If you had told me two years ago, I would be celebrating a simple trip the movie theater, I would never have believed you.
Highlighting the movie itself, yes.
But the actual theater experience? No way.
Here we are, though, a full sixteen months after the pandemic started, again in the US, averaging over 35,000 cover cases per week, so a trip out is a big deal.
At least to me.
So let’s talk about it.
The Theater Experience
The Movie Black Widow
Black Widow was released on July 9, so, no, I did not want to immediately see it. I also thought it best to wait for a weeknight, hoping the theater would be less crowded.
So what’s it about? Scarlett Johansson stars as Natasha Romanoff AKA Black Widow and must confront her past in this action/thriller.
I loved how we got to know how she was raised and her sister, Yelena Belova. Honestly, I thought she stole the show.
There were plenty of action scenes, including a car chase, but the best part was Black Widow was full of basically person versus person battles. It gave a different feel than your typical Marvel film.
What Protections Did I Take?
Having multiple sclerosis (MS), I always have to be extra cautious. Although I am fully vaccinated, I did wear my mask when entering the theater, purchasing concessions and all the way up until the previews were rolling, and everyone was visibly seated.
I also specifically selected a smaller theater which includes recliner chairs with no one seated beside me. There was always at least six feet between me and other people.
Lastly, I made sure to wear my mask when exiting the theater and was fortunate to be part of the final group leaving, with no new movies showing at that time, so I did not really have to be around many people.
Being a huge Marvel fan, I know Black Widow will always have a special place in my heart, because it will always be remembered as the first movie I saw during the pandemic.
Next week, I think I will be too preoccupied with the Olympics to worry too much about new releases!