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Animal House in theaters this week.

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    My wife and I saw Animal House at local theater last night and enjoyed it quite a bit . I have the film on blu-ray , but I had to go see it again on a big screen with a crowd of people .The audience was small- around 20 ticket buyers -but they were enthusiastic. The film is now 38 years old , and may have lost some of it's cutting edge appeal, or maybe it's too politically incorrect for audiences these days . I don't know ,but I was expecting a bigger crowd . I wouldn't be surprised to see the film remade in such a way that makes the original look tame , like the recent National lampoon vacation reboot .
     
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    ^ Other than big draws like Jaws or Psycho, 20 people is actually pretty good for those Fathom events in my experience. I saw Dracula double feature with probably half a dozen people.

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    I saw the movie originally in a regular commercial theater. When I went to college, because the Mens' Inter-Hall Council had a lot of money, they would sponsor free movies on Sunday Night in the Student Union building which had a theater with a projection booth and two projectors.

    When the company that ran the dining halls got wind (OK MIHC published a schedule) that MIHC was going to run Animal House they did everything in their power to try and stop the film -- including offering to pay the rental for the film. This was all because of two words :
    Food Fight!

    Finally when the film was run (the two words in question come at a reel change). The projector was dimmed out and the new reel was begun without out the words being uttered on film (the audience was kind enough to provide that) I looked up into the projection booth and saw one of the managers of one of the dining halls counting out bills to the projector operator ...
     
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    Interesting story. Were those two words uttered by a large group of cast members at the same time during the hearing , or the ones said by the "devil" ?
     
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    It's a scene in the dining hall and it's just the two words uttered by "Future Sentator" Blutarsky [​IMG]
    :cool:
     
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