45 Years Ago - Site Of New Catholic Church In Clarks Green Revealed In Deed Filings

May 2, 2019

May 2, 1974

Deeds filed for new church, theaters’ sale

In deeds filed in Lackawanna County, the site of a new Catholic church was revealed along with the new owners of several movie theaters.

The location of the new St. Gregory’s Roman Catholic Church would be at 330 N. Abington Road in Clarks Green. Bishop J. Carroll McCormick, acting as trustee for the new church, purchased the property from a widow for $65,000. The home on the property was to be torn down to make way for the church.

Solar Sportsystems Inc. of Buffalo, New York, paid a total of $550,000 for five movie theaters in the county that were owned by Meco Realty, Binghamton Theater and Cinecom Theaters. The theaters were the Comerford on Wyoming Avenue in Scranton, the Irving Theater in Carbondale, the Roosevelt Theater in Green Ridge, the West Side Theater in West Scranton and Cinema North in Clarks Summit. The businesses that owned the theaters were all part of bankruptcy proceedings in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York.

Out and About

At the theaters: “The Exorcist” at the Center Theater, “McQ” at the Strand, “The Great Gatsby,” “The Sting” and “The Three Musketeers” at the Viewmont Mall Cinema, “Serpico” at the West Side and “Man in the Wilderness” and “Jeremiah Johnson” at the Circle Drive-In.

At the clubs: Shenandoah at Tomaino’s in Archbald, Ralph at New World Lounge in Archbald, the Radio at the El Dorado in Scranton, and Take Four at the Howard Johnson in Pittston.

Sale at Sugerman’s

Ladies’ nightgowns for $2.49, men’s dress shirts for $6.88, children’s numbered T-shirts for $1, 100 yards of dental floss for 49 cents, a pair of 63-inch draperies for $8.99, portable hand mixer for $6.88 and Lady Sunbeam electric shaver for $11.88.

BRIAN FULTON, library manager, oversees The Times-Tribune’s expansive digital and paper archives and is an authority on local history. Contact Brian at bfulton@timesshamrock.com or 570-348-9140.