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Old 07-15-2003, 08:24 PM   #1
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Default NYC ppl: how early to arrive at theatre for an advanced screening of a movie?

ok, so i got these advance screening passes to the Bad Boys 2 movie...i've never gone to an advance screening so i have no idea what to expect. can anyone speak from experience as to how far in advance i should arrive at the theatre?

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Old 07-15-2003, 08:25 PM   #2
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Default RE: NYC ppl: how early to arrive at theatre for an advanced screening of a movie?

15 minutes should do if you want to get into the theater, earlier if you want better seats from my past experience
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Old 07-15-2003, 08:27 PM   #3
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Where do you live?
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Old 07-15-2003, 08:29 PM   #4
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Where do you live?
I'm gonna guess NYC.

Since the advance screening will probably be limited to one or two theaters' worth of people, I'd say get there 45 minutes early to get good seats.
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Old 07-15-2003, 08:29 PM   #5
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Default RE:NYC ppl: how early to arrive at theatre for an advanced screening of a movie?

i live in 'da Bronx....but i'm coming from work in the city...
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Old 07-15-2003, 08:29 PM   #6
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Default RE: NYC ppl: how early to arrive at theatre for an advanced screening of a movie?

matters on what movie... taking that it IS NY i would if it is a pop. movie go 30-45 mins early...

and lower for a more crappy movie.
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Old 07-15-2003, 08:32 PM   #7
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lol, i just called the theatre and lady said to come as early as possible...like 2 or even 3 hrs before the showtime. considering its Bad Boyz 2....i dont know if they're gonna be any famous ppl...cuz then it would def. be crowded. i only ask b/c the pass says that the "screening is over invited to ensure capacity" and "this pass does not guarantee admission"...i just dont wanna come and have to camp out for hours; supervisor prolly wouldnt like it too much if i leave too early anyways
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Old 07-15-2003, 08:44 PM   #8
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yes.. go as early as you can.. when I saw joe somebody advanced screening we got there an hour before and we barely got seats in the front.. and that was joe somebody I suggest 2 hours
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Old 07-15-2003, 08:59 PM   #9
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Default RE:NYC ppl: how early to arrive at theatre for an advanced screening of a movie?

depends on the theatre, and the time.

evening showings of popular movies during the intial week, 2 hours...
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Old 07-15-2003, 09:02 PM   #10
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Default RE:NYC ppl: how early to arrive at theatre for an advanced screening of a movie?

I go to these all the time in LA, i would say go at LEAST 1 hr. If it's a popular movie you probably won't even get seats (I didn't for phone booth) but usually an hour is ok.
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Old 07-15-2003, 09:17 PM   #11
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I good movie you want to go at least 1/2 hour before the advance, perhaps 45 mins - 1 hour if it's REALLY big. For something like Bad Boys 2 you can probably show up 20 mins late and get nice center seats
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Old 07-15-2003, 11:03 PM   #12
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I go to advanced screenings all the time in theatres in Manhattan. I usually get there half an hour early, and usually there's already a huge line, so I get the crappy seats. I'd suggest going anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour earlier. Don't go too late though, cause I've seen people getting denied entrance during the last 10 minutes
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