Thursday, May 15, 2008

3rd Time is the Charm

San Luis Obispo’s independent movie theater, The Palm, has a new feature on Wednesday nights where they show old movies. Last night John and I got to see Amelie…for the third time…in the same theater. I was SO excited when I found out that Amelie was going to be a part of their new feature. It is one of my top 3 movies of all time, and I never thought I’d get to see it on the big screen again.

We showed up early to make sure we got to see it, and it was a good thing we did. There was already a line formed outside, and it eventually sold out! I was pretty surprised at how young the crowd was…I mean had they even heard of the movie in 2001? When they were like 12 years old? I doubt it. But there were a few grey hairs in the crowd along with us, so I’m hoping they felt even more out of place then we did. Not to be mean…but I’m glad we weren’t the oldest couple in the crowd!

I did have this single guy sitting next to me who started talking it up to the girl next to him. Then before you knew it, she had moved seats...not the best sign, am I right? After that I purposely tried to position my body language more towards John, hoping he’d get the hint that I wasn’t in the talking mood. Now I know you might think that is mean…but I don’t think this guy was 100% normal. Yeah maybe he was lonely going to the show by himself, but it wasn’t ‘normal lonely’…it was the ‘I could be the crazy man who drives a rapist van lonely.’ Despite that attractive quality, he did seem to enjoy the movie a lot, and laughed at a lot of other parts when no one else was laughing. He was odd I'm telling ya.

Before the show the theater manager, (I think), gave away some free stuff…passes to the next Wednesday night movies, and a t-shirt. Unfortunately I did not win. Who knows why because I was totally feeling lucky. He also announced that he was going to be showing a preview of another possible movie that they might show, which turned out to be The Usual Suspects! How awesome would that be to see on the big screen? In fact I think I’ve only seen it once, so it will be much better to watch it a second time now that I know the ending.

John and I usually try to watch Amelie once a year around Valentine’s Day, but didn’t get around to it this year. That actually worked out in our favor because there were a few things we had forgotten about. You know now that I think about it, I think that it might be more than a year since we’ve seen it. I guess I'm really slacking on that tradition!

I forgot about how funny the movie is and how it makes me smile throughout almost the whole thing. No joke! There are so many aspects that make me love the movie, but don't worry...I won’t bore you with them. However I must say that I think it is such a great love story, and nothing melts my heart more then when Amelie is riding on the back of Nino’s scooter.

Next week The Dude will be in town, and John is beside himself.


Lori said...

You guys are so cute! How romantic..(sigh)...:)

Judy S said...

I saw Amelie once and can't remember what happened. Maybe I am not romantic. A movie
that makes me smile and laugh is "My Cousin
Vinny (SP?)." I don't even know how many times I have watched it!

Sarah said...

Yeah Amelie is a great movie, but I gotta agree with your Mom. My Cousin Vinny is a total knee slapper. So is Dumb & Dumber which I seriously have to watch every time I come across it on TV. It's an addiction. I am seeking treatment.

Great, now you got me in an Amelie mood. I'm gonna have to flix it.

And are you "stocked up" for The Dude? You know. Refreshments? (wink wink). Cuz I guarantee there will be people there with some. I really need to stop watching shows in the back of my friend's rapist van.

Mauleigh said...

I LOVE Amelie!! I think it is sooooo romantic!! Or in my case rotic, becuase the man is missing and all...