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No Midnight Showing for The Happening?


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No Midnight Showing for The Happening?
« on: June 13, 2008, 05:41:01 PM »
Did anybody go to a midnight showing for The Happening?
I live in the LA area and the only theatre that I could find with a midnight showing was the Pacific Theatre at The Grove.
I drove all the way over there last night with car loads of my friends all psyched to see Shyamlan's latest creation only to find out that the management canceled the show.

They tried to blame "misinformation" on moviefone but the midnight showing was printed in other publications like LA Weekly. CLEARLY printed for a 12:35 showing, the night of Thursday. So there was no technical confusion between am and pm for Friday (which they also tried to pull on us).

They deliberately pulled the showing, making room for the Hulk.
There was a HUGE line for the Hulk and just a small band of disappointed Shyamlan fans.
They gave out only 15 free tickets so some of my friends didn't get anything. No compensation. These were people that drove from Long Beach to get there (think of the gas!!)

I hate how people and critics create this early buzz that totally screws up the reception of a movie. People were so eager to praise the Hulk but don't even give Shyamalan a chance. I don't understand why so many people hate him with a passion. He's the only dude trying to make original films.
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Re: No Midnight Showing for The Happening?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2008, 05:45:58 PM »
I live in the L.A. area too and was surprised that some places weren't doing midnight screenings.  Especially since a week ago there were a bunch of theaters that had scheduled midnight showings.  They might have canceled them due to lack of interest in pre-sold tickets maybe?  I dunno.

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Re: No Midnight Showing for The Happening?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2008, 10:32:57 PM »
I live in the L.A. area too and was surprised that some places weren't doing midnight screenings.  Especially since a week ago there were a bunch of theaters that had scheduled midnight showings.  They might have canceled them due to lack of interest in pre-sold tickets maybe?  I dunno.

Sadly, I think that's the reason there.  The demand wasn't there, so they were pulled.  Simple as that. 

I'd like to hear how packed the theaters were for the evening showings today, as my morning showing was minuscule.
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Re: No Midnight Showing for The Happening?
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2008, 03:26:29 PM »
There was not midnight showing for The Happening, I also think there wasn't one for The Incredible Hulk.  I just know, the theater I was in sold out for The Happening.  When I left, there were a few people going in to see The Incredible Hulk, but a line all the way to the outside doors for The Happening.
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