A wonderful Sunday morning
at the neighborhood movie theater
02/14/2010 10:32 PM
What a nice Sunday morning I had. If you’ve been keeping up, you know I have a soft spot in my heart for the new set of movie theaters at the Roosevelt Collection. But this morning took the cake (and cookies, candy, yogurt and great coffee, too)!
My neighborhood friend Carole asked me to go see Up in the Air with her at 10 this morning--tickets on her. We arrived with our own candy (hidden in my pockets) and cookies (in Tupperware buried in her purse)--and the coffee we bought at the candy counter to go with the stuff was fantastic ($4 per medium-size cup, however) and we took it in with us. I also bought a frozen yogurt and had them put raw sliced almonds, roasted whole cashews and fresh berries on it (not a bad deal for $5, considering the cost of most movie concessions). The yogurt was a great alternative to popcorn with real butter, since it was before 10 AM.
In any case, Carole bought seats in the front row of the upper section (the seats are all reserved at the Roosevelt Collection) and so we had no one in front and we also had a trash receptacle next to us which came in handy, too.
The theater was nearly empty--and Carole moved down one seat and she put the arms down on the seat in between us. So we had a great place for our belongings and the candy and cookies we were sharing. And our coffee went in the cupholders on my left and her right. It was a great set-up. Like a nice size couch.
The movie was wonderful, and I really can’t understand the criticism that has been leveled at it: that in any other year with better movies, it wouldn’t have gotten much notice at all. I couldn’t disagree more. It was a great story with great acting.
Afterwards, Carole and I went to the enormous ladies’ room which is lined with wonderful windows facing north--and we sat on the sill for a while talking about the movie--and other things. The only bad thing was that the hand driers were awfully loud--and annoying, especially if you’re talking.
In any case, I think I will be seeing all my movies at the Roosevelt Collection at 10 AM on Sundays. It’s a great way to accompany Sunday morning coffee and sweets. For my money, I am perfectly happy to watch This Week’s “In Memoriam” on the ABC website at any time later in the day. As far as I’m concerned that’s the only interesting thing on Sunday morning television that’s worth watching anyway--and it only takes a couple of minutes to see--and it has dramatic music and bullet-point history vis a vis whoever the notables were who died the previous week.