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  •  I love going to the movies. I grew up (0+ / 0-)

    going to the Arlington Theatre in Arlington Heights, IL, that had big murals of foxhunting scenes on the walls (as a kid I loved horses), and red velvet curtains, and usher in tuxedos.

    First movies I remember are "My Fair Lady", and "Mary Poppins"

    I love the popcorn, and the trailers, and the hugeness of the screen and the excitement and being transported out of your body and mind for 2 hours, and the oohs and ah's of the crowd.

    Now, the popcorn tastes insipid, there isn't any real "butter" product anywhere (some theatre popcorn actually tastes BAD even though I never get "fake petroleum yellow stuff) on it.

    Anybody less than 30 seems to have zero manners, with feet on the back of seats, loud talking, and the ever-present blue glow of non-stop texting and "keeping up with friends".

    So I go alone to matinees later afternoon my local theatre, first-run movies, very affordable ($10-12 gets you ticket,popcorn, drink) once or twice a week.

    Asked the owner to have a once-a-week showing of "Casablanca", or the Hitchcock films, or "Philadelphia Story", a Marx Brothers double feature, etc. and she said they cannot, it costs $600 or so to rent the film, and they would never be able to cover the cost.

    Hope I can get to MI and enjoy this theatre at least once! Sounds WONDERFUL

    "Privatize to Profitize" explains every single Republican economic, social and governing philosophy. Take every taxpayer dollar from defense, education, health care, public lands, retirement - privatize it, and profit from it.

    by mumtaznepal on Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 08:42:21 PM PDT

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