Saturday, February 20, 2010

1938 Snow White Movie Tickets

A rare find: two unused numbered tickets, one adult and one student, from a Wednesday matinee showing of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Dated April 27th, 1938, these were for a showing just 4 months after the movie premiered at the Carthay Circle Theatre on December 21. 1937.

Images courtesy of Main Street Mouse. Used with permission.

The adult ticket is for a center orchestra seat and cost $1.10. The student went for .55 cents. Each is from the Whittier Theater in Whittier, California. They measure 3.5" x 1.5" and are single sided. Made of heavy card stock. Printed by the Globe Ticket Co., LA.

Snow White Collector Note: These tickets above sold on ebay for $200 (US).


[UPDATE: October 2012]

Here's an adult matinee ticket from the same day as those above. This one only cost 55¢, maybe because it was "orchestra left" rather than "center".


  1. What a cool find; do they even allow movies to play in the theaters for 4 months anymore?!?

  2. It seems not even 4 weeks for many.