Standing room only


Standing room only
   When all seats for a performance were sold out, cheaper tickets might be sold to allow theatergoers to stand at the back of the house. Thus a notice of "S.R.O." outside a theatre meant that the show was doing excellent business. Performers boasting of success might say, according to Judge Horton, "we stood 'em up."

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  • Standing-room only — This article refers to the term standing room only . For other uses, see Standing Room Only. An event is described as standing room only when it is so well attended that all of the chairs in the venue are occupied leaving only flat spaces of… …   Wikipedia

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