Do They Go to the Movies in South Africa?

It always amused me, back in the days when I was an exchange student in the Deep South of America, when my friends would ask me things like “Do they have electricity in Germany?” and “Do you have movie theaters like we do?” No kidding, I got these questions daily. (I also got caned with a paddle for being tardy to homeroom three times, which just goes to show you how deep in the Deep South I was.)

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So I’m very happy to assure you that not only do they have movie theaters in South Africa, we are so civilized here that we even sometimes get to see a new movie before it is released in the United States. Imagine that!

This was the case for the movie Thor, which I believe doesn’t open in the U.S. until May 6th. I had the privilege of attending a pre-release screening for it in Johannesburg about two weeks ago, in exchange for writing a review.

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