Sunday, March 1, 2015

Let's All Go To The Movies

Hello future readers,

On Saturday afternoon, Cheryl and I went to the movies. We had a super time!

Since our town of Springfield is so small, we only have one drive-in theatre, and one movie house. Our movie house is really small and only features one movie at a time.



 We usually get our movies after all the bigger towns have already seen them. Sometimes, they have older movies, because it takes so long for them to get shown on television. It's cheaper to get into the older movies, which is why we had enough money to go! We were in luck, 'cos they were playing "The Revenge Of Dr. E. !" Outta site! I've been wanting to see that one since right before Christmas!




As we walked up to the movie house, we saw Susan and Raychel waiting for us.





They were super excited, because not only were we finally gonna get to see this movie, but today it was in 3-D! Far out! To watch a 3-D movie, you have to wear special glasses they give you in the theatre. They make things look like they're jumping right out at you! I've only seen one other 3-D movie when I went to my cousin's house 2 years ago. It was super cool! I took a look at the poster for "Dr. E.". Man, is he ever creepy looking!




Well we got our tickets, got some snacks, and went inside. Danny and Jason were already there. I figured as much. They've been talking about this movie ever since they showed the trailers  on T.V. last December







I was so excited, I almost forgot to get my 3-D glasses! Anyway, after we were all settled, the usher told us to put on our 3-D glasses. He also said that if we had to get up to go to the bathroom, that we should take them off, because wearing them when you're not watching the movie can make you dizzy.




Here are some scenes from "The Revenge of Dr. E.!"













Wow, was it ever a terrific movie! It was all about this lady scientist who gives some secret plans to Captain Amazing for safe keeping. And then Dr. E. kidnaps her! He radios Captain Amazing to come to his lair and give him the plans or he'll feed the scientist to his man-eating tiger! Then Captain Amazing and Dr. E. have this showdown and Captain Amazing zaps Dr. E. and his tiger with his sleep gun and rescues the scientist! When it came to the part where the lady scientist gives Captain Amazing a kiss to thank him, Danny and Jason started booing! Those turkeys!

I love going to the movies. Cheryl doesn't think they are any more movie theatres in the future. She thinks it'll be like on "The Jetsons" and a movie screen will come down from the ceiling in your living room and you can watch at home. I like watching T.V. at home, but there's just something special about going to the movies; sitting in the dark watching that great big screen, eating popcorn and candy with a crowd of other people. And when a really good part comes on, everyone claps and cheers. You can't get that at home. I hope Cheryl's wrong and there are movie theatres in the future. It's a groovy way to spend a Saturday afternoon.




Until next time, future readers,
Your friend,
Julie Newman

23 comments:

  1. Yes Julie, you will be happy to know that there are still movie theaters in the future! We still have 3D movies too, although the 3D glasses are plastic now. Movie theaters can have 12 different movies or more playing in one theater. People stopped going to drive-in movies for quite a while. That was sad as I remember as a child we could pile as many people in one car as we could and they only charged $1.00 for the whole carload of people. I remember playing in the playground right in front of the movie screen and seeing shooting stars in the sky! Now, drive-in movies are coming back. Yea!!!!

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    1. Wow...12 movies in one theatre? Far out! It's too bad you don't have drive-ins anymore...it's just not summer without the drive-in. Hey, I even made an entry about the drive in 2 years ago, (*from doll mom, Sharry, July 2013), I know some drive-ins have playgrounds for kids to play on in between movies. But just like the movie house, they only show one movie at a time, so we really don't need a playground.

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  2. This is so cute! I especially love the photo of all the girls watching with their 3D glasses on..priceless! :)

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    1. Thanks! Danny and Jason were there too!

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  3. How fun. I agree with you that while it's fun to watch a movie at home, it's really special to go and see it in a movie theater. And eat the popcorn there!

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    1. Yeah, I like movie theatre popcorn better than Jiffy Pop, which is what I eat at home. If you're not careful, it burns and makes your house smell like burnt popcorn for a week! That's happened to me a few times! My mom wasn't happy about that!

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    2. Julie, Jiffy Pop is still around in the 21st century! My sister and I made it once, but ours got burnt too! I didn't like it--blehh!! I love movie theater popcorn too-you can never have enough butter!
      *Sunny

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    3. Yeah, Jiffy Pop tastes pretty nasty when it's burnt. And I love extra butter on my popcorn at the movies.

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  4. Hi Julie,
    The Revenge of Dr. E looks scary! A man eating tiger would give me nightmares? How about you? In 2015 going to the movies is lots of fun but we don't do it very often because it is so expensive. Two people can spend well over $20.00 for admission and snacks.
    Fawn

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    1. Hi Fawn,

      The only way a man-eating tiger would give me nightmares would be if I were to watch him eating a man! YUCCKK! Holy crow! It costs $20 to go see a movie? That's crazy! New movies (when we can get them) cost 65 cents for a kid's ticket, and older movies, (like Dr. E.) cost 50 cents for a kid's ticket. That's my weekly allowance, but I had to dig in the couch for loose change to pay for my popcorn, soda and candy bar.All of us chipped in with each other to get large popcorn to share with our friends.

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    2. Thank goodness for sleep guns, right Julie?
      Fawn

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    3. Yeah, I don't think my mom would let me see a movie that had real guns, except for maybe "The Apple Dumpling Gang", but no one got killed in that one.

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  5. So cute, love the 3-D glasses! Was this a 70s movie? we never heard of it before - looks cool!

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    1. *Note from Julie's doll mom:*

      No, this was not a real 70s movie. Since Blogger has rules about using copyright material, I used photos from a video I put on YouTube a long time ago, (using my action figures), to make my own "movie". I also did this on a few other posts on this blog about movies. (The Drive-In and Who Wants to Watch a Monster Movie).

      Also please remember when you reply here on the main board, address your questions and comments to Julie. If you need info about a certain post, click the tab above that says "My Mom's Page".

      Thanks!

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  6. I like the 3d glasses

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  7. Harriett: I once went to the movies! I got to see harry potter! You probably don't know what that is... By the way I'm Molly's sister.

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    1. Harriett: nice to "meet" you too, my virtual friend! Lol! (Laugh out loud)

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  8. Have you seen Escape to Witch Mountain yet? I LOVE that one!

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    1. Yes! That's a really groovy movie! It took me a while to get used to Prudence from "Nanny & The Professor" being older and having magical powers! And her name was Tia!

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    2. well, i do remember the time when the remake came out and it had Dwayne the Rock Johnson in it.

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    3. Witch Mountain got remade in the future? Weird!

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  9. WE STILL HAVE MOVIE THEITERS

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