I’ve had a couple of wonderful encounters with memorable folks this week. They warmed my heart and I want to share them with you.
First Michelle Kennedy from Rocky Mountain High School stopped by to write a story and take some pictures for the high school newspaper. We have a few students from Rocky that work for us; Tony Martinez, Mac Thompson, Michael Fanning and Roman Ortiz. Michelle wrote a nice article about them and their work at the drive-in in her school newspaper. While I was giving her a tour of our building, we stepped out on the roof so she could take a few photos there. I pointed out a mom and her two little boys, dressed in their footsie jammies all ready for the movie. That made us both say “ahhh”. Seeing these young families making memories with their little ones is one of the main reasons Wes and I still operate the Twin. As we spend our winters in warm weather, we spend a lot of time reminiscing about the past season and all the families and regulars we enjoyed.
Then later in the week an older gentleman pulled up to the box office and asked Wes if he could see our new projectors, as he had heard we converted to digital. We invited him in and he told me the story of how he used to be a projectionist in the Army. His equipment was the old reel to reel style. He told me all about his years in the service and some of the great black and white films he used to show. You can imagine how he marveled at the digital technology. So much so, he brought in a friend later in the week and I invited them to stick around and watch me start the show. They were both amazed and the simplicity of the process on the projectionist end and the complexity of the process in regards to the digital projector itself. Such sweethearts and I enjoyed them both.
So the new and the old, all together in one week. Making memories and recanting memories, one of the best weeks ever!
For this weeks giveaway post your favorite movie memory and you could win a movie pass for two adults and two kids and a popcorn combo deal in our snack bar. Contest ends Tuesday, May 21st at midnight.
See you at the movies!