Saturday, July 10, 2010

A Night at the Theatre

About a year ago, I read a book called The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The book is written by Stieg Larsson who sadly passed away in 2004 before the book was published. Dragon Tattoo is the first of a trilogy that centers around a young girl name Lisbeth Salander who is brilliant but has suffered a lot for her young age. The trilogy is a full of suspense and mystery with the intrigue of human relationships mixed in. 

Which brings me to the point of this post. Following a yummy supper at our favorite Mexican place The Teotihuacan, we stopped to pick out a movie at the fabulous Red-Box, my boyfriend, Kenny pointed out this movie:
notice the text is Swedish, it's a Swedish film with English subtitles

 And I got really excited! But after about five minutes of searching through the Red-Box the movie wasn't available! So we scooted over to Blockbuster and it was all checked out. I was a little disappointed. With my curiosity peaked, the next day I did some research for the reviews of the movie and came across a theatre that is still showing the film.

Its a small historic theater that was built in the 1930's with 3 screens. Its called the River Oak Theatre and is part of the Landmark Theatre group which supports small theatres across the country that show foreign and independent films. So I jumped on the chance to see a showing of The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo and purchased two tickets online.

I wanted to make sure we made it there in plenty of time to get good seats for the 8 o'clock show so I hounded Kenny to hurry home and we left the house at 6. We grabbed a bite to eat and walked across the street to the theater. I was pumped. It looked really retro from the outside and the inside was just a cool.

We got there at 7:15, which was way early, but that was quite alright because there is a lounge style bar upstairs. You can have a drink before, during and after the movie! 

As for the movie...two thumbs up! I'm not into Twilight or Harry Potter so I was so excited about seeing a movie adaptation of a book that I actually like. He enjoyed it too, even though he hasn't read the book. I give this date night five stars!

1 comment:

  1. I wish we had places like this around here! I love the bar in the movie theater idea! Well Hay, it looks like you're having the time of your life! :)