When I first met Bill, he had a ridiculous hookup to National Amusement Theatres. All he had to do was a make a call, drop a name, and boom...free movie tickets. Since 2006, a lot has changed: our connection has retired, we bought a house, we had a baby and now we have another on the way. All of this combined means very little time for movies.
We have evolved into Netflix people with a TV that has internet and enjoy popcorn at home. However, when a movie comes out that we really want to see, we do make an effort to get out and watch it on the big screen.
Thanks to Bill's co-workers, we were given a gift card for the movies this holiday season. So this weekend Bill, my brother, and I went to see "The Hobbit" (we're all big fans of "Lord of the Rings"). We opted for the early showing of 9:30am-12:30pm. I was extremely pleased that 1. I lasted all three hours without having to get up to pee and 2. the movie was really good! We heard some mixed reviews, but all of us really enjoyed the film and agreed that it didn't feel long.
Who knows when we will make it to the movies again, but The Hobbit was a great start to 2013!