19 05, 2020

Park and Garden Entertainment Era of Reading, PA

2020-05-19T15:57:08-04:00May 19th, 2020|Entertainment-Recreation, Nature & Outdoors|0 Comments

As early as 1850, most of the outdoor entertainments were in parks shaded by huge trees with a thick covering of tan bark on the ground. Variety acts with pioneer gymnasts and acrobats, orchestra and band concerts, and choral organizations entertained enthusiastic gatherings [...]

18 05, 2020

Vintage Videos of Reading, PA and Berks County

2020-05-21T12:32:03-04:00May 18th, 2020|Bridges-Viaducts, Landmarks, Planes-Trains-Automobiles, Towns-Wards|0 Comments

Sinking Spring Drive-In The Sinking Spring Drive-In, which opened in 1955, was the third in Berks to be built in the post-World War II heyday of America's love affair with the car. When it was built by Fabian and Jay Emanuel Theaters, its [...]

18 05, 2020

Pendora Park – The Great White City

2020-05-18T19:16:23-04:00May 18th, 2020|Entertainment-Recreation|0 Comments

On July 25th, 1907, Pendora Park, a commercial amusement park in East Reading formally opened to the public. People gathered from all sections of the city. The crowd was estimated at between 18,000 and 20,000. Every trolley car headed for East Reading was [...]

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