Monday, June 20, 2011

Magical Moment 501, "Hear's to IMAX"

I sat through 2 hours of ear-piercing thuds and ground-vibrating explosions. Not in war zone, but in the safety and comfort of our local IMAX Theatre, Skittles and popcorn in hand. I had never been to one before, when Eddie took me a few nights ago on a date.

I suppose the images were sharper than a regular movie screen. It was certainly larger. But what really shocked me was how loud it was! We were still sitting through the previews when I slapped my hands over both of my ears and gave Eddie a terrified glance. Like a child sitting through fireworks, trying to enjoy the magnificent display but in painful discomfort. 

I soon discovered that Eddie's shoulder was the optimum level at which to lean my head on. After all, that is the best way to watch a movie with someone. Eddie could feel when I tensed, winced, or jerked in reaction to a sudden booming sound. Only one ear drum found protection, pressed against his shoulder. And so with his hand, he reached around to my exposed ear and covered it as well. For the next 2 hours, my head would remain sandwiched between Eddie's shoulder, and Eddie's hand. He said it was one of his favorite dates. And that is how I made it through my first IMAX experience, hearing in tact. 

11 comments:

Linda said...

I love the image of Eddie shielding you from the terrifying noises and then the romantic statement that it was one of his favorite dates ever. I've always enjoyed the Imax experience, and I don't particularly like to damage my eardrums. I wonder if there was something wrong with the sound system in the theater that night. I don't think I've ever sat through one that was that bad.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Linda, to be honest I'm kind of a wimp with loud noises! Lol. It didn't seem to bother Eddie. :)

Rick said...

But you didn't tell us what the movie was !

;-)

I love IMAX movies - like being right there in the scene. The sensations produced are awesome. First one I ever saw was called 'North of Superior' - many years ago. One of the best I ever saw was about a climb up Mt. Everest - see that if you get the chance.

Birdie said...

That is magical. How very loving. Thanks for sharing it with us. :-)

Robin Malherbe said...

Imax was never big down in our part of the world. In fact, I think the only theatre closed a few years back... The thing that has me jumping is these 3D movies- I guess I just got too used to watching movies on my tiny laptop screen in Madagascar! You never cease to amaze me- you say you're a wimp when it comes to loud noises. That must have been challenging in the army!

texwisgirl said...

oh that's almost sweet, if it wouldn't have been painful!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Rick, the movie was "Super 8." I thought it was a good movie!

Birdie, you're welcome! I'm so happy you enjoyed it.

Robin, LOL! In the Army, they give you ear plugs! :)

Texwisgirl, but if it wasn't painful first, it wouldn't have been sweet! :)

ds said...

Sweet...

Susan in the Boonies said...

Fun?

Travel Nurse Extraordinaire said...

That's so sweet! Sounds like a great date :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I too am very sensitive to LOUD noises/movies.
Your husband is a keeper, but you knew that!