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been spending money at the movies every week since I was eight.
I moved to Albuquerque from Chicago for three reasons: milder weather, a
laid-back metro population of about 850,000, and the third largest number of
movie theater seats per capita in the USA. (I
understand there is now a new 12-screen
Regal Cinema at Three Rivers Mall, great!)
Most of the time, I go to the 16-screen Regal at the
Cottonwood Mall in north Albuquerque.
It is very clean, and the staff is bright.
I also go to the very small Guild Theater for independent and foreign
do I see films? Usually, they have
premiers on Thursday for films just being released.
You pay the same, but the audiences are usually much smaller than the
Friday or Saturday night crowds.
I go during the week-end proper, I attend the earliest screenings possible.
If it is a “youth-oriented” flick, I see it at a Thursday premier. I
have difficulties with a large crowd of young folks, a few of whom think the
movies are a TV experience meriting undue comments.
OK, I whisper to my wife at times, but not loudly; I mostly scribble in
else should you do to keep abreast of what’s happening in the movies?
Get a cheap subscription to Entertainment
Weekly. Check out the photos;
read the interviews with actors and directors.
Then, you can become a film critic in your circle.
Movie Review Copyright, Bob Blackwood
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