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Old 07-06-2012, 03:21 PM
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Now I'm pre-order for movies that are not out in theater yet and the release date are just a few months away. Are studios really desperate to make money right away? Do they not trust movie ticket sales anymore?
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:28 PM
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Well I'm not complaining one bit - I don't go to a cinema anymore, because I have my own 3D projection theater in my basement - my front row seating is 9 feet from a 120" screen, and I have almost 5,000 watts of amplifier behind the audio - including butt-shaker transducers in the sofa - so it is as good or better than IMAX 3D... The quicker the movies come out on Blu-ray, the sooner I and all my guests for Monthly Movie Nights get to see them... so bring 'em on!
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:37 PM
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Well I'm not complaining one bit - I don't go to a cinema anymore, because I have my own 3D projection theater in my basement - my front row seating is 9 feet from a 120" screen, and I have almost 5,000 watts of amplifier behind the audio - including butt-shaker transducers in the sofa - so it is as good or better than IMAX 3D... The quicker the movies come out on Blu-ray, the sooner I and all my guests for Monthly Movie Nights get to see them... so bring 'em on!
While my system is not as crazy as Frey's, my reasoning is similar.

I would love to go to the theater but I can't deal with the hassles anymore. The lines, the noise, the overpriced food, rude patrons, constant cell phone flashing, etc.

It is just way more comfortable at home.

Actually, sometimes I try waiting till the movie has been out for sometime and go when the theater will have less people.

It's a reason I hate going to IMAX. I have to get there early enough to get a decent seat, wait in like for like an hour. I just don't want to be bothered. My personal opinion of course.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:32 PM
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Are studios really desperate to make money right away? Do they not trust movie ticket sales anymore?
Yes and yes. You just answered your own question.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:33 PM
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It's a reason I hate going to IMAX. I have to get there early enough to get a decent seat, wait in like for like an hour. I just don't want to be bothered.
My local IMAX theater has reserved seating. You can pick your seats when you order tickets online.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:46 PM
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My local IMAX theater has reserved seating. You can pick your seats when you order tickets online.
I thought all Imax theaters had that?
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I believe most of the money is made up by the home market now. Manufacturing has made it easy for them to push releases out as they see fit.
Plus, I believe there is some experimentation going on about how the release of a movie at different times of year affects the sales.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:52 AM
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I thought all Imax theaters had that?
Certainly not all - none of the three IMAX theaters in my area have reserved seating... sit where you want - if there's any seats left!
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:47 AM
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My local IMAX theater has reserved seating. You can pick your seats when you order tickets online.
Damn, Josh, lucky you. I am pretty sure mine around here don't offer that. If they did I would surely opt for that! I need to investigate and see if any IMAX around here have that but I believe not.
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Piracy. That's also a big part of it.
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