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Pirates! 09 Jul 2006 22:28 #12982

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Sold out shows 3 days in a row! Can't remember when that happened last!

One of thease days I may even have time to SEE some of the movie!

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Re: Pirates! 10 Jul 2006 02:02 #12983

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Ditto. Never happened here before!
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Re: Pirates! 10 Jul 2006 09:43 #12984

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We did our first ever midnight show Thursday night and we were only anticipating about 50 people. We ended up selling out for the night and did very well for the rest of the weekend.
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Re: Pirates! 10 Jul 2006 13:57 #12985

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Had PIRATES in an 800-car single-screen drive-in (yes, they still exist). Unless it rains the rest of the week, it will set an all-time house record.\

YAY!!!!!
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Re: Pirates! 10 Jul 2006 14:03 #12986

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Same here... (congrats on filling your drive-in, by the way).

We had people who were willing to park in the back rows of our two other fields, where they could see the "Pirates" screen. It was either that or send them home.

Equipment all performed flawlessly... presentations for huge crowds done exactly as intended...

The staff had been gearing up for this weekend for the past month. They were on their toes, dressed in pirate garb... percaps went through the roof.


A lot of very happy (tired) people around here... including me!
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Re: Pirates! 10 Jul 2006 15:51 #12987

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I did not know midnight shows were autherized for Pirates? Good idea!
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Re: Pirates! 10 Jul 2006 19:21 #12988

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Ran a manual "rube-goldberg" interlock on our midnight showing and sold out both houses!!!
Even had people wanting to set lobby chairs in the empty handicapped spots !!
Our Fri 2pm dropped to half of one house but the evening shows went back to sell out!!

The over-flow helped boost Superman, it's a shame it's numbers are so low for us... it really is a good film.
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Re: Pirates! 14 Jul 2006 13:55 #12989

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We sold out 5 days in a row!

Awesome...

We were all Pooped!

And expecting the same this weekend as well!

though maybe not sellouts each nite we should be very busy!

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Re: Pirates! 17 Jul 2006 08:46 #12990

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We are finally selling about 2/3 on Sunday and Thursdays but sold out Friday-Sat shows and with no AC a sell out in a heat wave means hot-hot-hot.

The shocker for us was selling out the midnight and then the first couple of 9:30 shows. We have never done that. Not with Star Wars-Harry Potter-LOTR.... nothing.

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Re: Pirates! 18 Jul 2006 00:53 #12991

Larry- Winnipeg has a 998 car capacity, single drive-in.

Since 1987
Since 1987
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Re: Pirates! 20 Jul 2006 01:11 #12992

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Pirates, by far, is my biggest movie ever. I see a dilemma down the road, though. According to Box Office Magazine, Shrek 3 (my personal favorite) opens May 18 and Pirates 3 on May 25, 2007. Hope one of those dates changes, so us single screens can open them both. (My second theatre has no track record for a seven-day operation, so that isn't really a viable option.)
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Re: Pirates! 20 Jul 2006 08:15 #12993

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I agree with you BurneyFalls. I also noticed that May 2007 is going to bring a lot of problems if those movies are released so close to each other. Also in addition to Shrek 3 and Pirates 3 being released, Spiderman 3 is also scheduled for the first weekend of May! Unless one or two of the movie studios decide to rearrange their lineup, these movies aren't going to have as much potential as they possibly could have.
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Re: Pirates! 20 Jul 2006 08:48 #12994

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that kind of stuff drives me crazy. Surely, they aren't so stupid as to believe that they should all be in May. Can't they at least give each one of them three weeks between tentpole releases? Geez
"What a crazy business"
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Re: Pirates! 20 Jul 2006 10:14 #12995

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Shrek has always released in May, so I don't see them moving. Spiderman has also released in May before and is coming at the beginning of the month. So I don't see it moving. The problem is Pirates 3. Pirates has normally released in July. But Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has already staked out July 13.
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