Monday, April 29, 2013


Mar 28; Apr 4 - Back in the Palm Springs area, we look forward to going to the movies.  We decided to go the Mary Pickford Theater to see "Olympus Has Fallen" with Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman.

The movie was a very good action flick about the Capitol being attacked and the President kidnapped.  Gerard Butler saves the day!!  Only problem was the movie stopped running!!  This happens occasionally at the "Dollar" Movie but you don't expect it to happen at a first run movie.  But it did happen -- not once but two times during the movie.  Ken and I thought we would have to see the manager and request a free pass for our Inconvenience.  HA HA  But, we were pleased the see the manager waiting for us at the exit, passing out free passes.  We thought that was great customer service!

We decided to use our free pass to see "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" with Steve Carell and Jim Carrey.   The trailers looked pretty funny!

WRONG!!  The movie was TERRIBLE!!!  Guess the trailers on TV were the best parts!  That was a big waste of our free passes and two candy bars!!

About Mary Pickford's changed policies -- They are still honoring the old Ultra Senior Card if you still have one; however, they are no longer issuing the Senior Card.  They said we seniors kept forgetting to bring our cards!!  They changed their prices to only $6.00 all day - Except - (1) the first matinee each day will be $5.50; and (2) Tuesday and Thursday prices will be $5.50 all day unless otherwise posted for some new movies, in which case the price will be $6.00.

All was not lost; however.  The next week we went to the "Dollar Movie" to see "Dead Man Down", directed by the Swedish director who directed the Swedish version of  "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", Niels Arden Oplen.    This was a very good movie and made up for the terrible Wonderstone!!

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