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(Onion AV Club)   Movie theaters ask studios to limit trailers to two minutes, because this summer...one trailer....may defy all expectations   (avclub.com) divider line 103
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2014-01-27 08:09:15 PM  
Trailers are awesome. Stop trying to stifle them, assholes.
 
2014-01-27 08:26:16 PM  
How about limiting movie theaters to NO GODDAMNED TELEVISION COMMERCIALS first?
 
2014-01-27 08:31:20 PM  
Great, now they just need to limit them to twenty trailers per feature.
 
2014-01-27 08:40:48 PM  

Therion: How about limiting movie theaters to NO GODDAMNED TELEVISION COMMERCIALS first?


Really. It's the ads before the trailers that are a pain in the ass.
 
2014-01-27 08:42:44 PM  

Mugato: Therion: How about limiting movie theaters to NO GODDAMNED TELEVISION COMMERCIALS first?

Really. It's the ads before the trailers that are a pain in the ass.


You mean the ones they show before the publicized movie start time? I don't care about that. If you get there early, its either watching those ads or a black screen. While I would prefer a black screen as well, it doesn't bother me that much.
 
2014-01-27 08:52:07 PM  
Come on studios, if you can't give away the major plot points and/or best explosions in two minutes, you're not trying.
 
2014-01-27 09:14:43 PM  
If it wasn't for the ads the movie theaters show...Theaters would go broke. They're asking to limit the trailers because they (the theaters) don't get paid for the trailers imposed by the studios; which cuts into their ad time.

In some cases 100 percent of the ticket price goes directly to the studio. Leaving the movie theater to make up the slack with popcorn and ads. (That's for first release big movies---they get a percent of the ticket price a few months latter).

Sure...complain about it...but you won't have movie theaters anymore when they all go broke.
 
2014-01-27 09:19:31 PM  

optikeye: f it wasn't for the ads the movie theaters show...Theaters would go broke. They're asking to limit the trailers because they (the theaters) don't get paid for the trailers imposed by the studios; which cuts into their ad time.


And yet the ads are a relatively new thing and theater food has a wider variety, more expensive and people eat more than ever.
 
2014-01-27 09:22:14 PM  

Therion: How about limiting movie theaters to NO GODDAMNED TELEVISION COMMERCIALS first?


There's a group for that, called (fittingly enough) Captive Audience.

Seriously, guys: I already overpaid to get in the effing theater. It's like you WANT me to stay home and wait for it to come out on Netflix instead.
 
2014-01-27 09:29:35 PM  

Mugato: optikeye: f it wasn't for the ads the movie theaters show...Theaters would go broke. They're asking to limit the trailers because they (the theaters) don't get paid for the trailers imposed by the studios; which cuts into their ad time.

And yet the ads are a relatively new thing and theater food has a wider variety, more expensive and people eat more than ever.


Bull shait. Movie theaters had 'ads' for decades. Sometimes just in slide show format. and "Let's all go the Lobby" things. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9QAPch2o6Q
 From 1957 and a classic that was around until the late seventies.

Here's another collection of early movie theater ads. tho  most are concession stand ads..some are 'name brands' sold at the concession stand. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YdIneY-qIM

I remember the 'slide slow' type ads at some theaters that show local business in a 'shop at AL's Furniture" thing. Those would just be projected on the screen before the show in a 'loop' of slides the projectionist delt with..or maybe some automagic Kodak Carousal projector showing the ads.

Nope, ads have always been a part of the movie theater experience and probably always will be.
 
2014-01-27 09:32:56 PM  

optikeye: I remember the 'slide slow' type ads at some theaters that show local business in a 'shop at AL's Furniture" thing. Those would just be projected on the screen before the show in a 'loop' of slides the projectionist delt with..or maybe some automagic Kodak Carousal projector showing the ads.


I'm talking about actual commercials like on TV and a lot of them.
 
2014-01-27 09:36:40 PM  

optikeye: If it wasn't for the ads the movie theaters show...Theaters would go broke. They're asking to limit the trailers because they (the theaters) don't get paid for the trailers imposed by the studios; which cuts into their ad time.

In some cases 100 percent of the ticket price goes directly to the studio. Leaving the movie theater to make up the slack with popcorn and ads. (That's for first release big movies---they get a percent of the ticket price a few months latter).

