Sunday, February 15, 2009
I've been watching quite a few movies lately. Both the DVD kind and the go to the cinema kind. One reason is, well... I've got lots of free time on my hands due to not really knowing that many people.
For the last 2 Sundays I've been going to the double feature at the Cameo Picturehouse. (thanks for the free ticket JG) Going to the cinema by yourself is not for everyone, but I don't mind.
It's easy enough finding a seat as unless forced, people tend to leave at least one empty seat between them and the stranger next to them in a row. If I get to the theatre early enough I can be strategic in where I sit. Preferably directly behind someone that isn't tall. I've learned the hard way that if I don't do this the empty seat in the row ahead of me will be filled by a 7 ft giant just as the lights go down.
While waiting for the movie to start sometimes I'll read the paper but eventually I feel myself being drawn to the snippets of conversations around me.
The couple 4 seats over
- he's doing all the talking. He seems very opinionated about a friend of his and that she (only 24) is dating a guy in his 40's. "But if she's happy..."
The guy 2 rows ahead
- is going on and on about how awful the last movie he saw was and how he didn't even want to see it but the comedy he wanted to see didn't start until after 10:00 and that was too late.
The 2 elderly ladies to my right
- are discussing their grandchildren.
The guy at the end of the row on the right
- has already fallen asleep
4 rows ahead to the right is a blond
- I recognise her from last Sunday as she's wearing the same blue coat and she has great hair.
A couple sits in the seats directly next to me just as the movie begins. Within 2 minutes they switch seats because the girl can't see the screen because of the tall guy in the seat in front.
The lights go down, I've got my tube of Pringles Sour Cream & Onion crisps and a pint of Deuchers IPA. Let the movie begin.