Thanks to Cinepolis for inviting me to view Mockingjay in total comfort at their theater. All opinions and existential crises are my own.
Who am I?
I have to cop to having a moment at Mockingjay.
I don’t go to the movies all that often. It’s a luxury I’m willing to forgo, because I’ve got a lovely tv and couch and kitchen full of snacks at my disposal in the event that I do have two hours free to do something as self indulgent as watch a movie.
Lately my life has been all about work. I cannot complain too much about this because my work has taken me to some pretty spectacular places, and I love it. Sometimes it even dips into the pleasure zone, with movie screenings and taste testings and such. Those experiences are cool. But it is still work to get to and write about it all. I’m always running and in between there’s laundry, carpool, a day job and parent teacher meetings.
When Cinepolis invited me to their Hunger Games Mockingjay Part One screening, however, I didn’t skip a click before agreeing. I knew a few things about the theater already:
- The large leather recliner seats are incredible
- They bring you snacks. Snacks and cocktails.
- This is probably a better bang for my entertainment buck than a regular theater, and hard for my couch to compete with.
I also really enjoyed the first two Hunger Games movies (I will cop to not reading the books, I know they all end in tears and I’m just not up to that right now, thanks).
So there I was, tired, sad after a big bad argument with my spouse, not in the very best mood, not used to getting out, sitting in a luxury theater with my server-delivered popcorn, watching a film about the end of the world.
It was a little surreal.
Perhaps it was the contrast between the destruction on screen and the comfort of my seat and the fact that my mood was already unsettled. The film was haunting and beautifully shot, much like the other two.
I was lucky enough to be there during a special event in which theater goers were encouraged to dress up as characters and I was sitting next to the winners of the contest. They really went all out!
If and when I next go to the movies, it will be to Cinepolis. It’s a perfect movie experience. It’s like buying the good boots. No point in buying the cheap boots that you won’t enjoy. Spend a little bit more and make it worth it.