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15th February 2006 3:49  #1

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
An Adults only showings of PG-13 rated movies.
At any multi-plex they will most likely play the new releaase of the week on 2 or more screens.  Now say like the would offer "Adults Only" showing.  An Adult as in 18 and over.  Would you support this idea?

15th February 2006 7:16  #2

DarthElektra Member Join Date: February 2006 Location: United States Posts: 97
Im not really understanding, do you mean as if they release to versions of the movie? If so yea that would be cool, I'm 23 and I would go to the "adult" viewing.

15th February 2006 10:27  #3

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
no that wouldnt make sense. theatres need pg-13 movies to be filled up with the younger crowd because the older crowd is already in the are showings

15th February 2006 11:48  #4

Je Ff Member Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 438
Stanton, you already had a topic about this going in your "theatre ideas".  You don't need to repost it.  It is a horrible idea that will never work because they want to make money from teenagers.  By not letting teenagers into some of the theatres, they lose money.  Most people, including teens, are perfectly well behaved during movies.  Although there are always a couple people you wish weren't there, they're not ALWAYS teenagers.  If you don't like teens so much move into a 55+ community and find something else that bothers you.  Teens have the right to see PG-13 movies whenever they want and that's not going to change.

15th February 2006 15:31  #5

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I just got back from seeing "a Pg-13" movie and I am not kidding the teens came in late.  Then they called easch othe on cell phones so they could find each other.  I think if you have a screen where they only let adults in would be great.  By the way I got other  people to demand refunds because of this trust me it was a nightmare, plus we got the teens thrown out!  I swear I heard this  while the girl was looking for her friend ( yes the movie had started already)  "Girl where the f*** are you" The girl sitting close to me says "B**** buy some glasses I'm like over here"  

15th February 2006 15:32  #6

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
That behavior is not limited to teenagers, unfortunately.

16th February 2006 2:56  #7

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
You know, now that I think about it, it's not really that bad of an idea. I mean surely it's never gonna happen, but if you think about it, most of the disturbances in theaters these days are teens. I mean, yes, PG-13 ratings are geared for teens and older, but now that Stanton told that story, I'd be p**sed off too. And if that actually happened, I would go up to the ticket counter and tell them I want my money back.  But disturbance will happen in theaters anyway, no matter adults or teens (which I've been hearing stories of adults causing disturbances in the theaters). Anyway, to top it off, if you're gonna try to do an adults only showing for PG-13 movies, then start doing some research.

16th February 2006 3:05  #8

Je Ff Member Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 438
Tony, you've said before that you're 14.  I'm 15 and I know that you'd be p**sed if you went to see a movie and they told you that you weren't old enough.

16th February 2006 15:36  #9

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
Just bring back the ushers and flashlights. Although these days a bullet proof vest would be a uniform requirement.

16th February 2006 18:03  #10

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Aaron Schneiderman wrote: Just bring back the ushers and flashlights. Although these days a bullet proof vest would be a uniform requirement.

Bulletproof vests wouldn't be enough.  Doom and such games have trained kids to aim for the head!

16th February 2006 20:09  #11

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Je Ff wrote: Tony, you've said before that you're 14.  I'm 15 and I know that you'd be p**sed if you went to see a movie and they told you that you weren't old enough.Yes, but what I was saying is that if teenagers disturbed the movie that I was watching like Stanton's story, I'd be extremly p**sed off?

Oh and Stanton, what PG-13 movie did you see?

16th February 2006 20:21  #12

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
"Firewall"  We saw it last night (again) it was okay I would waite for a DVD rental.  

The only thing I am saying is when its opening weekend and the movie is Rated PG-13 must multi-plex plays the movies on 2 or more screens.  The movie runs 5 times a day per screen!  Now that is 30 showings in one weekend!  Why coudn't they have "Adults Only SHowing"? It doesn't have to be one screen for the whole weekend it could be JUST one showing.  NOW IF the movie is only on one screen and its PG-13 then there will not be an adult only showing.  

16th February 2006 20:30  #13

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
One obvious problem for this idea Stanton would be advertising.  For me, I look at various websites to determine the showing time.  For the generic places (like Fandango and MovieTickets), how would the designate the "adults only" showtime.  They have a hard enough time showing special things like DLP or Dolby Digital 3D or DTS showings.

Also, enforcement would be quite a problem.  Theaters barely seem to be able to enforce the age requirements for R-rated movies.  I can't imagine that they could do any better for this and even if they had ushers outside the theater, you would probably have kids sneak in after the ushers leave.

16th February 2006 20:35  #14

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
No it would be easy to enforce you have an audience that can police itself.  You annoince that before the movie starts that the showing is for "Adult Only'- Anybody under 18 will be removed.  You can have an audience member that see;s the movie for free and they report all problems to the manager. (Including cell phones etc)  

16th February 2006 20:39  #15

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Never going to happen.  Sorry Stanton, but who is going to go into a theater to watch a movie and then have to get up and leave to get a manager.  Theaters are never going back to posting ushers in the theater to monitor audiences because it cost too much.

