Going to the Movies

avengersendgameToday I went to the theatre to see the Avengers: Endgame by myself. Normally this is a movie I would have liked to see with friends, but that just wasn’t in the cards this time.  My friends have already seen the film with their children.  Any other friends I could go with were not interested in the film.

I found myself with some free time in the afternoon and went and watched it at a nearly empty theatre. Being nearly empty meant that I could arrive quite late and not have to kill time at the theatre.  I discovered that they had reserved seats for this film and I could have reserved my tickets online.  I did check the available seating online and I knew it was going to be empty.  So I went to the theatre and found that there is no longer a ticket booth and I might as well have gotten the tickets printed at home.

I enjoyed the film, but with so few people, there was very little atmosphere in the theatre.  I distinctly heard one loud cackling voice to my right, and perhaps a guffaw or two to my left.

Seeing the movie alone was not Today’s Perfect Moment, nor was seeing it in an empty theatre. I can’t even claim that using my Scene points–thereby making it free–was it either.  Today’s Perfect Moment is really about deciding at the last minute and getting it done.  There is a lot of freedom to just acting and not thinking.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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4 Responses to Going to the Movies

  1. Jinjer says:

    “There is a lot of freedom to just acting and not thinking”.

    Woah…. I’m going to have to let that one sink in!

  2. I went to see Endgame with a friend on the second weekend the movie was out. It was a packed cinema and I kinda wish I could have seen it in a more empty one (although I do enjoy the atmosphere of a packed cinema!) During the movie, we had a little kid behind our seats who wouldn’t stop chattering – throughout the entire film. The only reprieve was the action scenes. Whoever decides to take a 4-year-old to a three-hour violentish movie at 9 pm at night is CRAZY in my eyes. Great movie though 🙂

  3. Hunida says:

    I actually love an empty movie theatre! It’s been awhile since I’ve been in one that was full though. I feel like no one really goes anymore!

    • Anthony says:

      For big blockbusters, they draw a crowd for a while, but it definitely dies quickly. It doesn’t help that you need a bank loan to afford the snacks. I can definitely see the attraction of staying in with Netflix.

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