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    My local cinema only had 2 screens. My mum took me, my younger sister and my mate to see the Little Mermaid. Robocop 2 was playing in the other screen at the same time. Me and my mate tried to sneek in to Robocop. Instead of just quickly nipping in and grabbing a seat we looked at the screen and were like "aw yesss, Robocop". An usher busted us straight away and was going to kick us out but I managed to talk him into letting us go back into the screen that we were paid into.

    The year I turned 12 was the year the 12 certificate became a thing. I think Uncle Buck was the first film in the UK to get a 12 rating. Me and a mate went to see it but we were both still 11 at the time and were a little bit worried about not getting in. No one batted an eyelid when we paid in to Uncle Buck.

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    I remember going to see Star Wars and it was the first time i'd ever seen a queue go down the road and round the corner. I also remember going to see Tron on my birthday when i was ill.
    I loved the old foyer's where the sweet shop was below some flowing stairs up to the auditoriums and they sold "programmes" for the film you were about to see, with awesome A4 sized stills from the movie in the windows in the foyer. Later on I had a few of the Empire Strikes Back ones, wish I still had them.
    Dolly Mixtures always remind me of the cinema as a kid for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulletino View Post
    I remember going to see Star Wars and it was the first time i'd ever seen a queue go down the road and round the corner. I also remember going to see Tron on my birthday when i was ill.
    I loved the old foyer's where the sweet shop was below some flowing stairs up to the auditoriums and they sold "programmes" for the film you were about to see, with awesome A4 sized stills from the movie in the windows in the foyer. Later on I had a few of the Empire Strikes Back ones, wish I still had them.
    Dolly Mixtures always remind me of the cinema as a kid for some reason.


    I can't remember if the cinema sweets were as ridiculously priced back then as they are now? When I went to see Trainspotting 2 it was 4 for a bag of Fruit Pastilles or Malteasers.

    My aunt took me to see Return to Oz. I remember she bought me an ice lolly off the girl who would appear in a couple of times during the film. She had a wearable tray and would stand under a little light at the fire exit. Don't think they do the mid-film sweet treat sales any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trip2themoon View Post
    I can't remember if the cinema sweets were as ridiculously priced back then as they are now? When I went to see Trainspotting 2 it was 4 for a bag of Fruit Pastilles or Malteasers.

    My aunt took me to see Return to Oz. I remember she bought me an ice lolly off the girl who would appear in a couple of times during the film. She had a wearable tray and would stand under a little light at the fire exit. Don't think they do the mid-film sweet treat sales any more.
    I always used to go for those little tubs of ice-cream with the wooden spoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moogleymog View Post
    I always used to go for those little tubs of ice-cream with the wooden spoon.


    I used to love an ice-cream tub, with loads of raspberry sauce. God only knows what that would have cost my aunt in the cinema, I never had to pay. Wouldn't be surprised if a 2 scoop tub was about a fiver in a cinema today.

    The cinema I saw Trainspotting 2 at has an Asda beside it. We went there for our sweets and crisps before heading for the film. Asda do their own pick and mix but even their's is quite expensive. You pay for the size of the cup rather than the weight so you mash the sweets down hard so you can get as much in as possible. Good fun picking it apart during your film...

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    We couldn't afford ice cream in the cinema...
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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    I spent years 7-16 at a draconian boarding school. Picture nite was once a month. I have always enjoyed the movies so I tried to be on my best behaviour leading up to "flick nite" (as we called it) and not get too many demerit points. Too many of these and you missed the movie which until television came along was our only source of entertainment. The film was usually a print of an American production which had done the cinema circuit several years before. Still that did not stop any of us enjoying them. As junior students we were not permitted to buy lollies, so on picture nite my brother, who happened to be a senior prefect would slide a large gag of lollies under the seats from the senior section at the back of the picture hall to the junior section. Woe betide anyone who waylayed my sweets as he would be put on detention. The 'flick nites" at my boarding school were my introduction to the wonderful world of the movies.

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