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Have you ever gone back to the theater to watch the same movie over and over?

Asked at The Merc, 901 Iowa on September 11, 2009

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“Yes, I have — ‘Gladiator.’”

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Katara 4 years, 7 months ago

Oh and all the Conan movies and Highlander.

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Katara 4 years, 7 months ago

I don't go back to the theaters again but O Brother Where Art Thou and Tankgirl are watched frequently around here.

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Multidisciplinary 4 years, 7 months ago

keyboard clean up, quickly on aisle nine, if you don't mind, would be greatly appreciated.

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igby 4 years, 7 months ago

Pulp Fiction and O Brother Where 'Art thou are good reruns to watch!

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thebcman 4 years, 7 months ago

Rocky Horror Picture Show more times than i care to admit. Was a weekly fixture in Wichita in my youth, every fri and sat at midnight at the pawnee plaza. That was back when you could throw stuff and enjoy yourselves. Yes, the larryville corporate movie warehouse does indeed suck, but liberty hall rocks.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 7 months ago

I guess they need to add the no contractions clause to the Use Policy Agreement.

I think the use of conjunctions are still ok to use, I hope, but , I may be wrong, yet, they are a part of correct grammer, and, they are needed for proper communication, so, they still must be ok.
Non-use of conjunctions are not listed in the Use Policy Agreement, nor, are non use of contractions listed.

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Multidisciplinary 4 years, 7 months ago

@jonas, see py 1:14, yanked.

fr, ref: last night me, missed word (see link) Boosh caught it..and you then you..you snarker... :P

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2009/sep/10/grand-jury-indicts-two-lawrence-residents-firearms/#c986541

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 7 months ago

jonas, Guess it was the contraction...

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Agnostick 4 years, 7 months ago

I was one of maybe a dozen teen boys who worked as an usher in a shopping mall six-plex... back in the early '80s... maybe '82 to '84.

We set our damn watches to certain moments in movies like "Porky's"... "Spring Break"... "Hardbodies"... "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"...

Pervs! :p

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Matt Warman 4 years, 7 months ago

Heck yes, back in the day before cable and Blockbuster, you had to go back to the show to see a movie you liked. I went back to see Airplane and Animal House about a dozen times each.

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sgtwolverine 4 years, 7 months ago

I haven't laughed this much here in a while. (Of course, I haven't been here much over the last couple months, so that hasn't helped.) Thanks, everybody.

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jonas_opines 4 years, 7 months ago

man, I don't even want to know. . . .

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Multidisciplinary 4 years, 7 months ago

jonas..and you accused me of being freudian...

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jonas_opines 4 years, 7 months ago

R-I: The spacebar is your friend.

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Machiavelli_mania 4 years, 7 months ago

I have with Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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Pywacket 4 years, 7 months ago

Yep--but isn't it satisfying to get something you ask for?

Even if it's only getting yanked?

Uh... wait...

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jonas_opines 4 years, 7 months ago

Py: I sent a pm to you with the second one, too. I think it's safe to say that I deserved it that time. hahahahah

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Multidisciplinary 4 years, 7 months ago

and when we it wasn't going to get any better....

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 7 months ago

jonas, I don't think it was the contraction.

But I think I may have broke something...

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 7 months ago

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MyName 4 years, 7 months ago

Yes, the Lord of the Rings movies, and unfortunately, Titanic, because not only do some people have to see that movie a dozen times, but they also have to make sure and take everyone around them as well.

It's gotten alot more expensive so I've been maxing out at around 2 for a movie that I really like.

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GardenMomma 4 years, 7 months ago

Not since I was a kid. I saw E.T. a lot (I think the total was 11 times) the older brother was cute and so was C. Thomas Howell!

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 7 months ago

Py, Somethings are just classic and never go out of style. "The Wizard of Oz", and my davenport.

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Pywacket 4 years, 7 months ago

Funny! And above, several posts up, someone's posting of the word "piz*z" (only they didn't bother to disguise it at all) bravely stands for all to read. He is quoting a movie. Is that the key?

Maybe those dirty toilet words are only allowed if they're within quotes. Jonas, try posting your term again, only this time, say it's a quote from Austin Powers or something.

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denak 4 years, 7 months ago

I went to Chicago several times. And, of course, I go and see the Harry Potter movies three or four times each with different friends and families. In fact, when it plays at the Union in Octob er, we are going again.

Dena

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Multidisciplinary 4 years, 7 months ago

I haven't stopped laughing yet...that was awesome

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Romans832 4 years, 7 months ago

In recent memory, I saw Bella twice. I wanted to put my money behind a movie that needed more exposure. (Still can't understand how a movie that won the Toronto Film Festival didn't get play time at Liberty Hall.) I believe I saw Chariots of Fire twice. I know I took a friend with me once, but I think I'd seen it once before.

