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107 posts
Oct 16, 2014
4:41 PM
I find it hard to believe that their ever could've been a 5 & dime store in Oakwood LoL... j/k.. But it would be interesting to find out more about that though.
luv my dayton
720 posts
Oct 16, 2014
8:25 PM
Back in late 40s oakwood was pretty average and became upscale in late 50s. Even had little service station and barber shop in an old residence where Liberty bank is now. Olds 88 was a resident there for many years and can offer assistance. May have covered this before many threads back.
280 posts
Oct 17, 2014
3:46 PM
LMD- You have a good memory.The store was either a Mcrorys or Kressge.Spent many hours in there.It took up about three of the existing store fronts.Benhams catering and eat in area was on one end and bakery and jewelry store on the other.Dont forget this area was the main shopping area for all south Dayton.Three major grocery stores,many gas stations and several banks.T&C came later and DLM IN 1957 I think.
luv my dayton
722 posts
Oct 23, 2014
8:15 AM
Forgot that my mother did work there and now remember she really liked the owners. Place was owned and operated by the Mayers. That was back when you could get sport shirts for1.99. Another plus in the good old days.
28 posts
Oct 29, 2014
8:09 AM
We moved to Ackerman Blvd in 1951. We'd go shopping at Lad N Dad's for back to school. I went to Oakview Elementary at the time. Also, What was the name of the movie theatre. I remember you could go on Saturday afternoon and get in to a double feature, buy popcorn, coke, and milk duds for under a dollar. There was also a Party Store in that area my Mom & Dad use to go too.
luv my dayton
725 posts
Oct 30, 2014
9:32 AM
Believe the party store was called Arrow wine store which is still there but has been enlarged. Far Hills movie theatre was where all us kids went but as time rolled on it had several different names when new owners took over.

Last Edited by luv my dayton on Oct 30, 2014 9:34 AM
10 posts
Oct 30, 2014
12:59 PM
The only name I recall for the movie theater is Cinema South, and that was mid to late 60s.
31 posts
Nov 01, 2014
4:08 PM
I don't know why, but I keep thinking back in the 50's the time I was talking about, it was simply called Far Hills Theatre.
95 posts
Nov 04, 2014
8:33 AM
One of my children was born Jan, 1973. A few months later, when my wife was feeling up to "getting out", and the weather was reasonably nice, she and I walked up to Far Hills Theater (from our home on Cushing Ave.), to see the movie "Deliverance", with Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, and Ned Beatty. It was not quite the flick to see when you just want "pleasant" entertainment. To this day, we talk about our LAST TRIP to the Far Hills Theater as being one we'd like to forget.

Last Edited by JJCofMAINE on Nov 04, 2014 8:35 AM
39 posts
Nov 05, 2014
4:42 AM
I agree JJ. I much preferred Burt Reynolds as the lovable irresponsible Red Neck. LOL In the early 50's, when I was going to the Far Hills Theatre, the biggest majority of the movies seemed to be black & White Westerns.
183 posts
Nov 05, 2014
9:05 AM
I remember seeing the movie "The Pink Panther" at the Far Hills Theater in summer of '64.
Paula fishman
30 posts
Nov 10, 2014
7:45 AM
I lived on Avon Way in Kettering which is behind the old Culp's Cafeteria. I faintly remember when the movie Billy Jack came out the actor who played the lead roll came to the Far Hill Theater when the movie opened. This was in the time period of 1966 to 1971 I think.
luv my dayton
796 posts
Jan 08, 2015
3:27 PM
i thought there was a mahargs down that way. also noticed when going through the photos section that Brietenstraters also had a mahargs. can remember grandmother getting like 3d shaped holiday ice cream that she special ordered and was packed in dry ice.
87 posts
Jan 14, 2015
3:53 AM
My family did the same thing. We'd get together on Christmas Eve as a family and my aunts would order the vanilla Ice Cream Squares individually wrapped with a green and red Santa, reindeer, or Christmas Tree on the top. They also had the best Peppermint Ice Cream during Christmas.

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