Monday, October 7, 2013

Saturday afternoon matinee, recently seen with my younger son Leland, at one of my two nearby vintage movie theaters--the Laurelhurst over at NE 28th and NE Burnside

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First time I saw Raiders of the Lost Ark was when it came out in 1981, with my husband LeRoy. I cannot remember if we took the boys to see it with us, but I'm guessing that we did because by the time the movie-related toys came out in late 1982, we had some at our house. That's all that I can remember about it.

I found online that it might have been a playset called "Well of the Souls" (I seem to remember the ark and its carrying poles) or one called "The Map Room." Wish I could remember. Shoot, for all I know, we might have bought one of each, one for each son. Now that I've looked at some accompanying photos, I believe I can rule out "The Map Room." I don't remember any of those pieces. We must have bought some of the 4" action figures, too.

Anyway, I've always loved the movie, my sons have always loved it, so when I found out that it was at the Laurelhurst, I mentioned it to them. Leland could go, so we ate lunch first at nearby Franks-A-Lot on East Burnside and then walked over to the 1:15 p.m. matinee--for some reason that time is not showing on the marquee where you only see what looks like that start of a numeral nine. That movie's a classic, real treat, even after all these years and having watched it no telling how many times on TV!


Jack said...

No disagreement here. The Indiana Jones movies were alltime favorites.

Randy said...

I would love to see Raiders on the big screen again.

Melissa said...

What a great movie; I think it would be so fun to watch in a vintage movie house!