Later, with multiplexes, the films were set up on big platters, and I don't think that the projectors were carbon arc. They are moving on to digital now. This is my son spending time in the booth with dad. He got really good at threading up the projectors, and spent a couple of years as a projectionist when he was in college. As a family, we love movies. When they were free, I saw everything I could. No horror, to incredibly violent.. ie Scarface, Goodfellas etc. The kids and I would head off for a matinee every weekend. They would drag their little booster seats along. They learned at an early age to behave in the theater. We (I) liked to sit in the back row. When the kids were older, I would let them sit together wherever I could keep an eye on them. Usually the front.. ugh. Now we go to a theater with stadium seating. Although it is a climb to get to the back row, I love it there, right in the center where I can sit a couple of feet under the projection window and listen to the soft clicking of the film going through the projector.
Okay, summer movie season. I have finally realized that many of my favorite movies are science fiction or action. I pretty much can't stand message movies. I go to the movies as an escape. Today I saw 17 Again . It was pretty funny, and I could actually relate to the nerd friend. Sad. One line that cracked me up was "Are you now, or have you ever been a time-traveling cyborg?"
Then, of course, there is Star Trek . Tomorrow is X MEN Wolverine and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past then there is ANGELS & DEMONS and Night at the Museum - Battle of the Smithsonian and The Taking of Pelham 123 and who can resist a chick flick with Sandra Bullock? The Proposal or the tear jerker?My Sister's Keeper okay.. about those message movies? I watched the trailer, and I love this actress, who was on 24 a couple of seasons ago. The Stoning of Sorayam and who could turn down Johnny Depp? Public Enemies or Harry? Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
I'm sure I will find other movies that I want to see. These are the movies I can think of right now.. I guess that is enough to keep me going.
This is a sewing weekend, I am going to dip into my vast movie collection for a PANDEMIC FILM FESTIVAL.. I only have two movies that would fit into this category The Stand and I am Legend . One of these is a miniseries so it is around 6 hours long. If I just plowed ahead and had an END OF THE WORLD MOVIE FESTIVAL, I could add several more movies to my viewing list. I guess I will have to commemorate that event at another time. ;)
Have a good weekend!!