Wednesday, March 7, 2012


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I love to go to the movies.  To me, I feel as soon as I walk through the doors, find my seat and those lights go out, all the cares and worries of the world is left behind.  At least for a few hours.

For some reason watching a movie at the theater is so much more enjoyable then watching it at home.

I love the big screen, the great sound and even having others in the room while I watch the movie at the theater. 

I always have to get a diet coke.  Sometimes I get a snack or even sneak one in with me (shhh don't tell).  The snack isn't that big of a deal to me.  But, the diet coke... well I have to have a diet coke when I go to the movies.  I love fountain drinks so much more then out of a can or bottle. 

Today, my sister and I decided to head down the street to a local theater to catch a matinee.  This theater is small and more like the way they used to be.  The owner is there most of the time.  The staff is super friendly and the theaters are on the smaller side. 

It's not a theater I would want to see a big blockbuster in.  But, they mostly show independent movies here anyway. 

It is a nice neighborhood theater though and I always feel comfortable there.  Like they really care about you.  They will turn the heat/ac to the way you like it.  The popcorn is always fresh and with real butter.  They even offer you mints as you leave and wish you a good day/evening. 

We saw Iron Lady.  Have you seen it?  By now, everyone knows Meryl Streep won for best actress in this movie. 

I thought she really deserved it too.  She did a great job. 

Though to me the real star of the show was the make up artist.  Man, they did a super job making her look like the real Margaret Thacher.  When she was older, it really was like seeing someone else.  She did not look like Meryl Streep at all!

I didn't care much for the movie though.  It was a bit slow and showed to much of how Margaret Thatcher some what lost her mind as she got older.  Seeing her dead husband and living with him even though it was 8 years after he had died.

But, I still had a nice time and I only had to pay $4.00 to see the movie so that made it even better.

So, if you have seen it, let me know what you thought.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I haven't seen that one yet but I've heard it's terrific. There are some movies especially that you really want to see on the big screen. Unfortunately, with young kids and work and a busy life, I rarely get to go. So one year for mother's day, the hubs got me a 12 foot screen and a dvd projector. We watch movies on it pretty often, as buying the dvd costs less than the 2 of us going to the movies in NY, let alone the whole family going. And in the summer, we watch them outside in the yard - make some popcorn, order pizza, and invite the neighbors to watch. We either use the screen or for a big crowd hang a 20 foot canvas. It's so much fun, and the kids really love it. I think I feel a new post coming on!