Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Now That's Entertainment

11 August 2015

Saturdays are our Preparation Day, otherwise known as a P-Day.  We need a P-Day to mentally prepare for the Sunday!   We are on the go from 9am-5pm every Sunday, so our REAL day of rest is Saturdays.   Last Saturday we decided to go to the movies.   Senior missionaries can do that you know!   Unlike the young Elder and Sisters, who are a bit restricted in this area.   I guess they trust us to make a good choice.  Well, Elder Leavitt and I decided to go see the new Mission Impossible movie.   We have seen something interesting advertised at the theater called VIP tickets.   Curiosity killed the cat and we bought the VIP experience.  HOLY SMOKES!  This was spectacular!
Unsuspectingly we left the loud lobby "riff-raff" and the endless line-up for pop and popcorn to walked through those glass doors into what has become our most amazing movie experience that we have ever had.  It was a beautiful, quiet reception room.   It was as if someone flipped a switch off of the loud, pushing crowds.  We sat in stately leather, high-wing-backed chairs.
It was like a posh hotel lobby.  There was the reception desk where two lovely young women were perched ready to serve and make sure you got the seat you wanted.   In the "'peasant" seating as well as the VIP seating it is sold by assigned seating.  So Elder Leavitt carefully chose our seats.  
While waiting to go into the theater one of the young servers approached with a menu.   She asked if we wanted to order our treats.   We said absolutely YES.   We ordered our pop and popcorn and then she explained that it would be brought to us while in the theater!   This kept getting better and better!  Five minutes before the movie began our little girl told us we could now go up to the theater.  So we went up to the special VIP Theater.  
It was a small, little private theater seating around 30-32 people.  NO sticky, I-have-to-be-careful-or-I'll-lose-my-shoe kind of floors.  Instead... fully carpeted!  There were distinct seats of two throughout the theater.  Our usher directed us to our designated seats.  And this is what we found...
Two, all leather, Lazy-Boy recliners including lumbar pillows and blankets! If the movie is bad at least you can have a good rest.   We had no sooner gotten settled when our server came with our pops and popcorn.  We had our own pop and our own popcorn.... NO SHARING!!!  All for the price of $15 each.  
Our seats were right together but I could stretch my arm out to the right never even come close to the couple next to us.   I could not hear them chat nor could I hear their phones.   Unbelievable!  This was an airliner's 1st class movie experience.   And on top of all of that, we weren't sure if they didn't bleep out all the swearing because there was NONE in that movie.  I find it hard to believe that that is the way Hollywood made that movie.  

1 comment:

  1. Was glad to see you get to see the odd good movie. Elder Levitt look so comtable in his chair. We miss you and Bev and RS. Pres Sister Anderson . Sound like you are busy. What are some of your Duties you both Have. Youa are bothe in Our Ptayers God Bless Love Ya both work Hard for Our Father xoxoxo Star Chrismas and Sister Anderson . Bishop xoxoxo