Sunday, August 29, 2010

SABCC Movie Night a Hit Despite Rain

The second SABCC movie night was very well attended with almost forty members of SABCC, Panhandle British Car Association and the Mardi Gras MGs gathering to watch The World's Fastest Indian.

The Garagemahal Theater and Oil Change Emporium - OK, the workshop at Richard and Donna Cuninngham's home in Daphne - was the site for the event. The shop was cleaned out of various projects underway and the theater "lobby" was separated from the movie house side by black drapery. The theater concession stand was set up near the entrance to the movie to make sure everyone had a full supply of popcorn, candy and soft drinks.

A short subject about the MG marque was running when people began to arrive and stake out their seating for the main feature. There was plenty of room to spread out and relax.

The main feature, being set in 1960's New Zealand, brought out the car spotters in the crowd. We picked out Morris Minors, Vauxhall Wyverns and many others. In fact, if you really want to geek out you can get a list of all cars in the movie at the Internet Movie Car Database. As an added bonus, SABCC'er Don Pritchett brought an article from a 1965 Hot Rod magazine with a photograph of the movie's hero on the salt at Bonneville.

We had a short intermission to allow everyone to grab another popcorn and soft drink and stretch their legs. Now when was the last time you went to movie with an intermission?

At the film's end I'm sure there were a few moist eyes in the crowd as the main character in the film - Burt Munro, played by the immensely talented Anthony Hopkins, made his way back to his home in Invercargill, New Zealand.

As always, the club owes a debt of gratitude to Richard and Donna for allowing us to have our activity at their home.

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