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I hate getting to the theatre and having to sit through 30 minutes of previews (literally). I usually show up 20 minutes after the scheduled time of the movie so that I miss them, but generally cant get a very good seat. So, when wanting to get a good seat, I have to sit through mind-numbing dribble.
cant movie theatres show previews as an intermission. In the last home stretch of a movie Im pretty much out of popcorn and snow caps and I need a good stretch. The theatre would get a lot more cash flow at their concessions and Id think that about half the people wouldnt leave the screen room and would see the previews (and get some hype behind their upcoming flicks).
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||There's a lot of pressure on US cinemas to curtail their pre-show ads, and some have begun to do so, or actually start the film at the advertised time.
||Yeah, I know that is done in much of Europe... but this idea does allow them to gain money in their concessions and still get their previews out.
If they were curtailed, they wouldn't be seen (or atleast not by anyone I know).
||I actually kinda like seeing the best bits of a bunch of new movies, as an added bonus to seeing the film.
||I'd like an intermission in the middle of long movies, though...I missed 5min of LOTR III because I had to pee...