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mccoyn Donating Member (512 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 02:45 PM
Response to Reply #9
111. Commercials are on early.
In the theaters I've gone to at least the commercials and even the previews have been shown before the listed start time for the movie. They just fill in the time while people are finding their seats.
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  - It's too expensive.  Carolab   May-10-05 12:30 AM   #83 
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  - Amen.  tanyev   May-10-05 08:03 AM   #98 
  - One thing you haven't mentioned  scavok   May-10-05 01:42 AM   #87 
  - lol!!  Love Bug   May-10-05 09:17 AM   #106 
  - The funniest thing I've read all day!  CAcyclist   May-10-05 04:04 PM   #117 
  - Broke folks & bad flicks. n/t  Dr Fate   May-10-05 01:50 AM   #89 
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  - $35 for a family of four  LizW   May-10-05 07:24 AM   #97 
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  - Shocking idea: Don't make so much rehashed, braindead crap.  Zynx   May-10-05 08:32 AM   #103 
  - Gee, What do You Think the Problem Might Be?  Hidden Stillness   May-10-05 01:22 PM   #107 
  - Amen...  AnneD   May-10-05 03:33 PM   #114 
  - I have a big screen t.v. I wait for the DVD and watch at home w/friends  BigBearJohn   May-10-05 02:25 PM   #109 
  - Buy Movie tickets for four + Popcorn and drinks and you'll spend about  Sandpiper   May-10-05 02:26 PM   #110 
  - Maybe if they didn't suppress  CAcyclist   May-10-05 04:08 PM   #118 
  - Americans to Hollywood: Stop making shitty movies.  The Blue Knight   May-10-05 04:36 PM   #119 
  - Mediocre movies + $10 tickets + $5 soda = box office poison  Nevernose   May-10-05 06:50 PM   #121 
 

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