Step 10: Easy Chair Theater
It's Central Cinema in Alameda California. The chairs are all easy chairs, couches, and recliners. They've even got a few regular movie seats in case someone actually likes those. The building is an old church with beautiful ship-rib rafters.
We saw the Coen brothers' new film "No Country for Old Men". It's a great movie for people who like violence and plot twists of the "but where's his gun now?" variety.
Their mother Rena Coen taught Art History at SCSU in St.Cloud MN and is a friend of my Dad's. She had a mild stroke early in life and on side of her face sags a bit and is paralyzed. Her wit is unaffected. Once at lunch I asked her "What's in the box in the movie "Barton Fink""? She said "They wouldn't tell me. I thought it was the girl's head." I said "I thought it was a big ball of duct tape".
I have her book "In the Mainstream The Art of Alexis Jean Fournier" right here. According to the bookmark my dad bought it for me from Sauk River Books, a used bookstore run by Jerry Hansen, local poet, out of his barn. While I'm at it I'll haul out Hansen's book "Blessed are the Peacemakers", a book of good poetry about his Vietnam warhell.