Posted By: Paul - Fri Nov 22, 2019
     Category: Movies | Avant Garde | Telephones | 1990s

Who can recall the last time they saw a public pay phone? I couldn't tell you the last time I saw one that was in working order to save my life.

I had a good time trying to recall the titles of the movies that those scenes appeared in.
Posted by KDP on 11/22/19 at 10:02 AM
Nonfunctional public pay phone:
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 11/22/19 at 01:24 PM
I was in the Toronto airport last month and I saw a pay phone. I don't think it took coins, only credit cards.
Posted by ges on 11/22/19 at 02:14 PM
I read something recently where there are only three phone booths left in NYC. Thee may be more pay phones merely because there are still places where they are required by law (police stations, libraries, train stations, airports, etc.).
Posted by Brian on 11/24/19 at 11:19 PM
@KDP -- According to, there are 902 movies, from 1934 to 2019, with the keyword "payphones.",asc&mode=detail&page=1&title_type=movie

The absolute classic one, of course, is the one Ray Milland uses to call home in "Dial M for Murder" (1954).
Posted by Phideaux on 11/25/19 at 06:19 AM
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