Biking and Star Wars

Thursday, May 19, 2005, at 12:25PM

By Eric Richardson

It's Metro's Bike to Work Day, so that's what I did. Well, ok, I did it 'cause that's what I do every day, but it still counts. And JPL was having a Bike to Work event too, so I ended up with a $20 gift certificate to Pasadena Cyclery and a Metro-branded patch kit.

This morning didn't begin cycling, though. Instead I threw my bike into the back of Kathy's Explorer and we headed to Hollywood, catching the 6:30am showing of Episode III at the Arclight's Cinerama Dome. Reserved seating meant we left Downtown at 6 and had plenty of time to spare once in the theater. They installed digital projectors in the Dome for this movie, so the best movie-watching experience in LA is now even a bit better. And off-peak tickets (6:30am is definitely off-peak) are only $11. And yes, I liked the movie. I didn't see Ep. 1, and I thought Ep. 2 was ok, but I thought 3 was very good.