Haha. Just had to use that kind of post title as a nod to all those crazy Facebook posts. But it's true we were taken aback and I guess it's because we just never go to movies. First off we encountered the computer ticket paying machine out front of the theater. This was new to us and although we are very computer competent, navigating through that series of questions was a pain and had us starting over several times. But we made it. Dale asked one of the employees in the lobby if there wasn't a way to just come in and pay cash somewhere. She said yes and pointed vaguely at a counter where nothing was happening. Also surprising-the cost for both of us was 9.32. Much less than we had imagined.
However the most shocking thing to us was our first look at the actual theater portion. We walked in and were looking at a sea of huge red comfortable looking seats with about 4 feet of leg space between each row. I mean, these seats were huge and cushy. The last movie we went to had the traditional seats where you pushed the seat portion down and then sat upright for a couple of hours. These seats we discovered, were actual recliners!
Wowser! Are all movie theaters like this now? This was comfort beyond measure. Innocents abroad in 2015 movie theaters. That was us.
We saw American Sniper and it was a strong film, a war movie to be sure with lots of shooting and things exploding. But the last ten minutes took our breath away and kept everyone in the theater in their seats when the credits began scrolling. No one moved for some time. Very powerful. There are no good words to explain the emotion.