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What it's like to see a movie at the Motion Picture Association of America's theater.
I saw "Identity Thief" last night without paying for it, courtesy of an invitation from Comcast PR to a screening at the MPAA's downtown offices. Some details about the experience:
* The MPAA's theater only has 70 seats, by my count.
* They are quite comfortably padded.
* There is no chewing gum stuck to the floors or anywhere else.
* You don't have to sit through any ads or trailers; the movie just starts.
* The popcorn is free.
* You may not need it, since screenings are customarily preceded by a cocktail hour (last night's red wine came from Francis Ford Coppola's vineyard) and a buffet dinner.
(See also this L.A. Times piece from 2007: http://articles.latimes.com/2007/dec/31/business/fi-mpaa31)