Monday, September 27, 2010

Local Cinema

One of the quirky joy's of small town living to me, is the local movie theatre.

Typically, there is one film a week, shown once a day. If you want to see that particular movie you have to act. It will be gone before you know it.
So last night I dashed out at 7pm for the 7:15pm showing of "Eat Pray Love". That's right, fifteen minutes between leaving my house and the movie starting. No traffic, parking issues or line ups to deal with.

Admission was five dollars. Five dollars! Need I say more.
The concession sells little bags of five cent gummy candies for $1.50.

Then there is the theatre itself. The seats from the back have the usual downwards slope, until you hit the halfway point. Then, the floor starts sloping upwards towards the screen. I've never seen anything like it. I love the upwards trajectory, blast off feeling of those seats.
There are no coming attractions magazine, instead people wave to their neighbours and chat with friends. When the lights finally dim, somewhere in the vicinity of the advertised time, people are slow to end conversations. What is the point of watching previews for film that will never make it to the coast?
And an added bonus on this night, three quarters of the way through the projector shuts down. Does anyone complain or shout rude comments? Of course not. More time to chat with friends. When the movie begins again, a cheer.
Admission $5. Our local cinema, priceless.

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1 comment:

  1. Next time we talk: how was the movie? And is it pathetic that it is my goal to get out to a movie at the Gibsons theatre before fall is over?
    Another great post. Thanks!