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Old 12-12-2002, 06:10 PM
Scott Martin Scott Martin is offline
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Couple of quick stories about going to the "flicks" in the 1960's and 70's....

Lae story: If you needed to leave the confines of the theatre to visit the snackbar, go the toilet, or at intermission, you were given a "passout", a printed piece of cardboard about the size of a credit card. This card allowed you back into the theatre. Any kid worth their salt would try and keep this card, and any other cards they could get their grubby hands on. Some kids had quite extensive collections. As the theatres regularly re-used these passouts what you would do was turn up at the theatre, see what card was being used, check your collection, and in you went......

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