January–Popcorn & Movie in Historic Theatre

I went over the crazy complication over our botched January date in my overview blog of the 12 Months of Preplanned dates that I gifted to Kit for Christmas. I finally got things worked out! The theatre gave me complimentary tickets to the popcorn & a movie feature that we chose and, to my surprise, gave me the gift card for my trouble. They had awesome response time to my problem when I called them.

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Sorry for the overly-cheesy upshot selfie here. It was the best I could manage. I really didn’t want to show up late. The two dollars was for our boxes of popcorn. We ended up spending about five bucks on concessions because we wanted candy and drinks too. I always feel better buying things from a not for profit arts group anyway.

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The theatre was super dark (as it should be), but I managed another cheese photos with bright orange tix and popcorn.
The movie was the 1930s Little Princess starring Shirley Temple. Eerie as it was, she passed away within a week after our date. When I was a kid I had watched the 1990s version which is a bit more fairy tale-ish. This was fun because the whole time I was comparing the two versions. Kit had seen a bunch of Shirley Temple movies as a kid.

Even though the movie itself wasn’t very romantic it turned out to be quite an enjoyable date. The theatre wasn’t overly packed, ate cheap concessions,  movie was a little grainy and the historic auditorium just added to the fun.
We don’t have many more day left in February to do our Blindfolded cookie baking date, but hopefully we can get it done before March!

~Kat

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V is for Volunteer

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From a young age my mom has volunteered me for tons of stuff.
I have helped out at a live theater ushering for shows, painting sets and mailings.

At local libraries I have helped out with checking books in, shelving, shelf reading, planning and implementing programs and purging sections.

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As a teen and adult I have continued volunteering although not as frequently because of work and school.

I helped with several sinkhole cleanups, picking up trash or in some of the nastier sinks, digging up trash.

There are tons more examples I could give. I really think volunteering is fun because of the new things you can learn and completing projects that without willing hands may never be done.

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Also, some of the great organizations I volunteered for offered yummy lunches to boot!

Day 304: Theatre

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This past weekend I went to two live theatres in two different cities.

The first play I went to see was Moon Over Buffalo. Two of my friends were in it and I had my best friend (the hubster) by my side.
If Moon comes to your city then make the time. It was hysterical. The actors were fantastic! And my hubby was a good theater-mate.

The second play I got to see was Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. I hadn’t seen any version more read any version of Cat. I must have many friends in theater because a strikingly beautiful friend played Maggie the Cat. It was a complex role that she did very well.

I think I filled my cultural enrichment quota for the week. Perhaps I’ll go for a turn about the park.

Mar 3, ’13 Update: This same week, a theatre from my childhood closed. I grew up volunteering and working for that theatre and the fantastic people involved. Keep local live theatre alive. Buy a ticket and applaud.