A Novel Idea

From Loews (via Drudge):

Loews Cineplex today announced that it will begin publicizing the start times of feature presentations. Beginning with the Company’s locations in Connecticut on May 13, Loews movie listings will note that the feature presentation will start 10 to 15 minutes after the published showtime. The Company expects to begin including this added information in all markets nationwide over the next month. Loews anticipates that patrons will continue to arrive prior to showtime to visit the concession stand and select their seats.

I like watching the trailers and previews because I love movies, but there have been occassions when I have watched so many movies that by the time the movie starts I have forgotten what exactly I came to see.

Now, if Loews institutes a policy that makes it permissible for me to shoot chattering teens, whining babies, people who chew their popcorn with their mouth open (CRUNCH CRUNCH CRUNCH) and the tall person who invariably sits right in front of me, I will be a customer for life.






7 replies
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    Stormy70 says:

    I like this idea since the previews are so horrible now. They only show crappy trailers and obnoxious commercials. I have yet to see a trailer for Star Wars on the big screen. When I saw Hitchhiker’s Guide, a freaking space movie, I thought they would show the Star Wars trailer, but they showed SEVEN little kiddie movie trailers. I hate previews now, Hollywood has ruined the experience. Bastards.

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    Mr Furious says:

    “…movie listings will note that the feature presentation will start 10 to 15 minutes after the published showtime”

    Hasn’t everyone figured that out by now and allowed that into the time factor to grab snacks and a seat?

    I LOVE trailers. Seeing a good trailer in the theater is almost the best reason to see a film in a theater (as opposed to waiting for the DVD). That said, the online availablity of movie trailers at the Quicktime site (which I check often) has pretty much neutered the excitement of seeing a trailer in the theater.

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    Thomas says:

    This is a great idea…for me and maybe a few others. I predict the rest of the world will take this as an invitation to show up five minutes past the movie’s starting time.

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    JG says:

    I just wish I had a Mac so I could get Quicktime 7 and watch HD trailers. A warning for those who don’t have HDTV. You will never be able to watch regular tv again.

  5. 5

    Not a bad idea…I wouldn’t mind missing the MPAA adverts that tell me I’m a criminal.

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    Rocky Smith says:

    I don’t mind the movie trailers, but I hate all the ads they run.

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    TacJammer says:

    Movie Manners

    Hey, John — us tall people have to sit somewhere. Maybe the theater chains should force you short folks to sit up front. And shooting babies is just wrong. Stupid parents, though… sign me up….

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  1. TacJammer says:

    Movie Manners

    Hey, John — us tall people have to sit somewhere. Maybe the theater chains should force you short folks to sit up front. And shooting babies is just wrong. Stupid parents, though… sign me up….

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