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fleapit

Informal a shabby cinema or theatre
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And it's a loving homage to the B-movies that played in fleapit cinemas in the 70s, replete with oodles of violence, gore and gratuitous nudity.
fLEAPit--those who LEAP out of the FLEAPIT must be FIT!
New words by this time had become firmly established within the English vocabulary: the picture house, the flicks and the fleapit were words used to great affection by the regular cinemagoers.
At the tender age of 15, just a year after he left school, Sol bought his first cinema - a Sunderland fleapit called the Gaiety.
THE evening progressed, via a service station at a godforsaken fleapit called Miles to a similar facility in the middle of the night at Morven, where it was hard to see outside owing to the thick blanket of moths and flies on the window.
It was certainly a far cry from the fleapit I previously stayed at in the Thai capital.
Gleeson, whose cinematic sensibility was forged as a teenager working as a projectionist in his father's fleapit, says his modestly successful Limerick comedy "Cowboys and Angels" was primarily influenced by "American Pie" (but without the sex).
But the more revealing tale is that he's a pukka fan of 30s and 40s noir black and white Hollywood movies and spills the beans that as a lad his mum would get free tickets for the local fleapit in their hometown.
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If Guston was a mandarin, he was one who had done the equivalent of giving away his money and settling into a fleapit rooming house to drink Thunderbird and think about the sea.
It was to them that we felt closest, for they were even more broke than we could be - but whenever one of them got a postal order, he would shower us all straightaway with cigarettes and chewing gum, or take us to the Royal, a fleapit in Rue des Vieux - Jesuites that showed Westerns and gangster movies.
That is not to say that the commercial theater can't produce bombs of an awesome magnitude; witness the rock musical Return to the Forbidden Planet, at the newly renovated Variety Arts Theatre (formerly that landmark fleapit the Variety Photo Plays) on Third Avenue at 14th Street, now the city's largest Off Broadway venue.