Movies In Theaters

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What happens to the money movie theaters make off of ticket sales?
    I've always been told that movie theaters don't make money off of ticket sales. They make money off of their concession stands and other stuff.

    So what do they do with the money they make off of ticket sales?

    • ANSWER:
      A large percentage of ticket sales goes back to the studio. The theatre keeps some, but it's a small percentage. That's why it costs so much to get a drink at the movie theatre: it's a way bigger source of income for the theatre.

  2. QUESTION:
    What foods do you like to sneak into a movie theater instead of paying for their overpriced products?
    I find that movie theater food is overpriced and I like to bring my own, cheaper stuff in. What types of food do you eat from outside at the movies?

    • ANSWER:
      I love movie theater popcorn so I have to BUY that. But I also love to dip it in the little cups of nacho cheese they sell (for .50). I found a 4-pack of the exact same nacho cheese sauce at WalMart for about the same price that they charge for 1! So I heat it up at home, wrap foil around it to keep it warm and stick it in a ziploc in my purse. Works every time.

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some benefits of working at a movie theater?
    I really want to know some benefits of working at a movie theater. I would like to know stuff like discounts, free stuff. Anything at all.
    I know all movie theaters are different so it would be nice to hear stuff like, "most theaters" if you know what i mean by that.

    • ANSWER:
      My friend works at one of the Regal Cinemas in Massachusetts (used to be called Hoyts. Just the name of the chain). She knows certain tricks e.g. getting into rated R movies when you're not yet 17, and things like that. She of course can see movies for free, but sometimes your shifts get in the way of that. If you're working during popular movie time hours, when are you going to get to see the movies?

      Also, I am not sure if you are aware, but movie theatre ONLY make money off of concessions, which is why they are so expensive. All $ from the box office goes to the movie itself. SO, you're most likely earning minimum wage.

      Here are the perks that a blogger cited about the movie theatre job he held when he was 16...

      1.I saw all the free movies I wanted to, which was great with the limited funds that I had at the age...I was also able to get most of my friends in for free.
      2.It opened the door to getting to know kids from neighboring high schools, which led me to my first official girlfriend (who worked next door at the Steak & Shake).
      3.The fellow staff members almost felt like secondary family members at times because you spent a lot of late hours/early mornings in the same building with the same people.
      4.Getting to know the older staff/managers also helped in getting an early access to alcohol and other pre-legal age activities.
      5.With it being a business where fun and enjoyment is encouraged, it also was a little lax on rules/boundaries (one of my favorite stories was when I wore a drink tray as a mask, a popcorn bucket as a glove, and used the "pizza cutting machete" to chase one of the ushers through the front lobby in front of customers...most other jobs would've fired you on the spot, but I just got sent home with a warning).

  4. QUESTION:
    How about a definitive answer regarding movie theater surveillance?
    If you search the question of whether or not there are security cameras in movie theaters, the answers range from "absolutely not" to "they watch you pick your nose." Rather than offer opinions, please, someone, answer in more detail if there really are surveillance cameras in theaters, why they're there, how they work and who spends time monitoring? Particularly in the multi-screen theaters. That would be a full time job, which seems unlikely.

    • ANSWER:
      Close surveillance using security cameras does not make sense in a movie theater, except possibly in Washington DC or some other high profile political target area. But at the Deer Valley Metroplex??? No way.

      The main reason is that movie theaters make almost al their profit from the snack bar. It is almost impossible to steal from the snack bar (even the staff cannot easily do it), so cameras, and somebody to monitor them, would not justify the expense.

      Are you asking if it is possible to switch theaters and not get caught? Well, in a crowded theater where even if they count the number of viewers compared to the number of tickets sold, they still cannot do much about it. But if there are five people in a theater watching a movie and they know they only sold three tickets, yes, they are going to ask to see your ticket. But then when you search your pockets and say, "I must have lost it", what are they going to do?

  5. QUESTION:
    What do movie theaters do with their movie posters when a movie is no longer playing at the theater?
    You know the movie posters that some theaters still post outside each theater at a movie theater.
    Can I ask for one or can they give it to me at a low price when a movie is done playing?
    What do they do with them?

    • ANSWER:
      They give their employees first pick.

      If you ask (and I have on several occasions) they are more than willing to give them away after their employees have picked through them. That's how I get my movie posters :D

      If no one claims them, they are thrown away.

  6. QUESTION:
    How do movie theaters and movie distributors work together?
    In order to play a movie in ones theater, I know they must bid on it from the movie distributing company but do they pay money up front and as well pay the distributing company a really high percentage of the sold tickets. Or do they just pay a percentage of the profits from tickets without paying a certain amount of money up front.

    Is there any who is movie theater savvy? I a lot of questions on the business that I just cannot seem to find on the internet. If so, could you please leave an email address where I can contact you?

    Thanks guys in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Movie theaters make most of their money from concessions. The movies bring people into their candy store.

      The distributor, like Fox for example. Gets like 70% of the box office (it changes depending on the movie and distribution company) take of the opening weekend. Theaters get 30%. Then the percentage levels out in subsequent weeks.

      Bigger chains can negotiate, but for the most part, distribution companies are in charge. Because everyone wants to see Transformers 3. So if your theater doesn't have it, you lose money to the theater down the street,

  7. QUESTION:
    How do you open a movie theater?
    AMC is selling the movie theater in the town that I live in. I cannot express in words how interested I am in purchasing this property. I am in talks with AMC about going through with it. Anyway, assuming I get the property, how do I go about getting the movies, movie posters, and supplies to the theater? I am aware that I would need a film broker, but who? I would really appreciate answers from current theater owners/managers. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Today number of independent theatre owners is growing.

      This is because when done properly, theater business can be a lucrative source of income. Aside from the money you’ll be earning, you also get to enjoy catering to your own niche crowd that shares the same interest in the type of films you love.

      Cinema malls are grouped according to the type of movie they feature.

      Movie theaters that run mainstream films from big film companies and distributors coinciding with the release date are deemed as first-run theaters.

      Second run theaters on the other hand, as the name implies, feature movies that have already been shown in first run theaters. Ticket prices for theaters that fall under this category are much cheaper.

      Then there the Art House theater otherwise known as the repertory theater. This category typically features alternative art films, independent films, or second run classic films.

      If you are interested in opening your own movie theater, the first thing you should do is understand the nature of this type of business. There are several resources that can provide you with valuable startup information.

      Some suggested reading materials are as follows: (1) Encyclopedia of Exhibition authored by the National Association of Theater Owners (NATO). This group also maintains a website where pertinent and useful information about the industry is delineated. Examples of such are box office statistics, equipment suppliers, index of concessionaires, theater employment and more can be found. (2) The Movie Business Book by Jason Squire tackles a wide variety of topics and can be used as a reference handbook.

      Don’t worry about competing with the big players. Your selling point will come from your facility to cater to a niche crowd. Getting the rights to show first run movies can be a bit of a challenge, not to mention pricey! What sets independent theater owners apart is the specialty films they feature. You can choose to show films from a variety of genres or show art films, independent films etc. The key is to choose the type of movies that you are interested in and familiar with. But at the same time, you also need to meet the preference of your target market. These two steps should go hand in hand.

      As an independent theater owner, you can afford to be different and not conform to how the big players run their movie theaters. For example, you may replace the typical row seats found in theaters and use tables and chairs instead. This will give your patrons a cozier environment to enjoy the cinema.

      As a way to entice moviegoers, you can provide discounts to big groups of people. This is usually is the case when they gather for a corporate event or for a party. In ticket pricing, you may offer discount rates during off-peak hours and/or days. (Trivia: It is said that Tuesday is the slowest day of the week as far the movie business is concerned.) You can also offer discounts to students and senior citizens. Still another option is presenting your customers with movie passes that allows unlimited entrance.

  8. QUESTION:
    How come not a whole lot of people go to movie theaters anymore?
    It seems that not a lot of people go to movie theaters anymore

    I remember back during the 1980's and 1990's movie theaters were always filled when new movies came out.

    Hell, sometimes they'd be sold out!!

    What happened to all of that?

    • ANSWER:
      the main reason according to paul degarabedian president of box office for hollywood is the increasingly popular home theatre. its getting cheaper and cheaper to set up surround sound, big scrren hd tv's, and blu-rays from the comfort of your own living room. you can have a more intereactive experience at home and invite friends and family over without ever leaving your couch to enjoy almost the same experience as going to the theatre. then theres the availability to download movies online before or at the same time they come out. these are the two main factors drawing people away from movie theatres. however box office numbers for 2009 are up from the last few years

  9. QUESTION:
    Where do I get movies to show at a movie theater?
    A local movie theater has closed down, and I was wondering where do theaters get their movies from. I have heard the usual, from the producers, I am looking for a website, or a catalog. I want to show old movies, even the original reel to reel ones if possible. Where do I get the actual movie, and the permission to show it?

    • ANSWER:
      back when i was in college in the early 80's, i saw catalogs from companies that rented movies - look in google for "movies theater rental" or something similar. The companies would be called movie "distributors" I guess

  10. QUESTION:
    How many projectors does the average movie theater projectionist thread/start per hour?
    I just got a job as a projectionist at a movie theater. They have me threading and starting a projector every 5 minutes while simultaneously troubleshooting all 16 projectors. It's done in one long hallway. Is this more or less work than the average projectionist?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on what kind of movie theatre you work in. If you're working with first runs in a major city, they're going to have a lot of screens. I worked in a discount theatre in the suburbs...we had 6 screens stretched in an L-shaped hallway, so I could see three at a time. 16 seems like a lot to me.

  11. QUESTION:
    What is it like working in a movie theater?
    I need a job and I want to work in a movie theater. When working in a movie theater, do you do mulitple jobs or just stick with one everyday. For example. Do you work at the concessions all day. Or do you do both concessions AND sell tickets?

    Thanks a lot.

    • ANSWER:
      Movie theaters offer everything from entry-level to management positions. Working at the movies can be a fun first job for a high school student, and beginning with an entry level job and sticking it out can certainly lead to more responsibilities (and money) if a movie theater turns out to be a good fit. Here is a job description for each position by reading more on this link.

  12. QUESTION:
    What are some of the top 10 movie theaters in new york city?
    I have only been to like two movie theaters in brooklyn, im not a well experienced new yorker..

    the one i go to is pretty amazing,its a bit dirty and the staff isn't really helpful at times and the snacks cost allot.

    • ANSWER:
      On the following link you will find a review of the best movie theaters in NYC:

      http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/268779/the_best_and_worst_of_new_york_citys.html?cat=40

      I particularly like the AMC Empire 25 on 42nd street, the AMC Loews on Lincoln Square and the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas on 1886 Broadway.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is it illegal to sell a product outside of a movie theater?
    I would like to sell a product outside of a movie theater that isn't competing with the movie theater what so ever. Would it be illegal for me to sell outside the theater or to walk up an down the line trying to sell my product? 20% of the price would be donated to charity.

    • ANSWER:
      The movie theater is private property. You'll need their permission to sell things there.

  14. QUESTION:
    Do you like the commercials in the movie theaters?
    Do you like the commercials at the beginning of the previews in the movie theaters? Why or why not? Do you think it takes away from your movie theater experience? What would you like to see to take place of commercials, if anything, that would bring back or enhance your movie experience?

    • ANSWER:
      I love the previews but I dislike the commercials.I think more previews should show.In fact the previews for upcoming movies are the highlight of the movie experience nowadays.

  15. QUESTION:
    What do guest services jobs in a movie theater do?
    If you work in guest services at a movie theater, what exactly do you do in your job description? What is guest services? What’s the difference between guest services and the box office?

    • ANSWER:
      Guest services clean up after messy people. They pick up pop corn and pop containers, and usually vacuum so that it looks good for the next people coming into the next show. You may have to clean the rest rooms as well.
      Box office is where you sit on a nice comfy stool and take people's money for the shows, You may also be the one directing them to which theatre they are going to.
      If you applied for a job doing this, I wish you luck! Good Luck! Remember, we all started out somewhere, A Movie theatre is an excellent choice! There are extras in that job!

  16. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to sneak snacks into a movie theatre?
    I hate paying high prices for movie theatre snacks. What is the best way for a man to sneak food and drinks into the show? When I go with my wife, I just stick them in her purse, but what if I'm by myself and don't have access to a purse?

    Also, what if the snack I want to sneak in is messy? Like some nachos covered with cheese sauce?

    • ANSWER:
      Tupperware! Throw your nachos and cheese in there! it'll keep your food warm and if it seals tight you can stash it anywhere without worry. or stop at taco bell and get a couple burritos; there great for tucking away in coat pockets, they stay warm and don't fall apart everywhere. It's better if you've got cold weather because then you can hide all sorts of snacks and drinks in your big puffy coat or slip a chocolate bar or chips in your mittens or boots. even in your hat! If it's not cold enough for a coat where you're from bring a sweater but don't wear it. wrap your snacks up inside it then carry it in as though you're bringing it to wear in the theatre because it gets cold in there. cans of pop are great just remember to open them during a loud preview so no one hears or a water bottle or juice box works great too. always remember to throw your garbage out when you leave too. I have this worry that if movie theatre custodians are going to find garbage from outside snack sources they'll start cracking down on checking peoples purses and coats.

  17. QUESTION:
    How do i get a movie theater to play a movie with subtitles?
    Everytime my family and I go to the movie theater, my dad misses out on the movie since he is deaf and we have to sign everything to him. I heard we have to call like 2 weeks in advance for the movies theater to do that? any truth in that? any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Check the website of the individual theater ahead of time, and then call the number that they list and ask them! It probably differs for each theater, but I would guess that most have a subtitle option.

  18. QUESTION:
    Who provides movie theaters their movies and do they pay?
    I really want to know how the movie industry works. Where do movie theaters get their movies from. Do they have to pay for the movies or are they free because they make no money on the tickets.

    • ANSWER:
      studious make the film, then send it to a company that copies it and makes many large rolls of film, these are shipped to the theaters that are participating in the launch of the movie. usually ours came by DLS in about 2 to 4 seperate reels that hand to be spliced together to create one giant reel that went on the platter and fed into the projector.

      nowaday though some theaters are running digital whihc is basically a blueray dvd that is placed into the projector the same way you do it at home.

      the theater companies pay for the print of the movie which is very expensive. the majority of money made in a movie theater is not by tickets but by concession sales. if someone pays for a ticket thats 7-8 dollars but that same person could pay 10-20 for food fromt eh stand.

      the food and ticket prices are so high because movie companies charge really high for a print of their movie, that and they have to pay their employees.

  19. QUESTION:
    How do I get movie theater quality popcorn?
    Every time I go to the movie theater I feel the urge to get some of their amazing popcorn, but I want the popcorn quality at home. Does anyone know of a cheap popcorn machine or maybe a way to make good movie theater popcorn at home? If not what's your favorite microwavable popcorn?

    • ANSWER:
      Pop corn in a kettle on the stove, use coconut oil and flavacol.

      If you cant find flavacol use yellow popcorn salt, its exactly how we make it at a movie theater.

  20. QUESTION:
    What is the best type of camera to make a movie that is going to be put in the movie theaters?
    This movie is going to be out in the movie theaters and I do not know what kind of video camera to get. I also don't want it to be blurry at all!
    Thank You!

    • ANSWER:
      serieously, in theaters, well get the most expensive camera you can afford.

  21. QUESTION:
    How can you open your own movie theatre?
    I want to open movie theatre where people pay to watch a movie. Do the government have to know this? What do I have to do to get new release vidoe to play on it opening in theartre?
    Can I still play old videos?

    • ANSWER:
      Movie theaters use movies. 35mm Films. You rent them. Generally a flat fee against a percentage of your take at the door.

      You need two traditional 35mm Arc projectors or one with a flat bed

      You need a screen with a mask.

      Now if you want to go digital you need a digital projector those are quite expensive in the million dollar realm.

      Now you can also do 16mm with an Arc Projector but it means a smaller screen and a smaller audience.

      Terms are the same a flat fee (like 0 per week) vs 40% of what you take at the window which ever is larger.

      The 16mm ones are two years behind current theatrical.

      Second run movie houses are one year behind theatrical and get prints that are splicy, faded and scratched.

      Film distributors are becoming less and less because of home video. 3 months and it's in the home.

      It is ILLEGAL to use a home video publically for a seat fee.

      In any event you needa projection video system that is at least 10 fee tall

      What you are talking about minimum is NOON MOVIES at High school or COllege

      What you are talkinga bout maximum is second release theater.

      That's a theater playing a feature film that has been out on video for 9 months already.

      First run you go direct to the studios and pay their fees

  22. QUESTION:
    How do I submit a job application at a movie theater?
    I'm planning on getting a job at a Harkins movie theater near me, but I don't know how to hand in my application. Considering that I can't just walk into the theater, how do I give them my application?

    • ANSWER:
      Ask to speak with a manager or the hiring manager. Introduce yourself and shake their hand firmly, ask if they are currently hiring, if they are then fill out an application and ASK QUESTIONS, seem interested in the job and make yourself stand out. Routinely I get people who seem enthusiastic or stand out and I will either interview them on the spot or make a note to pay special attention to their application.

      DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE, when you submit an application online we get it, but we cannot put a face/personality to the application so it hurts your chances.

      DO NOT GIVE IT TO A REGULAR STAFF MEMBER for the same reason as submitting it online, how you submit your application says a lot about you, we want charismatic and outgoing people to work in the theater because of the nature of a movie theater.

  23. QUESTION:
    Is there any movie theater in the area showing classic halloween movies?
    I live in CA bay area (specifically Napa) and I am looking for a movie theater nearby that shows cool classic halloween movies, they don't have to be horror but that would be a plus. I dont mind driving 30 min, or so. Can anyone help?

    • ANSWER:
      try the web site Fandago.com for listing of move theaters in you area

  24. QUESTION:
    How do I go about working for Cinemark movie theater operating the projectors?
    I would like to know what it takes to get job working at Cinemark movie theater I have them in my town working on operating projectors?

    • ANSWER:
      Nobody working in a movie theater is just a projectionist any more.

  25. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how to make movie theatre popcorn at home?
    I recently purchased an oil popper (the old fashioned kettle kind.) When I pop popcorn it doesn't taste anything like the movie theatre. Does anyone know if there's a specific oil or popcorn or topping or a combination of these? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      to make the popcorn u heat the kettle up then pour in the kernals, then some butter flavoring salt callled Flavacol, and then oil, i think its coconut oil. The movie theater butter isnt really butter eather.. its also a flavored oil.

      I used to work in a movie theater

      everything u need is at

      http://www.snappypopcorn.com/

  26. QUESTION:
    What brand of pickles do movie theatres sell?
    Movie theatres such as AMC Theatre and Cinemark sell these great pickles. Does anyone know where they buy them so I could purchase them for consumption at home?

    • ANSWER:
      Where the hell are you from? They don't have pickles at any movie theater around where I am!

  27. QUESTION:
    What movie theaters in the Bay Area serve alcohol?
    I need a list of movie theaters that sell alcohol. The only one that I know of is Sundance Kabuki Cinema.

    • ANSWER:
      You just missed The Red Vic, which closed a month or two ago. They sold beer and wine.

  28. QUESTION:
    How much does it cost to advertise in a movie theater?
    I'm looking to start advertising in the local movie theaters here in Jacksonville Florida. You know, one of those slides that plays while everyone is waiting for the movie to start? Just wondering if anyone knows how much that costs?

    • ANSWER:
      You should try contacting the company that provides that.

      I used that kind of advertising back in Idaho in 2000, and it was like 00 for a limited run in a dozen theatres. Probably more now.

  29. QUESTION:
    How can I find information on owning a Movie Theatre?
    I want to get a franchise of owning a movie theatre. I want to find out how to start it up and all the details. Advise? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      check out some large movie theater websites and see if they have any franchise info. Or just call your local movie theater.

  30. QUESTION:
    How many movies release to movie theater in a year?
    I'm curious... I love to watch movies. I wonder how many movies have been releasing to movie theater in a year?

    • ANSWER:
      I found the numbers and for this year there will be a total of 323 new film releases in theaters.

      Pai Kia, your number is way over. In order to reach 500 to 1000, 10 to 20 NEW films would have to be released each week. That just does not happen. Some weeks it's only 1 or 2.

  31. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a cheap movie theater that plays old movies in the detroit, michigan area?
    By cheap, I mean adult or less for a movie. Basically, I just need a list of cheap movie theaters, especially the kind that would play something like Forrest Gump for less than .

    • ANSWER:
      movie 16.
      dequinder and 12 mile.

  32. QUESTION:
    What kind of jobs do they have working at A movie theater?
    I'm thinking of getting my first job soon at a movie theater.
    i want to clean up after the movies or Snack-bar attendant.

    Which is better and why?
    and I'm not so good with math and culculating things.. so how does the cash register work?

    • ANSWER:
      Usually if you work at a movie theater, they'll have you doing both, switch every 3 hours or so maybe. My cousin worked at one for a while.

  33. QUESTION:
    Can watching a movie in a movie theatre make you deaf?
    Is it true that watching a movie in a movie theatre or IMAX can make you deaf, even if your up on the top row or in the middle? What are the chances if you are in the very front?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, listening to a movie in a theater could make you go deaf. But it's not going to happen immediately after you leave the theater. And sitting in the top row probably wont help since they got speakers behind you as well.

      However, unless your in a movie theater for like 3 weeks straight with no breaks the chances are low. It's more likly you will lose your hearing from listening to an MP3 Player.

      Anything over 85 decibels can cause hearing loss over time anything over 102 Db can cause permanent loss much quicker(such as a rock concert) For comparison , anything louder then a lawn tractor (outside,in a garage it would be over 100) can cause you hearing loss over time if exposed to it on a daily basis.

      And movie theaters range from 80-120 decibels.... so... Yes you CAN lose your hearing at a movie theater.

      But, on a less of a downer, they are making great progress in hearing aids and such.. so by the time most of us are in our 60's and need em it'll be a minor surgery....Still thou take care of your hearing Moderation is the key to health in anything you do.

  34. QUESTION:
    What could be done to improve movie theaters and the experience of the customer?
    I'm looking into one day possibly owning a movie theatre, and I'd just like some input from avid movie-goers about what they want from a cinema. What's awesome, what needs change, what could be added, etc.

    I appreciate it!

    • ANSWER:
      First is to make the seats comfortable: they are hard, some don't tilt(tiltings the best).

      If possible most people put there dirty feet up on the seat in front of them(ew my head rest there). What would be nice is something collapsible(that would pop back to a normal state when done) that you could rest your feet on- in between the walkway and the seat in front of you.

      Or a collapsible table off the back of the chair in front of you(like in airplanes). There nothing more annoying then trying to hold your nachos in one hand while your reach for your drink with the other.

      Bring back Mommy days! Where im from, there were mommy movie days there were earlier morning times designated just for moms and babies- so we don't have to stay home due to potential tantrums/noise. Subtitles would be great for those days too.

      Also, i think if employees came around just before the movie started with popcorn and such like at the baseball games- that would be great because sometimes i wont leave just because its getting too close and its kind of profiting of impulse buying.

  35. QUESTION:
    What time are movie theaters usually open?
    I know that it varies by location, but it'll help if I get information from many other locations. I'm wondering if the movie theaters are open on weekdays A.M. Preferably 9:00ish.

    • ANSWER:
      First off where do you live? Second. Most theaters open up at 10:00 or 11:00 a.m

  36. QUESTION:
    What do dreams that take place in movie theaters mean?
    I've been having a lot of dreams that take place in random movie theaters. The dreams themselves don't even focus that much on them though, they're more like backgrounds. What do you think these dreams mean? Is it bad or good?

    • ANSWER:
      Movies as a dream symbol are glimpses of real life. So a theater would probably mean that you are ready and willing to look at some aspects of your life on a subconscious level.

