How often do you go to the movies? I don’t really go. I’m lucky if I can squeeze it once or twice a year. It might sound weird to lots of you, but those parents out there know what I’m talking about.
Going out without your kids is like a mission impossible; the babysitter is not available, you have to find a new one, which is not worth it for a couple of hours, the grandparents aren’t around, the rest of the family has plans. Forget it! No movie, just playground and dinner with the kiddo.
Not last weekend. My husband and I went to the movies, woohoo. We went to see Hector and the Search for Happiness. I didn’t know what to expect, but it was actually really good. It had a dark sense of humor plus a couple of different twists in the story. It also had different actors that I knew I had seen before but couldn’t remember in what movie, which is something that drives me insane. This movie wasn’t my normal pick for the random occasion I get to go to the cinema (I like this word a little bit more than movies or movie theater). Something I found strange is that the movie theater was empty, no lines whatsoever. Is this normal on a Saturday night? Because I still remember those days where you had to wait forever in line to get your tickets
Afterwards we even had dinner at the mall! I know what you are thinking – You finally made it out of the house without the kid and had dinner at the mall where the movie played? – Yes, but just leave it to San Francisco to have a couple of fancy/gourmet restaurants in a mall. No wonder we are spoiled foodies here. Besides the typical food court area in the basement, which is a little bit gourmet too, there’s an area at the top of the Westfield mall called “Under the Dome”. There you can find a couple of really good restaurants. The advantage of this is that the wait was just 30 minutes so we went shopping. I hate waiting for food, except for brunch.
What do you guys do on your date nights? Are movies still in or it’s just me being old?