A few years ago I read the the book Room. I liked it so much I asked Eric to read it so we could discuss it. I think my husband has read three books in the nineteen years I've know him! Ok, maybe that's not true...but he really is not a big lay around read a book kind of guy. He liked the book too and even said he hoped someday there would be a movie.
So, when Eric heard the movie was nominated for an academy award...he looked it up to see where it was playing. The film has a limited release and is only showing at four theaters in Pennsylvania. Thankfully, Room was being shown at a small theater in Allentown which is about an hour and fifteen minutes from us.
I honestly didn't even know the book was made into a movie. Sometimes I am in my own little world. I don't usually watch the award shows and I only go see a movie if it's something I really want to see. I would much rather watch a movie in my pajamas in my own living room. However, I was pretty darn excited when Eric told me he got us tickets!
The Civic Theater of Allentown was one of the neatest old theaters I've ever been in. One big room with bright old red seats and a ceiling that was grand and ornate and deteriorated that kept us looking up before the movie started. Next time I will get a picture of the concession stand...one lady dressed up working behind the round counter with the prettiest display of snacks and drinks...just like old times.
I think Eric was a little worried because more times than not when I read a book and then see the movie...I complain that the movie did not stay true to the book. However, this movie did not disappoint. We both cried off and on through the whole movie....sorry babe! The bond between a mother and child is something you can't explain and I think the mother and son in this movie did an unbelievable job portraying this. Eric and I talked about the movie most of the drive back home.
Such a fun date night...thanks Eric for surprising me!
And, if Room is playing near you...go see it!