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[EVENT] Retro Roadbook Signing at 60s Night Waltz Golf Farm!

[EVENT] Retro Roadbook Signing at 60s Night Waltz Golf Farm!

On Friday Aug 11 Waltz Golf in Limerick, Pennsylvania is going back in time – and Mod Betty is joining them! The Waltz family opened their miniature golf course in 1964, on what once was their farm, hence the name “Waltz Golf Farm” – and has become a destination for families and friends to have […]

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The Latest Retro Roadmap Video – Milton Theatre Delaware’s Revival House!

The Latest Retro Roadmap Video – Milton Theatre Delaware’s Revival House!

It’s the latest Retro Roadmap video! The Milton Theatre in Milton Delaware. Mod Betty is thrilled that this 100 year old small town theatre has come back to life! A home for the creative in this community, it has something for everyone. Please watch, like, enjoy and SHARE – thanks Retro Roadmappers, and Happy Holidays! […]

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Good News on Route 1 Saugus – Big Orange Dinousaur Mini Golf Open for 1 Last Season!

Good News on Route 1 Saugus – Big Orange Dinousaur Mini Golf Open for 1 Last Season!

You guys! Good news from the folks back home! The Saugus MA Route 1 Miniature Golf course with the iconic Orange Dinosaur is open for one more season! As posted on the Route 1 Miniature Golf Facebook Page: In September 2015, Route One Miniature Golf and Batting Cages announced that it would be closing its […]

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Walkin’ Nashville – Guided Tours Retro Roadmap Style!

Walkin’ Nashville – Guided Tours Retro Roadmap Style!

Mod Betty can’t be everywhere to show folks the cool vintage places, but if you’re in Nashville Walkin’ Nashville is the kind of  guided tour that is right up our Retro Roadmap alley! (Or should I say Printer’s Alley, since that’s included in the tour?!) The Music City Legends Tour offered by our pal and expert […]

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Good News! Seaside Heights Carousel Not Going Anywhere!

Good News! Seaside Heights Carousel Not Going Anywhere!

Thanks to a tip from a Retro Roadmap FB page reader, I was reminded to share the good news: The historic carousel in Seaside Heights NJ will not go up for auction, but instead remain in tact and in Seaside Heights! According to a report posted just moments ago at CBS New York, the borough will […]

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I LOVE This Vintage Christmas Catalog Archive Site  – WishbookWeb.com

I LOVE This Vintage Christmas Catalog Archive Site – WishbookWeb.com

While Mod Betty is busy going through the thousands of photos she’s taken these past few weeks on the road, I wanted to make sure you kids had something nice and vintage to keep yourselves occupied with – like the vintage Christmas catalogs from WishbookWeb.com! This site is a labor of love, with catalogs from […]

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Syracuse NY Has a Historic Carousel – in a Mall!

Syracuse NY Has a Historic Carousel – in a Mall!

Mod Betty avoids malls like the plague – but there’s one thing to get me going to one – the promise of a lovingly maintained vintage carousel within those walls. If this is what it takes to get you into one of these modern monolyths, there’s a 100+ year old merry go round to tempt […]

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Find a Drive In Movie Theater Near You – And Go! Shout Out to Drive-Ins.com

Find a Drive In Movie Theater Near You – And Go! Shout Out to Drive-Ins.com

If you’ve used Google today you probably have seen their Google Doodle video homage to the Drive In movie theatre, which was “invented” 79 years ago today, in New Jersey. If you haven’t…”Let Me Google That For You” 🙂 Now that you’re inspired to go to the drive-in this weekend, you’re probably wondering where the […]

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Your Vintage Mold-A-Rama Resource – This is How We Do It

Your Vintage Mold-A-Rama Resource – This is How We Do It

Mold-a-Rama – just the sound of that name evokes vintage kitschy wonderfulness-a-rama! So when I saw the  vintage Mold-a-rama machine at Gatorland in Orlando I was in vintage inspired souvenir heaven- and I’m sharing the excitement and fun with you too! Now, just so we all know what I’m talking about, a Mold-a-rama machine is […]

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Garden Theatre in Downtown Winter Garden FL

Garden Theatre in Downtown Winter Garden FL

If you’re ever in the area, this is a cute lil downtown area – nice for a stroll!

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Latrobe PA Drive In Movie Theatre to be Demolished so Visit Your Local Drive-in This Summer!

Latrobe PA Drive In Movie Theatre to be Demolished so Visit Your Local Drive-in This Summer!

Just got the sad news from Brian Butko’s Lincoln Highway News blog that the Hi Way Drive In Theatre in Latrobe PA is going to be demolished and replaced by a CVS. So sad!

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Nantasket Beach’s Paragon Carousel Opens For the Season This Weekend! Hull, MA

While it’s probably snowing today up in Mass there’s good news too – the Paragon Carousel at Nantasket Beach opens for the weekend season tomorrow – Saturday April 2. The carousel (Philadelphia Toboggan Company #85 for those keeping score) was originally part of Paragon Park Amusement Park that made Hull a recreation destination until it’s […]

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Vintage Christmas Ornament Wreath – A Retro Holiday Treat from GeorgiaPeachez!

