Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Like Seeing Hamlet at the Globe

Over the weekend I went to the Paramount Theatre, the big fancy movie theatre here where Lord of the Rings premiered. It's pretty "flash" (a good Kiwi word for you), in large part because Peter Jackson paid for a complete rennovation. In return they are still playing Return of the King on the big screen.

All the seats, which are huge and super-comfortable, have little plaques naming the donor that paid for them. Down in the front are plaques with the names of the LOTR stars--it's pretty cool knowing that Elijah Wood and Orlando BLoom sat here and there.

So what powerful masterpiece did I see in this historic theatre? None other than Snakes on a Plane, of course. And it was awesome.

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