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Hercules1944 commented about Avalon Fine Arts Theater on Jan 10, 2015 at 2:17 pm

Actually kencmcintre, the East Lake theater was over a block away just east of Bloomington Ave past the bank on the corner.

Would you believe back in the day it cost ten cents for Saturday matinees for the kids at either theater? That included yo-yo contests or whatever on stage, then newsreels. Then you had several cartoons like Mighty Mouse, Daffy Duck and such before the main show. Parents got a break for about three hours and the kids were more than happy.

In my high school years, when I had my own money, It was about 30 cents for matinees and maybe 40 cents at other times. Sure did some smooching in the balconies.

There was about six more theaters on Lake Street alone.