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Old 12-13-2008, 11:34 AM
 
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So apparently we in Omaha are not going to be able experience the movie Milk in theaters. I just got off of the phone with a guy at the AMC theater and according to him it is because the movie is in limited release and Omaha was not "able" to get a copy. I am dubious frankly. I am also angry.

Thank god I am going to San Francisco for Christmas and can see it while I am there. Thank God my plan to get the h$!! outta Omaha is churning along nicely.

Grumble grumble.
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Old 12-13-2008, 12:25 PM
 
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I'll never forget where I was the moment I heard Milk wasn't coming to Omaha.....
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:22 PM
 
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Mainstream theatres are market driven - if there is a demand by the general population it will come... if there is not it won't....

If there is a demand for a specific movie by a certain niche than it can still find its way to Omaha thru the independents like the Dundee or the Ruth Sokolof theatre.

If neither the mainstream or Dundee/Sokolof want to show a movie then just not be enough demand in this market.
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Old 12-13-2008, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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It appears that the Lincoln Grand has the movie, for what thats worth.

Also I wouldn't be too disappointed with Omaha on this one. We have an AMC theater up on the Pinellas/Hillsborough County lines that is showing it, and the only other one is almost 2 hours away in Sarasota. That's two theaters playing this movie in a market of 4 million people, and one is a small independent theater like Dave mentioned.

Take that into consideration and Omaha doesn't look so bad.
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Old 12-13-2008, 03:49 PM
 
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Mainstream theatres are market driven - if there is a demand by the general population it will come... if there is not it won't.....
Well if there is not enough demand that still says something not very flattering about Omaha IMO. This is an Oscar-contending mainstream-released movie after all.

AND shot in San Francisco, which of course makes me really biased.
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Well like I said Stacy, we only have one "large" theater playing this movie in a market of over 4 million people. Before I saw your thread, I hadn't even heard about this movie either.

Give it time and I'm sure more theaters will pick it up.
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:20 PM
 
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Well if there is not enough demand that still says something not very flattering about Omaha IMO. This is an Oscar-contending mainstream-released movie after all.

AND shot in San Francisco, which of course makes me really biased.
So what's the problem? The film is being marketed in a very weird and different way.

This isn't an Omaha thing. It's a Milk thing...
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:36 AM
 
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Not to worry, the movie is being released in three stages.

1) Limited release in a half-dozen large cities (one or two theaters).

2) Art-House theaters in a few dozen major cities and their suburbs.

3) General release (Omaha will get it then, at lest at the Dundee and/or Film Streams)

This is turning out to be a major, critically acclaimed movie. I've noticed that the Omaha World Herald has thus far refused to review it even though it's critic could have chosen to do an advanced screening. I'll be waiting for a review. This movie has already made it to the suburbs of large metropolitan areas. The reason for the limited release is to create a buzz; it's purely a marketing strategy and from the tone of the responses above it seems to be working. It'll most likely be nominated for several oscars, including best actor, director, supporting actor, and best picture.
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:12 AM
 
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What is fishy to me here is that the movie WAS scheduled to be released here on December 12th at three theaters (one of which was the AMC). This according to the Milk website. Now the theater is saying that they are not going to get it at all. Ever. This according to the guy I talked to at the theater. And a scheduled release in Omaha is no longer on the Milk website.

I want to know why.
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:52 AM
 
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Hmmmmmmmmmmm

This is worth further investigation.
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