Cinema: Winchester Weakening

That children would beg on the streets for money to buy tickets; that undesirables would come from neighboring towns; that gaudy signs and lights would offend the eye; that young fry might be demoralized; that, above ail, property values might be hurt—these were the arguments with which, for 15 years, selectmen of the snobbish Boston suburb of Winchester have clowned each & every proposal to allow cinemas to be exhibited in their town.

Four years ago, Brookline, Mass., which had objected on the same grounds, permitted its first cinemansion (TIME, Nov. 17, 1930). Last...

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