Pluggers by Gary Brookins

Pluggers

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 2 years ago

    Theaters are still dirty. At least the snack bar prices are obscene, that is.

  2. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) said, almost 2 years ago

    I remember the good ole days…when movie stunts and monsters were real and not drawn on comps…

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 2 years ago

    I remember when movie monsters were always shot in shadow … partly to foster an air of mystery … but mostly so you couldn’t see how cheesy they were!

  4. camapa233

    camapa233 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I join you on memory lane, remembering when I could go to the Princess Theater in Frostburg, Maryland with one dollar — get a ticket to the movie, popcorn, a soft drink, and ten cents change.

  5. tinteardrop

    tinteardrop said, almost 2 years ago

    What might be called the “Theater Experience” is no more. Even if you find a movie you’d actually pay to see, the commercials they’re not even ashamed anymore to show, sticky floors, musty smells, people talking, texting and in some case talking on phones have made it impossible to enjoy as a complete experience that one actually looked forward to.

  6. david_42

    david_42 said, almost 2 years ago

    I’ll take a drive-in any day. Fortunately, one of the two left in Oregon is only about 30 minutes away.

  7. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, almost 2 years ago

    and well I wonder people are jumping mitt for having money and love all the moive stars that make a fortune can do no wrong

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @simpsonfan2

    Not the ones I go to, they are very clean. As for “dirty” that is a personal value judgment.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @tinteardrop

    The theaters I go too are very strict about texting and talking on the phone when the movie starts. They toss you out. No refunds.

  10. sandflea

    sandflea said, almost 2 years ago

    @dfrechet

    Mormons wouldn’t allow them in Utah.

  11. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    My uncle owned theatres n the 50’s They were as neat as a pin, in spite of all the beer wine and booze the patrons smuggled in. Most Friday and Saturday nights we would pick up 2-3 cases of bottles per hundred tickets sold. In a downtown theatre half again more. My uncle died when he was 35 of an unplanned heart attack. I still own nine theatres, all four to sixteen screens. Today movies are not as popular as they were once were, so to make money you need smaller auditoriums and more of them in a single building to make money. Don’t begin to think that we make money on the tickets, the distributors take upto 90% of that. All our money to pay for utilities payroll and supplies; an eight screen theatre will fill on average three, twelve cubic yard dumpsters a week — costly. We have to pay our payroll, taxes and bills out of the money from the concession stands, so the prices are high. I have been a theatre owner for 53 years, i inherited my theatres at 16.

  12. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) said, almost 2 years ago

    @MayKitten

    Wow, then why keep them ? You are not making a living there…

  13. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, almost 2 years ago

    That small theater in the picture may not have the latest speakers that blast the volume so loud. I wouldn’t mind seeing a movie there.

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