Sure...complain about it...but you won't have movie theaters anymore when they all go broke.


When they're selling a popcorn and soda for $10 that costs then 25 cents in materials and prep costs, somehow I don't think they're hurting that bad.
 
2014-01-27 09:37:50 PM  
Here's a Citation about how much movie studios charge the theaters for ticket sales.
http://themovieblog.com/2007/economics-of-the-movie-theater-where-th e- money-goes-and-why-it-costs-us-so-much/

Now, you'll say "well with a 100 inch 4K Home Theater" we'll just stay home...

Not so fast sparky.

Microsoft has patented a technology (which is most like in the Xbox One) that uses the 'always on camera' to detect how many people are watching a movie.
Citation: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20121105/21564420943/microsoft-paten t s-tv-that-watches-back-counts-heads-charges-admission.shtml

So in the near future..the only option for streaming movies to that mega set you have in the living room--might not just be pay per-view...but pay for admission per person.
 
2014-01-27 09:40:53 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: When they're selling a popcorn and soda for $10 that costs then 25 cents in materials and prep costs, somehow I don't think they're hurting that bad.


Sure..I agree...but the model is farked up. If the theater doesn't get ticket sales from the studios on first release movie--they have to make up on the 'back end' of the soda and popcorn.
The studios aren't hurting either--so maybe they could toss the theaters a few more precentage points of tickets sales...HAHAHAAHA..Yeah.
 
2014-01-27 09:44:45 PM  

optikeye: Microsoft has patented a technology (which is most like in the Xbox One) that uses the 'always on camera' to detect how many people are watching a movie.
Citation: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20121105/21564420943/microsoft-paten t s-tv-that-watches-back-counts-heads-charges-admission.shtml

So in the near future..the only option for streaming movies to that mega set you have in the living room--might not just be pay per-view...but pay for admission per person.


Approves

1.bp.blogspot.com

/seriously, that's farked up.
 
2014-01-27 09:57:10 PM  
They've been giving away faaaaaaar too much in trailers. If you can't hook someone in 30 seconds, you're probably just driving potential viewers away
 
2014-01-27 10:00:06 PM  
the family and I went to the theater to see a movie a couple of months ago...maybe a little longer...probably despicable me 2. funny movie, we enjoyed it, had a good time. didn't purchase any food.

out of curiosity...wife asked me how much it was to go to the matinee to see it... for the five of us, it was roughly 50 bucks...for a matinee. we decided that we would wait and buy the movies if we really really wanted to see it and own it but now...we'll just do netflix and the movie channels that come with our cable.
 
2014-01-27 10:06:46 PM  

DamnYankees: Trailers are awesome. Stop trying to stifle them, assholes.


Old timely trailers were like 9 Minute s long
 
2014-01-27 10:11:06 PM  

Mugato: optikeye: I remember the 'slide slow' type ads at some theaters that show local business in a 'shop at AL's Furniture" thing. Those would just be projected on the screen before the show in a 'loop' of slides the projectionist delt with..or maybe some automagic Kodak Carousal projector showing the ads.

I'm talking about actual commercials like on TV and a lot of them.


Yeah, screw those. I didn't mind the old projector slides of local business ads though
 
2014-01-27 10:11:23 PM  

Therion: How about limiting movie theaters to NO GODDAMNED TELEVISION COMMERCIALS first?


Yep.... I have no problem with trailers, even their length. What I DO have a problem with is paying to get into the goddamn theater and then having to sit through farking commercials. Hell, I even accept the ones they play in between movies, but once the time I already paid for arrives, I don't want to be inundated with the same bullshiat I already have to sit through at home.

And yeah, they push more and more commercials every year.
 
2014-01-27 10:13:17 PM  
I was seeing the Wolf of Wall Street, and walked in when this trailer to "Jack Ryan" was just starting.  After about 3 minutes, I walked out of the theater, convinced I was in the wrong auditorium (along with a few other people in the audience).

/CSB
 
2014-01-27 10:14:56 PM  

Mugato: Therion: How about limiting movie theaters to NO GODDAMNED TELEVISION COMMERCIALS first?

Really. It's the ads before the trailers that are a pain in the ass.


