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Old 12-25-07, 11:53 AM
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Are theaters that crowded on X-Mas Day?

I was wondering what the crowds are like on X-Mas day. me and my mom are planning to see "Juno", but I really don't want to be swarmed by mobs. Find parking and all that and wonder if I will have to wait for a table at T.G.I.F. which is opened as well.

Let me know. Thanks.
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Only jewish people go to the theaters then. That's what my jewish roommate says.
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In my town it's very crowded on X-Mas day. My advice is you should purchase ticket a day earlier. My aunt bought us tickets for the LOTR:The Return of the King on Christmas Eve so we could see it the next day.
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It's always crowded on Xmas day around here.
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The only local movie theater near where I live is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas. So no, the theater is not crowded
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The first showing of the day would probably be light but it will get crowded later in the day.
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I don't understand how it could be crowded at all. The only time I ever left the house on Christmas was go to a Magic game and that wasn't crowded.
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Generally, in my experience, movie theaters are pretty packed on X-Mas day and with good reason. Basically nothing else is open and after the morning X-Mas gathering most families don't have a lot to do so they go to the theater.

I remember a few years ago going to see Meet the Fockers on X-Mas day at like 10:30 PM and it was packed. I'll probably go check out Charlie Wilson or Sweeny Todd later today and imagine it'll be fairly busy.
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It was pretty packed the last time I went.
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They are deserted around here.
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I live in the Metro DC area. I went to see AvP #2 today at 12 noon. The theater I was in was approximately 75% full at that time (due in no small part to the anticipation level for the movie).
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They are packed in the Phoenix burbs. I worked there for 3 years. Every Christmas was extremely busy. Right up there with tentpole summer movies and Thanksgiving releases. At times, ALL of the movies would sell out. The popular ones would fill up first, followed by the "oh, I guess I sorta' wanted to see this" secondary and third choices.
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They're packed around these parts (Toronto). Because after the presents are open, there's nothing else to do.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
The only time I ever left the house on Christmas was go to a Magic game and that wasn't crowded.
was it a Quidditch match?



the parking lot was mobbed, akin to shopping before X-Mas. this is one of the largest malls in the US. 2nd to i think only Mall of America in MN. but, i bought the ticks on fandango and went into see "Juno" pretty early so got great seats. i would say by showtime the stadium style theater was close to 100%, maybe 1 or 2 seats empty at the very front. even those may have been filled.

T.G.I.F.'s wasn't too bad either. all in all even though it was mobbed, it wasn't such a bad experience as sometimes these situations can be.

and "Juno" was simply excellent. i had a smile on my face the entire movie and that hasn't happened since "Waitress" and before that i couldn't even guess.

not a bad day out i would say!
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
I don't understand how it could be crowded at all. The only time I ever left the house on Christmas was go to a Magic game and that wasn't crowded.

Wait.. the only time you've left your house on Christmas was to play Magic:TG? Man, you should get yourself a life and go to the movies. I hear there's tons of people there!

Either that or you should avoid it at all cost. There may be girls, catch coodies.

Since it's about the only thing that is open that actually uses English as the primary language, movies are crowded on Christmas.
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Originally Posted by JPRaup
Only jewish people go to the theaters then. That's what my jewish roommate says.


< Circumcised but not Jewish, and plans to hit the theater this evening.


UPDATE:

I went to a late(11:05p) show for AVP2 and it was pretty much filled up.

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in my experience, They are always packed on X-Mas day.
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PACKED in Times Square today... We went to see Juno. It was sold out so we had to buy tickets to a different movie and sneak in to see it. It worked out but we had to sit in the front row...
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We went to see Juno. The parking was full. The theater for the movie was 80-90% full.
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Christmas is kind of like Thanksgiving after about 5pm everyone is like "what the fuck do we do now?" then since nothing else is open everyone usually goes to a movie.
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Yesterday, went to see I Am Legend at the IMAX and it was packed (the movie AND the multiplex). The few times I've gone to a movie on Christmas day, it's been the same story.
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Went to National Treasure 2 yesterday at noon. Got there at about 11:30 and there wasn't anyone in the theater. Then, about 5 till, the entire place filled up. Just hoards of people. It was amazing to see.
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I used to work at a theater and Christmas day business often rivaled or passed the opening week of the summer blockbuster season. I hated working Christmas day ironically that's when the rudest and nastiest people come out.
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What about the day after Christmas?
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I went to the 9:40 PM showing of I am Legend and there were two couples with their newborn kids (in strollers) in the theater and yes, the kids were crying throughout the movie. WTF is wrong with these people. Christmas night? get a friggin babysitter or stay home!

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