Searcy has an old movie theater that has lots of fame and gets lots of publicity. How about the other small towns? I think each had a movie theater and each theater was loved by the kids, especially on Saturday afternoon when they had a cowboy movie and a serial before the movie. I always wondered HOW that girl could be saved from that conveyor belt headed for the saws with her strapped on the belt and screaming her head off.
Here's Bald Knob.
Here's Beebe. Beebe just had a fire in this old structure so changes are in store.
And here's Kensett. The Kensett one has suffered. As I snapped a picture a man came from next door to inquire quietly what I was doing. He said the theater used to be taller. It probably was, too, judging by these taller buildings in the other cities.
Kensett's ticket booth is actually the one that impresses me most. I can just see little kids lined up with 15 cents in hand to enter the theater. When they became 12 and needed an adult ticket it was tempting to pretend you were younger and still get in for 15 cents.