  37. QUESTION:
    How can i rent out a movie theater?
    I want to rent out a movie theater. I live near fresno. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      It varies by theater. You need to call around and ask for their rates. You might consider renting out one showing or scheduling a party. The movie theaters around here allow you to schedule large parties at off-times. Renting the whole theater would be incredibly expensive, and I doubt most theaters would allow you to.

  38. QUESTION:
    Why do some movies come out in movie theaters while others don't?
    Who chooses what movies will come out in theater? Does the director or movie theaters decide that?

    • ANSWER:
      The company behind the movie decides first. For example Warner Bros funds a movie, the movie is made, actors paid etc. If the company watch the finished product and don't like it then it is put out straight to DVD. However the movie theaters also decide, they pay for the screening of every movie in every theatre. A film like Harry Potter, or most romcoms have a large audience, so the movie theatre know they can make back most of the money and earn profit. Other movies however are more niche, they appeal to a smaller audience, for example indie movies, so sometimes they show at just a few theaters, or the theatre doesn't buy rights for the movie at all, though another company might.

  39. QUESTION:
    What movies are playing right now at the Movie theaters?
    Hi my cousin want to invite me to watch a movie with her this friday. She said i could choose any movie that i want to watch. But i don't know any good movie playing in the movie theaters? What good movies are playing in the theaters? Is 30 min or less still playing in the theaters?

    • ANSWER:
      yes 30 mins or less is still in theaters i heard it was good too. The Fright night is epic if your looking for a scary movie, some theaters are still playing Bad teacher, that was hilarious! The new planet of the apes has been A LOT of good reviews

  40. QUESTION:
    My friend told me she had sex in a movie theater? How is that posible?
    Have any of you had sex in a movie theater? Wouldn't you get caught and where would you do it on the chair? And I've heard a couple people say they have done it in there? So have you?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's my story: Me and my husband wanted to watch yes man after it had been out for 3 weeks. When we walked in there was only one other couple and the previews had already started. My husband thought that it would be funny if we sat next to this other couple although the whole movie theater was vacant. Before walking up the stairs we'd heard moaning but thought it was from the movie and paid it no mind. They were so wrapped up in each other that they didn't recognize us until we were right up on them. The girl had a skirt on and was sitting on her boyfriend's lap. All of a sudden she jumped up and ran. The guy pulled his pants up and ran after her After that.... We didn't want to watch the movies anymore and got our money back.

  41. QUESTION:
    Should i work at a movie theater concessions or push carts at a grocery store?
    I know the one I would rather do, but I went to so much trouble just getting job back at grocery store, but I got a call about working at a Regal movie theater which sounds more intersting and exciting to me. I need some opinions?

    • ANSWER:
      The job at the movie theater probably sounds like lots of fun, you probably know a bunch of other people working there, and you get free movies. But they are also probably going to pay you absolute minimum wage and treat you like a kid. Pushing carts at a grocery store doesn't sound glamorous but there are lots of opportunity to move up through the years and get regular raises while you're going to school. Plus the hours are probably a little better and you may get outta working more holidays. I've done grocery store work before and my roommate worked at Regal for a few years and I always seemed to be getting the better end of the deal. I say give the grocery store a shot.

  42. QUESTION:
    What happens if I take alcohol into a movie theater?
    Am I allowed to bring beer into a movie theater? If not, why not and what will happen? Does the movie theater even sell beer or alcoholic beverages?

    • ANSWER:
      most movie theatres dont serve beer and if they did it would be stupid expensive.
      find a way to sneak the beer into the theatre. take it to your leg or something or wear high socks and baggy pants, idk. bring a girl with a huge bag.

      then go to the front anf buy a soda. drink it or dump it out in the bathroom and put your beer in it. just dont be loud with the cans.

  43. QUESTION:
    Is there any movie theater in the area showing classic halloween movies?
    I live in CA bay area (specifically Napa) and I am looking for a movie theater nearby that shows cool classic halloween movies, they don't have to be horror but that would be a plus. I dont mind driving 30 min, or so. Can anyone help?

    • ANSWER:
      9/11 is an inside job; And Zionists who own the U.S are the real culprits; research WTC 7

  44. QUESTION:
    Did your movie theatre do anything for the Twilight movies?
    Hi, I'm looking for ideas on what would be cool for an event that I will be hosting for the Eclipse movie coming in June. For the New Moon movie, I had a fundraiser for wolves and trivia, but I would like to do so much more this time. I plan on working with the American Red Cross and Radio Stations, however, I would like to hear about what others have seen at their movie theaters for the Twilight movies, or any other movies. Or if there is anything you personally have an idea about, feel free to suggest.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Our movie theater had Edward, Jacob, and Bella based theater rooms. They just decorated the theater based on that character, which included basket gifts filled with Twilight Saga: New Moon memorabilia. They also had Twilight trivia, a raffle, and Twilight games, which included some embarrassing re-enactments of the book by some of the crazier fans. I am a huge fan of the books and felt pretty good that there were other fans of the book there. It got crazy at times because of the psychotic fans, but it was pretty fun. I really enjoyed the games, raffle, trivia because they gave out good prizes like shirts, tickets to restaurants, soundtracks, Twilight dvds, etc. I'm sure whatever you decide to do, the fans will appreciate it. :)

  45. QUESTION:
    Are movie theaters usually packed in the morning for new releases?
    I've only gone to movie theaters at night and late-night for new releases and they are PACKED! I was wondering...if anyone has gone to a new release movie at 11am noon-ish, is it packed as it would be at night?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes.

      Whenever there is a big release they will always be packed.

  46. QUESTION:
    How come no movie theaters around me are playing the MacGruber movie?
    I went online to try to find what times the MacGruber movie was playing at my local theater. And it wasn't playing. So I searched for movie theaters that are 40 miles away. There were none. Why is that?

    • ANSWER:
      Because the movie got such horrible box office and even worse reviews theaters that were showing it were losing money - so they pulled it

  47. QUESTION:
    Do you like the commercials in the movie theaters?
    Do you like the commercials at the beginning of the previews in the movie theaters? Why or why not? Do you think it takes away from your movie theater experience? What would you like to see to take place of commercials, if anything, that would bring back or enhance your movie experience?

    • ANSWER:
      You know, I see commercials every day at home. When I pay 10 dollars to go see a movie, I expect to see a couple of awesome movie trailers, and then the movie I paid for. Instead, I go to see a movie, I am all excited, and then I sit through 20 minutes of commercials. I think it takes away from the experience.

  48. QUESTION:
    How do I get appropriate licensing for movie theater releases?
    I'm planning on building a local movie theater and am stuck on how to obtain the appropriate film licensing in order to receive permission to view new movies. Please help me. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to talk to your local council to get the appropriate entertainment license, and the major film distributors to get the films.

  49. QUESTION:
    What is the delay from which a movie is completed till it hits the movie theaters?
    For example: When the film Dark Knight was completely finished, how long is the delay until it is released in movie theaters?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on the movie. Movies that need a lot of editing, computer effects, etc., take longer to release after filming is completed than films that don't.

  50. QUESTION:
    Is soft serve ice cream/yogurt a good idea for a movie theater concession?
    I'm planning out my concession menu on a movie theater I'm trying to open, and contemplating adding in soft serve ice cream & yogurt, which I think customers would like, but I'm afraid of the mess factor. Melted ice cream slathered all over the seats and floors? Ugh. But I think it'd be a hit, so I'm torn... got any solutions?

    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Way too much mess for a movie theatre...


movies in theaters

Movies In Theaters Today

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the oldest movie theater around today?
    I'd really like to know what the oldest movie theater still standing today is. I'd be interested both in one that is still standing but abandoned or one that is still up and running.

    • ANSWER:
      there is one in london that is over 100 years old where they have all the movie premiere's .

  2. QUESTION:
    Why would a movie theatre have condom dispensers in all the bathrooms?
    I went to a movie theatre today and all the bathrooms had condom dispensers.
    Seriously, it seems like the owners would be trying to keep people from doing it during the movie. Not encourage it.

    and why the heck did this get deleted the first time i asked it?

    • ANSWER:
      You may think it's uncommon, but I have seen people doing it, especially in the back row.

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some of the most unhealthy candy at movie theaters?
    I'm going to a movie theater later today but I'm not sure what kind of candy I should bye? Does anyone know any unhealthy candy?

    • ANSWER:
      It's pretty much all unhealthy.

      I would approach it like this: don't buy too much, or anymore than you would normally eat, but what you do buy, enjoy! You're not in the cinema every day after all..

  4. QUESTION:
    What movie should me and my dad see today?
    Me and my dad are going to the movie theater today and we're not really sure what to see. I was thinking about seeing Resident Evil 3D, but I haven't seen the second one so I might not understand it. We want to see either a comedy or action movie (possibly any genre). So, what do you recommend?

    • ANSWER:
      Scott Pilgrim is good. RE3D is a decent action flick. dont need to see the others. inception is good while its still in theatres. a team is also good. machete is good but kind of drags and there is plenty of nudity and gore which might not be recommended.

      scott pilgrim
      re3d
      inception
      a-team is a good mix of both

      dont go to expendables, going the distance, last exorcism, the american, vampires suck, and step up

  5. QUESTION:
    At what age do I start to pay for Adult Movie Tickets at the Movie Theaters?
    Well I just turned 13 yesterday and I'm going to see a movie at the theater today and was wondering at what age am I suppose to pay for a adult ticket? Is it at 13?

    • ANSWER:
      idk,jus say ur a kid,better yet a student,but yeah,always pull offf the kid card,even if your 21.

  6. QUESTION:
    What movie should me and my dad see today?
    Me and my dad are going to the movie theater today and we're not really sure what to see. I was thinking about seeing Resident Evil 3D, but I haven't seen the second one so I might not understand it. We want to see either a comedy or action movie (possibly any genre). So, what do you recommend?

    • ANSWER:
      Vampire's Suck. :) It's HILARIOUS.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the music from the JCPenney Teens commercial?
    I saw it at the movie theater today in the previews. There's no one singing, it's just music. It's also a theme song for NBC I think.

    • ANSWER:
      Look here:

      http://www.whatisthatsong.net/

  8. QUESTION:
    Is it okay to bring a purse into an interview?
    I have an interview at a movie theater today and I have to take the bus to get there so I don't have anywhere to leave my belongings (like in a car). Is it appropriate to bring my purse with me into the interview?

    • ANSWER:
      absolutely fine. I always take mine in with me. Just make sure it looks tidy and matches your outfit! good to pop an extra CV in there too, and a comb to tidy your hair just before you go in. always pays to be prepared :) hope you get the job!

  9. QUESTION:
    How long should I wait to call a manager after I turn in a job ap?
    I turned in a job ap for the movie theatre today. I handed it to the manager and he briefly looked it over without asking me any questions. I called later and asked if they were hiring and they said they were. How long should I wait to call the manager to talk to him about the position?

    • ANSWER:
      I would wait a few days, but remember to keep calling in and asking, because that shows u are very interested in the job

  10. QUESTION:
    I have a headache after watching a movie at the movie theaters?
    I was at the movie theaters with my family today, and we were watching a movie for my brother's birthday. I was completely fine in the beginning, then halfway in the movie, the back of my right eye started hurting - nothing on the left! I just ignored it. Now, a few hours after this, my right eye still hurts, but I've started to get a headache. I wear the night-time ortho-k contact lenses, and have never had this problem before. Any suggestions on how to relieve the headache and what the problem was? Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    which movie do you think is good? the house bunny or The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor?
    well im going to the movie theatre today with family and I get to pick the movie.i dont want to watch a boring movie... so if u watched one of this movie ;; answer my question please & thanks for reading.

    • ANSWER:
      i've seen both, i went to house bunny with my sister and our friend, and i went to the mummy with a few of my friends. i recommend house bunny. it is very entertaining.

  12. QUESTION:
    I want to work at a movie theater but I got caught sneaking once do you think they'll care?
    I got caught sneaking into a movie theater today and I was wondering if you think management will care when I submit my application in like 5 months do you think they'll even remember me? They had me right down my name but that was because I wanted to refund my ticket also do they have cameras that take pictures of you.

    • ANSWER:
      no, they won't remember you.

  13. QUESTION:
    How to skip the trailers and previews at the movie theater?
    So I'm going to the theater today and I don't really want to sit through 20 - 30 minutes of rubbish previews before the movie starts. Is there any way I can skip them? The screening says the movie starts at 3 pm but in reality it starts 3.30 pm after all the trailers are done. If I try to buy a ticket for that movie at, like, 3.20 will they not let me?

    • ANSWER:
      You can buy the ticket at an earlier time, go around, hang around until around 3.25. Then, come in a few minutes before the movie officially starts. And done, you've skipped most of the trailers (if not all)

  14. QUESTION:
    need question answered quickly! what are good movies in theaters?
    im going to the movie theaters today 10/16/09 and i need to know what are the movies they are showing today,(other than zombieland) and do you know if any of them are good or bad. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Pandorum
      District 9
      9
      Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

  15. QUESTION:
    How do you rip tickets at the movie theater?
    Okay, so I have been working at the movie theater for the last 3 weeks and I have been ushering. Today my assignment is to work Ticket Drop. What all do I have to do? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      There should be a perforated line on the tickets.

  16. QUESTION:
    what exactly is going on in the year 2012?
    So i was at the movie theatre today, and i saw the preview to the new movie 2012. I always knew that they think the world might end that year (im not that stupid ahha) But i was wondering how, where, why, or anything else like that.

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing is going on other than a giant hoax. NO scientists have predicted any of the 2012 scenarios. The doomsday “prediction” nonsense is all the work of hoaxers with something to sell.
      There were no prophecies for a doomsday in 2012 before the modern scam artists started claiming it was going to happen. Also, none of the doomsday scenarios are scientifically valid. It isn't going to happen.

  17. QUESTION:
    Can military members wear their BDU uniforms to movie theaters?
    Today I went to the movie theatre, and as I was walking out I saw this army person in her bdu's walking in. Yes she was going to see a movie, as you can not get into the theatre without buying a ticket first on the outside. But me being prior airforce, I always was told that you are only supposed to wear your uniform for quick stops, such as get gas or buying groceries not for leasure activites. So is it allowed or not?

    • ANSWER:
      Army dogs are allowed but US Marines are taught to know better. Cammies are your work uniform not a casual "outfit" to be seen it. It makes me sick to see cammies in public places such as bars and stores.

  18. QUESTION:
    How do you open a movie theater?
    AMC is selling the movie theater in the town that I live in. I cannot express in words how interested I am in purchasing this property. I am in talks with AMC about going through with it. Anyway, assuming I get the property, how do I go about getting the movies, movie posters, and supplies to the theater? I am aware that I would need a film broker, but who? I would really appreciate answers from current theater owners/managers. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Today number of independent theatre owners is growing.

      This is because when done properly, theater business can be a lucrative source of income. Aside from the money you’ll be earning, you also get to enjoy catering to your own niche crowd that shares the same interest in the type of films you love.

      Cinema malls are grouped according to the type of movie they feature.

      Movie theaters that run mainstream films from big film companies and distributors coinciding with the release date are deemed as first-run theaters.

      Second run theaters on the other hand, as the name implies, feature movies that have already been shown in first run theaters. Ticket prices for theaters that fall under this category are much cheaper.

      Then there the Art House theater otherwise known as the repertory theater. This category typically features alternative art films, independent films, or second run classic films.

      If you are interested in opening your own movie theater, the first thing you should do is understand the nature of this type of business. There are several resources that can provide you with valuable startup information.

      Some suggested reading materials are as follows: (1) Encyclopedia of Exhibition authored by the National Association of Theater Owners (NATO). This group also maintains a website where pertinent and useful information about the industry is delineated. Examples of such are box office statistics, equipment suppliers, index of concessionaires, theater employment and more can be found. (2) The Movie Business Book by Jason Squire tackles a wide variety of topics and can be used as a reference handbook.

      Don’t worry about competing with the big players. Your selling point will come from your facility to cater to a niche crowd. Getting the rights to show first run movies can be a bit of a challenge, not to mention pricey! What sets independent theater owners apart is the specialty films they feature. You can choose to show films from a variety of genres or show art films, independent films etc. The key is to choose the type of movies that you are interested in and familiar with. But at the same time, you also need to meet the preference of your target market. These two steps should go hand in hand.

      As an independent theater owner, you can afford to be different and not conform to how the big players run their movie theaters. For example, you may replace the typical row seats found in theaters and use tables and chairs instead. This will give your patrons a cozier environment to enjoy the cinema.

      As a way to entice moviegoers, you can provide discounts to big groups of people. This is usually is the case when they gather for a corporate event or for a party. In ticket pricing, you may offer discount rates during off-peak hours and/or days. (Trivia: It is said that Tuesday is the slowest day of the week as far the movie business is concerned.) You can also offer discounts to students and senior citizens. Still another option is presenting your customers with movie passes that allows unlimited entrance.

  19. QUESTION:
    How likely is it that i got the job at the movie theatre?
    I know it's not the place to work at, but I got desperate cause no one would hire me because I have no prior work experience. I'm 18 and bilingual though. I went to the interview on Friday and I think I did pretty well. Is it easy to get a job at a movie theatre? She said she'd call me on Monday (today) but I know they don't always call on the exact day. I'm super desperate for a job so a movie theatre will do.

    • ANSWER:
      movie theater job is the dopest job of all

  20. QUESTION:
    What would I find hiding underneath your bed?
    It's time to fess up
    BQ: what do you do when a stranger sits right next to you at the movie theaters? Today this old man sat right next to me and my friends, when there were many other rows empty. I made us all get up and move. was that rude? lol

    • ANSWER:
      Dust! I really need to vacuum...one day :P
      BQ: I would move too. If it made you feel uncomfortable then you did the right thing, no reason to suffer throughout the whole movie!

  21. QUESTION:
    How would you befriend or even ask out someone who works at a movie theatre ?
    The other day I went to the movies with a couple friends and when I was purchasing my ticket ( I used a gift card) she asked if she could put a sticker on the card; I replied with I would love one and she was smiling and laughing or chuckling as she joked it was like one of a kind now or something.

    After the movie and me and my friends were about to leave I went back in to use the restroom. While I was walking back she was heading inside as well and she asked if i forgot something and i just replied I was going to wash my hands.

    Then on the way out she was adjusting the times on the movies for the next day; she was having troubles closing the door so I walked over and tried to help. After trying to help she said thanks and bye and I said bye.

    Now I went back today to ask her if she wanted to hang out and explain I thought she was likable and friendly. I approached the window and it wasn't her but some other girl. I explained I got the wrong movie theatre. But being the socially awkward person I am, I asked if she "was the one that worked here last night" in which she replied with no, and I was like okay, and awkwardly left.

    Now I'm 17 years old and she looked like to be around 18-22. ( I really don't know though)

    I think I also should say this is the first time, I ever attempted to ask someone to hang out like this, this being at a store, restaurant, or well movie theatre.

    I've thought about this "encounter" for the past 48 hours, and I was wondering if I even should try to "find" her again and ask her and how I would do it without looking like a fool. The only thing I thought of was going to the theatre next week on the same day I saw her and near the same time.

    P.S. I also don't want to seem like creepy when I ask something like this.
    Also I'm just kind of approaching with a friendship...I think.

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    What did you think of The Amazing Spiderman?
    I went to the cinema (movie theatre) today and saw it and I was very disappointed. I'm not going to list the reasons why. Too many to list. It was a sh** movie. Did you like it and if you didn't, why didn't you.

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry to hear you didn't like it.

      I liked Amazing Spiderman, more than I expected. The reason why I enjoyed it was because I was surprised by the film storyline, which didn't follow exactly how the comics went (that is a good thing). They transformed the movie plot and scenes to be more up to present modern date. For example, Dr. Conners working for Oscorp didn't happen in the comics but it made total sense in the film. I also like how they made peter parkers parents as scientific partners in the company, rather than government agents in the comics. And how the movie modify the scene where Peter let the criminal go that eventually killed Uncle Ben is much more plausible, as it's what we can see happen in today's time.

      Also, the acting was better than the ones in the trilogy
      Loved this new installment. Cant wait for the next one.

  23. QUESTION:
    What should I see in theaters today: tron narnia or gullivers travel?
    I'm going to see a movie today and I can't pick of those three because I like them all.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm going to see narnia tonite! I have read those books every summer since I was 9 or 10 (I'm 20 now) :D

  24. QUESTION:
    What makes the 3D effect in the movie theater?
    When I try to watch Avatar with my 3D glasses on YouTube, the effect does not come out. But then when I go to the movie theater, everything just popped out from the screen. I just watched the 3D Titanic today. Why is that happen? What makes/causes the 3D effect in the movie theater?

    • ANSWER:
      First you need to know that a 3d movie is actually 2 complete movies on the screen at the same time. If movie 1 or movie 2 is shown by itself it would look like a complete 2d movie like all other normal 2d movies. It is just when both are on the screen at the same time many things don't line up exactly the same, so you get that double image thing with glasses off in a 3d movie. Now the job of the lenses of the 3d glasses is for the lens over your right eye to block the left eye movie but let only the right eye movie through, same for the lens over your left eye. Also a movie or video must have these 2 movies showing, if you don't see that blurry double images thing without the 3d glasses, it ain't gonna work.

      In the theater they use polarized light. The left eye movie has one light wave, the right eye movie a different polarized light wave. Then each lens of the 3d glasses blocks the one light wave but lets the other light wave through. So each eye only sees one movie. These glasses don't have to use electricity. They work like polarized sun glasses, that block horizontal polarized light glaring off flat surfaces like water and tops of cars.

      For most tvs they use frame sequential 3d. The right and left eye movies flash on the screen very very fast as follows. Left, right, left, right, left, right, and so on. Then the shutters on the glasses open and close in each lens, left, right, left, right, left, and so on. So the right eye only sees it's 2d movie when the lens opens.

      Tvs can do polarized. All the odd number horizontal lines of pixels put out one light wave, all the even numbered lines in between those the second light wave. Then you just send each 2d movie to the correct line.

      I have been to theaters that use field sequential 3d. Like the imax at Navy Pier in Chicago. Those glasses used batteries. At least in the late 1990's it did, have not been there since then.

      I have never heard of a tv being able to do both kinds of glasses. They are only made to do one or the other, though I'm sure it is possible to make one that could, they just don't.

  25. QUESTION:
    What is a good comedy movie out in theaters?
    I just saw Land Of The Lost with my best friends today and I thought it was halarious! Then we saw Drag Me To Hell and got kicked out of the movie theater...haha
    But I want to know of a good comedy that is in P.A zip code 18036
    I really want a comedy but if you have a good action movie or anything i wouldnt mind! But please leave a comment about good movies only and what they are titled.

    • ANSWER:
      Just saw Hangover and I have to tell you it was a hoot! I laughed throughout the movie and just couldn't wait to see what would happen next. It just keeps on keeping on! Everyone in the audience was laughing. Be aware that it carries an "R" rating. Have fun!

  26. QUESTION:
    How does 3D work without blue and red?
    I watched a 3D movie at the theatre today for the first time since the red and blue glasses (yeah I don't watch many movies), I understand how the old ones work but how does it work when the glasses are just clear and colourless?

    • ANSWER:
      From what I know about 3D, an image is produced by two images that are slightly spaced apart.

      In order to see things in 3D each eye must see a slightly different picture. This is done in the real world by your eyes being spaced apart so each eye has its own slightly different view. The brain then puts the two pictures together to form one 3D image that has depth to it.

      Since your eyes are about two inches apart, they see the same picture from slightly different angles. Your brain then correlates these two images in order to gauge distance. This is called binocular vision - ViewMasters™ and binoculars mimic this process by presenting each eye with a slightly different image.

