May 14, 2009
Movie Going Extravaganza
When I was a little kid, my family went to see a movie at Radio City Music Hall. It was The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella with Richard Chamberlain. There was a floor show prior to the screening, and the Rockettes did their thing. Then a man in front of a large organ rose up from the floor onto the middle of the stage and played the overture of the movie we were about to watch. The pipes of the organ filled that vast space with music. I kept looking around trying to figure out where the sound was coming from. It was amazing. As I got older I realized I was lucky to have experience this style of movie going extravaganza of days gone by; it was truly an event.
Well, the movie started. This huge decadent curtain rose to the heavens revealing a vast screen. I felt posh. I have to admit I spent more time looking at the art deco surroundings and the onto the audience below us, and the people above us, we were sitting on mezzanine level.
I came across this ad for a special showing of LOTR at Radio City. A full orchestra will play the Oscar winning score along with the movie! I feel tempted. Click here for information. My concerns are, will it suck, and am I suppose to wear a costume. Let me meditate on this.