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Evans A Criswell
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I have a rather large collection of music and there have been several songs about movies and the theatre industry.

Some that come to mind are:

Saturday Night at the Movies - The Drifters - 1964 (...There's Technicolor and Cinemascope, a cast out of Hollywood, and popcorn from the candy stand makes it all seem twice as good.....)

Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott - The Statler Brothers - 1973 (Everybody knows when you go to the show you can't take the kids along. You've gotta read the paper and know the codes of G, PG, and R and X ....Tex Ritter's gone and Disney's dead and the screen is filled with sex .... Whatever happened to Gene and Tex and Rox and Rex, the Durango Kid )

The Movies - The Statler Brothers - 1977 (The movies are great medicine, I thank you Thomas Edison for giving us the best years of our lives)

The Drive-In - The Beach Boys - ? (Don't sneak your buddies in the trunk because they might get caught down at the drive-in.)

Can anyone think of some more?


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Richard C. Wolfe
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I remember one that was in the movie "Annie" called "Welcome To The Movies" It went something like this:
"Welcome to the moo-vies...
welcome to the Star..ar-ars,
Welcome to that GRAND Elusion...
all of it's Yours...
right through these doors.
Every shows a dilly...
this we Guar-ran-tee,
Welcome to the moo-oo-oo-vies...
wait and see.
etc., etc.

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Tom Ferreira
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"Celluloid Heroe" by The Kinks pops to mind. A much lesser known song is "Going To The Movies" by The Elektrics. It's early in the morning-I will probably think of more later.

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Mike Blakesley
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Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids, "Did you Boogie":

"Did you boogie with your baby in the back row of the movie show?
And did you boogie there cause you had nowhere else that you could go?
And when the lights went way down low,
Did you forget about the picture show?
Yes, did you boogie with your baby in the back row of the movie show?"

(From the album "Sons of the Beaches," 1975)


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Scott Norwood
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"Downtown" by Petula (sp?) Clark mentions something about "there will be movie shows - downtown!"

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Tom Ferreira
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I think this would be an excellent CD-R. How about "Stranded At The Drive-In" from Grease for another one. "Did You Boogie With Your Baby" is a great song(I have it on an old K-Tel album), but I could have done without Wolfman Jack's growling. There was a group in the 70's named The Movies, but, alas, they never did any songs about them!

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John Wilson
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What about...Boogie Fever by KC and the Sunshine Band?

...I took my baby to the drive in show...

we turned the speaker down

and then we turned on the radio

we watched those silent movies making funky sounds (!)

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"Aw shit man, the Doobie Brothers broke up!"
"How long have you been down here?"
"Forever".
-Jack and Joan in 'Romancing The Stone' 1984

26 days to the olympics...God help us...


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Aaron Sisemore
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John-

'Boogie Fever' was by the Sylvers, not KC...

but it was another good example.

Aaron


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Mike Blakesley
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Tom F.

The song "Did You Boogie" without Wolfman Jack is on the CD release of that Flash Cadillac album as a bonus track.

Mike

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John Wilson
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>>'Boogie Fever' was by the Sylvers, not KC...but it was another good example.<<

D-OH! You know...it didn't sound right at the time, but I had no way of finding out if I was wrong or not...well done, Aaron.



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Tim Reed
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There's one by Don Williams, and I haven't been able to remember the name of it for more than 10 years, but it had a great line that went something like:

"Waist-high weeds and a 'for sale' sign,
at the drive-in where my innocence died;"
(and something about a rusty sign hanging by a chain...)
"...saying 'Popcorn and Pepsi for a dime'..."

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Kenn Fong
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What about "Wake Up, Little Susie"?

Someone who remembers the lyrics will help out, but I remember it's about a couple who got bored with the movie at the drive-in and fell asleep.

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Gracia L. Babbidge
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Science Fiction / Double Feature - from the Rocky Horror Picture Show ...need I say more?

I'm sure that there are a bunch of us booth people here that have had to run many a midnight show of that flick that possesses such a bizarre cult following!

~GLB

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John Pytlak
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Paul Simon's "KODACHROME" -- it gives nice bright colors!

Yeah, and I really like the Everly Brothers "Wake Up Little Susie" too, having worked at a drive-in.

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John Keegan
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How About "The Stand" - Also by The Statler Brothers.. Kinda compliments the earlier post. "We'd watch our home town heroes ride the silver screen...". Also talks about the sad demise for paving of a parking lot...

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