I realize that beginning any phrase with, “I remember when X cost Y…” immediately renders one old and crotchety.  I’m going to go ahead and embrace that I may be old and crotchety then, because something that shocks me time and time again are the absurdly high prices of movie theater tickets.  It should not cost me upwards of $12 to see a movie that only receives a smushed pile of green on Rotten Tomatoes.  I didn’t ask for stadium seating, so please don’t make pay more for it.

The Charles Theater has always held a special place in my heart.  Their Revival Series, like that time they showed some Hitchcock,  alone makes me want to adorn them with accolades.  Tonight, however, they’re doing something a little different.  In conjunction with City Paper, all movies at the Charles are free after 6:00p.  City Paper is footing the bill for the first 800 people who show up at the theater after 6:00p, to see whichever movie they choose that is being screened that evening.  Not a bad way to spend a chilly Tuesday in January.

January 29, 2013 – that’s tonight!
Doors open at 6:oop, movies start at 7:00p.
First come, first serve.

Charles Theater
1711 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD

Because getting out of the house is essential to combating winter insanity, and this is a free night at the movies.  It’s the perfect solution.

Nothing, nada, nichts, rien.  Free, gratis, kostenlos, gratuit.