One Big Happy by Rick Detorie

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  1. catfeet

    catfeet GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Grandpa, don’t forget the free dishes every week!

  2. Hillbillyman

    Hillbillyman said, over 5 years ago

    In my day…I could take a dollar to the movies; have a coke, popcorn and bring change home.

  3. TheAuldWan

    TheAuldWan GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    and we’d sneak in our own popcorn to save money we didn’t have. And we had to be careful to hide our peashooters….

  4. ananomoose

    ananomoose said, over 5 years ago

    We just packed everyone into the trunk and went to the drive in.

  5. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, over 5 years ago

    When I remember going it was a quarter. I remember the free dishes or juice glasses. I used to buy the “bridge mix” of mini chocolates and sometimes other. I think the film was new every week and there were some cartoons, a short news strip and coming attractions. The balcony was used by kids who wanted to neck. There were uniformed ushers who would break up fights (and necking) if they saw any. They had flashlights so they could see and put people out of the theatre if they persisted. Don’t remember raffles, but I would not have wasted my change there (don’t buy Lotto either).

  6. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, over 5 years ago

    As a kid our dad took us one time to a drive in. I don’t remember the show and he left at the cartoon.

  7. Goblinopolis

    Goblinopolis said, over 5 years ago

    I loved everything about those old theaters except the loge. The cigarette smoke odor was obnoxious.

  8. greendelsol94

    greendelsol94 said, over 5 years ago

    I remember when the main attraction plus the news reel and coming attractions would just repeat all day. So if you got there in the middle of the movie, you watched until the end and then watched the beginning and left when you got to the place where you had come in. So people were coming and going all day at different points in the show. Nowadays you better be there at the beginning or you just miss it.

  9. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 5 years ago

    Lots of memories. I was prematurely tall and had to carry a note with me to get in for children’s price (12¢). I went the night before my 12th birthday and of course was challenged. The ticket seller had a priceless expression, but rallied and said, “well, it won’t be long now.” Incredibly, I remember it was The Three Caballeros at the Texas theatre (where Oswalds shot Tippit decades later).

  10. bmonk

    bmonk said, over 5 years ago

    Of course, in those days, 10¢ was worth something.


    JSFMIKE said, over 5 years ago

    Yes, and gasoline was 25 cents in 1968 while I was in college. Then a gas war started and the price got down to 19 cents. You could find 7 pop bottles and pay for a gallon and have your two cents back.

  12. Destiny23

    Destiny23 said, over 5 years ago

    Actually, all summer was “underwear optional days”!

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