A most ridiculous Western belief about the time of Communism in Poland, is that Russia controlled daily life there down to the smallest minutiae. In reality, this thread is proof that Poland had an entirely different atmosphere to that which existed in the USSR. On the censorship front, on the emigration front, and so on. It was again totally different if Czechoslovakia is discussed, and different once more if you look at a country like Hungary.
In the Polish poster thread I uploaded a Polish poster for The Terminator with Arnold Schwarzenegger. My Ukrainian girlfriend born in the early 1990s, was surprised that it was possible to see this movie in a theater on the other side of the iron curtain. I was embarrassed for her, since she does not have the excuse of being an ignorant American.
My cousins that are in their 40s all grew up on Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Van Damme movies which they traded around on VHS cassettes.
They even had rip off gaming consoles with rip off video games.