The Fantastic Mr. Furfest - The online computery journal thingy of a turtle
Nov. 7th, 2009
07:04 pm - The Fantastic Mr. Furfest
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.