The films I remember seeing at the Parkside in the late 50's & early 60's were the "B" sci-fi ones like "The Blob", "Invasion of the Body Snatchers", ones about giant man eating bugs and always preceded by some cartoons. We often stayed after to help clean the seats and floor in exchange for a free pass to another show. Remember the candy store next door ? A good place to load up on sugar while waiting for the box office to open. I used to get the rock candy as I recall. My family also used to call all danish pastry snails except for bear claws.