Pizza and a Movie

Blue tails whipping in the air.
Wispy souls dancing on a breeze.
Metal monsters blasting anything that moves.

Yes, I finally saw Avatar in IMAX 3D. This our second attempt to watch the James Cameron film at the IMAX theater on K Street. On our first attempt, we made the mistake of trying to purchase our tickets at the theater. This time around, we reserved our seats online.
Great Success.
IMAX Theater in Sacramento

As for the movie – it rocked as a technological tour de force. I could have used more sweeping camera movements over that alien landscape and creatures. More explosions. More close-ups on sparkly yellow eyes. Anything to dazzle my 3D spectacles. I was also expecting Ewoks and a creepy parasite to pop out of Sigourney Weaver’s chest.

No such luck.

All that “Save the World” action helped me work up an appetite.
We switched gears from out-of-this-world battle scenes to a classy, flashy bistro that could have been shot for a Federico Fellini film.


We did dinner at Hot Italian on 16th and Q Streets. Once you get past the obvious props,flares and attempts at cultivating Euro-coolness (Soccer…excuse me…Football playing on the flatscreen TVs, moped fashions hanging next to sleek black couches and Italian glossies hanging on the walls ), then you can drill down to the food.

It’s damn good.

Stella Pizza from Hot Italian
This is my Stella pizza. She’s packed with mozzarella and crescenza and topped with mushrooms and prosciutto parma. Each bite turned into a cheesy, savory party in my mouth. I also enjoyed munching on that pizza crust: flaky, buttery and leaving me wanting more.

Several menu items could be served as a pizza pie, panini, calzone or a salad. I’m intrigued that the salad option comes with the pizza crust. That may be part of my next attempt to eat healthy at Hot Italian.

We finished off the evening with scoops of vanilla and espresso gelato, melting in a bowl of hot espresso. It’s a sweet coda to our date night in Sacramento.

2 Comments so far

  1. Ryan (unregistered) on January 11th, 2010 @ 8:19 am

    Where were you able to purchase the tickets online?? I tried moviefone and a friend tried fandango with no luck.

  2. Kris (queenkv) on January 11th, 2010 @ 9:13 am

    We bought tickets from the IMAX homepage:

    (for some reason – the buy tickets link on the Avatar site keeps timing out. So, I navigated to the “buy tickets” section through the Dolphins site:

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