This weekend, I went to see The Hurt Locker with Mike. It was suppsed to start at 4:15 on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon. When Mike and I walked into the theatre, we realized that we were the only people under the age of 60 in the room.
At about 4:17, the movie hadn't started. They were showing those pre-movie ads on a loop. There were about 3 ads total, so after sitting there for 5 minutes, I had seen each ad 7 times. So had the old people. A slow grumbling came over the crowd as you heard some of the elderly in the back saying, "This movie's 2 minutes late!" "When is the movie going to start?"
At 4:18, one old memaw couldn't take it anymore. "WE WANT THE MOVIE!" She shouted. Other grandpas and grandmas agreed. They couldn't believe the outrage! Their time was being wasted. Of course Mike couldn't let this go by, so he started a chant in the theatre "Movie, Movie, Movie". This got the seniors riled up. There were more shouts of "Start the movie!" and the one angry grandma kept saying "We Want the Movie". I thought there would be an elderly stampede.
In the end, the movie started around 4:20 and the seniors settled down. Until the coke commercial started and then it was all "What in the hell?!" "A commercial!" "Just start the movie already!"
I love going to movies with old folks.