Archive for Monday, February 13, 2012

40 years ago: A peek at Lawrence’s movie offerings, burger stands

February 13, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 13, 1972:

Movies showing this weekend in Lawrence included "Pocket Money" with Paul Newman and Lee Marvin; Clint Eastwood in "Dirty Harry," another Paul Newman movie called "Sometimes a Great Notion," and a picture titled "Guess What We Learned in School Today?" Advertisements proclaimed the quality of the "Hi-Lo" cheeseburger, available with French fries and a milkshake for 80 cents at Sandy's, 2120 W. Ninth. The Burger Hut at 1404 W. 23rd offered "Mini Monsters;" their ad also informed the public that their 100% ground beef was delivered fresh daily from "Harwood's Meats, RFD 5." The Dari-King at 6th and Florida was also open for hungry Lawrence residents. Comics running in the daily Journal-World on this date included Peanuts, Doonesbury, B.C., Beetle Bailey, Andy Capp, Nancy, David Crane, Mutt 'n Jeff, Dick Tracy, and The Better Half.


BMI 5 years, 11 months ago

Tears for the good things no longer available here.

FlintlockRifle 5 years, 11 months ago

The best burgers were the Moore Burger on 6th street south side of road just west of Florida street, giant size and juicy, umm good.

jhawkinsf 5 years, 11 months ago

Is that the place that had a drive thru and served their burgers and fries in a basket? I can't remember the name of that place, but they were good. That location sounds about right.

FlintlockRifle 5 years, 11 months ago

No it was just a small square building you had to walk up and order, the order window faced the north, big burgers and price was $1.00

FlintlockRifle 5 years, 11 months ago

jhawkins, there was an A&W rootbeer stand in this same area , maybe that is what you were thinking of,

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