A geeky girl living in the big city, making her way, the only way she knows how... no wait, that's The Dukes of Hazzard. Who am I again? Oh yeah, a pop culture obsessed writer, publishing person, and occasional nerd. And I'm getting married. I talk about that, too.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

I love White Christmas

Love it. LOVE it. really. I've mentioned this before, but every time -- EVERY TIME -- the General walks into the room, and he sees all his soldiers lined up, and they start singing: waterworks. It doesn't matter if I saw it just the day before, or that I know it's coming. I'm a sucker for an old war buddy.

Anyway, tonight Bloom and I saw "White Christmas" on a big screen as part of Loews' "Fan Favorites" program: a couple of times a month (it may, in fact, have been weekly, but I'm not sure), their new theatre on 34th Street showed an old favorite for free, and all you had to do to get tickets was register online and reply to an email. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, they're not continuing the program into the new year. Which is a crying shame, if you ask me. I loved the theme screenings they'd come up with: Irish films in the month of March, like "Michael Collins" and "The Brothers McMullen" and "Waking Ned Devine". April was Murder Mystery month, with showings of "LA Confidential," "The Usual Suspects," and "Mystic River." May was Diaster Movies like "Deep Impact," "The Perfect Storm," and "The Day After Tomorrow." Then there was a month of Summer Blockbusters, and a month of Independence movies in July, August was Open Water month, September was Back to School, October was Horror, of course, November was Comng Home, and December was all about Holiday Classics. Anyway, I'm going to miss the program. It's not like the theatre doesn't still make a ton of money -- I'm sure a lot of the audience members are like me, and figure if they're not paying for the movie, they have more money to spend on concessions -- like $12.40 for two drinks and a popcorn.

Remind me to send Loews an email.


Blogger ***Dave Hill said...

Hey, don't forget to send Loew's an e-mail ...

12/30/2005 12:58 AM

Blogger Hythian said...

That is a great movie. Though I think it is the other one that I like better with the 'Sisters' duet. But those two ( and the Muppet Christmas Carol ) are definately my favorite holiday films.

That is a cool program. Couple small independents around Portland do something like that, but the tickets aren't free. They are cheap though so I try to watch for movies I like to show up on their screens.

One of them does a couple fundraiser weeks each year with 'gimmick' movies. Like digging out some old bad 3-d Horror or Sci-Fi movies and including 3-d glasses with the price of admission.

Though one year they did, and my friends who dragged me to it didn't tell me, an old 70s porn in 3-d called 'Disco Dolls'. Whole new twist on the phrase "It's coming right at me!". Very very funny movie, but disturbing at the same time and not really in 3-d.

12/30/2005 4:33 AM

Blogger Rob S. said...

Sorry to hear this program is going away. Sorrier still that I didn't know about it when it was around. I love seeing older movies on a big screen!

12/30/2005 8:35 AM

Blogger Avocet said...

I got to see the remastered Rear Window on the big screen a few years ago. Nothing like seeing the classics the way they were meant to be seen!

12/31/2005 8:43 PM

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