Still more lazy thoughts from this one…

TMT: Sharply Touching My Emotions

This is the next entry in a Theatre… a Movie… and a Time, a series that was begun here. Chasing the continuing Versus AFI: 10 Top 10 arc I have going this year, currently centered on the Fantasy genre, it was only fitting I’d chronicle another film in this theatre-memory series. I can feel my nostalgia Spidey Sense kicking in…

Kim: “Hold me.”
Edward: “I can’t.”


Theatre

The Bruin Theatre:


Movie

Time

December 1990: as I’ve noted in this series, the area of Westwood Village (the small college town/district to the south of the large U.C.L.A. campus) was a regular haunt for me in my younger days. With a dense amount of unique film theaters and various eateries clustered together for students, visitors, and tourists alike, it was the movie date hotspot for a certain time during the 70s and 80s.

And while our newlywed status lasted, my bride would accompany moi for all such excursions there.

This probably led she-who-must-be-obeyed to attend motion pictures she may not have taken in first-run, or at all. Still, having her with me on those occasions I wouldn’t trade for a month of Sundays. She is special, this one. So, sitting next to my bride watching Edward Scissorhands only added to the moment and the memory. She not quite the Tim Burton fan and all, I take a supreme compliment and/or commitment.

Bringing my wife to the Bruin Theatre was just icing on the cake. Studios from time-to-time still have movie premieres there to this day. Some will even bring out the arc lights. But since this beautiful hall is in the shadow of her landmark sister theater right across the street, this one is outshined too often, unfortunately. It’s too bad. Patrons who once graced her auditorium, years ago, would note the murals there that kept them company in the dark as they glowed.

They’re sadly painted over, now, but at least her doors remain open and you can still catch a movie there.


The entire series can be found here. If you’re interested how it’s put together, click here.

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11 Responses to “TMT: Sharply Touching My Emotions”

  1. fogsmoviereviews

    “she-who-must-be-obeyed” 😀 HAA!!! That’s funny, man.

    Glad you’re a big fan of this one. I think its great too, as you know. Love this series. So cool you had a bunch of different theatres to experience. My series would be the same theatre for every flick. LOL

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    • le0pard13

      Yeah, I get looked upon rather cuttingly sometimes in our home when I use that term of affection in my writings here ;-). I remain a big fan of this Tim Burton film, for sure. We re-watched it as a family late last year and it’s lost none of allure or power. Many thanks, Fogs.

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  2. Marianne

    Every time I read one of these posts, I want to go to the theater. Not the cookie cutter one we have in my small town, but one like you write about. I should plan a California trip around movie theaters.

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    • le0pard13

      Glad I can stir that kind of movie theater vibe in someone. It rarely works with my wife. I like your idea for a trip. Many thanks, Marianne.

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  3. ruth

    So this was released the same time as Phantom of the Opera?? Cool! I saw this on rental but quite enjoyed it. I saw your comment about Dark Shadows on Muir’s post, glad it’s not as bad as people have been saying.

    P.S. Miss you around FC btw, where have you been? 😀

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    • le0pard13

      That’s just the picture I decided to use (because it’s beautiful one, with a full moon, of that Westwood Village theater). Phantom of the Opera was released in 2004 and Edward Scissorhands came out in 1990. Sorry I haven’t been around at Flixchatter of late, it’s been busy at work. I promise I will return. Many thanks, Ruth.

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  4. Novroz

    Are all theaters look like this in your part of the world? I envy your theater.

    I love Edward, I think it is the best by Burton ever

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    • le0pard13

      Yes, we have a number of distinct movie theaters here. It’s been a by-product of having so many Hollywood studios based here. We’re lucky that way. Thank you very much, Novroz.

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