Monday, December 17, 2007

Movie Experience: White Christmas

Last night, my wife and I went to The Heights Theater to watch White Christmas on the big screen. It was really a great time and a real blast from the past.

Kathryn Crosby (Bings wife) was there to introduce the movie. She showed old film footage and news reels, shared personal comments, and sang a medley of old songs from the Bing era. It seemed kind of strange at first, but turned out to be interesting and a lot of fun.

I've seen this movie dozens of times, but this was my first time to see it with a live audience in a theater. The big room stage scenes felt much different in the theater. Some of the corny gags and lines worked much better on the big screen too.

It was nice to see such a wide variety of people enjoying the same experience. I really enjoyed it when the crowd applauded song and dance numbers throughout the movie, and spontaneously began singing along with the song "White Christmas" in the final scene.

I will certainly be checking out other historic movies at The Heights in the future.

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