Page: 1

Happy Jews Go To The Movies Day!

Cruel_Sandwich
Broadway Legend
joined:6/30/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/30/05
Happy Jews Go To The Movies Day!#1
Posted: 12/25/07 at 4:22pm
December 25th is the one time of year where all Jews, of which I am one, feel that odd sensation in their blood to go to the movies collectively.

Happy moviewatching!
LizzieCurry Profile PhotoLizzieCurry Profile Photo
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
3/7/05
re: Happy Jews Go To The Movies Day!#2
Posted: 12/25/07 at 4:27pm
re: Happy Jews Go To The Movies Day!

And.

"This thread reads like a series of White House memos." — Mister Matt
Yankeefan007
Broadway Legend
joined:3/20/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
3/20/04
re: Happy Jews Go To The Movies Day!#2
Posted: 12/25/07 at 4:34pm
If that picture is a meal courtesy of the good General Tso, that's my dinner!
TheatreDiva90016 Profile PhotoTheatreDiva90016 Profile Photo
TheatreDiva90016
Broadway Legend
joined:4/10/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
4/10/04
re: Happy Jews Go To The Movies Day!#3
Posted: 12/25/07 at 4:40pm
I had Chinese food last night, and seeing Sweeney Todd in about an hour.


I'm SO the honorary Jew...
"TheatreDiva90016 - another good reason to frequent these boards less."<<>> “I hesitate to give this line of discussion the validation it so desperately craves by perpetuating it, but the light from logic is getting further and further away with your every successive post.” <<>> -whatever2
wexy
Broadway Legend
joined:9/19/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
9/19/05
re: Happy Jews Go To The Movies Day!#4
Posted: 12/25/07 at 5:00pm
I saw "The Diving Bell And The Butterfly" and picked up some won ton soup on the way home.
'Take me out tonight where's there's music and there's people and they're young and alive.'
shira467 Profile Photoshira467 Profile Photo
shira467
Broadway Legend
joined:3/22/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
3/22/04
re: Happy Jews Go To The Movies Day!#5
Posted: 12/25/07 at 5:05pm
The gentleman I was supposed to go the movies with hasn't *sniff* answered my calls.

Deet: Shira, I Love You!
Updated On: 12/25/07 at 05:05 PM
neddyfrank2
Broadway Legend
joined:12/23/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
12/23/05
re: Happy Jews Go To The Movies Day!#6
Posted: 12/25/07 at 5:11pm
Went to Sweeney last night and I'm going to Atonement today, and after Atonement out for Chinese food!

Woo!
liotte Profile Photoliotte Profile Photo
liotte
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
7/20/04
re: Happy Jews Go To The Movies Day!#7
Posted: 12/25/07 at 5:42pm
I went to see Juno, but I deviated from the Chinese this year. Got Mexican instead.
TheatreDiva90016 Profile PhotoTheatreDiva90016 Profile Photo
TheatreDiva90016
Broadway Legend
joined:4/10/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
4/10/04
re: Happy Jews Go To The Movies Day!#8
Posted: 12/25/07 at 5:51pm
Well, I just turned around and came back home.

The theater is MOBBED!
"TheatreDiva90016 - another good reason to frequent these boards less."<<>> “I hesitate to give this line of discussion the validation it so desperately craves by perpetuating it, but the light from logic is getting further and further away with your every successive post.” <<>> -whatever2
Jane2 Profile PhotoJane2 Profile Photo
Jane2
Broadway Legend
joined:2/13/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
2/13/04
re: Happy Jews Go To The Movies Day!#9
Posted: 12/25/07 at 6:11pm
This here Jew is stuck sitting at coat check! If I get any tips, maybe I'll pick up some Chinese on the way home~
<-----I'M TOTES ROLLING MY EYES
dramaparoxysm23 Profile Photodramaparoxysm23 Profile Photo
dramaparoxysm23
Broadway Legend
joined:4/13/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
4/13/05
re: Happy Jews Go To The Movies Day!#10
Posted: 12/25/07 at 6:47pm
My family celebrates Christmas, but we're going to see Enchanted. (I've already seen it but they haven't.)
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
I remember days
Or at least I try
But as years go by
They're sort of haze
And the bluest ink
Isn't really sky
And at times I think
I would gladly die
For a day of sky

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
And Starbucks will use the words 'large' and 'small', not pretentious crap like grande and tall.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
"You could get away with anything if you call it art and tell people who don't like it that it's cutting edge culture." --vmlinnie
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
colleen_lee Profile Photocolleen_lee Profile Photo
colleen_lee
Broadway Legend
joined:8/16/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/16/05
re: Happy Jews Go To The Movies Day!#11
Posted: 12/25/07 at 6:52pm
We do a movie every Christmas, it's a tradition my family. It's my birthday and movie theaters and chinese food are basically the only places open, so we usually have no choice but to do the Jewish Christmas.
"You just can't win. Ever. Look at the bright side, at least you are not stuck in First Wives Club: The Musical. That would really suck. " --Sueleen Gay
worrell4077
Broadway Legend
joined:5/11/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/11/04
re: Happy Jews Go To The Movies Day!#12
Posted: 12/25/07 at 8:14pm
colleen, that's basically what my family does. Every year on Christmas we go see a movie and the past three years, the movies have been packed. We had to do the express ticket thing at the Regal near me and we made it in before Sweeney started. We were close to getting Chinese tonight for dinner, but we had lasagna instead. Happy Birthday by the way Colleen(mine's on Thursday).

