30 years ago today: back to the future for only $2

CJ 1986The movie “Back to the Future” advertised here is a fitting title for today’s look-back ad in The Courier-Journal. This one, for the Village 8 Theatres, appeared 30 years ago today.

Back then, the matinee cost just $2 a ticket — a sum equivalent to $4.35 in today’s inflation-adjusted dollars, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator. In fact, though, the theater’s matinee tickets are only $3.

The Village 8’s still at the same location: 4014 Dutchmans Lane — but for less than a year; the theater told WAVE it plans to close for good in January 2017. Boulevard wonders if one of its final films will be 1971’s “The Last Picture Show,” one of our favorite movies. Here’s the trailer:

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