Patrick and I had a wonderful night screening Tron at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood tonight. I know I lose some nerd cred by confessing that this was my first time seeing the movie, but maybe I waited 35 years so I could do it in style, because this was the way to do it.
The El Capitan Theatre is a beautifully restored 1920s theatre on Hollywood Blvd. It is a glorious throwback to the early days of film, but with the technology to show Disney productions of past and present in all their cinematic glory. It was our first time there, but doubtfully our last.
Tron looked absolutely amazing on the big screen. Patrick and I both remarked afterward at how much we got sucked into this imaginative world and enjoyed it. For 1982, this was a hell of a concept. Visually, it looks like it was a lot of work onscreen, so I can only imagine how many man hours it took to actually pull it off. We will no doubt watch the movie again, as it's a production with so many layers that it cannot be absorbed fully in only one sitting. Now I understand why Tron has such a cult following. Consider me a fan. :)
The best part of the evening, however, was seeing Bruce Boxleitner, Steven Lisberger, and Bill Kroyer talk for a bit about the making of Tron and its, *ahem*, legacy before the movie, which was awesome.
It's nights like these that make me so grateful we live in L.A. Where else do cool things like this happen on a regular basis? I can only think of a few places scattered around the world. We're lucky. So lucky.
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