I pretty much stay away from theaters so I don't have to see the 15 minutes of TNT hit shows.
 
2014-01-27 10:15:58 PM  

Fano: DamnYankees: Trailers are awesome. Stop trying to stifle them, assholes.

Old timely trailers were like 9 Minute s long


And some are a billion years in the making.
 
2014-01-27 10:16:29 PM  
thecpt: They've been giving away faaaaaaar too much in trailers. If you can't hook someone in 30 seconds, you're probably just driving potential viewers away

THIS x infinity. The last time I was in a movie theater was for the Desolation of Smaug on New Year's Eve, there was a solid 15 minutes of trailers beforehand. They were all for the upcoming summer blockbusters and it was pathetic, every one of them gave away the story in the trailer. My two friends and I sat there outlining the plot based just on the trailer for a few of them and when we got home, we looked it up and we were pretty close. We're not sci-fi or action or superhero movie fans at all, so we didn't really know the plots in advance.
/Only ended up at Desolation of Smaug because it was the only thing we could all agree on
//30 minutes too long and there's still one more to go
 
2014-01-27 10:17:25 PM  
The local theater refuses to sell tickets more than 10 minutes after the listed showtime, but they have a half hour long trailer reel they play before every movie. Literally 30 solid minutes, I've clocked it. It's very annoying and I just want to stamp my feet and scream.
 
2014-01-27 10:18:09 PM  

DamnYankees: Mugato: Therion: How about limiting movie theaters to NO GODDAMNED TELEVISION COMMERCIALS first?

Really. It's the ads before the trailers that are a pain in the ass.

You mean the ones they show before the publicized movie start time? I don't care about that. If you get there early, its either watching those ads or a black screen. While I would prefer a black screen as well, it doesn't bother me that much.


No, he's talking about ones that play after the advertised start time, as people have mentioned. If you aren't seeing commercials after the start time, then we would all love to know what theater you watch movies at. There are commercials for cars, television shows, Coke, restaurants, etc., and they are not what a captive audience who had to pay admission wants to see.
 
2014-01-27 10:19:04 PM  

Tanukis_Parachute: the family and I went to the theater to see a movie a couple of months ago...maybe a little longer...probably despicable me 2. funny movie, we enjoyed it, had a good time. didn't purchase any food.

out of curiosity...wife asked me how much it was to go to the matinee to see it... for the five of us, it was roughly 50 bucks...for a matinee. we decided that we would wait and buy the movies if we really really wanted to see it and own it but now...we'll just do netflix and the movie channels that come with our cable.


We took one of our grandsons to Frozen at a matinee. For the RealD 3D it was $9.75 for adults and $8.75 for kids. Remember when matinees were a buck?

/get off my 3D lawn
 
2014-01-27 10:22:49 PM  
After paying $13 to get into the movie, there's nothing I like more than being forced to watch ads.

/For every trailer I sit through I should get $1 off my ticket.
 
2014-01-27 10:23:52 PM  

Mikey1969: No, he's talking about ones that play after the advertised start time, as people have mentioned. If you aren't seeing commercials after the start time, then we would all love to know what theater you watch movies at. There are commercials for cars, television shows, Coke, restaurants, etc., and they are not what a captive audience who had to pay admission wants to see.


I go ti the AMC on Van Ness in San Francisco. I also used to go to the AMC theater on 34th in NYC and the Chelsea Clearview on 23rd. Never saw any TV ads after the listed showtime.
 
2014-01-27 10:29:53 PM  

optikeye: Not so fast sparky.

Microsoft has patented a technology (which is most like in the Xbox One) that uses the 'always on camera' to detect how many people are watching a movie.
Citation: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20121105/21564420943/microsoft-paten t s-tv-that-watches-back-counts-heads-charges-admission.shtml

So in the near future..the only option for streaming movies to that mega set you have in the living room--might not just be pay per-view...but pay for admission per person.


Americans will reject that. and/or play a little game called aim the camera at the wall or cover it with a post-it note. If you'll recall DIVX and their failed "you can buy the media but not ever own the media" experiment, it didn't turn out so well for them.
 
2014-01-27 10:31:24 PM  
Two minutes? That's all it takes to see the relevant parts of any Seth Rogen movie.
 
