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The most you've ever seen a movie in theaters

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by JustinT, Aug 30, 2001.

  1. JustinT

    JustinT Well-Known Member

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    Whats the most number of times you've seen one movie in the theaters?
    I saw The Fifth Element 5 times in theaters. A month or so after release it made its way to our local dollar theater, so I just kept going with people who hadn't seen it.
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  2. Steve Christou

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    Back in the 1970's I was used to seeing the same movie again and again in theaters, saw 'Enter the Dragon' about 20 times, 'Jaws' and 'Star Wars' about 10 times each.
    Recent years I see a film once than wait for the DVD.
     
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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit? 7 times
     
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    I have this problem where I'll see a movie and if it's good, insist on taking everyone I know to see it. But I can never get everyone together at once so I'll routinly see a movie 3 or 4 times in theater, sometimes more. These are a few recent ones I can think of that I saw quite a few times.
    Star Wars Trilogy: SE - 8 times each
    The Matrix - 6
    Gladiator - 5
    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon - 5
    Go! - 3 times in one week. Saturday, sunday and then saturday the next weekend.
     
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    I saw Return of the Jedi(original release) 3 times.
    I saw E.T. 3 times.
    I saw Jurassic Park 8 times.
    I saw Titanic 5 times.
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    Though (obviously) not in the same theatrical run, I've seen Orson Welles' Touch of Evil 5 times in commercial theatres.
    I've seen it theatrically in every conceivable length, the recent 111 minute version, the previous 108 minute one, and the truncated, barely-makes-sense-anymore 95 minute cut. The last one pissed me off at the time, but now it's neat to say that I've seen what most viewers had to endure back in 1958. It's no wonder it wasn't a big hit at the time.
    I don't think there are any films I've seem theatrically more than 5 times.
     
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    It was definitely Star Wars in the original 1977 run. I don't remember how many times we saw it, but it was a lot that summer.
    Actually, now that I think about it, I take that back. It was probably Rocky Horror, which I went to with various friends a lot for a while. Seeing it with a live audience was pretty hilarious.
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    Jurassic Park was the big winner for me. It is by no means my own favorite movie, although it's up there. But it seems like I kept having friends who wanted to see it with me. That happenned 3-4 times, and I *never* see a film more than once in a theatre! Not because I don't want to; I just never have had get-out time to get to theatres with friends, nor do I like to go alone (I don't like to eat out alone either; I'm funny that way).
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    I saw the original Star Wars 10 times.
    The most obsessed that I have been for a movie would have to be Under Siege. I watched that movie six times in the first seven days of release (I worked at the theater).
     
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    Star Wars is probably first for me. I know I saw it 5+ times in theaters during it's initial release and re-release plus 2 times at drive-ins and again during the Special Edition release. Maybe 8-10 times total.
    Second place would be Batman. I think I saw that 5 times in theaters.
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    I saw Raiders of the Lost Ark 13 times. I couldn't get enough of this movie. Unfortunately, all the sequels were such disappointments to me. Can't wait for this one to get released on DVD.
     
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    I saw The Phantom Menace at least 10 times during the summer of 1999.
     
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    As a lad I saw Star Wars at least 23 times in the theaters. My brother and I actually lost count. Between '77 and '80 saw it over twenty times, that's for sure. If it was 23 or 28, can't be sure anymore.
    More recently, I saw Rushmore six times, and Memento five (so far).
     
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    Star Wars in 1977. 10-15 times. It was the thing to do that summer! [​IMG]
     
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    I went to see a matinee double bill of Manchurian Candidate and Touch of Evil at my local repertory cinema, and liked both so much, that I staid for the secoins showing of each... and the seats weren't comfortable.... its the oldest cinema in London, and hasnt seen much refurbishment!
    Other than that.... Fight Club 5 times... including 2 showings in one day!
     
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    Grease ... 12 times
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    Wizards. It played one weekend when I was a freshman in college and I saw it 3 times Friday, 3 times Saturday and 2 times Sunday (i.e., every time it played).
    A friend of mine was far worse. She was so thrilled by Rocky she literally dropped out of college to go watch it all day. Can we say issues? I have no idea how many times she saw it but it must have been over 200.
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    The Phantom Menace 5 times.
    I'll break that record when Fellowship of the Ring comes out this December. Easily.
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    The Empire Strikes Back.
    Between the summer of 1980 and it's rereleases I'm not sure how many times I've seen it. I would say at least ten times.
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