The movie “Flight” is in theaters today, starring Denzel Washington. Here’s a preview, for those of you that haven’t heard of the movie:
Yes, that’s an MD-80 with winglets, which is as mythical a creature as the three legged purple unicorn.
Before I moved to Bellevue the last time I went to a movie theater was when the first Shrek came out. I watch most of my movies on planes, but in Redmond there’s the coolest movie theater ever, called iPic. They basically have recliner seats with blankets and you can order food and drinks during the movie. It’s kind of like being on an airplane with a really big IFE screen and without the constant vacuum noise. While it’s a bit more expensive than a regular movie I think it’s totally worth it.
So tonight I went to their website to try and reserve seats, and was offered a tens of dollar upgrade to their Premier Plus Seating. Fortunately there were no iPic Gold Class Members on the waitlist. 😉
I then went to the seatmap to try and select my preferred seats, and found several good ones still available (especially seats five and six).
I wasn’t quite ready to commit yet, though an hour later returned to the website to make my booking, only to find this:
As you can see, there are only window seats left! What happened?! Did the federal movie marshals steal some of the premium seats last minute? Did the ushers intentionally delay one of the previous screenings, causing several guests to be rebooked for the later showing with operational upgrades to accommodate them? Should I book this in hopes that they’re oversold and bump me to tomorrow’s showing with generous denied screening credit?
Color me confused! Should’ve probably gone with the ghost tour. Doubt they have issues with things disappearing so quickly… oh wait!