Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Adjustment Bureau - the snack bar is open

When I was young we used to go to the drive in movies. Us kids would get dressed in our pjs, the back seat would be piled with blankets and pillows and Mum would bring the basket of goodies.

I hated that basket.

When the snack time ad came on screen, other people got to go and buy really tasty things such as chips and well who knows what stuff because we were never allowed to go. Mum always brought a thermos filled with hot chocolate which was delicious but not a patch on buying it at the snack bar. Then I grew up and went to the snack bar at the movies, even when I didn't particularly want to, but because I could.

Tonight my world shifted 360 degrees. Before we went to the movies, my daughter insisted on making up a thermos of coffee.
'You're joking?' I asked.
But she insisted and happily poured herself a cap of coffee as Emily Blunt kissed Matt Damon for the first time in the men's toilets of a very swish marble place. I loved the men with their little hats busily working away for the betterment of mankind. The film reminded me a little of the 1998 movie Dark City except with a romance thrown in and without the film noir shadows.
As for the thermos, said daughter insists that it is latest etiquette in cinema entertainment. I'm sure my mother would be pleased to hear that...


christinemareebell said...

Hi Karen
Loved your post. Made me smile with memories of taking my children to the movies with pre-purchased generic cans of drink and homemade popcorn.
Must ask if they splurge at the snack bar now when they take themselves. Personally, I feel grown up and opulent with a large drink and popcorn. Who can resist the cheap upsize?
:) Chris

karen tayleur said...

Hi Chris - the choctops at Village or Yarra Valley gourmet mini ice cream tub at the Cameo are good, though I do feel more grown up with a flat white and one IN A TAKEAWAY CUP that I didn't make. (The coffee, that is, not the cup.) I too made my children homemade popcorn and took drinks from home when they were younger, but that was more a matter of economics.

Sian said...

Love the thriftiness of a thermos -something I would never have thought of!- but did she take a cardi (just in case)?!

karen tayleur said...

No cardi or petticoat!

Corinne Fenton said...

Oh what lovely memories, mine was the old Preston Drive In where my sister and I used to play on the swings and slides in our pj's before the movie started (my brother was still a baby).
Yes, it's a great movie and the thermos sounds good too.

karen tayleur said...

Hey C - Preston Drive In sounds a bit upmarket to me!