Saturday May 24, 2014 / 7:00pm (The Big Lebowski, Doors Open at 5:30pm, Movie Begins at 8:30pm)Eat See Hear Griffith Park
How was your experience?
Wow, um…I've NEVER seen it so crowded, and I've been doing ESH Outdoor movies for years, now. It's great that these have become so successful, but crowds that big and obnoxious really irk me. I had never seen The Big Lebowski, which was a large part of the reason I decided to go…suffice it to say, I still really haven't seen it between the close ((and loud)) neighbors, the people who rudely ignored the "LOW chair" request, and the group that decided to set up their bar directly in front of the screen from my vantage point. I can't fault ESH for this…I mean, it just means they're growing in popularity. It just DEFINITELY takes a lot away from the experience. I also had an extra ticket and ((to my surprise)) saw a line of people waiting for extra tickets…I said to the girl "I'd like to give them my extra ticket, I won't be using it," and she shrugged and said "We'll see." …what? What are we going to see? I just kind of backed away, confused. My guess is they wanted to see if they could even fit the people who were ticketed in…despite the fact that my ticket should guarantee admission for an extra person. So yeah…it was a bit confused, but again, I don't fault ESH for it. I just think it may have gotten too big for its britches. But that might have just been cause it was The Big Lebowski? Not sure.