Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Hubby and I got to babysit our 9-year old niece last night. We figured we'd take her to the movies and have a little outing at the same time. My first idea was to take her to see "Where the Wild Things Are". The movie theater closest to us had it at 7pm.....with IMAX. Or, at 8pm without IMAX. I didn't want to do the IMAX because A) it's $4 more per person and B) more than one person told me not to see it in IMAX cause it'd make me seasick. The movie theater a little further away had it without IMAX at 7pm.....and it's a smaller movie theater and therefore about $2-3 per person cheaper. We picked up a very excited Laura and drove to the theater. When we got there, we saw that "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" was playing there as well. "I really wanted to see that," she tells us.'s HER outing, so we let her pick whichever movie she wanted. I almost fainted when the woman at the window said it was $29 for the three of us to get in. WHAT???? The movie is in 3D, and so therefore is $2 per person extra. Huh. What? They don't have enough extra cash to provide 3D glasses for everyone? Even though they're not the cardboard kind and you return them at the end of the movie? Whateva! It was awfully fun to see a movie in 3D again. It wsa funny to see Laura reaching out to grab things as they came towards her from the screen. The movie had nothing to do with the book, except for the fact that giant food came down and threatened to annhilate the town. But it was fun, and entertaining. We ate candy and a giant box of popcorn.....okay, Hubby and Laura ate candy and I ate the giant tub of popcorn. We like babysitting.

1 comment:

Utah Grammie said...

The candy drinks and popcorn can run ya into a second mortgage, huh? Glad you and she had a good time - but gone are the simple movies for the WHOLE one can afford it anymore! And the movie theaters complain about NetFlix..and Red Box? No wonder..