I ended up going down to Sydney for the day on Monday. My main purpose was to see Glee the 3D Concert movie because as far as I'm aware Sydney is the only area in my region that is getting it. The trip was quite spontaneous because I only decided about a week ago that I was going and initially I was planning for Friday but because it was so soon I had already been scheduled to work so I had to wait until Monday.
This is the second time in two months that I've been to Sydney (not excluding my two week internship at the Easter Show in April), I'm becoming quite familiar with the train trip to Central, the travelling is my least fav part because it is so long. If I didn't have my iPod I would go insane (more so than usual).
So the cinema I went to was Hoyts Broadway at the shopping centre, which was about four or five blocks from Central (I underestimated the length of the journey) and thought I was going the wrong way at first because I didn't think I'd ever get there.
I did a bit of shopping and got some new DVDs and books. Went to Dymocks which was across from Hoyts and I knew as soon as I stepped in there I was going to regret it because the shop was massive. I got three new books, which I didn't really need because I'm reading like four books at the moment and I've already got a ton of books on my to-read-list. I ended up buying The Eye of the World #1
, Kushiel's Dart and The Hunger Games (which was the main book I was after).
So I went and saw Glee at 12:30pm, which was a lot of fun. The screen was like an IMAX (it's called Xtremescreen, so I think it'd be the closest equivalent) and I got out at about two and my train didn't leave until 5:23 so I had a few hours to kill in and so I went to a second movie and saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which initially I didn't think I was going to be able to get to because it started at 2:00 but I got there just as they were showing trailers.
Really enjoyed both movies, even though Glee isn't exactly a movie as such and I thought Rise of the Planet of the Apes was fantastic. I've never seen any of the Planet of the Apes films and I'm only vaguely familiar with the concept but after seeing it I knew I want to check out the original films and today I've ordered the Blu-Ray box set of the 1960s/70s films.
I haven't done a double cinema trip in ages, I think the last time was like when I saw Shrek and Rugrats in Paris back in 2001.
So I've now been to the movies 12 times this year. I've just become really into film, more so than what I've normally been in. I think going to the cinema more regularly as helped with that. I'm planning on seeing Cowboys & Aliens tomorrow but the session isn't until 12:10pm so I think I'm going to a movie in the morning, at this stage it looks i'll be seeing Red Dog.
This is an updated list of movies I've seen in 2011 including both seeing them at the cinema and watching them on blu ray.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Captain America: The First Avenger
X-Men: First Class
Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides
Glee the Movie Concert 3D
The Adjustment Bureau
No Strings Attached
The Green Hornet