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I am not one to ever bother commenting about a movie...but this one was absolutely one of the best films ever made, IMO.


Go see it if you can.
 

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I enjoyed it too, but it was a bit slow in the middle.
 

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I would be more psyched to see it if it didn't star that Kutcher guy. He really annoys me. Perhaps I'm just jealous that he's nailing Demi? :D
 

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Complete opposite of what I've heard, a friend of mine saw it this afternoon in Houston and said people in the audience were literally laughing at how bad it was.
 

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I saw it the first time, when it was called Memento.
 

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I saw it the first time, when it was called Memento.
I saw it the first time when it was called Donnie Darko.
 

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I saw it the first time when it was called Donnie Darko.
I actually just watched Donnie Darko for the first time a couple of days ago. Very interesting film. I can't say I was thrilled with the ending. It seemed a bit anticlimactic, but overall it was well worth watching. I really like Jake Gyllenhaal. He's one of the best young actors around right now. And his sister looked pretty hot in the film. Speaking of Maggie, I highly recommend the film Secretary with her and James Spader. :)
 

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Rotten Tomatoes has it as a dud, but I found it a pretty good way to wile away a wet, dreary Saturday afternoon. No-one in our theatre was laughing or walking out early.
 

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There were quite a few laughs, at scenes people weren't supposed to have been laughing at, in our showing. I thought it was OK. It was one of those movies that is so incredibly horrible it starts getting good again.


Worth a showing at the $1 theater... I definately wouldn't pay $7+ to see it... In other words, wait a week ;)
 

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If Demi Moore dumped that Ashton dude and married film director Jonathan Demme she would then be half-and-half. :D
 

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Gizmotoy,

Where do you live that $7 and first-run-movie still belong in the same sentence, let alone $1 at any run? I think you can maybe see a mattene of a first run for $7ish I suppose, but I haven't seen a $1 theater in New England since I was in High School (late '80's). At least in the Boston area you're talking $10/ticket these days and perhaps $5 for second run movies.
 

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In L.A. (La Mirada area) we have a pretty good $1 to $1.50 movie theater. Downtown Disney costs $8.75 or $9.00 though, and if its opening weekend then you'd better Fandango which takes it to like $10 each :-(
 

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Try down in Dallas. First-run, prime time, $7-8. First-run, matinee, $5-5.50. Dollar theatres, $0.50-1.50.


But for the most part, the theatres don't see too much of the ticket price. They make their money at the concessions, while the studios get most of the ticket revenue.

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Gizmotoy,

Where do you live that $7 and first-run-movie still belong in the same sentence, let alone $1 at any run? I think you can maybe see a mattene of a first run for $7ish I suppose, but I haven't seen a $1 theater in New England since I was in High School (late '80's). At least in the Boston area you're talking $10/ticket these days and perhaps $5 for second run movies.
 

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Try down in Dallas. First-run, prime time, $7-8. First-run, matinee, $5-5.50. Dollar theatres, $0.50-1.50.


But for the most part, the theatres don't see too much of the ticket price. They make their money at the concessions, while the studios get most of the ticket revenue.
Last I heard, the split for ticket sales is 50-50. Agreed on concession sales being most of their profit. That's why I like to go to movies when it is cold and I can wear a big jacket. I can fit four cans of soda down one arm :)


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Last I heard, the split for ticket sales is 50-50. Agreed on concession sales being most of their profit.
I've heard that a lot too, but I think that's just a basic estimate. It just can't be true or else studios would be setting the price for admission. There has got to be a set price that the studios get for admission (like $3 a head, but not a percentage).


I've seen theater prices all over the place and can't believe the studios would simply take half the price of the ticket. I've been to theaters recently that had new show costs $3.50 for mantinee and $5 for evening while other theaters charge $8 for mantinee and $10+ for evening and weekends. Typically the 2 things that affect ticket costs are location (theaters in NY city cost more to run than say any city in North Dakota) and the age of the theater itself (a new googleplex with all stadium seats costs more than a 30 year or theater that might show 2 movies).


Maybe I'll just research that a little more.
 

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For first run films the distributor gets up to 90% of the admission.


There's a saying in the exhibitor industry: "Movies for show, popcorn for dough."
 

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Gizmotoy,

Where do you live that $7 and first-run-movie still belong in the same sentence, let alone $1 at any run? I think you can maybe see a mattene of a first run for $7ish I suppose, but I haven't seen a $1 theater in New England since I was in High School (late '80's). At least in the Boston area you're talking $10/ticket these days and perhaps $5 for second run movies.
Couple places in Cincinnati are $8 first run. I head down to the Newport Kentucky AMC where college students get a $2 discount (Making it $6). So I can't complain.


Dollar theaters for second-runs are common. Some even show for $.50 if you go in the afternoon. The theaters are poor, obviously, but its hard to argue with $.50!
 
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