At The Movies …Take Me Home Tonight


I love movies. I do not love movie theaters. I hate crowds.

We went to see Take Me Home Tonight {which, if you’ve been following me for even a short period of time must know that I’m kind of in love with all things 80’s} at 5:30 on a Tuesday evening. Perfection. And when we got there 10 minutes early the theater was empty. And when the lights dimmed and the guy came in to tell us to shut off our phones, etc, he shrugged it off and just said “Enjoy your private viewing”. This made me happier than you might imagine. {wow, Maeg, just put yourself out there why don’t you, tell the whole world just how insane you really are}. AN ENTIRE THEATER TO OURSELVES!??!?! A serious dream come true. So I took a few minutes to walk around and take some photos. Because uh, my dreams had just come true …on my husband’s birthday.

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Oh and also …you should totally see this movie


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Anonymous

    March 19, 2011 |

    My feelings exactly! (re: movie theaters)……..Used to love going to the movies…..not so much anymore. It just isn’t the same as it used to be……Anyway, I enjoyed the clip………maybe a matinee on a dull/rainy day. Have a great weekend, Sunshine!

  • *amanda*

    March 19, 2011 |

    What an interesting post…and I relate mroe than you know…love the photos! Happy Saturday!
    Toodle Loo, lovie!

  • urbanrhetoric

    March 19, 2011 |

    did you enjoy the movie? my husband went to high school w/ dan fogler, so we have been thinking about checking it out…

  • Alyssa

    March 19, 2011 |

    I absolutely hate going to the movie theaters! I get so freaked out and panic stricken by the whole idea of it. SO glad Im not alone on that! I average about one movie a year in the theaters. Last year was Inception. This year is TBD.

  • Lia

    March 19, 2011 |

    I absolutely relate with the panic and agoraphobia. I’ve struggled with it for the last 12 years, and though it’s nowhere near as bad as it was, it’s still something I battle with every day. Sitting in traffic triggers it, so I have to chew a Xanax still. But that movie looks sooo good! I can’t wait to see it!

  • Nicole C

    March 19, 2011 |

    this is such a great post!! i need to see this movie, i watched the trailer and know i would love it!! also–your wedding ring is UNREAL, great work 🙂

  • Kayla

    March 19, 2011 |

    Sounds like a good time. I have weird anxiety in movie theaters too. But I think it’s more a…. I know I’m gonna be wanting to fidget in about 15 minutes, What do I do for 2 hours kinda thing.

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  • Nadine

    March 19, 2011 |

    Topher Grace! With his sleeves pushed up! (swoon)

    I saw The Fellowship of the Ring with my son and it was just us. It was awesome.

  • Anonymous

    March 19, 2011 |
  • TK Kerouac

    March 19, 2011 |

    We have VIP seats in Canada now. Big leather seats that rock and the waitresses bring you drinks. Five dollars more but worth it!

    I understand about your anxiety. Stange how it can happen in certain situations and not in others. I was like this in my 20’s and now its all but dissapeared. But my daughter has the attacks fequently but she is always in the public eye.

  • Daniela

    March 20, 2011 |

    The #13 shot is my favorite. 13 just happens to be my lucky #.

  • AKB

    March 20, 2011 |

    Haha, it’s awesome that you guys had such a good movie-going experience for your husband’s birthday! I went on a date with a guy once to see Elf. We were the only couple in the theater and Elf wasn’t super funny (You know, it’s funny the fifth time you see it when it’s randomly on cable). It was slightly awkward … . This, however, sounds really relaxing and romantic. I’m happy for you! Good times.

  • Nicole Marie

    March 20, 2011 |

    oh my gosh how cool to have a private viewing!!!! that’s my dream!! I don’t really like movie theaters either… plus i get really tied in movies and have a hard time staying awake

  • the Blah Blah Blahger

    March 20, 2011 |

    So glad to hear it was good. It’s definitely on my life of movies to go and see!!!

  • Pretty Little World

    March 20, 2011 |

    Having a whole theatre to yourself is fantastic! Even in Lansing, and even after the movie has been out for awhile, it rarely happens, but it’s kind of wonderful when it does!

  • Jewellery Bijou

    March 20, 2011 |

    Your blog is very beautiful!I am definitely going to visit you often,hugs

  • Elizabeth

    March 21, 2011 |

    I also don’t like movie theaters, but mostly bc I have zero patience for the annoying teenagers that hang out at the local AMC. I was SO excited when I found the local, small, almost abandoned theater (Laemmle’s Fallbrook). They do cheap movies and concessions on Tuesday nights, and the only other people there are senior citizens. I can’t wait to see this movie if it’s playing there, otherwise I’ll wait until it comes out on dvd.

  • Collections

    March 21, 2011 |

    I love going to movies with my BF its a weekend ritual, must say I love the popcorn too.

  • Ton Teezy

    March 21, 2011 |

    A trip to the movies can be a bit overwhelming. On a side note, how did you become a member of SAG? Can you give any pointers on obtaining a union membership??? Thanks in advance.

  • Kelly

    March 21, 2011 |

    …the last time my husband and I were alone in a movie theater…well, it gets a little “R” rated…

  • Vanessa

    March 22, 2011 |

    Because of my panic attacks I was afraid of going to cinemas. Before I was soooo often. I although lived next to a cinema. And because of that I wanted to fight againt my anxiety. So I went alone to the cinema. I could have left if an attack got me – without leaving someone back there. And it worked out. The first thirty minutes are really bad. But then the movies gets me. Nowadays I can go with friends. But I try to go with 2plus friends. If I have to leave then nobody stays there alone. Thats although the way I’m going to bars and parties. Dates are impossible, but for the moment thats okay.

    It’s wonderful that you two had a great evening. And it’s wonderful that your husband support you!

  • ammie

    March 26, 2011 |

    i really like the movie Take me home tonight, Thanks for the plot. I saw this from Source.

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