As you probably know by now, I love the movies. From an early age, I have had a love for the movies. Now, you have to keep in mind that videos didn't come out until I was in my 20's, so I had to go to a theatre to see a movie back in the day.
When I was in Anderson, they had at least three movie theatres in town, not to mention drive-ins. I saw just about every movie that came to town. I even went to a drive-in a couple of times. I saw all kinds of movies, but my favorites were the ones with action and people getting shot or beat up. So, when I went to PC, I found that Clinton only had one movie theatre, which wasn't going to be enough for my movie fix. Besides, the theatre in Clinton showed only G and PG films. They liked to pride themselves on being the only theatre in the Southeast to not show R rated films. Most of those films had people getting shot or beat up.
Laurens was only 8 miles away from Clinton, and they had two movie theatres. The downtown one showed a lot of movies to my liking, including karate movies. So, I would take the bus over to Laurens to go to the movies. The other theatre there showed more eclectic movies, so they were a nice change to the "B" movies that were in the downtown theatre. One night, I had gone to see a karate movie, which got out late, and I missed the last bus back to Clinton. So, I decided to walk back to school. It was only 8 miles. It was dark, and I got to an intersection that I thought would take me toward Clinton. I kept walking a couple of miles and saw a sign to Greenwood. I was going in the wrong direction. 8 miles was turning into 12 miles, because I had to double back. When I finally got on the right road, I was trying to avoid cars hitting me. Now, it was close to midnight. I was about a mile out of town, when a car stopped and asked if I wanted a ride. I said yes and got into this souped-up car. He took me back to school. My feet ached for days.
I got the bright idea of borrowing a bicycle to ride to Laurens, since I didn't want to miss another bus. I also got a map of the county to look for a back road to Laurens. I found this farm road that was a straight shot, so I set out on that road. I had gotten a little ways down it through farmland, when some wild dogs attacked me. I tried to shoo them away, but they were more interested in me. I turned around and went back to Clinton, and they gave up chasing me, so I never got to bike to Laurens.
Greenville and Spartanburg were about 40 miles away, and they had lots more theatres. There was a girl in school named Susan, and she had a car. I told her that I had a doctor's appointment in Greenville for my bad knees, so she let me borrow her car. I drove to Greenville and went to the movies. I didn't have a doctor's appointment. In fact, I didn't know any doctors in Greenville. She was kind of gullible. I then found excuses to go to drive-ins up there, because the appointment ran long, and it got dark, so I would return her car later. She finally caught on to my ruse, and she cut off the car from me. So, I went back to the movies in Clinton. G and PG. Very little killing and getting beat up. Ugh.