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PLEASE tell me y'all had a packed house!

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Saturday, October 1, 2005 2:42 AM

WILDHEAVENFARM


I've been to two showing and both were not quite half full. Maybe it's just 'cuz Richmond sucks when it comes to stuff and junk - god, I hope so.

Please tell me the theater was full when you went! I'm feeling most pessimistic just now.

Mary
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Saturday, October 1, 2005 2:51 AM

PLYTLE


Wish I could. I went at 7:15 last night (Friday -- opening night), and we were about a fourth full. It was one of the really big theaters, so a fourth full is still pretty full, but we did not pack 'em in.

Whjat was promising was that, when we were walking out, there was a line forming for the 9:30 show. Seemed like a decent crowd for that one.

If Serenity is going to be big, it's going to have to be by word of mouth. Advertisement, as far as I have seen, has been sparse, so it's up to us. And so far, my friends and neighbors have not responded to "It's going to be a great movie. Trust me." Maybe, now that I have seen it, they will responded better to "It is a great movie."

We did it with the DVDs; we can do it again.

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Saturday, October 1, 2005 3:09 AM

JESIAHBLACK


There were a total four people in my theater, including me. Granted, it was the local "not-so-good" theater, but i guess that doesn't excuse it?

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Saturday, October 1, 2005 3:53 AM

SHOJOHOLIC


Denver area Browncoats rented a really nice, big theater for a 12:01 premier. We had (I'm guessing) between 150 and 175 there.

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Saturday, October 1, 2005 4:01 AM

SCIFIFAN


I was at the 1:20 first showing yesterday and there were about 30-40 people in the theater. I went again for the 10:20 showing and they had sold out one screen and the second one (the one I went to) was about 75% full! I heard that the 7:30 showing sold out as well. I believe that they did not originally plan on multiple screens. When they normally do that, they stagger the times to get more people in. The fact that they had two showings at the same time indicated to me that it's a lot more popular than the local cineplex expected. Of course the movie was outstanding!!!

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Saturday, October 1, 2005 4:11 AM

CHRISISALL


Cinemark theatre, Hadly Massachusetts
Friday 7:10 show- 5 or 10 empty seats in theatre
9:10 show- sold out

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Saturday, October 1, 2005 4:41 AM

PERIDIDDLE


We had about...70-90 people? Smallish theater, about seven to ten rows empty. I would have preferred a COMPLETELY packed house, but as I was leaving the theater, there were lines for tickets, so I have to assume people would be showing up for the next showing.

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Saturday, October 1, 2005 4:52 AM

MIMA


Friday 10:15, at the only theatre in eastern Rochester NY (second biggest city in NY outside of NYC) playing the movie, approx 40 people. Asking someone leaving the 7pm showing (the only 2 of the night), they said "under half".

The audience laughed at all the right places. Overheard a couple angrily saying they didn't see the scene from the trailer with the "oh god oh god" quote. (they must have come in late). overheard another couple saying, great movie, but man why'd they kill the pilot, he rocked.

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Saturday, October 1, 2005 5:01 AM

SHINYMOM


We got to the Signature theater in Fresno with about 30 minutes to spare. I was at first unhappy to see that there were very few filled seats. However, as it got closer to showtime, it filled up nicely. It wasn't sold out but there were a lot of people.

I was interested to see just who these people were--all ages, all races, big groups like ours(eight), couples, singles. EVERYONE loved it! Afterwards people stayed through the credits and talked.

Fresno has no Browncoat community that I have discovered, but there are obviously fans. In fact, a few from our group became fans last night. I'm the obsessed one, my son's girlfriend is a big fan, their three friends had heard of it and had seen maybe a couple of episodes, and my husband had never watched a complete show all the way through. And they all loved it, as did I.

When we went out to dinner afterwards, Jennifer's sister called. Jennifer raved about the BDM and urged her to go see it. Robin wants her parents to see it. At least four of us are going to see it again this morning. I'll see it at least once more after that this weekend, talk it up at work, and I'll see it again next weekend.



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Saturday, October 1, 2005 5:20 AM

PURPLEPIRATE


I saw it at the AMC Esquire in St. Louis, at the 7:20 show. I'd say we were about 2/3 full.

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Saturday, October 1, 2005 5:58 AM

LADYSHELLEY


We were at an AMC theater last night, big theater too and it was almost full. This was for teh 7:50 show.

The sound however was terrible. Is anyone else getting a constant echo in the dialog?

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Monday, October 3, 2005 12:42 AM

LIPFERRET


I was at the Star theater in Taylor MI. Sorry to say there were only about 8 people there including me and my two sons. It was a fairly early showing (1:30) so Im hoping the later showings did better

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Monday, October 3, 2005 12:47 AM

LITWOLF689


Unfortunatly no. I saw the movie in NJ, dont remember the theater, at 4:30 and the theater was not even half full.

