Okay, I will admit it. I've been obsessed with movies all of my life. I desperately enjoy the big screen, the sound effects and the feeling that for a short while, I can lose myself in the fantasy flickering in front of me. Little did I know that on a lazy Saturday morning, I would be pulled in a new direction.
I mapped out this area and found that it was only 2 1/2 hours away from the Bronx. The wife thought I was nuts because of the sudden need I had to visit Connecticut but I stressed on how much fun the kids would have in a place like this (I was kind of referring to myself also when I said "kids" but I think she knew that). I figured the best way to enjoy this extravaganza was to drive up there and stay at a hotel for a few days. Yes, I felt like it would be that much fun. Sort of like a mini-Disney World.
After driving us non-stop to Connecticut, we finally got to the quaint little hotel we had booked. It seemed really nice but I was too distracted to pay attention to its charm. We put our things away in the room and then hoped back into the car. We quickly drove to the Foxwood Casino, which was about a mile away.
Don't get me wrong. I really liked the motion chairs but the most exciting part of the experience wound up being the anticipation I felt about what I might find in Cinetropolis. Seems that the IWERKS company had invested mega bucks in putting the center together but then found it was a great deal of trouble to keep up with the dream that they had envisioned with only the 1990's electronics. This place was ahead of its time and could not draw the interests of the public. The Foxwoods Cinetropolis IWERKS Theater closed down by 2002, as did it's sister complex in Japan.
This now brings me to my new obsession. It seems that the experience of Cinetropolis has finally come of age.
To be continued....