In yesterday's Trenton Times there was a pictorial article on the theater in Newtown that is struggling to stay afloat. An era is fast coming to an end. Hollywood will no longer be using 35 millimeter film for their use in theaters, opting for the newer and cleaner "digital" motion picture. Unfortunately the incredibly high cost of digital projecting equipment is a threat to that Newtown theater, as it is to those few surviving small town movie theaters. Reading that article brought me back to the WWII years when my best friend Don Slabicki and I both became infatuated with the silver screen. We were regular visitors to Lou Kozak's "Lou's Home Movies" on Chambers Street in Trenton. Lou was one of the nicest guys a 12 year old boy could ask for. When we told him we were the proud owners of 16MM silent film equipment, and that we were sadly lacking in the green to buy new film, Lou graciously donated scraps of 16mm films from the cutting room floor and from old and discarded movies. How we loved those old "Castle" movies. "News Parade of 1945" and others came into our hands a Christmas and birthday presents, and we viewed the same movie over and over and over. Ahh, just remembering those oh so innocent childhood years brings tears of joy.