Okay, I might take SATC2 off of the double and shuffle things so that How To Train Your Dragon gets one instead. Although I don’t understand what SATC2’s got to do with Date Night… :?
I think Clash of the Titans will hopefully hold up. Whilst I’ve heard terrible things, its box office still seemed to fair pretty well. Besides, I don’t really have any alternative double ideas to switch in for it… I don’t think Cemetery Junction would hold up as a double, frankly. And I’m not convinced The Last Airbender will be in that high demand, either…
I think that Twilight: Eclipse does warrant a double. Attendances for Twilight (the first time) and New Moon were higher than an average attendance.
Indeed, Once Upon a Time in the West didn’t prove all that popular, I’m afraid, and the schedule is already classics-heavy.
For those who didn’t spot it, there’s a few themes going on:
- Foreign Thursdays
- Midnight Frights
- Action Week (9)
- Hollywood classics (though not the final name, these are Casablanca, Singin’ in the Rain and Some Like It Hot)
As such, I reeeeeally don’t want to move Dragon Tattoo or White Ribbon for the sake of ads changes. I can appreciate that it’s a chore, but hadn’t realised before that it affects programming…?
I was a bit wary about Hollywood classics running into reading week. I expect they can be shifted upwards to run consecutive Wednesdays weeks 3-5.
As for The Thing, I know that 70mm conversion is no small deal. However, I didn’t just throw this one in from left field. Midnight 70mms have taken place before, including for The Thing3 itself!
I knew this one would spark controversy… I would love to keep it as a midnight, but if everyone is dead set against it then I’ll try and fit it in on a Wednesday instead.
I’d like to be consistent with midnights-only on Saturdays, so does anyone have any suggestions for an alternative should it come to it?
Rob, I’m saving Inception and Salt for Spring (both on doubles).
Rec 2 is on there: Sat week 8 - never fear, I wouldn’t miss out on that for the world!
As for The Crazies, I’m really not convinced that people will be fussed about seeing it so far down the line. It was out in February, and I don’t remember there being too huge a response to it then, despite its large ad campaign.