An Evening Out

Dimitris and I don’t normally go to movies but, when the AARP, of which we both are members, advertised a free showing of Sam Elliot in “The Hero,” we “packed our bags” and headed out. Dimitris drove, his first time driving with his new Florida driver’s license and parked, heading out, in the Cobb Luxury Theater’s parking lot. We had never been in this theater so had to be directed to the check-in station where we were cleared to sign up for our seat reservations. We chose back row seats as the theater only held 165 patrons. We had arrived a bit early as the event, according to AARP, had been “oversold” to insure a good crowd. Dimitris “cased the joint,” returning with information that a patron can get popcorn with any topping of his choice, while I sat waiting until we were ready to enter the theater. While the entrance into the auditorium was unimpressive, the reclining seats we found to be attractive and appealing. The movie began right on time without previews of coming attractions, and we were soon watching the aging Sam Elliot giving a reasonable performance. My main problem was with the temperature in the auditorium. I should have worn a long-sleeve shirt. Although I found the language offensive, I was more offended by the casual examples of drug use portrayed as normal and acceptable. We were grateful for an evening out as a gift from AARP, but we were not so impressed with the choice of films.

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About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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