Monday, January 15, 2018

Sing-alongs at the Movie -- "Follow the Bouncing Ball"

Sing-alongs at the Movie – “Follow the Bouncing Ball”  dVerse/ Quadrille #48/ Bounce



As a child, when we went to the movies, there would be “sing-alongs”.  The music filled the theater.   A little red ball would appear on the screen, with the words, “follow the bouncing ball.”  Everyone in the theater would sing.  Hard to imagine today

January 15, 2018

13 comments:

De said...

Yes! I was hoping someone would go there! I followed, with glee.

brudberg said...

Isn't that how karaoke might look like... but probably just a boring color coming on a screen.

Jane Dougherty said...

I'd love to go to a sound of music sing-along. Wouldn't need a bouncing ball :)

Linda Kruschke said...

What a fun memory and excellent take on the prompt. Hard to image today, indeed!

Toni Spencer said...

Karaoke doesn't compare. Everyone singing at the same time instead of a very few following the changing colors. I loved how the ball would bounce in place over a word so we would know to wait or hold out the note. I loved your take on this! It would be nice if we did have these moments again but alas, they seem to be gone. Although we have a vintage cinema where the huge Wurlitzer rise up out of the floor and songs with the bouncing ball so entice people to join in. Every other Saturday night.

Frank J. Tassone said...

I have a faint recollection of that. Can't recall from where. Thanks for the reminiscence!

Sherry Marr said...

Wow, that sounds amazing. Matinees at the movies when I was a kid were always very noisy - a theatre full of young kids - yikes. But every Saturday, off we went with our QUARTER which was what it cost to get in back then. Now it's ten bucks. LOL. Just as noisy. No songs.

indybev said...


I well remember following the bouncing ball! Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Frank Hubeny said...

I remember that bouncing ball.

kaykuala said...

That would be fun. What a wonderful throw-back to those days annelle!

Hank

Kim Russell said...

I don't remember a bouncing ball but I'd love to give it a try - The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, to name but a few. Complete nostalgia saturation - bliss!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Such a delightful memory captured in such few words!💞 Beautifully penned.

குறுகிய said...

Sounds like tons of fun to me. :)