I was sitting here trying to think of what to make my blog post about and thought to myself, “I’ll have my Throwback Thursday early!” And then I remembered: it IS Thursday! I love it when that happens instead of, you know, the opposite. I wonder what I have in my Media Library that I have not used recently.
I was looking for something from my life, but here is a movie almost as old as I am: Mary Poppins (1964). It is a meaningful movie in my life, actually. It is the first movie I saw in a theatre. I had previously seen Goldfinger (ooh, also 1964; I just looked that up) at a drive-in, although I was a little kid and did not pay much attention. My Mom took all us kids to the Capitol Theatre in Rome, NY, to see Mary Poppins. I was as impressed with the theatre as I was with the movie. This was also the first movie my husband, Steven, saw in a theatre. He credits it with beginning his lifelong love of movies.
This is the inside of the Capitol Theatre in Rome, NY. Magnificent, no?
I add this picture to make this more of a Non-Sequitur Thursday. However, I don’t know how much of a non sequitur it is, because it is another meaningful movie. The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962) is one of my favorite movies of the cheesy variety. But the way it gets here is kind of random: I downloaded the picture of the Capitol. When I went to put it here, I transposed two numbers and almost put in this one instead. I fixed the error, then said, “Hey!”
Since I mentioned Goldfinger, I looked for a picture of that, too. I did not even realize it was Goldfinger I had seen at the drive-in till years later. I just remember during one of the few moments where I was watching the movie, my father told me that a guy had killed a girl and spray-painted her gold. I thought it was an odd thing to do but figured I had not been paying enough attention for it to make sense. I’m thinking Goldfinger was the only movie where that happened, although I daresay I could be mistaken.
So here is my silly Thursday post. Full disclosure: I’ll probably get even sillier tomorrow. As always, I hope you’ll stay tuned.