Movies…or not?


While sitting on the couch last night, watching The Sound of Music, an ad came on for the the new Star Wars movie.  Despite the fact that I’m not really a movie person I said to my husband

“I would go see that.”

Looking back, it was probably due to the fact that I was on my second (possibly third) glass of wine.  Anyway, in that moment I truly thought that it would be cool to see The Force Awakens in a big theatre.  Today, not so much

The fist movie I ever saw was Oliver Twist.  A babysitter took me when I was about six or seven years old.  We saw the 1948 version.  I’m not sure why we went to see such an old movie, but I will never forget it.  I was so scared when Bill Sykes kills Nancy at the end of the movie.  That was at least 45 years ago but the brutality and darkness of that moment still makes me shudder.  Could that be the reason?

At that same theatre, I had my first movie date.  More precisely, my first make out date.  Pretty sure I spent most of the movie in the bathroom making sure my breath was fresh and my hands weren’t clammy.  The movie was……wait…..wait…..give me a minute and I’ll remember.  It was Goodbye Girl with Richard Dreyfuss.  I did see some of the movie after all.

My first R rated movie was the Bob Fosse movie All That Jazz.  My sister took my friend Anne and I.  I don’t remember it being all that shocking.  At least not in relation to today’s movies.  Maybe some naked body parts and some alcohol and drugs.  No biggie.

The first movie I saw with my husband was Jerry Maguire.  We weren’t in a theatre though and we weren’t even sitting together.  We were on a bus driving back from Seattle.   Perhaps the lack of  the “theatre” experience helped me enjoy that one.  Anyway, still love that movie.  And my husband.

Over the past nineteen years I have endured many animated movies with my son and, more recently, with my daughter.  My husband, bless his heart, has the ability to fall asleep anywhere and a dark theatre is no exception.   How I envy him.

I’m not sure why I don’t like going to a theatre to see a movie.

I think it seems a bit odd to me to be sitting in a huge dark theatre watching a movie with a bunch of strangers.  It’s so….impersonal. The seats are uncomfortable, the floor is sticky and I never know if it’s going to be freezing or stuffy and hot.  Okay, okay I know I’m just being fussy but  I would just rather wait and watch the same movie at home on my comfy sofa where I can hit pause and go get some fresh popcorn or a glass of wine anytime I like.

The Best Thing in Life is Netflix!



3 thoughts on “Movies…or not?

  1. cbecker53 December 22, 2015 / 12:51 pm

    I love seeing them in the theater, although I don’t do it much. I think I love the big screen experience, and also, when I watch movies at home, I’m always doing something else. At the theater, I have to sit there and pay attention!

  2. James F. O'Neil May 3, 2016 / 9:28 am

    Now you have got my interest! I love to read about others and their couple’s experiences. Seems like I am you; he is my wife. She can fall asleep at home with a cup of coffee in her hand. Your summary here of important movies was well done. All that Jazz–what a great movie! Watch it again. You are older and wiser.

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