questionswhat movies would you be willing or having been…

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I wouldn't, just because I figure the movie isn't going anywhere, and I'm not missing anything by not seeing it the second it comes out. If I wait, I can get a better seat and go at a time that works for me.

That said, I've gone to most of the Harry Potters on opening night (not the midnight showing, I mean the next evening. It was kind of fun to be there with a bunch of people who were really excited about it, and I didn't have to stand in line. That's a decent compromise for me for a movie that I really care about.

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The final two Harry Potter movies, and if I recall the first Lord of the Rings movie. While fun, it's really a silly thing to do to mess up your sleep schedule. Plus I always have to go back and see it again because I end up missing things due to the tired. Going to the Hobbit tonight because of friend's birthday. If it were not I would probably go see it sometime next week. (Do I even have free time next week? I don't know.)

I've seen other stuff on opening day, but these days I'm generally over it. Second week is generally fine for me unless it's something I'm really looking forward to, then I may make an effort for opening weekend.

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@dmaz: I'm sure the line to get in was very long.

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The only movie I've stood in line to see is Serenity.
I got in on one of the final set of pre-release screenings. I think I was in line for about 2.5 hours. I've also stood in line for about 90 minutes for the Can't Stop the Serenity movie screenings. For all of those, it was less of a line and more of a highly contained, poorly decorated party with not much music. But it was fun. Particularly the pre-release screening.

Not certain I would stand in line for a non-very limited run movie and definitely not for a midnight release. I'm old and one of those freaky morning people, so I'd probably fall asleep during the movie. I'll see the movie another day at a time when it's more convenient and less crowded.

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@dw1771: Sorry...maybe the joke was of ill taste...I started looking this movie up though and I almost felt very sorry for everyone involved (including Christopher Lloyd). The movie grossed about $19 million under it's budget. Yeesh.

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@dmaz: Not in poor taste, actually made me laugh.

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I know I stood in line for a while for some movie not all that long ago because I remember sitting on the theater floor playing Plants vs Zombies on my tablet, but I can't for the life of me think of what it was. I work a 4/10 schedule with Fridays off, so my bestie and I go to a matinee every Friday. Only the super blockbusters require any line standing for a 2pm Friday matinee. When there is a marathon or major blockbuster opening, we plan a group trip to see them and those of us that are employed buy tickets and snacks for those of us that are unemployed, and they go stand in line for however long it takes and we join them a little more than an hour before the movie That's what we are doing tomorrow for the Hobbit, we've bought the ticket for a college student friend and he'll be showing up a couple of hours before the 2:40 movie to get in line. We have a work-related lunch commitment so we'll join him afterwards.

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@moondrake: Hey that's a pretty clever strategy!

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@moondrake: Now that is a win-win situation.

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@inkycatz and @dw1771: It works out well as our friend would not be able to afford to see the film otherwise, even at matinee the price for the 3D XD screening are $13.25. He doesn't feel like he's taking charity when we buy his ticket if he can contribute in other ways. I made a useful discovery when buying the tickets. Cinemark usually charges a $1 per ticket processing fee for online purchases. But I'd bought some gift cards ($5 voucher free when you bought a $30 gift card) and when I paid with it the processing fee disappeared. So I saved several dollars using the gift card on top of the free $5 certificate I got when I bought it.

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I would stand in line for Les Mis, but my group will be doing our line standing the day after release.

I stood in line for several HP releases as well.

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Meh. I'm "that guy" that can wait for the DVD/Blu-Ray.

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I encouraged others to stand in line FOREVER to see Snakes on a Plane. That probably doesn't count, but I don't have to send them Christmas cards anymore.

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@havocsback: I don't think we stood in line, but I also made several people go see that on opening day. Yep.

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The back wall of the theater is about 100 yards from my front door, so if I drive by in the morning and see people standing in line, I know some popular movie must be opening, so I go online to see what it is. We actually saw more movies at the drive-in this past year than in an actual theater. The drive in is about 12 minutes away, and there is a store that sells "beverages" on the way.

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I did see Serenity on opening day but there wasn't really a line. Unfortunately, they didn't bother to open the snack bar for the matinees and I had skipped lunch. Nowadays, I just wait until movies are shown on television.

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Think I might go see Life or Pi at the drive in tonight and escape reality for a few hours.