Originally Posted by BTSMGL
Considering 99% of the people who watch moves and/or read movie blogs have never (and probably will never) go to the Alama Drafthouse or meet anybody associated with it, I don't get the point of constantly mentioning it. It sounds like a fun place, I guess, but it only makes me feel like I'm not part of the target audience. Anybody get what I mean?
ETA: I've been reading about the AD for yearssss on AICN, and I still feel like it's a Lions Club-type thing. .
Firstly, congrats on the new gig, Devin. Good to still see you writing about movies
Secondly, yes BTSMGL, I too dislike hearing about the ADH. Compared to the theaters around here it does no doubt sound incredible, but still: I don't like hearing it's name constantly bandied about ad naseum. Maybe if I lived in Texas it would mean something to me, but I receive no pleasure from hearing about an insider's movie house where the cool kids watch their movies on the other side of the country. It just makes me feel like I'm missing out on the fun, like there is a cool party down the street but I've not been invited. I'd rather read about movies without my nose constantly being rubbed in the fact that I'm missing out on a movie theater experience that 99% of readers can never realistically hope to attend. This is why I came out against the idea of a "best theaters in the nation!" list idea on the THINGS CHUD.COM SHOULD DO thread. I don't want to spend my time thinking about cool places I can't go.
As for the idea they're "expanding"... you mean they might come to NYC or something? Well that's equally meaningless to me. I live dead center between NYC and Boston, and for me right now those cities require so much effort to get to I can't imagine what movie would have to be showing for me to fork out the better part of 100 dollars (along with many hours of my life) to travel to some theater to see it.
As someone who watches most films on DVD and prefers it that way, I dislike the fetishism for theatrical film exhibition that often gets foisted on movie website readers. I get it, you have a movie house utopia in your back yard. Please stop rubbing it in
EDIT: And yes, my official guess for Devin's next gig was wrong. Congrats to anyone who guessed correctly