TMI Thursday Again: Let’s Go to the Movies

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

First attributions: Via Patently Queer who got it from Just a Jeep Guy

Do you still go to the movies? Why or Why not.

I’m at the age where I’m old enough that I saw the original and have no desire to see the re-make. It’s either that or the overdoing on the following themes: vampires, zombies (Well, they haven’t really done it yet), fantasy expanded which is superhumans, etc. Sorry – I read the comic books. I really don’t need to see the botch job on screen.

Would you go by yourself?

Nope. Well, most of my movie watching now is by myself because of Netflix.

What was the last movie you saw? Recent recommendation?

I honestly can’t think of one that we’ve seen in a theater. Read above and you’ll see why. But the most recent movie I saw, The Omen. Yes, from the 1970’s. Was at a friends place and we were surfing Netflix on his Wii and The Omen popped up. So we watched it. Evil little bastards and 70’s horror are my faves.

Snacks: Buy, Bring or Boycott?

Where in the United States can you bring your own? Oh sure, some of the 2nd and 3rd tier theaters might encourage it, particularly booze. But otherwise I wouldn’t pay for that overprice crap.

Teenagers used to go to the movies to make out. Have you ever and if so, when was the last time?

{sigh} Guilty! I was in my mid 20’s when I did it. But the trick back then was that if you were going to be doing such a thing you sat in the very back row. That way you didn’t really disturb anyone.

Have you ever gone to an adult movie theater? Did you pull a Pee Wee Herman?

Does being snuck in at the Rustic Drive-In as a kid count? Of course in the 70’s vintage cars you could fit about 6 people in the trunk very comfortably.

But otherwise no. Providence did have a gay porn cinema for the longest time though. It was called the Paris Theater and sat on the hill at the intersection of Empire St. and Weybosset St.

Check the middle column bottom for the ad:

By the time I was old enough – it had closed down and they tore it down. Video pretty much killed the Paris.

Bonus Question

Which all-time favorite movie would you pay to see on the big screen again? Of course cell phones, babies, and assholes are banned.

A movie I’d love to see on the big screen, had it been recorded in glorious stereo would have been Colossus: The Forbin Project. I love movies like that – you know, give a computer complete and utter control and then watch in horror when it decides to become god. It is precisely why in any project I approach that might even be mildly AI like I always suggest a large, red power off switch.

Two jobs ago when I was responsible for the design of the computer room I made sure to specify said big red power switch. In our case it was because of the fire suppression system – you had to cut power because it was water based.

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