What...no midnight Matrix reloaded showing???!!!

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  1. JonathonSan

    JonathonSan Stunt Coordinator

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    I just checked the local theaters for the playtimes for Martix Reloaded expecting to see a 12:01AM showing Thursday and nothing. The earliest showtime is 10AM...what gives!?!?!?!

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  2. Jeff Kleist

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    I don't expect they'll announce midnights until about 2 weeks out
     
  3. ThomasC

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    If midnight showings don't come about when the time comes, remember: you've been waiting to see this for weeks, months, or years. You can wait 10 more hours.
     
  4. JonathonSan

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    I was able to buy tickets to LOTR:TT a month an a half in advance for the midnight showing, must not have sold too many that far out. I can wait until later that day, but there is certainly an air of excitement for the midnight showings that is not present during other showings, at least in my experiences.

    Jonathon
     
  5. ThomasC

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    The earliest showings should still have that same air of excitement...

    But I really can't see The Matrix Reloaded opening without midnight showings. I don't think you need to worry.
     
  6. Jeff Kleist

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  7. Morgan Jolley

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    If I get a job at a local movie theater, I get to see this movie the day before it comes out (it's an employee-only/test-out-the-reels showing). A few friends of mine saw TTT the day before it came out the same way.
     
  8. Dominik Droscher

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    IIRC they are planning to start the movie over the whole world exactly at the same time. Not just day, but time. Pretty interesting concept, never done before.
     
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    Totally agree with you Jeff. It's an experience unto itself, and just enhances events like these to a new level.
     
  10. Neil S. Bulk

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    Last year, Columbia would not allow a midnight screening of Spider-Man. Specifically, you weren't allowed to show the movie until 9 a.m. Perhaps Warner Bros. has a similar arrangement with this movie.

    Neil
     
  11. ThomasC

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    If so, Neil, that would contradict what they do for the LOTR movies...sorta. Maybe Warner Bros. and New Line don't have much in common other than their parent company, I don't know.
     
  12. Peter Apruzzese

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    Theatrically, Warner and New Line exist as separate companies. We send payments for their films to totally different places and have a different master license for each.
     
  13. Vickie_M

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    Well if anybody hears of a midnight showing in Chicago, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE post here. I'm staying away from the offical thread because I'm trying to avoid spoilers.

    I saw the preview once, but I haven't read any of the magazine articles or watched any of the shorts.
     
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    Absolutely. Ever since the LOTR:TTT midnight show I attended I'm hooked. Please let there be a midnight showing here in Orlando!
     
  15. Jeff Kleist

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    *Sniff* only one more Star Wars TRUE geek show left. Where else can you have people cheer instead of jeer as you lightsaber duel in the parking lot?

    I do expect any impromptu martial arts battles by people who don't know what they're doing will be stopped for safety reasons
     
  16. Morgan Jolley

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    Oh man, Episode II was the best midnight show ever. I'm not sure any movie theater was ever louder than when Yoda started to fight. The shouting, screaming, cheering....laughing....

    I hope Matrix has a midnight show, or at least that I get to see it opening day, because it looks badass.
     
  17. Tony-B

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    Well, welcome to my world!!!! My local theaters never have midnight showings. They diddn't do it for any of the LOTR movies or even Star Wars.
     
  18. Joshua_Y

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    I am all about midnight showings...their a blast! But unfortunately they didnt have one for LOTR TTT...so I went to the employee showing and I kinda doubt they will have one for MR...its always good to know people who work at theaters...

    Ep1&2 Midnight Showings were the two greatest nights of my life! [​IMG]
     
  19. Mike Graham

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    The midnight showing of Episode II was a blast (and I don't even like the Star Wars films that much)! One of the better movie going experiences of my life, the film had a ton of fancy trailers attached to it (including the Reloaded teaser) that had the crowd shouting well before the film even started.

    The laughable part was that mostly everyone there was over 16, and had every reason to be in bed at the time due to work or school in the morning, etc. but decided to come for the fun of it all anyway.

    While I hope Warner Bros. allows a midnight treatment of Reloaded, regardless I think we can all assume a fun time with Episode III in May 2005

    [​IMG]
     
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