Friday, May 20, 2005

Movie Theater Theory

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...

8 comments:

Rachel said...

I can't wait to see Star Wars. Thanks for posting on my blog, by the way!

RosieBoo said...

Tnanks for the cute bunny pictures...who'da thought bunnies would be that much fun? :)

Rachel said...

They're so awesome! Check out www.rabbit.org if you want more info.

RosieBoo said...

I'll do that! Thanks!

Kevin said...

i dont think i ever asked you for a general overview of your thoughts on the movie.

if you can write them here, without giving away any details, feel free...or give me a call later tonight (if you dont have grow)...i should be home by 8 or 8:30.

btw...aj and i went and saw it a second time sunday up in ohio with his sister's bf. it was just as good the second time, and it allowed me to catch things i didnt see the first time.

RosieBoo said...

When have you ever known me to give a simple overview of anything? :) I'll call you later tonight - I don't have Grow, but I'm the PowerPoint chick for Watterson Elementary Graduation. I may see it a second time this weekend, and I can't wait!

Kevin said...

depending on if i see it with rachael (haircut rachael as opposed to the rachel above :)), i may see it a third time friday night...

btw...i am actually getting my haircut tonight, i confirmed it a little while ago. sad times for you.

i will chat with you later.

RosieBoo said...

Man, I miss the curly Kevin again. :( Story of my life! lol

Thank goodness for your picture on the blog or I'd forget what you looked like. ;)