Yes, Constant Reader, I saw Star Wars: The Phantom Menace today.
No, I won't tell you about it. Perhaps tomorrow.
Instead, an experiment. I tried to take a photograph to map the stops I made around the city. Some of the photographs turned out pretty good on their own...
Here I am on the bus, happy and eager for this day off to geek out.
The dark recesses of the bus made an interesting photograph. I had the entire back seat to myself.
The view from New Jersey.
I took the A train down to 14th street.
I needed to take a train cross-town. Union Square is on the east side and the A train runs down the west side of Manhattan...
...so I took the L train...
And arrived at the theater at a good time.
I got on a short line to pick up my ticket.
Then went to a longer line of ticket holders.
Other movies at the theater:
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (3 theaters)
The Mummy (3 theaters)
The Matrix (3 theaters)
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Winslow Boy
A Walk on the Moon
A forgotten movie
After the movie, I went to Virgin Records (next to the Union 14) and bought several Star Wars related books. Then I took the 6 train up to...
Silly me actually forgot my 1pm ticket at home. So, I bought a 2:30 ticket and went to get something to eat. I ate at Brews. It was wonderful.
The theater is smaller than Union 14. The screen is smaller. But the sound is just as good. Plus they showed the Blair Witch Project trailer! Yippie!
Wow. Check out that line for the 5:30 show (it was around 4:45 when I took the photo). It wrapped around the block.
Then for some odd reason, I forgot to continue taking pictures. I put my nose in the Making of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace book. I took the M34 to 8th Avenue. It turned and took me up to 42nd and Port Authory.
I took a bus home. I beat the rush hour crowd, which made me very happy.