It was great fun to see "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" on the big screen. The live music score was excellent and matched John Barrymore's performance very well. Unfortunately that parking garage across the street from the Strand that was free on the weekends and after 5pm is no longer free! I found out as I tried to exit. It cost $6, but I don't know if that's the "all day" price or if it was because I wasn't there for too long, since I couldn't stay for the dinner afterwards. I wanted to let people know because it had been such a convenient place to park for past events, but now they're charging like everyone else. I didn't want anyone else to be caught off-guard.
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The woman taking the tickets (and MONEY!) said something about them adding new lighting to the garage and I guess this is their way to pay for it. I wasn't listening too closely as I was trying to fight off a migraine. The live score was so good and it was fun to see this on the big screen. I'd seen it once before while living in Chicago. They included a very funny Laurel and Hardy short involving ghosts. It was at the Biograph Theatre, also known locally as "the Dillinger Theatre" since that's where he was shot in the alleyway after seeing Manhattan Melodrama.
I'm glad you wrote this, Ben — I thought I was going crazy. I know I parked in the same garage last year and it was free then. Oh well. Sometimes things are too good to (remain) true.
Thankfully, seeing the movie on the big screen with live music made that surprise not sting as much!