Friday, 10 December 2010

Every 8-14 Years is Probably OK

I think I mentioned not long ago that the last film I went to see in a theatre was Chicago.  If you never saw it, I can recommend it.  I went with Bill's sister, Jane when she was visiting from Australia.

The last film Bill went to see was with me was Twister back in 1996.  It was our first date.  For that alone, it should be my favourite movie ever.  After all, tornadoes are part and parcel of the first 30 years of my life, I really like Helen Hunt, my Uncle Pat worked on the film, it was made at least partly in my home state...but no.  Let's just say they lost me either at the flying cow or the part where they hung on under a bridge in spite of being blown horizontal. 

However, I thought it worth reporting that Bill and I went to our 2nd film at the theatre just today.  We saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I.  We watched all the videos at home to lead up to this point.  We did the full whack at the theatre, cokes (actually, disgusting Pepsi) and popcorn included.  I managed to hold off on the drink a bit so as not to have to have any comfort breaks.  I didn't want to miss one single expensive moment.  

The link above is to the trailer for the film.  I had to laugh when I saw the words  "The Motion Picture Event of a Generation".  Which generation would that be?  I saw no one under 50 in the movie theatre this afternoon.  Mind, we deliberately went on a week day to avoid the children.  We would have gone last Friday, but then schools were let out because of the snow, so we stayed home.  It was worth the wait.

Bill even said he would go back and watch Part 2.  So maybe it's the Motion Picture Event of his Generation, eh?


The English Organizer said...

We're so addicted to Netflix (DVDs in the post) that we hardly ever go to the real cinema now. I insist on it when a new Bond film comes out, but that's about it!

Rick Stone said...

A movie at the theater? There is so few movies anymore that I'm willing to pay upwards of $7.00 to go see. I know we've been to a movie at least a couple of times in the last couple of years but could not tell you what we saw. The last one I really remember going to was "RV" with Robin Williams but that was at least four years ago. (I've since seen RV several times at different ones of our RV rallies. A hilarious movie for the true RVer.)