We found this one near one of the picnic shelters,
And then set out on a quest for another.
We finally found it not far from where Curly is standing.
We returned slightly hot and thirsty, but it was worth it. We don't do that as often as I would like.
When I was a kid, there was one movie theater in town, the Lyric. When it was built it served as a venue for movies as well as stage shows. It was quite a fancy place in its heyday. By the time I came along it was pretty run-down. Sometime in the 1970s another movie theater was built, then another, and then in the late 1980s the mall went up with a new-fangled multiplex. For a while the Lyric was closed. Recently it was renovated, and the dusty brown curtains on the walls were removed, the worn (stained) upholstery on the seats was replaced, and the theater was restored to its former glory. We patronized the Lyric on Wednesday Night for the movie Madagascar 3; which, thankfully, was much better than I expected. Very cute. I ventured a photo with my phone from the balcony, but it doesn't do the place justice. But do you know what? It's smaller than I remember. Funny, that.
A lot of memories are here. Star Wars (you know, the one they call Episode IV, A New Hope nowadays). Freaky Friday. The one with Jodie Foster, not that crazy Lindsay Lohan. The Apple Dumpling Gang. (How many of y'all remember THAT one? And no Googling.) It was nice to get a taste of the way going to the movies used to be.
I had another take in mind, but I'm exhausted because we just returned from seeing this band in concert:
I'll save my rants about people who hate Chick-Fil-A for another post. And I'll post some photos and tell you all about the fantastic show we saw tonight. (I don't know...it might even have been better than the Gavin DeGraw concert...I'll study on that awhile and let you know.) And I have a 6 am appointment with Jesus, the Blessed Sacrament.
Have a wonderful weekend, and don't forget to check out Conversion Diary for more Quick Takes!!