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Do You Choose a Movie Once You Arrive at the Theater?


As a teenager there were times when all I wanted was to hang out with my friends without any meddlesome parents around, and the movie theater was one of the top options for that. Apparently, teens today are no different, and in fact, many don't care what movie they see and "most choose the movie when they get to the theater."

Nowadays, perhaps because I've become more particular about how I plan my time, it's a rare thing for me to show up at the theater without a specific title and showtime in mind. What do you think about last-minute movie selection? Did you ever do this?

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lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
this is why I hate teenagers! (haha; I'm sorry; you'd have to know me to understand that - I'm 20, and even when I was a teenager I hated people my age because they were so immature and did such stupid things like this)I just think this makes no sense at all! I really love film as an art medium and as a tool for social, political, etc. commentary; but the truth of the matter is that 50% of films (sometimes much less) are wonderful, intelligently written works of art while the other 50% is pure crap! I just see it as such a waste of time to watch most of the movies that come out in theatres because they are written for such a dumb audience (I'm not saying the audience is dumb; I''m saying that Hollywood insults the intelligence of movie watchers and dumbs down everything).anyhoo, rant over; I always have a plan...
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
this is why I hate teenagers! (haha; I'm sorry; you'd have to know me to understand that - I'm 20, and even when I was a teenager I hated people my age because they were so immature and did such stupid things like this) I just think this makes no sense at all! I really love film as an art medium and as a tool for social, political, etc. commentary; but the truth of the matter is that 50% of films (sometimes much less) are wonderful, intelligently written works of art while the other 50% is pure crap! I just see it as such a waste of time to watch most of the movies that come out in theatres because they are written for such a dumb audience (I'm not saying the audience is dumb; I''m saying that Hollywood insults the intelligence of movie watchers and dumbs down everything). anyhoo, rant over; I always have a plan...
Allyace Allyace 7 years
I did when I was a kid and lived in a town with a dollar theater. When you are only paying $1, you don't really care what you see. Now that you pay more like $8, I want to know what I'm seeing before I get there.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
nope - i always plan - and if i don't know what movie i want to see and when it's showing then there's no point in me going to the theater.
Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
I always plan my trips to the movies; always have.
KMattes KMattes 7 years
Jeez, you're paying enough for a ticket, might as well put some thought into what you're seeing.
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 7 years
I did this once and it was a big mistake. I ended up seeing Lords of Dogtown. Terrible movie. Usually I know exactly what I want to see before going to the movies.
equestriennechic equestriennechic 7 years
I used to do this all the time when I was in middle and high school, but now I hardly ever go to the movies because I'm too cheap! Netflix is amazing.
mediaddict000 mediaddict000 7 years
Usually if I'm going to the mall to see a movie, I know what movie I want to see. Sometimes, though, when I go to the mall just to spend time with friends (and get some Panda Express), I end up seeing a movie too. Those are the times when we pick what movie to see once we arrive at the theater.
fireyelectra fireyelectra 7 years
I usually see two movies whenever I go, and that requires a lot of planning to find two things that match up together with just a little bit of time in between. I don't think I ever just met up at the movies and picked something even when I was a teenager.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
If something is sold out we will pick a different movie. But I have never just gotten in the car with no kind of idea as to what we were going to see or what time it starts
Linda-McP Linda-McP 7 years
We always plan ahead for movies and times.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
sometimes. probably more than half the time. but the other half we actually check times for a movie we are hoping to see.
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