I have seen many a movie at this theater. The Hunt for Red October (about 6 times). Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the original one). The Little Mermaid (where I got to hold a girl’s hand). In fact, any decent movie that came out in the late 80s, I probably saw here. It was a dollar theater, so I could afford it.
The theater closed down several few years ago. One day it was open, then it was gone. I hadn’t seen a movie there for nearly 10 years.
A few months went by, and then, almost as suddenly as it closed, it was once again open. But instead of current movies it now shows classic movies.
This is a long way to say that after about a decade, I have once again attended this beautiful theater. Last night I took my two boys to see Raiders of the Lost Ark. It was a great experience. The boys loved it, I enjoyed seeing Indy on the big screen, a good time was had by all. I’m glad to see an old theater still being put to good use.
And as long as I’m talking about my boys, the other day at dinner I asked my sons what they wanted to be when they grew up. Number 2 immediately said he wanted to be an anti-aircraft person so he could shoot down bad guys in planes. Hmmm, hope there is good money in that. My third son said he wanted to be a fireman. No surprise there. My fourth son shoveled another pile of food in his mouth (he’s 3). My fifth son shoveled another pile of food on top of his head (he’s 7 months).
But my first son looked thoughtful. He asked me what I was. I told him I was an ‘Information Liberator”.
“That’s what I want to be.” he said. And we all went back to shoveling food in our mouths.
It was a happy moment.