If you’ve spoken to Emma in the last month or so you know that her latest obsession is Cars, the new movie from the geniuses at Pixar. We were lucky enough to get tickets to see the movie at The El Capitan Theater in Hollywood the day after it opened.
The theater was magnificent – a true “movie palace” from a time when a trip to the theater was an event. I thought it was fitting given that this was Emma’s first big feature film. It was an event! (We saw March of the Penguins last summer.)
She was as excited as could be, of course. I think the sense of wonder comes across in the pictures from before the show. The pipe organ played, the audience sang along and when the curtains finally rose (real curtains!) Emma was practically beside herself.
We had some moments, of course, where she was terrified and ready to leave. It seemed that at any suspenseful moment she suddenly became “tired” and needed to go home “to take a nap.” We perservered, though, and given the cheering and clapping at the end I think she was glad she stayed.