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Saturday, February 2, 2019

I Have My Tickets!

I wrote in an earlier post that I wanted to see that acclaimed but elusive movie "Roma".  In spite of its ten Academy Award nominations it is not in general release down here.  However, it is playing in a little neighborhood cinema that is just a few blocks from the boyhood home of the director Alfonso Cuarón located (where else?) in the neighborhood of  Roma.  

Today I set out for Cine Tonalá.  If not for the sign outside you would never suspect that this little hole in the wall is a movie theater.  Inside the entrance is a small café and bar, and the ticket window is beyond that.



"Roma" is only being screened seven times in the month of February.  Three of those showings are after I have already left Mexico City.  Alejandro wants to see it with me, so that means that it has to be on a weekend when we have nothing else planned.  That pretty much left us with one option… Sunday, February 10th at 8:00 PM.  I didn't know if they would sell tickets that far in advance, but I didn't want to risk finding out that they were sold out.

I went up to the ticket window, and there was no problem buying tickets for the 10th.  To give you an idea how small the theater is, I chose seats that are half-way back, and we are only in row D.  And the price when compared to cinemas in the U.S. was a real bargain.  Each ticket cost only 60 pesos... about $3!

6 comments:

  1. It is streaming continuously on Netflix which only costs 150 pesos a month for two televisions! It will not have theater distribution, I'm told. I've seen it a couple of times. It is exquisite in many ways.

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    1. I have Netflix at home, but I am a dinosaur. I don't have streaming; I receive DVDs in the mail. Who knows how long before they decide to put it on disc? In the meantime, I get to see it in the movie theater in the neighborhood of Roma blocks from where it was filmed!

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  2. What a cool venue in which to see the movie!

    Let us know what you think of it - it's the odds-on favorite to win Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Foreign Film.

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    1. I go to see it tonight, so you can guess the topic my next blog entry! Some people are even predicting it to win for Best Picture.

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