All of the military bases have a movie theater, and Millington was no exception. The good thing about going to a base movie was the low cost. It was ten cents to see movies. The bad thing was we would get the movies after they had been at the theater's for a long time and just about to be removed from regular theaters. In today's terms, the movies would be about to go to DVD.
With such great prices, I was constantly at the movies. I saw every movie that came out, especially the "B" movies, which were very popular with most of the sailors. Every few days a new movie would be on the bill. Most of the time I would go by myself and often I'd meet one or more friends. I would sit at the front part of the theater, and usually I'd rest my feet on the seat in front of mine. When I sat in the front of the theater, I'd usually be alone. When I sat with friends, I sat more to the rear of the theater.
The movie I saw most often was an Elvis movie, Flaming Star. I probably saw it about fifteen times. Most movies I saw once, and never watched them again. I saw some really good movies, like North by Northwest and Pillow Talk and some not so good movies, like some of those "B" movies so popular with the sailors.
Most important, I grew to love going to the movies. I saw all of the really good movies, and was always anxious for the next one on the bill.