- "They said the movie was sold out."
- At screenings of movies which attract large African American audiences, many folks
beleive that theatres will falsely announce the film to be sold out when in fact there are
many seats available. The aim of this conspiracy is to cripple the money-earning potential
of black films by undermining the box-office take. Spike Lee is rumored to say ticket
fraud exists as well. The story there is that the box office agent will claim that the
theatre owner ran out of tickets for the particular black film, and give the patron a
ticket for another film but allow them to see the black film anyway. In this scenario,
another film gets box office credit for a black film.
"They didn't like us wearing their clothes."
September, 1998 last update