      The reason why you wear 3-D glasses in a movie theater is to feed different images into your eyes just like a View-Master does. The screen actually displays two images, and the glasses cause one of the images to enter one eye and the other to enter the other eye. ^^ hope this helps

  27. QUESTION:
    How do you kiss at the movie theatre?
    Me and my boyfriend are going on our very first date today. We are going to an italian restaurant and then to the movies. We had our first kiss but it was short. I want to kiss him longer and better today. However, I don't want everyone in the movie theatre to see us kiss. Also, I have no idea when to kiss him. Should I kiss him during the movioe at all? Should I wait till afterwards? Should it be a goodbye kiss? I'm nervous and just need general advice. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Sit in the back if you are uncomfterble with people seeing you. And it will be dark and people will be watching the movie so they won't notice anyway. He will probably make the first move. Like put his arm around you. Just be calm and act like you know what you are doing. Don't rush it either. Good Luck!

  28. QUESTION:
    Is the song Unbroken going to be in the movie Marvel Avengers Assemble?
    Well, I'm a big fan of Black Veil Brides, it's pretty obvious. I know they made a song called Unbroken for the film Marvel Avengers, and it's on the soundtrack, so I'm pretty sure it's going to be in it, and I've wanted to see the movie ever since I found it out. Is it going to be in the film? I live in America so the movie just got released into theaters today.

    • ANSWER:
      Unbroken is not in the movie. The songs from the soundtrack that's actually in the movie is Shoot To Thrill :) but the movie is fùckìn bådass, it's awesome!!!

  29. QUESTION:
    can you help with a feasability study for a drive in movie theatre?
    I am thinking of starting a drive in movie theatre business, but am not sure how to go about a feasability study, which will hopefully show that there is a good return on investment. This is important to convince investors.

    • ANSWER:
      no one 21 or under permitted without an adult.....to much risk with today's teens and gangs,,,,,,,plenty of security ....you realize most of the baby -boomers were conceived at the drive in....I miss the dive -In's and wish you luck...I just don't know if our screwed up society will ruin your hopes....good luck......... great idea.....

  30. QUESTION:
    Need help and jokes for going to movies with friends soon?
    We are going to see new years eve today at the movie theatre, what is some really funny things/jokes that I can say/do but without getting kicked out. Please give a much as you can, thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      The movie isn't that good. The best humor comes naturally. When you rehearse jokes, they don't seem genuine.

  31. QUESTION:
    Where do movie theatres buy their posters from?
    I was at the movies today and they had a poster of the superman movie that is coming out in 2013 and was wondering what website they buy all their posters from if there is a website. Any information would be great, thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Those products. the posters and displays, etc, get shipped in from studios/promotion companies as promational products, they do not pay anything for it, it is advertising, the companies pay for it.

      Just like when you go to the docter, and they have all those pens with drug names on them.

  32. QUESTION:
    are they gonna start doing pat down searches at the movie theaters?
    due to the recent massacre that took place in a movie theater are they gonna start doing pat down searches on every moviegoer?

    • ANSWER:
      I went to the movies today. No pat down. Just lots and lots of cops. It was crazy.

  33. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to be allergic to movie theatre popcorn butter?
    i have always noticed the the "butter" topping at a movie theatre gave me a stomache. Well today I was at the movies and put a little bit of butter onto my popcorn. While I was eating it I got a stomachache. Then we came home and I felt like I was going top throw up. I was really shaky and dizzy. I had a killer headache and was all of a sudden exausted.
    What do you think went/ is going on? Please help. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      The "butter" is very rich that they use and they usually pop their corn in coconut oil, so it could be that you are sensitive to that particular ingredient. I doubt that it's an allergic reaction, but more of a case of indigestion. You could do several things: avoid eating it, or try taking a Pepcid prior to eating it (especially if it's a rare treat and you'd like to try eating it again). Hope you feel better soon.

  34. QUESTION:
    Do you think the movie theaters will be crowded today?
    I want to go to the movies today (Friday) to see Inglorious Bastards for the matinee at 12:30 P.M. I wouldn't think the theater would be crowded that early in the day, but I hate seeing movies in crowded theaters. Do you think it will be crowded? Why or why not?

    • ANSWER:
      it will probably be crowded.
      kids are out of school, they might be there.
      if there are kids, there will probably be parents or grandparents.
      and it's a friday. if theres a new movie, of course people are going to see it opening day! haha.

  35. QUESTION:
    What to eat for a snack during the movie at a movie theater besides popcorn or candy?
    I'm going to a movie later today, but I don't want to eat the popcorn or candy there because it's super bad for you :P Does anyone have any suggestions of what to eat besides popcorn or candy during the movie? Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Both of these are good answers. I bring my own food from home...in a big purse. It can be tacky on a date, but these days it saves a ton of money. You can even make your own popcorn that isn't smothered in butter. You can bring in apple slices, or I like apple/ sweet potato chips. Chewing gum is also an option. I don't know your personal tastes.

      If you are going to get food from the theater, they have nachos and hot dogs there. They might have cotton candy... but all of their options are calorie/sugar heavy. Not to mention expensive.

  36. QUESTION:
    What is the best movie playing in theaters now?
    We are going to see a movie today and I was just wondering.

    • ANSWER:
      NARNIA!!!! Its great!!

  37. QUESTION:
    Is kissing in a movie theater romantic?
    So today me and my boyfriend has only dated 6 days and we already had 2 dates. But the last one was our first kiss but since he had to leave it only lasted for 2 seconds. Hes planning on to give a better kiss today but i dont think kissing in a movie theater is romantic?

    • ANSWER:
      Why would you want to kiss in a movie theater and not watch the movie when ticket prices are so ridiculously high?

  38. QUESTION:
    Who enjoyed the new movie Marley and Me?
    Just saw it today, and me and my friend walked out of the movie theater with red puffy eyes! lol! The ending was extremely sad, almost very similar to "Old Yeller"! Who else saw it and loved it, but thought the ending was too sad?

    • ANSWER:
      I saw it last night and I loved it. I cried my eyes out because it reminded me so much of when my dog died. It just hit that special place that I have for her in my heart. I'm glad I saw a movie like this so I could release what leftover sadness I had from such a tragic event. The part where they put Marley in the back of their car was exactly...and I'm not exaggerating...how it happened when we put my dog to sleep. I just couldn't hold it in. I knew that there was a place there in my heart that was hit deep. It felt nice to relieve some built up feelings I still had. I'm glad I watched this movie. It's so genuine. I loved every part of it. I recommend it to everyone. 5 out of 5 stars!
      I'm glad you asked this question.
      I hope I helped!
      :D

  39. QUESTION:
    Were movie theaters bigger with better sound in the past?
    I heard someone say that they saw a 1980 movie in a "real" movie theater with a huge screen and amazing sound like they "used to have" before a multiplex came along.

    I have heard people mention before that movies sounded better and the screens were bigger, but I don't know if this is nostalgia or "looking through rose-colored glasses" as they say.

    Were movie theaters really bigger and better in the past?

    • ANSWER:
      When I was a kid in the 1950s in Detroit, there were a whole line of movie theaters downtown that were just huge, like 3000 seats. Some had two or three balconies. They were beautifully decorated with murals, very grand. They had enormous lighted marquees with thousands of light bulbs that lit up in moving patterns. Some of these theaters went back to silent movie days, so they had huge pipe organs built in. Most of them had a glassed-in area in the back where women could take babies that cried, called a 'crying room', and you could still hear the movie in there.

      In the 50s, there were lots of new technical developments in film, like wide-screen (Vistavision and Panavision and Cinemascope), stereo sound, magnetic sound (instead of sound on film), 70mm. Films became a lot more beautiful, but the films themselves were generally pretty bad. (The exceptions, like The Ten Commandments, Ben Hur, etc. are still watched today).

      Every big city in the US had several of these 'movie palaces'. Then in the 1950s and 60s they began building smaller theaters, and multiplexes. Some of the big theaters were very inelegantly carved up into smaller odd-shaped rooms with smaller screens. And the multiplexes, for the first few decades, were very plain, not really built as theaters but just big rooms full of seats.

      Plus projection got worse--out of focus, dim, etc. In the old days projectionists were -professionals-, and they really cared about how good the presentation looked--how bright, correct color temperature, etc. In the 70s and 80s they began hiring just high school kids to run the projectors.

      But now I think we're in a new 'golden age'. Now we have these 20 and 25-screen theaters with THX sound, stadium seating, etc. And the presentation is almost as good as it was in the olden days. The theaters aren't gorgeous like they were in the old days, the are more form-follows-function.

      Also in the old days you'd go to see a movie and you'd see TWO films, plus a cartoon (or more if it was kids' movies), a newsreel, maybe a 'short subject'.

      Some of the old theaters have been restored, used now for symphony orchestras or ballet or concerts or whatever. But they do still show films there sometimes, and it gives you an idea of what it used to be like.

      I guess it -is- just nostalgia, but you have to realize in the 1930s and 40s, before TV came out, people used to go to the movies 2 or 3 times a week! These big theaters filled up several nights a week. Theaters changed their movie twice a week!

  40. QUESTION:
    Could we get a pizza devlivered to the movies?
    Me and my friend are going to the movies today. Could we get a pizza delivered there from Dominos or equivalent?

    Obviously we'd meet them outside after the movie, pay for the pizza then eat it outside the movies.

    Can you see any reasons why they wouldn't do this?

    • ANSWER:
      Usually movie theatres don't let you bring "outside food" into the theatre. They want you to have to spend your money on their food and snacks.

      Also, sometimes pizza places won't deliver unless you are at an actual address. I doubt that you can say, "I'd like to place a delivery order to the red SUV parked in the movie parking lot."

  41. QUESTION:
    Why are some movies coming out one day earlier?
    The new movie, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, comes out Wednesday, 24th of June. But some of the movie theaters in my area have show times around 12:00 at lunch today, showing only 3 times today. And tomorrow, when the movie comes out, it plays the whole day. Why are some movies playing earlier before it comes out?

    • ANSWER:
      Its to do with attendances
      bums on seats before the official release date, all count as if it is day one.
      All the free preview tickets that get given out all add up when it comes tally up time
      Record companies and book houses have been doing it for years with advance sales

      Chris

  42. QUESTION:
    Is it ok to call the status of my job application at Cinemark theatre?
    I applied last week at the movie theatre and the manager told me that they will be having interviews next week( this week). Should I call to ask the status on my application today? What tips can you give so that I will be more likely to get an interview this week that they are having them? I want to make sure I get a higher chance because this is the industry that I want to have a career in after graduating from college.

    • ANSWER:
      yes call or stop by and ask then you will know they see your name and may call you sooner

  43. QUESTION:
    Would anyone want ver 18 only movie theaters in the US?
    I read today that the UK is testing and implementing screen some films in theater and only allowing people over 18 in. The films would also be available to people under 18, but some theaters would be 18 and over only.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7713781.stm

    Who in the US would be interesting in some of the bigger movie theaters have some only 18 and older screenings? I know I would.

    Also any other thoughts on it.

    • ANSWER:
      I understand the idea is to remove kids from the theater that might be disruptive. From my experience, the ones that tend to be the most disruptive are the teenagers that sit through the movie talking. It isn't little kids.

      I have doubts that such a system would be endorsed by theaters. There is already a rating system in place that should prevent kids under 18 from being in some movies already but many theaters don't enforce it simply because they don't want to turn away paying customers. Would more people over 18 really go to movies if kids weren't there? It seems like most of the patrons are high school age so theaters would have to believe it would be financially beneficial to make the change.

  44. QUESTION:
    How soon should I hear back after submitting my application?
    I put in an application for a full time summer job at our movie theatre. I had someone hand in the application today since I had school, and I wrote on it that I was available to work any day, any shift.

    How soon should I hear back? It had you write the date that you were available to start, and school doesn't get out until June 8th, so that's what I wrote. Will they wait or contact me soon?

    • ANSWER:
      I used to be a hiring manager at a UPS store. If we were currently hiring, an applicant that couldn't start for a couple months would make it to the bottom of my list. If I needed people now, then I didn't really consider the school kids. If we were not hiring, then I would put an application such as yours up until closer to your available date (when we might be hiring). Either way, if you don't get a call (wait 4 weeks), assume you didn't get the job. Don't call them. Managers at a retail store and movie theaters don't have time to accept phone calls about an application.

  45. QUESTION:
    Good movie to see in theatres today?
    I wanted to go see a movie today with my sister, but we can't decide on what to go see. Were both 15 years old.

    Any ideas/suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Marley & ME

  46. QUESTION:
    how long does a training for a job at the movie theater take?
    my friend just applied for a job at the movie theater and his orientation was yesterday and now today he has his training today. and i wanted to know how long it will take? to anybody how has work at a movie theater.

    • ANSWER:
      usually a couple of days sometimes just 1 day. depends what job he is doing i mean some jobs are simple like the people who clean or the people who are taking tickets. the people who need more training would be the snack place and the box office.

  47. QUESTION:
    What is the name of the band and the name of the song from the soldier commercial at the movie theater?
    Okay so I was at the movies today and i saw james bond and usually they do little advertisements before the trailers and i saw this commercial and it was like a music video about the national guard and everything and i really like song. thanks for the help!

    • ANSWER:
      It was probably Citizen Soldier by 3 doors down, i just saw bond aswell and they played it there. It could also be Warrior by Kid Rock, but i would go with 3 doors down.

  48. QUESTION:
    Any US citizens for curtailing the violence in the movie industry?
    I was listening to radio broadcasting today that had brought up the recent movie theater shooting. This was a conservative talk show, and the conversation was a rebuttal to the few Democrat voices during this election year that are now calling for gun control.

    Anyways, the question is do you
    1) Do you think the portrayal of violence in movies has led to a increase in gun violence?
    2) Do you rather think it is some other factor?
    3) Do you support more gun control?

    • ANSWER:
      1) Gun control (having weapons) is not the problem.
      2) The shooter was psychotic and under a doctor's care who didn't realize the potential of harm.
      3) Don't support gun control, its just another way of taking away our rights

      If someone in the theater had a gun, maybe we'd have less casualties and one dead shooter.

  49. QUESTION:
    What are some of your perceptions of Minnesota?
    With the movie 'New In Town' opening in theaters today depicting a Minnesota town, I would like to know how people in other areas of the country perceive this state.

    FYI: This "Minnesota" movie wasn't even filmed in the state (or the United States for that matter). It was filmed entirely in Canada.

    • ANSWER:
      christmas wonder-land cold. like that movie fargo but in a different state.

  50. QUESTION:
    Are 33 mm projectors for cinema or movie theatres better than digital?
    What I mean is basically, I heard that if a movie is being played through a 33 mm projector, if it stop working you can can go back to the same scene you are on. But through a digital projectors at movie theaters or cinemas if there is a problem you have replay the movie from the beginning which I experienced today when going to a screening of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy the film couldn't be played entirely and it could not project the film on screen because it was being changed into digital!

    • ANSWER:
      The projectors in most theaters are automated. It sounds like whoever was working that day didn't have enough experience to troubleshoot. All things being equal, a pristine 35mm film print will look better than digital video projection. The problem is that the print quality degrades with multiple showings due to dirt and scratches. that is where digital projection is better.


movies in theaters today

Movies In Theaters 2012 Now

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is that asian movie that came out in 2012 theaters?
    Some movie came out in Theaters in 2012 where asians with like special abilities or something with just a crazy ass plot were fighting. I think one guy had like either armored skin or like armored fists or something I dunno, I can't think of enough detail to help me google it.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe The man with the iron fists? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1258972/

  2. QUESTION:
    Where is the news of the the women who stopped a gunman in a movie theater?
    The women had a conceal carry permit, and stopped a men sho was about to shoot up a movie theater. Why is this story not being covered?

    • ANSWER:
      This is all I could find on it. It was in San Antonio. The gunman was 19. He killed one person. The woman who stopped him from murdering more people was an off duty country Sheriffs officer. It's a good thing she had a gun.

      http://www.snopes.com/politics/guns/sanantonio.asp

      Here is another one.This woman shot an intruder. They had a hunting knife when they busted in her door. She had her baby with her. She shot and killed the intruder.

      http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/05/justice/oklahoma-intruder-shooting/index.html

      The liberal media want to take our guns. That's why they don't report anything good that comes from having the means to keep yourself and others alive.

  3. QUESTION:
    Why do some big movies wait years before putting their movie in theaters when the movie is already complete?
    I mean really, i heard it takes between 3 months for each movie to be completed and about 6 to 9 months for big movies to be completed, yet they won't put it the movie for maybe 2 to 3 years later. Aww, what is up with that? Put it in the big movie theaters when completed. Why the long wait for big movies? Does any notice that and hate that? Why the prolong tease?

    • ANSWER:
      Every part of a movie is financed by someone. A huge amount of money goes into making the film and then editing it and promoting it. It took almost 2 years for Cameron to edit AVATAR. Big blockbuster movies take time to be made.
      In many instances the director has the final say on which cut will be released. Often times the studios want to see a different ending than the way the director cut the movie. In that case there are law suits between directors and studios which causes the studios to wait even longer-till the lawsuit is settled. With several movies the studios went out of business and no one really knew who owned or would distribute the movie. Sometimes the studios see how bad the movies are when finished and don't want to release them and waste even more money on them. Three recent movies come to mind The Beaver with Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster was made 4 years ago. The studios didn't release it because of all the bad publicity Mel Gibson was getting in his personal life. EAT PRAY LOVE sat unreleased for a long time. Right now there is a movie being released in a few weeks called 'FIREFLIES IN THE GARDEN".It stars Ryan Reynolds and Julia Roberts. It was completed in 2008 but the studios hated it so much they held it back4 years to mid-Novembe 2011.
      Studios are also very aware of scheduling. The schedule for 2012 up thru next Christmas 2012 is already figured out. No studio wants to open their big expensive blockbuster on the same weekend some other big major blockbuster is being released by a different studio. Evert studop hopes to have at least 2 weeks where their movie can be no.1. It's all very political and is driven by studio greed.
      What would happen if they released 20 movies you really really really wanted to see and they released them all on Thanksgiving day ? How many would you/could you see ? Thats why the studios slowly release their films over a long time period. They want no competition from other good movies.They love to put out the trailers EARLY so people will keep getting more and more excited to see the movie once it is finally released/ Many times a movie trailer will be released 8 months before the movie opens.

  4. QUESTION:
    Why did Eric Holder ship Fast & Furious weapons to Colorado and caused a movie theater to get shot up?

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/20/several-reportedly-dead-injured-after-shooting-at-colorado-movie-theater/

    And of all movies the shooting occurred in, it was the movie "The Dark Knight Rises", created with a Soros-written script pitched to Liberal Hollywood in order to besmirch Bain Capital.

    • ANSWER:
      The use of WMD's proves Holder is in cahoots with Iran

  5. QUESTION:
    Do you think that certain mental illnesses can contribute to crime?
    Mental illness doesn't make someone a criminal and being a criminal doesn't make someone mentally ill, no matter how violent the act was. But do you think that people who suffer from certain mental illnesses can carry a higher capacity to commit a crime than a person who isn't ill? Take bipolar disorder for example. It is marked by two major mood swings: depression and mania. Mania can be dysphoric and psychotic, meaning that the person has the increased energy and reckless behavior of standard mania but they're in a dark place with symptoms of rage, hopelessness, etc. And psychotic refers to psychosis, which is when a person hallucinates and has delusions, which may be paranoid, grandiose, etc. NOT ALL bipolar people experience dysphoric, psychotic mania, but James Holmes (the accused shooter in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater incident with 12 killed and 48 injured) mentioned the disorder to a classmate weeks before the shooting and it seems as though his lawyers are planning an insanity defense. I have bipolar disorder myself and I am sixteen and not on medication. My mania is dysphoric and psychotic and in my worst episode (March-May 2012) thus far I got into drug dealing, tried to steal a car to go across the country, started a fight club, and tried to commit suicide. I could see my dead mother, who taunted me and was hostile, I believed my death would somehow promise my two best friends a perfect life. It all made sense to me and I didn't understand what was wrong with my decisions. Some people don't think that bipolar disorder constitutes an insanity defense because it "only affects mood" and not cognition, but in my experience I didn't understand that I was doing anything wrong. I think that James Holmes does have bipolar disorder ans that, after seeking help from three mental health professionals, he spiralled into psychotic dysphoric mania and is still there and he deserves the insanity defense.

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    Do you think that certain mental illnesses can contribute to crime?
    Mental illness doesn't make someone a criminal and being a criminal doesn't make someone mentally ill, no matter how violent the act was. But do you think that people who suffer from certain mental illnesses can carry a higher capacity to commit a crime than a person who isn't ill? Take bipolar disorder for example. It is marked by two major mood swings: depression and mania. Mania can be dysphoric and psychotic, meaning that the person has the increased energy and reckless behavior of standard mania but they're in a dark place with symptoms of rage, hopelessness, etc. And psychotic refers to psychosis, which is when a person hallucinates and has delusions, which may be paranoid, grandiose, etc. NOT ALL bipolar people experience dysphoric, psychotic mania, but James Holmes (the accused shooter in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater incident with 12 killed and 48 injured) mentioned the disorder to a classmate weeks before the shooting and it seems as though his lawyers are planning an insanity defense. I have bipolar disorder myself and I am sixteen and not on medication. My mania is dysphoric and psychotic and in my worst episode (March-May 2012) thus far I got into drug dealing, tried to steal a car to go across the country, started a fight club, and tried to commit suicide. I could see my dead mother, who taunted me and was hostile, I believed my death would somehow promise my two best friends a perfect life. It all made sense to me and I didn't understand what was wrong with my decisions. Some people don't think that bipolar disorder constitutes an insanity defense because it "only affects mood" and not cognition, but in my experience I didn't understand that I was doing anything wrong. I think that James Holmes does have bipolar disorder ans that, after seeking help from three mental health professionals, he spiralled into psychotic dysphoric mania and is still there and he deserves the insanity defense.

    • ANSWER:
      As you are aware there is the insanity defence so mental illness must have been found to be a reason and/or contributor to crime in some cases. So my answer to your question is yup.

  7. QUESTION:
    Do you think that certain mental illnesses can contribute to crime?
    Mental illness doesn't make someone a criminal and being a criminal doesn't make someone mentally ill, no matter how violent the act was. But do you think that people who suffer from certain mental illnesses can carry a higher capacity to commit a crime than a person who isn't ill? Take bipolar disorder for example. It is marked by two major mood swings: depression and mania. Mania can be dysphoric and psychotic, meaning that the person has the increased energy and reckless behavior of standard mania but they're in a dark place with symptoms of rage, hopelessness, etc. And psychotic refers to psychosis, which is when a person hallucinates and has delusions, which may be paranoid, grandiose, etc. NOT ALL bipolar people experience dysphoric, psychotic mania, but James Holmes (the accused shooter in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater incident with 12 killed and 48 injured) mentioned the disorder to a classmate weeks before the shooting and it seems as though his lawyers are planning an insanity defense. I have bipolar disorder myself and I am sixteen and not on medication. My mania is dysphoric and psychotic and in my worst episode (March-May 2012) thus far I got into drug dealing, tried to steal a car to go across the country, started a fight club, and tried to commit suicide. I could see my dead mother, who taunted me and was hostile, I believed my death would somehow promise my two best friends a perfect life. It all made sense to me and I didn't understand what was wrong with my decisions. Some people don't think that bipolar disorder constitutes an insanity defense because it "only affects mood" and not cognition, but in my experience I didn't understand that I was doing anything wrong. I think that James Holmes does have bipolar disorder ans that, after seeking help from three mental health professionals, he spiralled into psychotic dysphoric mania and is still there and he deserves the insanity defense.

