Today, I got a hook up to see a pre-screening of "The Art of the Steal" (2013). It was a pretty good movie. Had some laughable moments and overall the characters were really well put together.
It was a "heist" style movie, similar to Oceans 11, 12 and 13. But without the stacked cast. When I got there, my friend who had hooked us up with the screening tickets had saved me a spot. Wow. I could not believe how happy I was to have a spot saved. It seemed like ages since that has happened.
For years, I was the "midnight" guy. The psyco guy who would like up at 10:00 to see a movie at 12:00 just to be the first person to see the movie. Iron Man 1, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Spider-Man, etc. Anything comic book related. Midnight screening? I was there. Now that I roll back and think about it. It was quite a long line up. And it was a long wait. Was it worth it? Don't know. It made the movie a lot more exciting and rewarding to watch.
But all those hours spent early just to get a good seat. Times have changed in the past few years. Because my pay scale went up after I escaped struggling student mode I always pay for UltraAVX now. I always pay an extra $3 just for the reserved seat. It saves me 2 hours of waiting or "work". I think I can justify it now. So before I was struggling and lining up hours to get my own seat. And then I was paying extra to get a reserved seat.
But a friend hooking me up with a free ticket. AND saving me a seat?
That's one of the best feels.