My sister was running a bit late, so I bought our tickets and got a coffee while I waited. The theater was really crowded, but mostly with people going to see the new Star Wars movie and I wondered how well attended It's A Wonderful Life would be. When my sister arrived, she wanted to get some popcorn, and the line was really long, so I went ahead into our theater to make sure we got good seats. As it turned out, it's a good thing I did, because it was hard to find two seats together. By the time the movie started, the only seats not filled were the ones right in front. It was really heartening to see so many people- from all age groups- packed in to see the classic movie. Most there seemed to be like us: people who knew and loved It's A Wonderful Life, but there was a small group of teens not far from us who I think were seeing it for the first time. During certain amusing scenes, when the rest of us would laugh appreciatively and fondly, their laughter seemed surprised, if that makes sense. In any case, we all had a great time, and when the movie ended, everyone applauded enthusiastically.