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Post by Syl on Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:42 pm

I have had a Eureka moment. cheers

So Cineworld is closing all it's cinemas in the UK, meaning that 5,500 people will be out of jobs, and it could be the end of cinemas for some considerable time, and who knows if any will survive given the economic climate we are living in now.

So.......why not open more drive throughs? Open air cinemas, like in the states, where people can sit in their cars and watch the film in social  distancing safety.
The huge supermarkets like Asda and B&Q could rent their space out in the evenings...so they trade in the day and use the vast carparks at night for entertainment.

Win win for everyone. bounce

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Post by Syl on Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:42 pm

I like the idea so much I have given myself a 'like'. Cool

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Post by Maddog on Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:49 pm

Almost all of them closed here, and then we saw a resurgence about 10 years ago.

They were a staple of my youth and we had a blast there as teenagers.

I dont think they are very profitable as they would close for the winter here.

It would be worse there because winter lasts 11 months there. Cool

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Post by Syl on Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:14 pm

Maddog wrote:Almost all of them closed here, and then we saw a resurgence about 10 years ago.

They were a staple of my youth and we had a blast there as teenagers.  

I dont think they are very profitable as they would close for the winter here.  

It would be worse there because winter lasts 11 months there.  Cool

US drive in cinemas always looked so good when we saw them in films, especially if there was food and drink service and the girls sped round in roller skates....very Cool

People here are used to the cold, they could wrap up warm and take a flask......I think lot's of people who miss going to the cinema would go.
Films like the latest James Bond have postponed their release date because all the cinemas are shut, now it seems some will go under before they can reopen. Cineworld is the giant amongst them, if they are all closing, albeit they haven't said for good as yet,  what hope for the smaller venues?

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Post by Original Quill on Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:22 pm

Syl wrote:US drive in cinemas always looked so good when we saw them in films, especially if there was food and drink service and the girls sped round in roller skates....very Cool.

'Drive-in' means two things in the US: drive-in restaurants and drive-in theaters.  The waitresses in skates were only at drive-in restaurants...specifically, at Mel's Drive-in, which was a chain.

At Drive-in theaters, you had to walk up to the snack shop to buy treats and popcorn, etc.

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Post by Syl on Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:35 pm

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Syl wrote:US drive in cinemas always looked so good when we saw them in films, especially if there was food and drink service and the girls sped round in roller skates....very Cool.

'Drive-in' means two things in the US: drive-in restaurants and drive-in theaters.  The waitresses in skates were only at drive-in restaurants...specifically, at Mel's Drive-in, which was a chain.

At Drive-in theaters, you had to walk up to the snack shop to buy treats and popcorn, etc.

Ahhh....my memory must be playing tricks on me re those old films I used to watch Quill.
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Post by Syl on Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:51 pm

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Lol....I think jobs like that would be considered a bit too sexist nowadays.

When I was 17 almost 18, I was bored with office jobs, so I started working in some of Manchester's really great nightclubs.

I first worked at a rather plush club called Tiffany's, and because I was a bit of a rebel I was demoted to cigarette girl for a while.
It must have been the worst job in the club. Walking round the club with a tray of cigars and cigarettes slung round your neck was nothing compared to the ridiculous outfit I had to wear which was a low cut red satin frilly micro dress and black fishnet tights.

Being young I didn't care though....I had a good laugh there and met some nice (and not so nice) famous people.

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Post by Original Quill on Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:59 pm

The original Mel's was in Berkeley, where I grew up.  It was located on the corner of Haste St., and Shattuck Ave, the main street of downtown Berkeley.  Hence the term "crusin' the main".

On Friday night you would take your 1949 Merc, and a friend, and cruise the main looking for 'chicks'.  When you found some, you would cruse down to Mel's and 'drive-in' to get vanilla or cherry cokes and maybe a burger and fries.

The cars were front-to-back in lanes, so that if the first car wanted to get out, all the cars in back of him had to reverse out and let him go.  On a busy Friday night it was a mess.

