Recently, I went to see Live Free or Die Hard
I really wanted to go see the new Harry Potter film. But because it was a Saturday afternoon and the theater would most likely be crammed with kids, I opted to see Bruce Willis reprise his role as John McClane.Watch the trailer
When I walked into the theater, I figured there wouldn't be very many people.
After all, Live Free or Die Hard has been out for several weeks now.
There can't be that many people who want to see it, right?
The place was packed!
(and the trailers were already showing so I had to find a seat in the dark)
I had two choices...
Sit all the way up front...close to the screen.
Or try to find a spot near the back next to a total stranger.
I hadn't sat way up front at a movie since Spawn was released in 1997.
10 years ago!
I chose the second row from the very front.
I had to crank my head way back and it was uncomfortable as hell.
I lasted about one trailer in that seat before I turned to look behind me and spotted a perfect seat three rows back.
Out of the 5 front rows, it was the furthest one back.
I got up and moved to it.
It afforded me empty space on both my right and left sides.
Funny thing about moving to that seat...
An older woman in her 50's or early 60's was two seats over from me and she had her purse sitting in the seat immediately to my right.
When she saw me sit down, she snatched her purse up right away and gave me a dirty look.
Like I was going to steal it!
I felt like saying, "C'mon lady! I'm not gonna take your purse!"
Anyway, I watched the film way to close to the screen.
It was a completely different moviegoing experience than what I'm accustomed to.
I think I'm going to have to rent that movie on DVD when it comes out just so I can sit back a bit when I watch it.
How about you?
Where do you prefer to sit in the movie theater?