Fun Fact: Movies Exist in Theaters After Opening Weekend

Tonight I went to see Ant-Man and the Wasp. On a Tuesday. Two days after opening weekend.

Who knew?

For the last 15 years or so, I’ve based my movie-watching preferences on the assumption that movies were only available in the theater on the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Then they vanish.

I’ve spent months getting excited about these movies, often buying tickets weeks in advance for afternoon shows so they won’t be too crowded…and all this time I could have simply waited another day or two? Really?

This. Changes. Everything.

(In case you think this is some kind of commentary on the movie industry, it’s not. I’m just poking fun at myself because of my movie-watching habits. I really should learn to be more patient. The world didn’t end because I waited a few extra days to see Ant-Man, which was, by the way, a delightful romp.)

Have you ever seen a movie in the theater not on opening weekend?