Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Movies in My Youth
At a dinner party on Saturday night (all of us movie lovers and over sixty) we remembered with puzzlement how in our youth, we went to a movie whenever we wanted--regardless of what time it officially began. The film would end and begin again immediately and when we came to the part where we began watching it, someone would say, "This is where we came in."
Then we would leave unless we liked it enough to sit through it again. Which we sometimes did. Or someone would say, "Let's see that part again where...." And after seeing it again, we would go.
Why did we watch movies that way? Why was the chronology not important? Did theaters not post times? Can't remember.