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When should I go to get good seat?

PWOKristy
Bree

Dec 10 2012, 6:01am

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When should I go to get good seat? Can't Post

Hello,

To get a good seat, what time, ahead of time, should I go for this spectacular, upcoming movie? What time do ya guys suggest? Thank you very much!

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hobbithobbit
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Dec 10 2012, 6:14am

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

This is going to be a HUUUUUUGE movie, so I bet there will be looong lines. If you have free time, I'd go HOURS before your showing to line up.


DanielLB
Immortal


Dec 10 2012, 8:03am

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Is queing for seats a big thing in the US? [In reply to] Can't Post

I did have my seats reserved for my original screening. I changed it to a HFR screening, and did't have to book my seats. In the UK, I can't imagine people being there until 15-30 minutes before you need to be,

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jtarkey
Rohan


Dec 10 2012, 11:05am

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Ya, it's a big thing over here. [In reply to] Can't Post

At least in Cleveland, Ohio. I'm going to the theatre at 8 for the midnight showing. I remember arriving a little bit after 9 for the midnight of ROTK and I was still in the last first quarter of the line.

Even arriving 4 hours before the show, I don't expect to be first in line.

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Bombadil
Half-elven


Dec 10 2012, 2:34pm

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Saturday at the theater...the manager told Bomby. [In reply to] Can't Post

The lineup starts at 8 inside.


Glůin the Dark
Rivendell

Dec 10 2012, 2:40pm

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Half an hour for me. [In reply to] Can't Post

I already have my tickets (for a cinema in the UK, which, not coincidentally, is the country I'll be in at the time). I'm hoping to be in my seat at least 30 minutes before the performance is scheduled to begin. For one thing, I usually try to devour an entire large popcorn before the film starts, and that can take a bit of time...


Tim
Tol Eressea


Dec 10 2012, 3:22pm

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Like jtarkey was saying, it's a big thing here for the popular shows [In reply to] Can't Post

The earliest I've been in line for a show is 6 hours. I'd prefer it if we could reserve seats like you do over there, but it is what it is.

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DanielLB
Immortal


Dec 10 2012, 4:55pm

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Yup, I'll get there early-ish to get a good seat [In reply to] Can't Post

But certainly not hours beforehand!

I can't imagine the cinema will even be open before the film starts.

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Finrod
Rohan


Dec 10 2012, 10:02pm

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Queue early [In reply to] Can't Post


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But certainly not hours beforehand!

I can't imagine the cinema will even be open before the film starts.


Why would that stop people from queueing up early?

I didnít get to the opening showing of the Return of the King until 75 minutes before they opened the cinema, so I ended up sitting in row 2 or 3. Miserable.

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in Valinor and comes no more
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DanielLB
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Dec 10 2012, 10:06pm

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It's just a different mentality [In reply to] Can't Post


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Why would that stop people from queueing up early?

I didnít get to the opening showing of the Return of the King until 75 minutes before they opened the cinema, so I ended up sitting in row 2 or 3. Miserable.


Why queue, when you can just turn up on time? I don't know about the US, but people here always turn up 5-10 minutes after the film has started. We're just more laid back. Tongue

That's not to say I won't turn up early.

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Eye's on Guard
Lorien


Dec 11 2012, 12:24am

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Anyone know about Saturday mornings? [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm going to a 10:00am HFR showing on Saturday the 15th. Any ideas of when to go to get a good seat at this time of day?


grammaboodawg
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Dec 11 2012, 2:15am

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I'll be at the theatre at 10:30 [In reply to] Can't Post

on Thursday night for the 12:01 show. I don't think my seat for this show will be very good because I'm heading the line party... which means I won't be standing in line ;) But you really do want to go as early as possible. Remember that most theatres will open the doors to the shows and allow seating at least 1/2 hour before the movie starts; but it may be different for those first few days.



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Recoveryanonymous
The Shire

Dec 11 2012, 5:45am

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It's probably best [In reply to] Can't Post

to reserve tickets in advance.


Starling
Half-elven


Dec 11 2012, 6:41am

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I remember queuing for seats in the olden days [In reply to] Can't Post

I have a really strong memory of standing for ages in the hot sun in the queue for 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' as a child. We finally got to the front of the queue, and out came the 'sold out' sign. We went to see Star Wars again instead, which I was perfectly happy about.

When allocated seating first came in I hated it. I couldn't stand the idea of someone telling me where to sit. But now I rather like it: If it's going to be busy, I can book good seats online and then just turn up. If it's off peak I can just turn up a few minutes before the film starts and get a good seat. And when the theatre is very quiet, I can ignore the seat allocation and pick my own spot at will.

I cannot stand the idea of having to turn up super early and stand in a line.

 
 

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