JumpStart by Robb Armstrong for October 03, 2023

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    OldsVistaCruiser  7 months ago

    Don’t New Yorkers take the subway everywhere? I had a ’59 Olds 98 that had no seat belts.

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    SactoSylvia-II  7 months ago

    And she lived to tell the tale!

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    SteveHL  7 months ago

    Which version of West Side Story are they watching?

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    Last Rose Of Summer Premium Member 7 months ago

    I got to see “Lost Weekend” with Ray Milland. I, too was 5. The only thing i remembered was him hiding the booze in the ceiling light fixture. And the only seat belt I had was my Dad’s arm.

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    fuzzbucket Premium Member 7 months ago

    That’t the movie we saw on my first real date, in 1961.

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    arolarson Premium Member 7 months ago

    Yep, no seatbelts. My instinctive reaction to having to brake suddenly is to throw my right arm out horizontally in front of the passenger seat even if the only occupant is a grocery bag.

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    crookedwolf Premium Member 7 months ago

    My grandma took a very young me to see Jaws at a theater in Tacony – terrifying!!

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    jagedlo  7 months ago

    Explains a lot…

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    oakie817  7 months ago

    when i was 7, my aunt and cousin who were teenagers and babysitting me, took me to see “Psycho”

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    Ellis97  7 months ago

    West Side Story, the musical tale of two star crossed interracial lovers from two rival gangs. An instant classic. Just add people.

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    DaBump Premium Member 7 months ago

    Crazy times, crazy times. (sigh)

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    bookworm0812  7 months ago

    At four years old, I doubt she was paying much attention. She was probably focused on the goodies. My mom went with friends to see it and one of them said she would probably cry because those kind of movies always did. The other friend was like “Oh, c’mon. It’s just a movie. You’re gonna cry over a movie?” Well, guess which one of the friends was literally bawling after West Side Story? She was bawling so much that the one that normally did cry at those movies was too embarrassed to cry. An usher brought the girl a pile of tissues.

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    david_42  7 months ago

    Once I managed to get half-way through the first song.

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    yangeldf  7 months ago

    the first movie I ever saw was Howard the Duck, literally among my first memories

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    Aladar30 Premium Member 7 months ago

    My first movie at the movie theatre was "Who framed Roger Rabbit? I was 4 too and still remember a lot about that day. What an amazing experience.

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  7 months ago

    I told them in my class that I wore seat belts half the time. We had six vehicles and three of them had seatbelts. The others were pre seatbelt.

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  7 months ago

    Probably a drive in movie(in Manhattan?)

    WEST SIDE—jeez,I hate unhappy endings

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  7 months ago

    Going back in history, perhaps Robb was unconsciously copying DICK TRACY when Marcy gave birth to the twins in the back seat of Joe’s patrol car.(One of Tracy’s kids was born the same way).

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