Hello M:R Nation –
If you know me in the slightest or read my posts, you know I’m a huge movie nerd. I have been frequenting midnight openings for years now and the older I become, the more difficult yet rewarding the experience becomes. Once you throw kids and early mornings at the office into the mix, you ask yourself, “is it really worth staying up this late for a movie?” The answer for me, is always an unequivocal YES.
While I’m not always the most productive after one of these long nights, its well worth the lack of sleep to just be apart of the theater experience on an opening night. Even if the movie is less than great, just to be around a like minded group of people that have a passion for cinema is spectacular! The “oohs” and “aahs” throughout the movie and the likely applause (if the movie is epic) at the end just give me goose bumps.
Last night, I had another great experience while attending the opening for X-Men: Days Of Future Past! Not only was the movie epic, the venue was something to behold.
Kansas City, which happens to be the world headquarters for AMC, has welcomed a new player in the theater business: “Cinetopia”. This is a great, small outfit out of Washington State that has opened their doors for the first time in the midwest, and it looks like they are after AMC blood with the amenities and technology that they are offering to their patrons.
If you find yourself with nothing to do over this Memorial day weekend, I highly recommend seeing “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” and if you’re in the Kansas City area why not see it at this great new theater.
P.S. We have some pretty great specials for you over this holiday weekend, so If you find yourself in need of a repair service, make sure to stop this other great small business we know of called “Mission Repair“!