At the movies
My roommate at the guesthouse and I decided to go see a movie on Tuesday. We settled on the new Martin Scorcese film “Departed” playing at the INOX. There are a few things that are different about going to a movie here.
First, we went for the showing of the movie …. ON A TUESDAY NIGHT! Even more shocking than that, we discovered that the movie was actually SOLD OUT. This tells us a couple of things. Indians love movies and late nights. We ended up buying tickets for the same show on Wednesday and returned to the guest house.
The theater was inside a mall (Garuda Mall). This was my second visit to a mall in three days. Those who know me well, know that shopping malls are not high on my list of favorite destinations. But I must admit, these malls were different and fun to hang out at. I might get tired of them after a couple of dozen visits, but for now they are a good place to spend a couple of hours. The theater was very nice. The concession stand had an interesting selection. You could order anything from nachos & cheese to hot vegetable samosas! The place looks no different than an AMC or Mann. Tickets are pricy by Indian standards (Rs. 130/- a pop).
But I have heard about another theater chain (PVR Cinema) that appears to offer a unique experience. I will make it a point to blog my PVR experience when I am able to make it out to that theater.