Karl and I recently went down to visit my niece Jody. I’d wanted and wanted to get there but with Kramer sick, I wasn’t able to. She totally understood which is one of the many things I love about her.
We had a great visit…I stopped at the cross stitch shop after the visit and then we headed towards home. On the way Karl and I started talking. I told Karl that one thing Kramer had told me on the night we burned the couch was that “he hoped I would go and and do the things I always wanted to do but didn’t because he was at work and I was waiting for him to some home so we could go together”.
Since he said that, I’ve thought, “Gee, what are those things?” Karl and I got talking about it. I said I’d like to go to a couple museums that are local like the Laura Ingalls Wilder museum in Burr Oak. We went on to mention other things. He tried to convince me that I should do brewery tastings with him. I caboshed that. Mentally we both started making a list of things we’d like to do. Then I said the one thing I know I wanted to do was see Elton John’s Rocketman Movie.
That prompted me to get out my phone and start seeing if it was playing anywhere locally. With Kramer sick, nothing like movie premieres were relevant so I had no idea how long the movie had been out or if it had come to our theater. I checked the couple theaters near us..nope. No Rocketman. Bummer. That’s when I remembered that somewhere east of our house was a theater that served pizza while you watch the movie. I asked Karl if he knew where that was…he said Waukon. I said well that has always been on my list of things to try. He said, “Check if Rocketman is there.” I did and it was. So…we started scrambling as it was only showing that night and that was it.
So we called Kelli and told her to ready to hop in the truck as we’d be there in 35 minutes and we were going to the movies.
We got to Town Theater Pizza and Pub just in time.
Here we are…You can’t tell as the picture is blurry but Kelli is holding Georgia…see?
It was great. We order a pizza and beer and went in to sit. It’s set up kind of like this…tables with chairs on one side only. It’s not big…but not cramped. There were high top tables behind us and couches with chairs to the right of us.
About half way through the movie they brought the pizza. It was great pizza. Not a piece left.
It was different but fun. I’d definitely do it again and again.
But about the movie:
Rocketman was good. I’m a big Elton John fan. I grew up loving his music. You might remember that Kelli and I went and saw him in concert. (Read about that here if you missed it) The movie is more of a musical. It tells Elton John’s story. I have to say, I feel so terrible when talented people have to go to suck bottoms in life. Here we all were enjoying the music while they were suffering. It’s sad. Anyway…I did like the movie and if you’re an Elton John fan, it’s a must see!
…and back to theater….here’s what’s coming soon.
Yep..I’d happily go see Toy Story 4.
Tickets were only $4 as we went on a Monday night….
It you live in northeast Iowa and haven’t been to see a show in Waukon at the theater, give it a try. You might like it too.