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Post by Syl on Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:08 pm

Your young life sounds like something out of the film 'Grease'. Razz

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Post by Original Quill on Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:12 pm

Syl wrote:Your young life sounds like something out of the film 'Grease'. Razz

More like American Graffiti. Only that was filmed in Modesto, CA, just south of the Bay Area by about 85-miles. Grease was more about Southern California and the beach/high-school scene.

Lived in LA once, so I know the beach scene.

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Post by Maddog on Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:10 pm

Syl wrote:Your young life sounds like something out of the film 'Grease'. Razz

More like Walter Mitty. Rolling Eyes

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Post by Original Quill on Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:40 pm

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Syl wrote:Your young life sounds like something out of the film 'Grease'. Razz

More like Walter Mitty.   Rolling Eyes

Jealous? Trailer-park Texas is not Sunny California, I admit. Luck of the draw. Laughing

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:57 pm

I think it's a brilliant idea, and I imagine modern technology could improve vastly on the washed-out screens and tinny speakers of yesteryear. I'd love to get out and see a movie, it's been ages.

And there's no reason people couldn't zoom around on skates selling concessions, even if it's not historically accurate Smile

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Post by eddie on Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:57 pm

I don’t see the point of drive-through cinemas at all! Why would I sit in my car watching a film through my windscreen? scratch

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Post by Syl on Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:28 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:I think it's a brilliant idea, and I imagine modern technology could improve vastly on the washed-out screens and tinny speakers of yesteryear. I'd love to get out and see a movie, it's been ages.

And there's no reason people couldn't zoom around on skates selling concessions, even if it's not historically accurate Smile

Have a greeny for recognising my genius Ben. cheers

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Post by eddie on Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:32 pm

Syl wrote:
Ben Reilly wrote:I think it's a brilliant idea, and I imagine modern technology could improve vastly on the washed-out screens and tinny speakers of yesteryear. I'd love to get out and see a movie, it's been ages.

And there's no reason people couldn't zoom around on skates selling concessions, even if it's not historically accurate Smile

Have a greeny for recognising my genius Ben. cheers

Rolling Eyes

Well, you and Ben can sit in a car and freeze your tits and bollocks off watching a film through a windscreen if you like.
I ain’t coming.

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Post by Syl on Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:35 pm

eddie wrote:
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Have a greeny for recognising my genius Ben. cheers

Rolling Eyes

Well, you and Ben can sit in a car and freeze your tits and bollocks off watching a film through a windscreen if you like.
I ain’t coming.

Childish Basketball Just cos you didn't think of it.

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Post by eddie on Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:39 pm

Whatever. I will sit with Mr Syl and we will discuss how stupid you kids are. Basketball

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:40 pm

Ladies? Why can't we all just get along, now?

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Post by Syl on Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:44 pm

eddie wrote:Whatever. I will sit with Mr Syl and we will discuss how stupid you kids are. Basketball
Offer to play him at scrabble....he might win for once. Razz

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Post by eddie on Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:45 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:Ladies? Why can't we all just get along, now?

Syl started it. She’s all missy clever-bollocks with her stupid film-car-thing.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:56 pm

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Syl started it. She’s all missy clever-bollocks with her stupid film-car-thing.

Okay, well, why don't we move onto a brilliant idea of my own?

Snails routinely live 5-plus years, and it's perfectly safe to paint their shells with non-toxic paint. Why not market them as pets?

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Post by Syl on Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:59 pm

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Syl started it. She’s all missy clever-bollocks with her stupid film-car-thing.

Okay, well, why don't we move onto a brilliant idea of my own?

Snails routinely live 5-plus years, and it's perfectly safe to paint their shells with non-toxic paint. Why not market them as pets?

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The biggest snail could be a mascot for the NHS. cheers

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Post by eddie on Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:59 pm

Fucks sake. We are not painting snail shells, dude. Okay? Drop it! Rolling Eyes

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:00 pm

We're still going to have a financial requirement to meet, dear.

