Taking a look at the menus, we knew we were in for a rough time. Not only was it ridiculously expensive ($9.50 for 750ml of mineral water??), but it was also really hard to decide what we wanted. Jerida and Jasmine decided to get a dessert platter between them and Mitch and I went for the same thing, but after something called a carnival platter, which had mini burgers, fries, onion rings, tiny tacos and a selection of sauces. I was also intrigued by a hot chocolate that was inspired by Lindt - the world's best brand of chocolate. I went up to pay for Mitch and myself...
Inside the theater, the seats were paired up with a small table between them. The four of us were giddy with excitement as we jumped into our incredibly comfy seats and started calling out to each other. The rest of the people there were eerily silent. Why weren't they talking? This was a cool experience, they should have been chatting away like we were! We realized we should keep our voices down so we didn't annoy them, but for me at least, it was hard. When Mitchell discovered a button on his seat that reclined his chair, I let out a noise similar to what a woman would make if a newborn baby cuddled a puppy. I played with my recliner until the trailers started, and for a little while after that.
I had absolutely no idea on anything about the film we'd chosen to see - what it was about or even who was even in it. But I loved it. It was very intelligent and challenging and emotional and epic. It was a bit hard to follow, but if you pay attention, they explain everything clearly enough. Our carnival platter came out 15 minutes after the movie started, and we powered through it. My Lindt hot chocolate wasn't that impressive. I don't know why I was surprised, it's not like it was going to be actual melted Lindt chocolate. Then an hour later, the dessert platter came and I turned to Mitch and whispered "Here's where the marathon kicks in." We had churros, brownies, ice cream and a danish that we had to split in half. I started spilling crumbs and icing powder down my shirt because I was in such a comfortable position and didn't want to move. Hey, I paid like forty thousand bucks for this, I'll be as much of a slob as I want. After the movie finished, we stuck around for a while discussing the film and making sure we got everything there was to get. Then I walked home, because I don't think I have enough money left to use my car.
A side note: I've got a couple of things booked for my upcoming challenges. I worked out my final one for the year today and I'll tell you, it's a big one ;)