September 19th, 2016

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West Side Story (1961 film); Seeing this Great Classic on a Saturday Night is Even More Special:

West Side Story, as everybody knows, is a film that I cannot resist going to see, especially when it's being shown on a great big, wide screen, in a real movie theatre, with the lights down low, and with a whole bunch of other people, whether one knows them or not.  

Last night, due to some sort of a shipping error, West Side Story was shown in place of the film "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World", at around 8:00 p.m., at the Somerville Theatre, which is not far from where I live.  I was cruising casually on my computer, and on the Somerville theatre's website, when I noticed the message:  "Due to a shipping error, West Side Story will be shown on Saturday, Sept. 17th, at 8:00 p.m. as a substitute for It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World."  I noticed it was just 8:00 o'clock, so I quickly got my stuff together, turned on the TV for and said a quick goodbye to Aziza, my Pet Congo African Grey Parrot, and hurried down to my car, and to the movie theatre.  I had to park farther away from the theatre than I would've liked, so I steamed along down towards the movie theatre as fast as I could, and bought my ticket, only missing about five minutes of the film. Collapse )