Faithful commentor Scott has been sharing memories of going to movies in the 1970s at the fondly-remembered Dolton Theater.
By coincidence, I found a frame of the infamous Coming Attractions announcement that greeted us at the Dolton each week. This was standard, along with the animated popcorn boxes and soda cups singing "Let's all go to the lobby and get ourselves a treat." I need to find a screen grab of that too.
But this Coming Attractions trailer was scratchy and loaded with splices, and we were always happy to see it. That funky 1970s music heard through the splices was a hoot, but so what? We were about to witness tantalizing glimpses of a horror, science fiction, car chase action picture, comedy or western coming to the Dolton in the weeks ahead. The excitment was almost unbearable.
If memory serves, Tarantino and Rodriquez used this same Coming Attractions announcement in in their wonderfully fake trailers in last year's "Grindhouse."