Not long ago, I wrote about how we like to enjoy a leisurely Saturday breakfast at one of our favorite diners before catching a morning movie.
Why Saturday morning movies?
One oddity of New York City is that most cinemas do not have standard matinee pricing every day. But on Friday/Saturday/Sunday, movies that start before noon in many theaters are half the usual price of $14 to $17.
Since Scott and I firmly believe that a $7 or $8 film is always better than one that costs twice as much, we see most new films at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. We started these morning dates when we lived in the East Village, a routine that has carried over to the diners and movie theaters of our Yorkville/Upper East Side 'hood.
Unless you're seeing a major blockbuster, it's not crowded at 10 a.m., so you don't have to arrive super-early to find two seats together.
Added bonus - since morning is apparently not prime time for concession sales - no one notices or calls you out for carrying in your own coffee.