Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Truth in Showtimes 

Proof of what The Girl reminds me each time we're running late to a movie: they don't start at the advertised time, because of all the commercials, PSAs and trailers. Loews Theaters has announced that they will now be including a disclaimer (they call it a "note") to that effect with their published showtime listings. The official Loews estimate is that feature presentation will actually start 10-15 minutes after the scheduled time. But they're confident that most people will still arrive early.

I'm one of those early arrivers. I like to scope out the seats, get a good one, get all settled in with my coat and concessions properly arranged, and then chat about the movie and the people in it. Once we get within minutes of the scheduled time and we're not yet at the theater or in our seats, my inner Movie Monster starts to break out of its containment field, and it's not a pretty site.

But I'm working on it.

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 10:38 AM