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My mother worked in a big cinema, when I was young. And that meant free tickets for her daughter, who wasn't slow to exploit the opportunity. Over the years I saw virtually everything shown, and the interest for films stayed with me.

I collected programs; I read all I could find about movies, and all birthdays were companied with girlfriends and a film. Some of the films are chiseled in my memory for some reason:

There was the day, when I hardly dared go home from the theater, because I had seen “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” (I was twelve!). There was the day, when I was very offended at being denied access to see “Easy Rider” because you had to be aged sixteen (I was seventeen!) There was the day, when I was placed in the VIP box of the cinema, just because I was my mother’s daughter!

Oh, those were the days! I still like to go to the movies, but it does not happen very often. Times have changed and films are primarily seen in the home “cinema“.

It’s not quite the same!

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Mar 4, 2012
    • Agreed. Going to the movies was a total experience that seems to be lost now. We got downtown to the movies now and then, however, and make it a date night. That’s fun.

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      Frannie1964 wrote Mar 4, 2012
    • I miss going to the movies. But most of the time I wait till they come out on DVD or watch them on cable. Although, there are some movies you have to see on the BIG screen. I just really don’t look forward to sitting in the theater anymore cause you get someone who wants to talk thru the whole movie sitting next to you or teenagers texting during the movie and that bright phone light annoys you. People just don’t fallow the rules anymore so it makes your experience bad.  

      But now and then it’s nice to get out and watch a movie with your S/O. I use to collect and keep each ticket stub and I have an album of them.

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      Mia Folkmann wrote Mar 5, 2012
    • @Cynthia: I miss those experiences! It was like an “everyday” adventure to go to the cinema - one you talked about before and after... happy

      @Frannie: I think I stopped going for the same reasons. But now I live close to one of Denmarks best little cinemas in the oldfashioned style, and every other row of chairs has been removed, so lots of space and lots of distance! My last film was “The King’s Speech” and it was such a pleasure... happy

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