We like to drag our kids to the Hop to experience some cultural activities, and they almost always enjoy it, even if their initial reaction is not always one of enthusiasm. That is not always the case, however. The Telluride Outdoor Movie Festival was in town, showcasing movies about outdoor activities such as skiing, mountain biking (say no more), and other X-game-ish type stuff. They even had some promo clips online, so the kids were on board. We've tried to attend various movies in the past at the Hop and they almost all sell out, so we've learned our lesson and get tickets beforehand online. This one was pretty popular, not to mention pretty cool. The kids enjoyed it, and I can't say I blame them. It was all about hip young people doing hip young things in the great outdoors. It made me want to strap on my skis and hit the slopes, if only there were some snow.
We also went to see a movie called "The Hundred Foot Journey." I had heard of it, it was playing at the Nugget, but didn't give it much thought until it arrived at the Hop. It's a PG movie, so we could all attend, and it's nice to have a family movie-night out. The story is not necessarily one that is compelling for kids - an immigrant opens a restaurant in France that competes with the local established restaurant, opening the way for a heated competition. It's something I would have seen with R, but not necessarily with the kids.
Well, as it turns out, the movie was not only really good, but the kids liked it. It was nicely done, funny and well acted, and I really like the storyline. It just goes to show you, you never really know until you give it a go, and kids surprise you all the time.
I can't wait until the next movie. Until then, thanks for reading, and thanks to Ajay Goyal for the pic.