    • ANSWER:
      absoloutely,yes because like you mention above the person may not be feeling well or thinking straight this unexpected thoughts lead to unexpected actions that may or may not relate to crime

  8. QUESTION:
    what exactly is going on in the year 2012?
    So i was at the movie theatre today, and i saw the preview to the new movie 2012. I always knew that they think the world might end that year (im not that stupid ahha) But i was wondering how, where, why, or anything else like that.

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing is going on other than a giant hoax. NO scientists have predicted any of the 2012 scenarios. The doomsday “prediction” nonsense is all the work of hoaxers with something to sell.
      There were no prophecies for a doomsday in 2012 before the modern scam artists started claiming it was going to happen. Also, none of the doomsday scenarios are scientifically valid. It isn't going to happen.

  9. QUESTION:
    When does the hunger games come out in egypt?
    I have waited til march 23rd to watch the hunger games, but I can't find it anywhere in egypt! Some movie theaters haven't even heard of the movie. Does anyone know when it comes out or if it's already at where it's playing?

    • ANSWER:
      It was scheduled to open in Egypt on March 28, 2012, so it should be out now.

      I don't know where exactly you live, but here are some theaters that have it playing: Renaissance Nile City Cinema , Renaissance Downtown , Bandar Cinema (Maadi) , Renaissance 6th of October , Renaissance Metro Cairo , Renaissance Sun City , Genena.

  10. QUESTION:
    What are some very very scary Vamp, Zombie, or ghost movies?
    I'm looking for movies around the year 2007-2012
    And legit ones too that have actually been in a movie theatre. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    Why doesn't America try removing all gun control laws like they did in Detroit?
    Detroit has nearly unencumbered gun ownership laws. Concealed carry permits are "shall issue". The right wing legislature even voted last week to allow guns in schools, libraries, parks, and movie theaters. There's almost no restrictions on gun ownership in Detroit. Have you noticed how there's no more crime in Detroit anymore?

    • ANSWER:
      Detroit Tops The 2012 List Of America's Most Dangerous Cities

  12. QUESTION:
    With the flu epidemic, is it safe to go out in public?
    Tomorrow is my birthday. We were planning to go to (upscale) restaurants for breakfast and dinner, shopping, and the movie theatre.

    Is it safe to spend the entire day in such public places? Will constant hand sanitizer be enough to prevent the flu?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Thanks to the news media, everyone in the United States is hearing about this "flu epidemic". In doing a little research myself, I learned that the term, epidemic, technically means a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease. No one seems to be providing actual numbers as to how many have been sickened by the flu. In a typical flu season, millions of people around the world could be affected. It's just a fact of life.

      With more digging, I learned the following statistic: "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 22,048 flu cases from Sept. 30 through the end of 2012." (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/01/10/flu-season-2012-13-by-the-numbers-how-bad-is-it/) Roughly 22,000 cases over a 3 month period. We easily forget that the current US population (as of July 2011) is approximately 311 million people. With some simple calculations, one can find that the number of people dealing with the flu is less than 1%. (Actual calculation I determined to be was 0.007%.)

      In my opinion, the news media is doing a great job into scaring people to be afraid to go out and live life. There are so many simple things one can do to avoid getting the flu, or any type of respiratory illness. Washing your hands, using hand sanitizer, and avoiding people who are constantly coughing/sneezing are things you can do. If it were me, I'd go out and enjoy the day!

  13. QUESTION:
    What are some upcoming sports movies coming to theater in 2010-2012?
    Any sport. Football, basketball, hockey, soccer, etc. Looking to find info on any sports movies that are planned for the next couple years.

    • ANSWER:
      The Karate Kid is suppose to come out

  14. QUESTION:
    Should the President award medals to citizens who shoot maniacs trying to murder innocent people?
    On Sunday December 17, 2012, 2 days after the CT shooting, a man went to a restaurant in San Antonio to kill his X-girlfriend. After he shot her, most of the people in the restaurant fled next door to a theater. The gunman followed them and entered the theater so he could shoot more people. He started shooting and people in the theater started running and screaming. It’s like the Aurora, CO theater story plus a restaurant!

    Now aren’t you wondering why this isn’t a lead story in the national media along with the school shooting?

    There was an off duty county deputy at the theater. SHE pulled out her gun and shot the man 4 times before he had a chance to kill anyone. Just as ANYONE else could have done had they been carrying also.

    So since this story makes the very good and relevant point that the best thing to stop a bad person with a gun is a good person with a gun.
    The media is treating it like it never happened.

    Only the local media covered it. The city is giving her a medal next week. Just thought you’d like to know.

    Look:

    http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Two-wounded-in-theater-shooting-4122668.php

    http://www.woai.com/news/local/story/Deputy-shoots-gunman-at-San-Antonio-movie-theater/2wFsix5ntU2CDrsHjXx2kQ.cspx

    • ANSWER:
      The liberal media will never tell us a story like this. They want to break the second amendment and leave us with no protection from maniacs. Who do they want us to get protection from instead? The government. This sounds like the start of fascism to me.

  15. QUESTION:
    July 20, 2012 - mass killing in Movie Theatre - How do we prevent it?
    July 20, 2012 - mass killing in movie Theatre - How do we prevent it

    • ANSWER:
      Everyone talks about prevention but that's not really possible because everyone has the ability to just bring in whatever weapons and slaughter a dozen. A typical example that I like is that I could bring a knife to school one day and just stab all my peers, was it provoked? No, I just did it because I thought it was a good idea. Does it make me crazy? No, I just wanted to stab a couple of people, there's no mental wrong in that. Take a look at the army, people kill because it's their job not because they have mental insecurities.

      A possible way of reducing the impact is to get rid of firearms on civilians, might lessen the impact but still the person could take a knife into the theatre and kill a dozen. Oh and well shit, i guess america is now going to put scanning on movie theatres now. America really is the attraction for a shitpool.

  16. QUESTION:
    Why is the date March 22, 2012 instead of March 23, 2012 for The Hunger Games movie?
    Well the movie is in theaters March 23, 2012. But on Fandango on the showtimes, it says March 22, 2012. I was wondering why. Thanks!
    @J
    March 22, 2012 is on a Thursday. March 23, 2012 is on a Friday. It is in theaters on a Friday.

    • ANSWER:
      you'll start queing on the 22nd for the midnight premier

  17. QUESTION:
    What is the movie coming out soon that has men walking through the movie screen shooting people?
    This is not a joke.
    It is a movie coming out soon and the trailer has been on TV. I have seen it and I know others have seen it.
    I thought at the time that it was a bad idea to put in a movie let alone a trailer because that would inspire people to do the same thing.

    What was the movie?
    It was in movie theaters with the trailer for Batman. Three gun men walk through the movie screen blasting the audience

    • ANSWER:
      Some of the above posters may not be aware that the trailer for upcoming Warner Bros. movie "Gangster Squad (2012)" was pre-scheduled to run before screenings of "The Dark Knight Rises" in 30% of the theaters where the movie was booked. Apparently, a distribution executive remembered that the trailer contained the scene you describe early this morning, and notified those theaters starting at 6am to pull the trailer, which has since been re-edited not to include the scene in the theater.

      Regardless, it would not be the first movie to include a scene where shooting starts in a movie theater, but it seems from the news that the shooter was more specifically motivated by the previous Batman movie than anything else.

  18. QUESTION:
    How many times have you been to the movie theater this year?
    And if you remember what movies did you see
    Only for the year of 2012!

    • ANSWER:
      I've been quite a lot. There's not that much to do where I live, so we go to the movies all the time.

  19. QUESTION:
    is the new movie 2012 really a documentary?
    People have been saying that the new 2012 movie is a documentary, i might be going to see it tonight and i need to know if its actually a movie, or a documentary.

    • ANSWER:
      Obviousl, you are too stupid to be allowed into the theatre. You are already ON the internet and yuo couldn't find a way to LOOK UP THE MOVIE YOURSELF?

  20. QUESTION:
    How do you get tickets to go to the red carpet premiere of a movie as a fan?
    I don't want any negative comments. I want to go to the last Twilight movies which is called Breaking Dawn next year. I am a huge fan and really want to go the the premiere where they do the red carpet and all the stars show up.

    How do I come about this? I want to start planning now if I have too.

    Thanks!
    I am a huge fan of them all so I must go! :)

    • ANSWER:
      First, you can't get tickets (to go inside the theatre), but fortunately you don't need tickets to stand outside with the fans and watch the red carpet arrivals.

      That is free. All you have to do is show up early and wait.

      However, in the case of Twilight, that's more difficult than it sounds. For most premieres, you wait an hour or two. But Twilight fans are crazy, and show up days in advance, literally camping outside the theatre in tents.

      So, if you want a good viewing spot for the final premiere, you'll have to do the same thing. Find someone else (some friends, your mother, whatever) who is willing to go through it, show up days in advance at the Nokia Theatre (near downtown L.A.) and be prepared for a very long wait with a lot of other crazy fans.

      They will hand out wristbands to those who camp out, so that when it comes time to tear down the tent city (to make way for the actual premiere), you'll be insured a decent spot to watch from.

      The exact date of the premiere isn't known yet, but it should be about a week before the movie's release date (which is Nov. 16, 2012). Keep an eye on this Calendar of Events http://seeing-stars.com/Calendar/ for the actual date, when it is announced.

  21. QUESTION:
    What are some good pg-13 horror movies that will be in theaters in the fall?
    Me and my boyfriend are going to go to the movies around Halloween, and neither of us are 17 yet, so we can't get into an R rated film without our parents being there (ACK!) Besides the Possesion, what do you guys suggest?

    • ANSWER:
      The only other Pg-13 horror movie is:

      House at the end of the Street (release date Sept. 21), trailer:

      - The Apparition ( 24 August 2012, USA)

      *Other horror movies coming out soon, but are rated R

      - Sinister
      - V/H/S
      - Paranormal Activity 4
      - Silent Hill: Revelation 3D

  22. QUESTION:
    What are some good horror movies to watch?
    I like watching classic horror movies rather than new ones, like Halloween, Psycho, The Shining and Alien. Can you name me some like that?

    • ANSWER:
      Good news for you, the classic Halloween Michael Myers is coming back for this Halloween!
      The movie will hit the theaters from October 25 to 30, 2012. Maybe you can web search this news for a ticket to experience it on big screen, since its first run was back to 1978(much older than me, lol)
      A pity, I can just purchase the BD version watching at home.
      Hope this helps.

  23. QUESTION:
    When is the next Percy Jackson movie expected to come out?
    i heard that Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters was supposed to be released in theaters sometime in 2012. I also heard it's not even going to be made, so im kinda confused.

    • ANSWER:
      LOL We've all heard those things. To get things straight, they don't even know if there is going to be one yet. I work for one of the PJO fansites that is connected to Rick Riordan and othere ppl who know these things (Blue Trident). The owner of the site asked Rick and he said he has no connections with the movie what so ever. Anyways, I also heard that it will depend on the DVD sales to see if there will actually be a second movie. I think they didn't make enough from the theater release. But, I don't see how they are going to make the Sea of Monsters work without having to change important details and without making more fans a little angry or upset. Sorry if this isn't the answer you're looking for!!!

  24. QUESTION:
    What takes it so long for movies to make it to cable and ohter companies to view for free or rent?
    The Amazing Spiderman was released in july 2012 but did not come on cable tv until december of 2012, avengers came out in may 2012 but did not come on cable tv until oct-nov 2012. what takes so long?

    • ANSWER:
      This is actually much faster than it used to be. As little as 10-20 years ago, it took over a year for movies to be released on VHS or DVD. Movies would stay in the theater for up to six months.

  25. QUESTION:
    Where is the new movie detention playing?
    On Friday 13, 2012 the movie Detention is coming to theaters. I have been looking all over the place but I can't seem to find it playing in Connecticut. Do you guys no of anywhere in Connecticut where it is playing?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, no. It's being shows exclusively in AMC theaters in specific cities

      http://detentionmovie.com/theatre/

      Atlanta
      Boston
      Chicago
      Houston
      LA
      Miami
      New York
      San Diego
      San Fran
      Seattle
      Toronto
      Halifax

      That's it

  26. QUESTION:
    Cover walls with curtains for home theater instead of painted?
    I am redoing a bedroom to make it a home theater room. The only reason we want to avoid painting is there is very nice high end wood paneling on the walls that we want to keep. Plus curtains go up faster than paint in my opinion.
    The plan is to go one solid color (black that would cover one window that is blacked out already. Tacking the curtains to the edge of the wall close to the roof with no wall showing leaving a nice pleat in the curtain.
    Thanks for your help on renoing this room on a budget and limited time
    The room is 95" high, 11'1"X11'9". The plan is to do all 4 walls minus the two doors and the screen.

    • ANSWER:

      http://themerooms.blogspot.com/2012/06/movie-themed-bedrooms-home-theater.html

  27. QUESTION:
    What is your most anticipated movie coming to the theaters in late 2010 or 2011?
    maybe even 2012 or 2013, if you like to look that far ahead

    • ANSWER:
      Scream 4

  28. QUESTION:
    How to Calculate Preferred and Common Dividends?
    Love Theatre Inc. owns and operates movie theaters throughout New Mexico and Utah. Love Theatre has declared the following annual dividends over a six-year period: 2007, ,000; 2008, ,000; 2009, ,000; 2010, ,000; 2011, 5,000; and 2012, 0,000. During the entire period ending December 31 of each year, the outstanding stock of the company was composed of 25,000 shares of cumulative, 2% preferred stock, par, and 100,000 shares of common stock, par.

    Instructions:

    1. Calculate the total dividends and the per-share dividends declared on each class of stock for each of the six years. There were no dividends in arrears on January 1, 2007. Summarize the data in tabular form. If required, round your answers to two decimal places. If the amount is zero, please enter "0".

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    What is the story of movie 2012. I watched but couldn't get the story.?
    I watched the movie 2012 in theater but I couldn't get the story behind it. I mean why earthquake happens. In the beginning an Indian scientist discovers something? what is it?

    • ANSWER:
      Ok this is how it goes, its all science and geography so try to understand. This scientist goes to India and finds a fellow scientist there who is researching on the core temperature of the earth. The Indian scientist finds out that the core is getting heated up very rapidly due to the heat of the sun being captured by the earth's atmosphere. As we all know, or as taught to us in schools and colleges, Earth is made up of various plates combined together to give us the shape of our planet- Earth. These plates are suppose to be like huge giant pieces of earth, everything like oceans,mountains,rivers,everything lies on these plates. So as the core is getting heated up these everything under these plates is melting up which is why these giant plates of the earth are getting free to move everywhere, so now in 2012 the core of the earth has melted to the level that the tectonic plates start moving, causing massive earth quakes; rise in water level by various miles; formation of new volcanoes; formation of new valleys and canyons; and more interestingly the shifting of poles. So this movie 2012 is all about a family escaping an extinction of human and animal/plant species due to all this phenomena. Its interesting how the producer has shown the end of the world and how humans try to rebuild earth. Maybe you should see the movie once again for better understanding.

  30. QUESTION:
    What are some good audio files for demonstrating a home theater?
    I have a 5.1 system and I would like to find some movie clips or even music that would be good for showing off the rig. The receiver is capable of playing almost every codec so that shouldn't be an issue

    • ANSWER:
      "Star Trek - First Contact" - the second chapter has a fantastic mix of voices, music and special effects. I used to carry around a DVD of this film to demo gear in stores.

      "Toy Story 2" - First chapter is really really good to exercise a sound system.

      "The Matrix" - the Lobby shoot-out scene would over-heat some receivers and show flaws in budget subwoofers.

      The other thing- check out the 2012 Academy awards for sound engineering. They usually point out the last-years movies with superior sound tracks.

  31. QUESTION:
    What Movies Will Be In Theaters On February 24th?
    My birthday's then, and was wondering if seeing a movie then would be a good choice.

    • ANSWER:
      heres a list http://www.imdb.com/movies-coming-soon/2012-02/#Feb24

      Have a Happy Birthday.

  32. QUESTION:
    How long until this movie is on DVD?
    I just saw the movie Hugo in theaters. I enjoyed it a lot and was wondering how long until it's on DVD.

    • ANSWER:
      DVD RELEASE DATE
      March, 2012

  33. QUESTION:
    When is the movie Knights of Badassdom coming out to theaters?
    Everything i have heard from almsot a year ago says spring 2012 but now their is no news at all of a release date. Does anyone have any information?

    • ANSWER:
      The film is still in production with no specific release date.

  34. QUESTION:
    Why can't I find the movie Titanic anywhere available to buy in stores?
    I read it was because of "Out of print until 2012 due to planned re-release" Is that true? Is that why I cannot find it available to purchase anywhere?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah, they're going to re-release it in 3D in April 2012! can't wait!

      I guess they aren't selling them anymore, so that the people will go watch it in the theater, and not guy buy a blu ray or digital copy version.

      maybe a friend can lend it to ya, or watch it on tv (it comes on all the time), because waiting over a year to watch it in the theatre, is a long time..

  35. QUESTION:
    should i get the movie 2012 or the princess and the frog for easter?
    well my mom is gonna get for the movie 2012 cause i luv it after saw it in the movie theaters and the i saw princess and the frog and luv it 2 and it comes march 16 of this year and i didnt know wich movie would you get?

    • ANSWER:
      2012

      !~!

  36. QUESTION:
    how many people should i expect at the Movie theater day after opening?
    So my girlfriend and I are going to see 2012, likely hood of us watching is low =P(btw, if you are going to judge don't even reply) , it is going to be the Saturday morning 11:30 show and it is the day after opening, how many people should i expect? It is not that small of a theater, usually morning shows(on week days) are not packed at all, but the night shows its hard to get a seat.

    • ANSWER:
      My opening show was pretty packed; so I would expect heavy attendance the first two days.

  37. QUESTION:
    When is the New Moon movie coming out in theaters and is it coming out with Eclipse?
    I cant wait to see both movies but i need to know for sure when there bott coming out!

    • ANSWER:
      New Moon, November 2009.

      Eclipse 2012.

      That in the year the production company is giving for release.

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1325004/

      It will not be out in 2010.

      Well put Jude. Bravo!

      OMG Team Jaward! They are just gong to start filming in 3 months.

  38. QUESTION:
    is the goverment really building arks in china?
    i got this from the movie 2012 im just wondering.people say its true.

    • ANSWER:
      I think you are a small kid who thinks that everything you see in movies are reality. There is no ark building going on in China, and on top of all this Chinese government does not believe in the Mayan myth at all.

      This movie was made for the sole purpose of appealing to a wider audience, to grab a bigger market share and generate a lot of profit. Just think that the ark building could have been outsourced to any country for that matter without any change in the basic theme of the movie, then why choose China?

      China has a total population of around 1.3 billion, and Chinese government allows only a limited number of foreign movies to enter the Chinese market. So by inserting a Chinese plot of ark building, the producers appealed to the Chinese ego to let the movie be shown in Chinese Theaters and thus make good profit.
      .

  39. QUESTION:
    What are your fave 2011 or 2012 movie releases?
    Am being bed bound post surgery for 6 weeks, need to know what movies are wonderful so I can send my peeps out to find them for me..I have not been to a theater in 10 years...love comedy, romantic comedy, musicals, thrillers, mystery, action movies, not too much on the blood and gore and not at all on dead things and vampires or the occult. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The Avengers
      The Vow
      Moneyball
      The Girl with the Dragoon Tattoo
      War Horse
      Warrior
      Crazy, Stupid Love
      Friends with Benefits
      Horrible Bosses

  40. QUESTION:
    Do You Know when the 7th Harry Potter movie will be back in theaters?
    Will Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows be in theaters again? If so, when? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. June 26 2012.

  41. QUESTION:
    What is the different about "2012 The Movie" and "2012 Digital The movie" ?
    "2012" is out the 12 November in all theaters. In my country, there are two kinds of 2012:
    - 2012
    - 2012 Digital
    What is the different ? What did they mean about "digital ?

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe 2012 Digital is all in numbers (digits)...?

      Digital movies refers to the use of digital technology to distribute and project the film.
      A movie can be distributed using a hard drive, optical disk, or satellite, and projected using a digital projector instead of a conventional film projector.

  42. QUESTION:
    What are your favorite top 10 movies this year you watched at the movie theatre?
    mine is...

    1. Avatar
    2. Transformer
    3. Twilight: New Moon
    4. Star Trek
    5. Terminator Salvation
    6. District 9
    7. Zombieland
    8. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
    9. Fast and Furious
    10. 2012

    You?

    • ANSWER:
      I am going to name just AVATAR because all the other movies this year pale in comparison

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the size of screen in movie theaters? Can I get a TV of the same size?
    I need that big tv, so is it available? Cost no problem, will pay even a million for that.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Anit, LG WRman Greg here,

      The average movie theater screen size is about 10 metres in height and 20 metres in length, so it would be hard to replicate it at your home. However, you can definitely emulate this experience of going to the theater and watching a super HD film on the new LG World Record Ultra HD TV: http://www.lg.com/in/tvs/lg-84LM9600-ultra-defination-cinema-3d-smart-tv. With a giant screen of 84 inches put inside your living room, you will be able to experience that vastness of the screen as in a movie theater. And the picture quality of the TV is top-notch to the point where many considers that it can bring the movie theater quality to your own home. You can read about it here: http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-05/how-4k-resolution-will-bring-movie-theater-quality-living-room

      If you have any other electronic or TV questions, feel free to shoot us a question at: www.lgwrforum.com

      LG WRman Greg out!

  44. QUESTION:
    Are not people tired of watching movies in which all of us die?
    I am talking about 2012 movie. I watched its trailer in theater and was so scared. I was like Day After Tomorrow was enough. Do you think 2012 will be a hit?

    • ANSWER:
      2012 will attract people who like to be scared for fun... the movie of the year 2009 will be New Moon or Avatar.

  45. QUESTION:
    When does One For The Money come out in theaters?
    I really wanted to read it for my English class, but I can't do a presentation on a book that has a movie made on it. Our teacher's pretty nice though so it's ok if it's in the process of being made into a movie, but it can't already be a movie by the time we have presentations.
    Yeah our presentations are on the 13th of January so that's great cause it doesn't come out til a whole month later. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      24th feb 2012

  46. QUESTION:
    How long does it take a movie just released to reach netflix?
    Does Netflix stream recently released movies? For example if avengers is to be released in cinema's on the 19th of july 2012 how soon will netflix have it available to stream?
    Thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      In general, major motion pictures do not become available to stream for up to 10 years because of first run rights that the premium channels have. Netflix has made a number of agreements to help with this problem. The most significant of these is the deal with EPIX. This arrangement grants Netflix access to titles from Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount 90 days after they arrive at EPIX. This translates to about 8-10 months after the movie is released in theaters. The Avengers is distributed by Paramount. I would not expect Netflix to have it before January of next year. They have also made deals for first run rights with DreamWorks, The Weinstein Company and FilmDistrict. Best Picture winner "The Artist" will be on Netflix immediately after its disc exclusivity period ends.

  47. QUESTION:
    What movie would you consider to be the most powerful in its message?
    What movie left you breathless?. When you left the theatre and just went `Wow` For me, i think it was the movie `Crash` i watched it and was totally blown away.

    • ANSWER:
      For me it was both 2012 & The Pursuit of Happyness.

  48. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to produce a new movie?
    I'm a big fan of the Fifty Shades series and I have just learned that it is being made into a movie and it is rated NC-17. the problem is I'm 17 so they won't let me in once the movie is made because NC-17 means no people 17 and under. I would love it if it came out next year when I'm 18.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, depends of the movie. Usually, a film has its complete production in a year and released the year after. Example: film "X" was filmed between september-december, 2011. It will be released on 2012.

