Cinema Experience – ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

Yesterday my parents and I went to see ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ on the big screen at Showcase Cinemas in Nantgarw. Now I know what you’re thinking! Didn’t I see this film on the big screen in 2016? Yes I did. But still! It’s Christmas and it’s a rare opportunity to see ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ on the big screen.

I enjoyed seeing this movie again at the cinema. My parents were glad that I suggested seeing it on the day. I’ve reviewed ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ already, so you check out my thoughts on it in the link above. What I’m sharing isn’t a review. This is a few thoughts on how I found seeing the movie again.

There were a number of people in the screen room we were in to watch the film. My parents and I were surprised. It wasn’t crowded as last year when we saw the movie on the big screen. But we were expecting it to be just us three. Seeing this movie was another ‘wonderful’ experience for us.

The only downside was that the heating inside the cinema ‘screen’ we were in wasn’t working. So there we were donned with our coats, woolly hats and scarves! It certainly helped to add to the Christmassy feel of the movie when the cold wintry scenes came up! But I would have preferred the central heating to be working to keep us all cosy and warm!!!

But saying that, it didn’t spoil my parents and I enjoying ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ at the cinema. It was lovely to see James Stewart and Donna Reed in the film. The film still had me in tears by the time we came to the end, especially with George Bailey praying to God and all of George’s friends at the end.

Watching ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ again at the cinema has made me reflect on my own life and how things have turned out for me in 2017. We don’t realise how important we are to everyone in our lives. I’ve found out that I’ve done so much in my life that’s affected so many people I encountered.

It’s easy to forget the good things we’ve done in our lives as we sometimes get overwhelmed by the bad. That’s the message that’s being delivered in George Bailey’s story in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. In the movie, it’s important to never forget how much good we can be to people despite the bad stuff.

I know I’ve made mistakes in my life and done things that I wish I could rewind the clock and correct. But it’s important to never forget how appreciated you are. I’ve discovered for myself that I’m appreciated for who I am and what I can do. Not just on my blog, but also with general things in life.

So for this Christmas, when you think that you’re unappreciated and have dark moments in life, remember to never think like that. You’ve been made to be someone special. I know that because as a Christian, I believe God has made me special. And he can make you special too in whatever you do.

Don’t be discouraged when you think or feel that you’re not worth anything, because you are. I know I’ve felt like that at times. But the important thing is remain strong and believe that you can do good in your life as well as for others. ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ is a good Christmas movie to tell us that.

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

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