Saturday, November 21, 2009
Movie Theater Rants
Tonight my wonderful husband and I had a date night! Yeah for us! This is not something that we do even every so often. I think this is the second date night we have had since LC was born. So needless to say, we were pumped! We packed up all the kiddies, that is a major feat, and took them to my aunts. God bless her for wanting to keep my Indians, while the chief and I had some ALONE time. We dropped them off at 5 for a 6 o'clock movie. By the time we went over schedules and kisses and hugs we got out of there at 5:15. So we are off.
My super smart husband purchased our tickets through Fandango. Did you know that you can print them at home and did not even have to make a stop at the kiosk? That is way cool, and a very important thing for impatient people like us. Badda Bam! $10 per ticket. Hence why I never go to the movies. I hate that sticker shock. However, this was for New Moon...the movie that I have been waiting for 2 1/2 months to see. So we swallowed the pill. Then we get to the pop corn stand. Badda Bing! That is another cool $20 bucks. Ugh! We NEVER do this. The closest we get to is the dollar movies. Which by the way is $ 1.98 now! It is OK, we have a great sitter and it is just the two of us for one night only, so let's get this party started.
I must say that the theater we went to has seats that rate about a 7. You know the kind that about 1/2 through your ass is on fire. Hey this is a step up the $ 1.98 movie you don't even get through the previews before your booty is crying. The previews we kinda cool. Nothing that I would ever spend anything near what we paid for this outing, but not a total zzz fest either.
Then it happened...here comes the RANT. This woman walked in with 4, count them 1, 2, 3, 4 kids. The oldest was MAYBE 5! The youngest was barley a hip child. OMGosh! So naturally when the lights went down the baby started squalling. It is not the babies fault! Please don't post any hate. The baby should not have been there. I am sorry, but if I get a sitter for my 3 kids to go spend the evening with my husband and shell out $20...I don't want to hear your kid crying. I love kids! However, you should never put a child in a situation that they are not going to enjoy and it is going to annoy the people around you...sorry.
To make the situation worse we were sitting 2 rows back and to the left of the mother. She text messaged the ENTIRE movie. Every time she would open her phone (which the back light must have been cranked up to 15) it would shine right in our eyes. Do you know how distracting that is? Ugh!
So let's review. Movie that cost too much. Popcorn and coke that cost too much. Screaming infant. Topped off with a stupid bitch that would not stop playing with her effin cell phone...damn we should do this again more often!
Anyway, the movie was great (read review below). Dean and I were able to spend some quality time together. Next time I think we will wait for the DVD...unless it is Eclipse! LOL
Posted by April (Mama is on the Potty) at 11:37 PM