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#3850257 - 10/15/13 02:48 PM Re: Movie Theatre memories [Re: Hyena]  
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Originally Posted By: Max Power

Giant Spider invasion <-- That scared me, I think I was about 7

MST3K riffed this one. As always, they did a great job. smile


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#3850295 - 10/15/13 04:11 PM Re: Movie Theatre memories [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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And of course remember coming out of any Bruce Lee / Kung-Fu movie in the 70's and all of us suddenly were black belts doing all the moves as soon as you walk out.


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#3850304 - 10/15/13 04:26 PM Re: Movie Theatre memories [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Here's an interesting stat,

Average movie ticket price in the US in 1980: $2.69

In 2013: $8.16


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#3850306 - 10/15/13 04:30 PM Re: Movie Theatre memories [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Here's an interesting stat,

Average movie ticket price in the US in 1980: $2.69

In 2013: $8.16

I used to go to the Matinee for $1.00 back then and then complain about spending $5.00 at the concessions stand. biggrin


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#3850343 - 10/15/13 05:29 PM Re: Movie Theatre memories [Re: David Kennard]  
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Originally Posted By: David Kennard
And of course remember coming out of any Bruce Lee / Kung-Fu movie in the 70's and all of us suddenly were black belts doing all the moves as soon as you walk out.




I was with friends when Mad Max came out. This was back in the day when no one batted an eye if you rode in the bed of a pick up truck - which is what we did after seeing the movie. My friend, who was driving, seemed to be pretty excited from the movie and both of us sitting in the bed were almost dispatched from within on several occasions.

I wanted to handcuff him to the frame of the truck and see if he could saw his way through his leg. Damn was I pissed. Never sat in the back again when he was driving. Now a days you can't do that.

#3850348 - 10/15/13 05:38 PM Re: Movie Theatre memories [Re: Hyena]  

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Originally Posted By: Max Power

Giant Spider invasion <-- That scared me, I think I was about 7



whoa, I've been looking for this film since I was a child. The only thing I could recall about it was a giant spider emerging from the other side of a hill.

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Originally Posted By: oselisan
Originally Posted By: Max Power

Giant Spider invasion <-- That scared me, I think I was about 7



whoa, I've been looking for this film since I was a child. The only thing I could recall about it was a giant spider emerging from the other side of a hill.

It's available in one of the MST3K boxed sets. I forgot which volume though.


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#3850366 - 10/15/13 06:28 PM Re: Movie Theatre memories [Re: PanzerMeyer]  

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Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
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Originally Posted By: Max Power

Giant Spider invasion <-- That scared me, I think I was about 7



whoa, I've been looking for this film since I was a child. The only thing I could recall about it was a giant spider emerging from the other side of a hill.

It's available in one of the MST3K boxed sets. I forgot which volume though.


cool! I remember it scaring me also. My quest to revisit and conquer every film that scared me when I was a child is almost complete smile

#3850383 - 10/15/13 06:56 PM Re: Movie Theatre memories [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Superman with Christopher Reeves in 1978. I was 7 then. I still remember coming home from the theater, wrapping a towel around my neck like a cape and running all over the house with my arms stretched out. rofl


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Originally Posted By: 2GvSAP_Mohawk
Superman with Christopher Reeves in 1978. I was 7 then. I still remember coming home from the theater, wrapping a towel around my neck like a cape and running all over the house with my arms stretched out. rofl

Lol, I did that around that age too but it was long before Superman the movie came out. My Superman experience had to do with the Superfriends cartoon. It all came to an abrupt end after I jumped off the roof in front of my mom. Superman didn't break any bones that day but he was definitely grounded permanently. biggrin


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#3850516 - 10/16/13 01:49 AM Re: Movie Theatre memories [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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It was either Disney's Jungle Book or a Tintin movie (b/w, with real actors), and it must've been somewhere in 1977. Didn't go to the movies very often as a kid.


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#3850589 - 10/16/13 08:34 AM Re: Movie Theatre memories [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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OK, I don't remember if it was my first movie, probably
not, but maybe third or fourth, the previous ones being
kid's stuff at the local theatre, but while still an
extremely small being, while on a visit to the big
city, my parents decided to try to go see a movie in
Vancouver at one of the huge picture palaces on
Granville Street, back in the heyday of cinema, before
tv had gained a foothold. The plan was to see if they
could go to an adult movie with me and my one year older
brother to sit quietly and go to sleep while they watched
(a babysitter was out of the question, as they had no
contacts in the city at that time).

