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User currently offlinePilottj From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 279 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

Hey folks, have you noticed car commercials and other advertisements being shown during the previews of the movies? I am not talking about the local ads displayed before the lights are dimmed. They are showing actual tv-style commercials just before the previews. I have nothing against advertising, but part of the reason for going to the theatre is to get away from watching the movie on TV. If they are going to allow ads, shouldn't the tickets be cheaper?

Cheers
TJ


God was my copilot, but we crashed in the mountains and I had to eat him...
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User currently offlineTWAMD-80 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1006 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1478 times:

I hear you there. Just last week I was having a conversation with one of my friends about how lousy that is. I am paying to go to the movies, not to watch TV commercials. I can watch tv for that. But if it's a way to make $, I am sure the theaters will do it.

TW



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1466 times:

Here's a pretty interesting site about the whole concept of ads before movies.

http://www.captiveaudience.org/

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineAirlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

They have been advertising there forever. Before the previews, what do you think those are? Maybe it is just in California but they advertise before the previews.

User currently offlinePilottj From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

I know local theatres sell add space usually to local vendors that are flashed maybe with some movie trivia before the lights dim and the actual previews start. But only lately I have seen commercials being shown along with the previews. It is a little more backwood in this part of CA, so it may have been going on longer in LA or some place.


God was my copilot, but we crashed in the mountains and I had to eat him...
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1426 times:

Show up 15 minutes late . . . then they're all gone. If it's a first run, premier, then you're screwed. Got to get there in time to get a good seat.

I hate those bullshit Previews.

Know what else I hate, is a DVD that doesn't let you skip that shit. Got to watch all the "B" rated previews . . . . . damn I hate that.


User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1422 times:

Apparently it has been going on in Europe for some time, at least that is what I have heard.

User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1419 times:

It has been this way in Australia for, well - since I can remember.
It's nothing new - but annoyingly they have started to juxtapose the previews with the commercials so you never really know when the advertising has stopped until the actual movie begins.

QFF


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1399 times:

While watching a car chase scene in a James Bond movie, an advertisement for an insurance company came up by "accident". But we still heard the sound from the film in the background. Quite ironic...  Smile

Thom@s



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

In South Africa the pre-show movie ads were always for cigarette companies - I used to love the ads for Peter Stuyvesant, because they were very jet-set and showed really nice places round the world, and always showed aircraft as well.

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