Sunday, March 14, 2010

ON MOVIES ~ Date Night...

Feature Presentation...
MONDAY MOVIE MEME


Molly looked around for a weekly meme about movies and did not have any luck. So therefore she decided to start her own! Andy will play along as well - hopefully you will too. Go to your blog and create your own post on the topic, linking back to us in your post, then come back and leave a link to your post here in our Comments section. If you don’t have a blog, just share your response in the Comments section.

This week's movie topic is all about Date Night...

Movies have always been associated with dates. I'm not sure why parents feel comfortable sending their teens off to the movies for a date. Movie theaters and drive-ins are perfect for make-out sessions after all! And if you are trying to get to know someone on a date, the movies aren't the best place to chat. But they are nice for snuggling up, sharing some popcorn and providing fodder for conversation once the lights come up.

Plenty of movies even feature movie date scenes in them - such as The Outsiders and Diner for example.

In high school, my friends and I used to go to the movies together as a big group of guys and girls on weekends. Sometimes people paired off and couples were formed, other times there was just a lot of flirting with the person sitting next to you.

My first real movie date came in college, when I was home from school one summer and I ran into an old prom date. So as not to be rude, I accepted his invite to the movies even though I hadn't seen him in several years and wasn't that interested. I suffered through his selection of Andrew Dice Clay's The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, possibly the most unromantic, unfunny, crude and annoying date movie he could have possibly chosen. That was the last time I saw that guy. Not a very successful movie date.

Andy took me to see As Good As It Gets one Valentine's Day long before we were married. That was a much better date movie choice. Romantic but not exactly a chick flick - with lots of humor and Oscar winning performances.

These days we still have movie dates, but they take place at home, via Netflix, on Friday nights. I sit in my comfy chair. Andy stretches out on the couch. He usually falls asleep at some point if we don't start it soon enough. I tend to stay up late watching all the DVD extras. Not exactly a recipe for romance, but as an old married couple we don't use the movies to make the moves on each other. We actually watch them now. What a novel idea!

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14 comments:

Sandy Nawrot said...

Very interesting musings! I even took a moment to share a glass of wine with my husband, and couldn't remember much. Here is the best I could to:

http://sandynawrot.blogspot.com/2010/03/monday-movie-meme-date-night.html

Matty said...

My very first date EVER, was going to see The Sting in 1974, with Robert Redford and Paul Newman. And yes, we did actually watch the movie.

Nowadays, we watch movies at home via Netflix. We recently saw As Good as it Gets, and I thought it was good. Mary likes the romantic comedies, and while I like them too, but not as much as her, I prefer the scary ones, the thrillers, the whodunits, and action.

And we keep our hands to ourselves....well, at least during the movie.

My Household Junk said...

http://www.myhouseholdjunk.com/2010/03/15/date-movies/

Lulu said...

My date night entry is already up...

Susan said...

The very first movie I saw with the Hubs was "Romeo and Juliet" at the drive-in in 1969. Talk about romantic! We did most of the things one usually does at a drive-in movie! wink-wink

Penny said...

Hubs and I always make cinema visits our "dates". We are big into movies, almost as much as I am into music.

We always see any Tom Hanks film on opening night as a date. Tom Hanks is like a part of our marriage. We both love Forrest Gump and he even used Forrest's line when he proposed to me:
"marry me penny, I'd make a good husband." haha ha

true story.

stacybuckeye said...

Tough one since they all blur together for me, but I gave it a shot.
http://stacybuckeye.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/monday-movie-meme-date-night/
And I am shocked by Susan's comment ;)

Cerrin said...

Well The Drive in theater near me is opening in another month. They always show a double feature and it is always fun to watch with friends.
My movie dates end up talking thru th movie...which is an annoyance to me. So I never recomend going to the movies on a date lol. I want to see the movie not have to shush them during the movie.

The Gal Herself said...

This inspired great memories. What a great idea for Movie Monday!

Kim said...

I think I must have dated a lot of cheapskates and didn't go on many movie dates. But here are some movie date memories that I've retained over the years.
Here's My Theory

hmsgofita said...

Life's been a bit crazy this weekend and now this week...so I had to pass on the movie meme, but I should be up and running for next time!

Great date movies for me have been Return to Me, Pride and Prejudice, and Music and Lyrics! Though, none were actually with my now hubby! he he!

Forgetfulone said...

I did a best and worse. http://forgetfulone.blogspot.com/2010/03/monday-movie-meme.html

kaye said...

I was away from home yesterday--but I already told you about my first date to a movie. It was the first Monday Movie I made a comment in and I told you about "Blazing Saddles" (enough said)

I like your "at home" dates--they are the best kind aren't they.

Janet said...

I recently started dating again for the first time in almost *cough* ten years (long story). Anyway, the first movie we saw on our first date was the new Jeff Bridges one, Crazy Hearts, and it was just awesome!