The Christmas/New Year holiday is becoming a regular time for us to visit the moving picture palace. So it was that today, the Silver Vixen and Gorse took their carriage to Angmering to collect Urban-cub and then headed west to Chichester. There, after a quick lunch at Nando's, we settled down to watch the first instalment of Mr Peter Jackson's latest epic from the pen of Professor J.R.R. Tolkein.
Like the earlier offering, Lord of the Rings, this was a film made on a vast scale with the stunning backdrop of New Zealand as Middle Earth. The story was well crafted and closely followed the book. It will be interesting to see when the next instalment of the tale is released.
It was amusing, looking round the full cinema, to see that most of the patrons were closer to our age, than that of Urban-cub, reflecting one would guess the popularity of the books back in the 1960s and 1970s.