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Small notes of melencholy--

It looks like the Dollar Discount Theater's closed. I haven't verified this, but the rocky horror folks were crying about it, and now there's nothing on their marquis. This is the last of the three dollar theaters that were open in Austin, and a bit of the end of an era.

With rentals, movie downloads and cable TV, the entertainment budget may not stretch to dollar theaters anymore. But I spent almost every sunday with my mother at the dollar theater, retreating from the horrors of the world in a dark room with flickering images and an uncomfortable chair that smelled vaguely of pee. And now I live so close to it, it's almost convenient.

le sigh... Sorry to see it go. Possibly someone will take over the space, but it'd most likely be the Drafthouse. Cool though they are, they ain't the dollar discount cinema.

As well, it occured to me that right now, people are scurrying around to stock their Spirit Halloween Superstore locations for the September 1 deadline. Those stores are absolute hell, but they were everything about the retail experience condensed into a three-month period, and it was so much fun working them, I've missed them. It's been three years, though, and they didn't look at my application the last time (what, two years spirit halloween experience doesn't qualify me to work at spirit halloween? I'm not sure I follow!) Anyway, I've got my 40 hours.

Still, it's kind of sad. That was such a blast, and I love retail AND Halloween. I'll still be going to visit as soon as they're open.

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sdocat
Aug. 28th, 2004 09:08 am (UTC)
Not many people WANT to work in retail hell. I'm glad someone wants to do it. Wierdo.
artfulreggie
Aug. 28th, 2004 09:11 am (UTC)
Not many people get to wear tails, fangs and fake blood in retail hell either.
spottylogic
Aug. 28th, 2004 10:45 am (UTC)

And that's when I'm at the church bookstore :) Only once, though.
baktre
Aug. 29th, 2004 07:09 am (UTC)
I have fond memories of it, although I'm not clamoring to go back. I think I benefited from having to come in contact with customers all the time...it also allowed me to hone my officious prissiness to new levels. :)
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