Britannia and “The Man from Glengarry”

The "Man from Glengarry" was an extremely popular book in the early part of the last century. LibriVox notes that "Immediately after its publication in 1901, the novel spent several months in the top ranks of the New York Times "Books in Demand" list."  (here for the free ebook.pdf). So popular that in 1922 they … Continue reading Britannia and “The Man from Glengarry”

The Britannia Drive-In Theatre

The Britannia Drive-In Theatre opened on Fri 16 Jul 1948, with a showing of the Marx Brothers "A Night in Casablanca." Opening night was apparently mayhem as a capacity crowd of 1000 cars backed traffic in every direction and seven police officers were needed to sort it out. The Ottawa Citizen, 14 Jul 1948, Wed,  pg … Continue reading The Britannia Drive-In Theatre