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Now that is a double fright, fear of dentists and fear of spiders combined, would need one of those aracno type names.
As long as it doesn't involve Barnes and Nobles,books on css and other web related issues and macchiattos I'll be fine ;)
tonight my few evening out at b&n, would be sad to have it ruined by giant monster worms attacking books at barnes and nobles movie. Or Giant Bugs bugging people at tables at barnes and nobles.
I think by making Snakes on a Plane R rated they eliminated a big chunk of the potential teen audience who might want to see it.
Do teenagers still go to the cinema? I guess it depends whether it is downloadable ot not. Plus as a marketer I would have made it R rated to make sure the teens really do want to see it.
I have stood in lines many times when I used to go to movies and there were kids getting in that were way under.
Reason why is that Kids run the ticket booths, they aren't going to care who goes in.
A movie about spiders at the dentist? Two giant fears of mine. Allergic to one, and developed an allergy to the other. ;)
Samuel L. Jackson only signed on for this film because of the title. It was later changed to "Pacific Air Flight 121", but Jackson demanded they reverse the change. "We're totally changing that back. That's the only reason I took the job: I read the title."
Making a movie R-rated doesn't keep the younger ones from going.
While younger kids can go to an R rated movie if accompanied by an adult, logically then the set of kids seeing movies on their own and the set of kids seeing movies with an adult is most likely larger than the set of kids only seeing movies with an adult. While some theaters may not check ages, the ones in our area appear to do so.
While on an indiviudal basis a chld under 17 can see an R rated movie with an adult, I'm going to take a wild guess here that that more parents would be willing to drop off and pick up their kids off at a movie like Snakes on a Plane than they would be willing to sit through it themselves.
[edited by: Jane_Doe at 4:05 pm (utc) on Aug. 21, 2006]
You buy the tickets. You hand the tickets over before you get to the main screens area. You walk up to the correct screen and go in (no one checks your tickets at this point). Watch Movie, then leave by the same way.
The local kids simply pay to see a "U" - giving them access to the main screens area. They then are free to go to whatever sreen they want - regardless of whether its showing a "U" or an "18".
A lot of the time they'll spend the whole day there - watching one film, coming out, then entering the next screen to see something else.
If only the cinema had been there when I was a kid ;)