A Change of Seasons

posted by Michael Zoldessy on March 2, 2007 at 3:15 am

Every fall, we can breathe a little easier because we know those award-contending films are coming. Some may let us down and others may come out of nowhere to surprise us, but we know somehow amongst the variety we’ll find some gems. Each summer, it’s time to dish out the popcorn because those big-budget franchise pics come to our doorsteps. Surely the majority of the sequels will be forgettable but you never know about those smaller films counter-released at the same time.

The film release schedule gets rather predictable over the years. While a great film would probably do well if released anytime of the year, the studios can’t help but go for a little extra by picking a choice date. On another note, they also can’t resist unloading a dud when no one will notice.

I was thinking yesterday though, “how does moviegoing change season to season?” Outside of the obvious(more children during summers and holidays), what do we come to expect from theaters at different times of the year?

Going to the movies can often be an escape, from the weather or even the holidays. Maybe a free day off in the middle of the week causes you to go to your local theater and enjoy a film with no one else around.

How does this act we call going to the movies modify itself over time? Strip the walls of a theater and what are you left with inside?

(Thanks to kooma for providing the photo.)

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Comments (2)

exit
exit on March 2, 2007 at 8:23 am

“Strip the walls of a theater and what are you left with inside?”

ArcLight.

alex35mm
alex35mm on March 3, 2007 at 7:55 am

Coming from experience a lot can change. In recent months at the mega I’m at slowly but surly floor operations and presentation are improving and getting better and better. With all the theaters I’ve worked at it seems like the building its self noticed that people are trying to better the place and the whole feel of the theater changes. Its the oddest feeling.

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