Silence is golden! . . . Having first attended John Hampton's unique classic "Silent Movie Theatre" back in 1957, and being a regular patron until it closed in 1980, I was quite happy to read that he's reopening in the fall (Times, May 22).
Like Canter's and the Farmers Market, the Silent Movie Theatre is a regular fixture on Fairfax Avenue, and the first film I ever saw there was a Laurel and Hardy classic, "We Faw Down." I still recall Dorothy Hampton selling tickets, the hard seats and the enthusiastic audience (with) people of all ages.