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Will you go to the midnight screening of DOS?
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Poll: Will you go to the midnight screening of DOS?
Yes
No - I'll go at a more humane time
No - I'll wait for the DVD/Blu-ray/UV
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Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Oct 11 2013, 2:58am

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Will you go to the midnight screening of DOS? Can't Post

Tickets go on sale on 21 November, so which session will you book for?


(This post was edited by Ataahua on Oct 11 2013, 2:58am)


Patty
Immortal


Oct 11 2013, 3:02am

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No. I'm not a midnight person anymore. [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll go the next day at about noon. Like I first saw Fellowship.


cats16
Tol Eressea


Oct 11 2013, 3:15am

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Yep!! [In reply to] Can't Post

I love the midnight screening experience of this franchise. *Nearly* everyone there is a big fan, and there is always a fantastic energy in the room. People cheer as the trailers before the movie end, as the opening title sequence begins/end credits come on, and laughter (*and fun*!!) are always aplenty.

They are always very memorable nights. It's the one time Tolkien fans really get to bond in a physical way. We may not be in the exact same theater, but we're all consuming the same beloved product in a communal setting.

Ah, I'm getting excited just thinking about it now. Smile


Kim
Valinor


Oct 11 2013, 4:13am

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Yes! [In reply to] Can't Post

I've never been to a midnight showing before, so I figure this is a good one to go to. Of course I'll also be booking tickets opening weekend at a more reasonable hour. I figure this will be a trial to determine whether I do it for TABA. Need to see if I can stay awake until 3am since that will be a very important final hour to see!


Kim
Valinor


Oct 11 2013, 4:17am

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Yay, that sounds like so much fun! [In reply to] Can't Post

Last year, we couldn't get tickets until Sat night, and I was just about the only person "woohoo-ing" in that audience.


DanielLB
Immortal


Oct 11 2013, 8:00am

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The UK didn't have a midnight screening of AUJ last year. [In reply to] Can't Post

But I have my fingers crossed they do this year. I've noticed they have a midnight screening of The Hunger Games, so there's some hope.

If there is, I will go!


Elizabeth
Valinor


Oct 11 2013, 8:11am

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Maybe! It's a special day... [In reply to] Can't Post

...being my son's 50th birthday, and I think he has plans. But I'll be there (Plano, TX), and he's a MAJOR Tolkien fan, so it's very likely that we'll party and then go! Especially since he has to work the next night!


Brethil
Half-elven


Oct 11 2013, 3:01pm

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My BFF and I want to go at midnight [In reply to] Can't Post

but none of the kids want to miss school Friday. (maybe we will sneak to the midnight show, bring the kids Friday night. Hmmm....)


RosieLass
Valinor


Oct 11 2013, 3:28pm

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Nope. I'm too old for that kind of shenanigans. [In reply to] Can't Post

Tongue
The honest answer, though, is that I'd probably sleep through it, so I might as well save my money for when I'll be alert enough to appreciate it.


elaen32
Gondor


Oct 11 2013, 4:42pm

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Yes... [In reply to] Can't Post

Somehow we seem to miss out on things like this- certainly in my area there are no midnight showings and I've never heard of there being a Trilogy Tuesday type of event around here. Maybe they have them in London or other main cities, I don't knowMad


Queen of Erebor
Lorien


Oct 11 2013, 10:29pm

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I don't have a vehicle, so I'm afraid not... [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll probably end up going on Sunday afternoon, like I did last year. If we were able to save our oldest theater from demolition (unfortunately, we couldn't), I would be able to, since that theater was only fifteen minutes away. Our newest theater (though it's almost four years old, so it's not that new anymore) is about an hour away, and since mom doesn't like me walking at the wee hours of the morning, I'll have to wait until later. Like with AUJ, when it first hits theaters, it will playing in our UltraAVX theater (that's an awesome auditorium, by the way), which has reserved seating, so I won't have to worry about it selling out. The question is how close to the screen do I want to sit without getting a headache (especially if it's in the new 48fps 3D like it was the first week of AUJ last year)? I'll probably go about five or six seats back from the screen (which is huge in the UltraAVX auditorium) like I did last year.Smile


RangerLady23
Lorien

Oct 12 2013, 8:06pm

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Oh, totally [In reply to] Can't Post

I went to AUJ last year with my mom and we LOVED it! I will certainly go again. Awesome experience


FaramirAndEowynMorningStar
Rohan


Oct 12 2013, 8:12pm

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Even if they did do a midnight screening in the UK... [In reply to] Can't Post

