MY EYES AND BRAIN WERE JUST RAPED BY THE GATEWAY THEATER- A THEATER EXPERIENCE TO AVOID

IF I HAD STICKY CANDY, THAT SCREEN WOULD HAVE BEEN COVERED. I WAS PISSED TO BE FORCED TO DIGEST THE OPENING ONSLAUGHT OF ADVERTISEMENT. LET ME DRAW THE SCENE WITH THE FIRST COMPARISON THAT POPS IN MY HEAD. THE SCENE FROM ” A CLOCKWORK ORANGE,” WHEN THEY LOCK HIM IN PLACE AND CLAMP HIS EYES WIDE TO WATCH AND RE-WATCH THE “THERAPY.” THAT’S ABOUT IT TO A T. OK, LET ME REWIND A BIT AND EXPLAIN WHY I VOLUNTEERED TO  EMBARK ON THIS TORTUROUS JOURNEY. EARLIER IN THE DAY, MY FRIEND AND I DECIDED TO GO SEE “HANNA” AT THE ALAMO  VILLIAGE. WE DECIDED THAT WE WOULD GET OUR TICKETS UP THERE. I KINDA THOUGHT THIS WAS A BAD IDEA, BUT BRUSHED THAT OFF BECAUSE IT WAS SUNDAY. NOTHING SELLS OUT ON SUNDAY, RIGHT? WRONG. SOLD OUT!
YES,  THE NEXT MOVE WAS DONE OUT OF OUR OWN FREE WILL. WE WANTED TO SEE THIS FLICK. I SUGGESTED THE GATEWAY. WITH THAT OUR FATES WERE SEALED. WE WERE ALREADY UP IN SOUTH DALLAS. WE DROVE INTO THE ARBORETUM AND TALKED ABOUT WHO KNOWS WHAT. I  WANTED TO SEE IF THE REVIEWS I HAD READ HELD TRUE. PULLING UP, MY FRIEND HOPPED OUT TO SEE IF THERE WERE ANY SEATS LEFT. NOT A PROBLEM. I WONDERED WHY WE WERE THE ONLY ONES IN   THE  THEATER. I HAVE BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO GETTING TO THE THEATER EARLY  TO GET THE SEAT I WANT, ORDER FOOD, CHAT OR  EVEN TO WATCH THE PRE-SHOW  STUFF ( OLD TRAILERS, FUNNY SCENES ETC,,,). THE PRE-SHOW STUFF IS ONLY AN ALAMO THING. SO, I’M SITTING THERE IN THIS GIANT  THEATER ALONE, VULNERABLE, AS MY FRIEND WENT TO GET POPCORN WHEN  THE LIGHTS DIMMED  AND  THE SHOW STARTED. WELL, SOMETHING STARTED. A CELL PHONE  AD KICKED THINGS OFF. NEXT A CAR, CABLE, INSURANCE, ANOTHER CELL PHONE AND A FEW TV SITCOMS WERE PANDERED. THIS WAS REALLY SICK. KIND  OF LIKE SOME SORT OF FUTURISTIC HORROR MOVIE. YOU ARE TRAPPED ! YOU MUST COMPLY! IT  WAS  EVIL, NOT TO MENTION STERYLIZING AS HELL.  I WONDER IF FILMMAKERS KNOW WHAT THEIR CREATIONS ARE FOLLOWING AT THESE CHAINS. WELCOME TO  THE CORPORATE CONSUMER MACHINE!
THANK  GOD, WHAT FOLLOWED THIS TRAVESTY  WAS A GOOD FLICK, OTHERWISE I’D BE   REALLY PISSED :).
SO IF YOU HAVE TO GO TO A CORPORATE CHAIN TO WATCH A FILM, GO LATE.  IF YOU LIVE IN AUSTIN, GO TO THE ALAMO  DRAFTHOUSE AND ALWAZE BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE. I  LEARNED MY LESSON. A REAL “HANNA” REVIEW WILL SURFACE SOON. AND OH YEAH, IF YOU ARE IN CHARGE OF THE PRE-SHOW AT THE GATEWAY, YOU SUCK!

One Response to “MY EYES AND BRAIN WERE JUST RAPED BY THE GATEWAY THEATER- A THEATER EXPERIENCE TO AVOID”

  1. worldclock Says:

    MY EYES AND BRAIN WERE JUST RAPED BY THE GATEWAY THEATER- A THEATER EXPERIENCE TO AVOID | Austin Daze – just great!

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