing tonight, Chuck. No charge.”

Like I said, I loved it.

I’ll catch you in two. ...

“Big Chuck” D’IMPERIO can be heard on weekdays beginning at 6 a.m. on WDOS-AM 730 in Oneonta, and also on Thursday nights from 7-9 p.m. on WSRK-FM 103.9 for his “Oldies Jukebox Show.” You can find “Big Chuck” on Facebook under Upstate New York Books. He invites you to contact him at His columns can be found at

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