Thursday, 28 January 2010

I miss you Riverview Theater

popcorn - riverview theater, originally uploaded by Dan Anderson.
Sometimes I miss going to the movies. That's right the movies, not the cinema. I also have a hard time calling all movies films. It just doesn't sound right to me to call Dude, Where's My Car a film.

To me a film is... anyway I digress. The point of this post is for me to talk a bit about how much I miss the Riverview Theater. I also have no problem admitting that I look at the website at least once every two weeks to see what's playing even though I am 4022 miles away.

I love that theater. The amazing retro decor, the super cheap ticket prices. I had to take a quick look at their website to see if the tickets were still $3.00 a pop. I can even remember when it was $2.00!

And the popcorn. Oh how I miss the popcorn.

I would get a bag of peanut M&Ms and empty it into a nice medium sized bucket. The peanut M&Ms would get a bit melty and you'd have that perfect sweet/salty flavor combo.

I used to see a lot of movies there. It was great. You could be out and about, looking for something to do and think.....I'll see what's on at the Riverview.

I'd be out with a friend having a coffee and we'd flick through the CityPages and the next thing you know we're off to the movies. 90% of the time the movie would be starting in like ten minutes and you'd have to race to get there. Or you'd have some time to kill over at the wine bar across the street. I miss that spontaneous movie going very much.


  1. I thought I was the only one who knew the secret to a great movie is Peanut M+Ms and popcorn!!! :D

  2. Well I am not surprised that you know the secret as well!

  3. I saw two movies in the US over the holidays and was stunned that there is no longer buttered popcorn. I used to be a popcorn girl in high school and apparently this has all gone away in the name of healthy eating or something.

  4. what! you're kidding right? There's no "butter" anymore? It's just dry popcorn. What the heck is going on over there!


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