Am I the only person in the Twi-niverse not seeing New Moon tonight?
I am not a fan of crowded movie theatres. For musicals and plays, where there is no choice but to sit shoulder to shoulder, I can live with it (and maybe perhaps because such audiences still seem more respectful of theatre going decorum.)
But, at movie theatres, the glow of cell phone screens, the chattering, the talking, the general lack of a sense that one should be QUIET during the movie drives me mad. This is why I wait to see films until well into their release and even then avoid weekend movie nights.
I like an empty theatre, a quiet theatre, a darkened auditorium where only the most devoted and most silent viewers are ready to be taken away by the magic of cinema.
So, while I toyed with the idea of a midnight showing, I will wait to see the New Moon until next week, go to a 10 a.m. showing, and hope I find myself amongst some quiet fans.
I know, I am missing the whole communal experience, but I don t want a movie theatre to be communal I want a silent audience where the only noises are the soft, careful munching of slowly eaten extra buttery popcorn, the occasional laugh, or the intermittent auditory emotion.
And for those of you who leave your cell phone on during movies, answer calls, and proceed to talk as if you were the only person in the theatre, I hope Laurent finds you alone in a meadow with not a protector-wolf in sight.