Alexandra – My understanding is that this Cinebarre recently changed their pricing and programming structure to a second run venue. Personally, I love second run theaters. I don’t care to pay $10 to see The King’s Speech, but it is nice to see it on a big screen.
Charleston, eh? My dad lives there. And my father-in-law lives in Orangeburg. I’ll be down that way this summer I’m sure.
@OP – it might be people that actually work there. When I worked at FF I would sneak into movies (it’s part of the job to see if it’s showing at the correct aspect ratio, subtitles match, etc…) and then hang out for 45 mins or so before having to go back to work.
hmm mine’s advertising on the website $5 sundays so it’s still probably expensive :P i haven’t been there in a while though…
charleston is a cool city :)
Charleston is a cool city
Yeah, I’ve been a few times (My dad only moved there a few years ago) and it’s a beautiful city. I’d like to go down to Savannah sometime and check it out.
savannah is exactly like charleston except that you have to drive a while to get to the beach and you can carry around alcohol with you!
It’s worth mentioning that the people walking out part was one of the absolute best reasons to watch I Heart Huckabees in theatres. I mean, it’s a funny movie on its own, but watching people physically remove themselves from what they are seeing at various key points just made it all the more wonderful.
I wished the people in front of me would have walked out of Enter The Void instead of illuminating the cinema with their cell phones writing sms…
Uncle Boonmee was fine. None of the six people walked out. I assume they were all asleep.
Let The Right One In was great because I was the only person in the cinema and I could misbehave without causing any trouble.
I’ve had that happen once. I was the only person in the theater when I saw The Good, The Bad, and The Weird. I stood up, stretched, leaned on the chair, paced around a bit. It was awesome. I think they intentionally skipped the previews because they saw there was only one person in there.
I’ve got a good new name for the site: “Coca Cola Gilette Sovereign Bank Art Film Fans”.
What do you think? The site would be far more profitable that way.
not everything the Film Forum and MOMA show is a work of art (tho they certainly have a track record)
the only flick I walked out of is Major League 3 when I was 15 and with good reason: it was unwatchable 40mins in and I knew it couldn’t get better.
The only time I walked, ever: Woody’s “Interiors”. Insufferably pretentious. Yes, pretentious. I felt as though the veins in my eyes were about to rupture.
i went to see In the Realm of the Senses in glasgow once. i think there were twelve people in the theater when it started.
over the course of three hours that number dwindled down to three, including me. and i’m fairly sure i was the only one of those three who was not, at some point, masturbating.
Stroking to that film? No way is that film stroke-worthy. That’d be like stroking to Cronenberg’s “Crash”, which I can somehow sort of see. Different strokes for different folks, I suppose, but still.
I think the only way to watch a movie at a theatre is to go there alone.
I have seen many couples leaving early.
I liked Interiors quite a bit. It’s not for everyone, especially if you’re expecting films similar to his other stuff, but it’s a bit stupid to call it ‘Pretentious’. It makes no pretenses: It is exactly what it claims to be.
I would have walked out on Animal Kingdom if I wouldn’t have had to walk over somebody else to do it. That is seriously one of the worst films I’ve ever seen. The whole ‘survival of the fittest’ thing is the most poorly executed metaphor in film history.
I walk out sometimes. If a movie is the pits or a print is the pits, I’m willing to inconvenience (in a minor way, as far as I’m concerned) the other audience members. At MOMA, in particular, I’d be way more concerned about the general terribleness level of audiences…the oddballs who always seem to be there talking to themselves at a conversational volume AND likewise the really belligerent regulars who loudly and aggressively attack the slightest disturbance of a screening. God, people there creep me out sometimes.
Renault, out of curiosity, how was the RED DESERT print?
The people at MOMA and Lincoln Center are the WORST. Old cinephiliacs that bother the staff about correct aspect ratios and generic classifications and freak out about air conditioning and sound glitches that are no one’s fault.
The Red Desert print was fine. It pretty much resembled the Criterion transfer.
If you went to see a film that’s meant to be screened in 2.35:1 get screened in 1.85:1 wouldn’t you be pissed?
Also, I don’t understand why whenever a film ends at either Lincoln Center or MOMA, there seems to be this rush to scramble out of the theater as fast as possible as if there was a contest to see who could leave the theater most quickly whereas at Film Forum or Lincoln Plaza on 62nd street I think it is, people are always willing to take their sweet time to leave.
LMAO! I have a perfect visual.
Time to start your own movie theater I think, Renault…
Does anyone else clap after the movie is over? I don’t get this. I clap for someone so that they can have a way of knowing I appreciate their work. But, since no one who had a hand in making the movie is usually there, I see it is a pointless exercise. I’m not saying it’s wrong to do it, I just don’t get it. Someone explain.
actually nathan that always weirds me out because in new york [where i grew up] i remember people clapping after every movie i went to go see. and here… nothing, maybe once in a while on like an opening night of a highly-anticipated movie, but not after every showing. strange.
I only recall clapping after some extraordinary movie, wherever I’ve lived — that is when the majority of the audience feels it was extraordinary.
Anyone been to a movie that’s been booed?
I’ve been to some that booed. My friends wanted to see Fahrenheit 9/11 when it was released so I tagged along. Some guy booed and walked out after 10 minutes. He made sure everyone there know he was leaving.
i haven’t witnessed one being booed but it seems like if there’s a movie that most of the audience (usually this happens in a smaller audience) isn’t enjoying, they will feel that it’s ok to verbally heckle the movie, et cetera.
i’ve always thought that this nicely summed up how i feel most of the time (i think it’s by daniel clowes):
Lol! Some people just can’t hold it in…
To be fair, Michael Moore movies are manipulative garbage even if you agree with the general point he’s trying to make. In fact, he’s turned more people away from his point of view than toward it. I wouldn’t be surprised to find out he’s secretly in league with the GOP.
Moore could make a film about how kicking puppies is wrong, and you’d still feel manipulated into the position.
It’s still alright to walk out of the rerelease theatrical of Star Wars Episode 6 when that CG dancing alien with lipstick comes out right?
i will always support walking out of a star wars movie.
It’s my money and my time. If I want to walk out, I will. Do you seriously think I should have stayed for the rest of Interview with the Vampire to see Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise overact? I thought you guys liked me!
I wouldn’t care if people walked out, if they did it in a very unobtrusive way. (I haven’t been to a film where droves of people left at various times—I think that could get annoying.)
I recall doing this on several occasions, but it’s rare. My explanation is that the clapping is a way to release the good feelings that the film gave you. Recently, I’ve given a fist pump at the end of some movies (The New World), and that just usually means I’m excited at seeing something really great.
I don’t think I’ve been to movie where this happened. I did swear at the screen at the end of On Guard (not loud enough so that everyone could hear, though).