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ripvanwnkl commented about Clark Theatre on Jan 31, 2009 at 11:27 pm

Some of my fondest childhood memories included Saturday matinees at the Clark theater in Shelbina. I lived there from 1948 to 1952 (age 4 to 8). My grandfather was Rev. J. L. Shoemaker, minister of the Shelbina Christian Church.
I still have a photo of me at the Clark with Smiley Burnett, Gene Autry’s sidekick. During those days, it was common for “B” western movie stars to make personal appearances at small town theaters to the great delight of their young fans.

Dave Van Winkle
Springboro, Ohio