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This article first appeared in issue 16, and was written by Jill Halcomb Smith.

Thank you very much for the write up in the Columbia! magazine. I also enjoyed reading the articles in it, especially "The Day the Bridge Fell."

You mentioned the Columbian Theatre. Every time I hear the Beatles' song "Help!" my mind goes back to Columbia.

My mom, Lucille, took me and my brother, Robin there to see the movie. I'm not sure, but I think I saw the original "One Hundred and One Dalmatians" and "Mary Poppins" there.

By the way, I lived in Columbia from 1961-1969.

Thanks again.

-Jill Halcomb Smith

Aurora, CO

We appreciate this note, especially the information that you lived in Columbia for a longer period that the article stated.

The Columbian Theatre continues to play a major role in the life of Columbians, in a grander way than ever before.

Saved from the wrecking ball by mere hours in 1992 by Dr. Ben Arnold, the Columbian was renovated to its original 1948 elegance and more. Now there is a VIP Room for private viewing and Dolby Surround Sound. The screen is still the largest between Nashville and Louisville. There is a Mexican restaurant with sit-down and fountainside dining where Marshall's Shoe Store once was.

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