Do you like to go to the movies? Dates provide an avenue for watching the movies with a companion. Perhaps you would like to plan the movie dates, but you remain unsure about what sort of movie would most please your prospective date. This article, written by someone who lives in "The Heart of Screenland," should provide some guidance.
When selecting a strategy for a movie date one must first determine what type of movie would be of interest to the man or woman with whom you want to go to the movie theater. You probably do not want to suggest a movie that your prospective date has seen before. One young man in Baltimore once faced this problem.
This young fellow, a student from Iran, wanted to take his girlfriend to the movie Fiddler on the Roof. Since he had not yet added "fiddler" to his growing English vocabulary, he made a clumsy attempt at translating the title from the Persian. Hence, he asked his girlfriend, "Have you ever seen the movie 'Violin Player on the Roof'?"
The girl said "no," and looked rather puzzled. Then suddenly she realized what the young man had meant to say. She helped to expand his vocabulary, and he treated her to a night at the movies.
Sometimes a young man or woman who is an avid movie-goer will assume that everyone knows about the plot for a popular movie. This is not always a safe assumption when planning a movie date. Make sure that your date is aware what sort of movie has been suggested. You don't want to take a date to a movie that will be offensive or upsetting.
By the same token, you don't want the movie dates to have the two of you watching the sort of family movie that qualifies it for a "G" rating. You want something that is thought-provoking, but not a film that is too controversial. And on that initial movie dates you certainly want to avoid an X-rated movie.
Listen to the T.V. and radio for ideas about where to take a movie date. If you hear about a popular movie, then learn from your prospective date if that particular film is one that she or he wants to see. Perhaps you will thus discover a movie that had somehow slipped under your radar.
Relax and examine the full range of available movies. Dates might begin with a visit to the newsstand and the purchase of two cups of tea, coffee or hot cocoa. Then the two of you could together study the possible focus of the future movie dates.
A movie date does not have to mean a man and woman duo. A movie date can be planned within a family setting. This is what happened in my family one day when I had won two tickets to a movie at a specific group of theaters. I found the movie that I wanted to see, and then I recruited my older son to go with me. My younger son went to a Persian movie with his father.
I enjoyed watching a film with Denzel Washington, and my husband enjoyed a movie where the actors spoke in his native language. We both had a pleasant time at the movies.
When the movie has been wisely selected, movies provide an excellent setting for an initial date. Movie-viewing can also be included in a date that marks the anniversary of a longer relationship.