How exciting to come home from a long day at work and find a HUGE box from Fedex waiting for me! I carefully opened the box full of peanuts to find a wonderful wreath, hand crafted out of vintage Christmas ornaments and decorations from Suzy at GeorgiaPeachez! This is just PERFECT for the Hacienda: Here’s […]

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Paragon Park, Nantasket Beach MA – A Cautionary Retro Roadtrip Down Memory Lane

Paragon Park, Nantasket Beach MA – A Cautionary Retro Roadtrip Down Memory Lane

Not sure what the weather is like where you are, but we’ve got snow-a-fallin here outside of Retro Roadmap HQ, so instead of going out on the roads, I’m looking backward down memory lane via my own photo collection.I figured I’d go back as far as I could in my own collection and start with […]

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RetroRoadmap’s List of Philadelphia Area Vintage Holiday Fun!

Here’s our list of our fave vintage, old fashioned and traditional places in the Philadelphia area during the holiday season. Click on the links to read more about these timeless treats, see additional photos, and learn how to get to these wondrous places courtesy of the RetroRoadmap archive! The Wanamaker Organ Christmas Light Show at […]

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Miracle on 34th Street on the Big Screen at the Roxy in Northampton PA 11/30

Who can resist a timeless Christmas classic movie on the big screen, to get in that holiday mood? This Tuesday 11/30 The Roxy Theatre in Northampton PA is showing the 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street, starring a wee Natalie Wood and my fave Maureen O’Hara. And it’s FREE with the donation of a […]

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Shop Vintage, Local and Support What You Care About

It’s that time of year again, and RetroRoadmap will be your source for all sorts of cool vintage and retro places to go and gifts to buy for the holiday season! I’ve got a few new old places I’ll be sharing with you readers, but in the meantime don’t forget to search the archives for […]

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New York Times – Once Movie Palaces, Now Chain Stores Slide Show

This is what happens if we don’t go to our local downtown movie theatres- they become Walgreens and worse! Once Palaces, Now Chain Stores – via The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/11/14/nyregion/14marquee-ss.html

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Theatre Historical Society Marquee Magazine Offer for Retro Roadmap Readers

Can I just tell you how NICE it is to be in my own house, puttering around in the early morning sunshine, drinking a cup of tea and listening to records on the hi-fi? As luck would have it I also just received a couple of complimentary issues of Marquee, the journal of the Theatre […]

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Roxy Movie Theatre Northampton PA – Best Unexpected Roadside Find – Part 1

Roxy Movie Theatre Northampton PA – Best Unexpected Roadside Find – Part 1

I seriously had to pull over and catch my breath (and snap a photo) when I drove by the Roxy Theatre on Main Street in Northampton, PA – just north of Allentown. Even now my blood sugar levels are peaking just gazing at the photo of this fabulous vintage movie marquee and neon sign! It […]

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Can’t Wait to Tell You About This Classic Movie Theatre I Just Discovered!!

Sent from the Retro Roadphone

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Greenport NY- Long Island’s Vintage / Retro Goldmine Part 1

Greenport NY- Long Island’s Vintage / Retro Goldmine Part 1

Greenport NY is so chock-a-block full of cool vintage and retro finds that I’ve been wrestling for over 2 months now with how to tell you all about it. You know what they say about a picture being worth a thousand words? Well here are my photos that will illustrate what an absolute FIND Greenport […]

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Oh No! Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum Destoyed By Fire sez Lincoln Highway News

Good News! Mr. Ed’s Elephant Museum has reopened! (Feb 2011)   Original Post: From Brian Butko at the Lincoln Highway News, I’m just alerted to the sad report that Mr .E’ds Elephant Museum in central PA has been destroyed by fire, but he vows to rebuild! Read the details of the Mr. Ed’s Fire here […]

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Goony Golf Lake George NY – Open!!!!!

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Drive in movies!!! we’re on vacation!!!

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OMG Roadside America Shartlesville PA Best Place Ever!!!

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Main Theatre Ephrata PA

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What Are Your Fave Cool Old Holiday Places To Visit?

Happy December everyone! What cool old holiday places and events are you looking forward to visiting this year? Let me know and I can share with everyone! One thing I’m looking forward to going to (Macy’s) in Philadelphia to hear the Wanamaker Organ and watch the light show. I may not be their demographic, but […]

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Capitol Theater Chambersburg PA

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Shankweiler’s Drive-In’s 76th Season Ends Sat 9/12

Located in Orefield, Pennsylvania, Shankweiler’s is the oldest Drive-in Movie Theatre in America, and has been in continuous operation since 1934. I just got a note from Paul & Susan from Shankweiler’s that their last show for this, their 76th season, will be this Saturday September 12th. If you’re in the area, stop by and […]

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Irving Fields, Forever – He Turns 100 Years Old  2015!

Irving Fields, Forever – He Turns 100 Years Old 2015!

Update 2015 –  Today, August 4, 2015 is Irving Fields’ 100th birthday AND he still performs weekly! How cool is that! He’s now at the Park Lane Hotel (Fri,Sat,Sun 12-3pm in the Park Room Restaurant)   UPDATE 2012 – Irving is celebrating his 97th birthday with an autobiography written with help from our very own Retro […]

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