Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Jurassic Park on the Big Screen


One of the mall movie theaters here in Anchorage (okay, there's only one mall movie theater) plays an older movie once a week, on Wednesday nights. Usually these are not old movies, but maybe movies you missed when they first came out. Things like Reservoir Dogs, A Clockwork Orange, Christmas Vacation, etc. Well, tomorrow they're playing Jurassic Park, which is my favorite movie. Can you believe I was just 10 years old when I first saw Jurassic Park? I wasn't even aware of its existence, but my aunt came into town to take me to a screening. I remember being blown away, but I was scared of the Dilophosaurus and raptors in the kitchen. I saw the movie in theaters again the same year, but that time while visiting relatives in Wisconson.

Tomorrow, after fifteen years, Jurassic Park is stomping back into theaters, and I will be able to fully appreciate it. In a way, I'll be seeing my favorite movie on the big screen for the first time. A few friends are coming along, so it should promise to be a good time!

7 comments:

BusaFan said...

What time is that showing anyway? I just found out I don't have my late class tomorrow. I get out of class at 6:45!

Zach Miller said...

GO RIGHT TO THE THEATER! I think it starts at 7!

BusaFan said...

GAH!

Blue Collar Scientist said...

I may be there - the last "old" movie I caught there was "Wrath of Khan," projected from an original print that had been stored in a mud puddle all these years. Glorious. I've never seen JP on the big screen.

Amanda said...

Oh man...I'm jealous. I'm going to be watching JP on my little tv...though I downloaded the JP Rifftrax to play alongside it (y'know...the mp3 recording of the guys from MST3K ripping on it). I was 11 or 12 when it came out in theaters. I'd already read the book - my best friend's mom was a geneticist whose son loved dinosaurs...and she convinced us to read it at the same time. We used to call each other at night and talk about each chapter. Such good memories :)

lantaro said...

That movie was so good. OMG. In theaters it nearly KILLED ME.

Mambo-Bob said...

Oh sweet! I wish they'd something like that here in Bristol too...