Loyal readers will know that I go out of my way to avoid any theater that isn’t The Arclight, mostly because they all suck in comparison. Every once and a while the movie industry spits on me by making me go somewhere else to see a film. I’m in that situation right now since Borat isn’t playing at the Arclight. It is playing at the Vista however and since my mid week, mid day trip to see Snakes On A Plane at the Vista wasn’t that terrible I figured I’d give it a shot since Borat is playing there. Caryn and I decided that we’d hit up the 9:30 PM show last night but since The Vista offers no options for buying tickets anywhere except in person at the box office, this meant I needed to go there during the day at some point and purchase some myself. The first showing was at 4:30 PM so around 4:15 I decided to head over. A sad but crucial part of this story is that I went to the theater after going to the grocery store in our backup vehicle with windows that don’t roll up. This mean I had a car full of groceries that couldn’t be locked. Not being a seasoned in the ways of Vista abuse I mistakenly assumed I could just pull up, jump out and get tickets and be on my way. No such luck. 35 minutes of driving in circles later and I finally found a spot two blocks away. Well, it was kind of a spot. Maybe it was 50% red but I was sick of driving around at this point and just wanted my damn tickets. I finally got to the box office to find the worst news yet – they only take cash there. What. The. Fuck. Isn’t it almost 2007? How can a movie theater get away with being cash only. The hole in the wall noodle shop down the street being cash only is expected, big movie theater on the corner of Sunset & Hollywood, not so much. Of course I only had a few bucks in cash on me and wasn’t able to make the purchase. So I returned to my car and gave up. I’m still sans-Borat. Oh sad day.