Last week I wrote a short news story that combined by favorite subject, movies, with one of my least favorite subjects, rodents. And I am still torn.
The closed theaters and snack bar at the Century Stadium 14 soon were up and running again, after being re-inspected. The county returned again Wednesday to make sure things remained up to snuff.
But as I said, I am torn. Having worked in food service in my youth, I know it takes constant vigilance to keep pests out, and that it's naive to think a place where customers routinely leave sodas, popcorn and candy on the floor wouldn't attract elements even less desirable than people who talk on cell phones during movies.
I just wish I had never seen behind this particular curtain. The Century Stadium 14 is one of my favorite places to see a movie in the Sacramento area. I especially love the smaller theaters, where the screens are big and the sound terrific.
Indeed, my love for these theaters is so great that I think it outweighs the creep-out factor. So ... I will heed the judgment of county inspectors and head back to the Century Stadium 14.
I just won't be wearing my flip-flops.