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"They'd put a great big, built a big backdrop for the screen. And then they would fix it or paint it white so that the movie would show up. And then they had the camera [projector] back there. They had seats or benches so we could sit out there and watch the movie. They always had those on Saturday night. That was one way they attracted business so people could come to town. My mother had eggs, and we used to trade eggs with the grocery man for groceries. And sometimes he would give us the price, maybe if eggs were 15 cents a dozen he'd give us the 15 cents. And Dad would use that to buy a gallon of gas to put in our '29 Plymouth so we could get that two and a half miles home again and back to town again."

Hollis Miller - Saturday night at the movies

   

Other Excerpts from Hollis Miller's Interview:

Saturday night at the movies
Fires on the farm
What is checked corn?
Getting flour from the mill
Getting seeds for next year
Windmills
Spring preparations
Helping with threshing
Daily chores

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