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FREE Ice Cream, Glimpse The Eclipse, Movies August 15, 2017

Posted by nrhatch in Books & Movies, Food & Drink, Humor, Nature.

These 3 stories might interest you:

#1  Uber is giving away FREE Ice Cream on Fridays

#2 How the Solar Eclipse will appear in your Zip Code

#3  Hollywood misses seeing us at the Movies

Maybe if movie theaters gave away FREE ice cream with each ticket they’d get a bigger crowd!

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. Jill Weatherholt - August 15, 2017

I can’t remember the last time I saw a movie at the theater. Definitely slim pickins these days. 🙂

nrhatch - August 15, 2017

The article talked about how GREAT the movies have been this summer . . . but they don’t appeal to this buck-a-roo. I’d rather watch Netflix movies at home for a buck!

2. Rainee - August 15, 2017

I only go to the movies for the ice cream!

nrhatch - August 15, 2017

I used to enjoy going to the Cinema Pubhouse ~ you could have beer, ale, wine, sangria and pub snacks delivered to your table to enjoy during the movie.

Rainee - August 16, 2017

Sounds wonderful 🍿🍰🍰🍦

3. joyroses13 - August 15, 2017

My husband and I were just talking about the solar eclipse yesterday. My cousin said how her kids were scheduled to go back to school on the 21st, but they are not starting until the 22nd now due to the solar eclipse. They live in NC.

They should give away free icecream, I agree! Movies are so overpriced and don’t even talk about the cost of popcorn!! That is why we mostly do Redbox, $1.50 and we make our own popcorn 🙂

nrhatch - August 15, 2017

The price of movies these days is crazy. I’d much rather watch a movie at home where I can press PAUSE if I want to run to the “snack bar” or REWIND if we want to watch a scene again. Plus we usually put on the English subtitles in case there’s so much background noise that we can’t catch all the dialogue.

4. Tippy Gnu - August 15, 2017

Maybe free ice cream would be a way for theaters to compete with Netflix.

nrhatch - August 15, 2017

Yup . . . either that or free buckets of popcorn!

5. colonialist - August 15, 2017

Take a taxi to get some ice cream? Expensive treat.

nrhatch - August 15, 2017

I don’t think you have to take a ride ~ just live in the right city and request ice cream with the Uber app. They’ll deliver ice cream for the app older and 4 friends.

But it’s only 10 cities in the US . . . so most of us are going to have to dish out for our own ice cream.

colonialist - August 15, 2017

*floods of tears*

nrhatch - August 16, 2017

Sorry about that, Col. You’ll have to rely on the ice cream in your freezer to drown those tears!

6. L. Marie - August 15, 2017

I saw two movies this summer. Maybe if Hollywood made better films, they wouldn’t have to miss us.

nrhatch - August 15, 2017

I thought of you when the article mentioned Wonder Woman.

The film studios used to be able to count on initial enthusiasm over their trailers to get people into the theaters the first weekend of a “blockbuster” release. But now social media is so FAST that movies can die on the Hollywood Vine on the first day of release.

7. Kate Crimmins - August 15, 2017

I think I’ve aged out of theatres. Home is so….homey.

nrhatch - August 16, 2017

I feel the same, Kate. I also prefer eating at home to eating out ~ no crowds, no noise, no travel time, no traffic, less expense, and more control over what’s in my food.

Plus it almost always tastes better because I don’t dump an entire salt shaker into everything I cook.

Kate Crimmins - August 16, 2017

I eat out with friends mostly although we do have the pizza lunches. I revel in no noise, no crowds and less expense. Just wish someone would come in once in a while and cook. However, we eat simpler these days and it’s not a big deal.

nrhatch - August 16, 2017

I cook extra when I cook, stashing meal-sized containers of soups and casseroles in the freezer for nights when I’m not interested in cooking. And, lucky me, BFF is great at reheating!

8. Debra - August 17, 2017

I still enjoy a movie now and then. A friend and I saw “The Big Sick” a week ago and I really enjoyed it. I hope to see “The Glass Castle” and “Dunkirk” before long. We have several theaters nearby that treat seniors very well…so that’s my ticket. 🙂 Thanks for the zip code eclipse model! That was informative. I don’t know what I expected, but I wasn’t thinking 10:30 in the morning. I need to adjust my plans a bit!

nrhatch - August 17, 2017

I’ve got The Big Sick on my Netflix queue. I’m still on the fence about The Glass Castle and Dunkirk.

My solar eclipse assumptions were way off base. I assumed that the eclipse would start in the East (you know, where the sun rises) and end on the West Coast (where the sun sets). Nope. The eclipse starts over there and ends up here . . . so you’ll have to set your alarm!

9. Ally Bean - August 17, 2017

I haven’t been to the movies in years. I like how the article mentions that the movie franchises are flopping, while the unique films are doing well this summer. I can’t keep franchise movie names straight, so IF I were to go to a movie I’d go to one with a name I can remember.

Also, I’m guilty of rotten tomato-ing a movie before I watch it anywhere. With so much information at my finger tips, I have to streamline my reading somehow– and movie reviews are where I choose to do that. Seems I’m not alone.

nrhatch - August 17, 2017

Hollywood is unlikely to change its stance anytime soon since viewers overseas are still lining up to watch formulaic films.

Before I add movies to my Netflix queue, I swing by the “water cooler” to see the ratings. If the biggest complaint is “slow moving and cerebral” . . . it goes to the TOP of my queue. 😀

10. beeblu - August 18, 2017

Hopefully you will have front row seats for the eclipse. Sadly, it will not be visible from the Antipodes.

nrhatch - August 19, 2017

Yup . . . the Earth’s girth will eclipse the Eclipse from your view. But the tides will turn. And then it will be your turn.

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