Thursday, July 26, 2012

Labbit At The Movies

"Hey cat, wanna go see a movie?" - Warren "Naw, there's this cool bug on the floor here." - cat
Last week, Uncle Warren, the Chief Warren Labbit, noticed the upcoming movie listings for the Bellows Falls Opera House on the fridge. Every Wednesday, the theater in town plays classic movies, and July's theme is Classic B&W comedies. Of particular interest to Warren was the movie Harvey, a 1950 film adaptation of the play Harvey by Mary Chase.

Harvey stars James Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd, a friendly, simple man who happens to have an invisible six foot, three and one half inch white rabbit named Harvey for a best friend. Elwood and Harvey seem to live well enough with his sister and niece, but when his niece begins to lose possible suitors because of Elwood's...eccentricities, the family decides it's time for Elwood to be committed to a sanatorium. And...hilarity ensues!

Warren had asked the cat to join him, but she's more interested in the bugs on the kitchen floor. Plus, she doesn't like her tail getting stepped on when she goes out. Happens every time, clumsy humans!

No biggie. Warren hopped down to the theater himself, since he happened to have one free pass to Classic Movie Night.

He stopped to admire the movie poster outside. My, what handsome ears Harvey has!

Warren hung out in the lobby with his movie pass.  He's glad he's not an invisible labbit. He got many smiles and hellos as people passed him by.

Before the theater filled up too much, Warren exchanged his pass for a ticket and headed into the theater. He's trying to watch his labbity figure, so he passed on the movie popcorn this time.

Oh good! There are quite a few good seats left. Warren hates sitting too far in front, 'cause it hurts his neck to have to look up. He stopped to pose for this photo while the screen was showing the movie goers a picture of the Opera House from the outside...just in case they thought they were going to the hardware store and didn't know they were in the wrong place.

Score! A seat in the middle, underneath the balcony. These chairs are comfy, and Warren settled in nicely for the movie.

Warren enjoyed the movie and had a nice evening out. He hopped home in the dark, thinking over some of the wisdom in the film:

Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, "In this world, Elwood, you must be" – she always called me Elwood – "In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant." Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.
James Stewart, as Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey 


  1. The theater here is doing "Harvey" as their straight play next summer! (Straight play as opposed to musical play). I'm glad Warren enjoyed the movie, even if he did end up sitting next to a rather strange looking young man :P

    1. I believe that strange young man is Warren's 6' human friend named Nicholas.

  2. I've never seen such a big labbit before! That's awesome!

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