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Song Parodies -> "Scenes From A Movie Theater"

Original Song Title:

"Scenes From An Italian Restaurant"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Scenes From A Movie Theater"

Parody Written by:

Phil Nelson

The Lyrics

Based on a movie theater I used to go to before it closed. It was called the Village Green 6 Theatres. It was in the Village Green plaza.
A bottle of sprite, a bottle of coke
It's all they got and popcorn on to choke
We'll get two seats right by the front
In our old familiar place
Hearing some Ace of Base

A bottle of coke, a bottle of sprite
It all depends upon your appetite
I just heard a cat outside purr
Outside this small movie theater

Saw a movie there yesterday
They got new seats out in the lobby
New arcade games, ate raisinets
The movie was the best

Was built a while ago
That plaza, it's tough to know
Where you're going and you will get lost wasting time

I remember those days hanging out at the Village Green
Got my license, got some new clothes some nice black jeans
Saw a movie at the theater try parallel parking
Cold drinks, no lights, my sweet romantic teenage nights

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa

Philly and Wendy were the regular attendees
And the employees were sick of us
Going around the whole theater there, field trips on school bus
Nobody looked any better
We ate pizza at the plaza next door over
Then we would wait outside in the extremely long line
Surely Philly and Wendy would always have really great times

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa

Philly and Wendy were still going right there in the summer of 2002
When they decided the theater would be closed by the end of June
Everyone knew they were crazy
They could improve but much too lazy
There was a theater way down the street that was brand new
So there we were wavin' the movie theater adieu.

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa

Company got bought out by another one
Now the theatre's an empty building
Oh, the other stores right in there stayed open but lost sales
People still got lost around there going
They started to close didn't sell pantyhose
But there's still a few left abiding

Whoa, whoa yeah we'll go there
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa

So then we moved on went to the new place
But this theatre's not as good as that was
It's still got nice stuff you can sit on your duff
In the stadium seating, speakers buzz
Then we left that whole scene back to Village Green
But we could never go in there again
Whoa, whoa

Philly and Wendy watched movies too many in the summer of 2002
When the theater closed oh, and it was the last show
It made us kind of blue
We couldn't go back to the theaters
The best we could do is become big eaters
Donuts and pizza are part of a balanced diet
That's all there is about Philly and Wendy
Can't tell you more than I told you already
And here we are waving the movie theater adieu.

Whoa, whoa, whoa
Whoa, whoa, whoa
Whoa, whoa, oh
Yeah

A bottle of coke, a bottle of sprite
Whatever kind of mood you're in tonight
Oh the whole movie seems a blur
Inside this small movie theater

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Pacing: 4.4
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 9

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Chris - February 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Very impressed by this one, Phil. A lot of work obviously went into this one. Here's $555 admission
Ausfahrt - February 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Didn't like how this was filmed
Mark Scotti - February 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I'll take a large butter popcorn for $5.55!!!
Phil Nelson - February 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks Chris and Mark.
Fiddlegirl - February 24, 2010 - Report this comment
A toughie to pace... and just a few glitches, so 454. (It's "tough love", so they tell me...) ;)

Brought back some fun memories, though!
Phil Nelson - February 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks Fiddlegirl.
Tommy Turtle - February 24, 2010 - Report this comment
DKTOS, and given the split decision on pacing (the German judge's low score gets thrown out, of course), I can't vote. (if it's unanimous 5s from writers I trust, will often take their word for it.) But there was a lot of nostalgia worked in -- wish could just vote 5 for "artistry".

And ya can't go to movies any more -- sound stinks, too loud, too expensive, noisy kids and cell phones -- just rent the DVD. (OTOH, necking, a la Elvis "Saturday Night At The Movies" -- I know that's before your time, Phil, but check it out - that's what they *used* to be like :grin:
Phil Nelson - February 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks TT.
Warren Baker - February 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Love the original song. I've got my own take on the tune coming soon (I hope), and really liked the movie motif. I'll add another 5.55 for the small soft drink!
Phil Nelson - February 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks Warren.
Christie Marie M - February 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I've been to Essex Green, AMC, Loews, but not the Village Green. It's still a shame that it closed down, though. I don't know what I'd do if the AMC close to where I live would shut down. Great song, great story, great sing/read! Here's 5 Large Popcorns and 5 Large Sodas for 5 Movies of your choice! Enjoy those flicks! BTW, movie theatres are my second haven next to Barnes and Nobles.
Phil Nelson - February 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks Christie.

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