Air conditioning at movies worth admission
In the 1930s, air conditioning was a new thing in movie theaters in Grand Junction, and summer heat made the theater a good way to spend a hot summer afternoon.
Home air conditioning was almost nonexistent, so the theater was most likely one of a few places where people could escape the sweltering heat.
My husband, Teddy, said that as a kid in the early 1950s, he liked to go to a movie to cool off.
He and his friends would save the tops of the caps on milk bottles.
These could be cashed in for 5 cents so that they could spend the afternoon keeping cool in the movie house.
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Kathy Jordan is retired from The Daily Sentinel.
She is involved in many local preservation efforts and is on the board of directors for Colorado Preservation Inc.