      But I doubt it will be rated NC-17. The book was a big commercial success and the studio want the same from the movie. NC-17 movies are not too much advertised and are played in only a few theaters due to its high rating. Believe me, if they want a profitable movie, it won't get a NC-17 rating and you'll be able to watch.

  49. QUESTION:
    What movie was completely overrated and truly disappointed you this year?
    They know how to market and make a film appear exciting or really comic but you find yourself tapping your foot and looking at your watch while finally getting to see it....I felt that way about the Dark Knight and really felt that Anne Hathaway was terribly miscast as the Cat Women...So what was your big washout in 2012?
    BQ: Do you attend the theatre? and do you attend more than you see films?

    • ANSWER:
      The Dark Knight Rises. I left the theatre disappointed but I think it was because I had to high of expectations. It wasn't horrible but not what I wanted out of the last film of the trilogy but eh what can you do.

  50. QUESTION:
    Is there any Astrological explanation for the shootings in America?
    In the past month, there have been 2 mass shootings. The first, and the one with the more media attention, was the Colorado movies. The second occurred a couple days ago in Wisconsin at a Sikh temple.
    Feel free to share anything pertaining to these events as well as a possible astrological explanation.

    Thanks for your time!

    • ANSWER:

      http://solarisastrology.blogspot.com/2012/07/james-eagan-holmes-astrology-of-aurora.html?showComment=1342911149140&m=1#c6837421244965811302

      Excellent article. Read all the comments

      https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=327891487302543&id=106424402761530&comment_id=1831232&offset=0&total_comments=17

      Update 12:43 central time : I found this (not sure.if true)

      "Time posted by Richard Nolle at his group(NolleAstro)on Facebook gives birth time as 7:33 PST making the ascendent 1 degree Capricorn." Re: colorado shooter dob 12/13/1987 san diego california.
      Wow! Capricorn Rising!

      His chart link

      http://www.astro.com/cgi/showgif.cgi?lang=e&gif=astro_w2gw_01_shooter_hp.64677.15043.gif&res=63&va=&cid=mobile-5z6fileJXGEip-u1343910956

      > That makes even more sense to me now. Capricorn now today is in retrograde pluto. Night of shooting. I believe capricorn was in 7° Retrograde in House 9. @ 12:39 am....
      Ok his Pluto in his chart is 11° in Scorpio (natural ruler) in his 11th House !!!
      Double Power. Pluto is our dark side. It doesnot get any darker than Scorpio in Pluto.
      In my opinion.
      I kept say his was calculated & quiet & cold person! I was correct, even more so now.
      HALLO ALL OF HIS SAGITTARIUS IN IN 12th HOUSE OF KARMA! Lmbo
      Mars 12° SCO & PLUTO 11° SCORPIO ! (11) in House 10/11. 12 solid Sagittarous. He was his worst enemy

      I looked at his chart, virgo moon, capricorn & scorpio influenes, effected him highly

      Colorado 38th State (3+8= 11) & new york 11th state Can mean chaos
      Movie 16 theater... 1+6 =7 (7) resting #.


movies in theaters 2012 now

Movies In Theaters This Weekend For Kids

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do you check the expiration date on Sour Patch Kids?
    I just bought a bag of Sour Patch Kids when I was at a movie theater over the weekend and decided to open them just now. The code on the back says 01740H H035BG. I've looked everywhere to try and figure out when they expire but the sites only have codes for Hershey's, Mars, etc and the company that makes them doesn't have any information either.

    I can't return them because I don't have a receipt and the movie theater is 4 hours away from me. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Unless they're as hard as a rock...

      I would sit back and enjoy gummy goodness.

      What would kill you anyway...

      Sugar?

      And, yes, normally I don't touch expired food. But, sour gummies... Not in the same category as milk.

  2. QUESTION:
    What good movies are out this weekend at the theater for my husband and I to see for our Anniversary?
    He likes action and I like humor/romance! Is there any movies out that we might like? We haven't been to a movie theater in like 2 years and thought it would be nice to do!

    • ANSWER:
      my sister's keeper, it is a really good movie. especially for couples i'm not kidding i highly suggest you see it you'd be missing out if you didn't see it. it is so emotionally touching.

  3. QUESTION:
    What was the last movie you actaully saw in the theater?
    The last one I saw was Avatar. How many months ago was that? ;)

    I think before that it was The Lion king-just kidding.

    We don't go to the movies often, once every 4-6 months. It's not that I don't want to go to the movies, I LOVE movie theater popcorn! It's just that my husband is CHEAP and would rather wait until the movie is out on Redbox.

    How often do you go to the movies?

    • ANSWER:
      The last movie was Alpha and Omega 3D for the kiddos. The movie before that was Toy Story 3. I go for the kids more than I go for myself. This weekend we are going to the drive-in to see The Social Network, Life As We Know It and a third which hasn't been updated yet. I would say we go once a month, maybe once every two months depending on what's in. Personally, I'd rather watch a movie in the comfort of my own home. My husbands the theatre person in the family. =)

  4. QUESTION:
    Is it legal for Friendlys to deny service to patrons because of their age?
    We have a Friendlys Restaurant right next to a movie theatre in our town. Lots of middle school aged kids go here on weekends, and they often go to Friendlys on the weekend as well. For some reason or another, Friendlys started not allowing anyone under 18 (without a parent) to eat there during weekends. Are they breaking any discrimination laws, or any laws for that matter?

    • ANSWER:
      A business can refuse service to anyone. Apparently the business has decided that they do not want to deal with middle school age children. If any restaurant is over run with children, then many adult customers will not patronize that store. They have the choice of dealing with children who will buy less, tip poorly and make a mess, or adults who spend more money and cause many fewer problems.

      They are not only not breaking any laws, they are acting in the best interest of their business

  5. QUESTION:
    How old was your child when you took him/her to the movie theaters?
    There are so many firsts that we can't wait to experience with our son, just this weekend, he had his FIRST tastes of IHOP pancakes!

    But I was wondering, how old was your child when you took them to their first movie at the movie theater?

    • ANSWER:
      When DS1 was 2.5, DH took him to free cartoons that were offered at our local movie theater for kids during the summer. It was great, because he didn't have to worry about him being loud, or if he wanted to leave after 20 mins.

  6. QUESTION:
    What are the best acting agencies for kids/ teens in New York?
    I am going to New York for the weekend and I would like to audition for some talent agencies. Also wondering how I could find any other auditions (tv, movie, theatre ect.) Thanks in advance!
    Yes I know not much will happen in a weekend but we do have an apartment there so basically there would be a lot more time.

    • ANSWER:
      it could take months to years to find and get an agent. your not going to do anything in a week end.
      the best agent is anyone on SAG'S approved list you can get into to start. unless you have training experience and a resume, your not ready to look for agents. you can look for community theater and student and ind. film auditions yourself. you will need the proper agent to get on any professional auditions.

  7. QUESTION:
    Are there any good movies playing in theaters?
    I want to take my kids to the movies this weekend.They are 4 and 3.
    Okay anything other themn marley and me.To many of you suggested that one.

    • ANSWER:
      I see that one poster recommended "Marley & Me", I would have to disagree. *SPOILER ALERT* They put the dog to sleep at the end, so unless you want to explain that to your kids, you might want to wait until they are older.

      I took my daughter (who's 6) to see "Bolt" and she loved it. Not too scary and just enough humor to keep my occupied. We also saw "Tale of Despereaux" which she loved, but be warned: it has a few scary moments involving skulls, rats, & a dungeon.

      I've heard that "Bedtime Stories" is cute, but it might be geared to children older then yours.

      If all else fails, consider renting some classic kids movies from the library (hey, its free) and having a movie night in.

  8. QUESTION:
    Is there a good dinner theater or murder mystery dinner in Buffalo NY?
    Hi... Planning a little weekend family getaway to Buffalo this weekend.. kids are teenagers 14 and 17.. Can anyone suggest a good dinner theater or murder mystery dinner .. or something like that? If anyone has ever seen Tony & Tina's wedding that would be a great example of what we're looking for. (Wish it were playing now because I Loved that!!)
    It's hard to find touristy stuff to do with teens because all the tourism information pushes either couples/romance getaways or family/kiddie fun. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Tracy,

      I work for The Murder Mystery Company; but unfortunately, we currently do not perform near Buffalo, NY. However, I took a few moments this morning to research the area to see what might be available to your family during your trip.

      First, (possibly a long shot) is the Western Door Playhouse: a resident group of actors at the Niagara Arts and Culture Center located at 1201 Pine at Portage Niagara Falls NY (30 min N of Buffalo on I-190)

      Second (not murder mystery, but interactive improv) is Comedy Sportz: fast-paced, family-friendly improvisational comedy, played as a sport. Two teams take turns making up scenes, playing games and singing songs – and the audience votes on which team they like the best (Amherst, NY about 20 minutes from downtown Buffalo.)

      Finally, (totally un-related to theater, improv, or whatever) is a nostalgic experience going to the Transit Drive-In movie theater: (in Lockport, NY about 1/2 hour from Buffalo.)

      Well, good luck in the attraction-hunting for your teenagers! Also, if you are ever in a city/region close to one of our interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Theater locations, please send me an Email on our Website below! I will give you a really great deal on the 2 1/2 hr show with 3 course meal for your family! Have a KILLER day!

      Paul Salyer
      Public Relations Manager
      The Murder Mystery Company
      (888) 643-CLUE (2583)
      www.grimprov.com

  9. QUESTION:
    How strict are movie theaters about letting teenagers under 16 watch rated R movies?
    I know when I was growing up it really wasn't a big deal we paid we got in. My daughter is trying to see Orphan this weekend she is 14.

    • ANSWER:
      If you bring her there and pay, it's ok.

      It simply means it's up to your discretion to judge whether or not it's suitable. They have a general age system with numbers and values to have an idea of what is suitable.

      The idea is prevent younger persons to be badly affected by movies.

      You said she's your daughter, it means you, mother in law, can buy tickets and legally grant her the permission to go.

      Remember, not a paper, not a word; you go there and buy them. They simply cannot tear apart any tickets a person holds legally and they can't tell you who you give them to. You're a client and you can allow anyone you are legally in charge to see anything you want.

      Also, they rarely bothers about a 15 y.o. or so buying one. Of course, if she's looking like 12, it migth be more difficult for her goign alone. I hope they have a certain sense of duty and virtue, at least to the point of considering the idea of not letting a kid going for a bloody movie. But, again, they can as well simply don't give a shit.

      I'd advise you to go; her friends might appreciate the gesture as well. You always look "cool" when you prevent problems by directly giving an access and it prevents dozen of problems. Get her there, buy the tickets for her and get away. This way, she'll feel free and appreciated and on your side you won't be called for your daughter who sneaks into the wrong places.

      I know it's always a problem with most teens to have mother nearby and this is why I explain you how she'll probably feel if you do it correctly.

  10. QUESTION:
    How to calm my nerves about going to the movies after colorado shooting?
    Im going to see step up 4 this weekend with my friend & im really scared about getting shot ever since the colorado thing. How to calm my nerves?

    • ANSWER:
      There are a few things you can do:

      1) STOP going to the movies for a while. Movie theaters are scary enough when you consider the price of tickets, food and drinks! Also, the seats are nasty with germs all over them and if someone is coughing, you get sick too. You also have annoying parents who have to take their annoying screaming kids and babies to movies. NOW we have to worry about psychos shooting up the place? To be honest, are you really missing that much?

      2) Go to a movie anyway. You can't let fear rule your life. People get hit by buses, shot by bank robbers, killed at school, work and everywhere else you can think of. Even if you stay inside all day someone can still break in and kill you. If this is your day to die you can't control that. Everyone dies and we don't know when it will happen. So you can either live in fear OR you can live your life and have fun while you are here!

      3) Talk to someone. Maybe talk to a friend or a counselor about your feelings. You probably are not alone. Lots of people are freaked about this event. I think everyone who knows about this story is a little nervous about going to the movies. Being nervous is normal, LIKE PEOPLE DIED AND IT WAS HORRIBLE! But being so scared that you don't want to go outside isn't normal. If you are really bugged about this and it is affecting your life, talk to a professional.

      4) Make it a Netflix night! There are many places online where you can watch a movie. You might have to pay for some of the newer releases but in the end it is MUCH cheaper than going to see a movie. You don't get the big screen BUT you also don't get long lines, overpriced junk food, nasty seats covered in fake butter and annoying people coughing out their germs to share with everyone! You can also stop the movie and use the bathroom without missing anything.

      When you consider the current state of the movie industry it is NO surprise that ticket sales are down and more people are watching movies at home. In my opinion, stupid movie makers and stupid movie theaters don't deserve my business! 85% of movies these days are garbage. The price of tickets and food is too high. Theaters are gross and allow dumb parents to bring babies. They can't even keep the restrooms clean half the time. I stopped going to movies a LONG time ago! And I don't miss it at all! A movie theatre is already a scary place, now I have one more reason not to go!

  11. QUESTION:
    Why is it that parents have no common sense when deciding to take their kids out for the afternoon?
    My girlfriend and I wnet to see the movie "Cars" this weekend.
    We decided we should see it this weekend since it had been out for a couple of weeks and has received some good reviews.

    While this is an animated movie, we did expect that some people would bring their children to the theater.
    As we started watching the previews, it was obvious that the parents were not going to be able to keep these kids quiet.
    Parents didnt just bring in children, they brought in toddlers.
    Im talking abouot children under the age of 5 who have no understanding of what they are going to see. Children that have no ability to sit still for an extended amount of time, and will begin to cry or yell at their parents when they are bored or arent able to get up and do something that they want.

    Is it reasonable to expect that there may be a time in which children under the age of 5 would be banned from the public movie theater, until they can sit still and focus on the movie?

    • ANSWER:
      I know exactly what you mean. Some people just don't have the concept that some children are too young to go to the movies. It especially irks me when parents bring they're very young children to completely non-children themed films.

      Last week we went to go see "The Break-up" and this woman brought her 5 year old who of course wouldn't keep quiet the entire film.

  12. QUESTION:
    Why is it that parents have no common sense when deciding to take their kids out for the afternoon?
    My girlfriend and I wnet to see the movie "Cars" this weekend.
    We decided we should see it this weekend since it had been out for a couple of weeks and has received some good reviews.

    While this is an animated movie, we did expect that some people would bring their children to the theater.
    As we started watching the previews, it was obvious that the parents were not going to be able to keep these kids quiet.
    Parents didnt just bring in children, they brought in toddlers.
    Im talking abouot children under the age of 5 who have no understanding of what they are going to see. Children that have no ability to sit still for an extended amount of time, and will begin to cry or yell at their parents when they are bored or arent able to get up and do something that they want.

    Is it reasonable to expect that there may be a time in which children under the age of 5 would be banned from the public movie theater, until they can sit still and focus on the movie?

    • ANSWER:
      It is a children's movie, but I think you're right. Children under the age of 5 should not be allowed to view the movie, as they will have a difficult time sitting still and being quiet.

  13. QUESTION:
    What jobs can a 14 yr old get in Michigan?
    I live in michigan and i really would like to knw. Also how old do you have to be to work at a movie theater or the mall somewhere?

    • ANSWER:
      Any work you do and earn money is a Job.
      Your options are limited. Most businesses want you to be 16 to hire you for gainful employment.

      Time to be inventive, My suggestions to you:

      Make up fliers and pass them around in your neighborhood.

      Offer to do whatever work it is you want to do, such as :

      Computer work, Babysit, Clean Garages, Organize Cupboards, File Papers, Wash Cars, Mow Lawns, Pull Weeds, Tutor the neighbors kids, wash Dogs, Dog sit, Clean the Pool, Assist the elderly, whatever...

      Post first whatever it is you want to do or are good at ...
      However, Keep your options open and make a decision after the persons call you instead of not giving them many reasons to call.

      Say you are a student and available on weekends and all summer.

      Your neighbors who might hire you do not have to be residents, they might be local businesses that need a little job done. Do not be afraid to ask and apply. You won't get a job if you don't try.

  14. QUESTION:
    What are some fun indoor activities for a 2 1/2 year old?
    Well, I know it's going to be a rainy weekend and was wondering where you like to take your kids when it's raining. I was looking for something different to do rather that the usual movie theater, bowling alley.. I know it won't much matter to the kid, but I don't always want to be doing the same things.. Any suggestions??

    • ANSWER:
      well i don't know what state you live in, but here in cali. there are a lot of new indoor playgrounds opening up. i take my daughter to one called playtown. there are also indoor "baby gyms" for example gymboree and j.w. tumbles. my daughter is only 1 and she loves it, i think a 2 yr. old would love it even more.

  15. QUESTION:
    How old were you when the first 2 Toy Story movies came out? Have you seen the 3rd yet?
    How old were you when 1 and 2 came out, and do you actually remember going to see them? I know I have great memories of going to the theater to see both. :) Have you seen the third one yet, and if so what did you think of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Yup, I remember seeing both at the theater when they came out. I had just turned 4 when the first one came out, and I remember seeing it with my family at the theater. So then I was 8 when the second one came out. My whole 2nd grade class went on a field trip to go see it at the theater- that was so fun! The best school field trip ever. haha.

      Nope, haven't seen the third one yet, but I'm hoping to this weekend. My mom doesn't want to go and wants to wait till it comes out on DVD, because she thinks the theater will be packed with a bunch of little kids. But I told her how half the people seeing it are probably people like me who grew up on the first two Toy Story movies, not families with little kids! So hopefully we'll go see it this weekend. I'll definitely be able to relate to it, because I'm going to college this fall too. Kinda bittersweet how the last Toy Story ended up coming out right after I graduated high school. Waahhh, I grew up too fast. :( Seems like only yesterday I was a kid in 1995, watching the first one.

  16. QUESTION:
    What kind of jobs can a 16 year old get in Southern California?
    I turn 16 this weekend and I'm starting to think about jobs. Do most places allow 16 year olds to work? Does anyone know of any good places for a first job in Southern Cali?

    • ANSWER:
      You can legally work in CA at 14 years old, but at 16, you are allowed to work more hours and therefore you are more attractive to employers than 14 and 15 year olds, but there just aren't a lot of jobs for teens out there now. It's literally about the worst time in recorded history for teen employment. So don't get discouraged, keep applying.

      You will need a student work permit from your school. They may impose stricter rules for getting a work permit than the law does, like they may require a minimum GPA or a good attendance record.

      The best thing to do is to start with your school counselor, ask them if they know of any jobs or job programs. Then see where other kids your age are working, and apply there. If you hang out at a business a lot, see if they have any jobs. If family or family friends own or manage businesses, ask them if they have any jobs.

      My son and his friends at 16 worked as baristas at Starbucks and other coffee houses, at movie theatres, at fast food and restaurants, supermarkets, teaching dance, filmmaking, and karate classes, in office jobs, tutoring at places like Kumon, at retail stores, at golf courses, dj-ing dances and parties, summer camp counselor and swim instructor, as a personal assistant during the summer. Different locations of chain businesses may have different hiring practices, so if one says no, ask at another.

      If you don't find a paid job, consider doing volunteer work, as you can use it as work experience on your resume, which will help in the future for paid jobs. Ask at your school about volunteer work.

      CA Student Work Permit http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ct/we/wpfaq.asp
      Allowed Hours http://www.svusd.k12.ca.us/guidance/workpermit.htm

      Good luck!

  17. QUESTION:
    Any tips for taking a toddler to the movies for the first time?
    I am thinking about taking my 15 mo. old to a movie this weekend. Not too sure if this is the best idea! Does anyone have any tips? Thanks!
    But it's a kids movie... I would be watching ONLY for her...
    ?

    • ANSWER:
      Try to find a "Mommy and Me" movie offering. These are for parents (not just mommies) to attend with their kids. The lights are not lowered all the way, nor is there the typical quietness in the theater.

      In some theaters, the kids will play and watch the movie, but it is more of a social/play date with a movie included. At 15 months, she is a bit young for any other type of movie event.

      Good luck and enjoy!

  18. QUESTION:
    What to do in mid December in Philly with young kids?
    I lived in Philly in my early 20's, going back as a 30 something with my family. Wondering what is new in the city that is kid friendly. I'd love to take them to a show too.
    The boys are 7,5,and almost 2.
    Are there any shows, like Cirque, Lion King, Chistmas Shows, on stage anywhere in Philly?

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest you sign up for the Philly Funsavers newsletter before you come. They are a way to get half-price tickets to a lot of events and a way to find out some of what's happening. (You can also check their full-price website, Philly Funguide.) Many of the offerings happen within a day or two of your getting the email (it comes out on Thursdays), but sometimes they offer things further in advance. The light show at Macy's (formerly Wanamaker's) and Dicken's A Christmas Carol Village, also there since Strawbridge's closed, are unique and unbeatable in my opinion. Just don't take them to Dickens if they're the kind who can't keep their hands off. The zoo, of course, and Adventure Aquarium. The zoo has changed a LOT in recent years, so you won't see elephants but you will probably get to see our new baby orangutan. The aquarium will be "doing" Christmas with a Rudolph display, and the ever-popular scuba-diving Santa will be back. My 3-year-old nephew was mesmerized by him. Right next door, the Camden Children's Garden does a nice, inexpensive lights display, with a scavenger hunt, visits with Santa and their few rides will be open. Make sure to at least look at their beautiful carousel. I think the cost and size of the Garden are perfect for your kids' ages. If they're running then, you could ride the Ducks. If you can come back in the warmer months, check out Franklin Square Park and it's carousel and Philly-themed mini-golf. If you remember it from your 20's, you won't believe it's the same Square! The Hedgerow Theater is doing a Pooh Christmas show and A Christmas Carol. People's Light and Theater Company's pantomime this year is Snow White. Walnut Street Theater is doing a Christmas Carol, as will many other places. The Colonial Theater in Phoenixville is showing a slew of Christmas movies in December and they have regular kids' movies every weekend. I know you could probably take your kids to the movies at home, but to a restored old theater with a balcony you can sit in? Santa will be at their kid's Christmas party on 12/5. Finally, if your kids are up for it, many places offer abbreviated, kid-friendly performances of The Nutcracker. (The Pennsylvania Ballet's is full-length.) Have fun and happy holidays. Welcome (back)!

  19. QUESTION:
    What is there to do in Portland, Oregon for kids?
    I am going to Portland, OR for a wedding Aug. 17th-21st. I will have my 7 and 5 year olds with me and was wondering what inexpensive activites there are for kids/families there are to keep them busy. I don't want to spend a fortune (already am with plane tickets, hotel, etc). Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Portland Children's Museum
      3037 SW 2nd Ave.
      Portland, OR 97201
      503-823-2227
      Specifically designed for children under 10, this attraction is a child's sanctuary. The "Under Construction" exhibit allows children to pretend that they are architects and construction workers. Other exhibits include a babies-only room and a shopping area for older children to make them feel more grown up.

      Hours
      March 1-August 31:
      Open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
      September 1-February 28:
      Open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Mondays.

      Admission
      .00 for ages 1 - 54
      .00 for 55 & up
      .00 with Military ID
      Members and children under one admitted free
      per car parking fee, payable at Front Desk (members free)

      Oregon Zoo
      4001 SW Canyon Rd.
      Portland, OR 97221
      503-226-7627
      From bats to zebras and everything in between, it's all here at the Oregon Zoo. Check out the many exhibits that are featured including the Rain Forest, the Alaska Tundra, and the kids-only section at "ZooFun Safari".

