The Saturday afternoon Matinee

Back when a dollar was a fortune

Just about every neighborhood had a movie theater and the Saturday double feature meant that you were out of your parents hair for about four hours.

If you weren't fortunate enough to have a neighborhood theater, the bus provided reliable transportation to the downtown movie houses where the variety of movies seemed endless.

Popcorn and a soda were a quarter so a Saturday of entertainment seemed like a bargain, provided you got all your chores done

The Manipulation of this photo enhances some aspects while making the picture look different but keeping the style in tact.

Paramount Theater, Toledo, Ohio

Paramount Theater, courtesy of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library,