A Christmas day trip to the movies?

In the U.S. Christmas Day is one of the biggest days for movie going all year. The trend hasn’t quite hit Canada yet, and back when I worked at theatres in the Okanagan we were never open at Christmas. Vancouver however is not quite the Bible belt that the interior is so the thought of working on Baby Jesus’ birthday isn’t as hard to sell. Most of the local theatres are doing late afternoon and evening shows, except for the Famous Players’ theatres who still feeling the union breaking hubris from their fight with the projectionists are making their employees work the early early shifts including some shows that start as early as noon.

Films that I’d either recomend or want to check out myself are Syriana, Munich, The New World and if you haven’t seen it yet the very good Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Munich especially looks good, and it’ll be interesting to see a Spielberg movie tackling difficult and controversial subjects something he’s not really done since Schindler’s List. I mean any film that can make Steven an “enemy of Isreal” is sure not E.T.

2 Comments so far

  1. winter (unregistered) on December 25th, 2005 @ 12:50 am

    saw Syriana when it opened. Very good movie, I fully recommend it.

  2. wyn (unregistered) on December 25th, 2005 @ 7:02 am

    I didn’t know about that trend in the States – haha – because my family’s been doing it for five or six years now. As it is not a big trend in Canada, it means you nearly get a theater to yourself – at the very least there are no riotous other people.

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