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Old 09-09-2017, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Kansas/China
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I do have another great movie theatre experience I just remembered. Gladiator.

I was 13 when it was in theatres and my brother took my and a friend to watch a movie. My mother had expressed greatly that we were not to watch Gladiator. But of course we got there and my brother asked, well what do you want to watch? Of course we wanted to watch Gladiator, so we did. It was excellent, the theatre was so packed we couldn't sit together, we had also just decided at the last moment to watch it. My mom was angry, but I think she has assumed we had watched it and wasn't surprised.

After both Tron and Gladiator there were ovations at the end of the movie. I can't think of another movie that did. Maybe LOTRs.
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Old 09-10-2017, 03:12 PM
 
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Star Wars definitely, when it was originally released.

Aliens was the first movie I paid to watch in a theater several times, the audience reaction each time was like a drug to me.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Alien Went to see this when it premiered, and it scared the absolute bejeezus out of me. Utterly terrifying (and the scene with Jonesy the cat just about did me in, when I thought the alien was going to get him). My bf at the time was making fun of me because I would jump at certain scenes, but then when one caught him offguard, I swear he jumped twice as high as me, and almost let out a little girly squeal (no offence intended to those of us of the female persuasion ).

Jurassic Park Saw this with my son when he was nine. We were both completely swept away by the amazing digital FX, and the wonderful storytelling that is so indicative of Spielberg. I'm convinced that this movie is what ultimately influenced my son to study film.

*ETA: I didn't see the original post that mentioned "films of the '90s"...just saw the thread title. Ah well.
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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Almost forgot, saw The Revenant in theaters. I was blown away, fantastic movie.
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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Aliens was the first movie I paid to watch in a theater several times, the audience reaction each time was like a drug to me.
Bwahahaha! I bet!

As a kid born in 82 and LOVED 80s action flicks, Aliens is up there as one of the greatest of all-time. Wish I could've seen it in theaters!
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Old 09-12-2017, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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The 90's? Probably Fargo by the Coen Brothers. Just a flat-out masterpiece.

Ever? Gotta go with Blade Runner(1982).

Mind blowing to my 15 year old self.

Bonus: When I saw the re-issue of the original Japanese version of Godzilla (Gojira, 1954). I had no idea how great that version was.
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:14 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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The first Star Wars, with my 7 year old son, who is now in his 40s.
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Old 09-15-2017, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Ithaca, New York
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A good year was a good one
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Old 09-16-2017, 06:26 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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The original "Planet of the Apes" (1967). We were kids then, and were shocked at the ending. Everyone in the theater was silent. (Later, "Dad! What? How could that happen?")
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Old 09-16-2017, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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The original release of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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