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Origin of "box office"

Posted by Chris M. on March 22, 2002


Does anyone know why the ticket booth of a theater or other entertainment venue is called the "box office"?
A private seating area in a theater is called a "box" and reserved seats for sporting events are called "box seats," but why are they called that?

Just wondering :)