Saturday, January 17, 2015


Hello, I am so happy that you stopped by today. Please, pull up a chair, make yourself comfortable and sit a spell. I have a little story to share. I love telling stories; I suppose that it why I starting blogging several years ago. 

I use this page link on my Twitter profile and popped over here this morning to make this blog my "about me page" and to make it professional. What? No, way! No matter how I tried, I couldn't write it in a nice business way. (Yes, I have read several how-to books. Please do not suggest one.)

I found myself making jokes, after all I am always looking for the humor in everyday situations. That is a direct quote from Jeanne Robertson. I write a little fan page in her honor.. Come visit Jeanne Fun. News: There is a new Twitter id for Jeanne Fun. Please follow, Jeanne_Fun 

I am on Facebook, you can find me there often. I truly like to have conversations with others. I love sharing what others are doing. I only share positive things, no kitties or puppies or selfies. My Facebook page is here. 

I am Miss_Dazey on Twitter. I have met the nicest people on Twitter. I learn and read about fantastic events and businesses by following people on Twitter. I lurk on several Twitter chats every week. I connect with really "cool" folks of all ages. 

 PS: I do not follow businesses who only post ads (if I want to read classified ads, I will buy a newspaper.) I block negative and bad language tweets.  

My special guy is Mr. Bruce. He has started a new site called Campbell 66 Express Story.   Also, we have a Facebook page, check it out here. 

OK, that's it...wait.. I forgot to make my announcement. Not a news flash, a bit of explanation. This blog and MissDazey Notes is on hold for awhile. I am looking for MY PASSION. If you have any idea what the heck it is, please let me know. In the mean time... "look for the humor"

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Movie Theaters From the Past

The full title of this story is

Movie Theaters From the Past Live On Today

Less than two years ago

My good friend Deb Brown moved to Webster City, IA March 3, 2013 to begin her new position as the Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce. The local theater was closing and soon was put up for sale. In May, 2013 a group of people came together to discuss the possibilities of saving the theater. This was the beginnings of H.E.R.O., a non-profit organization to save the theater and turn it into a community theater and event place.

Note: Deb Brown is our Iowa online kid. Mr. Bruce and I are very proud of her. 

The picture on the right is the marquee now. I followed the adventure online; I wear my H.E.R.O. t-shirt proudly. This community came together and recently the marquee was shining bright on the outside of the building while the renovated interior was ready for this first new audience. The new theater manager Keri Holmes Rojas was there greeting people. Check their website to see what movies are showing. 

Learn more in these links:

Paramount Theater
Burlington, NC
Mr. Bruce and I recently attended the taping of Jeanne Robertson's  8th DVD. (FABulously Funny) This event was held in the Paramount Theater in Burlington, NC. It is another community own and ran theater that has been saved. A little history and information about the Paramount is here. It is a lovely theater, perfect for many different performances and/or events. Of course, they show movies, the screen goes up and out of sight when not in use. The volunteer staff are so helpful and Southern nice!

One thing I really admire is their commitment to the community. One little example is how they don't charge rental fees if the event organizers do something to support the community. In Jeanne's case, the guests brought can goods for the local food bank instead of paying for tickets. (Jeanne's office did pay for utilities, security, etc.) 

The good news is that all across American in cities large and small these old theaters are being saved. In Springfield, MO where I live there are three. The latest one to be renewed is The Fox. It is now part of the History Museum on the Square. 

I am thinking there is a website that list these renovated old theater, but can't find the one I'm thinking about now. Anyone know of a good theater information site?

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