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Nov. 7th, 2009

07:04 pm - The Fantastic Mr. Furfest

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I see that "The Fantastic Mr. Fox", Wes Anderson's stop-motion Roald Dahl adaptation, is opening on Friday the 13th. (Let's hope Mr. Fox doesn't get stabbed to death by Jason, hyuk hyuk! There, the obvious joke has been made and is done with.) Y'know, I'd like to see it before Midwest Furfest!

Thing is, I leave town for MFF on Sunday the 15th. I want to experimentally take a different route this year; plus I want to arrive a day earlier than usual. My itinerary is as follows:

Sun Nov 15 - Houston to Denton, TX
Mon Nov 16 - Denton to Joplin, MO
Tue Nov 17 - Joplin to Springfield, IL
Wed Nov 18 - Springfield to Wheeling, IL

So for seeing "The Fantastic Mr. Fox", I have three choices: see it on Friday, on Saturday, or on Wednesday or Thursday in Chicago. I don't really like to see movies the day they premiere, or on weekends, because of the crowds. So what I'd like to do is see it on Thursday somewhere near the Westin.

Anyone care to join me? Any locals care to recommend a theater (or warn me away from a bad one)? I will of course have my car and can drive someone there.

EDIT: Ground rules.
1. Anyone wishing to go with me better be ready to go when I am, because I hate missing the beginning of a movie. If you're not ready to go when you should be, I'm leaving without you and you're not allowed to complain about it later.
2. I will ask you before we leave if you have money for a ticket. If you don't, you can't go.
3. I can take a *maximum* of three people, and I'd honestly rather just bring one or two.

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From:zorinlynx
Date:November 8th, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
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Last time I tried to go with a group to see a movie while on a con trip was a disaster. We couldn't get everyone together in time and we missed the beginning of the movie. Also some people who came along didn't have money for a ticket, so they had to find a ride back to the hotel. (Seriously, did they expect us to cover them?)

It was not pretty! Just warning you about the perils of scheduling movie outings with groups at furry cons.

I wish you luck!
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:November 8th, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
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Maybe I better lay some ground rules then.
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From:akktri
Date:December 24th, 2009 06:52 am (UTC)

The Lackluster Mr. Fox

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1. I saw previews for that movie and keep wondering why they decided to allow furry Youtube videos to be "posted" in movie theaters.
2. Your rules guarantee that you will be viewing Mr. Fox alone.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 24th, 2009 08:08 am (UTC)

Re: The Lackluster Mr. Fox

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2. Yeah, I did. Except for the fact that it wasn't yet in theaters and I didn't get to see it at all until after the con, hmmph.

Still, I don't mind seeing movies alone. Sure it's more fun with friends, but I always boggle whenever I hear someone say, "I reeeeeally wanna see this movie, but I can't find anyone to go see it with me! I guess I'll have to miss it." I can't understand that attitude. People would rather miss out on a good movie than set foot in a theater unaccompanied? That's kind of sad.
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From:akktri
Date:December 26th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)

Re: The Lackluster Mr. Fox

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I always picture going to the theater as a social experience. You can watch videos at home. I tried going to a movie alone one time, but it was depressing.
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