Well, it appears that we are officially old. Tonight, I mean today, John and I went on a date. We decided to go to a movie and out to dinner. We chose a matinee since, well, they are usually a few bucks cheaper and not as late in the day.
Our movie started at 3:15 p.m. We have found that generally, when a theater posts the movie start times, those times are generally when the previews start, giving you an extra 10 or 15 minutes to get settled in your seats. Today, however, we were at the Marcus Theater in Rosemount and the previews were already going when we arrived and the movie started right on time. The thing I like best about the Marcus theater is the fact that it isn’t freezing cold. It’s a cozy small theater and generally not overly busy (which is probably better for me than for them.)
We were out of the movie by 4:45 p.m. When is it that movies changed from being two hours long to just 90 minutes? Anyway, it was a bit early but, since our plan included going out to dinner, we left the theater and headed for Applebee’s. We had a nice, leisurely dinner and we arrived back at home by 6:30 p.m. I remember when our dates used to start at 6:30 p.m.! I told John that I fear we have moved into old age. It’s scary!