#414: Technical Problems at the Movie Theater

On Sunday I went to see The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in the theater. We got there early so we could get good seats, sat there through the whole pre show, and as soon as the previews started the screen completely cut out. We knew from a similar experience when we saw Les Miserables that you need to tell them right away so they can fix it, so we went out to let them know. However, after sitting there for about 15 minutes they came and told us they weren’t able to fix it.

Instead, we could go to another theater and watch the 3D showing starting in 45 minutes, and they gave us free movie passes as well! (With Les Miz they just gave us passes) While it was frustrating to have to wait that long to see the movie, it was awesome to be able to see it in 3D for the normal price and be able to go back for another movie. I really enjoyed the movie, and while I would never pay full price to see it in 3D I’m glad I was able to watch it. I’m not sure which movie I’m going to see with the passes yet, but I’m looking forward to that too!

#414: Thank you Lord that even though there were so many problems at the movie theater we were able to see The Hobbit, and for the bonus 3D version and free movie tickets.

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Day 345: Christmas Movies

I’ve said before that I LOVE Christmas, from Black Friday to Epiphany is Christmas for me. Besides listening to Christmas music one of the main things I do during this time is watch Christmas movies! Whether they’re old, classic, new, Santa-themed, Christian themed, it doesn’t matter I watch them all! Other than new episodes of my the tv shows I watch Christmas movies are pretty much the only things I watch during the month of December. It really helps get me ready for Christmas, even if they don’t directly remind me of the birth of Christ.

There are a lot of classic Christmas movies I really enjoy, in fact I can’t think of a single famous one I’ve seen that I didn’t really enjoy. If I had to pick a favorite one it would probably be “Holiday Inn.” (If you’ve never heard of it, don’t worry a lot of people I know haven’t) It was the first movie to feature the song “White Christmas” and is about an entertainer (played by Bing Crosby) who decides to open up an Inn in Connecticut that’s only open on Holidays for a show. The movie takes place over the course of a year, and features all the major holidays with songs to go a long with them.

I couldn’t write a post about Christmas movies without at least mentioning “A Christmas Carol.” I’ve pretty much every version out there and love all of them. The story is so powerful and meaningful, and I think every actor who plays Scrooge nails it, from Michael Caine, Kelsey Grammer, George C Scott, Patrick Stewart, and my family’s favorite version with Albert Finney. Below is my favorite song from the musical version with Albert Finney, my family quotes this song often throughout the year.

Day 345: Thank you Lord for Christmas movies, they help me get ready for Christmas and give me something fun to watch leading up to Christmas.

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Day 155: Seeing Movies in the Theater

Tonight I went to see Star Trek: Into Darkness at the movie theater. I could write today’s blog about Star Trek and what a big fan I am, but I decided not to. Instead I decided to write about going to the movie theater in general.

I used to go to the movie theater a lot when I was little. I had a friend who whenever we spent the night at each other’s house we usually went and saw a movie too. But as I got older it began to be too expensive and there were fewer movies I wanted to see. Now I generally go once or twice a year. (Last December I saw both The Hobbit and Les Miserables on their opening weekends, which was highly unusual for me to go so close together) I like going to see movies in the theater, though I wouldn’t do it for every movie I want to see. It’s fun to see a movie with a bunch of people, especially if they’re fans of the movie or series; you’re all experiencing the same emotions, and into it the same way. The theater sound system makes the experience fun too, you feel like you’re really there!

Day 155: Thank you Lord for times when I get to see movies in the theater, it’s a nice outing, and a good way to see some movies.

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Day 154: The Lord of the Rings

If you ask me what my favorite book series is I’ll answer without question “The Chronicles of Narnia” by CS Lewis, and if you ask me what my favorite movie is I’ll answer “The Lord of the Rings.” (Yes I like all three movies the same!) I love the films based on JRR Tolkien’s trilogy SO much, and I also love the books. (Unlike Narnia where I love the books but don’t enjoy the recent movies as much, the BBC ones are SO Much better!)

I think Tolkien was a genius. He not only created a whole world, with a LONG history, but several languages to go with it. I can’t think of any other fantasy writer who has created such an intricate in-depth world. On top of that the stories he wrote were complex, exciting, and well-written.

I’ve only actually read The Hobbit and The Two Towers (that one was for school) but I’ve listened to them on tape more times than I can remember! If you’ve seen the movies I highly recommend reading the books, because it will help you understand them so much better. There are so many metaphors and symbolism both for the Christian and the world in general that while most of it is there in the movies, it’s easier to see in the books.

Day 154: Thank you Lord for The Lord of the Rings books and films, and the wonder they contain. Thank you for Tolkien and the imagination you gave him to create this world, and for his influence and friendship with CS Lewis.

What are you thankful for today? Leave a Comment and let me know, I’d love to read it!