So I've gone from 3 first-run theaters to 2, and I was shocked to discover that one of those theaters was showing Hero. (You may recall I loved the movie when I saw it Labor Day weekend.) I couldn't pass up the chance to show the movie off to the parental units, so I invited them out tonight for dinner and a movie. We went to the 5pm showing and then I took them out for dinner at the Bamboo Grill, a nice Chinese restaurant in downtown Troy. The movie was, once again, stunning and even the folks were impressed. A bit confused, maybe, but they agreed with me that the movie was visually impressive. The meal was wonderful. We had crab rangoon then shared chicken w/ garlic sauce, General Tso's (one of the few restaurants in the area that don't use breaded/battered chicken for this), and Kung Pao chicken. Yeah, so we like chicken... And best of all, I've got about 4 more meals out of the leftovers.
The entire evening cost under $50, which is pretty good entertainment and lots of bonus daughter points (sorry Amy!)