What's The Longest You've Ever Waited In Line For A Movie?

United States
August 8, 2022 5:05pm CST
I read a few people talk about how long they waited in line to see the movie, "Grease", and how it was worth it, etc etc... I've never had to wait in line for a movie? Have you? If so, how long, and which movie? A friend and I saw "Fahrenheit 9/11" the day it came out, and it was busy, but we didn't have to wait.
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@gtdoss (1130)
• United States
8 Aug
I've never waited in line for a movie either. Whenever I've seen a long line for a movie, I just turned around and went home. I've never even seen a movie that would have been worth waiting in line for, LOL!
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• United States
8 Aug
Did you ever wait and watch the movie later on when it wasn't in the theater? If so, was it a good movie?
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@gtdoss (1130)
• United States
8 Aug
To be honest, I've watched most of the movies I've seen from the comfort of my home. I never was much of a movie-goer, just don't have the patience for it. I have seen movies much later on at the dollar theater and at home, and it was every bit as good as seeing the movie when it was first running in the more expensive (and long-lined) theaters.
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• United States
8 Aug
I waited in line for two hours once for a movie. 1977 Star Wars. My parents had a cabin in northern Wisconsin. We would be there every weekend and most of the summer. I had seen Star Wars in Minneapolis when it opened. There was no line to wait in as the theater ran it on four screens. Later in the year, the movie finally made it into the Webster, Wisconsin theater. Seating was around 100. I went with some of the local kids that were excited to finally see the movie. We got there well before showtime for the 7 o'clock showing. It played twice a day. 7 and 9pm. We saw a short line and rushed right up. Apparently, the place was already full so the line we were in was for the 9:00 show. It's the only time I can remember standing in line for a movie.
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• United States
8 Aug
@PinkFloydFan Hahah I was 15 years old at the time. Now I just press "play" hahah.
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• United States
8 Aug
Wow! I asked this elsewhere, and most people are my age (40) or younger, and most people say "No" and one guy said, "I just press PLAY"
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@LeaPea2417 (34757)
• Toccoa, Georgia
9 Aug
When I was a teenager I think my mom, sister and I waited in a 45 minute to an hour line to see ET The Extra Terrestrial.
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• United States
9 Aug
That was one of the first movies we had on VHS :)
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@MALUSE (69114)
• Germany
8 Aug
I think it was 'Titanic' but I don't remember the details.
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• United States
8 Aug
That's one movie I saw when it came out. I remember there were 7 of us, but in the US, there was no long line, but I'm not sure if it was on the first day it was released. I actually doubt it, since it was my extended family that took us.
@porwest (58454)
• United States
8 Aug
I don't wait in line for movies. I much prefer to be in my own home to watch them. No movie is worth standing in line for in my opinion. Especially nowadays. They almost all suck. lol
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• United States
8 Aug
Exactly. I love the 1930-70s, and wouldn't mind going to a great classic, but the audiences are too loud. Phones, talking, etc.. And at home, I can pause to take a leak, etc., and not miss anything.
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@porwest (58454)
• United States
8 Aug
@PinkFloydFan Right there with you. And they made better movies back then worth watching too.
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9 Aug
Never waited in line for a movie. Been to some packed theaters but it always went smoothly no line.
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@LadyDuck (408529)
• Switzerland
9 Aug
I never waited in line to watch a movie. I hate to wait in line, if there is a line I go away.