16th February 2006 20:41  #16

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Adrian wrote: Never going to happen.  Sorry Stanton, but who is going to go into a theater to watch a movie and then have to get up and leave to get a manager.  Theaters are never going back to posting ushers in the theater to monitor audiences because it cost too much.
 The audience police memeber sees the movie for free.

16th February 2006 21:00  #17

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
It doesn't matter because they more than likely won't see the movie.  At least for me, that wouldn't be seeing the movie because you would have to get up during the movie if anything happens.  Also, considering movies are $10 or less there isn't much incentive in saying the movies are free (or at least it wouldn't be an incentive for me.)

17th February 2006 2:15  #18

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
stanton heck wrote: "Firewall"  We saw it last night (again) it was okay I would waite for a DVD rental.  Figures why teens would be there.

17th February 2006 3:01  #19

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
The problem with screenings for adults is they'll end up selling alcohol (pretty sure the independant cinema near me does that) and then you'll end up having badly behaved adults.

17th February 2006 3:54  #20

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
So now you're suggesting glorified hall monitors in theatres who would just open any such establishment using them to potential lawsuits when these "employees" let a bit of supposed authority or superiority go to their heads, such as when they go to take the cellphone away from the people sitting behind them. Brilliant.

17th February 2006 10:49  #21

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
Matt wrote: So now you're suggesting glorified hall monitors in theatres who would just open any such establishment using them to potential lawsuits when these "employees" let a bit of supposed authority or superiority go to their heads, such as when they go to take the cellphone away from the people sitting behind them. Brilliant.

damn, you just killed this thread. I totally agree

17th February 2006 16:06  #22

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Matt, quit using logic in these threads.  Very Happy

The only way this could work is if the theater had employees monitor the theater and this is never going to happen because of the cost of hiring an additional employee per theater.

17th February 2006 17:49  #23

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Actually, using logic here again, you could have one employee monitor each individual theatre remotely and bring any disturbances to the attention any one of the roaming ushers/employees that are already randomly checking each theatre. Many theatres already have such devices installed though they may not necessarily be using them in this fashion, and if not the initial, fixed cost of setting up such a system wouldn't be prohibitive for most theatre chains.

17th February 2006 18:10  #24

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Adrian wrote: [

Bulletproof vests wouldn't be enough.  Doom and such games have trained kids to aim for the head!


Speak for yourself, I aim....lower Wink

17th February 2006 18:51  #25

Donnie_Darko Banned Join Date: January 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 352
I'm 15 and I always f**king behave at cinemas.
so don't get this need all teenagers are insane at cinemas

17th February 2006 20:08  #26

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Donnie_Darko wrote: I'm 15 and I always f**king behave at cinemas.
so don't get this need all teenagers are insane at cinemas


I betcha there are a bunch of people in your cinema that might not agree.  Then again, in 15 years, you will probably be one of the people b***hing about teenagers in the cinema!

17th February 2006 20:12  #27

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Jonny "Me You" wrote: Adrian wrote: [

Bulletproof vests wouldn't be enough.  Doom and such games have trained kids to aim for the head!


Speak for yourself, I aim....lower Wink
lol Jonny. Nice avatar you got going there.

18th February 2006 0:09  #28

Ken Murray Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 156
This is something that has become really sad about movies. Some teens will see anything, and as a result some movies have suffered in having to go down from an are to a PG-13 just to make money.

I still remember opening night of The Longest Yard (2005) the best. This new theatre had just opened in my area, and the earliest time I was able to go (they were giving out free stuff and refreshment prices were reduced, the latter indicating a simple "I'm there."Wink was at 8:50, the next-to-last show of the night. (There was another show on another screen that started twenty minutes later.) When I got it, I picked a good seat right in the middle, and then a large group of teenagers who were probably about 14 or 15 come in and take up an entire row, and several people are late. By time the previews are about to start, these two girls who were late come in, sit with the group, and gossiped throughout the previews, and then got out their cell phones and called their parents right as the movie started(!). After about two minutes, an usher came in and told them to shut their phones off or leave. Obviously, they shut them off, but then started talking through the whole movie, and didn't start paying attention again until the pivotal part of the movie, at which point one of them screamed "I HATE THIS MOVIE!" at the top of her lungs. At this point, they got the boot. And no, this was not the worst experience I've ever had at a movie theatre...

I don't really think they should have adults only shows of PG-13 movies, though, and even if they should, they never will, as it would lose a lot of business for the theatre.

18th February 2006 0:54  #29

Donnie_Darko Banned Join Date: January 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 352
I only see films which look interesting not c**p like Just friends which was huge in my cinema and I disgusted

18th February 2006 15:18  #30

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Jonny "Me You" wrote: Speak for yourself, I aim....lower Winkoooh Baby! Happy

Sorry - but a waste of a thread, which I have read somewhere before...
They will not do this here due to the fact that turnover in a theatre is dropping substancially
Teenagers are not the only ones that play up

Get into the realism of the modern age, huh?

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