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  • Bank Night — was a popular fad lottery game franchise in America during the Great Depression. It was invented and marketed by Charles U. Yaeger, a former booking agent for 20th Century Fox.cite news|title=Bank Night Bans|publisher=Time Magazine|date=1937 01… …   Wikipedia

  • bank night — A device by which a theater provides a registration book which any person over eighteen years of age, whether a patron of the theater or not, may sign. The book is placed in the lobby or outside the doors of the theater and no charge is made for… …   Black's law dictionary

  • bank night — A device by which a theater provides a registration book which any person over eighteen years of age, whether a patron of the theater or not, may sign. The book is placed in the lobby or outside the doors of the theater and no charge is made for… …   Black's law dictionary

  • bank night — noun Etymology: bank (IV) : a copyright form of lottery conducted by proprietors of motion picture theaters with a drawing of prizes for distribution among patrons who have registered and are present at an appointed evening performance * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bank night — Informal. (esp. in the 1930s) an evening when prizes are awarded to members of the audience at a motion picture theater. [1935 40, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • bank night — noun An event where patrons are enticed to buy entry tickets into some venue, for example a movie theater, with the anticipation that they will be entered into a drawing to win an amount of money if their ticket is drawn and they are on site at… …   Wiktionary

  • bank night — An evening upon which banks remain open for the convenience of working people; a scheme once fairly common in theaters which led to prosecutions for conducting a lottery. The scheme usually provides for registration by the individual in a book,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • flexible participation bank night — A scheme whereby some method is employed by means of which some persons obtain chances to win without purchasing theater tickets. Commonwealth v. Lund, 142 Pa.Super. 208, 15 A.2d 839, 842 …   Black's law dictionary

  • flexible participation bank night — A scheme whereby some method is employed by means of which some persons obtain chances to win without purchasing theater tickets. Commonwealth v. Lund, 142 Pa.Super. 208, 15 A.2d 839, 842 …   Black's law dictionary

  • Night of Champions (2010) — Promotional poster featuring Kane holding the World Heavyweight Championship Theme song(s) Freefall by Two Steps From Hell …   Wikipedia

  • night safe — noun A safe in the outside wall of a bank, in which customers can deposit money when the bank is closed • • • Main Entry: ↑night * * * night safe UK US noun [countable] [singular night safe plural …   Useful english dictionary

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