He arrives 30 minutes in advance, picking up the two reserved tickets. Should he get some popcorn too? Or some chocolate? Nervously waiting outside on the street, in front of the advertising, he alternately starts checking his watch and smartphone, until he realises that a group of grimly looking young men is staring at him. He tries to smile at them and never felt that foolish before.
Then, all of a sudden, she appears, self-confidently walking across the hooting men. “Oh, the charming atmosphere of Munich’s central station area”, she giggles. “Do they have popcorn at least?”
“Of course! By the way, this is one of the oldest cinemas in Munich! It opened in 1907!” – Great, now he’s teaching her history facts. Can it get any worse?
“Really? I love the silent movies from that period!” – Probably the reason why she suggested to see the new episode of The Little Hobbit. Her cheeks turn into a rosy blush.
Entering the intimate cinema, she’s surprised by the lovely vintage charm of it. Sinking into the velvety chairs, crunching their sweets, they both start to relax. Silently smiling at each other, the lights turn off…
Afterwards, stepping out on the street, all the awkwardness of the first minutes is gone. “What about a drink at Café Kosmos? It’s right across the street, you’ll certainly like it!”, he says and puts his arm around her. And passing the now applauding group of young men, they both burst into laughter.