Here’s Looking At You, Kid

Tonight in Hollywood the ArcLight, in association with the American Film Institute, will be screening (in my humble opinion) one of the greatest films of all time: Casablanca. I’ve seen Casablanca countless times, but this is the first opportunity I’ve ever had to see it on a big screen. There are a few tickets still available, so snap ’em up while you can.

There are revival houses around town playing classic films, but none of those theaters are quite as nice as the ArcLight, if you ask me. Great projection and sound, comfortable seats, and although it’s a bit pricey (average $12-$14,) I tend to believe that the slightly higher prices deter most of the riff-raff. Stop talking and texting and kicking my seat and get offa my lawn!…wait, that’s a rant for another time.

So, join me tonight at the ArcLight on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood. You’ll see one of the best movies ever, and if you find me at the lobby bar before the screening I may even buy you a drink. I’ve always wanted to toast someone with “Here’s looking at you, kid” with some bit of context.

2 Replies to “Here’s Looking At You, Kid”

  1. I hesitate to see a movie if it’s not playing at one of the ArcLights. Initially, the Sherman Oaks crowd didn’t seem to get it and I encountered “talking and texting and kicking my seat.” It’s getting better, but I still perfer the one in Hollywood for some reason.

  2. I’ve seen a couple of movies at ArcLight Sherman Oaks, and I had a similar experience. They didn’t seem to get it. They do in Hollywood, though, and having just returned from Casablanca I can tell you it was a near perfect movie experience. The theater was great, the crowd got it, and the movie…even better than I’d imagined on a big screen.

    I’m sure at some point I’ll have to write my rant against the knuckleheads that ruin movie going experiences for everyone around them. The term “douchebag” may be used. Liberally.

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