Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Even more do you remember stuff
Re: Even more do you remember stuff
Wed, 25 Aug 1999 07:07:32 -0700
Jim Peterson wrote:
> I remember when I could walk down to the movie theatre, see a cartoon, a
> newsreel, a serial (usually Captain Midnight) followed by the previews, a
> feature film, intermission, another cartoon and another feature
> film.....for the sum total of thirteen cents! The event lasted from about
> 9 in the AM and you got out of the theatre about 2PM. Popcorn and pop were
> both a nickel. I still have a roll of .13 tickets from that theatre that I
> was given by the manager when the price skyrocketed to 15 cents! The decor
> on the inside of the theatre featured that wonderful craft of sculpting in
> plaster, great scenic painting and stained glass light fixtures.
> There were ushers....and they were all in uniform!
> Kids don't know what they're missing....most of the theatres that have this
> kind of decor have been "panelled over" or painted out in flat color. What
> a shame.
> BLUE SKIES!, Any day above ground is a good day!
> Jim Peterson
> BS RT Comm, Pelathe Dist
> Heart of America Council Eagle Class of 1963
> ASM, T-55, Lawrence, Kansas Brotherhood, Tamegonit Lodge
> email: email@example.com Mic-O-Say: HW "Shieldmaker"
I miss the days when...
...you were shown the way to a seat by a uniformed usher with a flashlight
...the theater lobbies were long, red carpet, chandeliers, mirrors covered the
...popcorn was popped onsight, not who-knows-when, and stale
...Saturday matinees, with the week's episode of Hoppalong Cassidy or Buster
before the feature
Ah, the good ol' days :-)