Thursday, April 21, 2011

Movies and the Easter Bunny

The NJ Photo challenges in yesterday’s post were both taken at the Bridgewater Commons early last Sat morning. This upscale shopping mall is off Rte 22 in Bridgewater, NJ, and is about a 25-minute drive from my mother’s home in Plainfield.
The first photo that asked Where is This? is a movie theatre in the mall, which was completely renovated to add this bar at the entrance. Also, patrons can order food and eat it while watching a film – at an additional cost.Times have really changed since the last time I went to a movie theatre.
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Prices have too – the lower prices are for early shows (before noon) and the higher prices are late afternoon/evening prices. The smaller print says that the listed prices include 7% NJ sales tax.
Everyone was lined up to see – as Grammie G, Sandra, Christer,  and Possum correctly figured out – the Easter Bunny.
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The kids seemed less excited than the parents and grandparents.


Daisy said...

Wow, movies are expensive there. That's much higher than our little downtown cinema is. Looks like a fun day. :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

WOW Daisy, you have a downtown and a cinema too! The closest movie theatre here is in the next town (less than 2 miles) and it's only open Fri-Sun and has a single screen - no bar or dining and not even a cartoon.

Lois Evensen said...

When we tried to take pics in a mall the security folks came running over to stop us. I guess we might have been planning something bad with the pictures? Gee, we just liked the displays. :\

Montanagirl said...

Fun day! We never go to movies, haven't in years, so we're pretty clueless about ticket prices. Your post was enlightening!

Anonymous said...

Movie theatre :-) I´m not sure I would like to see a movie while people around me had dinner :-) :-) :-)

The Easter Bunny isn´t especially well know and popular here. I think kids only would believe that it was the bunny from our biggest amusement park Liseberg :-) :-) :-) (It´s the biggest amusement park in northern Europe, I think only Disney World in Paris is bigger).

Happy Easter!

Elaine said...

I guess we're too far north for the Easter Bunny to visit. I never would have expected to see one at the mall.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Lois, I was wondering if anyone from mall security would stop me, but no one did and in fact I never even saw any mall security around. But, a few years ago, I was taking photos of a Valentine's display in a large store and was asked not to do so. Maybe security thought I was copying the displays - not. I needed some candy box images to make cards.

Mona, ditto for us we don't go to movies either: none nearby and even when we lived in NJ we only attended a couple of then bargain places which featured older films at only a few dolalrs. Mostly we watch Netflix online or rewatch older VHS/DVD films in our small collection.

Christer, we prefer to eat at home and then watch a movie - also at home. We never combine them both - popcorn is the only exception. The Easter Bunny is very popular here with mall appearances and more - just like Santa Claus. Have you ever been to Liseberg?

Elaine, the EB is everywhere at Easter, much like Santa and even does egg hunts and kiddie breakfast events. But, unlike SC has limited time; however, I believe SC was clearing out of his mall seat to make way for the bunny.

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Anvilcloud said...

Good challenges. That they were of a bar and people waiting wasn't hard, but who would have guessed the context?

Sandra said...

now that is a mall!!!! never seen the like of this one and dining in theater? my my am i behind the times. this was great info for me

Anonymous said...

Yes I have. I grew up not far away from Liseberg and I loved to go there every summer once or twice :-) :-) But now I haven´t been there for over fifteen years so there are lots of rides I´ve never tested. I think I must go there again this summer :-)


Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks AC, bars in movie theatres is a bit hard to take (at least for me).

Sandra, count me as being behind those times, too!

Christer, for me the fun part is in seeing others on amusement rides, rather than trying them myself.

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