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Old January 15th, 2014, 10:43 PM
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Now about everyone I know has this strange obsession with watching a movie in theaters more than once. Now I could understand if it were an art movie, like at a film festival, but there's people out there that think every triple A Hollywood blockbuster is worth multiple viewings. My sister watched the first Hunger Games movie a whopping SEVEN TIMES in theaters. There's no way a movie that most people would call good or decent is worth seven theater views.

But what do you all think?
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Old January 16th, 2014, 12:17 AM
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Well I personally love seeing movies in theaters, but would never go more than once! However if some friends invite me to go to a movie that I've already seen, but really enjoyed I will go again. This opinion is actually based off if seeing it more than once was free and I still wouldn't care to go, so if you add the price of the ticket and popcorn (mandatory for me!) it's a definite no. Although once a movie I love comes out on DVD I'll buy it and watch it a few times a year, but as far as the theater goes once or twice max is enough.
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Old January 16th, 2014, 06:12 AM
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I've seen movies multiple times, but lately if watched a +2 hour movies twice in less than 24 hous. It was the movie Warrior, a real masterpiece.
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Old January 16th, 2014, 06:26 AM
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Comsidering how expensive tickets are I wouldn't be inclined to go more than once, unless as Pokemasta92 mentioned it was with a gang of buddies who had invited me along and I enjoyed it the first time. I'd rather wait for the DVD to be released.

Going to see a film seven times is kind of overkill though.
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Old January 16th, 2014, 08:00 AM
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I have only seen one movie twice and the movie theatre as not everyone could go the first time.
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Old January 16th, 2014, 08:06 AM
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I only watch a movie at a theater once. I never actually go back unless a friend of mine wants to watch it and I've already seen it. It wouldn't bother me, though. I would rather re-watch it at home.
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Old January 16th, 2014, 09:30 AM
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I'm recently discovering that I'd rather not see a movie more than once, even on like DVD release. The exceptions are LOTR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter, but typically I'm finding after once, that's enough.
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Old January 16th, 2014, 05:46 PM
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I have never gone to see the same movie at the theaters more than once. Usually, if the movie I saw was really good, I'd wait to buy it on DVD. However, I had a train of thought of wanting to see Toy Story 3 a second time.
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Old January 16th, 2014, 07:10 PM
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I watch most movies multiple times, unless it's really bad. I first watch the movie with my friends from college, and sometimes there's other people I have to watch it with so I go again.
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Old January 16th, 2014, 07:34 PM
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I don't normally watch movies multiple times, unless it's on the T.V. after I've already seen it and I just don't mind watching it again.

However, I would never pay the ridiculous $10.25 to see a movie in the movie theater for a second time.
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Old January 16th, 2014, 07:50 PM
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I actually just saw Frozen for the 3rd time last week. Each time was with different people who hadn't seen the movie before, but I loved the movie so much and the company is always nice.

If the movie is good and you're willing to pay the money then why not? I personally would wait for it to come out on DVD, however. Frozen was just an exception.
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Old January 17th, 2014, 02:22 AM
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I wouldn't watch the same movie multiple times in theaters, just because of how expensive that would be. I don't think I've ever even paid to watch the same movie twice. I've made other people watch a movie they've already seen again with me though

At home, I frequently watch the same movies over and over though.
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Old January 18th, 2014, 01:06 PM
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Most movies I watch only once, even if I really like them. There are a few movies I've seen twice, though I haven't done it in years - possibly because getting to a movie theater isn't as accessible to me as it used to be.

The movies I've seen twice were Ratatouille and Avatar. Admittedly, both times were because I was smitten with the visuals, especially with Avatar (and with that as well, it was like "what will we do? what movie to see? what, watch that one again? well okay").

Haven't really felt the desire to do anything like that recently, though.
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Old January 18th, 2014, 06:40 PM
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In theatres, I have seen these multiple times.

The Lion King at least once in 1994 and once during its 3D rerelease in 2011. This was one of my favorites growing up. Hands down.

Ted, twice. Hilarious.. Also saw it twice in TV shortly after.

POTC 2: twice, but I liked the original better.

