|The Game's Afoot! The Door's Ajar!
||[Mar. 20th, 2010|10:50 pm]
Thanks to the two dollar theater in town, I finally saw the Robert Downey Jr. "Sherlock Holmes." That was quite the fun flick. Highly recommended, if you haven't already seen it.|
And even more amazing than the movie itself, was the theater and the people in it. It was the "opening weekend" for the movie in the cheap theater, so the audience was packed. There were kids as young as probably 7 or 8 years old in there, and I was afraid that my moviegoing experience would be marred as it has many times before by the misbehaving children (and/or possibly misbehaving adults, as has also been the case). Astoundingly, though, this audience was as well behaved as some of the "press only" screenings I've attended. At one point, one of the kids moved from the row in front of me to the seat next to me, because he was scared and wanted to be close to his mom (who was on the other side of that seat), but he was very quiet and careful about it, then quietly moved back when the "scary part" was done.
It's ironic to me that in Southern California, where movies are an important part of the economy, people didn't know how to act in a movie theater the way they seem to up here.