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At The Movies

Regular readers know I love movies and TV.  What you may not know is, I rarely go ‘out’ to the movies.

Part of the reason is the technological shift in how we can view movies.  I get them directly on my satellite dish, or through services like NETFLIX™.  I even own a ‘few’ on DVD! (I know – OLD technology!)  😛

There are more than enough from which to choose.

And there’s this (from FB, in part – not me!):

Went to the H****** Metrocenter 12 …at the 01:30pm “Jupiter Ascending”…Me and 2 others of my party had to walk out!!!
Some trashy family with 3-4 kids sat right next to us and talked and talked ..and talked…and also they let their kid run up and down in front of us!

Then to top if off….the father had the nerve to pick up one of our parties drinks and hand it to his kid to drink out of ….then said sorry and handed it back “AFTER” his kid (& himself took turns slurping it down!).

I had to had have a friend get a manager…2 (Two) times….then finally got our money back and walked out!!

BAD!!!! I wont be back to the H****** Metrocenter 12…sad missed a film that I had been wanting to see for weeks!

Metrocenter used to be a family-friendly huge, upscale mall, wherein many weekends were spent window and actual shopping.  With my then wife and young daughter.  Now, with most of the brick-and-mortar department stores closed, it’s become a hang out for misguided yutes.

I remember even in pre-VHS days, attending a different theater and encountering rude people.  As the film began, three yutes (misguided teens) began talking loudly to each other and the screen.  Against my better judgment, I approached them and strongly suggested I paid good money to hear the movie, and not to hear them sh*** and j***. (Using a 40’s vernacular with which I’m certain they lacked familiarity).

They quieted down, and I spent most of the movie checking my six for some variety of retaliation.  Thankfully, none came.

While I sometimes miss the big screens and speakers (remember CINERAMA™ and Dolby­™?), it is nice knowing I can pause the film for bathroom and/or beverage, and even watch in my skivvies.

AH! Technology!

 

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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3 thoughts on “At The Movies

  1. While my daughters both love going to see certain new releases in IMAX, I rarely go (unless they invite me – usually at birthday time). My wife won’t go at all, for the reasons you listed. Watching at home is better/more convenient/more comfortable, and we’ve found that waiting 5 or 6 months to see the film isn’t really a problem. Home theater & Blu-Ray rock!

    Posted by Rev. Paul | January 8, 2017, 9:39 am
  2. I got into the habit of making “big screen or little screen?” decisions at one point, then fewer and fewer movies made the “big screen” cut. Netfix, Amazon Prime, Redbox, and now Chromecast have made showering and putting shoes on superfluous.

    I do occasionally go to the old theater up in Martinsburg. Its movies are first run, but it’s not stadium and whiz bangy. Over 55 is $5 for all showings. Usually I go for an earlier show, which means few, if any, kids. Although I was horrified when I realized that someone had a very small child with them when we went to see “Hacksaw Ridge.” No way should a child see that movie.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | January 8, 2017, 3:14 pm

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