Hurt Squirrels
Another Magical Movie Memory
1/5/2003 2:48 AM
The mission of Marcus Theatres Corporation is...To Create Magical Movie Memories - Marcus Theatres Mission Statement

The day was planned out so well.

I had avoided Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers until all the hub-bub had died down. As I had finally gotten around to getting the extended version of Fellowship of the Ring earlier this week, I decided to make a day of it. I would spend the afternoon watching Fellowship then catch the evening showing of Two Towers.

The DVD was wonderful; I thoroughly enjoyed the added scenes. They really fleshed out the story and threw a frickin' bone to the fanboys. Usually I cringe at extended directors cuts because there's usually a good reason most of the scenes didn't make it into the movie in the first place. Not so this time, since the book is so long and detailed, the more they can wedge in, the better.

So, I finish the DVD and I'm quite ready for the next one. After a quick dinner, I head out to my local Marcus Theatre and...well, if you're a regular reader of this site, you have a pretty good idea what happened. You, dear reader, are familiar with the Marcus Theatre Curse. In this week's exciting episode, there was one centimeter of snow on the ground which caused a total power loss to the entire building. In their defense, it was a wet snow. After about 15 minutes, it was apparent the power wasn't coming back on any time soon, so they gave us another free pass to add to the growing pile.

Another magical movie memory, courtesy of the Marcus Corporation. Ah, I'll never forget just how much I enjoyed that first hour of The Two Towers. I'm looking forward to the day where I can have a memory of the end of the film.

Hey, a guy can dream, can't he?

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