Opening Night at the Cinema - Brooklyn Pavilion Theater

Gretchen wants to see the new movie. The movie is called “Home”. It is about aliens. They come the Earth. They take over everything. A young girl saves everyone. Tonight is Friday night. It is opening night at the cinema. That’s the first night anyone can see a new movie. It is the best night to go to the cinema to watch a movie. Gretchen can’t wait!

Watching with friends

Gretchen calls her two best friends, Maria and Aaron. They are all so excited. Everyone meets at the cinema. There is a very long line. Gretchen and her friends wait in line for 20 minutes. They talk about the actors. The line moves slowly.

Finally, they get to the ticket booth. Maria pays for all three tickets. Gretchen thanks her. Aaron buys popcorn, candy, and soda. Aaron loves snacking during movies.

The three friends enter the theater. It is full. They can’t find three seats near each other. Gretchen asks some people to move over. The people are nice. So, they make room for Gretchen and her friends. Now Gretchen, Maria, and Aaron can watch together. The theatre is loud. All the people in the theater are talking. Everyone is excited.

Aaron is eating popcorn. He offers some to Gretchen. Gretchen accepts. She tastes the popcorn. It is very salty and buttery. She thinks it’s delicious, but she can’t eat a lot. The popcorn makes her feel full quickly. Aaron asks Maria if she wants popcorn, too. Maria says, “No, thanks.” Maria does want some candy though. Aaron gives her chocolate.

Previews

The lights dim. People cheer. Gretchen watches the previews. Previews introduce other movies. People watch for two minutes. Then, they decide if they like the movie. If the preview is good, you can watch the whole movie another night. Gretchen sees some preview that she likes. She will watch those movies later. Tonight she is watching “Home”.

After all the previews, the movie starts. Gretchen smiles. It was a great idea to come to opening night at the cinema!

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Questions

1. Why does Gretchen invite her friends?

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2. Why does Maria pay for the tickets?

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3. Is the movie popular? How do you know?

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Fill-in-the-Blanks: Present Simple Verbs

Gretchen __________ to see the new movie. The movie __________ called “Home”. It is about aliens. They __________ the Earth. They __________ over everything. A young girl __________ everyone. Tonight __________ Friday night. It is opening night at the cinema. That’s the first night to see the movie. It is the best night to watch a new movie. Gretchen __________ wait!

Watching with friends

Gretchen __________ her two best friends, Maria and Aaron. They __________ all so excited. Everyone __________ at the cinema. There __________ a very long line. Gretchen and her friends __________ in line for 20 minutes. They __________ about the actors. The line __________ slowly.

Finally, they __________ to the ticket booth. Maria __________ for all three tickets. Gretchen __________ her. Aaron __________ popcorn, candy, and soda. Aaron __________ snacking during movies.

The three friends __________ the theater. It is full. They __________ find three seats near each other. Gretchen __________ some people to move over. The people __________ nice. So, they __________ room for Gretchen and her friends. Now Gretchen, Maria, and Aaron __________ watch together. The theatre __________ loud. All the people in the theater are talking. Everyone __________ excited.

Aaron __________ eating popcorn. He __________ some to Gretchen. Gretchen __________. She __________ the popcorn. It is very salty and buttery. She __________ it’s delicious, but she __________ eat a lot. The popcorn __________ her feel full quickly. Aaron __________ Maria if she wants popcorn, too. Maria __________, “No, thanks.” Maria __________ want some candy though. Aaron __________ her chocolate.

Previews

The lights __________. People __________. Gretchen __________ the previews. Previews __________ other movies. People __________ for two minutes. Then, they __________ if they like the movie. If the preview __________ good, you __________ watch the whole movie another night. Gretchen __________ some preview that she __________. She will watch those movies later. Tonight she is watching “Home”.

After all the previews, the movie __________. Gretchen __________. It was a great idea to come to opening night at the cinema!

Fill-in-the-blanks: Cinema Vocabulary

Use these words in the blanks:

seatsdim
linecan’t wait
boothcinema
openingwait
popcorntheater
slowlymovie
actorstickets
previewsexcited

Gretchen wants to see the new ___________. The movie is called “Home”. It is about aliens. They come the Earth. They take over everything. A young girl saves everyone. Tonight is Friday night. It is ___________ night at the cinema. That’s the first night to see the movie. It is the best night to watch a new movie. Gretchen ___________!

Watching with friends

Gretchen calls her two best friends, Maria and Aaron. They are all so excited. Everyone meets at the cinema. There is a very long ___________. Gretchen and her friends ___________ in line for 20 minutes. They talk about the ___________. The line moves ___________. Finally, they get to the ticket ___________. Maria pays for all three ___________. Gretchen thanks her. Aaron buys ___________, candy, and soda. Aaron loves snacking during movies.

The three friends enter the ___________. It is full. They can’t find three ___________ near each other. Gretchen asks some people to move over. The people are nice. So, they make room for Gretchen and her friends. Now Gretchen, Maria, and Aaron can watch together. The theater is loud. All the people in the theater are talking. Everyone is ___________.

Aaron is eating popcorn. He offers some to Gretchen. Gretchen accepts. She tastes the popcorn. It is very salty and buttery. She thinks it’s delicious, but she can’t eat a lot. The popcorn makes her feel full quickly. Aaron asks Maria if she wants popcorn, too. Maria says, “No, thanks.” Maria does want some candy though. Aaron gives her chocolate.

Previews

The lights ___________. People cheer. Gretchen watches the ___________. Previews introduce other movies. People watch for two minutes. Then, they decide if they like the movie. If the preview is good, you can watch the whole movie another night. Gretchen sees some preview that she likes. She will watch those movies later. Tonight she is watching “Home”.

After all the previews, the movie starts. Gretchen smiles. It was a great idea to come to opening night at the ___________!