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Old 06-10-2017, 10:35 PM
panache45 panache45 is offline
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My memories go back to the mid-50s.

The kid next door was my best friend, and every Sunday his father took us to the next town and dropped us off at the movie theater. They always showed a double feature of B movies like The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms or It Came from Outer Space. Between the movies were newsreels, shorts and of course cartoons. During intermissions we always got more candy or popcorn. The floor was always sticky. After the second movie we'd leave, and my friend's father would be waiting for us.

Sometimes my whole family would go to a movie in a more upscale theater. It was air-conditioned (a really big deal) and had fountains with colored lights and a juke box in the lobby. The one I especially remember was a re-issue of Gone with the Wind, though I think I slept through most of it.