Friday, June 30, 2017

Okay, Maybe I Was Wrong....

I've been hoping the studios would start making new films available for viewing at home at the same time they're released  to theaters. I never really enjoyed sitting in the theaters with people behind us kicking our seats. Regular seats weren't made for butts like ours--Collin and I would find ourselves competing for the armrests. We couldn't get to the theater late or we might not get the seats on the ground level--I can't climb the steps to the upper levels in stadium seating, and the lower levels are often uncomfortable  because they're too close to the screen. 


Some theaters now offer a special dining experience--meals prepared by professional chefs and served to theatergoers in their seats. I don't care about that. Eating in the dark tends to be messy. I prefer to have lunch before or after the movie. But now, they're offering something I can definitely get on board with.

Reserved seats. SuperScreen DLX.  Dreamlounger seats--recliners with wide armrests,  large cupholders, and even heating if you prefer.


Collin and I went to see Despicable Me 3 this morning. Because we chose the 9:00am showing, the tickets were only $5.00 each. Because we ordered our tickets in advance online, we got to reserve the seats we wanted and got a discount on Minion merchandise through Fandango (our Minions are scheduled to arrive tomorrow). We also got special Despicable Me 3 popcorn buckets.


Collin said my mom would have loved the new seats, which she would have. But she probably would have fallen asleep during the movie, snoring so loud that we would have been asked to leave!

As for the movie, it was great. I'll be reviewing it at Rotten Tomatoes within the next few days. I was disappointed to not see Kevin, Stuart and Bob, who were featured prominently in the Minions movie--but Mel, who was featured  this time, was a riot! I especially loved watching Gru's new wife, Lucy, struggle to make the transition from secret agent to mom to three young girls (Gru's adopted daughters Margo, Edith and Agnes), while Gru got to know Dru, the twin brother he never knew he had, and the restless Minions, led by Mel, left Gru in search of a life of villainy they were never really suited for.

Yep. Highly recommended. I give it five bananas!


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    1. We did! I told Collin this new seating and being able to reserve our seats could make me want to go to the theaters again!

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  2. Glad you felt up to watching all that mischief! Lol

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  3. We have a "Roadhouse Theater" near us, Wonderful big seats and big isles.
    I can walk very slowly up stairs but that means we have to gage the last week of the movies in the theaters. Then pick a time when it is almost empty. Are you able to see in the upfront seats ?
    I do not think they have reserve seating but the extra money for a comfortable seat.
    I want to see this movie so much. I loved them all but the last one was a hoot.
    Hope you feel "even" soon. For me I know I will never be better I aim for "even"
    wahahahahahaha
    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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    1. The spot we always pick is on the entry level. There are some seats, some wheelchair spaces. We go to the earliest showing. because even on opening day, almost no one is there so early.

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  4. Sounds perfect Norma! We have Gold Class here, same thing, big comfy chairs, food and beverages of your choice served when requested. I've been a couple of times but I'm a bit like your mum was, put me in a comfy seat and I'm asleep in five πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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    1. I was afraid I'd go to sleep this time--I've been falling asleep everywhere, including on the computer keyboard!

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    2. Oh yeh! Been there too πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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  5. Awesome! Sounds like a great movie and a great viewing experience:).

    I love those lounge chairs, but I can't do them at a movie after 7 or I'll fall asleep. They are so comfortable!

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    1. We also saw Spider-Man: Homecoming last Friday. I loved the movie but actually nodded off a couple of times. Collin had to poke me!

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  6. What a coincidence! I also saw DM3 recently! And like your mom, I did doze off during the middle (my young companion had to elbow me pretty sharply) but it was a cute movie! I did think of you when we were buying tickets, wondering if you'd seen it yet.

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    1. I had that experience myself during Spider-Man: Homecoming last Friday! I really enjoyed the movie, but I kept nodding off. Seems my little pea brain isn't getting enough oxygen!

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