Thursday, June 14, 2012
Terry and I drove to the West Orange 5 Movie Theater (1575 Maguire Road, Ocoee). It was the opening weekend for The Avengers, so we arrived early expecting a line. We were actually the first in line. The theater had a major renovation since the last time we were there. Once we had our tickets, we had to wait outside. Terry read her magazine in line and I sat on a bench to sketch the line as it formed.
A crowd flowed out of the theater. Sung Kim, a former co-worker from my Disney Animation days saw me and said hello. He had just seen The Avengers and he loved it! "It's about time." he said. Another former Disney man, Paulo Alverado and his family were waiting in line. Two men started to argue in the parking lot. One guy was pissed off that the other guys young children didn't keep quiet during the movie. The guy holding his two year old son at his hip shouted back, red faced, "There were people with cell phones and others talking and you have a problem with my kids! Let me get your license plate!" Since he couldn't defend his child's behavior, he certainly could avenge it. I'm not sure if they enjoyed the movie. No punches were thrown.
We saw The Avengers in 2D the first time and then returned a second time to see it in 3D. It was amazing both times.