The year was 1939. Native Fair Havenite Ken Lockwood, now 90, was told by his dad, after he graduated from what was Rumson High School then that he needed to go out and get a job.
So, that's what Lockwood did. He wandered down Monmouth Street in Red Bank and saw a sign in the window of the then Carlton Theater, now Count Basie, that said "Ushers Wanted." He was hired on the spot for what he thought then was a fortune.
The place only showed movies at the time and he took his job very seriously, spending his money on bus fare and candy. Some interesting things happened at the Carlton back in the day. Do you know what dish night is?
See how much Lockwood made as a teen and find out what was considered the big night at the Carlton.
Click on the video above for a glimpse into the past in Red Bank.