2014-01-27 10:32:39 PM  

optikeye: Here's a Citation about how much movie studios charge the theaters for ticket sales.
http://themovieblog.com/2007/economics-of-the-movie-theater-where-th e- money-goes-and-why-it-costs-us-so-much/

Now, you'll say "well with a 100 inch 4K Home Theater" we'll just stay home...

Not so fast sparky.

Microsoft has patented a technology (which is most like in the Xbox One) that uses the 'always on camera' to detect how many people are watching a movie.
Citation: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20121105/21564420943/microsoft-paten t s-tv-that-watches-back-counts-heads-charges-admission.shtml

So in the near future..the only option for streaming movies to that mega set you have in the living room--might not just be pay per-view...but pay for admission per person.


Yeah, and that's why I paid for the software to build up a nice library of movies, and why I use a Roku to watch movies on my projector, despite having an Xbox 360 and Kinect (not hooked up currently, anyway). And why I won't use an Xbox One unless I can use it without Kinect attached at all, without any penalty.

Roku won't be getting a room-searching camera any time soon.
 
2014-01-27 10:36:35 PM  

ZeroCorpse: optikeye: Here's a Citation about how much movie studios charge the theaters for ticket sales.
http://themovieblog.com/2007/economics-of-the-movie-theater-where-th e- money-goes-and-why-it-costs-us-so-much/

Now, you'll say "well with a 100 inch 4K Home Theater" we'll just stay home...

Not so fast sparky.

Microsoft has patented a technology (which is most like in the Xbox One) that uses the 'always on camera' to detect how many people are watching a movie.
Citation: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20121105/21564420943/microsoft-paten t s-tv-that-watches-back-counts-heads-charges-admission.shtml

So in the near future..the only option for streaming movies to that mega set you have in the living room--might not just be pay per-view...but pay for admission per person.

Yeah, and that's why I paid for the software to build up a nice library of movies, and why I use a Roku to watch movies on my projector, despite having an Xbox 360 and Kinect (not hooked up currently, anyway). And why I won't use an Xbox One unless I can use it without Kinect attached at all, without any penalty.

Roku won't be getting a room-searching camera any time soon.


A piece of electricians tape fixes that...
 
2014-01-27 10:39:26 PM  

frostus: Fano: DamnYankees: Trailers are awesome. Stop trying to stifle them, assholes.

Old timely trailers were like 9 Minute s long

And some are a billion years in the making.


It's interesting how much a difference John Williams' music makes to the film.
 
2014-01-27 10:40:48 PM  

DamnYankees: Mikey1969: No, he's talking about ones that play after the advertised start time, as people have mentioned. If you aren't seeing commercials after the start time, then we would all love to know what theater you watch movies at. There are commercials for cars, television shows, Coke, restaurants, etc., and they are not what a captive audience who had to pay admission wants to see.

I go ti the AMC on Van Ness in San Francisco. I also used to go to the AMC theater on 34th in NYC and the Chelsea Clearview on 23rd. Never saw any TV ads after the listed showtime.


Then you're lucky. They've been sneaking them in on everyone I've talked to for at least 10 years.

And no, I'm not confusing these with the ads in between movies, those are fine, I agree that they beat staring at a blank screen...

CSB: The theater in the town I went to HS in showed a short about racing the Baja 1000, it was interesting, they kept track of who passed checkpoints back in the pre-GPS days by handing out a different colored marble at each checkpoint, for example... It was interesting once or twice, that is. They showed this SAME documentary short for at least 6 years, all of the time I was in high school, and then when I was back in town 2 years later and went to a movie. 6 freakin' years, the entire town knew the thing by heart at that point. Hell, for all I know, they're still showing it 20 year later...
 
2014-01-27 10:41:43 PM  

pedobearapproved: optikeye: Not so fast sparky.

Microsoft has patented a technology (which is most like in the Xbox One) that uses the 'always on camera' to detect how many people are watching a movie.
Citation: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20121105/21564420943/microsoft-paten t s-tv-that-watches-back-counts-heads-charges-admission.shtml

So in the near future..the only option for streaming movies to that mega set you have in the living room--might not just be pay per-view...but pay for admission per person.

