Dating for the aged

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!

2 comments on “Dating for the aged

  1. Matthew Nowlin

    Movies changed to five minutes when they realized they could make 2x the money selling the normal version of dvd’s, and the “extended directors edition” of the movie on DVD. :(

  2. travelingtramps

    Know what you mean…John and I went to Sea World and out to dinner after…and were home by 7pm!!! Oh well, I won’t be so tired in the am.
    Did you have a good trip to Africa.?

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