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Re: 2001: A Space Odyssey', Then And Now - Young

From: Bob Young <YoungBob2@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 11:01:17 EST
Fwd Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 13:31:50 +0000
Subject: Re: 2001: A Space Odyssey', Then And Now - Young


 >From: GT McCoy <gtmccoy@harborside.com>
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@sympatico.ca>
 >Subject: Re: 2001: A Space Odyssey', Then And Now
 >Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 18:09:38 -0800

<snip>

 >Oh, the screen at the Lenore theater had a little repair in the
 >middle of the screen, where one ol' Cowpoke, in an inebriated
 >state, decided to help out The "Duke" in I think, 'Rio Bravo'
 >or 'Eldorado' which ever one was last both being so simular and
 >it gave Hal's Eye a 3-D effect.

 >There was an added benefit to the Lenore, it was in the same
 >building as the City Hall and the Jail. Where the .45 slug went
 >through, as I recall a picture of the Mayor above the Police
 >Chief's desk. Occupied by the Chief himself. Aformentioned
 >Cowpoke spent the rest of Saturday night in jail, Sunday too.
 >There are obviously other ways of being interactive with the
 >Movies.

Dear G.T., Don:

I know that we're getting off post here (as in leaving the
military reservation), but this reminds me of another
interactive moment in the movies that I witnessed.

Oh, I'd say this was back in '54 or '55, in a neighborhood
theater on Broad Street, in North Phila, when I was a kid. It
was Easter weekend and the special Saturday Holiday Matinee
offered each ticket holder a - my God, it shocks me now, but if
you can imagine it - a chocolate covered coconut easter egg.
Well, you can imagine the foolhardiness of it. In the dark
sometime during the show a horrible, very noticeable, and very
predictable black splotch appeared right in the middle of the
screen.

After a while the film stopped, lights up and the manager, a
distinguished white-heared gentleman, came out onto the stage
(yes, it was still a real stage then). Everybody was quiet and
he held up a $20 bill (a lot to us kids, then, movie tickets
were, I think, still 25 or 30 cents) as a reward and promised
that if he found out who did it, the police would be notified. A
nervous silence.

Well, then he left the stage, the lights went down, and
_all_hell_broke_loose_. I'll never forget it.


Clear skies, and hard candy,

Bob Young





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