Friday afternoon Daddy came home from work early so that he and
Mummy could take us to see a movie at The Grove movie theater.
VERY excited. A few months ago we went to see a Warren Miller ski
film at the Opera House in Aspen, but that wasn't a real film.
been driving around Los Angeles we have seen posters everywhere for
the new CURIOUS GEORGE movie which opened on Friday. We shout out
every time we see George.
Mummy asked if we might want to see the move, we said "Yes
When we got to the theater we
each got our own bag of popcorn.
As we walked in the big
theater the pre-show was just starting.
Alex and Jeremy sat through
the pre-show, and then the entire film without squirming or
moving. Jeremy sat next to
Mummy holding her hand, wolfing down popcorn, and occasionally
asking quiet little questions
("Is George okay?", "Where is George going, will he be back?").
Alex sat perched on the end
of his seat for two hours, clutching the soft pretzel
he came in with, never once
taking his eyes off the screen for even a second. He
wouldn't even take his eyes
off the screen long enough to eat his popcorn.
But that's okay, Jeremy ate
both bags of popcorn.
After the movie ended, we all
applauded wildly. What a great movie! Alex & Jeremy
said they would like to see
lots more movies. Alex got up to investigate the tiny lights
on the edge of the steps
leading down from our seats. Jeremy insisted on staying in his
seat until the very last
credit had scrolled off the screen and the house lights had come up.
Outside in the Grove it was
already dark. The evening is warm and the lights are on in the
dancing waters fountain.
There are happy people in the sidewalk cafes having drinks and
eating dinner with friends. A
nearly-full moon is lighting the February sky. It's time for
us to head home, to climb
into our little beds, to dream dreams about Curious George and
his wild adventures.
The next morning, as we were
driving out to Griffith Park to ride the train,
Jeremy announced from the
back seat that he is making a movie about Curious George.
He explained that the plot of
the film features George going to the 99 Cents Store,
and Alex and Jeremy cry at
one point in the story. (Mummy and Daddy make brief
cameo appearances). He told
us the entire story, then proudly announced "The End!".
And we applauded wildly.