After being caught peeking inside Squire’s theater, the gents were doubly embarrassed to be escorted to the front row to watch the picture in comfort. Usually a picture might run for 4 or more days, but in a small town like Pine Ridge, and considering Squire has already changed his picture out, the gents need to keep pace.
Lum thinks doing a give away might keep customers coming. How do they manage to give things away to everybody who comes? Abner needs to be told that it’s just for special winners, not for every ticket holder. If they give away dishes, shouldn’t they put food on them? The conversation turns to a pitch for sticking to rationing, not buying from the black market, or places that don’t require a ration stamp.
Cedric is in trouble. Has Squire broken his contract by not paying him? As the gents wait for him to return with his contract, As they look into the law books. An ordinance is found to prevent theatrical entertainment on upper floors due to being a fire hazard.