But this is probably because they did not have the movie reel working right until about 20 before the movie. I walked in, saw Serenity Sold Out, and went outside to tell my mom. We came back in and the sign is gone. We go up to the ticket booth and ask for 4:30 Serenity. When the guy said yes, we question him about the sold out sign and he told us the reel was just fixed. Many people were probably turned away like we were. Stupid theater!!!

"Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the road less traveled by and they CANCELLED MY FREAKIN' SHOW! I totally shoulda took the road that had all those people on it. Damnit." ~Joss

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Monday, October 3, 2005 1:23 AM

JELLYFISHBLUES


I can give a little bit better news. I'm in Eugene Oregon, my group and I went to see it at 10:10 on saturday. The theater for our show was about 3/4 full which is pretty good, but I also noted the 3:45 showing still had the sold out sticker over it at the ticket booth.

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Monday, October 3, 2005 1:36 AM

BROWNCOAT1

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.


Quote:

Originally posted by WildHeavenFarm:
I've been to two showing and both were not quite half full. Maybe it's just 'cuz Richmond sucks when it comes to stuff and junk - god, I hope so.

Please tell me the theater was full when you went! I'm feeling most pessimistic just now.

Mary
Always a beast, never a burden.



Well, the two showings I went to were about 75% to 80% full. Saw lots of obvious browncoats due to costumes, Blue Sun tees, etc. I would say fans made up about 50% of the audience.

A local browncoat went to the 1:10 showing on Friday and said there were actually 50 or more people at that time, which is something seeing as how that is the middle of a weekday.

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Monday, October 3, 2005 1:41 AM

REALLYKAYLEE


apparently charlottesville virginia isn't just for granola munchers! fri my show was sold out and the place was packed for the next showing. my parents and friends saw it last night. i thinks we've got hope!

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Monday, October 3, 2005 1:54 AM

TOMANTA


I saw it three times this weekend. Friday at 7 the theater was about 3/4 full, a decent number. I think the other theater that was showing it was full all day (but I'm not sure).

Saturday at 9:40 was dissappointing, there were only about 20 people there and half of that was my group [and all but 2 of us were repeat viewers].

Sunday at 4:10 there were a few more... I'd say 1/4 full, which made me feel a little better. A few people in the crowd seemed to be the type that would have avoided Friday/Saturday on purpose to avoid the rabid fanbase-type.

Unfortunately, it wasn't showing in the best theater in town... but said theater is out in the middle of nowhere, making it difficult for the core audience to get to.

"Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government."

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Monday, October 3, 2005 2:20 AM

PATSRULE


I saw it in Woodbridge, VA at 7:00. about90 to 95% full.

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Monday, October 3, 2005 2:49 AM

DANTE144


My advanced screening was loaded! but of course that was free.

I was also at the Orlando Shindig. BTW THANKS For the Great time, you Orlando Browncoats!

Anways as we were leaving for teh after movie soiree I peekedinto another auditorium showing Serenity and it was full to the top, with the normal spaces inbetween people.

So it was pretty packed.

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Monday, October 3, 2005 12:15 PM

ODDNESS2HER


Sorry, barely half a house. On a Saturday night, yet. What are ya gonna do? People just love that Jodi Foster. On the bright side, we still finished #2, ahead of both Tim Burton and Vigo Mortensen! "Into the Blue" wound up way down at #5. So it could have been worse.

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Monday, October 3, 2005 12:47 PM

WHOODAHN


I saw it on Friday in Fairfield,CA at the 2:00 showing. The theater was about 80% full, which is pretty good for a Friday afternoon show.

There were a couple of girls behind me that were saying that Firefly was the best show on TV and they wore out the first set of DVD's they bought.

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Monday, October 3, 2005 1:14 PM

JASONZZZ


Where were you at?



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Monday, October 3, 2005 1:18 PM

THATWEIRDGIRL


Tulsa Hollywood was packed at my show, the one before sold out...and I'm prtty sure the next did too (though I didn't check) They had us roped off in line to keep us separate from the rest of the movie goers..

Pretty good response from most.

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Monday, October 3, 2005 1:19 PM

ODDNESS2HER


Quote:

Originally posted by Jasonzzz:
Where were you at?



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Monday, October 3, 2005 1:35 PM

WHOODAHN


Quote:

Originally posted by Jasonzzz:
Where were you at?



Fairfield California. Sitting in the front row.

Were you there?

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Monday, October 3, 2005 2:01 PM

JBJ


3/4 full at the midnight opening (600 seat Ultra-screen theatre). 10.1 million at #2 was a little disappointing, but I'm hoping that there's less than a 20% drop off or perhaps an even bigger take it's second weekend. Good film despite some of the fan complaints over Wash & Book.


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Monday, October 3, 2005 8:11 PM

SAMWIBATT


12:01 show, Jordan Commons, Salt Lake City Utah - not packed. BUT: my wife estimates our theater was between 70-80% full, and there was another theater in the complex showing the BDM. We should have gone to that one, since we were dressed up and it was the one where most of the costumed people ended up and they had some sort of party. OTOH, our theater needed the help; there were a few Blue Sun shirts in evidence and one guy who'd clearly if understatedly dressed as Wash, and we might have had an Inara (several showed up, but I think they all ended up in the party theater).