      Hours:
      9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      April 15 - Sept. 15 (except Summer)

      Summer (Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day)
      8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

      9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      Sept. 16 - April 14

      Admission:
      Adults (12-64) .75*
      Seniors (65 and over) .25*
      Children (3-11) .75*
      Infants (2 and under) FREE
      Members FREE admission & parking
      Parking per car

      Oaks Amusement Park
      East End of the Sellwood Bridge
      Portland, OR 97202
      503-236-5722
      The park is home to the world famous 1924 Herschell-Spillman Carousel, known as Noah's Ark because it features two of each animal. Still in operation today, the Carousel is a crowd pleaser to all. A childrens' park, Acorn Acres, includes a family roller coaster and bumper cars. With a skating rink in the lobby, this is a great place for the family to have some fun!

      Hours:
      Aug 17 & 18th: 12pm - 10 pm
      Aug 19th: 12pm - 7pm
      Aug 20th: closed
      Aug 21st: 12pm - 9pm

      Admission:
      Gate Admission FREE
      Admission to Oaks Park is free except on July 4th, and during Oktoberfest.*
      Limited Ride Bracelet .25 Valid on all Midway rides
      EXCEPT Looping Thunder, Bumper Cars & Scream 'N Eagle.*
      Deluxe Ride Bracelet .00
      Valid on all Midway rides.*
      Roller skating will be included on either limited or deluxe ride Bracelets, and is available any regularly scheduled public session. Valid day of purchase only. Ride Tickets 1 - .25 7 - .00
      Go Karts - Driver .00
      Go Karts - Passenger .00
      Some rides enforce height requirements.
      * Go Karts & Midway games sold separately. Prices subject to change.

      OMSI- Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
      4015 SW Canyon Road
      Portland, OR 97221
      503-222-2828
      A look at the list of attractions will give you a feel for the amazing things that are going on. OMSI features are labs ranging in physics, earth science, lasers and holograms, and computers (these are just a few). Be sure to visit Busytown where children experience their "own size" construction site, power plant, grocery and shipyard.

      Hours:
      Museum Exhibits
      and Science Store
      9:00am-9:00pm
      Adult (14-62) Youth (3-13)/ Senior (63+)
      Museum Admission .00 .00
      OMNIMAX Theater Shows .50 .50
      Kendall Planetarium Show .50 .50
      Laser Matinee Show .50 .50
      Submarine Tour .50 .50
      Motion Simulator .00 .00
      Laser Evening Show .50 .50
      Museum Combo .00 .00
      (Museum Combo includes museum admission, one OMNIMAX movie, and your choice of one planetarium show or one submarine tour. Each ticket is redeemable for up to 60 days past the purchase date.)

      Museum Admission not required for admission to other attractions.

  20. QUESTION:
    What are the best things to do for a vacation in the Portland Oregon area?
    1. Have you gone to that big Chinese garden?
    2. Have you ever gone to the Eddie May Murder Mysteries theater dinner?
    3. Other?

    • ANSWER:
      The chinese garden is fun, I took the tour, but I think it is more enjoyable to go at your own pace. They have a little tea place where you can stop and get different flavors of tea, cookies and moon pies. The garden is more of a seasonal thing though, better when things are in bloom.

      The Japanese Gardens are also really fun to go visit, they're alot bigger. It is really stress relieving just to see the koi fish and all the interesting trees and plants. It is an all year round rain or shine kind of place. Its fun no matter the weather. It's alot prettier than the chinese garden and is pretty all year round, plus you can stop at the rose garden on your way up the hill. =]

      I hear the pittock mansion is cool, apparently they are doing tours of it. I'm not sure exactly what it is, but you could sure look into it.

      Just walking downtown is fascinating to see the people, the saturday market goes on saturday and sundays all summer till about october i believe, it has a bunch of interesting things you can buy, and its a fun thing to do on the weekend.

      Walking the willamette water front is beautiful, and you can stop in all the neat little shops.

      Omsi! is amazing. if your interested in sciences, or like a good IMAX movie, id go to omsi for the day. It's fun for kids and adults. They ususally have things going on that are exciting, like the chinese dinosours or body worlds 3, and you can take a tour of the submarine in the river.

      If you like the mall and ice skating, you can take a trip to the Lloyd center mall, it's HUGE! with an ice skating rink in the center of the mall, it also has a movie theater.

      You could take a 1 1/2 trip out to the beach and back, if youd like to go for a day trip.

      I'd deffinatly try the small pizza businesses down here, and the taco trucks, and other food trucks, they may look gross but the food is freshly made and taste awesome.

      BRING ON NO SALES TAX!! =]]]]

      I hope I could help you with your vacation!

  21. QUESTION:
    How old were your kids when you took them to a Big Screen Movie?
    There is a drive in where I live and we can take the whole car for (not bad at all) My kids 14 months and 28 months are generaly really interested in TV. They dont start the 1st of 2 movies untill 9ish though. Does this sound like a good idea? by time the 2nd movie plays (usually rated for adults) they would probably be knocked out. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      I ALWAYS go to the drive-in here in West Chicago. I can't bring my 17 month to the theatre because he has absolutely no interest in TV yet.

      My son goes to bed early and he usually falls asleep before the movie starts. That way he can rest in the carseat and I can either sit in a lawn chair outside the car or sit in the driver's seat. Since I already knew he'd fall asleep before the movie starts, I saw Freddy Kreuger at the drive-in for opening weekend of summer.

      http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d181/maryjane_097/Takeo-DriveIn01.jpg

      EDIT:
      Our drive-in plays the same movies that are out in theatre. Sometimes like SALT was a week late because they ran Twilight for 2 weeks just changing the order and then it went on to two other movies.

  22. QUESTION:
    Why do football fans in England clap their hands during football matches?
    Also why is half the crowd made up of women and kids? It seems like going to the football in England is like going to the theatre. "Let's go to the football since there aren't any good movies on." If you notice that in every other nation the crowd is made up of only men who live and breathe football. Not some losers who don't know where to spend their money.

    • ANSWER:
      Its a almost a cultural thing, we invented football as it is today and we embrace it. Its an entertaining sport and people enjoy it.

      From what you've said I can see you clearly aren't a football fan, which is fine, but don't criticise people who do enjoy the drama and glory of the sport. To be honest, I can criticise people for the same sorta thing, only getting absoultely hammered on a night out. Every weekend, I go out a few times and I do like the pubs and bars, ya know, but when I get to clubs, where people go nuts for the hell of it, get into fights, down about 10 shots, I don't see the point. Not only are you blowing your money way (which you won't ever remember the next day) but you are destorying your health and your mind.

      All the alcohol going through peoples systems is not healthy at all. Back in the 70s and 80s, no one drank as consistently as people are doing right now, I'm telling you, when I'm 50, all the people of my era will be diagnosed with liver cancer and bowel failures. I'm not saying drinking is bad, but at the consistency in which people drink at the levels that they do, they are going to kill themselves. Now you may be someone who likes to go out every weekend and get ruined, thats fine, but how can someone criticise people for paying about 30 quid to go to a big stadium, like the emirates, cheer on their team and take their family too, and yet not depict people who blow 50+ pound a time on getting slashed and never remembering what they did the next morning...now which would you say is a more justifiable way of spending your money?

  23. QUESTION:
    How does one go about earning money?
    How do you earn money when you're only like in high school and don't have a car? A friend and I are saving up to take a trip to go to Canada next summer for this big event and currently, all we have is to set up a bake sale/lemonade stand this weekend, and advertise dog walking services/baby sitting abilities...I don't have a car and she's not 16 yet so we can't get a parttime job....Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some ways to get money:

      From your family. Your parents might pay you for getting good grades in school, or for reading a certain number of books, or for doing various jobs around the house. You might even earn some money from siblings, if you offer to do some of their chores.

      Selling things. If your closet or basement is full of belongings that you no longer need or want, consider selling them. (These might include toys, games, comics, and clothes. Don't get rid of things you have a strong attachment to, though, such as your old Furby or your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lunchbox.) You could hold a yard sale in your neighborhood. You might even offer to sell other people's knickknacks, for a small fee or a percentage of the price. Another option is selling items online, such as on eBay.

      Jobs for Teens:

      Believe it or not, there are many, many jobs you can find or create. You have more choices than just working at McDonald's or babysitting. Here are lots of ideas, a few of which might appeal to you.

      Pet-sitting. When someone in your neighborhood goes on vacation, there's often a pet that needs looking after. Also, with people working longer and longer hours these days, some will pay you to visit their pets during the day and take them for a walk.

      Working for your parents. If mom or dad owns a business, they might be able to use your help. Even if they work for a company, they may be able to hook you up with a part-time job there. (Check with your parents' friends, too.)

      Tutoring. Some teens report that they earn anywhere from to per hour tutoring. If you're good at a subject, you may be able to earn money by helping others to understand it.

      Lifeguard. In some parts of the country, there are shortages of lifeguards. Some have been earning per hour or more. If you have the skills needed, consider this option.

      Camps. If you look into it early enough, you can line up a job at a summer camp -- you might work with kids, tend the grounds, prepare food, or do any of a number of things.

      Jobs matching your interests. If you enjoy working with young children, see if any daycare centers near you need help. If you like the great outdoors, check with your local parks department. If you like movies or recreation, look into movie theaters or amusement parks.

      Mowing lawns, raking yards, shoveling snow, gardening. These can all be part of the same job. Once your customers know you and the good work you do, they may use your services doing other jobs in other seasons.

      Department stores. A big perk with these jobs is that you often get to enjoy employee discounts (which can be substantial, often 20-30% off) and commissions on items you sell.

      Create websites. If you know enough about computers to create well-designed websites, you can make some good money. Many small companies and organizations pay thousands of dollars to have websites built for them. You might charge very little at first, but once you have a few impressive websites to show potential customers, you can hike your rates. Some small companies might also pay you to help maintain their sites, adding content, and solving problems that arise.

      Be crafty. If you enjoy arts and crafts, you might make jewelry or other items and sell them -- perhaps on eBay, where you'll have instant access to a large customer base. Some painters and photographers are making money selling their work online, too, although that can be harder to do.

      Serve the elderly. Not only might you find work in a nursing home or retirement community, but you might also serve older people in your neighborhood. Many older people can't get around much. They may welcome your services delivering groceries, running errands, or doing odd jobs around their home.

      Be a computer guru. Many people buy computers and have a lot of trouble setting them up and trying to use them. Even if you have an intermediate familiarity with computers, you might offer your services as a local computer consultant. You can set things up, solve problems, answer questions, teach programs, and show people how to send and organize email, upload digital photos, buy something on Amazon.com, use Instant Messaging, and conduct online searches (with Google or other search engines).

      Caddy at a golf course. This not only helps you learn more about a sport you might enjoy, it also gives you the chance meet a lot of adults from whom you might learn more about the business world. They could be turn out to be valuable connections that help you land other jobs.

      Delivering newspapers. If you sign up to deliver a lot (which may be more possible in areas with apartment buildings), you can make a good bit of money. Some teens make 0 or 0 per week or more.

      Use your skills. Think about what you're good at and try to teach others -- adults or children. You might offer piano lessons, horseback riding lessons, or Spanish lessons. Maybe you can juggle and entertain at children's birthday parties. If you play an instrument, perhaps you could play at weddings or other events. If you write, you could try to sell articles to magazines or newspapers.

      Volunteer! If all else fails, or even as a first choice, consider volunteering. Don't just do the first thing that pops into your mind, though. Be a strategic volunteer. Think of a field or company you'd like to learn more about. If you're really concerned about hunger in the world, volunteer at a food bank. If you're thinking about becoming a doctor (perhaps one who treats the elderly), consider volunteering at a hospital (or a nursing home).

      Good Luck,and have fun on your trip!

  24. QUESTION:
    How do people spend their weekends in the UK?
    I have to prepare a short presentation on the lifestyle of the people in UK, especially during the weekends. This includes men, women and kids. Its just a 5 min presentation so i wont focus on any one aspect. For e.g. shopping. It should focus on different aspects. Its my topic of presentation. Please help me. I have searched the net for info but nothing helpful and concrete. I do my slideshow in 2 days, so please give me some information. I have to present a very educational perspective.

    • ANSWER:
      ok so for entertainment people can go to restaurants, cinemas, they could go shopping, visit museums or sealife centres of something like that. They could also go to spas, theatres or plays, libraries, beaches, hotels, pubs, work!, visit friends, parks, fun fairs, clubs, walk your dog, walking or running, gyms or you could spend time just reading or relaxing. You could also go swimming, bike riding, listen to music or go to concerts or gigs, you can play on xboxs and playstations or computers, you could rent a movie, cook or cater, you could go on sleepovers or go to parties, some children do chores, you could go to dancing or singing clubs or you could perform.
      Can't think of any more
      hope this helps!!! :D

  25. QUESTION:
    Would you take your baby to see SAW III?
    Okay seriously, hubby and I were at the movie theater the other weekend, watching SAW III (it was great btw!), and as we were exiting, I saw this lady carrying a baby in a carrier. I was shocked - I mean of all movies to take a kid to - SAW III. Hubby laughed at me and said 'hey that's the best age, they won't remember anything'. Maybe I'm old fashioned but I can't believe someone would bring a baby to that movie. But hubby says I'm over reacting.

    • ANSWER:
      Right now, I wouldn't take my baby to ANY movie - she barely sits still enough for the episode of Blue's Clues, and that is 1/2 hour long!!

      I do question the parents' judgement on taking a child to a movie like that, but your husband is right - the baby will not remember anything from the movie. But imagine if the kid would have woken up and started crying during the movie? I bet there would be a lot of ticket holders rather upset about all of the noise. . .

      Are you over reacting? I don't think so. There is a reason they rate the movies R, NC-17, etc. I am thinking that a baby would fall into that 17 and under crowd. . . At least doing the math I know.

  26. QUESTION:
    What is a great 3 day itinerary for Orlando without breaking the bank?
    Hi all!! I'm looking to take my boyfriend and 11yr old son to Orlando for a 3 day weekend in October. I'll be flying down Friday night...staying in a timeshare on Int'l Drive...and flying back to NY on Monday night. We spent a week at Disney over Christmas, so this time we're looking to skip Disney. Please give me your most detailed, thought out plan for a long weekend that both the adults and my son can enjoy. Pretend your planning the trip for yourself & be specific. ;-) Most thought out wins 10 points!!! Thanxxx all!
    to answer the first comment left...yes, we have extensively toured ALL of the Disney parks severaltimes...that's why I'd like to exclude Disney this time, as we only have 3 days and wouldlike to do other things.

    • ANSWER:
      I would stay on-site at Universal Studios.... there are 3 hotels on site... The Hard Rock Hotel, The Portofino Bay Hotel and The Royal Pacific Hotel... since you have an 11 yr old, I would suggest staying at The Hard Rock Hotel. You are picking an excellent time of year to go to Orlando because it is the off-season and the parks will not be nearly as crowded as other times of the year... also, the weather is nicer... still hot enough to swim... but not so hot it puts you on the verge of a heat stroke! Staying on-site at the hotel will give you a discount on tickets (they have a 'kids stay free and play free program) and it will also get you express pass for your time in the parks which means you won't have to wait in line... you just go to the front and get on the ride.

      When you get off the plane Friday night, I suggest you go to the hotel and get settled in and freshen up. Then take the boat (no charge) to CityWalk (which is part of Universal) and head over to Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville for dinner. The food there is absolutely amazing and the margaritas aren't bad either! After dinner, walk around CityWalk and take in the sights.... there will be a ton of things to do there for all of you ... there's even a movie theatre if you want to see a movie.

      Saturday morning get up and have a nice breakfast at the hotel and then hop on the boat and head to Universal Studios for the day. Since you have the express pass & since it is off season... you should be able to do the entire park in one day. I always start on the left of the park and work my way around. Do the Jimmy Nuetron ride, then Shrek, Twister, Earthquake, Revenge of The Mummy: The Ride, Jaws, Men In Black, Back To The Future, E.T. and The Terminator. There are several shows at Universal that start at different times... the don't miss shows are 'Beetlejuice's Graveyeard Review' and 'The Horror Make-Up Show'. The 'Fear Factor' show is ok, although nothing great and unless you just have a whole lot of time to spare, don't even waste your time with the 'Animal Planet' show. Personally, I would rather go ride the Mummy over and over than see Fear Factor or Animal Planet. During the day when it's lunch time... I would not eat in the park... I would leave and go out to CityWalk and head over to the Hard Rock Cafe for lunch. Unfortunately not everything on the menu is good and I've learned only from process of elimination. Do not order a hamburger... they are not good at all. Nachos are good for an appetizer... the french dip sandwich is really good... the barbque sandwich is pretty good... and the mac & cheese is superb (it's like no other mac & cheese you've ever had). After the park closes for the day, head back to your hotel for some dinner and to freshen up. Now since you'll be in Orlando in October, Halloween Horror Nights will be going on at Universal Studios. Head back over to Universal for that. There will be haunted houses gallore, the park will be decorated and there will be 'scare' actors everywhere.

      On Sunday, get up and have breakfast then head to Islands of Adventure. Again, I always start from the left and work my way around. When going to this park, I suggest wearing a bathing suit with a pair of shorts over it and for the guys to wear their bathing suit with a tshirt. Also, wear flip-flops. The reason I say this is because there are several water rides in this park and you don't just get wet... you get absolutely 100% soaking wet. If you love roller coasters then you're going to love The Hulk.... it launches you from a tunnel and immediately goes into a zero g-roll then hits a top speed of 67 mph! In this park, do not miss The Hulk, Spiderman, Popeye's river barge, Dudley falls, Jurrasic Park River Ride, Dueling Dragons (make sure to get on fire and ice) and it may sound silly, but don't miss out on The Cat in The Hat or Caro-suess-el! Couple of shows in this park... Sinbad and Poisidan's Fury... Sinbad is really good... Poisidan is ok. After the day, again, head back to the hotel to freshen up and then hit CityWalk... this time, maybe try 'Bubba Gump Shrimp Co' for dinner... the restaurant will open in August and I hear it's going to be great.

      Monday, I would spent relaxing at the hotel. There is a huge, huge pool at the Hard Rock and there are speakers underwater in the pool .... kids love this. You and your boyfriend can lay by the pool relaxing in the Florida sun having drinks while your son plays. A couple of hours before I had to leave, I would head to my room and shower and get all packed up.

      Ok, maybe I was a little too specific with everything! LOL But I love Universal, Islands and CityWalk. I'm sure if you choose to do this you and your family will have a wonderful time and I hope I gave you enough suggestions and options.

      Have fun!

  27. QUESTION:
    How early should I get to DTD to see the midnight showing of Pirates of the Caribeen?
    So I am thinking about going to see Pirates tonight. I am going to head down to the AMC at Downtown Disney. I know they have a few showings but I am sure its going to still draw a large crowd. How early do you think I should arrive? Its just going to be me but I sill want a decent seat in the back of the theatre.

    • ANSWER:
      Since it's 11PM right now, I hope you are there already. Opening weekend for any movie is a very busy time, especially in Downtown Disney. Many of us locals go there regularly since it's one of the nicer theaters. Because you're alone, you shouldn't have too much trouble since you don't have to worry about finding a paired seat.

      In the future, you should try an early morning movie. My husband and I go to see opening weekend films on Saturday's first showing, which is typically at 9:30AM. You miss most of the tourists and almost all of the kids since they don't want to get up early on a Saturday. :)

  28. QUESTION:
    What movie should I see on July 4th weekend?
    Look at whats playing in town, and you tell me, why I am not going to have a fun weekend at the theaters.

    Eclipse
    Last Airbender
    Grown Ups
    Knight and Day
    Karate Kid
    A-Team*
    Toy Story 3*
    Killers
    Shrek 4
    Date night*
    How to train your dragon*
    Robin hood

    *seen

    I will probably end up seeing James Cameron's Aliens of the Deep.

    • ANSWER:
      I would do the The Last Airbender

  29. QUESTION:
    What is a good movie out in the theaters now for a guy and a girl to go see. (pg-13 plz)?
    please help. i really like this kid and i am going to hang out with him at the movie theaters this weekend!

    • ANSWER:
      The Princess and the Frog
      Did You Hear About the Morgans?
      Invictus ( 2009 )
      Up in the air
      The Blind Side ( 2009 )
      It’s Complicated ( 2009 )
      Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakque
      Sherlock Holmes ( 2009 )
      the last airbender 2010
      Avatar

  30. QUESTION:
    How can I become a Hollywood Actor?
    I have a passion for acting in Hollywood or being in movies. I am 13 and want to know how I start to get it going, like what do I do to get my experience moving? Should I take Drama and Speech in school? Also, how do I start becoming an actor and what do I need to do?

    • ANSWER:
      Definitely take drama, you will need lots of training to make it in Hollywood. As far as speech, it's really good to get you used to speaking in front of people, but what the judges are usually looking for tends to be so inorganic, basically the opposite of good acting. Don't confuse the two.

      Also, see if there are classes on the weekend or after school that your parents would be willing to sign you up for. (My 13 yr old son loves his acting classes, all the kids are so into it, they learn so much from the teacher and each other. I don't let him work professionally though.) Community centers often have inexpensive classes. After you have experience from classes, you might look into community theater, if you have the time. If not, keep up with the classes.

      You can take acting (theater, film and tv) classes in college, and then move on to a career as an actor. It's really best to wait until you are an adult to work, child/teen actors rarely make the transition to adult actor so they usually don't have long careers. And besides, there is too much stress and rejection for a teen, and too many hours going to auditions.

      Good luck!

  31. QUESTION:
    Where is a good place to smoke weed?
    I'm going to the movies with my friends this weekend and i have some weed but im to afraid to smoke it at my house. There is a spot behind the theater where the fence had broken down and i thought about going there but it's too risky because there are police men that r always there. I also thought about going to the park but there r kids and parents around. So any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      drive and smoke, a lot of people just do that. make sure you are on a deserted back road and the windows need to be down. look for cars before lighting the lighter because an officer could see it. (keep a cigarette on you so you can say you were lighting that)

  32. QUESTION:
    What is there to do in and around Flagstaff AZ?
    I will be in Flagstaff AZ for a weekend with my young children (4 & 2) what would be fun to do with young children in and around the area.

    • ANSWER:
      First and foremost, there is the Flagstaff Children's Museum. Like other Children's Museums there will be an endless supply of kid-oriented exhibits and activities, ideal for anyone under the age of 12. Current exhibits include: Historic Portrait Exhibit (In May, June, and July we will be having a very exciting exhibit in which children can transport themselves back in time. Children will dress in costumes similar to the fashions in a series of classic paintings on display. The children may then have a poloroid taken of themselves standing "in the painting". A series of related workshops and activities will allow participants to delve further into the themes.) and A Child's View of Trappings of the American West, May 23- June 15.

      516 N. Humphreys, Flagstaff, Arizona, 86001, Phone: (928) 779-7258, e-mail:
      info@flagchildrensmuseum.org
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      The Museum of Northern Arizona has dinosaurs if your kids are into those. Visitors can stroll along the Nature Trail and visit the Amphibian Pond to see local plants and wildlife, which could be a fun thing for the little guys. You also might chack and see what Discovery Programs are going on at the time you are there. They are on museum grounds and go from Pre-K up. 3101 N. Ft. Valley Rd.

      Flagstaff, AZ 86001; Phone 928-774-5213; Fax 928-779-1527 Education Programs & Tours
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      The Pioneer Museum has various activities. You might contact them and see what programs are going on while youare there.

