May 15, 2023

A New Life Awaits You In The Off-World Colonies

Blade Runner
Mahoning Drive-In Theater - Lehighton, PA
This weekend of science fiction classics at the Mahoning capped off with one of the greatest movies ever made, the 1982 Ridley Scott classic Blade Runner.  It premiered in theaters less than a week before my second birthday, so I wasn't able to see it during its original theatrical run.  It was one of the many movies that I got to see for the first time on VHS when I worked for Blowout Video as a teenager.  It blew me away then, and seeing a 35mm print on the big screen had the same effect on me 25 years later.

The poster for this show was designed by artist Tom BiFulco.  I've limited myself to the number of posters that I'm going to get this year, but I couldn't pass this one up.

Little Harvey came with us last night, and as always, he was a very good boy.  I took this yesterday before showtime with him was sitting on my lap while the sun was setting behind the screen, and it's one of my favorite photos of him.

This line by Roy Batty at the end of the movie has haunted me since I first saw this film.  So many people and places and moments exist today only as memories.  My memory is pretty terrible.  It always has been, and I can't imagine how many moments have been lost that I don't even remember enough about to miss them.  I try to preserve some of the happy memories on here, but other than that, there's not a lot that can really be done about it except to live my life in the moment and make it the best moment that I can.