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November 19, 2004

Friday Question: Movie Double Dip?

Do you ever double dip at the movie theater? By that I mean, after you've seen one movie, do you ever exit that movie and slip quietly into another that's just about to begin in the same multiplex? When you pay $10 to see a movie, do you feel justified in seeing two? Anonymous responses welcome, of course. I'm just curious. I don't feel any qualms about this myself b/c I feel I've paid for about a thousand extra movie screenings in all the exorbitant movie tickets I've purchased, but apparently some people are very opposed to the double dipping. Where do you stand on this burning issue? ;-)

Posted November 19, 2004 08:19 AM | ai movies

I will go to two, three, sometimes four movies for the price of one. The fact is that I just don't care about the moral question. The movie theater obviously doesn't.

Posted by: Phil at November 19, 2004 09:07 AM

i've never heard the term "double dip." we just call it sneaking into movies. but i'm always too lazy to figure out ahead of time which ones are about to start when mine is finishing.

Posted by: monica at November 19, 2004 09:46 AM

So you're not supposed to double dip? Wow, I learn something new every day. One time I double dipped with a friend who was here with a green card. She was worried about getting caught and deported.

Posted by: Anonymous at November 19, 2004 10:52 AM

Haven't done it since high school. I'm not that morally opposed -- it's more that two movies in a row seems like too much.

Posted by: CM at November 19, 2004 10:55 AM

I used to do this, but now that I'm back in school, who has time for one movie, let alone two!?! :)

Posted by: Dave! at November 19, 2004 01:51 PM

Wow, the thought has never occurred to me to personally do it. I mean, I've *heard* of it, but it has never ONCE crossed my mind to actually do it. In fact, Mr. McP and I are such goody-goodies, we went out, paid for a movie that started in a little bit and went back in.

I feel like a dork now.

Posted by: E. McPan at November 19, 2004 04:38 PM

Oh, yes, and a note on terminology: It's called "theater-hopping," ref: "A Year At the Movies" by Kevin Murphy, who played Tom Servo on MST3K.

Posted by: Phil at November 19, 2004 05:39 PM

I would but there are rarely two movies playing in a multiplex at the same time that I'd sit through, even for free.

Posted by: Steve at November 19, 2004 06:13 PM

My mother (not to incriminate her, but it's true) is a master theatre-hopper. That woman can make a day of going from movie to movie.

But not me. First of all, I can't really handle sitting for that many hours straight. Second of all, if I don't want to see a movie, I just don't want to see it at all, and if I do want to see a movie, I want to see the whole thing. She often ends up missing the first 10 or 20 minutes of movies.

Then, later, when we discuss the movies she's always saying "Oh! That's why he did that? I didn't know about that part."

Some movies you just can't miss the first few

Posted by: blonde at November 19, 2004 07:53 PM

The idea has occurred to me, but after I see one movie I'm usually exhausted enough to make the idea of seeing a second one rather unattractive (and this is because I am old).

Posted by: care at November 21, 2004 01:25 PM

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