This may sound silly to you, but lately, going to the movies seems to be much more of a hassle than it used to be. And less fun. GAH, I must be getting older. Let me explain.
Going to the movies usually involves other people, which means agreeing on a good time that works for everyone. THEN, of course people want to go to dinner or drinks before that, so 2.5 hours really isn't enough to allot. In reality, you really need to set aside 3-4 hours. Fine.
The movie theater is ALWAYS packed with gaggles of teens dropped off by their parents, so really, the parking lot is never an accurate gauge of how busy it is. Some of these teens like to lollygag around the lobby because, you know, when you're a teen, you really have nothing else better to do.
Once you've dodged the pods of teenagers to get your tickets and snacks (because even after dinner and drinks, you still need popcorn and a slushie) you still have to sit through minutes of previews, that is, if you actually find a whole row of seats for you and your friends to sit on.
Usually, by this time, I'm already a riled up ball of meanness. But not today, folks. Today, I purchased a R2D2 and C3PO heart pin from the ticket booth at the theater. And that made me happy. Because, yeah, I heart droids.