Week 12: Movies – 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History

I love movies but I don’t see too many of them anymore.  I want a plot.

The first movie that I really remember seeing at a theatre was Smokey and the Bandit starring Burt Reynolds and Sally Field.  I was a young child at the time and I didn’t get much of the movies funny lines but I loved the fast trans-am and the way that the Sherriff’s car is slowly destroyed during the movie.   My parents took us to see the movie at a drive-in theatre in Springdale.  Now the theatre is gone along with most of the drive-in theatres around the country.  But, there is still one in Fayetteville and I try to make it there occasionally.

I also remember going to the little walk-in theatre several times as a young teen-ager when I lived in Green Forest.  I don’t really remember which movies I saw there but I know that I loved going there.

The last movie that I remember seeing in the theater was Message in a Bottle.  I was in Texarkana with a friend and we went to the movies.  I loved the movie right up until the last 5 minutes when out of nowhere comes this boat and the hero dies trying to save the people on the boat that hadn’t been in the movie at all before the last five minutes!  I was so mad!! Love stories should have a happy ending!

My favorite movies of all time are the Alfred Hitchcock “Dial M for Murder”, ET, McClintock (a John Wayne Comedy), Shrek, Pretty Woman, and An Officer and A Gentleman.   Who can resist the ending scenes of the last two – I love a happy ending!

Week #12 – Movies

Week 12: Movies. Did (or do you still) see many movies? Describe your favorites. Where did you see these films? Is the theater still there, or is there something else in its place?

This challenge runs from Saturday, March 19, 2011 through Friday, March 25, 2011.