When I was a child living in College Park, MD, a suburb of Washington, D.C., in the forties, my parents took me to see the standard children films, especially those adapted from literature. Also, my parents had one of the first television sets in our neighborhood, and I was able to watch a number of movies shown on television. Later on, my friends and/or my parents accompanied me to a wide variety of films locally and in Washington, D.C., including some Cinerama movies.
When I dated then married my husband, Robert Roulston, another movie buff, when we were in graduate school in the 1960s, we courted by attending a number of movies in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area. We saw foreign and domestic, classic, plus contemporary films.
Since we moved to Murray State University in 1964, we have been able to keep up with our cinematic interests via travels, television, and now video. For a long time, we have visited New York City and the San Francisco Bay area each year, where we see a number of foreign and art movies, as well as some of the more popular ones we do not see in Murray and Paducah, KY.
In English 213--Film and Literature--classes, which I have taught on a regular basis since 1978, I have incorporated the best student essays (and I find that many outstanding students have been attracted to these classes) into Montage, class journals for the students in subsequent classes.