There were movies made here. Big movies with Stars and all that. They came to town, a caravan of people, props, cameras and crews. Taking over the limelight and commerce. Locals worship at the altar of near fame and stardom. Some played extras or carried cameras.

Gala openings were held. Programs handed out. People dressed and showed their best. Sometimes catching a glimpse of themselves on silver film. 

All gone now, only stage sets and empty storefronts remain. The movie theater now closed. The box office empty. 

Still they wait in the alley, ghosts of those opening nights huddled near theater and backstage doors. Hoping someday the Stars and fame will return…

David Young