Fans Waiting At The Wrong Theater For Star Wars


clayj

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Well, all 5 of the previous movies opened there, so their logic is pretty sound. Until the deal with the ArcLight is set in concrete, they're in the right place. The question is, Will they move over to the ArcLight and find that someone else has already started a line there?

(OK, the REAL question is: 7 WEEKS? As the Shatner said, "Get a life, will you?")
 

stoid

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clayjohanson said:
(OK, the REAL question is: 7 WEEKS? As the Shatner said, "Get a life, will you?")
IIRC, these people are part of a group that is raising money for charity through this public act. They are able to go to work/school/eat/shower as needed, they just spend their free time in line instead of going home.
 

PlaceofDis

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7 weeks? thats a bit much dont you think? for just a movie? wow some people are way to fanatical about things, i glad that i am not this way about anything in particular even the things/books/movies/bands that i love i would never to go this extreme, i guess some people just have the time to burn though good for them
 

BoardCertified

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Jan 20, 2005
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Right...

Where do these people get the money to be in the same place for 7 weeks? If I missed one week of work I'd be on my butt.... well maybe not one week, but two weeks for sure! :D
 

tech4all

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lol :p that's tooooo funny. Why on Earth would someone want to waste 7 weeks waiting for a movie?! :eek: I understand there big fans of Star Wars, and that's fine. But 7 weeks?! Mabye 7 hours, but weeks?! :eek: and it's not even guranteed to be playing at that theater. :rolleyes:
 

Lacero

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Obviously this re-inforces the notion that Star Wars geek need to get laid.
 

liketom

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lol the fools , have they never heard of the internet ? book your tickets there!

lol

reminds me of all the waiting lines for a Mac store - whats that japan one with the REALLY long line Ginza?

( i wonder if comic book guy is in that line for star wars ? )
 

Sun Baked

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"Sort of proves the average Trekkie is far smarter than the Star Wars groupies... Trek Rules"

-- A nameless Trekkie speaks on this foolishness.
 

Chappers

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Ah the power of religion. Here in the UK - Jedi Knight is an officially recognised religion and it is these poor sad souls who would wait in line even if charity wasn't involved.

PS. I didn't talk my wife into standing at sub zero temperatures for 4 hours just to get a free T-Shirt at the Apple store opening in London.
 

MongoTheGeek

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I spent 4 hours in line for Jedi.
I spent 18 hours in line for Clones.

The time spent in line is more than time spent in line. Its almost like a party. We talked, played cards, (Hearts. I was cleaning up until a woamn started giving backrubs, I got distracted and someone shot the moon)
 

wordmunger

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My understanding of the way the line works is that you don't have to be there the whole time. There is a registry, and your place in line is determined by how many hours you spend in line. So if you need to go to work (yeah right), or just have somewhere else you need to be, you can leave and come back.
 

Black&Tan

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Okay,
The radio just announced that the folks at Fox are saying that Mann's Chinese Theater will NOT be showing Star Wars. According to sources at Fox, it will be shown at the Arclight.

Further, 11 fans have refused to accept the news and will remain in line at Mann's Chinese Theater. For seven weeks.
 

Mr. Anderson

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I don't plan on waiting on line for more than 30 minutes....even if I have to wait a week to go see the movie....

Its a little much, if you ask me, to waste so much time for something that you could see without waiting if you had a little patience.

D
 

mac-er

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They are probably thinking..

Poor Mac geeks, sitting talking about some dumb OS and when it will come out. :rolleyes:
 

PlaceofDis

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They are probably thinking..

Poor Mac geeks, sitting talking about some dumb OS and when it will come out. :rolleyes:
let 'em, but at least we have a life outside of the forums and arent killing seven weeks straight on here 24/7 or whatever, at least we have a life outside of MR, well some of us do
 

Blackheart

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PlaceofDis said:
let 'em, but at least we have a life outside of the forums and arent killing seven weeks straight on here 24/7 or whatever, at least we have a life outside of MR, well some of us do
What's "life"? and is Apple going to release it? If so, do you know how much it will cost or if Amazon will offer a pre-order rebate?
 

combatcolin

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Chappers said:
Ah the power of religion. Here in the UK - Jedi Knight is an officially recognised religion and it is these poor sad souls who would wait in line even if charity wasn't involved.

PS. I didn't talk my wife into standing at sub zero temperatures for 4 hours just to get a free T-Shirt at the Apple store opening in London.
NO

It is not.

However, about 40,000 people put it down as their religion in the last UK census.

After the horror that was the Phantom Dribble :mad: the trilogy should hopefully be ending on a more quality note.
 

DavidLeblond

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combatcolin said:
After the horror that was the Phantom Dribble :mad: the trilogy should hopefully be ending on a more quality note.
At least we can be comforted by the fact that the poor attempt at entertainment is ENDING.