"The place where little boys' dreams almost came true, The Roxy, and the Alhambra, provided the summer crowds with movies, cartoons, news of the Korean War, as well as the Red Ball Express, Scaramoche, and Moonlight Bay. Kids were allowed in, unlike in Montreal since the great fire. After the film, a smoke burger with a vanilla Coke at the Laurentian Bar. Down the street, at the corner of St. Vincent and Principale, the Shell station provided service, while the same corner, in the late 1940s, had a rooming house and the old pharmacy."
Michael Litvack, artist