We sit in the theater to watch… oh, what was it… oh, yeah! Arrival! That was good. Anyway, we sit in the theater to watch Arrival and we realize that people pick their seats when they buy their tickets now. When did *THAT* happen?
Part of me wonders what the main thrust of picking seats when you buy tickets is going to be… is it to keep big hit movies from having long lines? Is it to make sure that people will be able to avoid the whole “bro seat” thing? Is it… to maybe be able to charge an additional two bucks for the center seats in the sweet spot that isn’t exactly the front row, but the front row of the part above the walkthrough area? I mean, it makes sense to say that someone who sits in the waaaaay left seat in the veeeeeery front row shouldn’t have to pay the same ten bucks as the guy who sits in the best seat in the house, right?
They’ve been selling play tickets like that for forever. Are they going to start doing that for movies?
Of course, that also allows for a bit of gamesmanship when it comes to the movies that were brand-spanking new a month and a half ago, if you pay for one of the cheap seats and there are only 7 of you in the theater, why *NOT* slink down to the good chair? It’s not like anyone else is using it.
Anyway, we went to see Arrival and picked the best two seats in the house and one of the trailers that caught our eyes was La-La-Land.
For different reasons, of course.
I sat there thinking “Holy cow. Maribou is going to want to see this movie and I am going to not want to see it. I hope that it will be finishing its playtime somewhere around the time that has another movie that I’d want to see would be ending at the same theater.”
After the trailer ended, I turned to Maribou who had this large grin on her face still from the trailer and she asked me “you probably don’t want to see that, huh?”
So we’ll see what happens.
So… what are you reading and/or watching?
(Oh, and Merry Christmas.)