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Brad Miller
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From: Plano, TX (36.2 miles NW of Rockwall)
Registered: May 99


 - posted 06-04-1999 09:47 PM      Profile for Brad Miller   Author's Homepage   Email Brad Miller       Edit/Delete Post 
Not like this is a real shock to everyone, but those big auditoriums are getting awfully empty and the smaller ones are selling out.

12 week contract. Ha!

How many theaters will be pulling at least one of their Star Wars prints out of their big houses next Friday when Austin Powers 2 opens?

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Joe Redifer
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 - posted 06-05-1999 03:45 AM      Profile for Joe Redifer   Author's Homepage   Email Joe Redifer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I noticed that tonight as well. A Friday night and I saw the audtitorium only half full at its busiest! It's just not a movie that you can see over and over again! I get sick of even walking by the projector! Also, the prints are beginning to shed/flake a little and the whole movie just needs to go away next week. It's been arund for only 3 weeks, so why does it feel like 3 years?

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Christopher Seo
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 - posted 06-05-1999 05:35 PM      Profile for Christopher Seo   Email Christopher Seo   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
My theater already pulled two of its five prints and put them in the smaller houses. This sudden drop in the number of available seats might explain why the big auditoriums still seemed pretty full last night (Friday). I think there are still a lot of people who want to see it whether they think it'll suck or not.

I'm not sick of it yet, perhaps because I selectively watch the best scenes (lightsaber fights, the happy ending, the end credits music, etc.).

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Aaron Mehocic
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 - posted 06-06-1999 11:08 PM      Profile for Aaron Mehocic   Email Aaron Mehocic   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sorry Chris, but I have to agree with Joe on this one. I hate walking past the three projectors showing the film myself. And yes, it does feel like we've screened it for the last three years! Sadly, that damn song from the last scene sticks in my mind all day too. I do think, however, the happy ending is a good part of the movie only because it brings the madness to a conclusion.

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Paul Konen
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 - posted 06-15-1999 02:00 PM      Profile for Paul Konen   Email Paul Konen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Our theatre moved one, with permission of course, to allow for Austin Powers. This may happen more and more now with bigger movies coming out. Tarzan, Big Daddy, Wild Wild West.

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Paul Konen
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 - posted 06-16-1999 10:06 AM      Profile for Paul Konen   Email Paul Konen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Just saw our new schedule on the Internet and my theatre is dropping one print of Star Wars. Wow!

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Christopher Seo
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 - posted 06-16-1999 02:58 PM      Profile for Christopher Seo   Email Christopher Seo   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
We had pulled a print right when Austin Powers opened! We have four other prints, two of which were moved a while ago to smaller houses. I *am* sick of the movie. I wonder what terms my theater reached with Lucas, because I'm pretty much waiting for the other prints to go.

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