Sean and I were recently out at Landmark Cinemas in Kanata to see Big Hero 6. It was a super sweet movie, surprisingly action-packed, with some awesome animation and a bunch of slick characters, including inventors\scientists (always a refreshing change from the ubiquitous princesses) who have endearingly quirky superhero alter-egos, and a snuggly inflatable robot named Baymax who steals the show and your heart.
We had a lot of fun at this movie and if you want to find out why, you can read Sean’s review here. Me? I’m not here to talk about the movie. I’m here to talk about the soda fountain.
There’s been a change at the Kanata theater since we were there last month to see Gone Girl, a big one. Now for the low, low price of twelve-freakin-bucks-and-change you can pour your own drinks! But not just any drinks! You can choose to vanilla Coke, or maybe you’re more in the mood for grape Sprite, or even (Jesus!) cherry Mr. Pibb!
Coca-Cola Freestyle is a touch-screen drink fountain that means you can have the option to over one hundred drinks and none of them are my beloved Diet Pepsi. It also means that there are long, long lines of thirsty people because though they’re fairly easy to operate, they’ll never be easy enough for old people, and there’s also an annoying browsing opportunity that newbies will take advantage of, people behind them late for their movies be damned.
Embracing the spirit of the big scary Coke robot, I opted for a cherry Sprite . Sean? Sean just had a coke.