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Revenge of the High Priced Movie Experience
We won't delve too deeply into our thoughts on Episode III. We've seen it twice now in the Cinerama Dome and can't shake the feeling that it pretty much stinks. When the 2nd best actor in a film populated with real people is a computer generated one, well the movie has problems. Regardless of our feelings, the flick has made boffo box office and the Arclight is the #1 theatre in the country to see the final piece of the Star Wars puzzle.
We're sure the fact that tickets don't go for less than 11 bucks and that they were showing the movie on 9 screens 24 hours a day for the entire extended weekend opening had a lot to do with it but there is also a lot to be said for not having to stand in line for a movie series with part of its legacy built on the fact that people have been waiting in long lines to see it for nearly 30 years.
If Wednesday night's shows were any indication, the movie is still making money hand over fist this week. The Dome was still sold out and it was murder getting out of the parking lot and the Arclight will likely be the #1 theatre in the country again this weekend.