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Old 03-01-24, 08:59 AM
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Re: Movie Theaters

Originally Posted by Alan Smithee
Showing the same trailer for months on end is torture and a great way to get people to hate your theater or stay away from it altogether. When I worked at Regal we ran this for a long time right before every movie, I think I can still recite it:

https://youtu.be/drAb_5J0aq4?si=Wzzf1bBotapgWW97
"Trailer"? It's just a bump right before the movie started that most chains would have in one form or another. Reminder to play nice and there are concessions.
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Re: Movie Theaters

Originally Posted by TomOpus
"Trailer"? It's just a bump right before the movie started that most chains would have in one form or another. Reminder to play nice and there are concessions.
You can call it a trailer or a bump or whatever you want, but I'm with Alan on this one. After sitting through 20 minutes of trailers, having to see Nicole Kidman walk into that theater for the 1000th time or that one dude from the pre-roll craning his neck forward with bug eyes while he shovels popcorn into his mouth feels like a cruel joke.

It's not enough to get me to stop going to a theater, but having seen it as many times as I have, it's like nails on a chalkboard.
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Old 03-01-24, 11:19 AM
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Re: Movie Theaters

THIS is just a ďbump,Ē but I wouldnít even want to see this every single time I went to a movie, it would have to be changed frequently:

Old 03-01-24, 12:38 PM
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I hated the Kidman one until I saw Regal's that they had for a while. That thing with Danny Trejo and all the terribly corny movie quotes was truly the nadir of pre-show promos
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Re: Movie Theaters

One of the updated Nicole Kidman promos




Also I heard AMC finally retired the 100 year anniversary introduction that’s been used since 2020.
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Yes, we saw that new Kidman short before 2une: I Could Dune This All Day and they also had a new intro for concessions and watching the movie instead of the 100 year promo.
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Another reason I prefer the Alamo - no Nicole Kidman. We used to go to a Marcus theater near our house and they had a terrible series of skits with their owner. Like I would have been ashamed to be on the production crew.
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Wasn't sure where to post this. But Fathom events showing Rad (1986) tomorrow Mar 21st. I'll be going as it is one of my childhood favs. I might even wear my Rad Vans!
https://www.fathomevents.com/events/rad-2024/
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Old 03-20-24, 02:18 PM
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Re: Movie Theaters

I was going to try to get out of work early tomorrow to go see Rad, but it appears itís sold out. That would have been fun.

In regards to the pre movie garbage, all I have is a Marcus near me. The Greg Marcus promos get super fucking annoying especially since Iím pretty much going to movies weekly these days.
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Originally Posted by Toddarino
I was going to try to get out of work early tomorrow to go see Rad, but it appears it’s sold out. That would have been fun.

In regards to the pre movie garbage, all I have is a Marcus near me. The Greg Marcus promos get super fucking annoying especially since I’m pretty much going to movies weekly these days.
I'm glad I don't have to go to my Marcus theater anymore - those ads were the worst. Especially since I make corporate videos for a living and I just spend the whole time wondering if this was what everyone involved thought would be a good idea for a video or if Greg is just ordering the production team to use his stupid ideas.
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Re: Movie Theaters

Yeah the Greg Marcus promos are annoying as it's the theater we usually hit these days. Still not as bad as 15 minutes of ads then 7-8 trailers at Regal.
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I took the family to Top Gun Maverick in 2022. It was a sellout crowd, no seats in-between groups, and we ended up sitting way down front between two families.

When Nicole stepped into frame and took off her raincoat hood, I turned slightly to the dad sitting next to me and I asked, "Do you... Do you think Tom knows... that Nicole...?" He burst out laughing, laughed his way through her whole promo. Every once in a while during the movie, he would start chuckling and whisper to me, "Do you... do you think Tom..." and we'd both chuckle.

