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Old 10-18-2011, 12:52 PM
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Hollywood can suck it. I'm not paying $35 for what they're spitting out now. I'm not demanding free (read: stolen) but definitely not paying over $100 for the three of us to see a movie whose best scenes are in the previews, generally speaking.

I wish they'd get out of politics and back to making quality films.
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:08 PM
 
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They're not talking about 'stadium riser' seating. They're making reference to the high-backed seating that AMC has, which no other chain in town uses. IMO, paired with stadium rise, it's the best seat in the mass-market industry. It provides a sense of envelopment and privacy. As for Santikos and Palladium: The company needs to work on it's consistency through the chain. Dirty theaters, outdated tech (at some locations) and untrained employees are their biggest issues. Bigger is not always better. Palladium is the Walmart of moviehouses. It's just a cluster*uck of people at almost all hours of the day.

And for those who aren't seeing the issue with people complaining about movie ticket prices in relation to how SA functions as a whole: Our prices in the States are dirt cheap in comparison to Europe. How about $35+ USD to see a first-run film in London? Yeah, that's what it costs.

If San Antonio moans over a $10 movie ticket, then it's really going to p*ss and groan over the cost of all of these new chains they keep clamoring for.




BN
BN, I think the higher prices overseas has a lot to do with the value of USD vs whatever currency of the country you are speaking of. I could be wrong however.

For example, I was paying 240 yens for a "large" 20 oz coke in Japan which is roughly $3.28 USD at McDonalds there.
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:10 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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I wish they'd get out of politics and back to making quality films.
Yeah, I agree. JJ Abrams needs to make some more movies!

What's the deal with all the remakes?
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:24 AM
 
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Remakes are just a sign of Hollywood unwilling to take risks on new material. So many of them are unnessecary. I just saw the new Footloose. That actually worked because it was more of a remix rather than a straight remake. It was the same story, but a new message for both parents and kids.
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:27 AM
 
Location: In San Antonio
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Cant believe something is closing down that large on the NW side. Lost money for both sides. Either way wish there were some Harkins theaters here.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:51 PM
 
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What's the deal with all the remakes?
Nostalgia sells. It always has. Remakes and revivals are not only a moneymaker for film, but for Broadway and theatre as well. Notice how few 'new' things come through The Majestic's Broadway Series? It seems we keep getting Fiddler on the Roof and some form of CATS year-after-year-after-year. It's a shame.

When you're gambling with that much money, I don't blame producers for going for a more sure bet. What's nice is that every now and then, little films break through and get their just due (Up In The Air, King's Speech, Little Miss Sunshine, etc). It's still possible to put out a great film and not pander to the mind-numbing Michael Bay aesthetic, but it's getting tougher.



BN
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:14 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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Remember a few years back when the movie studios were talking about making new movies with computer generated stars like Humphery Bogart or James Cagney? I wonder what ever happened to that idea?
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:31 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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Nostalgia sells.
I just hope they don't remake Grease!
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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Back when AMC opened Huebner Oaks 24, within a year it proposed opening a 30 screen theatre at Central Park Mall. Right after they made the announcement, CPM began to shut down and thus we lost a 30 screen theatre.
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:39 PM
 
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I just hope they don't remake Grease!
I hope they do, starring justin beiber! <3 !!!!
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