A man and a woman are walking out of a movie theatre. They’d opened the paper that morning and saw that it was playing—a single showing at that run-down, shabby movie theatre where nobody goes. They rushed in and bought tickets, an afternoon show on a weekday. Sat down in those broken seats, th…
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