Today, I will be doing a review but not of the movie.
At the risk of going all Jack Harkess meme on this, I’m going to be reviewing the movie theater’s decor.
I went to the Movies 8 over on 71st and Memorial in Tulsa, Oklahoma to see X-Men First Class with my friend Ron. Once upon a time, this was one of the first-run cinemas in town. I remember that it having eight screens was a big deal back then
What struck me this time was that the interior of the building has not changed since that time.
Yes. Those walls are purple. Yes. That’s a checkered floor going into the theater.
Your eyes do not deceive. There has been no Photoshopping. That is a turquoise-and-hot-pink door.
When’s the last time anything at this this place changed? Fortunately, the evidence is on the walls:
In case those images are small… have a glimpse of what is meant by ‘today’:
Mickey can get a Miami Vice jacket, but Donald still gets no pants?It is a conspiracy, I tell you.
I know what some of you are thinking. This isn’t a retro-refit. This is the same decor this place had when it opened and I have witnesses to prove it. Sometimes you don’t need a time machine, you just need ownership that’s averse to change, self-investment and interior decorators.
The 80s lives on in our hearts and in small multiplex cinemas, apparently.
Today I went and saw X-Men: First Class at the dollar theater