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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2002 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh. "Drunk black woman". Laughing

And my friend and I did an MST3K on XXX after the last remaining audience members besides us walked out.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2002 2:50 pm    Post subject: Funny Reply with quote

Could you guys hold it down, please?"

I turn to my friend and say "Nice way to almost get us killed, you stupid fuck."

Two dead white buys. Film at 11. Once I called an usher...this drunk guys started smoking and was escorted out...and lunged at me as he left. The movie was the Dark Half....not nearly as scary as the audience.

Also I saw Texas Chainsaw Massacre with my mom, her friend, and her daughters (they let me pick the movie). The theatre was is a neighborhood so bad it needed to be improved to be a ghetto.

Someone gunned a motorcycle and everyone nearly shit themselves...scariest time I had in a movie house...ever!
Walls keep things in or out. You will appreciate them when you try to live without them and need them the most.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2002 9:25 pm    Post subject: cinema etiquette Reply with quote

I went to a showing of Psycho. (Original Hitchcock version) Two women sitting behind me kept talking. They didn't shut up despite my telling them more than a few times. But I could tell neither had ever seen te movie before. So I turned around and told them the surprise about oran and his dead mother. they got mad saying I ruined themovie for them. Told them it served them right the stupid bitches. Another time , i foget what movie it was...Theater was crowded. Jerk used his cellphone, wouldn't shut up. A rather large man sitting nearby (Not me) took the phone and broke it. Jerk went to get the manager. they stopped the film, jerk said he'd been attacked. Big guy denied it. Nobody backed the jerk's story, people said he'd just dropped his phone. Jerk left.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2002 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I generally go to late afternoon matinees on Fridays, and to my suprise, they only have something like three other people in the whole showing, even when I saw Signs when it hit number 1 on it's fourth week, or My Big Fat Greek Wedding a few weeks back.

Night showings, weekend matinees, and Summer weekday matinees are what you gotta watch out for. I saw Lilo & Stitch three days after it came out on a Monday afternoon, and the theater was packed; and the almost the entire audience laughed at all the wrong places (it's a comedy, but they laughed EVERY TIME something UNFUNNY came up). I still managed to enjoy the show without breaking some bones though, and I regretted I had no money on Friday for the matinee. Luckily I saw it for the second time at a mall cinema in August with only 6 people in the cinema in total. They were much quieter (not even a whisper!) and I finally could get the film clearly without some annoying laughs in my head.

Back in April when I saw LOTR for the first time in a theater that plays films for prolonged periods some idiot brought his 4-year old to see it. He wasn't traumatized from what I could see, but bringing a preschooler to see a hideous creature get beheaded quite graphically (hardly any blood, but it left very little to the imagination) ain't a good idea. Ice Age was playing in the theater, let him see that and keep LOTR for the re-release in the distant future. The audience didn't yap, though.

The audience for the first Pokemon movie would never fucking shut up, but every time someone talked during that piece of garbage, I was relieved. I should have seen The Iron Giant instead, but the local theaters weren't playing it.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2002 4:41 pm    Post subject: here's a story for you Reply with quote

The day that 'Lord of the Rings' opened, I had a final, so I couldn't see the midnight shows, but I wound up going to about an 11 or so. Got there mega-early, alone, and took one of the single seats that the UA-14th st has, so I didn't have to sit next to anybody on any side.

Twenty minutes before the movie, who walks in? A mid-twenties white girl with a baby. And she sits right in front of me, almost directly. She went to the concession stand, though, and i had to decide whether to move to a shitty seat (most of the theater was full now) or see what happened. A friend came in and sat in the next row up from that, and I saw him, caught up a bit, and then warned him of the impending, baby-related crisis. They moved, I didn't, 'cause I got there first.

So, she comes back in, movie starts, etc. Not even ten minutes go by before the first shot of Sauron, that freaky eye shit, and the kid starts wailing. The mother tries really hard to calm him down (she's obviously into the movie), and then all of a sudden, she looks around and realizes that half the theater is looking at her. And this is a big theater, full of militant movie geeks.

She left, and I got to enjoy the rest of the film in the seat I wanted.

Please note, I'll talk during a movie if I hate it. It's something I can't help. But it has to be really bad for it to warrant any more than loud, derisive snorts of laughter ('Hearts of Atlantis' got those, and most of the theater, by the end, was agreeing with me). 'The Last Castle' was a movie that I was disruptive during, but nobody cared. Also, by now, I've gotten very good at talking so softly that the person next to me can barely hear me, let alone anybody else, so I will sometimes say something. Also please note, both of those movies were free screenings.
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