I arrived about an hour ahead of time, and fortunately there were still plenty of good seats.
The young fellow that was seated next to me was from Mexico City. He is a composer, and he had just finished taking a course here. He is hoping to be accepted to do his post-graduate work in composition in Vienna. Before and after the film we conversed in Spanish. It's a small world.
When the movie was over, the food stalls on the plaza in front of city hall were doing a brisk business. I stopped at one that serves traditional Austrian food. I ordered spätzle with cheese and onions. My mother used to make spätzle, and I suppose that she learned to make them from her Swiss grandmother. These spätzle were as good as my mom's!
It was a great evening!