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March 5, 2007


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Every Saturday, LucasFilm has a free screening for a new movie opening that week. Sounds like a great benefit except for two things...
  1. The theaters that do the screenings (regular movie theaters, not owned by LucasFilm) are near Skywalker Ranch, which is north of San Francisco near San Rafael, CA. Skywalker Ranch was the original HQ for LucasFilm, but ILM, LucasArts, and Licensing have moved to the Presidio. San Rafael is about a 30 minute drive from the Presidio and it requires you to cross the Golden Gate bridge. It is always free to leave San Francisco by bridge, but you have to pay a toll on the way back...$5 for the Golden Gate Bridge.
  2. The screenings start at 9 a.m.!

This was my first time driving across the Golden Gate Bridge...very impressive. I took the photo above on my way back to San Francisco. You can see Sutro Tower in the background, the tallest structure in San Francisco.

I was reminded several times during my first week on the job of how to watch a movie screening...it is considered rude to get up when the credits start rolling. You should wait until all the credits are through to pay your respect to the people that made the movie...which I usually do anyway.

The movie screening this week was for Zodiac. It was interesting to watch because it is a true story and it takes place in and around San Francisco. I thought it was a good movie, but probably an hour too long (it is 2:40 total). It starts with a "bang" and then drags on for awhile.

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