Bank Night

Bank Night

obsolete A lottery event popular in the US during the Great Depression in which a member of a movie theater audience could win a cash prize if their name was called. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. Wouldn't you know it? The one time they call my name for Bank Night and I had to leave early for a dinner party!
See also: bank, night
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The have-a-go hero, who preferred to remain anonymous, followed the two youths after they attacked and robbed a man trying to deposit takings in the Barclays bank night safe in the Market Place.
Fort Myers, FL, February 24, 2016 --(PR.com)-- The Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair announces new and expanded hours in addition to Senior/Military Day on Wednesday, March 2 and Harry Chapin Food Bank Night on Monday, Feb.
In many ways the quiz was the ultimate Bank Night: a rather desperate bid that undercut many of the lofty assertions about the roster of films.
THE LOOKOUT BBC1 11.35PM Confused since the car crash that killed his friends, Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as a Kansas bank night cleaner.
Although the big prize is handed out next week, Gers picked up the Family Champions award at the Clydesdale Bank night. That raised a smile from Don Fowler, North Wales, who said: "I laughed at Gers winning a family award.
In one such case, movie theaters advertised one night a week as "Lucky Night" or "Bank Night" whereby one or more ticket holders chosen at random would receive a cash prize.
As the store's manager she had to fill in for a sick employee and deliver the day's receipts to the bank night deposit box.
For example, in another case, a young man reported that an assailant stole money from him as he attempted to make a deposit in a bank night deposit drawer.
The victims - a 43-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman - were walking across the road to deposit the cash at the Barclays Bank night safe in High Street, Cowbridge, at 12.15am on Saturday when they were attacked.
Bank Night, offering prizes to members of the audience at movie houses, was introduced by Charles Urban Yeager in theaters in Colorado.
When it's done, they fill out their bank deposit, prepare the money in the bags, lock it up and take it to the bank night drop.
Monday is always Harry Chapin Food Bank Night - just another way the fair, itself a 501(c)3 charitable organization, gives back.
South Bank night club boss Geoff Collins had bought High Farm at Skippers Lane intending to build a new nightclub.
The two victims - a 43-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman - were walking across the road to deposit the cash at the Barclays Bank night safe in High Street, Cowbridge, at around 12.15am on Saturday when they were attacked.
Ban fireworks, automobile giveaways, bank nights, orchids, nylons, men's nights and other synthetic gimmicks.