We love it when the Oscars roll around every year, and we try to see as many of the movies as possible before the event. Usually we don’t meet that lofty goal, and this year is no different, but we thought we’d take in one this past Friday night so we could at least see half of them (okay, really only 3). One of our local theaters recently converted to a Dine-In Theatre, so we decided to give it a try.
ARGO has been at the top of our list so we decided to see the movie and the new dining set-up all at the same time. I purchased the ticket through the website and was excited to see that we could select our seats in advance. When we arrived at the theater we skipped the ticket line and went directly to the area where kiosks were set up for advance purchases. There were a lot of them so it was very convenient. One swipe of the credit card that purchased the tickets led to the immediate production of the tickets. No questions to answer and now buttons to push! Easy!
We were greeted by very friendly staff and shown to our seats. WOW! Now this is the way to see a movie! (I hope I don’t fall asleep in this cozy comfy chair). We sat in plush and roomy recliner style chairs with a pull over table. The chair reclined in various stages so everyone can find that sweet spot where perfection is achieved.
The waiter came to us immediatly and explained how things would work and offered us some water while we perused the menu. Yes! I was thirsty after all this excitement.
After looking at the menu several times and playing with all the buttons on the chair, we finally ordered. As frequently happens, even with about 50 items on the menu, we ordered the same thing. Exactly. the. same. thing. The Thai Bang Shrimp Tacos and a Woodchuck Cider. Everything on the menu looked good, but I would like to see a few more healthful choices added (hint, hint).
Yummy, yummy and a lot of crunching while violating our low-calorie, low-fat diet.
The movie was great and I loved the suspense. I had recall of many of the events surrounding this time period, but the movie did a great job of putting the viewer in the shoes of those people who took some courageous risks. I was shaking at the end. Ben Affleck has certainly evolved from an actor into other roles now that show he has talent. Plus he still has that frown that tends to melt every female in the room. I looked around the theater to see if it had the same effect on everyone, and I think it did, but it was hard to tell with everyone sitting in recliners with their feet up (I think a couple of people had dozed off, and I was just glad it wasn’t me).
We love going to the movies, and this is definitely flying first class.
Until Later — DebraJ