California woman is reunited with wallet she lost 46 years ago

  • 12 Jun - 18 Jun, 2021
  • Mag The Weekly
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Thanks to social media, and a chance discovery, a lost wallet was returned to its owner more than four decades after it went missing inside a Southern California movie theater. While the Majestic Ventura Theater underwent remodelling during the Covid-19 pandemic, workers stumbled across a surprising find – a red wallet that had somehow ended up in the theater's attic. "The other day one of our employees was changing out some light bulbs and the chandelier dropped a couple of inches, and we had to fix it," theater employee Tom Stevens told KEYT, adding that he climbed into the attic to help. Stevens said the red wallet was in an area littered with candy bar wrappers, soda cans, and movie stubs. After opening it, Stevens said the item contained old photos, a Grateful Dead concert ticket, and the name of the item's owner: Collen Distin. He turned to social media to find out more. "Does anyone know Colleen Distin?" he wrote on the theater's Facebook page. The post generated a lot of attention on social media, and eventually, Distin was alerted to the wallet she had lost 46 years ago.