Saturday, January 5, 2008

Date Nights #10 and #11 - Movie Nights!

Date Nights 10 and 11 - January 2nd & 5th, 2008
Temperature: Cold!
Location: Palac Flora Mall, Gold Class Cinemas

Two date nights - in one week - I could definitely get used to this! We took advantage of Erin's parents' last night in town to head out for a movie - hitting Cinema City in the Palac Flora mall. Movie? Elizabeth - The Golden Age - two thumbs up for a great (mostly) historical movie with good performances from Kate Blanchett (Elizabeth) and Clive Owen (Sir Walter Raleigh) and fabulous costumes. Also has some great scenes of the naval battle that brought down the Spanish Armada.

Just a couple days later, Mitch and Janie - a couple friends of ours treated us to Date Night #11. Talk about a full service date night - they provided their teenage kids as babysitters, picked us up, introduced us to the Gold Class Cinemas at Anděl and then, to top it off, took us out to dinner at the Kavala Greek Restaurant not far from home!

Once you've seen a movie at Gold Class, it's hard to go back to a "normal" cinema. The cinema has no more than 12 or so seats - each one a plush, comfy recliner. Waiters deliver food to your chair once the movie starts up. It's kind of like being at the best home theater money could buy... complete with a waiter! We saw "American Gangster" - starring Denzel Washington in the "based on a true story" tale of the Drug Lord Frank Lucas and the cop who brought him down. Moral of the story? "Crime pays, but not forever." Another takeaway? Never buy a house for your mother (you have to have seen the movie.)

Dinner was tasty - for a great, spicy starter, try the "Kafteres Piperies" (Grilled Hot Peppers with Garlic). Interesting movie, good food - great company! Thanks, guys!

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