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I think the thing with living in Los Angeles is the close proximity to the movie studios. I think they get a lot of movie stuff that the rest of us don’t. For instance, when we went to the Arclight for a movie, Kung Fu Panda was there!

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Jenn & Me with Kung Fu Panda

The Arclight also had movie memorabilia for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. There was Barbosa’s costume, Jack’s costume, the peg leg and a few other items. The weapons were amusing to me because a few of them were totally fake! It’s amazing what artists can do with styrofoam and some paint!

The most we get in Orlando was a sneak preview showing of Julia & Julia. But then again, Disney has a lot of people come visit. Unfortunately, they’re always teeny boppers I have no interest in.

The great thing about the Arclight is that you can choose your seats! So no matter what time you get there, you will always have the seats that you want. Unlike here where you have to scramble for it. That’s why we always show up half an hour earlier to the theatre so that it doesn’t fill up.

When we went to see Xmen: First Class, I thought we’d gotten there way too early. But like five minutes later, all the seats were filled up, so maybe not so much. You wouldn’t have this problem with the Arclight!

And people are way more serious about movies in LA. We get people talking in ours all the time, but at the Arclight, total silence. Like you’d get beat up if you do talk.

And I enjoyed On Stranger Tides enough to buy Tim Powers’ book even though I know that there’s probably very little similarity between the two. I’ve only read the first chapter, but so far so good!

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