Friday, September 2, 2011

Scott Pilgrim vs the World - A unique experience

Going to see Scott Pilgrim vs. The World for the first time in theaters was an experience I likely will never forget. I didn't know much about the film, only what friends and fans had told me about the characters and the origin of the story. Needless to say, I walked out of Scott Pilgrim (Comic) BookMark v01Image by andreyblade via Flickrthat theater a true fan. Sadly, few of us will ever get another chance to see this one on the big screen, as its initial release ended quite some time ago. However, it appears that a few of us might still be able to check this one out in theaters once in a while. How? Well, apparently the film will now be playing every month of the year at the New Beverly Cinema in LA. Of course, most of us don't live in LA, but for those that do this is pretty awesome news. After all, who wouldn't want to check out some Scott Pilgrim action from time to time?

Okay, so you could just as easily pick up the DVD or the Blu-ray and avoid the hassle. However, can you really tell me that the home theater experience is better than the actual theater experience? If you're like me, you'd never pass up the chance to see a good movie on the silver screen. Considering this particular theater is co-owned by Quentin Tarantino and Scott Pilgrim was debuted here, it's only fitting that they'd make the film a regular at the New Beverly. The plan is apparently to treat it like a cult movie, showing it regularly and inviting any fans with costumes to join in on the fun. The first airing will be September 23rd, so if you're a fan in the Los Angeles area, be sure to get ready for some fun in the near future.

Although Scott Pilgrim vs. The World wasn't exactly a box office success, it has become a very popular film among particular crowds. This is the very definition of cult status, so it's only fitting that the film should be given the cult classic treatment. Say what you will, but I think this is awesome news. I only wish more theaters across the country would join in on the fun and give the fans something to look forward to. This may be the first such attempt to make the film a regular appearance at the theaters, but over the past year there have been many re-screenings, mostly around Los Angeles and in California. Let's just hope that they'll start similar screenings all around the country, perhaps even all over the world!