Cineplex Manager: What the hell is wrong with you?
Enid : What? I was just joking around with the customers. It's my schtick.
Cineplex Manager : Well, lose it! And why aren't you pushing the larger sizes? Didn't you get training about upsizing?
Enid : Yeah. But I feel really weird. It's pretty sleazy.
Cineplex Manager : It's not OPTIONAL!
[he leaves her]
Enid : [rolls her eyes] Jesus.
[a customer comes up to the counter]
Soda Customer : Hi, can I get a medium 7-Up?
Enid : Medium? Why sir, do you not know that for a mere 25 cents more you can purchase a large beverage? And you know, I'm only telling because we're such good friends, medium is really only for suckers who don't know the concept of value.
— Ghost World, 2001
Ohmygod. The film version of Ghost World celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Yeah, I'll just give you a second to feel really weird and old about that, like I feel right now. When Fanta Marketing Director Mike Baehr and I first moved to Seattle in 2001, we immediately went to the now-defunct Neptune Theatre to see this film before we even unpacked the moving truck!
Fantagraphics is teaming up with Reading Cinemas and the San Diego Film Critics Society to present a special 10th Anniversary screening of Ghost World at the Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15 on Saturday, July 23 at 9:00 PM, in glorious 35mm! Thank you, Scott!
Admission is only $5 lousy bucks, and there will be a post-screening Q&A and discussion after the film!
Update: OHMYGOD, and did I mention actress THORA BIRCH will be there?! Yes!!! Let's ask her for the behind-the-scenes scoop on Dan! Trust me people, you're gonna want to get your tickets early… This WILL sell out.