Sunday, June 29, 2014

THE WIZARD OF OZ at the Fox Theater

Today we took Jessica to see The Wizard of Oz at the Fox Theater downtown. It was a bit of a hassle getting there--going from our house to Peachtree Street wasn't a problem, but once there we had to circle around a couple of times to find a parking lot that was both open and not full. Then, I had to wait in line fifteen minutes to pay our $10 parking fee.

But once we got into the theater, we had a great time. Jessica had seen the movie before, but it's nice to see it on a big screen, especially in a theater as opulent as the Fox. The theater was pretty full--it seats 4,600, and I bet there were at least 3,000 there today, at least half of them too young to drive--and we ended up sitting way up near the back of the balcony, but the view was still pretty good. We had to climb a lot of stairs to get there, but it was worth it. Also, we at a huge bucket of popcorn (mostly Jessica and I ate it; Annie has been very disciplined on her diet) and a box of Junior Mints, and drank two large Sprites.

Here are some pictures from our day. I snuck a shot of the screen during the movie:

Here are three shots I took after the movie, while we were waiting for the crowd to thin out so we could exit:

Here are Jessica and Annie posing by some columns somewhere or other in the Fox:

And finally, a couple of arty shots I took by resting the camera on the rail at the orchestra pit, while we were down exploring the floor:

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