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Old 05-24-2013, 02:13 AM   #1
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Trying to juggle watching Fast 6 and Iron Man three within 5 hours. When I theater says run time does that include previews? If not how long generally are previews.
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:15 AM   #2
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No It usually does not include the previews. and they can run anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes
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No It usually does not include the previews. and they can run anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes
Thanks! Does run time include credits?
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No It usually does not include the previews. and they can run anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes
Yep, and sometimes every over 20 minutes. I went to a movie once that had 25 minutes of previews alone.

So it's always good to add on 15 extra minutes if you wanna figure out a showtime or something.

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Yes, I think they are.
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Doesn't include previews... Which start at the showtime on ticket.

And it does include credits which are 3 - 5 minutes lately, so u can save some time there.

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If you ask the theater directly, they can usually tell you the exact time that each movie will be over.
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You should make a good guesstimation if you look at the screentimes and the time between each showing. Look at the time between showings.

My theatre has Fast 6 showings three hours apart on the big screen. So it has to be at least 2 and a half hours with previews.
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Saw Star Trek earlier in the week, and it was set to start at 7:40, but by the time it started it was 8:00. I have no problem with the trailers, but LOATHE the commercials. One or three aren't bad, but when they go past 4-5 minutes I start getting annoyed. In fact thinking about it now is pissing me off, going to email to complain. Not that it makes any difference, but will make me feel better.
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Saw Star Trek earlier in the week, and it was set to start at 7:40, but by the time it started it was 8:00. I have no problem with the trailers, but LOATHE the commercials. One or three aren't bad, but when they go past 4-5 minutes I start getting annoyed. In fact thinking about it now is pissing me off, going to email to complain. Not that it makes any difference, but will make me feel better.
What chain of theaters?
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So who's gonna pay for one movie and sneak into the other after?
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Cineplex. Unfortunately they pretty much the only choice for me where I live.
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Saw Star Trek earlier in the week, and it was set to start at 7:40, but by the time it started it was 8:00. I have no problem with the trailers, but LOATHE the commercials. One or three aren't bad, but when they go past 4-5 minutes I start getting annoyed. In fact thinking about it now is pissing me off, going to email to complain. Not that it makes any difference, but will make me feel better.
Well, they'll have to raise prices everywhere else to stay in business if they do away with those commercials since the theatre is only making pennies off of the ticket sales for these summer blockbuster films.
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Well, they'll have to raise prices everywhere else to stay in business if they do away with those commercials since the theatre is only making pennies off of the ticket sales for these summer blockbuster films.
Pennies? 50% is hardly pennies, I know it's probably less than that for blockbusters in the opening weekend. I have zero problems with commercials prior to the supposedly start time. To add insult to injury the ticket prices here are some of the highest I've seen. About five years ago they got rid of matinee pricing, all tickets cost the same now regardless of start time. The price? For a standard ticket it is $12, 3D is an extra $3. THey also have the UltraAVX theater, which has a bigger screen, comfier seats and advanced seating. That is also an extra $3. They also have the VIP theaters, which is 19+ and serves other appetizers as wella s beer and wine and is $19. They offer advanced seating, in seat service. The seats are nice, you get a tray table and plenty of room, you don't notice others around you. But they are smaller theatres with smaller screens, but sound is good and they have 4K projectors. I only use the VIP theatres with their loyalty program. The worst was when I saw the Hobbit, it had around 15 minutes of commercials, I was steaming by the time the trailers started.
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I see that you are also in the lower mainland... interesting. You have no issue paying $12 for a movie and being forced to watch commercials for 10 minutes?
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Basically, you can add anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes ( ) for trailers and another 7-to-10 for end credits (if you're one of those awful people who leave the second the credits start and block my view of the screen ).
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Pennies? 50% is hardly pennies, I know it's probably less than that for blockbusters in the opening weekend. I have zero problems with commercials prior to the supposedly start time.
You might be interested in this thread. Short answer? They're a necessary evil in the cinema industry and if you've been more than once you know that the "supposed start time" on the ticket marks the start of the adverts/trailers. You don't have to like it (I'm not sure why anyone would "like" sitting through the adverts) but it's the nature of the business and has been for decades.
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I know that the Regal Crossroads 20 near you in Cary does the commercials. It is very aggravating. All the other theaters I go to have stopped showing them. I saw Iron Man 3 once at the Regal and again at an AMC theater and AMC had no commercials while Regal had tons of them. I prefer AMC theaters to anybody nowadays.
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Pennies? 50% is hardly pennies, I know it's probably less than that for blockbusters in the opening weekend. I have zero problems with commercials prior to the supposedly start time. To add insult to injury the ticket prices here are some of the highest I've seen. About five years ago they got rid of matinee pricing, all tickets cost the same now regardless of start time. The price? For a standard ticket it is $12, 3D is an extra $3. THey also have the UltraAVX theater, which has a bigger screen, comfier seats and advanced seating. That is also an extra $3. They also have the VIP theaters, which is 19+ and serves other appetizers as wella s beer and wine and is $19. They offer advanced seating, in seat service. The seats are nice, you get a tray table and plenty of room, you don't notice others around you. But they are smaller theatres with smaller screens, but sound is good and they have 4K projectors. I only use the VIP theatres with their loyalty program. The worst was when I saw the Hobbit, it had around 15 minutes of commercials, I was steaming by the time the trailers started.
I thought it was WAY less than 50%.
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At most of the theaters I go to, if a movie is said to have a run time of 120 minutes (2 hours), and if it starts at 1:00, I will usually be out by 3:15.

There's ususally about 15 minuts worth of trailers which, many times I've noticed, won't start precisely on time. Credits, also included in run time, can run for 5 to 8 minutes.

FF6 has a runtime of 128 minutes and IM3 has a run time of 130, so if you want to catch both within a five hour period, you'll need to make sure the second film start no later than 10-12 minutes after the end of the previous one. If you plan to watch all the trailers and stay for the end credits, which you will perhaps want to do with IM3, since it has a stinger. If you don't care to watch the trailers, you have 40 or so minutes to play with.
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our AMC theater here in Sarasota, FL has almost 25 minutes of trailers and all the "pre-movie" announcements. It's quite frustrating to watch a two and a half hour movie and know you half to tack on an additional half hour to the runtime. Sure I could skip the trailers which is fine with me but then who knows how full the theater will be.

I remember the good old days when non-chain theaters had 2 maybe 3 trailers in front of movies. Now it's 7 or 8.
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