“OB’s Christmas Past” 2020, Great Reviews!

Spirit of OB’s Christmas Past, ©Ray Blavatt Cartoon


The FREE OBHS online 2020 film “OB’s Christmas Past” brought great reviews.
The OBHS brought a holiday treat to people’s homes where they got to experience the spirit of OB’s Christmas Past.
Decades of O.B. historic photos of Christmas Trees, Sandcastles, T-Shirts, and the parades, brought back the O.B. holiday events we have cherished and kept in our hearts. Many viewers enjoyed this fun-filled blast from the past film. The Reviews:
Wow! What a show!… and body of work! You guys always come through thank you!— Billy Lee

What a great video! I’m sitting here watching it, it’s Christmas Eve, I need to go to bed so Santa can come … but I can’t stop watching and smiling. Thanks so much for doing this for OB. It really is a special place, with very special people like you who think not only outside the box, but stand on the box, sit on it, throw it up in the air and use it for so many other things. And I feel so lucky to have found OB amongst the 840 miles of California coastline!
Thanks for the smiles!
— Laura

Really “COOL!!!!” Watched the whole feature!—Clarence & Madeleine

Playing at the Strand

Strand interior ©Steve Rowell photo

“A Kiss in the Dark” kicked off “Paramount Week” at the Ocean Theatre in Ocean Beach, on Sunday September 6, 1925.  You knew that, right?  What about The Strand, you ask?  You thought our wonderful little old community Movie Theater was always called the Strand?  Well, yes and no.  And if you would like to sort that out, and discover how the Ocean Beach Historical Society came into possession of The Strand’s former projector, we have just the story for you.  Featured in the Point Loma – OB Monthly:  https://www.pointloma-obmonthly.com/news/story/2020-11-18/a-page-from-history-ocean-beachs-old-strand-theatre-created-many-fond-memories-for-longtime-movie-fan  This story is really called Playing at the Strand. They didn’t quite see it that way, but now you know.