Good time/day of week to see movies?

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  1. Steve Russell

    Steve Russell Stunt Coordinator

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    Is anyone aware of a time of day or day of the week that is child/teenager free? I went to see The Others for a second time hoping to be able to pay attention to some of the minute details. Boy was I wrong. I ended up with teenagers on either side of me(I am in my mid-thirties) and they were talking/laughing through the whole thing. Why do people go to movies if they have no intention of watching/paying attention to the movie? On one side of me were two teenage girls. One was describing the happenings scene by scene to her friend. If she had shut the hell up her friend wouldn't have needed the play by play. I don't know what the others were eating but it sounded like they were wrapping christmas presents. I kept telling them to be quiet and they looked at me like I was speaking ancient greek or something. Why do a lot of teenagers today(not all I realize) have no respect for other people when they are in public. I guess I will be looking for a theater that the kids do not frequent.
     
  2. Thi Them

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    The first showing on Mondays-Thursdays is good.
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  3. Jason Whyte

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    Thi is right -- here, friday nights, all day saturday, sunday matinees and cheap tuesday nights are the ones to avoid. I now do all my film viewing sunday and monday and have little if any problems. The nights to avoid also have the most projection problems (misframed, out of focus, lights still fully up)...at least the ones I've been to.
    It also depends on what the theater is -- the "cooler" and more "hip" theater you get, the worse the audiences will be. The oogaplex Silvercity Tillicum has had bad audiences pretty much every night of the week that I've went there. At the other end of the spectrum, there have been some truly awful audiences at the local budget theater here, too.
    Oddly enough, I've found that advance screening audiences to be the most well behaved capacity audiences I've come across. Every now and then you'll have a bad apple (this one guy walks in twenty minutes late to a screening of "Osmosis Jones" and stands at the entrance yelling "JENNY! WHERE ARE YOU JENNY!" (pause) "JENNY!" About three more "JENNY's" caused a "Just find a seat and sit down!" and a light applause), but the audience feels "invited" to a special advance screening and thusly keep quiet and watch the film.
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  4. Tim Hoover

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    When I lived in the Dallas area, I would slip into the Grapevine Mills AMC 30 at around 2 pm on a Wednesday afternoon. Most of the time, I was the only customer in the whole building!
    Avoiding teenagers is simple, just go to the theater while they are still in school.
     
  5. Nate Anderson

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    Eh...actually, I skipped school to go to the movies...
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    Just go to the most expensive theater your town has. High ticket prices keeps kids away.
     
  9. Jason Whyte

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    No it doesn't, and it's not just kids.
    The Silvercity Tillicum (aka the Ooogaplex of the Googaplex) gets bad audiences left, right and center. Almost EVERY film I have seen there, there's been some chowderheads in the audience ruining the film for me.
    And how much does it cost to get in at nights? $12.75! [​IMG]
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  10. george kaplan

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    "Why do a lot of teenagers today have no respect for other people when they are in public?" - Adam, speaking to Eve around the time Cain & Abel were teenagers.
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    First show of the day. Especially on a weekday.
     

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