Saturday, March 29, 2008

What a sad discovery

Everyone who knows this blog knows that Pat and I have been together since we were 15/16 years old. So many memories of our younger days. Trips to Taylors Falls, trips to Stillwater, biking miles and miles at all hours of the day and night, camping, hanging out at our friends' farm and getting into trouble, spending hours at the casino, cruising down Central Avenue in his 1971 AAR Baracuda....our first anniversary dinner at Lido's restaurant....and of course going to the movies.

Him and I have always loved movies although we have kind of lost interest with the movie people going all political now. But back in 1985 and 1986 we would go to movies a lot...and when I say a lot, I can't even count how many times.

The reason we did was because there was a theater called Roseville 4. It was the cheapest place around for movies. The theater had really tall seats that were comfortable and rocked so not only did we get in for cheap but it was comfortable. Yeah, we had to wait for months to see a movie we really wanted to see but it was well worth it.

Ticket prices? $ they are $2.00. Pop, popcorn and candy? If my memory serves correctly it was all 75 cents. It was a great way to spend time together and yes, we actually watched the movies. In fact, to this day, I still have a pile of ticket stubs from the movies we saw. Of course they don't have the title of the movies on it but I saved them...the romantic in me saved all sorts of little things from our dating days.

I remember my friend and I went there with our cups full of coke and a splash of windsor..she reads this blog, she would remember. We went to see Poltergeist 3 I think. We upset some of the patrons there with our giggles and wound up walking out of the theater. We just found the movie a bit too boring for our frame of mind and wound up walking out. I don't remember of course what we went out and did but all the same, just one more memory from that theater.

I read today, that tomorrow will be the last day that Roseville 4 will be open for business. This is really sad and closes yet another chapter in my life. Rambo is showing there tomorrow, I would assume that it's the newer version???? Ironically, Pat and I saw Rambo First Blood in that theater but try as I might to get him to go say fare-thee-well to a blip in our life, he will not go. Me being the sentimental one is of course tearing up with this revelation...yea, I'm a sap, I hang on to things such as this, but in the end, the whole time I've been writing this I've been reminiscing and smiling to myself at all that was created in this life with my husband.

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