We only go to the movies once every year and a half. It’s so much money that we really only spend money on seeing movies in the theater that we already know we’re going to love.
We love going to midnight movie premieres – everyone in the theater REALLY wants to be there, is quiet during the dramatic parts, cheers when appropriate. SO much fun.
The last movie we went to was the last Harry Potter midnight show.
Then we more or less made plans immediately to see the midnight show of The Hobbit.
It came out on a Thursday night …. and because of driving time, it was just easier for me to take the whole day off. I’m not complaining.
We went and got our Christmas tree that day, then went home to relax, take a little nap and head out to the theater for the midnight show.
We went to a theater in Sherman Oaks with assigned seats so we didn’t have to worry about waiting in line for hours ahead of time.
The movie was about 3 hours long… which means we got home around 4a. And both had to get up in a few hours to get to work.
SO fun – and totally worth it.
I mean, yes, it was totally self-indulgent and ridiculous for a 3-hour movie to be made out of a third of a children’s book. But Peter Jackson chose to make more of a Lord of the Rings pre-quel than a Hobbit movie.
But we still like it