Sorry to bob up again with a simple but "mystic" encounter.
I have moved out of my house to give my sister some privacy and live with my once very good friend, now my dearest.
I have moved into a quiet apartment with my friend, she said she loved the place and it reminds her of her childhood. So, I have decided to move in with her. Oh, yes, I am old enough to do that so no worries. LOL
It was the day before St. Valentine's Day. I gave my dear friend some roses and took her to a good Italian Restaurant. We both enjoyed our great lunch and decided to watch a movie during that night. OK, too much information? Here we go.
We drove to an old cinema right past an alleyway. Well, if you know the place you will know it, I will not be detailed on where that cinema is. The cinema is built during late 70's the facilities were old but was maintained well by the old staffs that has almost spent their life there. I forget what time it was, but it was after sunset. The place was cool and there were lots of couples like us trying to enjoy the hours together.
The popcorn "boy" came by and offered us some free water since it was dry and hot. The guy at the corner seat took some cups and passed them along, I took 2 cups and passed the rest to the back, I thought someone had taken the tray that I have passed on. The guy beside me tapped me and asked "who are you passing to, No one's there?" the tray was right on the seat, so I took it and passed it along back to the popcorn "boy".
I thought I felt someone kicking on my seat as if they were adjusting their butts. I turned around to see again but there were no one. The guy next to me joked and said "Hey, funny you seemed to feel that there are people at the back seats. You know the rumors about this cinema? This cinema was once a theater, and those seats are for what they called the old boys. You know, actors and actresses whom has passed away on stage."
Thinking about what that guy has told me, I did some research on old theaters in Brazil but there were lack of information, there is only some information on some Portuguese Operas. Other than that, some information that I was interested in is that there were some underground theaters for "dirty shows". Not that I am interested on the shows, I wonder how many victims were there in those underground theaters. If the cinema that I and my dear friend went was one of those theaters, I here want to pray for the victims whom have died on stage and at the back stage, hope they can rest in peace.
Love from São Paulo