Thursday, July 17, 2008

I went to see Hancock at the AMC Northlake 14 Theatre (at Northlake Mall) last night. I'm not here to tell you what I thought of the movie (I thought it was great) because why would you care what I think about a movie? But I am here to share with you that I went to see the 9:15 p.m. movie and my ticket cost only $5. I was astounded. I was truly expecting to hand over an Alexander Hamilton and not get back any change. But $10 is only the cost of tickets on the weekend after 4 p.m. Tickets are only five bucks all day Monday through Thursday; and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday before 4 p.m.

Maybe many of you knew that, but I didn't. Besides, I don't go to the movies a lot anyway. I like to think that I'm more creative when it comes to a night out (last night I took my teenage cousins who are in town visiting). Chicks I've dated will tell you that I hardly ever took them to the movies. And no, it's not because I'm cheap. But when I do go to the movies, I'm more likely to go to either Ballantyne Village Theatre or the IMAX Dome Theatre at Discovery Place. And I'll tell you why.

At Ballantyne Village Theatre, if you haven't heard by now, they serve alcohol. Yep, you can have beer or wine while watching a movie. They also have a small, selective menu that includes sushi, pizza, and cheesecake. BVT shows only independent and art films, so it also provides an opportunity for you to become more enlightened than with your typical big-budget blockbuster. Tickets range from $7.25 for a matinee to $9.25 for an evening flick.

Go see this movie at Ballantyne Village Theatre if you want to feel intellectual.

And the reason the IMAX is cool is, of course, because of the three-story high, 80-foot wide screen. But also because it usually shows one mainstream film at a time, in addition to its science films that often coincide with an exhibit at the museum. I wouldn't go see a film on dinosaurs or whales, but I'm going to see Dark Knight, which opens there tomorrow. A couple of years ago, IMAX theatres began releasing their films simultaneously with the mainstream release (in the past, the IMAX films, which have to be greatly modified in size, would open months after the original). Dark Knight is sold out all weekend at IMAX, by the way. Tickets are $11.

Go see this movie at the IMAX if you want to feel badass.

What I've shared with you isn't anything out of the ordinary or particularly special. But it's probably different from what you're accustomed to. So fellas, if you must take a chick to see a flick, take her someplace where she can enjoy wine and sushi. Or where she can see Batman the size of a three-story building. Man Law.


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