Villa Pizza | 1973-2013
Our 40th Anniversary
1973 in Review
In 1973 Villa Pizza opened its doors in Johnstown, Ohio. It was the perfect new place to pick up a six-pack of cold pop to go with a fresh Belt Buster Sub or traditional large pepperoni pizza. The new pizza was a perfect meal to enjoy while watching one of the many television shows of the day. The Waltons were a hit as well as M.A.S.H. and Columbo. The Odd Couple or the Partridge Family were always fun, and most everyone enjoyed Bob Barker’s “Price is Right”.
If you wanted to grab a bite before heading off to the movies, Villa had a few tables during the first few years when parking was not quite the issue as today. Perhaps that year you were some of the brave who saw the Exorcists or Deliverance. The James Bond movie “Live or Let Die” was a hit as was “The Sting”. Everyone loved “American Graffiti”, and “Jesus Christ Superstar” surprised many. Most local teens will recall hanging out in the parking lot or cruising the square listening to the great bands like Aerosmith that debuted that summer or Elton John’s new hit “Crocodile Rock”. The Rolling Stones had the big hit “Angie” and Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” was a hit over night.