Hollywood Hits movie theater in Danvers has been changing. In our college years it was the discount theater of choice in the area. Us poor college folk could catch a movie for a couple bucks less than the MEGA THEATER (Loews) across 128 at the mall. Now, however, it has changed. The theaters are still small and somewhat cheap feeling, but the ticket prices have caught up with the major theaters around.
The reason for this ‘upgrade’ can be found on their marquee. It is no longer a “discount theater”…it is now a “premium theater”. That means they play first run movies, charge more…and play your more “artsy” selections.
Thanks to the change we can catch movies that don’t show at the over commercialized, mainstream theaters. Last night, for instance, we went to see Napoleon Dynamite|http://www2.foxsearchlight.com/napoleondynamite/. It was hands down, one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in a long time.
That is, funny if you appreciate very, very dry humor. And very deadpan delivery. And some great cheesy 80’s clothes and music. And moon boots.
I was happy to see child star Tina Majorino|http://imdb.com/name/nm0001499/ making an appearance as Deb. You may recognize her if you saw “Corrina, Corrina” with Whoopie Goldberg, the tear jerker “When a Man Loves a Woman” or (heaven forbid) “Waterworld”.
There are some other familiar faces but I won’t spoil it for you 🙂 So, go and see it. Be prepared to laugh.