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The Hunger Games at the IMAX

Posted on March 25, 2012 by under Movies.    

Brian and I went to see The Hunger Games at the IMAX last night with the Dills and the Phelpi. Great choice. Nothing beats the IMAX movie watching experience. Everything else just seems like you might as well watch the movie in your own living room. Although, when we got to the theater a little after 9 pm for our 10:15 pm movie showing, the line was already around the building.

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We thought that getting there an hour prior to our movie would be enough. As Brian and I walked to the end of the line, I quickly realized that we should have gotten there at 8 pm or even earlier. It was wild!


By the time we got inside, getting seats in the middle section was out of the question. Several people had already gotten there ahead of us. Between the folks already there and the saved seats, we didn’t have a choice but to sit in the right section. Even then, it was a miracle that April found six seats together.

2012-03-23 19.30.19.jpgI normally prefer sitting smack dab in the middle of the auditorium and that is usually always the case because Brian and I always get first pick because we are typically at the theater with plenty of time to be the first ones there, so I really didn’t know what to expect being in the section we were in. It wasn’t too bad, though. Now when people say there are no bad seats at the IMAX, I can believe them. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the film, despite having to watch it from the side and not my usual middle spot.

I suppose we should have known it would be packed when we saw this on Friday night when Brian and I went to purchase our movie tickets. We were not quite nerdy enough to have dinner, in line, outside the theater, but I think that was the only way I could have gotten my middle seats. Now we know what to expect for when we go to the IMAX for The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises later this year.

The Hunger Games was really good, by the way. I highly recommend watching it. I’m not sure if Brian and I would have enjoyed the movie more or less if we read the books prior to watching the film adaptation, but it’s definitely made me want to read the books — all of them. If anyone owns it (or the book trilogy) and doesn’t mind parting with it for a few weeks, please message me.

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