It’s been about six months since I’ve visited a movie theater.
Back in high school my group of friends and I went just about every weekend. It was the social thing to do: get a large popcorn, some Trolli Brite Crawlers and hang out in the theater seats. The older I get, however, the more I’d rather go to happy hour with friends than drop the same amount of money for a movie. Why?
1) Social time has become more valuable to me. Partially because, with age comes more responsibilities and obligations, which eat away at the amount of time spent with friends and/or your significant other. (So why waste that time sitting in silence watching a screen?)
2) Few movies nowadays are even worth the ticket price.
Despite these thoughts of mine, I spent this past Friday night at the movies with my fiance, Alex. After doing some research earlier that week, I discovered that a movie he’d been wanting to see was at the local bargain theater—The Wolf of Wall Street. Instead of doing research on the film, we just figured that because other people had recommended it to us, it would be fine.
We couldn’t have made a bigger mistake. Continue Reading…