the perks of being a ...

March 14, 2018 2:29am CST
We go to the cinema a lot, averaging out, over the course of a year, about once a week. We have Unlimited Cards, so for a monthly payment of just under two tickets we can go to any Cineworld cinema in the country, as many times as we like. We could spend the entire day in the cinema, bouncing from one film to the next, if we so desired. Other perks include 25% off food and drink from the concessions stands and 25% off at certain restaurants. But there are even more perks to be had. More, you say?! Why, indeed. Occasionally we get to see films a week or two before they're released, at special Unlimited Screenings. Very rarely, there's even an Unlimited Secret Screening. We have no idea what the film is until the opening credits, but it's usually something which is still a couple of weeks away from general release. We went to one such secret screening last night. We were hoping for The Isle of Dogs or A Quiet Place. Maybe even Tomb Raider. Husband thought It might be A Wrinkle in Time. I told him not to be silly; it has to be a film which appeals to a wider audience. During the last trailer, Husband turned to me and whispered, It better not be the film about the gay kid! I assured him it wouldn't be. Well. It was indeed the film about the gay kid, Love, Simon. About ten people, mostly men instantly got up and walked out. A bunch of screens illuminated the darkness as people who hadn't heard of the film looked it up. Half of them then got up and walked out. Some people gave it the benefit of the doubt, but gave up after ten minutes and walked out. Most people stayed. I enjoyed it, even though it wasn't a film that would normally interest me. Its target audience is teenagers, specifically girls. It was quirky, funny, sad and full of teenage-angst. Husband hated it. As we left the screen at the end of the film conversations all around us consisted of sleepy-eyed men saying, Well, that's two hours of my life I'll never get back! and their women responding with, Awww, I enjoyed it! Made me chuckle to hear all the grumbles!
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@LadyDuck (170817)
• Switzerland
14 Mar
I am sure my husband would have got up and walk away and I would have followed.
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15 Mar
I think Husband secretly enjoyed it really. ;)
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@LadyDuck (170817)
• Switzerland
15 Mar
@Poppylicious Men like to keep their secrets. I am going to know more about this film.
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@RasmaSandra (19041)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 Mar
Well, it sounds just like you said. I would probably stay and watch and my partner would get up and leave or sit and grumble through the whole movies. Great that you have this opportunity. I have never heard of this movie. Thanks for sharing.
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15 Mar
I always think we shoukd probably see more films that don't seem to be our cup of tea. It's good to expand one's horizons!
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