Wednesday, 8 September 2010

QR – Cure – Quizzing Realms – 124

Two questions today, and both related to films.

In the earlier days of cinema, the film theatres in USA showed short films, around 15-20 minutes in length, for five cents per head. The amount of money they charged per film gave rise to a certain term for these theatres. That term is now associated more with a television channel for children. What term?

Once again, in the earlier days of cinema, money charged for entry into a film theatre was collected in boxes at the counter, and whenever a box was filled, it was locked up and sent to another room or office in the theatre, and an empty box placed at the counter. At the end of the day, all boxes stored in the safe room were emptied, and the collections of the day counted. This determined whether the screening of the film had been a success or not. What term originated from this back-office room where all these boxes were stored? (Note: For some strange reason, Wikipedia gives a different origin to the term we are seeking. Please do not go hard and fast by it.)

Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!

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Great job, folks! 11 answers from 10 people! And most of them correct! Yes, the first answer is Nickelodeon, and the second is Box office!


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