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I think it's a great idea!  You could sell them at mall kiosks at Covent Garden.

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Post by eddie on Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:09 pm

Quill! Don’t encourage him! He’s snail-@bsessed!

See what I did! I made a snail >>>> @

Pffff. Never mind.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:15 pm

eddie wrote:Quill! Don’t encourage him! He’s snail-@bsessed!

See what I did! I made a snail >>>> @

Pffff. Never mind.

I got it, babe.













After you explained it to me, but I did get it.

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Post by eddie on Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:18 pm

Nobody gets my geniusness at first.
And sometimes at second, or third...and so on and so forth and what have you.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:19 pm

So a few ideas for painted snail shells: tartan, racing stripes (haha), sports team logos, leopard skin, turtle shell, soccer ball.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:22 pm

"From my back garden to Covent Garden!"

Names of loved ones with love hearts (suggested by edds)

Oh, I really want to do this now Cool

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Post by Original Quill on Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:28 pm

I would too.  Have eds in back, at some artist's desk, painting snails and wearing some kind of hippy dress.  Windows for kids and mom's to watch her work.  Maybe playing a little guitar for breaks.

Ben...You can take care of the snails, and of course, sales.  Great idea!

TEXAS PAINTED SNAILS. Make up a brochure, where you claim that Native Americans in Texas used to paint snails to please the gods...and house them in adobe huts.

You could even have a spin-off of Adobe Snail Huts...a little mud and a kiln. cheers

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:48 pm

Original Quill wrote:I would too.  Have eds in back, at some artist's desk, painting snails and wearing some kind of hippy dress.  Windows for kids and mom's to watch her work.  Maybe playing a little guitar for breaks.

Ben...You can take care of the snails, and of course, sales.  Great idea!

TEXAS PAINTED SNAILS.  Make up a brochure, where you claim that Native Americans in Texas used to paint snails to please the gods...and house them in adobe huts.

You could even have a spin-off of Adobe Snail Huts...a little mud and a kiln. cheers

I can picture this so clearly ...

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:24 am

You'll build up traffic in the mall so much, that they will rent you the kiosk for free.

People will flock to see eddie-Oakley, the Bearded Snail Painter, and Bull-Ridin' Ben, the Texas Snail Wrangler.  

Be thinkin' about painted turtles, too.


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Post by Syl on Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:04 pm

Eddie could have them on a tray round her neck and whizz round on roller skates selling to the people in cars who are watching the film at the drive in. Cool

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:58 pm

There's an idea...eddie Oakley on hot pink ropers.

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Post by Syl on Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:09 pm

Christmas is coming, the opportunities are endless.

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Syl wrote:Christmas is coming, the opportunities are endless.

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And he's a handsome devil in his Santa cap. He should have a tree atop his shell.

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:30 pm

A snail Christmas tree ornament.

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:32 pm

Or, perhaps a motivational snail:

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Texas snail in a Texas pick-up truck:

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:41 pm

Po snail, outta petrol...

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:43 pm

Texas snail gets more fuel-efficient car....

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Married Texas snail...nagging wife...

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Texas snail finds girlfriend....

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**Hey...lil privacy here?**

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Post by Victorismyhero on Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:14 pm

yebbut, you know why women have legs dont you.....


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Post by Victorismyhero on Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:19 pm

Besides which as a socialist you should be ashamed of yourself promoting these already rich molluscs when their poor bretheren the slugs are but poor penniless HOMELESS snails.

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Victorismyhero wrote:Besides which as a socialist you should be ashamed of yourself promoting these already rich molluscs when their poor bretheren the slugs are but poor penniless HOMELESS snails.

That's right. That's why I suggested the snail/slug puebos for the little guys.

I'm only a socialist as an economic answer (socialists are not political except Marxists, and I'm hardly one of those). Socialism is only an answer to meet the need for pooling money to purchase tooling. Many socialists care no more about the homeless than a capitalist.

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:24 am

Snailboat....

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