When I looked up the movie time for Love and Mercy sitting in the living room of the Happy Cottage in Cape Cod Saturday morning, I became a bit concerned when it was not listed in the familiar cineplex down the road where my dear wife Karen and I had watched films my weekly movie reviews our past two trips.
Right below was the listing for the Cape Cinema.
It was a bit hard to find for the 1:45 Saturday matinée, a right turn off the main road, two twists and a drive up a gravel path that opened into a huge lot that I do believe as a drive-in during a past life.
I’ll admit to some initial confusion as to which of the buildings around the horseshoe lot was the theater. With her usual cool, Karen suggested we follow the folks that appeared to be Beach Boys fans.
Yes, indeed, we had found the Cape Cinema. Cool theater.
After forking over $18 for the tickets, $1 less than a Regal Cinemas matinée in Syracuse would cost, and buying a small popcorn and a bottle of water for a reasonable $5.25, we walked through the door to a wild and artful world.
The curved walls to ceiling were painted mystically. The chairs, draped in white cloth, were more suited to a 1970s living room than a movie theater. I dug the aura.
When the credits rolled two hours later, I thought: That’s entertainment.
My review is my previous post.
Have you ever been to a theater with chairs instead of seats, and if so, where? Have you ever been to a theater with a mural wall or ceiling, and if so, where? How much do you pay for a theater popcorn and water?