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#386819 - 12/10/12 08:09 PM Just bought my "full on" Hobbit movie ticket
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I am traveling again this week. This time down in Bedford and Plano, Texas. I just ordered my midnight showing ticket for The Hobbit. Big deal, right?

Well, back home in Iowa the best I could do is just a normal digital theater with normal sound. This will be at the Cinemark theater in Plano on their XD screen (their version of "IMAX sized" screen) in 3D and with Dolby Atmos sound. Oh, it also will be at 48 fps. All sorts of new and awesome tech all at once. We will see if I get sick or not after 2 hours and 45 minutes with the extra smooth 3D on the giant screen.

Anyone else live around Plano?
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#386820 - 12/10/12 08:31 PM Re: Just bought my "full on" Hobbit movie ticket [Re: nickbuol]
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Nick.. I live in richardson, 1 town south of plano (5 miles away)... When are you going to be in town?


Edited by dakkon (12/10/12 08:32 PM)

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#386821 - 12/10/12 09:23 PM Re: Just bought my "full on" Hobbit movie ticket [Re: nickbuol]
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I am in town now....

I flew in just before noon and leave on Friday.
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#386822 - 12/10/12 09:26 PM Re: Just bought my "full on" Hobbit movie ticket [Re: nickbuol]
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oh, no kidding.. check your pm.... or "my stuff" However, the midnight show on a work night is a bit much for this old guy!... We could get together for dinner another day this week, if you want.


Edited by dakkon (12/10/12 09:28 PM)

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#386823 - 12/10/12 09:30 PM Re: Just bought my "full on" Hobbit movie ticket [Re: nickbuol]
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I'm game for that. I am working in Bedford Tuesday and possibly Wednesday, and then in Plano on Thursday, but I am going to get out of the office at 4:30 each of those days and head to the hotel. I sent you a PM with my contact info too.

I wouldn't normally worry about a midnight showing, but since I am traveling and don't have to fly out until 11:30 on Friday (without having to go to the office first), I am going to capitalize on the opportunity to go to a (hopefully) great theater.
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#386827 - 12/10/12 11:40 PM Re: Just bought my "full on" Hobbit movie ticket [Re: nickbuol]
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Don't get sick off those three dollar glasses. laugh
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#386829 - 12/10/12 11:50 PM Re: Just bought my "full on" Hobbit movie ticket [Re: nickbuol]
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Maybe I should go out and order some $150 Oakleys before I go. blush
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#386837 - 12/11/12 10:04 AM Re: Just bought my "full on" Hobbit movie ticket [Re: nickbuol]
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NO no, you can get the limited edition "The Hobbit" ones for $180.
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#386845 - 12/11/12 01:02 PM Re: Just bought my "full on" Hobbit movie ticket [Re: nickbuol]
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Loc: Marion, IA
LOL. Yea, I am sure that the $3 ones will work just fine, and I will be sitting there with all of the other Hobbit crazies (not that *I* am crazy) wearing the same $3 glasses, so "style" won't matter.

I was actually surprised that even with the large format screen, Atmos sound, and 3D elements that the price was only $16.50 - $1.50 of that being online ordering "convenience fees."

Not bad for normally $15. Oh and the seat is reserved too, meaning no waiting in long lines to get the best seat. Sure, mine is off to the side a little, but that is OK. It isn't near the extreme edge right or left, and is about half way up the "top" section of seating, which in IMAX theaters is about right. Ideally I would have liked to be about 5-10 seats more towards the middle.
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#386848 - 12/11/12 06:43 PM Re: Just bought my "full on" Hobbit movie ticket [Re: nickbuol]
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Loc: Victoria,BC
Sounds good buddy, wish I could be there. I'm still yet to try my 3D tv, so I am envious. I don't even have glasses yet, so I am looking around.....want to be good!
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