It was the Springer Opera House like I'd never seen. I wasn't living here in Columbus when the Springer was a movie house.
So watching "Gone with the Wind" was like stepping back into time.
We had popcorn, movie theater-sized boxes of candy and soft drinks.
In the theater! Food is never allowed in the theater.
But you can watch a movie on a big screen without popcorn.
It's been many, many years since I'd seen "GWTW." Even on TV, I haven't watched it.
So to see it was amazing.
At one point, in the Atlanta trainyard part, my friend Cameron Faucette turned to me and said, "And that was done before CGI." I agreed, saying all those bodies were real people.
The dialogue was so funny. And, of course, much of it is politically incorrect and I cringed, as did a lot of the audience.
What was really neat was the age range of the folks in the theater. There were Springer Academy students as well as seniors. And I don't mean high school seniors. People my age and older.
The next movie is "Psycho" at Halloween.
You'd better believe I'll be there. And you should, too. It's just too much fun.
On a side note, I was in Sandy Dawson's costume shop, Creatively Yours, in Lakebottom last week and she had the green velvet dress that Scarlett makes out of the drapes. She also had the Carol Burnett version, complete with the curtain rod. She's amazed that people come into the shop and ask what that is. I told that to my friends Cameron and Nancy Shores, and they could not believe it. I can't either, but I guess that's the generation gap!