On Valentine’s Day, when I published my review of The Story of Us, I published my 150th post! Because I’ve been busy with blog related matters lately, I wasn’t able to talk about this accomplishment as soon as I had wanted to. During that time, I had given some thought as to how I was going to celebrate this special occasion. Recently, I came across a video on Youtube called “My Bookish Bucket List”. The creator of this video, a dash of ash, talks about the book related things that she’d like to do in her lifetime. This got me thinking about the movie related things that I would like to do. So, I’ve decided to make a movie themed bucket list! For this post, I will be talking about the movie related things that I have always wanted to do! I have never talked these things before, so this list will, hopefully, be an exciting read for my readers and followers. Since a dash of ash discussed eight items on her bucket list, my list will feature five items. In honor of publishing 150 posts, let’s start talking about my movie themed bucket list!
- For my blog to make a difference
One of my favorite quotes is from the book, Wonder, when Auggie says “Everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their life because we all overcometh the world”. While I have brought this quote up on more than one occasion, it has become an important part of 18 Cinema Lane’s identity. Whether it’s a movie review or a movie news story, I try my best to give the people, things, or topics that I care about the “standing ovation” that I feel they deserve. However, there’s only so much I can do as an independent blogger. For instance, I said last December in a post called “A Movie Blogger’s Christmas Wish-List” that I would really like to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Hallmark Hall of Fame team up to create a Christmas movie musical that features and weaves Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s music in the story. But all I can realistically do is talk about my thoughts and opinions. If Hallmark were to make this movie a reality, I would feel like 18 Cinema Lane did its job. It would mean that what I had to say truly helped someone or something receive the “standing ovation” that they had probably worked very hard to earn.
- One of my favorite books becoming a movie
Speaking of Wonder, I was so excited when this book became a movie! However, this was the most recent time when one of my favorites books was adapted into a film. Also, Wonder was a popular story before the film’s release, so that factor helped it become a theatrical movie. There are several books that I love which I think would make great movies! One of these books is The Christmas Child by Linda Goodnight. In my post called “I completed my Small Challenge for The Blog Complainer’s Appreciation Award!”, I talked about how much I loved this book. I also said that this particular story would work well as either a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries film or a Hallmark Hall of Fame film. If this book did become a movie, I would be really happy and excited to see the project!
- Go to Planet Hollywood
I’ve always loved the idea of a movie themed restaurant! So, when I learned about Planet Hollywood, I knew that I had to go there one day! Seeing the various movie artifacts displayed throughout the facility is something I look forward to. It would also be interesting to see if the meals are named after well-known films. Someday, when I do go to Planet Hollywood, one of the first things I’ll do is get a Planet Hollywood t-shirt!
- Have a sleepover at a movie theater
Several years ago, I heard of a contest where the grand prize was a sleepover at a movie theater. Ever since then, I’ve always loved this idea! Bringing some friends along to spend the night at the cinema (in the literal sleepover sense) sounds like so much fun! Because there are several key parts that make up a movie theater, different activities could revolve around them. An example is a scavenger hunt to highlight the importance of these areas. It would also be interesting to learn more about movie theaters while spending more than a few hours in one. I think this would be such a great experience to have this new adventure at the movies!
- Host and organize a movie screening fundraiser
Over the years, I’ve heard of movie screening fundraisers that have benefited various non-profit organizations. Sometimes, there are activities at these fundraisers besides the movie screening itself, such as a fancy dinner. This concept has interested me for a long time. In fact, after hearing about these fundraisers, it made me want to host one of my own someday. There are several non-profit organizations that mean a lot to me. Combining that with my love of film would a meaningful way for me to give back. I also think that this would be a good opportunity to express my creativity. There are so many theme and design ideas that I have for an event like this, so I would really like to see them come to life someday!
What do you think of my list? Which things would you put on your bucket list? Tell me in the comment section!
Have fun at the movies!
If you want to watch the video that I referenced in this post, type in “MY BOOKISH BUCKET LIST” into Youtube’s search bar or you can visit a dash of ash’s Youtube channel.