The maddening crowds

Well, I finally did it. After several days of fiddling with my mobile phone antenna because it was playing up giving me a weak signal… well, today I actually snapped it off completely. D’oh! The weak signal turned into a non-existent signal. Time to go phone shopping I think.

Last night we rolled up to our local cinema, the Classic, to meet Josh and Cathy to see What Women Want. The Classic is very nice, but has never seemed very busy – in fact most Friday nights we’ve been along there it’s seemed… well, almost dead. Worryingly dead. So worryingly dead that we were beginning to wonder if it was actually profitable. I hope it is, because it’s very convenient to get to, it’s got really nice decor, and they show some interesting movies that are a bit different from the usual Hollywood dross.

But judging from last night’s throng, there’s no need to worry. The place was buzzing. Maybe it was the difference of being a Saturday night, I don’t know. Normally there’s hardly anybody about – this time there was an alarmingly long queue for both the tickets and snacks. It’s nice to know they’re doing okay after all. Perhaps they’re even raking money in. That’s good, it’s a nice place, they deserve it. The movie wasn’t bad either.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.