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Posted: 7/28/2001 8:09:44 AM EST
At the movies, I've noticed an increase of non movie related commercials aired at the theaters. I am for advertisement in the free enterprize system, but I can only accept seeing advertisements at the theaters for the consessions (softdrinks and candy), public service (Jimmy Fund, Will Rogers Institute), and movie trailers. I'm sick and tired of seeing the same commercial crap I see on TV, except these ones tend to be longer. I have seen this crap back in the eighties, but enough patrons pitched a bitch and it stopped. I do not see this happening this time. If enough of us start it up again, maybe they will get the message.
Link Posted: 7/28/2001 8:33:24 AM EST
I used to look forward to the previews. The commercials suck and you are a captive audience.
Link Posted: 7/28/2001 8:33:27 AM EST
Have to agree. In our area the commercials are for local businesses, but after 3 or 4 times of watching the same thing before the movie its enough to make you gag.
Link Posted: 7/28/2001 8:35:13 AM EST
Yeah, well if they make you sick *now* just wait till you see the commercials with Sen. McCain pitching "gun safety." You'll hurl your popcorn right on the spot.
Link Posted: 7/28/2001 8:56:09 AM EST
Chairborne Ranger, I have not seen these adds with Sen "I'm a Republicrat from the Hanoi Hilton" McCain. Have these abominations been aired at movie theaters?
Link Posted: 7/28/2001 9:26:01 AM EST
I'm with you. Movie trailers? OK. Popcorn & Coke ads for the concession stand? OK. But at $8 a pop for tickets, I DON'T WANT TO WATCH TV COMMERCIALS, AND THERE AIN'T NO FAST FORWARD BUTTON!
Link Posted: 7/28/2001 9:28:57 AM EST
I don't go to the movies anymore. 7.50 here to go see a flick. Not worth the time or money to see something that I will most likely not like. [:|]
Link Posted: 7/28/2001 9:55:24 AM EST
I also hate those movie commercials! [:(!] Nowdays if somebody ask if I will be going out to catch a movie, I instead say, "no, I'm going [u]in[/u] to catch one!" What?!?! As they respond with a confused look on their face. Ha ha ha I would rather watch the movies on DVD in the comfort of my home. BTW, I'm still "patiently" waiting for the release of Tomb Raiders on DVD. If they don't release that movie soon, I'm going to end up busting a blood vessel in my head. [%|] [b]-RoadDog[/b] [img]http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/Gif/scooby1.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 7/28/2001 10:49:44 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/28/2001 11:01:41 AM EST
$7.50 a ticket! See as much as you can! Tickets here in NYC have broken the ten dollar barrier in some theaters! -bill
Link Posted: 7/28/2001 11:38:21 AM EST
Tickets here in my town just went up to $6.00 a couple years ago...before that they were $5.50 for years. Yes, I do hate the commercials...though the prices here in town are comparatively low, movie prices in general are going up. If they were using the revenue from the commercials to keep the ticket prices down, I wouldn't complain, but they aren't.
Link Posted: 7/28/2001 11:53:37 AM EST
I can't stand to watch television because of all of the advertisements thrown at me. It's sad to see it in the theatre now as well. Future previews are cool though. Tyler
Link Posted: 7/28/2001 1:04:59 PM EST
I don't know, I liked the Brittny Spears commercial.[sex][smoke] They run it on Jurassic park 3.
Link Posted: 7/28/2001 1:08:08 PM EST
Although I just stated that I didn't like advertisements at the theatre, you sir, have a DAMN good point. Tyler
Link Posted: 7/29/2001 6:52:59 AM EST
Here in South. Calif. we are up to $8.50 Fri/Sa eves, and $5.50 for matinees, I belive the Kirkorian theaters with the large screen formats charge more. BUT, you have to sympathize with the exhibitors, the movie companies charge so much for the rental of the movies, so the exhibitors have make their money on popcorn, soft drinks, etc. Just straight ticket sales are enough.
Link Posted: 7/29/2001 9:56:04 AM EST
Jason Demond, That Brittny Spears Commercial is ran only at ceniplex chains that have Pepsi as their cola drink. This is therefore permitted as a concession ad, same with "What is it about the green ones" M&M ads.
Link Posted: 7/29/2001 10:02:56 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/29/2001 10:01:22 AM EST by raven]
Few things I hate more than the movie commercial with the goddamn beady-eyed Pepsi girl. They have these 5 minute commercials with Jack Palance voicing over her as a western sheriff. It's excrutiating. 5 MINUTES OF THE FRICKING PEPSI GIRL!!!!! ARRRRRRRGH! They replaced her with Britney Spears? Man, what a vast improvement.
Link Posted: 7/29/2001 10:03:33 AM EST
As much as we may hate these commercials, they aren't going away. A girl I knew used to manage a theatre of a major chain. When big movies such as the Star Wars: The Phantom Menace came out, I remarked that she'd make a killing on it. Nope. The studios attach all sorts of requirements before allowing a chain to purchase rights to show the film. They take as much as 90% of the ticket sales as well as dictating how long and how many screens she had to show the movie on. She told me profits were based almost solely on concessions. I was incredulous. So almost all of that $7.50 to $9.00 ticket price is going into that studios' pocket. The stipulation about number of screens and how long it must be shown is also a problem. If a movie proves to be a major hit, showing it for a long time on multiple large screens (not all screens are the same size within a theatre complex) will draw large audiences. But if the film bombs after the first weekend, now you're stuck with showing it on 2, 3, or 4 of your big screens. So commercials will continue to be shown.
Link Posted: 7/29/2001 10:29:26 AM EST
I've noticed commercials on rented videos now too. Hate them even more, it takes too long to fastforward through all the previews-commercials and whatever else they decide I need too see.
Link Posted: 7/29/2001 10:55:49 AM EST
I cannot afford to go anymore. When a ticket costs $9, the movie better be at least as good as "Total Recall". $100 for a bucket of popcorn, and $20 for a small box of Milk Duds. Give me a break. Hollywood is out of control in more ways than one. Since I am paying, I do not want to see commercials or even PSAs. The PSA are usually socialist propaganda anyway.
Link Posted: 7/29/2001 11:05:30 AM EST
The Most Sickening of all: John McCain does his gun control speil in an effort to gather the soccer mom vote for his next Pres. campaign. Coming soon to a theatre near you!
Link Posted: 7/29/2001 5:00:16 PM EST
I hate commercials too! raven- I hate that pepsi girl too! every time it was played, the whole crowd let a hateful "ohhhh". They finally got rid of it.
Link Posted: 7/29/2001 5:17:25 PM EST
I boycott theatre chains that show commercials.
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