In the last couples years the end of December snuck up on us. It would jump out from behind the corner, and with no plans in our pockets, we’d come into the new year with no bang… just a little sparkling cider.
This year Tap wanted to be sure to have some sort of outing… He was ready for any excuse to get up and get out and do something a little different. When we looked back at the many ways we did and did not celebrate new years, one of our favorites was going to a theatre for a back to back feature. We saw The Tourist and Rapunzel in the same night, loving both movies in two very different ways. So we decided to take our party to the theatre again. This year we went to see Into the Woods, which features Johnny Depp and Rapunzel, how ironic.
My husband and I are pretty savvy to the hustle and bustle of New Years; So we ate at home to avoid waiting in a cold breezeway for an hour at a restaraunt, and we offered to arrive at the movies an hour before the show to save seats for our friends. Once at the theatre we were put in a que for our show. We were all set! Our favorite theatre happens to have $5.50 tickets on Wednesday nights, despite the holiday! We got our favorite seats, perfectly eye level to the screen smack-dab in the center. We even had a coupon for our concessions, leaving my husband happy with his buttery finger-licking salty popcorn.
After the movies we stood in the lobby and discussed our favorite parts (which was unanimously “Agony”), laughed, and went home for a romantic kiss at midnight. We gave a toast along with the only tradition we’ve ever held, sparkling grape juice.