      2340 N. Ft. Valley Road, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001, (928) 774-6272 Phone, (928) 774-1596 FAX,
      ahsflagstaff@azhs.gov Email
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      The Crown Restaurant & Railroad Cafe East; this family restaurant houses northern Arizona's largest electric train display. Call 928-522-9237.
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      The Arboretum at Flagstaff has Birds of Prey Demonstrations every weekend April 1 through October 31, 2007 every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. This sort of program can be absolutely fascinating to kids. In addition, the Arboretum can be a fun place to explore with kids, introducing them to nature in a civilized way and letting them stretch their legs. Call when you are in Flagstaff to see if there are asny special kids activities during the time you are there. 4001 S Woody Mountain Road, Flagstaff AZ 86001-8775 , (928) 774-1442, (FAX) 774-1441
      _______________________________

      This site has an event calendar for Flagstaff: http://www.localendar.com/public/flagcent
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      Call the Lowell Observatory's 24-hour recorded information line, (928) 233-3211, for the most current and complete information about hours, special events, admission information, and programs for visitors. The new multimedia John Vickers McAllister Space Theatre is open for 20-minute shows on the half hour from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During regular nighttime program hours Lowell's new Space Theatre also is open for 5 to 7-minute presentations about what we are currently viewing in the night sky. These sound short enough that ages 2 and 4 could tolerate them. The also have an interactive exhibit hall.
      _______________________________

      Heritage Square Trust in Downtown Flagstaff has various activities in the evenings, including G and PG movies and musical events. The June schedule includes: 1st:
      Sunset
      Movies on the Square Presents: TBA

      2nd:
      2-5pm
      Heritage Square Trust’s Summer Concert Series Presents:
      Muskellunge Bluegrass (Nolan McKelvey)

      3rd
      2-3pm
      Heritage Square Trust’s Summer Concert Series Presents:
      Al-Rakasaat

      6th:
      7-10pm (Free Lesson 7-8pm, Dancing 8-10pm)
      Heritage Square Trust’s Summer Concert Series Presents: Dancing on the Square

      7th:
      5-7pm
      Thursdays on the Square Presents: Nolan McKelvey & 33

      8th:
      Sunset
      Movies on the Square Presents: Princess Bride

      9th:
      2-4pm
      Heritage Square Trust’s Summer Concert Series Presents:
      Porchlights String Band

      10th:
      2-3:30pm
      Heritage Square Trust’s Summer Concert Series Presents:
      Craig Yarbrough
      4-5pm
      Heritage Square Trust’s Summer Concert Series Presents:
      Flagstaff Community Band

      13th:
      7-10pm (Free Lesson 7-8pm, Dancing 8-10pm)
      Heritage Square Trust’s Summer Concert Series Presents: Dancing on the Square

      14th:
      5-7pm
      Thursdays on the Square Presents: Southbound

      15th:
      Sunset
      Movies on the Square Presents: Monster House

      16th:
      2-4pm
      Heritage Square Trust’s Summer Concert Series Presents:
      The Gypsy Chicks

      17th:
      4-6pm
      Heritage Square Trust’s Summer Concert Series Presents:
      Burnett Family Bluegrass

      20th:
      7-10pm (Free Lesson 7-8pm, Dancing 8-10pm)
      Heritage Square Trust’s Summer Concert Series Presents: Dancing on the Square

      21st:
      5-7pm
      Thursdays on the Square Presents: Porchlight String Band

      22nd:
      Sunset
      Movies on the Square Presents: Happy Feet

      23rd:
      2-9pm
      Flagstaff Music Fest

      24th:
      Noon-7pm
      Flagstaff Music Fest

      27th:
      7-10pm (Free Lesson 7-8pm, Dancing 8-10pm)
      Heritage Square Trust’s Summer Concert Series Presents: Da

  33. QUESTION:
    How do I deal with "mandatory" social events at work?
    At my job they always have annoying events that I really can't stand going to. Every time I try to get out of an event, people are really pushy and say things like "it's mandatory" and "it's not optional". It makes me crazy. Also, I don't drive and sometimes these events are really far away and people are reluctant to give me a ride. The only 2 people who have ever given me a ride don't even work here anymore.

    Anyway, a good example of an event is we went to some little kid park thing and everyone brought their kids. I don't have kids. Therefore, it's insanely boring yet no one else understands because they all have kids. I had to sit around for about 10 hours trying to make my own fun. It was painful. This was on a Saturday, too, and I was not getting paid.

    I'm asking this question because I just saw a movie on the weekend yet my boss sends an invite out today for everyone to meet at a theater that's far away tomorrow to watch it. That's another thing, these events are always on very short notice. So, basically, I have to watch a movie that I just watched again and scramble to get a ride from someone and if I can't get a ride then fork out + of my own money for a cab.

    Just as I'm typing this, my boss phoned me to remind me that these events are "team building" events and "not optional". Can someone explain to me why this is so important? It honestly makes me mad how forceful people are.

    All this being said, I don't mind going to lunch (as long as it's not hard to get to) and wouldn't mind an actual fun activity or a new movie that no one would of had a chance to see yet.

    Any advice?

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    What jobs can a fourteenyear old have in Melbourne, Australia?
    I am 14 and really wanting to get a job I can do on the weekend. I did a paperun for 2 and a half years between age 10-12 but I had to stop because I am busy with school. So what jobs can a fourteen year old have that works for a couple of hours on the weekend? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Many young kids work at - Subway, Mcdonalds, KFC, any fast food joints.

      Supermarkets such as Woolworths, Coles, IGA, Bi-lo.

      Department stores such as Target, K-Mart. Big W, Office works

      Game shops, ebgames, Video/DVD rental stores ...

      Hardware such as Bunnings, Mitre 10..

      Movie Theaters, Library, Pizza Places, Small Takeaway shops etc

      List is endless.

      Get a CV together and start applying!

      Hope this gives you some ideas.

      Make sure you read this website http://www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=1118&languageId=1&contentId=-1
      It's about under 15's getting a job and your rights, help with a CV and applications among heaps of other helpful tips etc....
      Good Luck !

  35. QUESTION:
    Do kids still hang out with their friends?
    I mean it seems like they don't. I mean when you go into the malls and movie theaters its rare to see a group of kids having fun together.I don't mean older teens, I mean kids from ages 13-15. I have a sister who's 14 and a brother who is 12 and they don't seem like they talk to their friends often and go to places either.its like when school's over, no more communicating with friends.They usually just stay at home everyday and watch tv or get on the computer....Do some kids still hang out?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm 13, and I definitely do, just not usually on weekends. A lot of parents have rules about hanging out on school days, for fear of unfinished homework. If you go to local places on fridays or saturdays, you should see a lot of teens together. Hope I helped! (:

  36. QUESTION:
    What are good movies that will be going on thanksgiving weekend?
    that are good for 16 year old girls?
    please give some names and what theyre about

    • ANSWER:
      Tangled (11/24)

      An alternative version of Rapunzel will prove to be a great kid's movie, and looks to be one that parents will enjoy as well. Check nearby theaters for 3-D showings, keep in mind that if you want to see it in 2D instead you may want to catch it when it first comes out, or on the tail end of its run. There is no guarantee in theaters with 3D that they will carry the 2D version, and if they do maybe not for long.

      Thats the only one all the other seem arent to good for a 16 year old

      hope this helps!

  37. QUESTION:
    Are you fed up with people abusing the convenience of cell phones?
    The invention of the cell phone definitely has it's advantages, but some people abuse it's convenience. Cell phones going off in movie theaters, during tests, at funerals, etc... Then there are the people that use it like a leash. They give significant others cell phones, and constantly want to know what the other person is doing. Since they know the other person has a cell phone on them, it's impossible to ignore their calls without them becoming offended. That's why I refuse to carry one anymore. Even though it could come in very handy in an emergency, it's worth gambling my life not to put up with the hassle from inconsiderate callers. If they ever found out that I had a cell phone, they would want the number. Everyone wanted to be an exception to the rule that I don't give my cell phone number out to anybody. Is your opinion of cell phones similar to mine ?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah I'm tired of seeing people who at first seem to be talking to themselves.Maybe in a manner of speaking they are talking to thelmselves!Some people have them because god do they think they are important.People just can't live without being able to talk to them 24/7 can they?Maybe they should have a plan just for these types "family and friends" "free evening and weekends "or "narcissists in love with the sound of their own voice plan" All the time you hear people on the bus calling somebody every ten minutes "Yeah I'm at this place now ,I'll call you back.10 min. later "Yeah I'm at this place so what are you doing? ya o.k.bye.10min later I'm almost there o.k?See you in 5.five min.after o.k. I'm here and they get off the bus yacking away.A leash ?I think some of these people need someone to hold their dick while they take a piss for f*ck's sake!Some people try to raise their kids over the cell phone and it's just pathetic and annoying to hear people barking orders to their kids in public.Another complaint :Oh boy! Downloadable ring tones! This has got to be the stupidest thing ever and one of the most annoying.Put the damn thing on silent mode I don't share your taste in stupid ring tones !I mean grow up!It is fucking noise pollution at best.One more thing I've learned about cell phone abusers is that most of them have the absolute dumbest,moronic conversations in the world and have absolutely no life. I almost forgot !Camera phones! Now how could I forget ?Maybe I tried to block it out!In a public washroom watch out for idiots holding their phones high up in the air if you can see one over the stall ,odds are it can take a picture of you .This actually happened to me .If I catch anyone doing this you will be very,very sorry I guarantee it !

  38. QUESTION:
    What to buy a nine year old that doesnt want anything?
    We must have been getting all the previous gifts right because this year he cant think of anything he wants! Bar one toy and a couple books
    His birthday is two weeks after xmas so I do want to get him something special and skylanders isnt my ideal special gift

    So please leave some suggestions or maybe tell me what you are buying or bought in the past a special nine year old kid for xmas

    - Hes a bright kid, loves reading, movies, games usual stuff
    Is a bit restricted playing outside as living in central London and already has a bike
    Hes got a wicked sense of humour
    Loves his stage school at weekends, singing, dancing and acting

    Please help give me ideas!
    =)
    Ahh I should have said sorry JU and thanks too but no pets allowed in our tenancy agreement he is the perfect age for that though, sadly we cant

    • ANSWER:
      A trip to the theatre to see a show. If you have not already seen it I would recommend The Lion King. A special day out perhaps when the weather is better.

      If not then just be glad that your child is not motivated by greed and what he can get. Just buy him what he has asked for and tell him you love him. Tell him that you are happy to get him a gift later in the year when he has decided what he wants.

      Perhaps and Ipod with some children's stories already downloaded on it and some music by his favourite band or just a gift card so that he can choose his own from itunes with you.

      My son often found it hard to decide what gift he would like for Christmas and one year when he was very young he only wanted a Postman Pat Toy so I got him it. He was delighted nothing else really mattered to him.

  39. QUESTION:
    Should I still go to watch The Dark Knight Rises?
    My friend and I are meeting up the weekend before school. And, it's kind of a tradition of ours to watch a movie at the theatre. We might go see The Dark Knight Rises, but because of the James Holmes case, I'm kind of a bit freaked out. Is it safe to watch or should we settle for Diary of The Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, instead?

    BTW - We are both teenagers and probably wouldn't plan on taking our parents with us.

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    Whats the right age to take a toddler to a movie?
    We were thinking of taking our daughter to "BOLT" coming out in a few weeks but we were curious what age is to young to take a child to a movie. She is well behaved and I don't fear her acting up at it. But not sure if she is still to young or not.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, if you think she can sit relatively still (there's lots of room for a small child to move and wiggle in a theater seat) for most of the duration of the movie, don't worry about it. If you're really worried, take her to a matinee showing, where there will be dozens or hundreds of other small children, who will all take frequent bathroom breaks, have to be shushed occasionally, and be squirming in their seats - you don't go to a matinee showing of a kids movie (especially opening weekend) expecting anything else.

  41. QUESTION:
    What films are you watching this weekend?
    On dvd- netflix or at the theater- what are you watching?

    • ANSWER:
      I watched Wreck it Ralph with the kids. it was pretty good. well worth watching imo. its my favorite animated movie that I've seen this year.

      I'm rewatching Clash of the Titans (the remake) right now. I still think its a good remake though I know most disagree with me.

  42. QUESTION:
    What are some good fundraising ideas for my school?
    We are already doing a car wash and rummage sale, but I'm looking for new, unique, and fun ideas.

    • ANSWER:
      Umbrella Service – If you live in Seattle this idea may be for you! A local Boy Scout troupe got permission from the local grocery store to stand at the entrance and walk people to their cars with umbrellas on a rainy weekend. People really appreciated the considerate gesture and the troupe made some pretty decent money. I think it is always important for young people to provide a service rather than to just ask for money, don’t you?

      Family Movie Night – Show a video indoors or consider renting an outdoor movie screen. Charge a small fee to attend, and sell drinks and popcorn, too. You could add a few jars for additional donations. If you have a group of outgoing kids, you could put on a small dinner theatre or evening of humorous skits. Serve spaghetti and Italian bread. There is a good chance you could get the food donated. This works really well for church groups, if you have a recreation room to use.

      Host a Basketball Tournament – This is great for a sports team . A local group raised over 0 dollars doing this and had a lot of fun, too! Each team paid to get enter. One team had four generations on it! Most teams consisted of family members. Of course, you can sell hot dogs, chips, sodas and popcorn purchased at your local discount retailer.

      Rent-A-Kid – Have the kids do appropriate chores for people, such as, cutting lawns, washing windows, babysitting, raking leaves, folding or ironing clothes. (Okay, you know, all the things they don’t do at home!) A group that did this know a lady who was moving and the kids packed and wrapped all of her china and crystal. She was so appreciative she made a very nice donation!

      Flocking – This is so much fun! People purchase “insurance”, say for or you can take a chance and have a “flock” of flamingos (or any other bird) land on your yard. Without insurance you have to pay to have them removed. It’s good to do this within a “band family” or church group that really knows each other. It can become a great tradition over the years.

      If you need more ideas for the best school fundraisers, visit http://www.easy-best-fundraisers.com
      There are so many, inexpensive or free fundraising ideas it’s just a matter of picking one and getting started raising the money your group needs. It’s going to be a great school year, have fun!

      Hope this helps!
      Good Luck!
      Annie

  43. QUESTION:
    What was the first movie you remember seeing as a child at the theater?
    And how much did it cost for kids to get in?
    The first movie I remember going to was The Ten Commandments and it was 15 cents for kids, but we didn't have to pay because my Aunt was the theater manager.

    • ANSWER:
      Bambi, 15 cents for kids and it was mostly on the weekends, like Saturday mornings.

  44. QUESTION:
    What is the best thing for me to get on my b-day. 12 yr old boy not that into sports but dont want a video gam
    I want something fun but i dont really like sports that much. I Like TCGs but not old ones like pokemon or yu-gi-oh. I Doont want anotehr video game. Someone Help! Bday is March 2!

    • ANSWER:
      gift cards, money. Have u ever wanted to take up an instrument or drawing. Ask for something creative like taking lessons in a favorite hobbies or something that u've always wanted to try. I'm tired of getting stuff as gifts because in a few weeks or months u now its just gonna be shoved and forgotten about in the closet. try something different like going to a spa, theater ticket to see Blue Man group, a sports game, or something really cool that sounds fun and exiting. What about pets? Or tickets to see ur favorite band in concert. Even ask for a mini vacation for a weekend at... Where ever u want to go. Have fun Its ur special day! Go to ur favorite food joint. Go see the movie u've been dying to see. Ask ur friends and or family member something u've always wanted then to teach u. U know, something u see them do and u say "how do they do that". If u have older sibling ask them stuff like "whens the best time to talk or sweet talk ur parent about something u want. Happy Birthday kid and have fun! My birthday just past January 23. I'm 24 and I asked to go to a comedy club. It was a blast! I always try to look for events to go to for my birthday. Best wished and make ur wish a good one when u blow out the candle! ]=: That's a sideways birthday cake, in case u can't tell.

  45. QUESTION:
    what was a typical daily and weekly schedule in the1950s?
    and where did teens usually hang out, and what was their cerfuw? when did people typically get married?

    • ANSWER:
      I think I just answered your previous question.... well here I go again!

      A typical daily schedule Mondays- Fridays was:
      (Please note I didn't grow up in the 50s... I was born in the early 80s, and I am simply guessing this from what I have studied about this era in the past)

      6AM: Mom wakes up, gets dolled up (they always looked good, clean and fit), makes a nice breakfast for everyone

      7AM: Everyone gets up, washes up and gets dressed and they have a family breakfast, if they are Catholic they usually prayed first

      8AM: Dad goes to work, kids go to school, mom cleans the house

      12PM: Dad usually comes home for lunch to eat with his wife, the kids eat in the cafeteria at school, or eat a packed lunch

      3PM: The kids come home from school and usually would do their homework, go out to play, or the young ladies and girls would help their mom with dinner and any chores that didn't get done like shopping, dishes, cleaning or laundry.

      5PM: Dad comes home, EVERYONE EATS TOGETHER- that I am sure of.

      5:30PM- Everyone clears the table and helps with the dishes (during this time sexism was decreasing- little by little, so the men would probably help with the dishes too)

      6PM- The family would sit down together to watch the news, then family shows like I Love Lucy, Leave it to Beaver, other game shows and variety shows. Phones were also popular, and kids would talk on the phone for hours, just like kids today are obsessed with cell phones and ipods.

      8 or 9PM- The kids would go bathe, finish up homework and get ready for bed, mom and dad would usually read the paper and continue watching TV.

      10PM- Kids were usually in bed, or in their rooms doing homework and studying, mom and dad would watch TV if it was still on, or they too would go to bed also.

      Weekends were usually spent with family or friends, they slept in, and if religious; would go to church early on Sunday mornings. The teens usually hung out at soda shops, skating rinks, roller rinks, went to movie theaters, drive ins, corner stores, or each others houses. The 50's were an awesome time for teenagers, 1950 was actually when the word teenager was invented! The 13-19 year old were finally recognized as not being kids anymore, yet not being adults either. Up until then they were considered either kids who should play tag, play with dolls and be in bed by 8, or they were considered adults who would work, not go to high school or college, and take care of the house. Finally they were recognized and respected as having their "own group." They were encouraged to have fun, "be young" but at the same time focus on school and go to high school and college. They still respected their elders and parents and teachers, but they had wholesome fun too. Their cerfew was typically 10-12 PM I'm guessing- like today depending on the parents, child, his/her friends, where they were going, their grades, and where they lived. They usually got married right after high school or college, so between 18-15 95% of them were married. Marilyn Monroe married her first husband at 16... so they still had some really young marriages going on, but it was becoming more scarce as the 50s progressed.

  46. QUESTION:
    What was life like in the late 1970s and early 1980s?
    Good or bad, what do you remember about everyday life between 1975-1985? I'm conducting research and would love to hear from people who were actually there.

    • ANSWER:
      In the U.S., let's see, it was the end of disco, the beginning of FM commercial radio. Radio stations played a mix of everything, not like today when there are genre-specific stations. Cable was just getting started.

      Telephones were rotary and you were attached to a phone cord LOL! Video arcades were very popular, PacMan was the first video game leading to a bunch of others like Space Invaders and Galaga (that's all I can remember off the top of my head).

      I dont' know about anyone else, but where I lived soccer was just getting popular as a competitive sport in leagues and high schools. The New York Yankees and LA Dodgers had this extensive rivalry through the 70s.

      Television...we didn't have remote controls, parents had the kids get up and change the channels. We spent a lot of time watching Happy Days, Mork & Mindy, Eight is Enough, SNL, Dukes of Hazzard, the A Team, etc.

      It was the Cold War, and I remember everyone was afraid of nukes. There was an accident at a nuclear power plant called Three Mile Island and it released radioactive gas and iodine into the atomosphere. In 1979 52 people were taken hostage at the US embassy in Tehran, Iran, and held for 444 days. That was the first I learned of anti-American sentiments felt around the world.

      India is right, we were allowed outside all day and our mothers would call us in to supper. We rode our bikes everywhere. I loved to roller skate, I wore my wheels out til they were no longer round...I was the fastest kid in the neighborhood on skates. I also loved to roller skate on Friday nights at the roller rink.

      Occulty is partially right about the music except he left out Metallica. MTV was fun (we watched A LOT of it) but it set a really bad precendent for bands/artists and how they looked compared to how much talent they did or did not have.

      I spent most of my money on tape cassettes and vinyl of my favorite bands and slept out in line over night for concert tickets. Tickets were affordable then, and . I wore feather roach clips in my hair and used a can of hairspray before going out on a weekend. Fast Times At Ridgemont HIgh was my coming of age movie...oh, and movie theaters were only double theaters, not the multiplexes that they have today. We still had drive in theaters back then too.

      Just some stuff I remember off the top of my head. If I think of anything else, I'll come back and edit. Thanks for the great question, you made me smile :)

      (((Occulty))) (((India)))

      EDIT- How could I forget Saturday morning cartoons? It's not like today, where we have cartoon networks 24/7. Cartoons used to be on til noon every Saturday! My favorites were Scooby Doo, Bugs Bunny, Jeannie, Jonny Quest, and Wacky Races. Flinstones reruns used to be shown in the afternoons on weekdays along with Top Cat, the Jetsons, Magilla Gorilla, and Tom & Jerry.

  47. QUESTION:
    What are the best things to do in Busch Gardens, Williamsburg?
    I am going to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg tomorrow, the first day it opens. I need some advice on what rides/shows are the best. I am 13, so nothing too crazy cuz I'm don't absolutely LOVE scary roller coasters. Actually, I've never been on one. But I'm willing to try tomorrow and get over my fear cuz my chorus group is going to hershey in may and i want to be able to go on all the rides with my friends. So anyway also include what shows are good, too. Thanx!

    • ANSWER:
      Hey there!

      You'll have a blast at Busch Gardens tomorrow!!

      There are 5 coasters, Apollo's Chariot, Big Bad Wolf, Alpengeist, Loch Ness Monster, and the newest coaster, Griffon.

      Apollo's Chariot is a non looping coaster, but has lots of up and down hills. It's a smooth coaster and one of my favorites.

      Big Bad Wolf is a suspended coaster. No loops, the track is over your head. It's a little jerky, but the ride takes you through an old Barvarian village making for nice scenery during the ride. The second hill has an intense drop, but it's fast and fun!

      The other three coasters all contain loops.

      Alpengeist is fun. The coaster is a suspended coaster that makes you feel like you're a skier on a ski lift trying to escape the snow monster. Lots of flips and turns, but it's a great ride.

      Loch Ness Monster only has two loops, they interchange, and it's the only coaster of it's kind today. It's a gentle ride, but it's short.

      Griffon, the newest coaster is by far one of the best coasters around. It's a drop coaster, so when you get to the top of the first hill, it stops and dangles you over the edge for 3 seconds. It's terrifying but fun. The rest of the ride is full of loops and turns, a few bunny hops, and a splash in the pool at the end. A sweet ride!!

      For the shows, there are lots to choose from, but being opening weekend, I'm not sure if everything is available. If you can catch the Irish Dancers, watch them! The show and dancing is incredible!!
      Das Fest Haus has a good show to watch while you're eating inside. It's a great way to get a break from the heat of the day or the cold since it's indoors. And if you like german food, that's the place to go.
      At the front of the park is a 4-D theatre that's really cool. The shows are usually more for kids and family's, but they're fun. Here's a link to BG's site with the show times for tomorrow.

      http://www.buschgardens.com/BGW/day_planner_home.aspx

      There are other rides at the park too. If you like water rides, Escape from Pompeii is fun. You travel into a building that has the ruins from Pompeii falling around you and lots of fire, then the doors open up and you drop down the hill into a splash of water. You'll get wet so wait until it's hot to ride it.

      In Da Vinci's garden of inventions in Italy, there are rides like the Battering Ram (a pirate ship more or less), that rocks back and forth, and Da Vinci's Cradle that sways back and forth.

      You also have two indoor rides, Corkscew Hill located in Ireland, and Curse of Darkastle located in Oktoberfest.

      Corkscew Hill is a motion ride where you are strapped into the seats and watch a 3-D movie with glasses on. It's fun but if you get motion sickness, you might want to skip it.

