Three movies (in the theater) in one day? Check that one off my bucket list!
While lying in bed one night a brilliant idea came into my otherwise relaxed mind. I love to see movies, and I love to only pay $1.25 for them. So why stop at one? And then I thought, Why stop at two? Anyone can see two movies in one day. What not see three? Then I thought of a really funny joke about the number 0 and the number 8 that my cousin told me, followed by a smile, and then I was dozing.
I did my research, freed up my Saturday schedule, maximized my priorities according to movie, movie length, and wait time between films, then made my decision. I called some peeps to come along, but alas, I could find no movie aficionados willing to dedicate six hours of their day to flicks. I found some good friends willing to see one movie with me, but that's where they put their foot down. I saw two of the films with chums (different ones, no one was willing to sit through more than one), and the third I watched by myself. Watching a movie in the theaters by yourself was an interesting experience; a first for me. Was it lonely? A little. Did I want to turn to my friend and comment midway through, only to find that my friend was actually imaginary? Yes, I did. She didn't have much to say, so instead I turned to the cute couple three seats down to tell them the main character reminded my of my great-uncle, but they just 'shushed' me. My movie schedule was as follows:
3:00pm-4:27pm The Fantastic Mr. Fox
4:45pm-6:25pm Everybody's Fine
My proudest moment, however, was not being able to quote all the previews word-for-word by the third movie. It was not having the confidence to go to the theater by myself. It was not being willing to take a forlorn, empty popcorn sack and re-fill it for my dinner. No, my greatest moment was at the very beginning- my conversation with the box office attendant:
Me: Holla, I have a special request for you. I need a single ticket to the following three movies [I said the three movies and the times. I then handed her my student ID.]
Lollipop, aka Box Office Attendant: Wow, wait a minute. Are you doing a triple feature today?
Me: Why yes, as a matter of fact I am.
Lollipop: No Way! That is A-W-E-S-O-M-E! Looking at my ID: David Bennett, you are the Man!
Me: Oh thanks, I am pretty excited about it. I tried to get some friends to come, but no one could handle it.
Lollipop: That's a bummer. If I weren't working right now I would SO do it with you.
Me: Did you just ask me out three times, all to the Dollar Theater?
Lollipop: I get off at 9:00...
Alright, I might have made up those last two lines, but the rest of the conversation was legit; I know because I recorded it as part of my Triple Feature Documentary. Three movies for $3.75- Life doesn't get much better than that.