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free film preview

21 Jul

london 4.56pm sunny 30.2C saturday 2018

i tend to enter free offers even though i am not too bothered if i win or not. and i put my name down for a free viewing of translyvania 3, the movie, and was put on their waiting list. i knew it was fully booked allready, so i dont know why i bothered to put myself down for the waiting list. its not something i am very keen on seeing. but today i got an email from them just now, saying there has been a cancellation and they have added me and sent me a ticket. it is for tomorrow at 10am.

maybe the holiday exodus is making them think there will be a lot of no shows… because it seems they give out more tickets than there is seats, just to allow for no shows and to make sure it is a full house. they want ID too, but i think that is to make sure you are not too young. it has a PG rating.

i went looking for something with my name on it, but found i dont have any with my christian name. i used my chinese name for credit cards and stuff. eventually i found a European health card with my full name on it, so i shall bring that along.

its a nice way of spending the time seeing a movie in a movie theatre with its big screen. usually i would watch films on tv. and in fact right now i am waiting to see one , actually two, they are shown at the same time about 6pm today and so clash. minions on itv, and wreck -it ralph on bbc 1. most probably i shall see ralph first and then the minion on the itv+1 slot, when it is shown again one hour later. i like this one hour delay function on tv. very useful when programs clash. 

added 8.14pm. in the end, i did not see them separately, the two tv films i mean. i flipped between them instead. that is the thing i find when i watch it on tv. i could not stay all the way with one film. it encourages this short attention span. or u can look at it another way, that we can flip to the other when we get to the boring or slow bits. it may not be a good thing, just because it gets a bit slow we might miss the director’s plot.  slow films can be very good if u patiently go through it. but in our haste we might miss out. 

the weather website says it is over 30C now, but i am indoors so dont feel the heat. looking outside the window i see dark storm clouds above me, but they are not a lot of it, so it might not rain. i wonder whether there are any one out and about in this now. i wonder if they too had just woken up from a nap like i did. it is lovely to sleep when it is this kind of weather.

quite a appropriate theme, vacations… though those on vacation will miss seeing it. haha. so geared for us who are stay at home.