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jonas_opines 4 years, 7 months ago

haha, definitely an itchy-trigger finger

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jonas_opines 4 years, 7 months ago

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jonas_opines 4 years, 7 months ago

oh right, I said the lawrence theater sucks. I think I had a contraction of a swear word in there, but I've done that before, as have many people.

Bizarre, someone must have an itchy trigger finger today.

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jonas_opines 4 years, 7 months ago

What Did I say? I can't even remember.

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Pywacket 4 years, 7 months ago

Dang. I missed Jonas's post, too! What in the world?

R_I~ Sounds like it's time to buy a new davenport--especially if your Oz viewing is a once-a-year-only affair.

This question would've been more relevant many years ago. Nowadays, with theatre prices so high, it makes more sense to watch it once on the big screen then buy or rent it when it comes out on DVD. There are a few epic movies, of course, that lose a lot in translation to the small screen, but most transition just fine.

Multi~ Great point on Rocky Horror. Everyone must experience that a few times at the theatre--preferably a midnight cheap-flick showing.

My dad used to talk about going to the theatre with his buddies when he was about 9 or 10 (early 40s) and for a nickel watching cowboy flicks, newsreels, and cartoons all the livelong Saturday. Now, those were the days.

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Multidisciplinary 4 years, 7 months ago

what did you say !?!?!?!

rofl!!!! drats..somebody pm me...

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1029 4 years, 7 months ago

Saw "Malibu's Most Wanted" six times in the theatre. Probably the greatest cinematic gem of the last 30 years or so--the cinematography, the plot, the character development, the acting, the suspense and intensity, etc, etc. Definitely the most underrated and under-appreciated movie of all time.

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The_Original_Bob 4 years, 7 months ago

I thought maybe the sponsors of his post didn't pay up.

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The_Original_Bob 4 years, 7 months ago

How da hell does a Jonas post get removed?

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 7 months ago

jonas, Liberty Hall serves beer, because, you know, everything is better with beer. Do not cease to drink beer, to eat, to intoxicate thyself, to make love, and to celebrate the good days.

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jonas_opines 4 years, 7 months ago

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jonas_opines 4 years, 7 months ago

Generally, I've found it much cheaper to wait, and then watch it on DVD if I need many repeat viewings. 15-Infinite for the price of 1, maybe 1.5.

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kung_pao_chicken 4 years, 7 months ago

When I was in college 1977, I walked an hour across town to see "Star Wars." I liked it so much, I hid in the bathroom until the next showing and watched it again (poor college student).

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Multidisciplinary 4 years, 7 months ago

The_Original_Bob (Anonymous) says…

I saw Best in Show about four times at the Tivoli.

-simply amazing

Rocky Horror twice..because the first time, if you have no idea what you're in for.. and you go back the second time to actually absorb each detail...

I was around people who did the Stars Wars thing, but not my friends. I can't even remember if I went more than once. Possible.

R_I..wasn't it fun, to be able to tell your little kids what the munchkins were actually singing when they couldn't understand it..and they thought you were amazing? Wow..Mom can understand the munchkins! She knows ALL the WORDS! (and my mom thought all those years of my watching it were useless..hah!..showed her.)

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coolmom 4 years, 7 months ago

i think the last movie i saw multiple times was an e.t or start wars...does it count if i have paid for a teen girl to go see the same movie over and over? (titanic+teen girls=money)

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 4 years, 7 months ago

I have watched "The Wizard of Oz" 37 times on the same davenport.

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puddleglum 4 years, 7 months ago

american graffitti...very tough to beat it. maybe best line ever when Harrison Ford and Terry are yacking at the stoplight: "Bob Falfa: Hey, you know a guy around here with a piss yellow deuce coupe, supposed to be hot stuff? Terry Fields: You mean John Milner? [Falfa nods slowly] Terry Fields: Hey, nobody can beat him, man. He's got the fastest... Bob Falfa: I ain't nobody, dork.

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blue73harley 4 years, 7 months ago

Same answer as Donnuts - not since highschool (or earlier). Time is pretty much irrelevant when you are young. Plus we didn't have video games/internet/cell phones/texting/twittering then so we wasted our time on other things.

The movie I saw the most was American Graffitti. Must have seen it nearly ten times.

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The_Original_Bob 4 years, 7 months ago

I saw Best in Show about four times at the Tivoli.

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Bill Lee 4 years, 7 months ago

After meeting Natalie Wood at UCLA, I went to see her then current movie "Sex and the Single Girl" every night until its run ended at a theater just off campus. That was in 1965. I may have seen something more than once since then, but nothing can compare to that '65 foolishness. She had the most beautiful eyes I've ever seen.

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geekin_topekan 4 years, 7 months ago

"...and Justice for All" Al Pacino. Kid's price was $1. Saw it about 10 times '79-'80. Rented it recently for old time's sake. Still an excellent movie.

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Flap Doodle 4 years, 7 months ago

I saw Alien about 4 times because I kept taking friends who hadn't seen it.

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