Scrap Metal Matinees popular WWII event in Philadelphia neighborhood

posted by portrichmond on October 4, 2006 at 4:03 am

Port Richmond, Philadelphia neighborhood movie theaters helped the war cause by providing free admission to those who donated scrap metal to the war effort during WWII. Patrons had to donate a specified amount of scrap which was weighed and piled in front of the Clearfield Theater to gain free admittance to specified monthly shows.

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DavidHurlbutt on October 5, 2006 at 5:30 am

The AVALON theater in (Bay View) Milwaukee had the same progran but I think only kids could attend that matinee. The doorman helped you put you contribution (metal, paper, whatever) into the right container and then you entered the theater. The Avalon also had special “buy a bond” and enter free shows.

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