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Windsong commented about Madison Theatre on Mar 3, 2016 at 3:03 pm

I lived in East Atlanta in the 1950s and early 1960s and frequented the Madison Theatre. My older brother was in charge of buying tickets, so I don’t remember how much they cost. Back then you could see the movie as many times as you wanted for one admission price. Our Dad drove a taxi on the weekends for East Atlanta Cab, which was right down the street from the Madison. My brother and I would often stay at the theatre all day until Dad got off from work. I had a dime to spend each Saturday and would either get a coke and popcorn or a coke and a big Charms cherry sucker. My brother and I would go every Saturday to see the Sky King, Superman and Batman serials, cartoons and newsreels. It didn’t matter much to us what the feature film was, but if I remember correctly, they were always kid friendly. I first saw the Blob and War of the Worlds there. My first experience getting a finger slammed in a car door was outside the Madison Theatre; my brother was also in charge of closing the car door. :) Saturdays at the Madison Theatre were among my favorite childhood memories. To this day, I love old movie theaters, and over 50 years later, I have vivid fond memories of the Madison Theatre.