It has taken us months to get there this being but one example of us failing to get to the cinema. It has not been for want of trying on a weekly basis, but last night we did finally get to see a film in London. We saw Little Miss Sunshine and what a lovely, funny, moving film about a dysfunctional family on a road trip in a clapped out VW van it was too. I am really pleased because the first review I just looked at mentions the truly great running style of the suicidal intellectual Uncle Frank- 'Number One Proust Expert in the World' - much good does that do him.
Anyway, we now know why it is practically impossible to see a film in London on a Wednesday night. We wanted to go on a Wednesday because Wednesday is Orange Wednesday - and we were not the only ones. If you have an Orange mobile you can get two tickets for the price of one on a Wednesday and as the price of just one ticket in London is £9.00* (and no, we weren't in the West End), clearly no bugger could ever afford to go to the cinema any other night. The early evening cinema was packed. Luckily, I don't like popcorn or otherwise I would have had to sell my kids in order to afford a tub of that.
* Twice the price of tickets at my nearest cinema. There is something to be said for living in the sticks after all.
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