Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 272: Alamo Drafthouse Movie Theater

Mr. E and I met up with B last night at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar to see "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."  This chain of movie theaters features full food and beverage service in each auditorium, including "bottomless" popcorn served in a big metal bowl.  The menu includes sandwiches, soups, salads, burgers, and snacks in addition to cocktails, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.

One of the unique features of these theaters is the pre-show entertainment, which begins about 30 minutes prior to the screening of each feature film.  The pre-show offerings are designed and themed to complement the main movie, so for last night's showing of "The Hobbit," the previews features all different types of dragon movies and characters along with some home-grown shorts related to various characters and events in the hobbit tales and movies.

Apparently, there's an Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco as well, so Mr. E and I may need to check that out when we head to SF for our anniversary weekend in a couple of weeks!


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