PSAs for movie theatre jerks from a century ago


#1

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#2

Sadly the rules weren’t all quite so charming.


#3

“You wouldn’t steal a magic lantern.
Making sketches of films is stealing,
stealing is against the law,
PIRACY. IT’S A CRIME”


#4

The idiotic thing is the balcony seats seem to be the best, although I’ve never been in a theater with a balcony. And it should go without saying that no one should be told where to sit.


#5

but seriously, ladies. remove your hats.


#6

Hats were bigger then. Especially ladies’ hats.


#7

I’m not listening to you crazy Anti-Hat Warriors. #theatregate


#8

I thought the jerk was the guy that sold you your soda?

The hats were annoying, yes. But it was the people sending the wires that used to really annoy me.


#9

I’m afraid to ask but what else one could applaud with than hands?


#10

Ah, the days before question marks were invented.


#11


#12
  1. This was the days before A/C, and heat goes up. Pack a few hundred people in an old movie theater on a warm day and the upper balcony feels like a sauna.
  2. Balcony seats only give you a better view in venues which were designed to afford balcony seating a better view.

#13

Hipsters, please remove your beards.

And no fucking vaping either.


#14

Pretty sure assholes predate agriculture, never mind the movies.


#15

I slow clap your correct spelling of theatre.


#16

Balcony seats were great. Especially great for matinees when you were a goofy kid with your brainless buddies cause you could throw stuff on people below or make fake gag and puke noises. Ya really got your money’s worth at 10 cents a kid back in the day, cliff hanger serials, great cartoons and still a few "educational shorts’ and news reels in the mid to late 50’s.


#17

Clearly a feminine form of the word “theater” which used to be “themanter” before the feminists burned letters off with their bras in the sixties.

#theatergate


#18

Oh. I assumed she was referring to a re-gating of the at, presumably the one on er ead.


#19

Okay, I had to reread that. Well played :smiley:


#20

I think they were referring to loud whistling and the stomping of feet.