I had not seen Clyde Jacobs for some time and I ran into him at the gas pumps not more than a week ago. So I was shocked to hear of his death this week.
Mr. Jacobs was an owner, and eventually the sole owner, of the Capri Theatre here for many years, and was also owner of the 41 Drive-In back when it was operating (on the property where Lamplighter Estates and The People's Church are now). He was a recognizable face at the Capri, and he also arranged for many a school group to come and enjoy a matinee showing of some family-friendly film.
Mr. Jacobs advised Ray and Beth Rhoton after they first bought the Oldham Theatre in Winchester, and then he sold the Capri to the Rhotons in 2002.
He was, as far as I could tell, a fine fellow who genuinely loved the business he was in. He'll be missed.