Let me take a minute to state the extremely obvious. Covid has put a damper on many pleasures we used to have in life, a big one is enjoying live music. And another is going to the movies.

I suppose they could seat people socially distanced but who wants to sit and watch a movie with a mask on the entire time. How would we eat popcorn or Sour Patch Kids?! Come on!

Oneil Cinemas on Calef Highway in Epping have been doing something pretty awesome and Covid friendly.

According to their Facebook they just decided to extend it. You can rent an entire theater for a private showing with your friends. All the rental durations are for 2.5 hours and you can invite up to 25 people for $150. ($6 for each addition person) I AM HERE FOR THIS!  What an awesome way to support a local business while still following Covid guidelines.

I do have a few questions. If all my guests are over 21, can we bring cocktails? (I think I know the answer but it never hurts to ask) Also is there an option to hook up a gaming console and play video games for your allotted 2.5 hours? Steven would be all over that.

I would feel so fancy if me and my friends had an entire theater to ourselves. I would make everyone dress up and pretend it was a red carpet event! What movie would you want to have a private screening of with your friends? I couldn't pick just one so here are my top 8 choices:

  • Titanic (except this is longer than the allotted 2.5 hours so maybe just the first half? We all know how it ends anyway)
  • Clueless
  • Mean Girls
  • Sex and the City (the first movie. Duh)
  • Pitch Perfect 1
  • The Notebook
  • Billy Madison
  • Scream

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