Monday, February 10, 2014

Date night

Sat night Spouse & I did something we haven't done in years.  We went to the movies together.

I think the last time we went to the movies together was in 2010 when we saw Sex and the City 2 (the Abu Dhabi one).  Without making a concious decision to stop going to the movies, we began waiting a week or 2 until films of interest came out on Netflix DVD and watching it at our convenience in the comfort of our home.

Movies have gotten ridiculously expensive, which is another reason we likely won't be going again very soon.  It cost us $11 per person to see a regular 2D film.  (I overheard the cost of a 3D film is $14.) When I go to this very same cinema for the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival the movies cost $9 so that probably contributed to my surprise at the $11 cost on Sat night.  We used a gift card so it wasn't as painful to lay down $22 to see August: Osage County.  

We both liked the film but found a few flaws at the same time.  We both thought Meryl Streep's performance was a tad "big".  Although they remark throughout the movie how utterly hot it is, no one in the entire film is ever shown sweating.  Every imaginable family dysfunction is present in this 1 family, which made it a little less believable.  But what a star-studded cast!

After the film we went to dinner at Dos Locos so it kind of felt like a date night, something we do a little more often than going to the movies.  As much as I enjoy going out with our friends, a date night with Spouse is always nice too.


anne marie in philly said...

everybody needs their "spouse time".

Anonymous said...

Sounds like fun, and Dos Locos is a great place to end the evening!!!

Peace <3

MAC said...

I second Anne Marie... got to make time for your honey.

Ur-spo said...

lovely notion, that: date night
But, oh!, what a movie you picked!

Rick said...

I wish I could have seen the bway play. I've not heard much praise for the film version.
I used to go to movies 2-3 times a week, granted much of the time when I got off work so I would catch the last matinee. $11 is a lot for a movie especially if it sucks.
Nevertheless, sounds like a good date night.