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« : July 06, 2007, 10:21:53 AM »

Contrary to popular opinion, I love to go to the movies when it's packed. I love seeing a film with so many people to see all their reactions, I don't even mind them talking. It reminds me of Cinema Paradiso when everyone would crowd around to see the flickering images in wonder. It also reminds me that cinema is not dead, and won't be for a long time.


Anyway, all that aside, share some of your favorite and/or worst movie theater experiences.




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« #1 : July 06, 2007, 12:09:12 PM »

I'd guess yours is some of the Leone screenings, Peace?

The most memorable movie theater experience I've had is when I was watching The Grudge with a few friends. (The movie itself is very mediocre; "boo" after "boo" all the time.) It was the first time I watched a horror movie in theater. I had read somewhere Stephen King saying that in theaters horror movies have this same effect every time: when a "boo"-effect comes, people jump three feet high and shit their pants, but two and a half seconds later everyone is laughing to the friend next seat; "I saw that coming, I weren't scared at all, but oh boy did you scream". It kinda happened to me... In the very first scene, which was evidently supposed to be scary, a man simply falls over the handrail of a balcony and falls down to the street and his death. Here the whole theater cracked up, I mean every single one. Then came the only scary scene, but after that we (me and one friend of mine) practically laughed the rest of the movie. In the movie there are some supernatural beings that make noises that sound just like frog's croaking or a long yawn (if you've seen the movie, you know what I'm talking about), and every time we heard that noise, we were howling in our seats. There were some girls we knew some seats away and they were holding their hands over their eyes because the movie was too scary for them. I'm sure it would be somewhat scary if watched alone in dark room, but not really with a friend who (just like you) can't stop laughing when they should.



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« #2 : July 06, 2007, 12:17:13 PM »

It depends what kind of crowd I'm seeing it with. For the most part I love watching a film with a packed house. However, I hate watching films with teenagers. They talk during crucial moments of the film, and many of them still keep their cell phone's on during the movie and answer them when they ring! That's the most ignorant thing in my opinion.




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« #3 : July 06, 2007, 03:56:45 PM »

Grindhouse for sher O0

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« #4 : July 06, 2007, 04:02:33 PM »

The greatest theater experiences I've ever had were seeing Sunset Blvd. and Anatomy of a Murder - but I know the greatest will be on August 1st when I get to see Apocalypse Now!

I don't mind talking either, as long as it's not obnoxious.

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« #5 : July 07, 2007, 12:43:16 AM »

In theaters the reactions are always bigger, especially laughter. I laughed my ass off at Casino Royal when Bond says: "Everyone's gonna know you died scratching my balls." But I'm sure that if I watched it alone, I might maybe just mildly laugh.


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« #6 : July 07, 2007, 05:06:28 AM »

Hmm, Premieres would probably be the best movie experiences as it includes before you get to the theater and after but normal screenings I guess I would go with TGTBTU, everyone just seemed to be so engrossed in it. Also The Great Silence, everyone seemed excited that it was the UK Premiere.
  Worst hmm The Perfect Storm when a popcorn fight broke out. Not normally too bad but we weren't involved  :-[


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« #7 : July 07, 2007, 05:31:36 AM »

A popcorn fight?!  :o


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