From Mary Burgan. Email her at [email protected].
Valentine’s Day is two days away. What to do? It’s never too late to plan a date to the movies, especially one with the right theme: romance and an incredible kiss.
The way to go on Valentine’s Day is to the movies! You can take your poopsie to The AFI theater on Colesville Road in Silver Spring to see one of their “Screen Valentines,” great romance movies from the past.
I took a look at the list of titles we’ve already missed and The Awful Truth with Carey Grant and Irene Dunne played this last weekend (February 3-5). But you can still catch The African Queen, coming up (February 10-13). Tickets are a dollar or two cheaper than those at a Cineplex.
You can find some of the great movie great kisses of all time online. For example, check out the Los Angeles Times Magazines’s “50 Classic Movie Kisses” or see video clips on squidoo of “The Best Movie Kisses of All Time.”
I don’t see too many movies at the mall that seem like heart thrillers — they are mostly guns and no roses. So, how about a cozy dinner at home with a movie kiss, and then…
With so many choices now through on-demand options and Netflix movies you can download from home, you’ve still got time to plan for the right movie. For example, See Notorious to see how director Alfred for Hitchcock found a way to avoid the censors by staging a three-minute kiss between Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman. There are also great kisses in Some Like It Hot, The Year of Living Dangerously and Dirty Dancing.
Or you could think of your own favorites. Then buy a bag of Hershey’s chocolate kisses and a bottle of Champagne, and settle in for some watching and smooching.