Over the last few months, I would come home from work and wonder what I could do with my time, something productive, something that I could look at after it’s completed and say to myself ‘I made that.’
In the end, I decided to make a scrapbook including all my cinema tickets from the last few years, instead of keeping them in an envelope, hidden away in a box like they have been for what feels like since the dawn of time.
I have to say, it was a very interesting experience, I’m not a very arty person and whilst this can hardly be considered art, it is in a way, a creative project; though I’m sure many of you reading this would be able to do a better job than myself. It took me a while to find the perfect scrapbook, something that wasn’t too big so that it would still be empty when I croak it, and definitely something that wasn’t too small, so that it would fill up too quickly with all my cinema conquests.
In the end, I chose a plain black wire-bound scrapbook and for those of you in the UK, it can be found at Ryman stores across the country, the link to the exact product is found at the bottom of this post. Normally, I wouldn’t go for black, but it shows up the tickets so well that it was the only choice for aesthetic and practicality reasons.
The pictures in this article show just how good it looks and how with a simple good quality glue-stick and the right scrapbook, it can make something that looks really good. Of course, cinemas across the country use different tickets and my personal favourites are the Odeon ‘orange tickets’ which make up the majority of the book.
Other cinema chains featured in the book include VUE and a couple of Cineworld tickets.
So, in the end, it was a really exciting experience. From finding tickets that dated back as far as 2007, to remembering films I had completely forgotten I had seen, including a couple of stinkers, each page reveals something new. I would definitely say to anyone reading this, that if you’re bored and fancy something to do after work or on a rainy day, a scrapbook will make a fine companion.
Ryman Wire-bound Scrapbook: Click Here
Have you ever made a ‘Ticket Book of Dreams?’ Leave a comment in the box below and let me know.