Ironwood Movie Theater

After a hard day of skiing at ABR, you might want to head out to the local, high-tech movie theater in Ironwood, MI to watch a recent release.  Back in the old days when Frank and I used to rocket off to Ironwood every other weekend throughout November and December, we used to top off our 4 hour skiing day with a flick or two.  Now, my memory might be fuzzy, but I seem to remember that we hit the Ironwood theater to watch "The Fellowship of the Ring" when it first got released.  The reason I remember this is because Frank had already seen it once, and he took to screaming out "YE shall not pass!" at any time that it was appropriate (or inappropriate...the key was that he was yelling it a lot).  And not only did he just yell it, he emphasized the "YE" and extended it, so it was like "YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE shall not pass!"

Well, after listening to this for about two weeks, we excitedly went to the movie theater to watch LOTR: FOTR (that stands for "The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring") for the second time.  As the movie progressed to the point where Gandalf had his huge showdown with the Balrog on the bridge of Khazad-Dum, I could tell Frank was getting pretty excited that the "YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Shall not PASSS!" line was about to happen.

The Balrog appeared...

There was a ball of flame...

Gandalf stepped forward and said...

"YOU shall not pass!"

"What?" Frank said disgustedly, shocked to come face to face with the fact that he had been loudly misquoting the film for a week.  Then after thinking about it for a second, he shrugged and said, "he should have said 'ye.'"

I happen to agree with him.

Anyway, here's the scene in case you have forgotten it.  I scoured Youtube for the "You Shall Pass--Obi Wan Kenobi" parody but couldn't find it (it would have been a pleasant surprise for Jeff...oh well).

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