Finding Nemo once in 2003, and once in 3D.
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Old January 19th, 2014, 09:06 AM
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Actually I really like watching movies over and over again, at least once or twice. It's usually long after the first viewing, though. The only exception I can think of is Catching Fire, which I saw twice within the same two week period. On the contrary, I watched Breaking Dawn, both parts, last night and even felt compelled to watch them again after that (I didn't, but I feel like it now) because they were so good. I also haven't seen them in a long time so it was a nice refresher. I watched Forrest Gump a couple days ago for what can only be the umpteenth time, and it was still so, so good, as if it was the first time I'd seen it. Movies like that or movies I haven't seen in a good, long time are a welcome treat for a second or third watch, imo.
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 03:41 PM
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The ONLY movie I ever saw twice was Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, because I went with my school group and then my friends

I was like 9-10 at the time? But I don't really wanna pay 5-7$ to see a movie twice. I'd rather just the DVD or Blu-Ray for about the same price and watch it repeatedly.
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 04:02 PM
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I've never seen a movie more than once in the theater. I'm not really a movie person to begin with, I just can't sit still for an hour or two and focus just on the movie
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 05:48 PM
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I love watching movies at the theater or in my case the cinema, if you're willing to pay to see something you love/enjoy, why not?
I've been to see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug twice, most recent was yesterday!
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 05:56 PM
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Also speaking of whether to watch a movie at the theater on DVD, it depends on the movie. I haven't seen the movie Gravity, but I'm sure it's much better in IMAX 3D than it would be on a small TV at home. A comedy on the other hand I don't mind watching on my laptop.
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 08:53 PM
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Well, my stance on this kinda changed. Some movies are best viewed on a giant screen. Such movies would be 2001: A Space Odyssey, Gravity, Harold and Maude, Hero, Fantasia, etc. So pretty much movies that could be considered art. But, as good as it may be, Frozen or The Hunger Games aren't quite on that level.
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 11:44 PM
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Well, my stance on this kinda changed. Some movies are best viewed on a giant screen. Such movies would be 2001: A Space Odyssey, Gravity, Harold and Maude, Hero, Fantasia, etc. So pretty much movies that could be considered art. But, as good as it may be, Frozen or The Hunger Games aren't quite on that level.
It really depends on the movie for the person, though. A lot of movies that I've seen twice in theaters aren't art at all. They're just standard movies, though some are considered better than others for some reason or another. They might not be "worth" watching because the movie itself is nothing to write home about, but people still watch them several times because they either enjoy the experience of seeing that movie again or because they want to share it with different people each time.

The last movie that I saw more than once in theaters was Ender's Game. Not a spectacular blockbuster "art" movie in any sense of the word, but I loved it. The reason why I saw it twice was because I love the book and wanted to appreciate the movie again while it was in theaters and to hunt for an ICEE cup. I didn't have to see it on the big screen twice, and could just wait for the DVD (a little over three weeks!), but I wanted to see it in theaters again. For no other reason than just because I love the movie.

So for you, while Frozen or any of the Hunger Games movies might not be worth seeing more than once in theaters, other people just love those movies enough to keep going back.
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I just watched the movies in theaters once, because it's expensive.
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Old January 24th, 2014, 02:16 AM
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I've seen movies multiple times, just not in quick succession. Although there have been movies I liked a lot, I doubt I would go to see any twice unless there's a case of going with friends who haven't seen it before, then I may go for the social interaction. =p
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I don't think I'd go to the theatre multiple times for a single movie, but I would watch a movie a multiple times at home on DVD/TV/the internet/etc.

In fact, I just re-watched Django Unchained for a third time. Great movie, but I don't think I would've paid for 3 tickets to see it, unless I was with 3 different (groups of) people.
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Old January 24th, 2014, 07:16 PM
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Costs too much to go watch a movie in the theaters more than once lol. I haven't even been to the movie theater in two years...but nah, I've only watched one movie twice in the theater's I believe.
My dad watches any new batman movie several times in the theater though, because he loves batman. I guess if you can waste the money and you really liked the movie, I don't see a problem with it. Just isn't something I want to do.
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