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Pro/con: Going to a movie on the 4th

Pro: If there is something you want to see, a weekday holiday could be just the ticket.

Con: Is it legal to not engage in water recreation on the 4th?

Pro: Theaters are air-conditioned.

Con: Hearing a certain person go on about ticket-price inflation.

Pro: Easy to rationalize going to see escapist fare at this time of year.

Con: Will interrupt your eating potato salad.

Pro: Doesn't take all day, leaving plenty of time for other activities.

Con: Getting to agreement on what to see can be a challenge.  

Has this ever happened to you?

You are on a date.

You are at a movie in a multiplex. Everything seems to be going quite well.

You excuse yourself and exit the darkened theater to visit the restroom. When you return to your seat, your date is gone.

You look and look. No luck.

What the?

You go back out to the lobby to see if your date might have gone for a drink of water or whatever while you were away.

Strike two.

But while in the lobby, you realize for the first time that the movie you have been watching is showing on two screens, side by side.

Having already looked in Theater A, you try Theater B.

Happy ending.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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