Monday, September 26, 2016

Going to the movies

I have always loved going to the movies. Back when I was younger our town only had a number of two screen cinemas (back before multiplexes existed). Eventually we got a dollar theater that had 4 screens and brought in indie movies the other theaters wouldn't play. I developed a love for film from an early age. With the multiplexes came more screens, but also less variety. How could there be so many more screens, but less movies showing at any time?

As time went on and as I've aged, I've really loved visiting arthouse theaters or just other theaters in bigger cities. The Magnolia Theater in Dallas. The Alamo Drafthouse cinemas and the Violet Crown Cinema in Austin. Enjoying the shared experience of going to a movie is on of life's greatest joys and I relish every second I'm in a theater getting to slip away to somewhere else for a few hours.