The Water Horse was apparently sold out, I don't know what time, but it was sold out. There were alot of people though at Sweeney, and this audience was more responsive to it than the one from this past Saturday.
colleen_lee Profile Photocolleen_lee Profile Photo
colleen_lee
Broadway Legend
joined:8/16/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/16/05
re: Happy Jews Go To The Movies Day!#13
Posted: 12/25/07 at 8:17pm
I saw Sweeney also, the theater was about half full.

We were commenting how much the audiences grow every year. We've been doing the "Birthday Movie" for about 15 years now and every year it gets more and more crowded.
"You just can't win. Ever. Look at the bright side, at least you are not stuck in First Wives Club: The Musical. That would really suck. " --Sueleen Gay
worrell4077
Broadway Legend
joined:5/11/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/11/04
re: Happy Jews Go To The Movies Day!#14
Posted: 12/25/07 at 8:26pm
My mom made the comment earlier that she didn't think that it would be crowded at the movies because the movie was at 2:10 and a good majority of people would be out on their way to visit grandma or something like that, we pass the movies and the parking lot was full. My sister turned to my sister and said, I guess all these people don't have any grandmas.
jasonf Profile Photojasonf Profile Photo
jasonf
Broadway Legend
joined:12/26/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
12/26/03
re: Happy Jews Go To The Movies Day!#15
Posted: 12/25/07 at 9:33pm
Jewish also but at home with Christian girlfriend's family :)

Can't shake the urge for some hot and sour soup though...
Hi, Shirley Temple Pudding.
blueroses
Broadway Legend
joined:10/18/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
10/18/04
re: Happy Jews Go To The Movies Day!#16
Posted: 12/25/07 at 9:40pm
I went yesterday (saw Enchanted) but spent today with family members who celebrate.
Cruel_Sandwich
Broadway Legend
joined:6/30/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/30/05
re: Happy Jews Go To The Movies Day!#17
Posted: 12/25/07 at 11:50pm
Saw Sweeney with my grandparents.
thetinymagic2 Profile Photothetinymagic2 Profile Photo
thetinymagic2
Broadway Legend
joined:8/12/07
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/12/07
re: Happy Jews Go To The Movies Day!#18
Posted: 12/25/07 at 11:51pm
...had Chinese today w/mom (we're Jewish and it's her anniversary!?) at a very nice, obscure, restaurant CHEF YU (NYC - 36th & 8th). Outstanding ambience (in the middle of drecky Eighth Ave). What a find! Happy hour drinks - $3.50. Food - above average. Linen tablecloths and napkins! Spacious, w/a cool balcony. Prices - unbelievably cheap! Atmosphere: extremely clean, beautiful; romantic, even.
Jane2 Profile PhotoJane2 Profile Photo
Jane2
Broadway Legend
joined:2/13/04
Broadway Legend
joined:
2/13/04
re: Happy Jews Go To The Movies Day!#19
Posted: 12/25/07 at 11:58pm
To keep the tradition, I did pick up a small container of lo mein on the way home from work!
<-----I'M TOTES ROLLING MY EYES
SweetQintheLights
Broadway Legend
joined:6/12/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/12/05
re: Happy Jews Go To The Movies Day!#20
Posted: 12/26/07 at 12:05am
I'm part of the movie and chinese food crowd.

There was a group of 10 of us. Me, my parents, my aunt, and a couple neighbors and family friends.

I saw Juno.
5 people saw Atonement
My aunt saw Great Debaters
3 people saw I am Legend.

We all met for Chinese food (where every other Jew, their mother and grandparents were.)

Then we went back to a neighbors house and played some games.

My aunt got donuts for dessert since she had a gift card. Dunkin' Donuts was open!
"How bout a little black dress?"~hannahshule "I have a penis, not a vagina." ~munkustrap178
neddyfrank2
Broadway Legend
joined:12/23/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
12/23/05
re: Happy Jews Go To The Movies Day!#21
Posted: 12/26/07 at 12:10am
Well the Chinese place wasn't opened tonight. It has been open EVERY OTHER year! Weird.


Anyways, Atonement was ok, I didn't really love it but it was a very well made film and was visually beautiful. Also, the score was quite something.