Movies you should've seen in the theater, but didn't

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  1. shibamura_prime

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    There's a "regret" thread like this in the Toyark, and I thought something like that would be neat here.

    Any movies you passed up on in the theater for whatever reason, and then saw later and thought "damn, that would've been cool on the big screen"?

    Personally, I wish I hadn't skipped out on Jurassic Park and Speed Racer.
     
  2. Nutcrusher

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    Lord of the Rings trilogy. Yeah. I was very poor then. And no one I knew wanted to go watch it with me.
     
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    Casino Royale and Quantam of Solace. I love 007. Such a sucker, that I buy every new dvd edition that comes out.

    Don't know why I didn't see these awesome films in the theater.
     
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    3:10 To Yuma, I missed it when it was in theaters but got the dvd the day it came out and loved it.
     
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    Tropic Thunder
     
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    Spider-Man 2 and The Dark Knight.
     
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    Transformers: The Movie ('86)
    Star Wars episode IV,V & VI

    Not being born yet can be so annoying!
     
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    My biggest regret is not seeing Raiders Of The Lost Ark in the theater. That one still stings.
     
  9. smkspy

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    Related to this thread. I've had the business idea for years to rent out one of the old closed theaters here. Remodel some of it with a kitchen. Serve dinner while watching old movies on the big scene. I've always been too afraid to pull the trigger on that one.
     
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    #1. Spider-Man II (I went to see Prisoner of Azkaban with my sister instead, though I don't regret that. I just wish I'd seen SM2 In theaters as well)
    #2. Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
    #3. Cloverfield (2008)
    #4. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
    #5. 30 Days of Night (2007)
    #6. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
    #7. X-Men (2000)
    #8. The Brave One (2007)
    #9. I Am Legend (2007)
    #10. Waitress (2007)
     
  11. Cyber-Kun

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    That is a fantastic idea!
     
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    I "saw" The Dark Knight opening night when i couldn't see 5 feet in front of me.
    when i was better able, i saw it on DVD and knew exactly what i had missed.

    The only regrets i have are for movies i wasn't born in time to see.
    (kinda motivates me to make millions, build a dream home theater with a massive screen so i can.)

    Lawrence of Arabia
    Patton
    a whole lotta Wayne films.

    I have been lucky in my life- have seen the really "big" films that were best seen on a screen bigger than my house in a theater- and can't complain.

    and i tell ya, AT-AT walkers that really look to be THAT friggin big are AWESOME!
     
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    Didn't Kramer from Seinfeld do that once?

    As for me,

    American Gangster
    Incredible Hulk

    That's all I can think of now.
     
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    Please do this if you can! I think the death of indy theatres is such a shame.

    Certainly here in the UK it's a very hard business to compete in - I imagine we have comparitively fewer smaller towns without easy access to a multiplex here than in the USA, though I could be wrong. I think it's getting hold of the prints of the movies that is difficult/expensive part.

    I think if you could make it work it'd be a wonderfully rewarding venture.
     
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    This!

    I'm not a big bond fan and didn't really like Brosnan's (sp?) bond, so I didn't really give a crap when these came out...

    Boy was that dumb of me. Casino Royale is one of may favorite flicks now...
     
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    Episode III
    Dragonheart (I wanted to see the Phantom instead) :banghead: 
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    The Bourne Identity
     
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    all 3 of the matrix movies, i had a chance to see Reloaded in theater but i went to visit my girlfriend(now wife) instead.

    Back to the Future 1 and 3, i saw 2 in theater and 1 i wouldn't have been old enough to undersand, but i remember when i went to see 2 w/my parrents they told me what the movie was called and i was like, y would i wanna see this, then i saw the opening scene where he flys off in the delorian.........
     
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    That was one of mine for a while. Fortunately for me there is a local theater that shows older films for a "summer film series" and I got to see it there a few years ago.

    More recently I would have to say Iron Man.
     
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    Iron Man, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Matrix films and the original Star Wars trilogy.
     
  20. Pravus Prime

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    Wall-E. Seriously. Had no interest in seeing some kiddie movie. Saw it later, felt bad for not seeing in the theatre on the big screen in digital perfection.

    Serenity. I'm a Firefly fan, but I never got around to seeing the movie until years later.

    Stargate. The trailers just didn't interest me, I figured it would be lame and didn't want to go with friends to see it.

    From the before my time category, I'd love to have seen Fritz Langs Metropollis in the theatres, especially the real full length film which has never been seen, only chopped down versions. My wish may come true, as supposedly an uncut version has recently surfaced, but it will take time before it's restored, digitized, and released for us to see, (and then likely not in a theatre but home video) with something like 45 minutes that have been missing for generations.
     

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