The Last Picture Show Setting & Symbolism

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Thalia High School

Thalia High School is Sonny and Dwayne's high school, where they play football and basketball.

The Pool Hall

Sam the Lion owns the pool hall and often opens it early because he doesn't sleep well. It is a very male place, and women aren't allowed in. Sam the Lion leaves the pool hall to Billy and Sonny in his will.

The Picture Show

The picture show is where Jacy and Dwayne and Sonny and Charlene court in high school. Sam the Lion owns the picture show, and he leaves it to Old Lady Mosey when he dies. She has to close it soon thereafter. The picture show is Billy's favorite place.

The All-Night Cafy

Sam the Lion owns the all-night cafy and leaves it to Genevieve when he dies.

The Rooming House

The rooming house is where Sonny and Dwayne live. They are proud of...

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