Better story: when tickets became available through Fandango, I didn't get to a computer for a few hours, and was horrified/elated to discover that, by the time I checked, the first three days of showings were all sold out at my favorite theater. Luckily, my wife found tickets to this 12:01 at a more distant venue.

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Monday, October 3, 2005 8:30 PM

RAKARR


Well I went and saw it first time it was shown here at 3:40 PM Friday. It was as packed as pretty much any other time I've ever gone to the theatre. Only times I've ever gone to the theatre and it was actually really packed and there was a long line for was Star Wars Episode 2, The Mummy Returns, and Spider-Man.

So yeah theatres here (got 2) arent ever truely "packed" but when I went and saw Serenity it was as packed as any other movie.

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Monday, October 3, 2005 9:02 PM

AUROTER


Reporting in from Santa Cruz, CA. The theater was full (might have even been sold-out, dunno for sure) at the 7:35pm showing I went to Friday night and the line was long waiting for the next showing when I left. Going again this coming weekend.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 5:22 AM

CYBERSNARK


Saturday matinee show at Galaxy Cinema in Cornwall, Ontario.

Only about 9 or 10 folks here, but by Cornwall standards that's a crowd.

Not a lot of moviegoers here. Half the town's over 65 and a quarter is under 13.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 5:44 AM

LED


Springfield Northern VA on saturday night the theater was pretty empty maybe 1/4 full the people there seemed to enjoy it. I loved it. Oh yeah and they had a line set up like they were expecting a sold out show but no one even bothered to get in line and just meandered into the theater. only 10 mil sigh.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 5:45 AM

BARNSTORMER


Well, I'm not sure how to put this in the right perspective, but...

Went with my son on Saturday for the 1:10 show at the Concord Cinema 10 (Concord New Hampshire USA). The Cinema has 10 screens, and I would say that we had about 45-55 people watching serenity. Judging by how many cars were in the parking lot I'd have to guess that there were no more than 60 people at this Cinema total.

Also, went again last night for the 7:20 showing in Manchester NH (nine screens), I know for a fact that there were only 11 people at the theater and nine including myself were there for the BDM.

Very low turnouts for any movie theater, but overwhelmingly in favor of Serenity.

Take it as you want.



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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 6:18 AM

PATMAN


Last Friday night was my 3rd viewing (saw 2 previous preview screenings in the summer) at the Hollywood 24 in Atlanta, and the place was packed for the 7:30 show in the largest theater (there are 2 of these sized theaters for the new release film of the week), and it was the first film where I noticed so many attendees sit up in their seats and leaning forward, watching in earnest, soaking every frame, every syllable.

It was great to see the film in a theater full of people who love Firefly and left Serenity with nary a disappointment, and bursting into applause as Serenity moved out from under the rain clouds to take its place in space, to keep on flying amongst the stars.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 6:36 AM

SCHIZORABBIT


I too saw it at the Regal Hollywood 24 in Atlanta. Saw a matinee yesterday (Monday) at the 4:40pm showing, playing a little early hooky from work. Not sure how weekday matinee showings are like attendance-wise, or what a good showing would be at that time, but there were 7 or 8 of us there, and even though it was a small crowd, everyone seemed to have enjoyed it.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 6:48 AM

XANDERLHARRIS


Friday I saw the movie at 9:40p with about 150 fff.net people at Mission Valley Cinema in Raleigh, NC. The theater holds 481 people and I would say that AT LEAST 400 people were there! it was a great night.

Saturday me and 10 other fff.net people went to see the movie at 7:30p at Regal North Hills and the room was maybe 1/2 full. Once again good crowd reactions.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 7:10 AM

TETHYS


3:45 Saturday showing, Regal Cinemas Newark De

At first there was only my wife and i with a few other people. Of course, being twenty minutes early can do that. There was a steady stream of people until the BDM started, and then a few more AFTER! The theater was almost full..on a MATINEE showing, which I can imagine how it did Friday...

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 7:49 AM

ARAMINA


Quote:

Originally posted by mima:


The audience laughed at all the right places. Overheard a couple angrily saying they didn't see the scene from the trailer with the "oh god oh god" quote. (they must have come in late). overheard another couple saying, great movie,

Select to view spoiler:


but man why'd they kill the pilot, he rocked.




Oh my god! Thanks a whole bunch for ruining the film for me. Really. I was really really hoping someone would tell me something really specific about the film. Honestly. For crying out loud! when will people learn to mark spoilers! Especially one like that!

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 12:18 PM

MER


A classmate of mine who also saw the movie pulled some website that stated that Serenity had gotten into to #2 in the box office. I think it's 10.5 mil...i can't remember.
If it's that much, just think of how much money during the rest of it's stay in theathers...

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