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Guru
02-14-2010, 06:28 PM
Do I need to worry about crowds for a 10:30am imax showing tomorrow?

JD10367
02-14-2010, 06:37 PM
Check and see if you can buy your tickets ahead of time. Also, check and see if they do reserved seating.

I can tell you that my theater, 8 weeks later, even though it's already made the most money in history, is still selling out some "Avatar" shows (namely mid-day weekends, and evening shows). Since Monday's a holiday yours might be busy, although 10:30am is pretty frigging early (my first show isn't until 11:30am).

Mr. Laz
02-14-2010, 06:38 PM
dunno ... but about that early but i went to see Avatar last night at 6 p.m. We got there at 5:30 and were about 30th in line. Then 10 minutes later there were another 40 people behind us.

When finally let us in to sit down the dang theatre filled up in less than 5 minutes and all the groups that came in later has to split up to find seats.

this was all before the movie was suppose to even start at 6 p.m. :shake:

irishjayhawk
02-14-2010, 06:42 PM
No, you do not. Assuming it's Avatar you're going to.

Guru
02-14-2010, 06:45 PM
No, you do not. Assuming it's Avatar you're going to.yeah it is avatar. Figured I might was well see that it is all about. Cracks me up that it is cheaper to see it in KC on an Imax screen than to watch it in topeka on a much smaller screen.

JD10367
02-14-2010, 06:47 PM
dunno ... but about that early but i went to see Avatar last night at 6 p.m. We got there at 5:30 and were about 30th in line. Then 10 minutes later there were another 40 people behind us.

When finally let us in to sit down the dang theatre filled up in less than 5 minutes and all the groups that came in later has to split up to find seats.

this was all before the movie was suppose to even start at 6 p.m. :shake:

Don't get me started. This has been happening to me every frigging show. I rush around to get the projector ready, I look out into the theater 5 minutes to showtime and it's mostly empty, then I get a call to hold the film for 5 extra minutes past start time (i.e. 10 minutes from when I'm looking at the mostly-empty theater) and, sure enough, 300 people pour in. Can't you f**king moviegoers show up early for something?!?

Deberg_1990
02-14-2010, 06:48 PM
Nice theater. I think Olathe IMAX has real IMAX screen too. Not the fake "smaller" screen.

Deberg_1990
02-14-2010, 06:49 PM
Don't get me started. This has been happening to me every frigging show. I rush around to get the projector ready, I look out into the theater 5 minutes to showtime and it's mostly empty, then I get a call to hold the film for 5 extra minutes past start time (i.e. 10 minutes from when I'm looking at the mostly-empty theater) and, sure enough, 300 people pour in. Can't you f**king moviegoers show up early for something?!?

heh....can u guys do something about 20 minutes of previews before a show?

Went to a 7:25PM show last night, movie didnt start until 7:45 after previews.

JD10367
02-14-2010, 06:51 PM
yeah it is avatar. Figured I might was well see that it is all about. Cracks me up that it is cheaper to see it in KC on an Imax screen than to watch it in topeka on a much smaller screen.

That's a good deal, especially since Olathe is supposedly a real IMAX and not a "Liemax" theater.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=113621990356540393221.000469b6c5915161c3667

JD10367
02-14-2010, 06:54 PM
heh....can u guys do something about 20 minutes of previews before a show?

Went to a 7:25PM show last night, movie didnt start until 7:45 after previews.

They're not really supposed to do that any more, due to customer complaints. I know my theater (a Showcase) usually puts around 10 minutes of previews on. But I assume that wasn't an IMAX, 'cause most IMAXes don't run more than 5 minutes of trailers, if at all. (Most IMAXes aren't running trailers on "Avatar" because it's already so long. I have none. A few people crammed in an "Alice" trailer.)

Guru
02-14-2010, 06:56 PM
Yeah, I went there for U23D last year and was astounded at the theater.

Guru
02-14-2010, 06:57 PM
They're not really supposed to do that any more, due to customer complaints. I know my theater (a Showcase) usually puts around 10 minutes of previews on. But I assume that wasn't an IMAX, 'cause most IMAXes don't run more than 5 minutes of trailers, if at all. (Most IMAXes aren't running trailers on "Avatar" because it's already so long. I have none. A few people crammed in an "Alice" trailer.)God, I wish they would listen here in Topeka. We get a couople Bod commercials and then a crapload of fuggin trailers. It's insane.

Deberg_1990
02-14-2010, 07:00 PM
They're not really supposed to do that any more, due to customer complaints. I know my theater (a Showcase) usually puts around 10 minutes of previews on. But I assume that wasn't an IMAX, 'cause most IMAXes don't run more than 5 minutes of trailers, if at all. (Most IMAXes aren't running trailers on "Avatar" because it's already so long. I have none. A few people crammed in an "Alice" trailer.)

Probably depends on the chain. This was a Regal theater. Nice theater....but after about the 7th trailer, there were noticable groans from the audience.

Mr. Laz
02-14-2010, 07:00 PM
Don't get me started. This has been happening to me every frigging show. I rush around to get the projector ready, I look out into the theater 5 minutes to showtime and it's mostly empty, then I get a call to hold the film for 5 extra minutes past start time (i.e. 10 minutes from when I'm looking at the mostly-empty theater) and, sure enough, 300 people pour in. Can't you f**king moviegoers show up early for something?!?
dude ... they made us lineup outside and didn't let us in until then.

most of us where 20-30 minutes early

tell your dumbass boss to start seating earlier.

Mr. Laz
02-14-2010, 07:03 PM
just don't pay with your Amex card

jjjayb
02-14-2010, 07:14 PM
They're not really supposed to do that any more, due to customer complaints. I know my theater (a Showcase) usually puts around 10 minutes of previews on. But I assume that wasn't an IMAX, 'cause most IMAXes don't run more than 5 minutes of trailers, if at all. (Most IMAXes aren't running trailers on "Avatar" because it's already so long. I have none. A few people crammed in an "Alice" trailer.)

They do. There were easily 20 minutes of previews when I went to see avatar last wednesday.

Guru, I went to the same theater at 10pm at night and it was mostly empty. Maybe 20 other people in the theater. Then again it was 10 pm on a school night. Not 10 am on a holiday.

Guru
02-14-2010, 07:19 PM
just don't pay with your Amex carddon't worry, I won't.:thumb:

They do. There were easily 20 minutes of previews when I went to see avatar last wednesday.

Guru, I went to the same theater at 10pm at night and it was mostly empty. Maybe 20 other people in the theater. Then again it was 10 pm on a school night. Not 10 am on a holiday.I can't imagine it being an issue but I generally don't go to watch movies in KC either. Just don't want to get there and find out I should have arrived earlier.

JD10367
02-14-2010, 07:19 PM
I've looked around online and I can't find out what type of projectors they have in Olathe, although they keep referring to them as "real" IMAX. So, chances are they have the SR projectors, which are not as big as the traditional IMAX but is bigger and better than the MPX projectors.

irishjayhawk
02-14-2010, 09:53 PM
I've looked around online and I can't find out what type of projectors they have in Olathe, although they keep referring to them as "real" IMAX. So, chances are they have the SR projectors, which are not as big as the traditional IMAX but is bigger and better than the MPX projectors.

I believe Olathe's is the real IMAX.

AFAIK, trailers are by and large dictated by the studios. They give you a set of trailers to put on the movies and they have people occasionally audit it. Seeing as they make money from other studios promoting movies on their movie, you can see why the average trailer length is 10-20 minutes.