This is my home ground for movies. I love coming here. It’s not an exaggeration to say that my living arrangements have, for the last four years have been decided based on proximity to this place, the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace in Cremorne, Sydney.
Tonight I saw Gravity, which I loved. In a word where Academy Awards celebrated amazing achievements in cinematic storytelling, Gravity would sweep the competition away. I didn’t even mind that it was in 3D, because for once it enhanced the story, as opposed to simply enhancing Black Widow’s boobs.
If you go to a screening in cinema 4 at the Orpheum, you might be lucky enough to catch someone performing on the Wurlitzer. The Wurlitzer is an awesome organ type instrument that makes you feel like you’re in the 1930s.
Tomorrow night I am going to see a Halloween and A Nightmare On Elm St double feature at the Orpheum. Right now, I couldn’t be happier. Happy viewing, wherever that takes place for you.