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Revenge of the Killer Tomatoes...I mean Sith. Yeah. [May. 11th, 2005|05:23 pm]
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[jim_smith]
This seems like an appropos topic for the comm.

I can't wait to see Star Wars Episode III.  The first couple of prequels I avoided thinking about them at all until they were released.  But I enjoyed Episode II so much that I got the fever back and I'll want to see III as soon as humanly possible.

Only trick is that if you go at the very earliest opportunity, you run the risk of sitting in a crowded theater next to a Wookiee.  I don't mind if the hardcore fans want to use the premiere as a chance to go balls-out fanatic, but I want don't want to be there when they do it.

So, in your experience, when's the best time during the opening weekend to see a Star Wars movie?  Obviously not the midnight premiere.  But, say, 2pm the next day?  6pm?  Is the circus still in town by Saturday night?
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From: jason73
2005-05-11 10:33 pm (UTC)
STAR WARS opening weekend is a crazy whirl of freaks,geeks and droid wanna be's.There realy isn't a showing on the first weekend that is any less full of hardcore fans.The people who go to the midnight showing will probably STILL be there on Sunday.
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From: jason73
2005-05-11 11:54 pm (UTC)
Ijust noticed half my post was missing.

anywhhoo,the hardcore fans will still be there,but average fans will be either at work,school or doing life things during the day,so a miday showing is probably the best road for you to go down.
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[User Picture]From: quietdarkness
2005-05-11 10:38 pm (UTC)
The next day is perfectly fine to see the movie. In fact, after the first midnight showing, in Houston at least, the party leaves town. I've been to see this recent batch of Star War movies the week it was released and never had trouble.

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[User Picture]From: foenix
2005-05-11 11:49 pm (UTC)
I've found with any movies, the best times to beat the crowds are afternoon showings, when most are still in school or working, it should limit the hardcore fans as well. Thursday might be a good day, too, since some folks will be too tired from the late night, and recuperating.

I, however, plan to be there with the weirdos, since I blend...and damn, I really need to get things in motion for that.
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[User Picture]From: quietdarkness
2005-05-12 01:11 am (UTC)
You think YOU blend...we're having the bachelor party at the Star Wars film Thursday. Such geeks we are!
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[User Picture]From: foenix
2005-05-12 01:15 am (UTC)
The last two times I've gone, people keep coming up to me, and I assume because of the trenchcoat, ask me which Sith I am. If I don't glare and/or shake my head at the silliness, I'll reply with "Darth Phoenix."
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[User Picture]From: quietdarkness
2005-05-12 01:33 am (UTC)
Geeez...well, at least they don't confuse me with Ewoks or something: ) I don't think I've EVER seen fans dressed up for a movie, unless you count the first Bat film, where everyone had their Bats paraphenalia on (no costumes, just Bat T's, shorts, hats, etc etc.)

Pretty amazing since we went to the midnight showings of all the LotR movies, now that I think about it.
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[User Picture]From: antikythera
2005-05-12 05:51 pm (UTC)
I think I saw people in elf garb for the opening night of Return of the King.

The first time I ever went to an opening-night movie was for Star Trek IV... oddly enough, I didn't notice anyone in costumes. But then, I was nine years old, so maybe playing dressup was still something I considered to be normal. ^^
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2005-05-12 07:59 am (UTC)
I'll reply with "Darth Phoenix."

Now that's a silly crossover waiting to be written...
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