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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:33 am 
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Some places will be showing the entire trilogy on Monday, December 15. The urge to take a day off from work and go see it from 1 PM to 7 PM or so in 3-D IMAX is pretty strong, but I'm already taking December 16th off to crew on a 51 foot sailboat, and anyway I'm not sure my brain could handle it. Ah, the first world dilemmas we have!

Here's where to check for local listings. Lots in the SF Bay Area.
http://movietickets.warnerbros.com/us/t ... -marathon/

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:07 pm 
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I think it would be more likely to be 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. or so

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:57 pm 
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I am going to see all three Hobbit movies on Tuesday in IMAX 3D, starting around 6 p.m, together with my brother. I can't believe that it all ends in less than seventy-five hours. And I am going to see it once more in HFR a week after that on the sixteenth with my parents and my brother. And surely once more after that (again only with my brother)...one last time.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:29 pm 
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It doesn't end then; not until the EE comes out, at least. And perhaps not then either.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:30 pm 
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I've never done one of those three film marathons, mostly out of fear. The question for me is: would I be exhausted by the time the third film rolls along (in this case, BOFA), and if so, would that dampen my enjoyment of it?

In this case, though, my sense is that the three Hobbit films might play better as one single film (barring the Thorin-Bilbo resolution/ hug off at the end of AUJ).

Hmmm....


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:19 pm 
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Apparently one of our local cinemas is showing a double bill with DoS on Thursday, beginning at 9pm, and opening the BotFA run at 00:01 am....

I imagine those two movies back to back will work quite well - at least the cliff hanger won't be an issue!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:55 pm 
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There are also a bunch of theaters showing the marathon in Monday the 15th, starting early afternoon.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:11 am 
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Passdagas the Brown wrote:
I've never done one of those three film marathons, mostly out of fear. The question for me is: would I be exhausted by the time the third film rolls along (in this case, BOFA), and if so, would that dampen my enjoyment of it?

In this case, though, my sense is that the three Hobbit films might play better as one single film (barring the Thorin-Bilbo resolution/ hug off at the end of AUJ).

Hmmm....


That was/is my fear too. A friend of mine watched all of Nolan's Batman films in a row and could not enjoy the third film. He was tired and the theatre started to smell. But as I said before, he is weak and I highly doubt my brother and I will be tired when film three starts around midnight :horse: A couple of years ago we watched all extended editions in a row on a 19-inch PC-monitor and it worked out just fine, so I think it might work as well on an IMAX screen. And you are correct that the Hobbit films could hugely benefit from such a marathon screening, thereby avoiding any feelings of incompleteness.

I would go for it, PtB, but be sure to read my thoughts on the film on Wednesday, as I can then tell you if the marathon-screening was a good idea.

I should emphasize that my brother and I are still relatively young fellows (early tweens in the Tolkien-sense). As most of you are much, much older, it might be more challenging for you. :devil:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 6:19 am 
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Let me just lend you my liniment, Sonny.

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Is that Beutlin hanging around on my lawn again? My vision's fuzzy, but it looks like that young hooligan with his pants 'round his ankles. Make yourself useful and get a job!


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Voronwë the Faithful wrote:
It doesn't end then; not until the EE comes out, at least. And perhaps not then either.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:34 am 
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I am attending the film on December the 18th- premiere in Greece/Salonica- with 7 friends of mine and i have already booked another viewing on the 19th(next day) with my mother,aunt and uncle.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:25 am 
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I'll be watching the trilogy tomorrow, but it may be Friday evening before I get to post my thoughts!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:20 am 
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Have fun, Al. Is the whole family going?

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No, just me, Conor and a friend of his. Looking forward to it now!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:40 pm 
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I hope you really enjoy it!

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4 hours left until my first viewing of BOTFA. I am getting really excited as time goes by.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:34 pm 
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I'll be seeing it today at noon.

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