I'm finally awake enough after Thursday night/Friday morning's adventure to post photos of it. I went to the midnight show of the new James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace, on opening day at the Monaco Theater in Huntsville! I haven't been to a midnight movie in a long time- not since Episode III of Star Wars.
The Monaco is in the new Bridge Street shopping center that just opened last year. The place is amazing- it looks like a little city with cobblestone walkways, fountains, restaurants, and lots of high end shops that I can't afford to go to...not very often, at least. :-) I took advantage of the fact that at 11pm, the place was pretty much empty, but still well-lit enough to take photos.
They've already started putting out some Christmas decorations.
The whole place is built over a man-made lake, so there are little bridges and piers scattered around.
Some of the businesses here are:
Anthropologie (I cannot afford anything in this store, even on sale)- their walls are partially planters filled with actual live plants.
The Westin hotel (not to be confused with Michael Westen).
PF Chang's. I haven't eaten here yet, but I've heard it's pretty good. I actually had dinner at Red Robin the night of the movie.
And the Apple store!