It’s always interesting to go back to a place that you lived in the past. For Mark, it’s going back home. For me, it’s a different kind of home. You look at familiar landmarks not through the lens of childhood memories, but still from a time when you were young. That woman ringing up your coffee in that cafe could’ve been you or your friend 20 years ago. Some things are different, but some things haven’t changed and you find yourself in some kind of weird time warp.
We saw 2 movies 2 nights in a row while grandma watched the kids. 2 movies in 2 theaters that couldn’t have been more opposite – Dark Knight rises at the mall theater and Moonrise Kingdom at the Capitol Theater in downtown Olympia. If you know anything about the Seattle/Olympia music scene in the 80s and 90s, then you’ll know about the Capitol theater. Built in the 20s, the theater still pretty much looks the the way I remember it when we saw movies and shows – the same red velvet theater seats, heavy brocade curtains up on the stage, and the same chandelier up on the ceiling. It’s a little bit shabby, a little bit nostalgic with ghosts of bands past. The way any indy arthouse theater should be. Perfect place to watch Moonrise Kingdom, I’d say.