Living in a small town has many benefits — no traffic, quiet neighborhoods, friendly neighbors — but sometimes, it can be a little inconvenient. For example, if we wanted to watch a movie. For the first 4 years, we’d have to drive to either Corvallis (25 miles) or Salem (21 miles — but awful traffic). However, over the last summer, a small movie theater was built in town, and since its been open (late March), we’ve seen more movies in the theatres since my wife and I were dating 11 years ago. It’s a nice little theatre (http://independencecinema8.com/) that has 6 or 8 screens (can’t remember which it is), with maybe 75-150 seats per screen. Since the theatre has come in, Kenny’s school took everyone to watch Shrek 3…I’ve taken the boys and my wife to watch Surf’s Up and Ratatouille, my wife and I watched Pirates of the Caribbean: At world’s end at one of the pre-release showings and I made my way to watch Transformers this last Tuesday. Of the movies, I have to say that the kids movies have been the best. Ratatouille was great — everyone loved it. Surf’s up was cute and the kids really enjoyed it and Transformers was fun, though I have to admit, I was a fan of the original cartoons so I was bound and determined to like this movie no matter what. Pirates was fun simply because it was just my wife and I and again, it was fun.
What will be watching in the future. Well, there are really one two upcoming movies that I want to see. The next Harry Potter movie and then the Simpson’s. And I don’t care if the Simpson’s movie is just Homer reading poetry, I’m going to love it. Especially if they throw in a D’oh or two.