EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA


February 17, 2013

Catch a flick, or catch some shut-eye. You decide.


That land is a familiar place for middle school principal Margery Cooper in Brooklyn.

“I fall asleep a lot in the movies. I snore, and then my husband wakes me up because of the noise. I go to movies once a month, always before 7 to make sure that I’ll stay awake,” she said.

Her “Lincoln” snooze was about 10 minutes. “I planned to sleep through ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ but was surprisingly engaged,” Cooper said.

Historically speaking, she slept through “Eleni,” a 1985 adaptation of a memoir by journalist Nicholas Gage, looking back on the Civil War in Greece and a mystery over his mother’s death.

And there’s this: “I was in the front row for ‘Apocalypse Now,’” Cooper said. “The only way to survive that was to close my eyes and sleep.”

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