Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple – Weekly Prompt – 100 words


Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple – Weekly Prompt – 100 words

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Matinee Anyone?

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

The box office sign was lit up every weekend and always had been. The only difference was that now the only thing showing in this theater was a kid’s play. Movies had long ago stopped being shown here. There were very few theaters around that still showed movies.

The ones that did usually showed old movies for $1.00 a ticket and were packed for the afternoon matinees when people had nothing else to do. Nighttime movies were a rarity anymore. No one gave up their evening plans just to go to the old theater only to see an old movie.

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Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

19 thoughts on “Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple – Weekly Prompt – 100 words

  1. granonine

    When you can get movies on your digital devices for a lot less than the theaters charge, why would you go? I’ve never thought about how “going to the movies” might be a thing of the past someday.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      I worked in a theater, that is no longer there. It closed down. They couldn’t afford the cost of renting the movies to show and people wouldn’t pay the cost of the movie and refreshments. They didn’t understand that the cost of the refreshment stand is what paid for those movies as ticket prices weren’t enough.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      Oh around here the old theaters are like that. They show kids plays and old movies real cheap. The theaters were empty for awhile. These are the small town ones. There are still movie complexes around, but the costs are astronomical to see a first run movie there.

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  2. kzmcb

    Well, in little old Adelaide we are still building them. The newer ones are like the very old ones – tiny cinemas for about 100 people max. They haven’t lost their charm and are often paired with dinner tickets at nearby places. Thought-provoking text.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      Thanks! I like the idea of a combination dinner and movie ticket. I went to a children’s play at the one near me with my daughter and her son. They did a fairy tale and it was pretty cute.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      Around here, like I said in my story, they use them for kids plays and the showing of the old movies at a lower rate to get in. Great for those on limited incomes and I believe they still served refreshments like the movie theater did when it was operational.

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  3. patriciaruthsusan

    A good story, Tessa and well written. Still, nothing replaces the latest movies with surround sound and 3D on the big screens in the malls. I don’t know if they still do it, but some theaters used to show the old movies the way they were originally shown and movie buffs would go. The price was reduced. My son and his family and my daughter and her husband still go to the new moves at the theater. I remember how beautiful “Avatar” was on the big screen. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Tessa Post author

      My last big screen movie was the latest one on The San Andreas Crack pretty much destroying the area. I like disaster movies, but I can’t afford movies so this was while I was still living with my dad and not paying rent. Oh I did see a tornado movie is that surround sound and you would swear the building was tearing apart. When we came out we found out it was almost pitch dark and tornado warnings had been issued. That was a little scary. Nothing happened. I live in NJ and that doesn’t happen often at all.

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