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I remember the Municipal Auditorium, the original Pike with the Plunge and the Public Library in Lincoln Park and of course, the Pacific Electric Red Cars. I also remember when they were shooting the movie, ‘It’s a Mad. Mad. Mad, Mad World.’ Does anyone remember the 5 cents per scoop of ice cream at Sav-On drug stores? (On a side note, the end of the movie, ‘The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms’ was shot at the Pike, not Coney Island.
I grew up in Long beach from 1951-1962 and remember going to all of the movie theaters in town but when I went back for a few days in 1995, I was surprised that all of the theaters were gone, from the:
State; West Coast; Imperial; United Artists; Roxy; The Palace; Rivoli; Crest and Towne theaters. I remember seeing ‘a 3-d movie, 'The House of Wax’ in 1953 at the West Coast and ‘Them’ at the State. i remember staying all day on Saturdays at the Roxy and the Palace watching three features; cartoons, coming attractions and the weekly news, all for 25 cents. Does anyone remember getting Bon-Bons?
I have been living in Palm Beach County, Florida for twenty years but still think of Long Beach before the life got so complicated.