Skip to comments.Sarah Palin Movie Debuts to Empty Theater in Orange County (Barf alert)
Posted on 07/15/2011 10:04:49 AM PDT by kristinn
When the clock struck 12:01 am today, AMC theaters in select cities were permitted to start showing "The Undefeated," a feature length documentary about Sarah Palin. As it happens, I'm visiting my parents in Orange County, Calif., home to one of just 10 theaters where the film is being rolled out. Watching it didn't interest me so much as going to interview folks who decided to attend. I figured I'd meet some nice people, perhaps run into someone who knows my grandparents, press five or six Palin fans on why they like her, and convey their worldview. It's my experience that the grassroots doesn't fit the caricature of its champions or its detractors.
As I approached, however, I realized that most people present were dressed in costume. The crowd was either showing ironic solidarity with Christine O'Donnell, the tea party candidate who is not a witch, or else everyone was there to see the Harry Potter movie playing on a majority of the theater's 30 screens. Without any way of telling Palin moviegoers from Potter fans dressed up like muggles, I'd have to pay, go to the assigned theater, and look for interviewees.
I hurried through the teenage hordes, bypassed a concession stand that sold 1,020 calories of soda for $5.25, and entered theater number 30, hoping I'd have ample time before the previews to talk to some people. But inside, the theater was empty. I sat there alone for 20 minutes, at which point an usher stuck his head in the door, gave me a quizzical smile, and said, "How come you're not watching Harry Potter?" Then he left me by myself again, and without any good answer.
(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...
The anti-Palin crowd is passing this article around like bums passing around a forty on a hot summer day.
Let them have their meaningless wet dream.
The REAL theater, known as the voting booth, won’t be empty come November 2012
12.01am!!!! when everyone is asleep
this has to be satire
If, big if, Sarah tosses her hat into the ring, she will immediately lead in all polls. That giant whooshing sound will be the air being let out of all other candidate’s campaigns.
They showed the Palin movie at midnight?
Must be a libtard theatre owner. I can’t wait to go see it.
P.S. did you know that if you walk out of a movie and demand your money back they will give it to you?
I do that every time I get insulted in a movie where they say republicans are evil or something
Palin supporters have jobs. They are not teenagers going to movie showings at midnight on a Thursday.
A. Most Palin supporters are in bed at midnight
B. It was the same night as the final Harry Potter opened.
“12.01am!!!! when everyone is asleep”
Normal, working, taxpaying people are sleeping at this hour. They have jobs to go to in the morning. No mystery here.
Not at all.
California? Nuff said.
So, do you think it was because the Average Californian can’t afford to go to a THeater anymore ? That Popcorn and Coke, plus taxes, if you spend the same on gas, will just about buy you enough gas to get to work and back.
It’s tough out there in Californicate land.
Here’s what is happening at the same theatre in a few hours....let’s see if atlantic covers this?....lol
PalinUndefeated The Undefeated Movie
RT @CA4Palin: Tail-gate W/O4P #California Tonight 6pm in #OrangeCounty: http://t.co/eSPTc5D Bring your tix 2 “The #Undefeated” parking lot
1 hour ago
Good grief, I wonder how many people even knew the film was playing on Thursday at midnight?
I’ve only heard that the movie was being released on Friday (today).
The author is an idiot. I am pretty sure this afternoon’s and evening’s showings are sold out. Not one person ive talked to or on here even knew palin’s film was opening at midnight on “Thurs.”. Ridiculous phony way to dis Palin. Go to tonight’s show if you want to see palin fans.
Believe me, Harry potter would beat out a political film of any camdidate’s history, including a very short 5-minute film about what we know of obama’s past.
It’s hard to tell from his writing, but this writer could have mentioned when after the 12:01 am he saw the movie - sorry if I missed it somewhere. Might he take into account that Palin supporters tend to be likely to work the next morning? And that they are likely to have the patience to see the documentary at a more reasonable time?
The Atlantic’s stock and trade is in the business of manufacturing false premise to any/every story on conservatives. No one who actually matters cares what the Atlantic’s take is on any conservative venue. Like our voters.
***The theater owner goofed by running the Palin movie at midnight...***
Most of Palin’s supporters probably HAVE JOBS and sleep at night after a hard day on the job earning a living and paying taxes so Obama supporters can go to midnight movies.
Cool....ping me if u write up a report?
It’s probably not in Spanish. To reach Californians they need to sub title the documentary.