As a child we went to the movies regularly; I remember seeing Fantasia and Bambi and Star Wars on the big screen. In my teens the prices started going up steeply, but I remember going to a lot of movies in the cheap theaters instead of first runs, and seeing classics like Gone with the Wind and Doctor Zhivago in the old Landmark Theater, midnight showings of Rocky Horror Picture Show (with props! in costume!) and Creature from the Black Lagoon (in 3D!) in theaters that have long since closed down and been demolished.
After moving out on my own, I just couldn't justify the cost of movies, and mostly waited until they came out on video, then DVD, and now Netflix, unless it was something I *really* wanted to see, or someone else was treating. I can probably count the number of films I saw in the theater in the last 20 years on my fingers! But at home.... When I get to work at home, I like to put on a movie or TV series and then just draw, paint, or sculpt the day away.
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Some movies I own and love to watch again & again (in no particular order):
- Better Off Dead
- Harry Potter
- Moulin Rouge
- Bram Stoker's Dracula
- The Matrix
- Jurassic Park
- Young Frankenstein
- Alice in Wonderland (2010)
- Marie Antoinette
- Pirates of the Carribean
- Iron Man
- The Night Before Christmas
- Anything with Will Smith or Johnny Depp
- All kinds of Disney & Pixar films
- Miracle on 34th Street
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (original cartoon or nothing)
- Wil Vinton's Claymation Christmas
- It's a Wonderful Life
- Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer
- White Christmas
- Frosty the Snowman
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