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    While I was browsing online, I realized that Shrek and POTC are both having earlier than midnight showings. Shrek is having 10 p.m showings on Thursday the 17th. POTC is having scattered showings starting at 8 p.m on the 24th. I am having trouble with my group who half wants to stick with the midnight crowd and half who want to see it earlier.

    Why do you all think that they chose to do this? Will you choose to go to the earlier showing or stick with the midnight crowd?

  • #2
    Re: Earlier than midnight showings?

    I'd push for the earlier show.
    Where is it playing early? I might want to tap that.

    Nothing in my area seems to be showing it warly.

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    • #3
      Re: Earlier than midnight showings?

      To answer your question: In the contract signed with the theater chain, there is some restriction on when the earliest it can show it.
      1. It might state "Friday May 25, 2007" but no time.
      2. It might state Friday May 25, 2007 12:01AM EST." I'm guessing this is what POTC states, since we're currently in Pacific Daylight Time, and 8PM PDT is Midnight EST.

      I don't know how one comes up with a 10PM time for Shrek3.

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      • #4
        Re: Earlier than midnight showings?

        12 midnight EST
        11 pm CST
        10 pm MST
        9 pm PST

        So it is not due to EST, since it starts at 8pm PST,
        which is 11pm EST.

        In fact, DL had a special PotC DMC event the Thursday
        night before the Friday opening of the 2nd Pirate movie.
        The final activity of the evening was a showing of DMC
        at midnight at the AMC theaters in DTD (which was Friday,
        the official opening day) So even for this "special audience,
        the EST zone wasn't taken into effect, for the start of the movie.


        Most theaters in the Phoenix area don't have their showtimes
        available for this 3rd PotC movie, yet. But one theater in the
        Phoenix area does list an 8pm show and 11:59pm show on
        that Thursday. My guess is that the 8pm show just has
        about 4 hours of previews :sleep: before the movie actually starts. :lol:


        One other possibility, maybe the 8pm shows are for audiences
        that want to see the entire trilogy, CotBP 8pm, DMC 10pm, and
        EotE 12 midnight. not sure. maybe someone that works/
        or manages these theaters has the answer.
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        • #5
          Re: Earlier than midnight showings?

          Originally posted by Aladdin View Post
          12 midnight EST
          11 pm CST
          10 pm MST
          9 pm PST

          So it is not due to EST, since it starts at 8pm PST,
          which is 11pm EST.
          Which is Midnight EDT.

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          • #6
            Re: Earlier than midnight showings?

            Originally posted by Aladdin View Post
            One other possibility, maybe the 8pm shows are for audiences
            that want to see the entire trilogy, CotBP 8pm, DMC 10pm, and
            EotE 12 midnight. not sure. maybe someone that works/
            or manages these theaters has the answer.
            Possibly.

            I would like to know exactly which theaters are showing POTC early. I'll drive an hour or so (40 miles in friendly LA traffic) for that.

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            • #7
              Re: Earlier than midnight showings?

              http://www.fandango.com/piratesofthe...011/movietimes

              Click that, scroll down, put in your zipcode and it will show you which theaters are showing it early.

              If you are looking to go to an AMC, the only theater as of now that has any early showing at all is the Downtown Disney theater. I am assuming that will change.

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              • #8
                Re: Earlier than midnight showings?

                A midnight showing of anything means nothing unless it's Rocky Horror Picture Show!

                Actually my kids are going to the midnight showing of both Potter and Pirates - I'm not, I can wait - I'm way past my impatient years
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                • #9
                  Re: Earlier than midnight showings?

                  Originally posted by Aladdin View Post


                  Most theaters in the Phoenix area don't have their showtimes
                  available for this 3rd PotC movie, yet. But one theater in the
                  Phoenix area does list an 8pm show and 11:59pm show on
                  that Thursday. My guess is that the 8pm show just has
                  about 4 hours of previews :sleep: before the movie actually starts. :lol:

                  I like the previews and trailers! LOL - Sometimes I enjoy those more than the movie (thats if the movie is a stinker)
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                  • #10
                    Re: Earlier than midnight showings?

                    Originally posted by Trac View Post
                    A midnight showing of anything means nothing unless it's Rocky Horror Picture Show!

                    Actually my kids are going to the midnight showing of both Potter and Pirates - I'm not, I can wait - I'm way past my impatient years
                    I have to agree with you on that one. Rocky Horror Picture Show is so fun.

                    Still, I have two brothers to make happy so here I go. I did have a great time last year. My parents will be doing the same as yourself. We are doing a family trip to the El Capitan the next day to see it.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Earlier than midnight showings?

                      Originally posted by bella View Post
                      http://www.fandango.com/piratesofthe...011/movietimes

                      Click that, scroll down, put in your zipcode and it will show you which theaters are showing it early.

                      If you are looking to go to an AMC, the only theater as of now that has any early showing at all is the Downtown Disney theater. I am assuming that will change.
                      Grazie, bella! The Regal in Simi on Tapo Canyon Rd is showing at 8PM. I might swing by to buy tickets tonight.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Earlier showings - BOSTON, MA

                        In the Boston area it is listed as showing on the 24th at the Fenway Movie Theater in Brookline MA, and the earliest shows are at 8:00pm and 8:25pm

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                        • #13
                          Re: Earlier than midnight showings?

                          Hmm, seems that the contract states 8PM for all time zones. Kind of sucky. Now the East coast STILL gets to see it three hours before we do.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Earlier than midnight showings?

                            Originally posted by sediment View Post
                            Which is Midnight EDT.
                            ?????? Think about it, your statement still doesn't
                            make sense. East Coast and West Coast are still
                            3 hours apart. Both go on Daylight Savings at the
                            same day and go back to Standard time the same day.
                            .

                            And as I pointed out previously, POTC DMC didn't start
                            before midnight in any of the time zones it played in. So
                            there is something else involved in why PotC 3 is starting
                            at 8pm

                            Like I said, surely some movie theater manager who
                            reads these boards, or someone who works with Disney
                            and has first hand knowledge about the reason for this,
                            and is informed about the actual agreement may speak
                            up ~ instead of just having people guess why.
                            Critter Country's a mess ev'r since the Country Bears were kicked out. Ya can't cover pooh with honey and 'spect people ta like it.
                            An Adventurers It's Time to Put the Spotlight Back on Bring Back the REAL Disney Gallery
                            Life for Me! ~ ~ ~ Melvin, Buff, and Max!!! ~~~~ Dump the Dream Suite!
                            Meese-ka Moose-ka Mice-Chatter!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Earlier than midnight showings?

                              Wow! Thanks for the info! I had no idea the showing was that early. We're showing at 8 and 8:25 here.
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