Americans will reject that. and/or play a little game called aim the camera at the wall or cover it with a post-it note. If you'll recall DIVX and their failed "you can buy the media but not ever own the media" experiment, it didn't turn out so well for them.


It especially won't work if other video streaming devices don't include a damned camera. Nobody's going to rely on Microsoft's console if they're the only one doing this, and a Roku only costs $40 to start.

But even if they did, I'd take a picture of myself sitting alone in front of the thing, and then tape it an appropriate distance from the camera to make it 'see' one person instead of a room full of people.
 
2014-01-27 10:43:47 PM  
You what I like to do?  Glad you asked.  I like to go see movies I know absolutely nothing about.  Sometimes I'll just choose by the title, sometimes ask the ticket-taker (usually they have a strong opinion).

Enter the theatre about 10-15 minutes after showtime and get ready to be surprised.
 
2014-01-27 10:47:26 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: frostus: Fano: DamnYankees: Trailers are awesome. Stop trying to stifle them, assholes.

Old timely trailers were like 9 Minute s long

And some are a billion years in the making.

It's interesting how much a difference John Williams' music makes to the film.


And just to contrast, Empire's trailer is all music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSH3n_up6LE
 
2014-01-27 10:48:10 PM  
Especially as it remains powerless against runner-up grievances, like "That movie was boring" and "Someone shot me."

OK, I larfed.
 
2014-01-27 10:51:56 PM  

theflatline: ZeroCorpse: optikeye: Here's a Citation about how much movie studios charge the theaters for ticket sales.
http://themovieblog.com/2007/economics-of-the-movie-theater-where-th e- money-goes-and-why-it-costs-us-so-much/

Now, you'll say "well with a 100 inch 4K Home Theater" we'll just stay home...

Not so fast sparky.

Microsoft has patented a technology (which is most like in the Xbox One) that uses the 'always on camera' to detect how many people are watching a movie.
Citation: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20121105/21564420943/microsoft-paten t s-tv-that-watches-back-counts-heads-charges-admission.shtml

So in the near future..the only option for streaming movies to that mega set you have in the living room--might not just be pay per-view...but pay for admission per person.

Yeah, and that's why I paid for the software to build up a nice library of movies, and why I use a Roku to watch movies on my projector, despite having an Xbox 360 and Kinect (not hooked up currently, anyway). And why I won't use an Xbox One unless I can use it without Kinect attached at all, without any penalty.

Roku won't be getting a room-searching camera any time soon.

A piece of electricians tape fixes that...


I think the Xbox One refuses to play with the camera disabled.

I don't think that American's won't put up with pay/per/head in the their household. They put up with worse and don't give a crap.

The concept that we don't "OWN" books your purchase when you view them a ebook..and can't resell them is just fine with most.
The concept you don't OWN a movie, media, or software and can sell it is something we've pretty much shrug off as normal. The concept you have a EULA for things like having discount for insurance with 'tracking". http://www.esurance.com/discounts/drivesense-discount

Or Progressive's discount "Snapshot" dongle that tracks your speed and driving habits..and gets connected to your cars computer.
http://www.progressive.com/auto/snapshot/

Nope...American's will put up with almost any corporation type spying on their household, if they get a couple of bucks discount upfront.
 
2014-01-27 10:53:25 PM  

ZeroCorpse: It especially won't work if other video streaming devices don't include a damned camera. Nobody's going to rely on Microsoft's console if they're the only one doing this, and a Roku only costs $40 to start.


Just because they patented this ridiculous idea doesn't mean it's coming out this Christmas. It just means they got dibbs in case maybe in a decade when everyone gives up and accepts Big Brother completely. Maybe sooner if they can tie it into "terrorism".
 
2014-01-27 10:55:36 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Tyrone Slothrop: frostus: Fano: DamnYankees: Trailers are awesome. Stop trying to stifle them, assholes.

Old timely trailers were like 9 Minute s long

And some are a billion years in the making.

It's interesting how much a difference John Williams' music makes to the film.

And just to contrast, Empire's trailer is all music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSH3n_up6LE


Definitely a big difference. Funny thing is I remember sitting in a theater with my girlfriend in 1976 and when that Star Wars trailer came on our jaws dropped at how completely awesome that movie was going to be. I watch it now and think, really? That's the trailer that blew my mind?
 
