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The 300 Week 6: Old School and Indie Cred

February 14, 2018 1 min read

Welcome back yet again to The 300, a weekly feature chronicling my attempt to see 300 movies on the big screen in 2018. I'll be watching new releases, classics, and hidden gems to explore the wide world of cinema. Hopefully you'll find something to enjoy here as well.

As always, there are three rules for The 300:

  • The movie must be at least 40 minutes long, meeting the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' definition of a feature film.
  • I must watch the movie at a movie theater, screening room, or outdoor screening venue.
  • While I can watch movies I've seen before 2018, I cannot count repeated viewings of the same film in 2018 multiple times.

Looked over some of my numbers and apparently I sure love Metrograph. This fancypants indie theater in the Lower East Side has excellent programming, solid food, coffee, tea, booze, and free Wi-Fi. Of the 47 feature films I've seen thus far, 18 have been at Metrograph. Assuming this feature continues through the year without a snag, I wonder if I'll hit triple digits at Metrograph alone... and if they'll force me to sign a lease.

On the opposite side of things, I will not be going to the Alamo Drafthouse again until Tim and Karrie League step down. Splinter ran a feature last week about all of the Drafthouse's issues with sexual assault and harassment. While the local franchise owners seem like good people, change at the top needs to happen before I go back again.

And so, onward.

The 300 Week 6: Old School and Indie Cred screenshot