Well, that plan ended in minor disaster, with us leaving
early to minimize distraction to the rest of the audience,
and I recall that I was a major source of the failure,
being highly disturbed that I couldn't follow what the
heck was going on - there was of course no way I was
going to sleep through this adventure, and I was already
developing my nightowl tendencies which have only strengthened
over the decades.

Anyway, I'm afraid I never did know what the movie was,
only that it was in colour, which was a very big thing at
the time, and had a modern setting, mostly people in
rather formal dress sitting around talking in fancy living
rooms. I remember a bright green couch that looked like
it was upholstered in vinyl. (I was probably at an age where
I had been able to talk in full sentences for about a year,
I think.)

What was really interesting was the theatre. Being
from a small town, it was a big enough adventure to take
the ride downtown (long before the era of seatbelts, my
brother and I would be in the back seat of our '50 Pontiac
sedan, standing on the front edge of the rear seat with
our chins resting on the top of the back of the front
bench seats, so we could watch the world go by as our parents
sat in the front). Multi-lane streets, traffic lights, and
especially the immense kilowattage expended on the neon
of "Theatre Row" (which was one of the most brightly lit
strips on the continent at the time, due in part to the
cheap hydro rates, but I just assumed all big cities were
like this) were all part of the amazement that rendered
our eyes as big as saucers.

When we arrived and parked (wow, parking meters, more
wondrous novelty), we walked to the theatre (sorry I
don't know which one, there were about ten possibilities,
but I would guess it was one of the biggest), we entered
the foyer, I remember there was gilt and maroon velvet
everywhere, and climbed carpetted steps to be greeted by
four or five young women in matching outrageously extravagant
evening dresses, with floor length gossamer wrappings draped
the length of their arms, each carrying a flashlight in each
hand, and all performing in unison a choreographed sweeping
"dance" which pointed our way to the seats with the beam of
the flashlights. From there we climbed one of a pair of great
sweeping staircases, up, then down into the theatre proper
to take our seats. The flashlights were hardly necessary as
the rooms were illuminated by gigantic chandeliers.

Did they do this every night? I have no idea. Maybe it was
a premiere.

#3851940 - 10/19/13 11:25 PM Re: Movie Theatre memories [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Peter Pan in a French open air theatre, during a camping holiday. That was my first movie. I don't remember much of it, as I was probably only 6 or 7 years old in '78. I only remember white walls around it and a starry night.

[EDIT] After checking with parents, it was in '75, so I wasn't 5 yet.

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I don't remember if this was the first movie I ever saw in a theatre, but it is surely the one that springs to mind: The Creature from the Black Lagoon.

I must have been 5 or 6 years old at the time, and it was so scary (to me, anyway) that I moved my seat so that I could sit next to an adult. This was back in the days when we were told to never take candy from a stranger, but where I lived strangers weren't in the habit of giving out candy, so it was kind of moot advice.


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Originally Posted By: oselisan
Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
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Originally Posted By: Max Power

Giant Spider invasion <-- That scared me, I think I was about 7



whoa, I've been looking for this film since I was a child. The only thing I could recall about it was a giant spider emerging from the other side of a hill.

It's available in one of the MST3K boxed sets. I forgot which volume though.


cool! I remember it scaring me also. My quest to revisit and conquer every film that scared me when I was a child is almost complete smile


Also the first time I saw boobies. Ooh that would make a good thread.


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My first theater movie...in 1972 my dad took me to see Bruce Lee in "Return of the Dragon". I was 5 years old...in an R rated movie. smile My ninja/karate skills were in high gear after that! smile

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Wow. Showing myself as one of the younger guys here, the first movie I remember seeing at the theater was the Transformers movie- the animated one with Orson Wells. I had nightmares for a month about Unicron's disembodied head flying through space. First movie I remember with boobs was most definitely "Disorderlies" with the Fat Boys. Saw that one on HBO at a friends house.


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I remember my Dad cutting in line for Top Gun and us getting the last three tickets. My Dad had to stand up the whole movie and I sat by myself somewhere. It still is the greatest movie experience I ever had and I went three more times the following weeks. I still know just about every line in that movie and if it's on tv I usually see it. I just love that movie no matter how corny it is. The opening sequence of the tomcats launching is terrific ... I even like the soundtrack.

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