I grew up in a small town of 5,000 in Upstate New York. In a town where everyone knows your name and there wasn't a movie theater there when I was growing up. When I was in elementary school our PTO would rent movies and play them in our high school auditorium once in awhile. This was just fine with me, I knew nothing else. The closest movie theater was in the next town over. I discovered movie theaters in seventh grade when my Mom took my friend and I to see Annie. It was such a treat to go in the evening and do something with just my Mom. I remember singing Annie songs lots after this adventure, loud and clear for all to hear. Who couldn't feel better after belting out, "the sun will come out tomorrow...."? This weekend I revisited Annie while viewing a local production with my husband and two daughters. We've seen the movie several times at home but seeing it live and in the front row was fantastic. As I sat watching the girls smile, giggle, full belly laugh and enjoy drama I wonder if either of them will take this path in life. One is in middle school choir. One sings every car ride with headsets on at the top of her lungs. Both love to dance. I had another wondering about my own movie viewing life. Was Annie the movie that started my preference for movies when an underdog comes out on top? It might just might have been.