...I'd go at a more humane time.
Plus, I think a few weeks after it's released would be a better time to go because the cinema is quiet and can enjoy it more (in my opinion).


cats16
Tol Eressea


Oct 12 2013, 8:40pm

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It was a blast. [In reply to] Can't Post

It was a surprisingly diverse audience (speaking of age). I saw people from about every age demographic. Several people were dressed up in costume, too! I saw a neat Gandalf costue, as well as someone who actually brought a fake sword. (Except no one could tell it was fake, at first. Lots of weird looks went his way before we knew it wasn't real. Tongue)

Ah, too bad you didn't have any "woohoo" partners with you last year. If nothing else, you'll have plenty of company here to squeal with. Cool I think last year I went twice opening week. Once for midnight, the other being a matinee screening (matinees are actually really neat, too. Totally different crowd-much more relaxed and casual. Lots of fun, but more mature in a way.).

It's all fun. Smile


Kim
Valinor


Oct 12 2013, 9:24pm

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You can wait a few weeks!?! [In reply to] Can't Post

Wow, that's willpower! I plan to go twice opening weekend! Tongue


FaramirAndEowynMorningStar
Rohan


Oct 12 2013, 9:38pm

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Haha, yeah. Absurd I know... [In reply to] Can't Post

(blame my older siste for the willpower to wait a few weeks Tongue) I also hate the overcrowded atmosphere of a cinema... ^^;
Sometimes things are worth the long wait.


Starling
Half-elven


Oct 12 2013, 10:59pm

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I'm with you [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm in no rush. I know I'll see it, and I'd much rather do so at a time that suits me, and that will be 'off-peak'. Smile


Brethil
Half-elven


Oct 13 2013, 2:44am

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Me too Kim! // [In reply to] Can't Post


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Wow, that's willpower! I plan to go twice opening weekend! Tongue



grammaboodawg
Immortal


Oct 13 2013, 3:17am

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Absolutely! [In reply to] Can't Post

I ALWAYS go to the midnight shows for LotR & Hobbit! Last year I wore my Nazgul outfit. This year I'm making a new "Hobbit" costume. :)


FaramirAndEowynMorningStar
Rohan


Oct 13 2013, 8:13am

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Well... I suppose that's not as absurd as I thought.// [In reply to] Can't Post

Smile


Starling
Half-elven


Oct 13 2013, 8:36am

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Lol, [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm as absurd as they come. I prefer a mostly empty theatre.
One of my favourite movie experiences was when I was the only person in the theatre. I kept changing seats just because I could. At the end they turned out all the lights and I had to feel my way back to the exit...I think they forgot I was there. Laugh


FaramirAndEowynMorningStar
Rohan


Oct 13 2013, 9:58am

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Aww, that is a little shame that you had to feel your way out of there [In reply to] Can't Post

But I suppose that was cool to have the theatre all to yourself.
I'd really like to have that for The Hobbit: DoS

I must confess that going on the first day it was out woth all the fans is not such a bad thing. I went on New Year's Eve with my big sister to see AUJ and surprisingly it was quite full - but they had no sense of humour. We were having hysterics and you could see from the corners of your eyes that people were looking around at us as if they didn't seem to understand the jokes (I believe they were there more for the action than the humour). I was all 'Come on people! Where's your sense of humour?!' (in my head of course, I'd not have the guts to yell that in a cinema). I was laughing all the way through it and I found it somewhat awkward.
I want to feel part of a group who appreciates the films rather than sitting with those who find the films lame (which they aren't!!!)


elaen32
Gondor


Oct 13 2013, 1:34pm

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I think I'd be a little freaked out.. [In reply to] Can't Post

being the only one in a cinema- but I agree, I like them not too full. I have had too many film viewings spoilt by people chatting, using their phones, groups of inanely giggling people of all ages. I'm not sure why people go to the cinema when they want to spend the whole time texting, on Facebook or mucking around- it's not like it's that cheap to go.
Curmudgeonly rant over, I like to think that I will go on the opening weekend, however, probably on the SundayAngelic


dubulous
Rohan

Oct 13 2013, 5:38pm

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Absolutely [In reply to] Can't Post

Watching it for the first time in a theatre packed with fellow fans who'll appreciate the bits amd references that people who haven't read the books will miss is the best way to see the movie. I'll definitely go if I can, and at the moment it looks like I should be able to.


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Oct 15 2013, 1:16am

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No - I have to wait [In reply to] Can't Post

Since the LOTR movies, I've seen the movies with my siblings, and the only time we are together is Christmas. We will probably go the day after Christmas this year.

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