Friday, November 11, 2005
"Cheese, Gromit!" and lots of empty seats
Saw Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit with D. last night: Very funny, well-made, and full of subtle jokes, including lots of visual and literary ones. We were almost going to be the only ones in the auditorium, but a few other people showed up at the last minutes of the 2WENTY, that block of commercials before the movie at Regal screens that they tell you so straight-facedly not to miss by arriving early to the theater, and which has a handy little recap at the end to remind you of your take-home marketing messages. This cinema that was so empty on a Thursday night was the Regal Battery Park Stadium 11 - located in a rather nice neighborhood (B.P. City) that is nonetheless separated from the rest of Lower Manhattan by the West Side Highway and ground zero and also happens to be missing one of its nearest subway stations at the moment (Courtland Street). So if you enjoy that pick-any-seat feeling and live anywhere nearby, this might be a theater to check out more regularly.