Snicker Flickers

I am surprised there was no reference to the earlier nomenclature for Lakeside Cinema [Traditions, Summer 2013]. During my years at the UW (1955–56), the Union movies were known as the “Snicker Flickers.” Old silent movies were the usual fare, and after the film was over, the film would then be run backward with absolutely hilarious, uproarious laughter that I am sure could be heard clear across the lake. Cars, trains, people, et cetera were all seen going backward. It’s a memory never to be forgotten.

Dale Voss MA’56
Annapolis, Maryland

Published in the Fall 2013 issue


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