My son (12 years old) took me to see the new Star Wars (Clone Wars) movie tonight. We were actually supposed to see The Mummy, but he misread the newspaper and thought it started at 6:30pm instead of the actual 7:30pm. So we settled on Star Wars at 6:50, bought our popcorn and cokes (I know, I’m supposed to stop drinking Coke – according to my New School Year Resolutions – but it’s not September 1 yet) and settled into an empty theater.
Since we had thirty minutes to kill and were in an empty theater, we thought nothing of sitting and talking. We noticed the screen was looping through about six movie quotes, and after the third time through we started calling out the answers just before they were revealed. I was reminded of a scene from my favorite movie, Groundhog Day, when Bill Murray is sitting in the B&B living room eating snacks and calling out the answers (actually, questions) during Jeopardy (“What is Lake Titicaca?” still cracks me up – Junior High potty humor still makes me laugh). Anyway, my son seemed to like the movie.
I found it interesting that only four other people entered the theater to watch the movie with us – and they were all adults – until I realized that school started today (I guess good parents don’t take their kid to a movie on a school night), there was a baseball game going on across the way, and some other big event was going in another stadium down the street.
I guess there wasn’t that much to report. We just had a great time together. Again. (He’s not a teenager, yet).