AMC Theatres recently replaced their Moviewatchers loyalty program with their all-new “AMC Stubs.”
As a longtime Moviewatcher, I have received numerous emails about the change, and promos about the new program have played before every movie at the theatre.
One of the ads centers around a favorite moviegoer memory. A young man waxes poetic about watching the movie Titanic with his girlfriend. As they both reach for the popcorn at the same time, their hands touch and at that moment, he knows she is the one for him.
Very romantic, butter and all.
I have my own Titanic movie memory. I too saw it with a date, the brother of a co-worker. He seemed nice enough during dinner, but after the movie began, I quickly discovered:
He was a movie talker.
He talked — aloud and loudly — during the entire film. But he wasn’t talking to me; he was talking to the characters on screen. “Don’t go down that corridor!” “Be careful — he’s got a gun!” “It’s sinking! It’s sinking!”
Titanic may have lasted 2 1/2 hours, but it felt twice that long from where I was sitting…especially since I saw it with a group of my friends who were extremely entertained by the movie and the floor show my date was giving.
I didn’t see him again. Titanic wasn’t the only thing that sank that night.
Ah, movie memories…