What are cheap amusements?

Some articles on cheap amusements, amusement:

... women took pride in going out and enjoying the city’s “cheap amusements” ... Some notable cheap amusements included public dances, amusement parks, and nickelodeon movie theatres ... Historian Kathy Peiss has popularized this term in many of her scholarly works such as Cheap Amusements Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of-the-Centur ...

Famous quotes containing the words amusements and/or cheap:

    Instead of giving in to the greatest misfortune that can happen at my age, deafness, I busy myself in searching out all possible compensations, and I apply myself much more to all the amusements that are here within my grasp.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    ‘Yesterday I saw God. What did he look like? Well, in the
    afternoon I climbed up a ladder—he as a cheap cabin in the
    country, like Monroe, NY the chicken farms in the wood. He was a lonely old man with a white beard.
    Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926)