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bkm1066 commented about Boulevard Theatre on Nov 17, 2004 at 9:46 pm

I was an “alter boy” at Joan of Arc in the late 1940’s; the church was overflowing and plans were underway to build a new church – Our Lady of Fatima – which was a tent in a swamp. In the meantime, the Boulevard was used for Catholic Masses; I alter boyed on the stage at the Boulevard, in which I had often spent my saturday mornings and afternoons. I do remember prices at 12cents, but not for long … prices soon became 25cents and popcorn machines began to appear where yoy put a bag under the trap door and opened the chute for the popcorn which had been kept warm with a lightbulb. However, we kids could reach up and trip a lever to get free popcorn.