Paranormal Activity


dukebound85

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Jul 17, 2005
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I worry it's another Blair Witch. I wasn't impressed with that one.
yea blair witch was overhyped

on a related note: my 14 year old bro went to see this, bought tickets at the theater by themselves and once they were in they got escorted out for being too young and were not refunded

im pissed at the theater for that crap
 

TuffLuffJimmy

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Apr 6, 2007
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Portland, OR
yea blair witch was overhyped

on a related note: my 14 year old bro went to see this, bought tickets at the theater by themselves and once they were in they got escorted out for being too young and were not refunded

im pissed at the theater for that crap
Pissed at the theater for what? Upholding the law or...?
 

dukebound85

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It sounds more like your sibling is clever, but not clever enough.
or the teller didnt do their job

my brother couldnt fake looking 17 if he tried and i bet he wasnt aware that you had to be 17 to see an r rated movie as usually he is with me or my other brothers who are well past 18 accompanying him. this time he was with a friend

he just bought tickets and they didnt give him any trouble when they did

they went in, were in the theater and were then spotted and escorted out and not given thier money back....essentially stealing from my brother at that point
 

Rapmastac1

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Aug 5, 2006
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In the Depths of the SLC!
Yes, the cashier did not do their job. At any theater I have ever been to, they ask for your ID if you don't look 18 before you buy the tickets. I would call for their manager and take your stubs in there and tell them what happened. I'm sure they can work out a comped movie or something.
 

brmaki

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May 2, 2009
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it wasn't nearly as scary as it's hyped to be. i'm hoping that they put the original version on the dvd when it comes out. i want to see that one.
 

ucfgrad93

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Aug 17, 2007
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The theater shouldn't have sold the kids a ticket. While they were right to kick them out of the movie, they should have refunded their money since they didn't sneak into the theater.

Like Rapmastac1 said, take the stubs in and explain the situation to a manager. If they don't refund the money or give tickets to another movie, then I would tell your brother to find a new theater to go to.
 

rdowns

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Jul 11, 2003
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Yes, I'm sure every theater in all of Salem, OR just agreed to change their policy so you had to be 18 instead of 17 to see an R rated film. It's not the law or anything... :rolleyes:
The rating system is just that, a system used by the MPAA. It is not a law.
 

TuffLuffJimmy

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Apr 6, 2007
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The rating system is just that, a system used by the MPAA. It is not a law.
But there are laws that have to do with the rating system. I don't think you understand that the rating system doesn't decide the law, but there are laws decided on based on the rating system.
 

dukebound85

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Yes, I'm sure every theater in all of Salem, OR just agreed to change their policy so you had to be 18 instead of 17 to see an R rated film. It's not the law or anything... :rolleyes:
if its the law, then you could face fines, punishment, etc for breaking it

if its the law, then tv could not broadcast shows that are a certain age limit without verifying who is watching it

its not law, its policy

probably an agreement theaters have with the MPAA in order to show their movies
 

TuffLuffJimmy

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Apr 6, 2007
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Portland, OR
if its the law, then you could face fines, punishment, etc for breaking it

if its the law, then tv could not broadcast shows that are a certain age limit without verifying who is watching it

its not law, its policy

probably an agreement theaters have with the MPAA in order to show their movies
:confused::confused:
Dude. I spent my entire life in Salem. I remember when this LAW passed. What the **** are you talking about? It's not policy. Your logic has the worst fallacies. No, they would not have to verify who watches the broadcasts. That's why they edit movies.


IT'S LAW
 

dukebound85

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:confused::confused:
Dude. I spent my entire life in Salem. I remember when this LAW passed. What the **** are you talking about? It's not policy. Your logic has the worst fallacies. No, they would not have to verify who watches the broadcasts. That's why they edit movies.


IT'S LAW
Dude, I have lived in the US all my life and whatnot too!

Fallacies? are you even using that word correctly? no you are not....I am not talking about editing movies, I am talking about tv shows that tell you the rating of the show before it airs

It may be local law for Salem (which explains being 18), but by no means is it applicable everywhere

Regardless, it is not the law where this happened:rolleyes: