Saturday, October 25
Family night--Yay! Boo.
Last night we went to see this movie at the Fox theatre downtown--yay!
It cost almost as much as a regular movie--boo.
We went inside to discover complimentary tiny cups of soda, and free cookies--yay!
Took our treasures up the stairs to the balcony and were told no food or drinks--boo.
Plenty of seating in spite of our close to the last minute arrival--yay!
Organ music concert at the beginning not doing much for my six year old--boo.
Big O laughing out loud at the Abbot & Costello impersonators--yay!
Little O laughing at the same impersonators--oooh!
Cartoon AND a fifties dance movie before the main event--yay!
Little O whining about when Franklin Stein will be on--boo.
Gah, I can't keep up this format, my attention span just isn't there for this kind of thing. The movie was a lot of fun, and Little O thought the theatre was beautiful and delicious. Both of my O's enjoyed the movie, although Little O had a few scary moments with Drac, Franklin, and the Wolfman. I thought she was a little more ready, but she got over it pretty quick, and maybe that's part of the fun when you're little? No place you'd rather be when seeing those fellows for the first time than snuggled up to your daddy, or sitting on your momma's lap. She was even worried for Franklin at one point, and we covered her eyes when they torched him at the end.
(Cracks me up that there is a Transylvanian castle on an island off the Florida coast.)
A couple of years ago in one of my birthday madness fits, when Big O was still in Karate and wanted to invite EVERYONE, I looked into renting the theatre across the street, picturing a three stooges night in my head. They wanted a hell of a lot more than I had envisioned, so that went down in flames, but I think there is a lot of charm and fun in those old classics (but definitely not PC!!), and they would be a fun theme for a kids party.
In Redding, the Shakey's Pizza (Or was it Straw Hat?) in Cypress square would have those old B&W movies running all the time. *cough cough* That was, ahem, before the days of VCR's when anything could be watched at will. It was always a treat.
Good times then, and good times now. Worth every penny to go out as a family and have everyone laugh at the same bad jokes.