I just clicked the Movie label on my blog and it seems the last movie I saw was Australia, in January 2009. There hasn't been a lot of movies that have appealed to me. Sometimes one I like the look of, I know R won't like and vice versa. He has seen a couple on his own and one with friends.
For his birthday in March, I gave him two Gold Class cinema tickets. Well I gave him one and the other one would be for me, wouldn't it. It better be. He wanted to see Robin Hood, even though neither of us like Russell Crowe but we do like Miss Blanchett, so we went online to book seats at Crown. I have been using the net since the mid nineties and booked many tickets online, so you would think I would be able to reserve Gold Class seats with confidence. What a shocker the Village Cinema website is to try to do such a thing. R tried and got a bit further, to the point of having to give his credit card number for the booking fee, but there was no surety that he wasn't going to get charged for tickets as well.
We decided to call up and book then. The auto voice told us that they can no longer take seat reservations for Gold Class over the phone and suggested to do so on the website. What? Does everyone now have the internet? I questioned R over the exact wording of the message and he retorted that should I try myself. I tried. Definitely what was said. He tried again and just waited for 'a consultant'. Magically the consultant could take the booking and there was no booking fee. Wasn't hard was it?
As usual, we arrived early for the 6.30 movie. We had a drink and ordered two more each to be delivered during the movie. We also ordered a plate of dips, bread and olives and a single serve of fish and chips. We were hungry again by the time we left.
The movie was ok, the chairs and the service excellent, and so it should be. During the week I added up how much we spent that night.
Two already bought tickets, $72.
Grand total, $154.
I should have bought him a rent boi for an hour for his birthday. It might have even been cheaper.