Yesterday, I had the opportunity to view one of my favorite movies in a theater for the first time. I was most impressed, as a DVD in the living room just does not give the proper justice to the movie. I don’t think that a proper appreciation for the scope and impact of the film can be made on a TV. The film was shown in its entirety, with the overture and intermission intact. It was shown in 35mm format, which is to be expected since 70mm equipment is rather hard to come by.
I’m very happy that I was able to see the film in a theater, but too bad it was too cloudy to see the Perseids last night, as that would have been an excellent capping of an already momentous evening.