Bank Night

[ bangk-nahyt ]
/ ˈbæŋk ˌnaɪt /

noun Informal.

(in the 1930s) an evening when prizes were awarded by lottery to members of the audience at a movie theater as part of a promotion to encourage theater patronage.

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Origin of Bank Night

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40
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