Dream Big

I went to the movie theatre today. I treated Fearsome to a discounted matinee at 10:55 am. It’s a holiday week, that void between Xmas and New Years. I have to say it’s been a while since I went to a movie in a theatre.

First thing I noticed was there was no longer a ticket window. You just walk into a lobby and there are a couple guys standing there with iPads for those like me who are blissfully unaware that you are supposed to buy the ticket online before you arrive. They will help you buy a ticket which is now only $16.50 for a discounted matinee. The iPad they are holding only takes credit cards, no cash welcome any longer. The iPad also assigns you a seat. Assigned seating at a cinema was a definite first for me.

After paying admission, I escorted Fearsome into the multiplex which I do have to admit is nicer than any I have ever before experienced. It had better been nice since the ticket buying process, assigned seating and admission price had me feeling every day of my age.

We went to see The Peanuts Movie. Snoopy has been my hero since I was a wee little lad and long before the puberty experience that gave me Fearsome. I can so relate to Charlie Brown. I do have to say that the movie is quite enjoyable. I laughed, smiled, danced in my seat and even shed a couple tears. I’m glad I took the time to see it on the big screen. It was a great experience to be a big kid in a theatre full of actual kids with their laughter and excitement.

Charlie Brown reminds me to dream, believe, hope and stay the course. Snoopy reminds me to keep a light heart, dance, laugh and never ever take things too seriously.



14 thoughts on “Dream Big

  1. So this is the way buying tickets is going, is it? I suppose it won;t be very long before all cinemas require on-line pre-booking, with no cash accepted at the cinema itself. Technology is just leaving us oldies behind, and no one cares a fig. I’ve never even owned a mobile phone let alone one of these iPad thingummies. (Not even sure what one is!) Oh well! Things have now come to such a pretty pass – and there’s sweet F.A. we can do about it!

    Btw, FB: You won’t be too surprised to learn that ‘Peanuts’ is not a film on my ‘Must See’ list.

    • No I didn’t expect it to be on your list. The comic strip Peanuts was my favorite as a child. I had book after book of them dating back to Schultz’s original ones.I read them over and over. That comic Sri- actually got me into reading newspapers since there was a new strip to read each day. Yesterday I let my inner child run wild. At the cost of the movie, I’m glad my inner child is the only child I have to buy a ticket for.

      • Nice one! (Your last sentence above).
        But I can’t be with you in the final sentence of your penultimate para in your main post (got that?).
        I will try ANYTHIING to avoid a cinema full of kids, laughing, screaming, talking – even with mobiles, these days – and going up and down to the toilet. Oh give me an empty cinema anytime. Filled with adults is bad enough, but children – yuk, no thanks! But, hey, if that;s what added to your pleasurable experience, good for you!

  2. $16.50 for a friggin’ matinee? the multiplex can keep it (and stick it up their ass)!

    spouse and I see movies in several independent small arthouse-type cinemas (restored movie palaces) where they have a ticket booth, no assigned seats, and a concession stand that’s reasonably priced. matinee = $5. no kiddie movies shown here. attendees are over 40, like me.

  3. Sounds like fun, Hubby goes back to the other house to teach next week, then I will head out to the movies. I think I can get a mid day ticket on a weekend here for under $10. The ticketing was all machines that last time I was there, with one teenager running customer service when the machines didn’t work.

    • I wasn’t as surprised at the machines as much as I was the price, I figured a matinee would be about $10. The assigned seating floored me. I purposefully arrived 30 minutes early so I could pick my seat, which Historically is what I do.

  4. I went to movies yesterday too. I had a free movie coupon I won at a gay networking event. The complex had 24 screens and six ticket machines. Only one live person was selling tickets. The matinee was normally $9. The last time I had assigned seating at a movie was in Sweden about ten years ago.

  5. Movie tickets are just getting ridiculously priced! I’ll never go to the cinema again if ours becomes that expensive. Especially with all the online availability (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc) you’d think cinemas would be lowering prices to get people in. Glad you enjoyed your film though.

  6. Boy, I couldn’t tell you when I was at the movies last…..I think it was Maleficent, my favorite movie. And the was the first movie in three I saw before that. The Peanuts would be cool to see on a big screen, since I have only seen them on the small screen. Did Fearsome Beard behave, or did he make a pass at you,lol!!!!!!

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