After work on Thursday, I drove up to visit my friend Doug for dinner and maybe a movie. His mother passed away about a week ago, and he needed some cheering up. I met up at his house, and we drove over to Monroe NY for dinner at The Captain’s Table. It’s a decent hangout spot with both indoor and outdoor seating, a bar, and live music.
We BS’ed over dinner and drinks. After dinner, Doug was interested in seeing a movie, and I figured it would help cheer him up. Also, I didn’t drive 90 mins to NY (with the expectation of driving another 90 mins home) just so that I can chat with him for an hour.
We drove down the street into downtown Monroe, and hit the Monroe 6 Cinemas. The place was absolutely deserted. That’s what you get for going to see a movie on a Thursday night in Monroe. There were two people working the theater — one woman was working both the concession stand and selling tickets, while another fellow was there to run the movies and act as an usher. Since there was no one there, the woman simply asked us what movie did we want to see. We elected to watch G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. This was a movie that I was avoiding, but Doug wanted to see a 2nd time. We went upstairs, checked out the film projection booth (so cool!), and then spread out in the utterly empty theater. It was different to just chat and laugh loudly at the movie. There was no one there, yet you are so conditioned to whisper. Definitely a new experience.
Oh, what did I think of the G.I. Joe movie? This movie was a big, smelly turd. End of story. Horrible. HORRIBLE.