Went to see The Life Aquatic last night at The Grove in Los Angeles (more on the movie later). The theater seemed to be very poorly run, with a huge line forming for Life Aquatic, and the staff not letting the line into the theater until a few minutes after the posted showtime. Which means that by the time the previews started, it was already nearly half an hour after the time the pre-show commercials were supposed to begin.
Irritating enough on a a weekend, but especially annoying at a 10:05 show on a weeknight with work the next day. A surprisingly large crowd for a Wednesday night, actually--the theater was packed, since this is currently the only place in LA to see The Life Aquatic until it opens wide later this month. It's a good thing we avoided the weekend, especially since The Grove charges $12.50 a ticket on the weekends (we got a weekday bargain of only $10.75!).
Celebrity sighting: At Westfield Shoppingtown in Century City, you slum it with the likes of Andy from The Apprentice. But at The Grove, we saw Michael Cera, or George Michael Bluth from Arrested Development, coming out of the theater from the previous show. Sure, Apprentice probably does bigger numbers, but George Michael is cooler in my book.