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Clapping Along at Shoreline Theaters

Original post made by Kate on Jul 1, 2007

Years ago before a movie started, the entire audience would clap along to a song at the Shoreline movie theater. When and why did that stop? So many people look back on that tradition fondly.


Posted by Marvin, a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jul 1, 2007 at 1:46 pm

They used to clap along to the plug for the theatre chain--it happened at all Century theatres, I think. The music was the kind you could clap along to. They changed their intro about 8-9 years ago and it stopped.

Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Jul 1, 2007 at 6:33 pm

Don't know about before the movie, but they used to clap after the intermission went overtime to encourage them to start the movie again.

Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 1, 2007 at 7:33 pm

I liked the intermission. I liked the way the usherettes came into the aisles to sell ice cream. It was at that stage in the movie that I felt I wanted an ice cream, not the beginning. Bring back the intermissions. (I am also fed up with taking my kids to the bathroom half way through a movie - bring back intermissions).

Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 2, 2007 at 7:27 am

Agreed with "bring back intermissions"...better yet, cut out the extra 20 minutes that I find are usually just "time fillers" in the modern movies ( to make them the new requisite 2 hours instead of the old 90 minutes) and horribly boring..and get the movie back to only the good stuff. Like cropping out the unnecessary in a photo.

Posted by bru, a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 2, 2009 at 11:41 pm

bru is a registered user.

That was right before the started those damned Fandango ads before the movies, and it was as someone said for the Syufy/Century theater chain. I think the parent corporation changed.

Boom Boom Boom, Boo-Boo-Boo, Boo-Boo-Boo ....

Hey, I remember when they use to play "let's go out to the lobby ... to get .... something or other ...." ;-)

But then I also remember when they use to have double features, and started each show with cartoons and movies were only $2.00 ... and usually were better. They had ushers and did not let people come in late, or make noise or kick the back of your seat.