Acquired: 1997/1998
Charming in its own way, The Graham Cinema is one of the few old theaters I know of that hasn’t been turned into a wedding venue or a restaurant (yet). But the real appeal of the place is the proprietor, Tim Bob, who uses the theater’s information hotline to tell (often terrible, sometimes in poor taste) jokes in his heavy Carolina drawl. I used to keep this unused, un-expired (I think) free admission ticket in my wallet. When we first moved west, sometimes I’d call the Graham Cinema hotline just to hear a southern accent.
Thrown away: 2011. I’m throwing this in the trash next week. Right now, it’s in an envelope on my desk. Since the expiration date was crossed out, there’s a decent chance this thing is still good. If you’re in North Carolina and you want (maybe) free admission to a picture show at the Graham Cinema, use the “ask” button to contact me and this sucker’s all yours.
Hoarded for: 13-14 years.
Pain at loss: None. I saved the number (area code 336) to my phone.

Acquired: 1997/1998

Charming in its own way, The Graham Cinema is one of the few old theaters I know of that hasn’t been turned into a wedding venue or a restaurant (yet). But the real appeal of the place is the proprietor, Tim Bob, who uses the theater’s information hotline to tell (often terrible, sometimes in poor taste) jokes in his heavy Carolina drawl. I used to keep this unused, un-expired (I think) free admission ticket in my wallet. When we first moved west, sometimes I’d call the Graham Cinema hotline just to hear a southern accent.

Thrown away: 2011. I’m throwing this in the trash next week. Right now, it’s in an envelope on my desk. Since the expiration date was crossed out, there’s a decent chance this thing is still good. If you’re in North Carolina and you want (maybe) free admission to a picture show at the Graham Cinema, use the “ask” button to contact me and this sucker’s all yours.

Hoarded for: 13-14 years.

Pain at loss: None. I saved the number (area code 336) to my phone.