Taking its shows to the real world, Netflix invites you to the ‘Bridgerton’ ballroom.
The first time I went to The Bridge, I was on a mission to win an audience-participation drawing at the ball. At the last minute, I left, and the ballroom was empty.
As far as I was concerned, it was a night not to be missed.
I can’t quite remember what drew me to The Bridge that night; maybe an affinity for those things that make an all-American movie-going experience. I think my mind was elsewhere.
As a regular at the Westfield Valley Fair, I’ve been on the lookout for an event that combines the thrills of film going and horse racing.
It’s not like I’ve never been to a movie. I saw The Dark Knight, The Shawshank Redemption, and even watched the last two Rocky movies; but in general, I’m not into movie-going.
In fact, whenever I’ve been to the movies, I’ve always enjoyed it from afar.
I’ve always found that the film experience leaves me feeling a lot less than I deserve, and it never makes me feel like a moviegoer.
There is something about the experience of watching a movie in a theater where, as a viewer, you are more or less cut off from the reality of the story.
Theater seats offer a great view, so you can sit back and really soak up the experience. You can enjoy the film-going experience on a level that’s at a remove, a sort of movie-goer watching a movie in a different reality, perhaps one of those reality shows where they get to see how “real” the show is.
Of course, there’s a good portion of the audience that aren’t watching the movie, and are instead going along with the show as a fan. They know who they’re watching or what the plot is, but they aren’t really there; they’re in the theater watching a version of the story that’s been written by television screenwriters.
And sometimes, being a fan has been the most compelling part of a movie-going experience. At the movies, as