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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Since when do you have to leave between movies? It used to be you could go to the movies when the theater opened, watch a double feature twice and leave when the theater closed.

You quite obviously never went to a showing of "Star Wars" when it was first released.

The lines waiting to get in zigzagged through the parking lot, and you could get in line before eleven AM and not get in before dark -and everytime the movie ended, you could hear the cheering clear outside. This from a complex that had four different theatre rooms, two of which were playing staggered showings, mind!

It was worth the wait.

(Not saying that THIS movie was, necessarily.)

15 posted on 02/21/2013 10:33:25 PM PST by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: Utilizer

I saw Star Wars with my brother when it first came out. Theatre was crowded, maybe sold out. Went back following week with my father and brother. My dad liked it so much we stayed for the next showing. No problem at all. Never heard a thing about it.

This was in one of those old single screen monster 1,000 seat theatres built in the 30’s and 40’s. It was crowded, but there where empty seats. Even in the balcony.


17 posted on 02/21/2013 11:24:28 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Utilizer

Actually I did see STAR WARS when it was first released. Same thing, continual shows. If you walked in after it started you could still stay for the next showing. Only the high dollar “Road Shows” were more picky. When they went to general release again you could stay for the next showing.


36 posted on 02/22/2013 7:24:19 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( Too old to cut the mustard any more.)
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