Leaving the apartment around 5:30 we headed over to the theater I wanted to go to. I hadn't bought tickets before hand, but in Baton Rouge its pretty rare that movies completely sell out, so I figured I was safe. Except we showed up at the theater and every showing of New Moon was sold out for the rest of the night. Even the other movies I would have agreed to see. (The Blind Side and Precious were sold out till after 10pm.) The restaurant I had wanted to go to was next door to this theater, but I decided I'd rather sacrifice my preferred dinner location for a chance to see Twilight so we left to had to a second theater.
The second theater luckily still had tickets for 3 showings of New Moon, the first of which was a 10:30pm. So at 6:30 we bought our tickets and had four hours to kill before the movie started.
For dessert instead of ordering something at the restaurant we headed over to get frozen yogurt at Menchie's, or at least I had frozen yogurt (him not so much).
After wasting another hour in the bookstore, we headed over to the theater about an hour before the movie. Not to long before the movie started some employees came in the theater for a round of Twilight trivia. But with them were a bunch of employees dressed up as characters from the movie. Most of them were hard to match up with their counterparts, but the guy who played Edward was a dead ringer. When I first saw him I had to do a double take, since I really thought Robert Pattinson might have been there. Once trivia ended the movie did start, I did enjoy it, but you'll have to wait till tomorrow to hear my full thoughts on the movie.
Overall, I thought the night worked out quite nicely, even with the lack of planning on my part. Although next year a little more planning might make the night run a little smoother overall.
Are you one to put a lot of planning into big events? Or would you rather just cross your fingers and hope it all works out the way you're hoping?