Every Saturday we would
In to town to see a picture show.
was called a, “Double Matinee.”
Always two on
that very special day.
I remember all the
sights and sound,
The whirr in the
Lights to help find our way,
can still see it all even today.
wood folded in the middle,
the crack I was so little.
Trying to find a
seat so we could easily see,
behind anyone was the place to be.
for us to use with toilets and a sink,
fountains, on each side, for all to get a
A big movie screen going all the way
across the wall,
The movie stars larger than
life being so close to us all.
always feel the excitement building in the
All of us each in our own little world
without a single care.
When everyone was
seated the lights would go down low,
soon they would be starting the first picture
Watch a cartoon or two and laughing all
the way through.
After the first movie there
would be a short intermission,
So the man
with the movies could make the transition.
needed time to rewind the first one, put it
Trying to finally get the second one
ready to play.
Hurrying up to the concession
to grab a treat,
A soda pop, hotdog or some
popcorn to eat.
Time for a quick run to the
But this was something we
Always a line up at the
The bathroom good luck,
Everyone was always so nice and
Trying our best to treat each other
Then we would all hurry back to our
Anxiously waiting for our next double
A movie with The Lone Ranger and his
Always defeated and got the bad guys
in the end.
Or Abbott & Costello, maybe a
real funny comedy,
We didn’t know we would
all have to wait and see.
First though all of
the worlds news they would play,
No one would
move now in their seat they would stay.
we first went inside it was light we all could
After the movies it was already dark,
kinda scary to me.
On Saturdays did you ever
go to the, Double Matinee’s?
My sister and I
did and I’ll never forget those fun
© Brenda Sparkman
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