Contributor's Corner: Theater Going Tradition
During the dawn of Viddy Well, we asked each interested contributor to fill out the same questionnaire. The questions spanned from grave to goofy, but the replies were nearly always unexpected. This week we'll take a look at the following question:
What's your movie going tradition?
I'll always get the same thing at every movie theater — large drink and popcorn, and box of Buncha Crunch — and I really enjoy going to the movies with family during the holidays. Just don't let mom pick the movie... In terms of seating, I'll sit anywhere, but if I've got an option, middle seat of about row 6. You get the whole screen without craning your neck into oblivion.
Right now, I go almost every weekend with Aaron, so I'd say that's a tradition we have going on. I like to sit in one of the seats near the far end of the row because apparently I have the world's smallest bladder and need easy access to the loo.
11 am matinee. Weekday. Center seat. Row below the railing, if I can, but basically, wherever no one else is sitting. I don't want to hear whispering or their conversations pre-movie.
I like to sit in the front row in the tiered seats, and put my feet up on the rail.
I'm spoiled here in Austin and frequent the Alamo Drafthouse where you get to pick your seat when you purchase the ticket, have a little table to eat at and a full food/drink menu to choose from. I like to go as early as possible on Saturday morning, so like 10 or 11 a.m., and I really don't care where I sit as long as no one's directly next to me, which is sometimes outta my control — also, there's really no bad seat at the Drafthouse. I recently switched up my diet to exclude meat or dairy, so I get the seared tofu sandwich and fries, but before I changed up my diet, I was all about their pizzas. If I go in the morning, I'll get a pot of hot tea (ginger peach oolong w/honey), but if I go later in the day, I'll fuck up a few beers.
What's your theater going tradition? We want to know. Share your thoughts and feelings in the comments section below, and as always, remember to viddy well!