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Best Seat In The House

Pete Wright has often stated that for some movies he paid for the whole seat but only used the edge.

While some may say that a fool and his money are soon parted, would you pay extra to be able to pick your seat?

Whenever I enter a theater I have a specific section that I usually choose first. Several years ago I came across this quote regarding seats in theaters. Ever since then when I sit down I look around wondering if I have chosen wisely.

“As filmmakers, we want the audience to have the most complete experience they can. For example, I interviewed Stanley Kubrick years ago around the time of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’ I was going to see the film that night in London, and he insisted I sit in one of four seats in the theater for the best view or not watch the film.” – Michael Mann

Sometimes the best seat in the house is not about where you sit, but your state of mind.