Last week my brother announced that he had bought eight tickets to see Skyfall at the iPic theater in Old Town Pasadena. I said cool. I actually haven't been to a movie in more than five years. (I used to see movies in theaters at least once or twice a week, I guess it's just one of those things about which I no longer care.)
When I was a teenager, I often saw movies in this theater - I think it was an AMC back then. A few years ago they turned it into a "Gold Class" cinema, with plush seats, gourmet food and drinks, and something like $30 tickets. I can understand the appeal of places like that for some people, but it's not for me and I never went.
But my brother and I grew up watching James Bond movies, and he was paying for the tickets, and my parents and a few friends were coming along, so I was looking forward to it.
Not a lot of seats in the theater, which is necessary for the oversized seats and plenty of leg room.
My dad immediately got into the spirit of things and reclined his seat.
Wanna see the menu? Okay.
They were really good, much better than I was expecting: crispy, with juicy chicken and cheese. I wish the buffalo flavor had been stronger - it was barely noticeable - but overall these were a great snack.
But I've never had a Guinness until now. And it was a very good pint.
I would return to the iPic if there is a movie I really wanted to see. (As you can guess, that doesn't happen very frequently.) It was an enjoyable way to watch a film. But I won't be making a habit out of it.