Would you go to a fifteen cent movie during a pandemic?
today at 11:02 am
Have you missed going to the movies? I’m not a big movie person, but I have missed going to the theater. For me, it’s not necessarily the film, itself; it’s more the activity. I like being out with the public. The movie, along with the overpriced popcorn and drink are all part of the total experience.
Like everything else, movie theaters have been shut down during the Covid-19 pandemic. Like everything else, they are now starting to slowly reopen. Today is opening day for one hundred AMC Theaters. That’s only one-sixth of their nationwide establishments. Something is better than nothing.
To celebrate, and really to get you to inside the building, AMC has a one-day special. You can see a movie for the cost of only fifteen cents! That’s right…15….One Five! They’re calling it “Movies in 2020 at 1920 Prices.” Definitely old…old…really old school! The films you can see for that price are old school, too. They include “Ghostbusters,” “Black Panther,” “Back to the Future” and “Grease.”
It’s hard to find a better deal than this, right? The big question is are you ready to go back inside a movie theater right now? Does the price play any factor in that decision?
I admit I considered going. I missed “Black Panther” when it was first run in 2018. I tried to watch it when it came out on DVD, but couldn’t find the time. Now here it is again! “Black Panther” is on the big screen, with all the special effects and the huge sound for less than a dollar…way less than a dollar. I’m all-in, baby!
Then I remembered a little thing called the pandemic!
I did a little research. AMC is trying to make it as safe as possible. Limited amount of people allowed in each theater. No one will be sitting next to you except the person you came with. All theaters will be totally disinfected after each show. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
But, it comes down to this…..I’m just not ready to go to the movies. Not yet!!
I’m haven’t been a stay at home except for an emergency type of person. I’ve been going to grocery stores and pharmacies since the beginning of the pandemic. I ride buses and trains. I’ve been eating in restaurants, both outside and inside. However, when I’m doing these things, I’m always alert. I’m always watching to make sure no one gets too close.
But, I’m drawing the line at this. Opening night is usually fun and exciting, but this one is a little scary. I don’t want to be a guinea pig for this experiment. I can wait a while to see how this goes. So, while like most of us, I want my nightlife to be back to whatever normal is going to be; but, tonight is not going to be that night.
Not even for fifteen cents!
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