I went on Facebook to just see how some folks were doing. I don’t post much. I keep a lot of my personal stuff private. I know that seems odd as I’m sharing all this with you all. I’ve been sharing thoughts, at large, for over ten years. However, they are larger societal thoughts. You won’t readily catch me on Facebook sharing political opinions or family drama. I don’t see the point to that. I have seen couples publicly argue on Facebook. That is beyond bizzare to me. But I digress.
I went onto Facebook and I got one of those notices about shared memories on this date. Funny enough, the memories that popped up were almost all related to catching the latest blockbuster in the movie theatre. There was a point in time when I actually went out and sat in a big, people-filled auditorium for around two hours. I can remember sitting in a Los Angeles theatre watching a movie in 4D. The seats would sway and we’d get spritzed. Those were good times. Expensive. One such seat was like $25.
Nowadays, I can’t be motivated to go see a movie. None have really caught my interest. I’ve become numb to the movie theatre experience. I’m hoping some movie will motivate me back out to that group experience. Yet, those streaming services keep making the movie watching experience more and more personal and alone (or small group).