Robert ..... the fellow in the little stand was in a wheel chair .... I am racking my brain for his name .... I remember him well as he would buy a paper from me each day, 5 cents, but would never become a "weekly" customer. He sole novelties, magazines, etc.....
Incidentally, I haven't seen any comments on the "sticky" Royal Theater's floors!
SHIRLEY ..... HOW WELL I REMEMBER THORNTON'S!!!! DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE LITTLE SNACK STAND OUTSIDE THE ROYAL. IT WAS ABOUT THE SIZE OF A PHONE BOOTH BUT HE HAD A LOT OF GOOD STUFF. ALSO I REMEMBER THE LOCK ON THE BOYS TOILET. A PIECE OF WIRE WRAPPED AROUND A NAIL. DO YOU REMEMBER THE LAUGH OF RALPH RAY THAT WAS VERY UNUSUAL AND COULD BE HEARD ALL OVER THE PLACE. THE SERIALS THAT WENT ON FOR ABOUT A DOZEN SATURDAYS AND ALWAYS A GOOD COWBOY MOVIE. WHEN MONEY WAS SHORT THERE WAS ALWAYS SOUTH SIDE PARK WITH VARIOUS GAMES ALL OVER THAT PARK. THE LAWSON GETZ JUNIOR BASEBALL TEAM WAS THE BEST KIDS TEAM I EVER SAW WITH MR WATTS MANAGING.
The Royal Theater was on my paper route. Cost 10 cents ..... COKE was 5 cents, popcorn 5 cents .... I remember because I collected 30 cents for delivering six afternoon papers to a customer each week ... 10 cents was mine to keep and only two customers would finance a trip to the movies!
If you had a quarter, you had a nickel left to buy an ice cream at the drugstore at Trigg and Lauderdale after the movie.
Anyone remember the great times at the Royal Theater? Red Ryder and Little Beaver on Saturday afternoons. And when we were very young, watching all the war news. Also Thornton's ice cream place on Trigg Ave. I know McCaskill remembers that one.