Like tons of other folks yesterday, I saw Star Wars Episode III. It's a fantastic movie - even for the non Star Wars fans in the crowd, and I highly recommend it. I hope to see it at again to pick up all the things I might have missed.
I went to a local theater here in Louisville, Tinseltown, with my co-workers for the afternoon show. Tinseltown has not been one of my favorite movie-watching venues, but it was the first to offer stadium seating in town. After yesterday's viewing, the complex has redeemed itself, thus solidifying my Movie Theater Theory.
I contemplated in the past, why did I like one movie theater over another one when, essentially, they're all the same? It came down to...my first date with a theater. The first movie I experienced at a theater forever formed the opinion in my mind of that complex. For example, StonyBrook, another local megaplex, has been one of my favorite places to see a movie - albeit the horrible parking. The first movie I saw there -- When Harry Met Sally. Shrek 2 was the first movie I saw at the newest theater in town - loved the movie, love the theater.
So, you may ask, what was the first movie I saw at Tinseltown? The Horse Whisperer. A painful way to spend 2.5 hours. Seeing Revenge of the Sith at Tinseltown has renewed my love for Tinseltown. The movie was good, the parking much more manageable, and, although I didn't partake, free refills on popcorn and coke! Sometimes it just takes a second chance...