Saturday, February 5, 2011

Take Two

What a creepy-ass movie this was.  Have you seen it?  

Now that I've got that out of the way, let the ranting commence.  

I was at Warren Theater a while ago, because if you were at all paying attention, I pretty much hated the first picture I posted and felt compelled to go out and get another shot.  

I'm beginning to learn "free country" doesn't necessarily co-exist well with "free market".  Because once again, I was approached and told I was not allowed to take pictures in an establishment.  Like me and my stupid iPhone camera that can't take decent pictures from more than 8 inches away (hence all the close-ups, not that this is a bad thing) poses a significant threat to all the people in there going to watch a movie. Or more to the point, it poses a threat to Warren Theater's business model.  In fact, I was so menacing looking that it took two employees to tell me that I wasn't allowed to snap photos.  

This isn't the first time this has occurred since I started my project.  Nor was it the second.  I've quit telling people I'm taking the pics for an art project.  Firstly, they don't believe me and secondly, they don't care.  I can't believe I haven't been nailed in Wal Fart, although I'm sure I will be at some point.  

So, my goal in life since I have an anti-authority streak in me: I'm going to take pictures with reckless abandon every time I'm in Warren Theater.  I urge you to do the same.  

On a completely different note, I love Art Deco architecture and the Warren has employed that look, as you can see above.  It works really well here.  But on a huge stretch of land sitting right next to a major interstate and having been constructed in 2008, as is the Warren?  Well, it seems a bit...incongruous.  Especially when there's a Furr's cafeteria and a Harley Davidson dealership right next door.  ->


Baysage said...

You cannot take pictures in the Warren Theater??? Why the hell not? What reason do these people give?

Don't worry. I will take pictures the next time I'm there . . . and oh by the way, I still want to see that "creepy ass" movie.

Tanya said...

I dunno...she tried to explain but I was so dumbfounded all I heard was "wah wah wah wah wah" (That's how I interpret the adult voice in all the Charlie Brown specials).

I'm beginning to think people think I'm a retail/corporate spy.