Friday, April 25, 2014

Some Changes in Woodstock Square-- Part 1

On April 8th, I went to Woodstock, Illinois, one of my favorite towns, and saw some changes going on in and around the historic 1840s Woodstock Square. //// I was there for a meeting of the McHenry County Civil War Round Table and decided to go to town a little earlier and catch a movie and dinner beforehand. ///// There is two hour parking until 5 PM on the square, so went to one of several untimed lots adjacent to the square and parked. I immedialely noticed that the theatre was different from the back. It had expanded tremendously and now has eight theaters. //// This movie theatre was in the movie "Groundhog Day," most noticeably when Bill Murray took his date to see the Clint Eastwood movie and was dressed in Clint's best spaghetti western outfit. //// The theatre now has several additional buildings, all made to blend in with the square's side street. Sadly, however, they did away with the old ticket window out front. The lighted marque still remains, though, but I don't think it will be the main entry anymore (there is still construction underway). //// More to Come. --RoadDoh

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