It was immature, it was unnecessary, it was good times.
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Went to the AMC last night. Showtime was 5:50, the movie finally started at 6:45. I get that commercials are a thing at most theaters, previews, etc. Damn near an hour's worth though? GTFO. Probably the last time I ever go to AMC. Harkins has commercials and preshow stuff, but it's generally only about 10 minutes before the trailers start. Alamo is a whole different thing, of course.
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Donít they know they could fit in another showing if they ran less of that crap?
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That seems more excessive than I've ever heard of before. Are you sure you had the start time right? They play commercials before the actual commercials. I can't think of any movie with more than 20-25 minutes of trailers, etc.
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Re: Movie Theaters

Originally Posted by story
That seems more excessive than I've ever heard of before. Are you sure you had the start time right? They play commercials before the actual commercials. I can't think of any movie with more than 20-25 minutes of trailers, etc.
I've read multiple complaints online within the last week or so stating the same thing with AMC... close to an hour of BS after the stated start time.
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Originally Posted by Meathead
I've read multiple complaints online within the last week or so stating the same thing with AMC... close to an hour of BS after the stated start time.

This is again why I hate going to non-Alamo theaters - they show one spot for their current classic movie series, 4-5 trailers, a "shut the fuck up" video that is usually funny (and they mix it up so it's not the same one every time) and the movie rolls. Maybe 15 minutes at most (and usually the trailers are for things I want to see anyway).

I feel lucky to have that chain nearby. I was really afraid it was going to close after the pandemic.
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Last year at my AMC most of the films I saw on premium screens only had 20+ minutes before the show - I was pleasantly surprised and assumed it was either a change in policy or a reduction due to the movie being over 2.5 hrs, but Dune 2 was back up to 30 minutes
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Re: Movie Theaters

Yeah, it is always 30 minutes at my AMC which is ridiculous. I remember loving going to some films at the Cinerama in Los Angeles with a buddy of mine who lived out there.

A live person would come out and introduce the film and mention silencing the phones. There would be either two or three trailers max. That was it. No long ass PSAs, commercials or bullshit.

And speaking of the annoying Nicole Kidman intro... this is the one I would prefer if I had to have an intro every goddamn time...


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Re: Movie Theaters

Originally Posted by Draven
This is again why I hate going to non-Alamo theaters - they show one spot for their current classic movie series, 4-5 trailers, a "shut the fuck up" video that is usually funny (and they mix it up so it's not the same one every time) and the movie rolls. Maybe 15 minutes at most (and usually the trailers are for things I want to see anyway).

I feel lucky to have that chain nearby. I was really afraid it was going to close after the pandemic.
The Greg Marcus promos not withstanding but my local Movie Tavern isn't too bad. The trailers start on time and the movie itself usually starts within 15 minutes of the showtime.
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I really miss Arclight here in LA. 3 trailers max, no ads. Showing ads at the showtime start is really insane to me. When did that start? I noticed it in Europe in early 2019, but feels like it only started post-pandemic in the States
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Originally Posted by story
That seems more excessive than I've ever heard of before. Are you sure you had the start time right? They play commercials before the actual commercials. I can't think of any movie with more than 20-25 minutes of trailers, etc.
Yes, I checked my ticket printout a few times. The service desk was staffed when we first got there, but was empty when I went back to there to discuss the issue. Some commercials were shown multiple times, there was at least 3 AMC ads, then two Kidman scenes. Somewhere around 5 trailers. It was ridiculous. Coupled with what I consider to be kind of high prices, compared to nearby theaters, I can't see myself ever going back to AMC.
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Originally Posted by mndtrp
I can't see myself ever going back to AMC.
I've almost stopped going, if it's a movie shown at my local theater. Unfortunately AMC has IMAX and Dolby Cinema screens close to me.
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Did anyone know the Alamo Drafthouse chain is up for sale? I'm glad they survived bankruptcy and wish they would come back to Kansas City.
https://deadline.com/2024/03/alamo-d...le-1235871003/

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I miss them too. Server Jenn would write cute thank you notes on the receipt.
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