Archive for Monday, May 21, 2012

40 years ago: Evening entertainment options include movies, dances, and good burgers

May 21, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 21, 1972:

What to do for fun on a spring evening in 1972? On a recent weekend in Lawrence, you could have chosen one of these entertainment options. The Granada Theater on Mass Street was showing "The Carey Treatment," while across the street at the Varsity, you could see "Puppet On a Chain." Or you could drive over to the Hillcrest and see "The Godfather," "The French Connection," or "Cabaret." Those feeling braver than most might visit the Sunset Drive-In for the triple feature "Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster, "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth," and "When Eight Bells Toll." Not in the mood for a movie? The Knights of Columbus Hall was hosting a dance with music by Johnny Nace, or you could drop in at the American Legion's "Beautiful New Steak Room" and drop $1.50 admission for a dance with music by the John Malone Orchestra. If you felt hungry after all that, you might want to check out the specials at Sandy's, 2120 W. Ninth (currently Biemer's; formerly Bucky's), where they were celebrating their 13tn anniversary by rolling back prices to 1959 -- a 100% beef hamburger for 15 cents (cheeseburgers for 20), fries for 12 cents, and a 12-oz. root beer for 5 cents or a milk shake for 20 cents. Sandy's was in the practice of buying local, purchasing their Idaho potatoes from the Garrett Market every day and using Meyer's Dairy for their milkshake ingredients.


Tee 6 years, 1 month ago

Time machine, please. Never mind that I was around in 1972, I definitely wasn't appreciating the prices enough.

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