It's Entertainment Month for History With Hilary AND the Fiesta Movement!
On October 24, 1986, the movie Soul Man (starring C. Thomas Howell)was released in the US.
(See my personal story re: this film below photo!)
I saw this movie accidentally.
I was in the 8th grade and a boy at school and I were going to go to see Stand By Me together. Because we were like...13...we couldn't get to the movie on our own. His parents agreed to drop us off at the theater, but to "earn" the ride, we had to make dinner for them.
So we made dinner, went to the movie theater, sat down in our seats and....
We had read the wrong time in the paper and one screen was being shared by both Stand By Me and Soul Man.
So we watched Soul Man. Which was...well...godawful.
The image I copied can be seen here: