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BY KEVIN HOLSAPPLE
Tuesday was a red-letter day for me. Movie night in Los Alamos was back! My wife Kris and I stopped for a beer at the Tub, a spicy tuna roll (and other good stuff) at Origami, and made our way over to Sala to see “You Resemble Me’ – a well-made independent film about a difficult life lived far away. The movie part of this wasn’t an option until last night and we are so glad that it is now a possibility in our community once again.
It was pretty easy. We bought our tickets ahead of time online at the Sala website (sala.losalamos.com) but we could have just shown up and bought them on our way into the movie. Buying ahead of time was easy though. When we showed up I pulled out my phone and the attendant scanned the QR codes in the email confirmation I had received. Popcorn and a soda sounded good so we made the purchase at the tablet kiosk in the lobby and helped ourselves. Popcorn, pizza, and sodas are self-service now so service was quick.
We grabbed good seats, the lights went down, and the big screen came to life.
Tomorrow night (Thursday) will be another Los Alamos movie night for a very different kind of film. Warren Miller’s annual ode to extreme skiing, “Daymaker” will light up the big screen at Sala. We plan to share a bite with neighbors before we all head downtown, buy a Bathtub Row beer (at the theater this time), see more old friends, and settle into the theater to sip our beer and watch some amazing snow and amazing skiers. There is a lively tradition behind the annual Warren Miller movie in Los Alamos and it will be fun to see that revived. As in the past, there will be an intermission to give a chance for another beer, more socializing, and a drawing for door prizes.
So it has finally happened. Movie nights are again a possibility in our community. I’ve read and heard many a comment that this is something we badly need in our town. Now we will start to find out how much people really wanted this to happen. I hope we will see you there tomorrow, and many more times!