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Mike's Blog

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Saturday, October 08, 2005

Goodbye Inwood Theatre

...it was not fun while it lasted. Ally and I saw our last movie ever at the Inwood Theatre tonight. You know, that kitchy, hip little neighborhood theatre in Inwood Village, with the bar in it and the staff with way too many tattoos and piercings? Yeah, that one.

Tonight we went to see the 9:40PM showing of History of Violence. But the problem wasn't the movie and frankly I prefer not to focus on that part of the bad experience. I would rather focus on the old dirty man that was getting jerked off in the row behind me by a girl a third his age. And if that wasn't enough, they decided while they weren't doing "other things" they would actually give us a running commentary of what they thought about EVERY FRIGGIN LINE OF THE MOVIE! KILL ME NOW! I am almost positive that there is a special circle of hell reserved for people who talk during movies. If there isn't there should be! Since when is it acceptable to a conversation in a normal speaking volume with another person during a movie?!


After enduring this for a third of the movie I turned around and said "Do you mind not talking during the movie?" The guy says to me "have a nice day!" What?!?! After that they actually did stop talking....FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES!
(this is the sound of Mike's head exploding)
I gritted my teeth for the rest of the film and somehow managed to leave the theatre without killing someone. And by the way...if you are going to have a bar in your lobby...insulate the theatres so you don't have to hear a bunch of drunks screaming the whole movie. Just a tip. Actually, don't change a thing Inwood theatre. You just keep on doin it like ya do, cause I ain't comin back so I'll never know the damn difference. (yeah, i got all trailer park there for a minute)

But actually my faith in the goodness/purity/etc of humanity was restored (read: not really) when I stopped at the local Krogers to pick up a couple of pints of Blue Bell and saw someone peddling crack out of his pickup in the parking lot.

Where'd all the good people go?


  • Sun Oct 09, 10:09:00 PM CDT
    Blogger Chuck sat naked at the computer and typed…

    So how was the movie?

  • Sun Oct 09, 11:06:00 PM CDT
    Blogger Mike sat naked at the computer and typed…

    If you saw the previews, you saw the movie. Save the 8 bucks for a can of paint thinner to sniff. It will be a more enjoyable time.

  • Mon Oct 10, 12:31:00 PM CDT
    Blogger Mike Overall sat naked at the computer and typed…

    Inwood theater? did that used to be the granada? I'm in Arlington myself. we have the Parks Mall theater...otherwise known as gang central...(sigh)

  • Mon Oct 10, 03:23:00 PM CDT
    Blogger theghosher sat naked at the computer and typed…

    Hey Mike... welcome back to blogging... I fell off the wagon too for a while. You handled the the movie ass really well. Jill and I went to see Flightplan yesterday and a guy four rows behind us gets a phone call... is it on vibrate... of course not... this after 3 different ads telling people to turn off their cell phones. Does he ignore it? Nope. He answers the phone and has a coversation. I gave him the glare of death, but that went right over his head. That's why Netflix has been so important to us lately... easier to rent it and watch it in my home theater where I don't have to worry about guys/girls giving handjobs or comentating on the whole friggen movie! Sorry.. .rant over!

  • Mon Oct 10, 06:26:00 PM CDT
    Blogger Mike sat naked at the computer and typed…

    Inwood theatre is in the shopping center at Lovers and Inwood. It's newly remodeled and pretty uppity if you can overlook that it draws the "happy ending" crowd.

  • Mon Oct 10, 06:32:00 PM CDT
    Blogger Mike sat naked at the computer and typed…

    The Ghosher returns! Good to hear from you man. Sorry to hear your night out was ruined too. Just wait, there will be a time when we have to save up for a month and then hire a sitter for the little ones to have a nice night on the town only to be ruined by a 2 hour wait at our favorite retaurant and some jackass on a cellphone in the movies. Two words, "justifiable homicide."

  • Tue Oct 11, 12:17:00 AM CDT
    Blogger Chuck sat naked at the computer and typed…

    Arlington Parks Mall is Gang Central you say??? I thought that prestigous title went to Town East in Mesquite...I swear that place is like being trapped in a bad rap video!!!

  • Tue Nov 29, 05:49:00 PM CST
    Blogger Rae sat naked at the computer and typed…

    Hiya! Remember me?

    Anyhoo, yeah, there's a lot of theater-going faux pas that drive me ape$#*%, too. Did anyone behind you put their nasty-arse feet up by your head? And did you get lucky enough to put your feet up on the rail, only to find out some restless little bugger down the aisle couldn't sit still and kept shaking it? Better yet, did some ill-mannered little welp repeatedly kick the back of your chair throughout the WHOLE MOVIE? And if it was a horror flick, did anyone bring their 4-year-old?? (That last one's my favorite. Gah.)

    FYI, I Googled my blogger name today, came across my old blog, and saw you'd left a couple of messages on there. Then I realized my link is waaaay outdated. Check out my new one. I've still got a link to your blog on there, ya know.


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