It’s been a few years since I’ve taken a trip to the movie theatres. In this day and age, its much easier (and cheaper) to RedBox it or borrow your best friend’s cousin’s sister’s netflix account “just this one time.” This past Tuesday night, however, I was forced against my will to attend a showing of The Fault In Our Stars. Honestly – the last thing I wanted to do was spend $10+ to sit in a crammed theatre, watching a nearly two-hour-long movie that my friends claimed “would make you cry the whole entire time.”
Truly expecting the worst, I am surprised to say I had a wonderful Regal Cinemas experience. In fact, Tuesday night movies may be the new move. First and foremost, on Tuesday nights, tickets are $6.25. So now, I was only spending $6.25 to cry during a two-hour-long movie. Granted, it was still more than I wanted to spend – but its better than $10, right?
The unexpected discount was not even close to the best part, though: Regal cinemas has put reclining chairs into the theatre. I repeat, reclining chairs. This seemingly small luxury made all the difference. No exaggeration – these chairs were the best (and 10x comfier than the “couch” in my apartment). I remember going to movies when I was younger, and having to put my feet up on the chairs in front of me to get comfortable…not the best way to make friends with strangers. Now, the leg room I had was incredibly spacious, and I could literally curl up with my (unfortunately, extremely overpriced) popcorn and candy.
Granted, I did spent a large majority of the movie crying – but my reclining chair was the perfect shoulder to cry on. Next time, however, I’ll probably buy my candy beforehand from the local 7/11 and carry it in my purse (you didn’t hear that). Regardless, i’ll definitely be back for more Tuesday night showings… just hopefully for a more uplifting movie. Image credit