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Click on headline for story with two photos, one of Cozy, the other of the Alhambra - which may not be the photo(s) to which Teri Close Tidwell refers.

Teri Close Tidwell writes:

I want to make a clarification to Larry's information in the caption below the picture. My father, Robert Close, ran both the Cozy and the Alhambra theaters until they were sold by the Sanders estate at auction in Feb. 1964. My mother, Ina Elizabeth Sanders Close, was one of four daughters of Paul Sanders, who with his father bought the Alhambra in 1922. My grandmother, Cornelia Jones Sanders, built the Cozy in the early '40s. Just wanted to clarify.Thank you, --Teri Close Tidwell

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Favorite old photo: Cozy Theatre, ca 1977 Campbellsville, KY

2012-07-13 - E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY - Photo by Larry Smith, The Big Dawg, Campbellsville, KY.
Larry Smith
Operations Manager, the Big Dawg, 99.9 FM, Campbellsville, KY, just added this old color photo to his collection. "It's the Cozy Theatre on Main Street, and movie playing was Star Wars. It was located where the Cozy Quilters is now. The building right of it in the photo, the Montgomery Ward Store, is now James Glass Works, and the scaffolding is in front of property which had just been bought by the First United Methodist Church of Campbellsville."

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Alhambra Theater, E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY

2014-11-11 - E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY - Photo from the collection of Larry Smith.
For a time, Campbellsville's Main Street was a mini-Louisville Fourth Street. Great department stores, small shops, the post office, Taylor County's best restaurants, churches, and more - including our own theatre district. The Alhambra Theater served the community for some 35 years before closing in the mid-fifties. Within a few yards, the community also had the Cozy Theater which closed later. I'd love to learn more about it. Got my start in show biz as a projectionist at the Skyline Drive-in in Summersville. - Larry Smith, Operations Manager, Shoreline Communications Paired Photo. See Also: Larry Smith: Very early picture of he Alhambra

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