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(11,804 posts)
Tue Nov 26, 2013, 04:44 PM Nov 2013

Movie attendance on Thanksgiving?

It seems like Movie theaters have been open on Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember. I usually go - but curious what other people think in relation to the current controversy about Wal mart.


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There's nothing wrong with going to the movies on Thanksgiving
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There's something a little bit wrong with going to the movies on Thanksgiving
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There's something quite a bit wrong with going to the movies on Thanksgiving
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Don't go to the movies on Thanksgiving
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Don't post any more bullshit polls - not on Thanksgiving or any other day.
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(62,444 posts)
15. I think the jury is out on paper plates
Tue Nov 26, 2013, 06:03 PM
Nov 2013

Whether a paper plate consumes more resources or produces more pollution than washing a ceramic dish was a debatable proposition the last time I checked. Someone may have eventually won the argument, but I'm not informed on the subject.


(17,732 posts)
16. I suspect it depends a lot on the supply of fresh water where you live vs. the supply of trees.
Tue Nov 26, 2013, 06:07 PM
Nov 2013

For example too many people drawing from the Colorado River is a problem, so the total cost of washing that plate is high for those folks.

In contrast, here on the East Coast I think it's less of a problem, and most of the forest is already gone, so it's probably better to use water than trees.


(29,693 posts)
11. We're seeing Catching Fire in an hour.
Tue Nov 26, 2013, 05:14 PM
Nov 2013

Carmike has a budget matinee from 4-5:30 every day and ticket sales during that time are under $6.00. They also have Stimulus Tuesday, where you can get a small popcorn, a small drink and some candies for $2.00 each.

It's always the best deal to go on Tuesday before dinner!

cui bono

(19,926 posts)
4. There's nothing wrong with going to the movies on Thanksgiving.
Tue Nov 26, 2013, 04:50 PM
Nov 2013

There's nothing wrong with going to the movies on xmas either.

There does, however, need to be people working in order for that to happen. Sucks for them.

Seriously, for xmas they can probably find people who don't celebrate it to work. Thanksgiving... maybe...? I don't know, it's such a general holiday, there must be people who don't celebrate it though? They probably don't pay overtime for it either. I don't go on either holiday so my conscience is clear!

What about gas stations?

Grocery stores?


Smarmie Doofus

(14,498 posts)
5. Nothing playing I want to see ( WHAT ELSE IS NEW?): otherwise....
Tue Nov 26, 2013, 04:55 PM
Nov 2013

... I'd give it some thought.

I boycotted TG in about 2002 because of the presence of an incompatible relative and, after dropping off my son, left to see Cold Mountain instead.

Ah. Family!


(22,336 posts)
6. Do people still get paid time and a half or double time on holidays?
Tue Nov 26, 2013, 04:57 PM
Nov 2013

If so there are probably people who LIKE to work on Thanksgiving. People might compete for that day.

I can see both sides of this.

I do plan to take my kids to see Frozen on Thanksgiving.


(38,703 posts)
7. Not everyone has a family to be with
Tue Nov 26, 2013, 04:58 PM
Nov 2013

I'm going to see my son. He gets out of work mid-day, but our dinner reservations aren't until 6 pm.

If we see a movie together, is that so bad? I don't think so.


(22,165 posts)
9. You and your son are not bad, of course ....
Tue Nov 26, 2013, 05:04 PM
Nov 2013

... however, I think everyone needs to be very mindful that real people (generally very low paid workers) are asked to leave activities and celebrations they may have. They may or may not receive any holiday pay.


(35,518 posts)
13. movies on Thanksgiving is a tradition...
Tue Nov 26, 2013, 05:59 PM
Nov 2013

just like Black Friday is a tradition
but Black Thursday is a greedy intrusion


(9,338 posts)
17. Used to go to the movies Xmas Day after dinner
Tue Nov 26, 2013, 06:40 PM
Nov 2013

Was a great way for all us cousins & our SOs to get away from the old folks. Someday my kids & grandkids will do that to me.

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