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Fisto's Disco: The LACWAC Social Thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by G-FETT, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I mean, that's the same with new movies released in 3D. I've seen over 20 films in 3D the past few years, and maybe 5 of them actually warranted being 3D.
     
  2. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    "A dinosaur attacks San Diego" was a little too Godzilla for my taste.
     
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  3. Seerow

    Seerow Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I saw JP in theaters once when it came out. It'll be worth seeing it in theaters again just to hear here the local AmStar theater do it some great justice in the audio department. I missed TPM. The Lion King is the only movie I rewatched in TCW. Even through its traditional animation it actually worked surprisingly well.
     
  4. 07jonesj

    07jonesj Jedi Master star 4

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  5. Seerow

    Seerow Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I rarely see movies in theaters myself. To me its just to expensive to justify going to the movies most of time. I got a set of some of the best computer speakers out there rigged to my TV.. Plenty of power for the T-Rex's roar to rattle my windows. If I need to be quieter I have a great pair of headphones. Neither fully matches the theatrical experience. Movies theaters atleast here have come a long way sine 1993 with the enormous screens, cushy stadium seating, and true digital surround sound. One way can justify it is to give in to my personal nostalgia.
     
  6. Coric

    Coric Jedi Knight star 4

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    YES
     
  7. 07jonesj

    07jonesj Jedi Master star 4

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    I wish I could feel that. :(

    If I were to compare watching The Dark Knight Rises in cinemas to watching it at home, there really wasn't any difference to me. I feel like I'm messing some serious feels here.
     
  8. KenobiSkywalker

    KenobiSkywalker Jedi Master star 4

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    I wish SC's theaters were like yours. OSHA stepped in and requires ours keep the volume 10dB below reference levels. :( Still loud, but I prefer the days when chunks of plaster/ceiling tiles would occasionally fall during loud LFE scenes. :p

    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=299-028 :D
     
  9. 07jonesj

    07jonesj Jedi Master star 4

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  10. KenobiSkywalker

    KenobiSkywalker Jedi Master star 4

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    I have one of those bolted to my office chair. It's not as good as something like a Clark Synthesis or Butt Kicker, but as long as your headphones produce decent bass, that's all you'd need to 'feel' it. (At least on a commercial theater's level.)
     
  11. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I recently took advantage of Showcase Cinemas' "Lux Level", and I don't think I can see a movie any other way now. :p First off, it's up in a balcony above the losers in the regular theatre. There's limited seating and you can reserve your seats. The seats themselves are very large and very comfortable.

    And here's the best part- you can order food right from your seat. Real food. Makes a good lunch or dinner to go along with your movie, and there's a mini tray/table built into the seats to eat on. Of course, you can also order popcorn and drinks straight from your seat as well. It's 21 and over as well, probably because they serve alcohol.

    Basically, greatest movie-going experience of my life. It's wicked ****ing expensive, but goddammit is it worth it. :D
     
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  12. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    There's a theater in uptown Charlotte whose post-7 p.m. showings are 21 and over only, and they serve wine and beer. I saw Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince there. It's more expensive than a regular theater and it's very nicely done, as you said, large and comfortable seats. I don't know about ordering full meals, I didn't pay attention to that.
     
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  13. KenobiSkywalker

    KenobiSkywalker Jedi Master star 4

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    That's something else Charleston theaters could use. I'm pretty sure our nicest theater would be the cheap crappy one no one ever goes to in most other cities this size. Thats why I ended up building my own, I'm not gonna pay $10-$12 to watch a movie on a projector with an old nearly dead lamp that the GM is trying to squeeze every last hour out of (it's not uncommon for one to explode during a movie) and a half blown sound system from the 80's. :mad: [/rant]
     
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  14. Seerow

    Seerow Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That's sucks. There is a theater like that on I-Drive by the attractions here that's 21 and over. I've never been there. Will have to try it sometimes. Almost all the theaters here are big and overpriced. There are two big theaters 5 minutes away. Like once a year I'll see a movie at Universal City Walk which has a sick state of the art theater with like 3 story screens. You go up three stories to enter the theaters and walk down the stadium.
     
  15. KenobiSkywalker

    KenobiSkywalker Jedi Master star 4

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    When we lived in TN back in the mid 90's there was an IMAX theater in Chattanooga with a 66ft tall (or about 4.5 stories) by 89ft wide projection screen. I remember being terrified of the sound system (I was only 5 at the time), which could sometimes be heard on the other side of the street.. :eek: Not too many of those theaters any more.

    I couldn't find one with out the meme, but that's the actual theater:
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Jordan1Kenobi

    Jordan1Kenobi Host of Star Wars Character Contest star 6 VIP - Game Host

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    The first time I watched Skyfall was when I was on holiday in Aussie, and that movie screen was huuuuuge, it had to curve so that you could see it all!

    And on a different note, how the heck did Jabba get 26% against Vader, when Maul got 21% and Grievous got 10%!? Surely Jabba is much less popular than the other two.
     
  17. Seerow

    Seerow Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Cool! The only two true IMAX screens in Orlando are the Regal Pointe Cinemas next to SeaWorld which also claims to have been the first in the nation when it was called the MuviCo, I don't think I've ever seen a movie there. Then the other one is the Universal CityWalk AMC I mentioned. The majority of theaters here are LieMax's. They aren't the real thing but charge like they advertise. One more reason I don't go to the movies. =b
     
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  18. AkashKedavra_93

    AkashKedavra_93 Moderator Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I saw Jurassic Park in 3D at Wonder Land in Toronto several years ago, and it was beyond any 3D I have ever experienced. The dinosaurs felt like they were leaping off the screen, it was amazing.
     
  19. Coric

    Coric Jedi Knight star 4

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    Jurassic Park in 3D wasn't released several years ago. :p
     
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  20. Coric

    Coric Jedi Knight star 4

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    MMMM, DP.
     
  21. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    If you've ever studied Hamlet, watch this:
     
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  22. GGrievous

    GGrievous Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Seems legit
     
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  23. EHT

    EHT New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Cool, thanks for the recommendation. It sounds familiar, so I think we MAY have watched this already... will have to confirm that.

    Regarding theaters that serve alcohol and real food... yes, those are great. Recently, that's how we've usually done it. There are two locations here of a chain called Studio Movie Grill that we usually go to. The food is good, and because you're eating and often drinking there, they usually have the movie ticket prices themselves slightly lower than other regular theaters around here. They often have deals on Groupon, too. That's where we'll be seeing JP in 3D this weekend.
     
  24. EHT

    EHT New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Did you see SW Episode 7 there too? :p
     
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  25. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm definitely going to get hold of that documentary. I haven't seen it.