I never really heard of different priced movie tickets until I was much older. When I was a kid there were 4 or 5 movie theaters around here that were $1.50 to get in. There were new fancy modern multiscreen theaters that had all the big movies when they came out but we just waited a week or two and saw them at the cheap ones. My favorite was the DuPage Theater because of the twinkling stars in the ceiling. This was back before they ran commercials before the movie so you had time to look for shapes and patterns in the stars. They knocked it down a few years ago so now it’s just a big green rectangle of grass.
Come see me this weekend at the Toronto Comics Art Festival! It’s a free show! I’ve never been to Canada before so you can make up stuff and I’ll probably believe it!