The show

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Fri Jul 23 00:57:35 UTC 2004

"The show" to mean something like a circus is all over newspapers in the
1890's.  I didn't try to actually find the earliest cite.

I can remember my Virginia relatives saying this in the 1950's when talking
about a movie.

Sam Clements
> Subject: The show
> Growing up in a small town I can remember using the term the "show" when
referring to a movie that you go to a theater to see. Example:  Are you
going to the show tonight?
> Was this an old way of referring to the movies or the movie theater?
Anyone remember using this term?

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