2014-01-27 10:56:01 PM  

optikeye: If it wasn't for the ads the movie theaters show...Theaters would go broke. They're asking to limit the trailers because they (the theaters) don't get paid for the trailers imposed by the studios; which cuts into their ad time.

In some cases 100 percent of the ticket price goes directly to the studio. Leaving the movie theater to make up the slack with popcorn and ads. (That's for first release big movies---they get a percent of the ticket price a few months latter).

Sure...complain about it...but you won't have movie theaters anymore when they all go broke.


Maybe the theatres shouldn't have bent over and took it up the ass from the studios regarding money split. They have only themselves to blame for the current situation.
 
2014-01-27 10:56:24 PM  

Mugato: ZeroCorpse: It especially won't work if other video streaming devices don't include a damned camera. Nobody's going to rely on Microsoft's console if they're the only one doing this, and a Roku only costs $40 to start.

Just because they patented this ridiculous idea doesn't mean it's coming out this Christmas. It just means they got dibbs in case maybe in a decade when everyone gives up and accepts Big Brother completely. Maybe sooner if they can tie it into "terrorism".


Oh, gosh... I hope we never get that complacent.
 
2014-01-27 11:03:25 PM  
There are no ads ever after the published start time. Anyone who says otherwise is lying.
 
2014-01-27 11:04:10 PM  

Disgruntled Goat: optikeye: If it wasn't for the ads the movie theaters show...Theaters would go broke. They're asking to limit the trailers because they (the theaters) don't get paid for the trailers imposed by the studios; which cuts into their ad time.

In some cases 100 percent of the ticket price goes directly to the studio. Leaving the movie theater to make up the slack with popcorn and ads. (That's for first release big movies---they get a percent of the ticket price a few months latter).

Sure...complain about it...but you won't have movie theaters anymore when they all go broke.

Maybe the theatres shouldn't have bent over and took it up the ass from the studios regarding money split. They have only themselves to blame for the current situation.


Up until about 50ish years ago (maybe 60) the theaters were owned by the studios.
 
2014-01-27 11:07:25 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: There are no ads ever after the published start time. Anyone who says otherwise is lying.


There were at Tyson's Corner 1030 showing of Hobbit 2 on Dec 31 2013. The movie didn't start until 1055
 
2014-01-27 11:07:51 PM  

Mugato: optikeye: I remember the 'slide slow' type ads at some theaters that show local business in a 'shop at AL's Furniture" thing. Those would just be projected on the screen before the show in a 'loop' of slides the projectionist delt with..or maybe some automagic Kodak Carousal projector showing the ads.

I'm talking about actual commercials like on TV and a lot of them.


In my local theater they just show slide shows. I don't mind them.
 
2014-01-27 11:09:19 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: There are no ads ever after the published start time. Anyone who says otherwise is lying.


...yes there are. It's fairly easily demonstrable.  I've seen it frequently. Unless you're defining 'an ad' differently than everyone else.

optikeye: If it wasn't for the ads the movie theaters show...Theaters would go broke. They're asking to limit the trailers because they (the theaters) don't get paid for the trailers imposed by the studios; which cuts into their ad time.

In some cases 100 percent of the ticket price goes directly to the studio. Leaving the movie theater to make up the slack with popcorn and ads. (That's for first release big movies---they get a percent of the ticket price a few months latter).

Sure...complain about it...but you won't have movie theaters anymore when they all go broke.


Oh god no! The 2 movies I see in theater a year, stripped from me! Whatever shall I do?!?

I can appreciate a movie in the cinema. But honestly? If I'm watching it at home, I'm probably going to break it up into 3-4 viewings. I get bored during most movies, and just stop, go do something else, and come back. I can play games for hours, read for hours, etc. so it's not an attention span thing. Movies and TV just bore me.  They have to be something I'm actually interested in to make me want to watch it to begin with, otherwise...I've honestly got better things to do with my time than muddle through visual pablum.
 
2014-01-27 11:12:26 PM  

Fano: Contrabulous Flabtraption: There are no ads ever after the published start time. Anyone who says otherwise is lying.

There were at Tyson's Corner 1030 showing of Hobbit 2 on Dec 31 2013. The movie didn't start until 1055


You mean previews?
 
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