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Stuart G

(38,527 posts)
Thu Dec 25, 2014, 11:01 AM Dec 2014

Last Night I Went to the Movies...It was a Wonderful Time....

It was an old movie, playing Christmas Eve in a fairly new movie theater, and it was a new print of the movie. I got there early enough to get a great seat in the fifth row, but that seat was elevated enough, and far enough from the screen, so that my eyes were in perfect alignment with the screen. The screen enveloped my vision. My entire view ahead was this huge screen. The sound was clear and not too loud. Just right..and the movie came on.. "It's A Wonderful Life" ..In a movie theater, black and white film, with 50 to 75 other people out that night in 39 degree cloudy weather...

And I really enjoyed this experience. From the beginning to the end.. that film took me away to that man and his family's view of what dealing with others is all about. Mr Potter, the villain, was the antithesis of this family, Potter was so full of hate and greed that it flowed into all of us watching. At the end, everything was ok, as I knew it would be. I had seen it so many times that I lost count, as had the people in front of me who I talked briefly with. We had all seen it before, but this time seemed like the first. That film shows what humanity can strive for and I had a wonderful time.

One last thought.....seeing it on the big screen was an event in itself. That is how movies are really meant to be experienced.

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Last Night I Went to the Movies...It was a Wonderful Time.... (Original Post) Stuart G Dec 2014 OP
I dig that movie, too, Stuart. Tobin S. Dec 2014 #1
sounds like a wonderful xmas eve. grasswire Dec 2014 #2
I guess I didn't think of them Stuart G Dec 2014 #3
Big screen is key to the experience, I agree. dixiegrrrrl Dec 2014 #4
Many DUers will be mad the theater was open. nt Logical Dec 2014 #5
I am very glad that the theater was open last night. Stuart G Dec 2014 #6
I would be also! I love Xmas day movies!! nt Logical Dec 2014 #7
The first time I saw it I was 24 years old. I'd been sick and my son (who was 6 at the time) nirvana555 Dec 2014 #8
Wow, great memory! nt Logical Dec 2014 #9

Tobin S.

(10,418 posts)
1. I dig that movie, too, Stuart.
Thu Dec 25, 2014, 01:20 PM
Dec 2014

I saw it for the first time a couple of years ago with my wife. She was amazed that I'd managed to live 40 years without seeing the film.

Stuart G

(38,527 posts)
3. I guess I didn't think of them
Thu Dec 25, 2014, 02:58 PM
Dec 2014

The two of them and their hatred for people, probably are worse than Potter. But Potter is in a story, Koch brothers are real. And greed and hatred are for real..

Stuart G

(38,527 posts)
6. I am very glad that the theater was open last night.
Thu Dec 25, 2014, 05:11 PM
Dec 2014

Those of us who were there really did have a great time.

nirvana555

(448 posts)
8. The first time I saw it I was 24 years old. I'd been sick and my son (who was 6 at the time)
Thu Dec 25, 2014, 06:18 PM
Dec 2014

and my mom went to our church's Christmas Eve Candle light service so i was by myself. There were just a few channels in those days (I'm 57 now)and I was looking around for something to watch. I just happened upon it and it has had a lasting impression no other movie has ever had. How cool to see it on the big screen. Good Going!

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