Midnight release? No thank you, I’ll wait.Posted: May 9, 2012
So this last Sunday, my boyfriend and I went to see the Avengers. (I won’t say anything other than I really, really loved it) Before that, we were invited to go to the midnight showing on Friday morning (or Thursday night or however you want to look at it). My first thought was “umm no” and it wasn’t because I’m not a big superhero movie fan. Because I’ve realized I’m a total geek and love that about myself. My reasoning behind not going to the midnight showing was that as much as I really wanted to see it, I didn’t want to pay full price for a ticket.
Instead, we got up on Sunday, had a breakfast and then went to the matinee showing at 10:30. When we got there, we paid about $25 total for the movie tickets and snacks. And that to me meant it was awesome. Normally the tickets alone are about that price and I am one of those people who REALLY love popcorn with movies. I will say that I had a slight hang-up when I realized that I have given up soda (or pop as the lovely Midwest people say for some odd reason) and the theater didn’t really have anything besides that. So I bought an overpriced bottle of water but I have now been soda free for 2.5ish weeks so what’s not awesome about that?
But on Saturday, before we went obviously, we were talking about the movie with the friend of ours who had invited us to go to the midnight release. He didn’t understand the choice we had made to not go—in his mind, if we had really wanted to see it, we should have gone Friday/Thursday right? I don’t think so. Nothing happened when we didn’t go to see the movie at the midnight release—we got up, went to work and continued our day as normal. Actually, no—something did happen! We got to have a really nice steak dinner at home. We bought the two steaks and the fixings for $25 which came out of our date money as well. If we would have went to the midnight release that would have been it. Unless, of course, a miracle happened and I didn’t get popcorn—not going to happen by the way.
Would you have made that same choice? Or did you go to midnight release?