Word on the street is that Miranda July's Me and You and Everyone We Know made $28,000 at the IFC Center this weekend, about twice what Batman Begins made per screen in the rest of the country. The screening that I went to Sunday afternoon was almost sold out, despite the line of striking union projectionists outside the door, waving signs and yelling at patrons to "turn away from IFC." Here are some other observations on the new theater:
  • $10.75 doesn't seem like an extraordinarily expensive ticket price for a Manhattan theater that will mostly be showing films that you won't be able to see anywhere else, BUT ...
  • ...it would be nice if they had a student discount.
  • There are no commericals before the movie! None! At all! And only one trailer! BUT ...
  • They are showing rotating short films before the feature instead. Great idea, but it's going to be hit or miss. I thought the current selection, a silly cute-puppy short called Sid, was little improvement on Annoying Cell Phone Man.
  • The concessions are (maybe too) upscale, but still no more expensive than anywhere else (popcorn prices range from $3.50 to about $5). BUT ...
  • They have rosemary butter, and they have white truffle butter, but they do not have regular butter. I'm the most pretentious person I know, and even *I* think that's going too far,

Anybody else check out the IFC Center this weekend? Hit us up with your own observations in the comments.
categories Movies, Cinematical