Monday, August 21, 2006

So kiss me goodbye, honey, I'm gonna make it out alive

On Saturday night, we went to see Snakes on a Plane at Grauman's Chinese.

I don't have much to say about Snakes on a Plane. It was passable. It was better than Shaft. I'm glad we saw it when we did, instead of after opening weekend, or on television, which would be pointless. I don't think this particular cult phenomenon will have great staying power.

However, Grauman's Chinese does have great staying power. I remember years ago I made a resolution to see movies exclusively at Grauman's Chinese (or at other theaters of comparable size and personality), and now I can't remember why I didn't stick with that resolution. Parking was expensive, but if you're going to pay the outrageous price of a movie ticket in the first place, a big theater like GC certainly yields a better experience than the crummy little theaters, with screens like a large TV, that are so prevalent around here.

The footprints and handprints outside GC are also a testament to the toughness of concrete. I'm sort of surprised they have not been more worn by eighty years of tourists stepping in them.


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