The King's Speech was every bit as wonderful as I expected and the cinema was packed.
People applauded at the end, which always seems slightly odd after a film.
I can just about remember when they used to play the National Anthem as people scuffled out of their seats to go home. (There was always a rush to get out the door before it began.)
For once, it would have seemed entirely appropriate to stand for two brilliant performances by Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush.