Thursday, October 1, 2015

"Let's All Go to the Lobby..."

"Let's all go to the lobby ... let's all go to the lobby..."

Moviegoers of a certain age will almost certainly know this little ditty, which for years exhorted theater customers to spend money at the refreshment stand. Produced in the 1950s (exact dates vary, according to the source), it was made by a company called Filmack Studios, and featured animation by Dave Fleischer, known for his association with Popeye cartoons.

But did you know this short was actually recognized by the National Film Registry in 2000? The National Film Preservation Board described it as "probably the best known 'snipe' or theatrical movie trailer ever produced."

And now if you'll excuse me, I think I'll go get a snack...

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