I babysat Phillip for $.35 a week. I’d get paid on Saturday mornings. Saturday afternoons I would ride by bike to the theater in Hughson. We saw some good Disney movies in that old theater. Each week we’d also see a newsreel, a cartoon, and an episode of some continuing-adventure like “The Iron man” or “Hopalong Cassidy.”
Mom belonged to the women’s club in charge of the refreshment counter at the theater. The weeks she worked at the theater I got all the popcorn I could eat for free.
I usually had to pay $.25 to get into the theater, $.05 for a drink and $.05 for popcorn. When mom worked I got a candy bar for $.05 and still got the popcorn too! It wasn’t till I was much older that I figured out my $.35 allowance was exactly what it cost for me to go to the movie. Mom was pretty smart that way!