Well, Saturday night at 8:00 I know where I’m gonna go I’m gonna pick my baby up And take her to the picture show
Everybody in the neighborhood Is dressing up to be there too And we’re gonna have a ball Just like we always do
Saturday night at the movies Who cares what picture you see When you’re hugging with your baby In last row in the balcony The Drifters1975
Do you remember these lyrics from the 1975 Drifters' hit “Saturday Night at the Movies”?If you grew up in Anson County those lyrics probably bring to mind fond memories of the Ansonia Theatre.Maybe you remember watching Love Story or Gone with the Wind.Maybe you remember leaving home on Saturday morning with a quarter in your pocket and spending the day at the Ansonia watching westerns and eating popcorn.Or maybe, like the Drifters, you can’t remember the movie, but you remember a first date or first kiss with someone special.
If you have a story about the Ansonia Theatre you'd like to share, the Arts Council would love to hear about it. Many people living in Wadesboro or Anson County and those coming back for a visit or reunion have wonderful memories and stories about experiences at the old Ansonia Theatre.