Also, we went to a 4:30 show and there were about 80-100 patrons. the odd part was the last time I saw that many silver haired (70 plus) folks in one place was a Christmas pageant... Whats up with that?
omg, the same thing happened to us (at Mont. Cin. in NJ). We watched a crowd from the senior center buying tickets with us then they were all in our theater.
The kicker: When the end credits were rolling, and my wife and I were sitting there letting it sink in, enjoying the music and all those Romanian and Slavic names, old man in front of us says to his wife something like "Well that wasn't very good, was it. They said it was like Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, but DRS was a way better movie." Then we proceeded to listen to strange disapproving comments from all the old people as we left the theater.
It was one of those reality check moments, where you just sit there scratching head, asking yourself, "did we just watch the same movie...?"
We decided it must be a generational thing, partly. But WHY did they all pick THIS movie? They could have gone to (...the Soloist? well I'm not sure what, but), why Bloom?