      Curse of Darkastle is almost the same way, except you sit in sleds that take you around a castle into various rooms. You still wear the 3-D glasses, but it's a fun ride. Hit that one early in the day as the line can get long and the courtyard gets hot when you're just standing there waiting.

      When you're ready to eat, there are tons of places to go to suit all tastes.

      Das Fest Haus has great german food as well as american food. The sandwiches are big, so if you plan to share, this is a good place to go.

      Ristorante Della Piazza has good Italian food, and you can watch a nice song and dance show while you dine.

      My favorite restaurant though is Trapper's SmokeHouse. If you love BBQ, go here. For about , you can get a half chicken meal with waffle fries and a roll. Great food!! The place gets packed quickly during lunch, but the lines move fast. They also serve salmon, salads, brisket, and ribs.

      There are also smaller eateries around the park as well. In Ireland, there's Grogan's Grill which has good Irish foods.

      If you want dessert, grab a waffle ice cream cone at one of the ice cream shops. I love the banana split waffle cone. Ice cream, sliced bananas and strawberries, and hot fudge.

      Don't forget to take plenty of money for souveniers too.

      All in all, you'll have a good time. I've never had a bad visit to Busch Gardens. This is one of the best amusement parks in the country.

  48. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a affordable place for a wedding reception in Houston, TX?
    The wedding is going to be the first weekend of September and I'm looking for something under 00. I want it to have a dance floor and we don't need them to cater. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I am sorry - I dont know Houston but I do know about finding an affordable wedding reception place!
      Think outside the box!!
      1. ring local council - they should be able to give you a list of halls and other function centres that they have available for hire. Some of these places may even be in Parks but they can arrange a liquor licence. (i am in australia sorry - if these arent exactly true in your area, but you get the idea)
      2. Google halls for hire. You might find a private hall eg dance studio, church, CWA, school (most of these could be under council), clubs (scouts etc)
      * I actually found a choir hall this way and they had everything we needed -awesome. Just that the toilets were outside - which we decided to not go with...
      They did theatre restaurant there too.
      3. Tourist INformation Centre sometimes have brochures on places that could work...
      4. Group Camps - or holiday places - they usually have a large hall on site with full kitchen. People can stay on-site or in nearby accommodation.
      5. Government buildings / heritage buildings ..see below
      6. Theatres. Local theatre groups where they have theatre restaurants you know they have a kitchen and bar facilities.
      7. Google Conference Centres / Group Accommodation / Family Retreat. This is how we found our wedding venue. (we are getting married in august). I found a few awesome places under this category search. Some very nice but too expensive or not suitable for our group. Some with accommodation and some with only single bed onsite accommodation but motels etc nearby. One place was a pony camp / conference centre .
      The place where we are getting married is actually owned by Qld Government. During week it is an Outdoor Training Facility and conference centre but on weekends they hire out the facilities for private functions. We get tables, chairs, tablecloths, cutlery, crockery, glasses etc, even a mobile coolroom, outdoor gas heaters, industrial kitchen, separate conference room for all the kids to relax and watch movies, a marquee area, a large grassed area and a large undercover area with weather shields. All for 6 - plus we have it from Friday arvo till Sunday arvo!!! Government dont work weekends so no staff / people watching over us..
      We found a caterer through word of mouth (excellent value) and we can BYO alcohol etc.

      There are some conference centres and function centres (and even retreat style accommodation) which offer their kitchen and their caterer or find your own caterer - some dont like it - different laws.

      Good luck and have fun searching. Always talk to people. I found so much info from talking to different people and remembering there are only "six degrees of separation"

  49. QUESTION:
    What free activities should I try with my boyfriend this weekend?
    (Nothing outdoors...horrible allergies)

    We never go out...and he doesn't drink, so no bars!

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know anything about you + something fun and exciting to do = Sex in the movie theater .. but you mentioned you wanted something free to do.

      So, I would then say "Sex in the park". But you go and cross off outdoor activities! You really are trying to challenge me, aren't you?

      So how about.. sex in the library! Indoors, free, memorable as all hell..

      Have fun you crazy kids! ^_~

  50. QUESTION:
    What are fun cheap things in close to lawrenceville georgia?
    My brother just came back from the navy[he is on leave ] and we wanna do something fun!HELP!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Laser Quest in Duluth GA www.laserquest.com is a great family activity. It is located at3650 Satellite Blvd in Duluth, GA. It is pretty well hidden. You will need to park in the lot near the post office. It tucked away in the corner behind the All Day Tuesday store. It may look small from the outside but once you get inside you will be amazed.

      Kids never seem to get enough of laser quest. Adults are often willing to play just one more game as well. Playing Laser Quest is a lot like playing hide and seek with (fake) artillery. The equipment is high tech and sophisticated, the music gets you pumped up, and the configuration and design of the arena keeps the game exciting and challenging.

      While I am recommending laser quest for kids, you may want to try going there without the children as well. Laserquest is an excellent venue of bonding, male or females and is well known for their corporate teambuilding programs.

      Jillians at Discover Mills http://www.jillians.com/club_detail.asp?club_id=32 at
      5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, in Lawrenceville, GA has an amazing arcade, restaurant, and bowling alley. Marketed as “One Place… A Thousand Possibilities”, their tag line says it all. You will find Jillian’s in the entertainment section of Discover Mills, in between the Movie Theater Complex and the skate park, which are also great fun.

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movies in theaters this weekend for kids

Movies In Theaters This Weekend

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What movies are playing in theaters this weekend?
    What movies are playing in theaters this weekend?

    • ANSWER:
      what theaters, where? look in your local newspaper.

  2. QUESTION:
    Are there any good movie theaters in New Orleans?
    I'm going to visit New Orleans this weekend with my boyfriend and I promised him that we would go see Iron Man. What is the best movie theater in New Orleans? Are there any that show movies on IMAX by chance? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The best cinemas in the New Orleans area are the Palace at Elmwood and the Palace at Cleaview. The one at Clearview is closer to the city center:

      http://local.yahoo.com/results?stx=amc+theaters&csz=70112

      http://www.movietickets.com/house_list.asp?ShowDate=0&SearchZip=70003

      There is an IMAX cinema at the Aquarium (in the French Quarter), but it doesn't show Hollywood films: http://www.auduboninstitute.com/

      The Canal Place Cinema is also in the French Quarter, but it tends to offer "alternative" films: http://www.fandango.com/canalplacecinema_aadde/theaterpagea

  3. QUESTION:
    How many hours do movie theater employees work in a week?
    I just applied for a job at a movie theater and I wanted to know about how many hours I might be working per week if I get the job. (yes I know its a sucky job, but I'm desperate for money and no other place near me is hiring). Btw Im 18 and a senior in High school so I cant start working until 3pm during the week, but im completely free on weekends.

    • ANSWER:
      Most employees are part time and work hours as arranged when they take the job.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are some things me and my friends can do besides go to the mall or go to the movie theater?
    Me and my friends want to go out somewhere this weekend, and we usually either watch a movie at the local movie theater or go to the mall. But we're getting tired of that. Any ideas on where else we should go?
    Congrats, John. You made my friend laugh xD

    • ANSWER:
      -park
      -beach
      -spa(if you guys save up enough money between you girls you can go to a spa, if your a teen they have teen spas :)
      -ice skating(i loved it!)
      -have a party were u can all plan and have fun , invite friends

  5. QUESTION:
    How do you check the expiration date on Sour Patch Kids?
    I just bought a bag of Sour Patch Kids when I was at a movie theater over the weekend and decided to open them just now. The code on the back says 01740H H035BG. I've looked everywhere to try and figure out when they expire but the sites only have codes for Hershey's, Mars, etc and the company that makes them doesn't have any information either.

    I can't return them because I don't have a receipt and the movie theater is 4 hours away from me. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Unless they're as hard as a rock...

      I would sit back and enjoy gummy goodness.

      What would kill you anyway...

      Sugar?

      And, yes, normally I don't touch expired food. But, sour gummies... Not in the same category as milk.

  6. QUESTION:
    Can you translate this for me from English to Spanish?
    Are you going to the movie theater this weekend? Do you have any other plans?

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Vas al cine este fin de semana ? Tienes otros planes ? I would link the two questions so as to read Vas al cine este fin de semana, o tienes otros planes.O means or in English

      Hope this helps

  7. QUESTION:
    what movie theaters are the jonas brothers going to this weekend?
    on their opening weekend of their 3D movie, what movie theaters are they going to show up at?

    • ANSWER:
      they live in los angelos right???
      if so than they should go to sacromento cuz they said it was one of their favorite spots for there concert tour thats what they said in there blog on ther myspace page=]

  8. QUESTION:
    If I work at one movie theater can I work at another?
    So I just got this job at a movie theater like this past weekend. Though there is this another movie where I really I want to work at. My question is can I work at that other theater or should I just look for something else to do?

    • ANSWER:
      If you do, don't let anyone else know about it, or you can be fired for conflict of interest.

  9. QUESTION:
    How is working at a movie theater like?
    I would like to know how it is to work at a movie theater. My friend said all his friends hate it because they don't have a lot of free time on the weekends.

    My local theater is hiring. I work at Taco Bell and I'm looking for a new place to go.

    So I was wondering if anyone could tell me how working at a theater is like?

    It has to be better than fast food, right?

    • ANSWER:
      You also have late nights, especially weekends, and they are ALWAYS open, even for Christmas. So you might not have much free time.

  10. QUESTION:
    How is working at a movie theater like?
    I would like to know how it is to work at a movie theater. My friend said all his friends hate it because they don't have a lot of free time on the weekends.

    My local theater is hiring. I work at Taco Bell and I'm looking for a new place to go.

    So I was wondering if anyone could tell me how working at a theater is like?

    It has to be better than fast food, right?

    • ANSWER:
      You face death itself in the form of terminal boredom.

      It's still better than Taco Bell. At least you get to see the movies for free.

  11. QUESTION:
    How old was your child when you took him/her to the movie theaters?
    There are so many firsts that we can't wait to experience with our son, just this weekend, he had his FIRST tastes of IHOP pancakes!

    But I was wondering, how old was your child when you took them to their first movie at the movie theater?

    • ANSWER:
      When DS1 was 2.5, DH took him to free cartoons that were offered at our local movie theater for kids during the summer. It was great, because he didn't have to worry about him being loud, or if he wanted to leave after 20 mins.

  12. QUESTION:
    What is working at a movie theater like?
    I would like to know how it is to work at a movie theater. My friend said all his friends hate it because they don't have a lot of free time on the weekends.

    My local theater is hiring.

    So I was wondering if anyone could tell me how working at a theater is like?

    • ANSWER:
      I used to work at a theater and it wasn't incredibly bad. Then again, I was an adult, and not a party-going teenager, so working weekends wasn't a big deal to me.
      Where I worked, you could set a schedule and the management would work around that schedule (since a lot of people were still in school/college, it was helpful for them and easy for the managers to keep track of). Of course, if they need people to work on weekends (since it's usually much busier), then you may not get the job if you say you're not available.
      Our theater was open every day of the year, so no holidays off.

      I did various jobs in the theater, so I typed out a detailed description of the duties of each job and their good and bad points, but YA! says that answer is too long, so here's a condensed version...
      -Usher: Cleaning and tearing tickets. It's the easiest job, so the managers usually assign people who are "not so bright" to do only that.
      -Concessions: My least favorite job. Most duties. Cleaning, making food, stocking, dealing with customers and money. Hints: Non-slip shoes are a lie, everything will burn you, customers like to whine about anything and everything.
      -Box Office: My favorite job, but the easiest job to get fired from. Dealing with a lot of customers and a lot of money and answering the phone. Not much cleaning. No running around. Though, customers don't read signs, and they will continue to whine about everything.
      -Projection room: We only had one specific guy assigned to do this, so I never worked it. Can't help you there.

      It's not hard to work in a theater. Customer service, in general, can be very frustrating, though. While working, you are no longer a human being. In the eyes of customers, you are a servant and even a retarded monkey could do your job better than you're doing it.
      Here's a tip, if you get the job... Work hard and be good at what you're assigned to do, no matter what it is. It's always helpful to be on the boss' good side. But, make it a point to be ESPECIALLY good at the things you actually enjoy doing. I managed to get a lot of Box Office hours this way, became an employee trainer, and was practically the only person the managers asked to make cotton candy since I was able to make them as big and fluffy as they wanted (I got to take a lot of breaks from concessions to do this).
      I only worked there about a year before quitting to move away.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to find out if a movie will still be in theatres next weekend?
    My cousin is coming to town and wants to see Twilight (she lives in the country and they don't have a movie theatre) and I'm trying to find out if it will still be playing this coming Saturday in our major theatre. I know it's still playing now but it's been a while and it seems like it might not be much longer. So is there a website or something with that information?

    • ANSWER:
      Right now you probably can't find out what will be playing on Saturday. Fandango or any other site will not be able to tell you because the movie theaters themselves haven't made those decisions yet.

      Depending on grosses from the current weekend, a theater will decide which movies to pick up and drop for the coming weekend - meaning that you will have to wait until at least Monday to find out if your local theater will be playing your movie on Saturday.

      While most of the time theaters are contracted into playing a movie for a minimum number of weeks, if this is a first run theater that has been playing Twilight since it opened, that minimum time has certainly passed. With two major wide releases and several movies expanding, unless we're talking about a very large theater, I can't see them hanging on to a nine-week old Twilight much longer, unless they are grossing higher than the national average with it still.

      If you really need to know early, try calling the theater and asking. Chances are they won't be sure, but it can't hurt.

  14. QUESTION:
    Where in San Diego can I find a Movie theater that play movies with subtitles?
    I been having my family from Mexico comoe over to my house for a weekend and we sometimes wantto go to the movies and we never go because I dont know if there are movie theaters that play movies with subtitles in spanish help me please.

    • ANSWER:
      Do an internet search- there has to be atleast one in the area.

  15. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a spanish language or subtitle theater in Los angeles county?
    I have a cousin from mexico here for the weekend, and we want to see the new batman movie but i cant find any movie theater with spanish subtitles or spanish language.
    I live in Sylmar, Ca. Is there anybody who can tell me where to find a theater like that?

    • ANSWER:
      find a mexican newspaper usaually delivered to homes free also a mexican revistas or local mexican booklets with for sale adds should do or just look to ask any mexican or latin person.. enjoy your movie also you could look at ticket master .com and look under mexican theatres online

  16. QUESTION:
    What are some movie theaters near East Stroudsburg?
    I am currently camping in a place called Otter Lake in Pennsylvania, in East Stroudsburg. It's near the Poconos. Does anyone familiar with the area know where there are some movie theatres, so I can see the midnight premiere of Harry Potter 6? Maps, directions, cities, anything is appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      I used to live up that way... The closest movie theater is Foxmoor Cinemas http://www.foxmoor7.com/ (they have a midnight viewing) You can also go to the Stroud Mall for their theater but I think foxmoor is nicer. http://www.fandango.com/amcloewsstroudmall7_aabpw/theaterpage
      I know I can't wait to see the new Harry Potter also-- Don't think I'll go to the midnight viewing but I will see it over the weekend!!!! Have fun!!

  17. QUESTION:
    What is with all the violent movies at the theater this weekend?
    Two new movies out this weekend. I wanted to go to the movies but both are too violent for me.
    Gangster Squad,Zero Dark Thirty
    Anyone else tired of very little to see at the movies that's decent?

    • ANSWER:
      Django unchained is a very violent movie, but it has a great plot. The acting is excellent

  18. QUESTION:
    Going to the movies with a guy, alone in his car? How to flirt with him during the movie? What to talk about?
    I'm 15 & the guy I like is 17. I just started talking to him about a week ago. We're going to the movies this weekend. What do I talk about when those awkward silent moments come up? When we're in the movie theater watching the movie, what moves can I do to flirt with him? What about when were in the car alone driving there and back?

    • ANSWER:
      The movies give you something to talk about - on the way there, you can talk about other movies that they actors were in that you liked, his favourite movies and your favourites, and any other movies you've seen lately and whether you'd recommend them. Afterward, of course you can talk about the movie itself - good or bad, favourite parts, etc. Those are good topics to get you started, and should lead you into other areas of discussion.

      As for flirting, the most obvious is to get a large popcorn to share, and "accidentally" bump your hand with his when you reach in at the same time.

  19. QUESTION:
    Going to the movies with a guy, alone in his car? How to flirt with him during the movie? What to talk about?
    I'm 15 & the guy I like is 17. I just started talking to him about a week ago. We're going to the movies this weekend. What do I talk about when those awkward silent moments come up? When we're in the movie theater watching the movie, what moves can I do to flirt with him? What about when were in the car alone driving there and back?

    • ANSWER:
      First I think he's too old for you. Be careful. Talk about new movies, songs, favorite recording artists, TV shows that you may have in common. No need to flirt.....He'll be all over you - and again, watch OUT. Be careful and be safe. Good luck

  20. QUESTION:
    What good movies are out this weekend at the theater for my husband and I to see for our Anniversary?
    He likes action and I like humor/romance! Is there any movies out that we might like? We haven't been to a movie theater in like 2 years and thought it would be nice to do!

    • ANSWER:
      my sister's keeper, it is a really good movie. especially for couples i'm not kidding i highly suggest you see it you'd be missing out if you didn't see it. it is so emotionally touching.

  21. QUESTION:
    Why do some big movies wait years before putting their movie in theaters when the movie is already complete?
    I mean really, i heard it takes between 3 months for each movie to be completed and about 6 to 9 months for big movies to be completed, yet they won't put it the movie for maybe 2 to 3 years later. Aww, what is up with that? Put it in the big movie theaters when completed. Why the long wait for big movies? Does any notice that and hate that? Why the prolong tease?

    • ANSWER:
      Every part of a movie is financed by someone. A huge amount of money goes into making the film and then editing it and promoting it. It took almost 2 years for Cameron to edit AVATAR. Big blockbuster movies take time to be made.
      In many instances the director has the final say on which cut will be released. Often times the studios want to see a different ending than the way the director cut the movie. In that case there are law suits between directors and studios which causes the studios to wait even longer-till the lawsuit is settled. With several movies the studios went out of business and no one really knew who owned or would distribute the movie. Sometimes the studios see how bad the movies are when finished and don't want to release them and waste even more money on them. Three recent movies come to mind The Beaver with Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster was made 4 years ago. The studios didn't release it because of all the bad publicity Mel Gibson was getting in his personal life. EAT PRAY LOVE sat unreleased for a long time. Right now there is a movie being released in a few weeks called 'FIREFLIES IN THE GARDEN".It stars Ryan Reynolds and Julia Roberts. It was completed in 2008 but the studios hated it so much they held it back4 years to mid-Novembe 2011.
      Studios are also very aware of scheduling. The schedule for 2012 up thru next Christmas 2012 is already figured out. No studio wants to open their big expensive blockbuster on the same weekend some other big major blockbuster is being released by a different studio. Evert studop hopes to have at least 2 weeks where their movie can be no.1. It's all very political and is driven by studio greed.
      What would happen if they released 20 movies you really really really wanted to see and they released them all on Thanksgiving day ? How many would you/could you see ? Thats why the studios slowly release their films over a long time period. They want no competition from other good movies.They love to put out the trailers EARLY so people will keep getting more and more excited to see the movie once it is finally released/ Many times a movie trailer will be released 8 months before the movie opens.

  22. QUESTION:
    Going to the movies with a guy, alone in his car? How to flirt with him during the movie? What to talk about?
    I'm 15 & the guy I like is 17. I just started talking to him about a week ago. We're going to the movies this weekend. What do I talk about when those awkward silent moments come up? When we're in the movie theater watching the movie, what moves can I do to flirt with him? What about when were in the car alone driving there and back?

    • ANSWER:
      It's a lot more enjoyable when they make the moves. Because you just started this possible relationship let him make all the moves and just flirt back. You "girlish mind" will kick in and do all the flirting.

  23. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to clean 9 room movie theater, total 2300 seats in all?
    I have a janitorial service and I been offered to clean a Movie theater. It has 9 screens, with a total of 2300 seats in all. They want 7 days a night. There is only one food court and 2 restrooms with a total of 8 stalls in each and 12 urinals. How should I charge or what would be average hour per night doing the cleaning? Thank you.
    How long would it take per person per day. example: 2 people at 8 hours each per night, total 16 hours per night. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      You are the one with the janitorial service. You are the expert. Remember, most movies are only real busy on the weekends. They will take more time to clean. Monday through Thursday will be a lot easier. Make sure that you factor that in. Two people may not be enough on the weekends.

  24. QUESTION:
    How late are teens in Arizona allowed to work?
    I have heard that at age 16 you can only work till' 10 pm on a school night and 12 pm on a weekend. I work at a movie theater so they always want me to stay and help close till almost 1:30! Please state where you got your information...Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I know in Illinois and Ohio it is 10 for school nights and 12 for weekends. If it's an issue for you and/or your parents, present this to your employer. It's difficult with jobs in restaurants and movie theaters, seeing that they are open later. Request earlier shifts or if that conflicts with school, request earlier shorter shifts and work more days to get your total hours you need.

      Good luck!

  25. QUESTION:
    How do movie theaters and movie distributors work together?
    In order to play a movie in ones theater, I know they must bid on it from the movie distributing company but do they pay money up front and as well pay the distributing company a really high percentage of the sold tickets. Or do they just pay a percentage of the profits from tickets without paying a certain amount of money up front.

    Is there any who is movie theater savvy? I a lot of questions on the business that I just cannot seem to find on the internet. If so, could you please leave an email address where I can contact you?

    Thanks guys in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Movie theaters make most of their money from concessions. The movies bring people into their candy store.

      The distributor, like Fox for example. Gets like 70% of the box office (it changes depending on the movie and distribution company) take of the opening weekend. Theaters get 30%. Then the percentage levels out in subsequent weeks.

      Bigger chains can negotiate, but for the most part, distribution companies are in charge. Because everyone wants to see Transformers 3. So if your theater doesn't have it, you lose money to the theater down the street,

  26. QUESTION:
    Movie Theaters in Boston that play old movies?
    I'm looking for movie theaters in or around Boston that have those midnight movie revivals of cult classic like action flicks and sci-fi films.

    What are some theaters there that do this?

    • ANSWER:
      For midnight movies, I'd say Coolidge (in Brookline) is the best. After that, the Brattle in Cambridge. The Harvard Square theater does a weekly Rocky Horror showing. I'm not sure if they still do it, but the Fenway theater used to do midnight movies on the weekends.

      Your best bet would be to pick up a copy of the Improper Bostonian -- it's free (new issue comes out every other Tuesday) and they list all the film screenings, even mini film fests and lesser known venues.

  27. QUESTION:
    What I can do on the weekend with my dad?
    I am 15. My dad and I want to do something out of the house cause everyone else is leaving. We've already seen all the good movies in the theaters on previous weekends. I can't find anything else to do so please post ideas. The one we end up doing will be the "best answer"!

    • ANSWER:
      If you're looking for something outdoors and like a bit of physical activity i'd recommend finding your nearest Go Ape! There a series of treetop obstacle courses and its the most fun we have ever had as a family!

      http://www.goape.co.uk/

      If you're not into outdoors stuff then bowling or ice skatings always good, or just take a picnic and go for a walk somewhere new.

  28. QUESTION:
    Have you ever been a modern usher in a movie theatre, if so then how do you like it?
    I'm soon going to be working as an usher in a movie theatre. I've so far only worked in retail stores as a stock clerk and haven't worked for 3 years so this is going to be a big change for me. I am very uncertain and worrying about whether I will like it or not and if it will be stressful. I'm also wondering if this is the kind of job many people quit because they just can't deal with it anymore.

    • ANSWER:
      Yea, what noel said is almost exactly the same as my opinion. I'm working at a new Cinemark that just opened a week ago as a usher and it really is a cushy job, except on the weekends when you really have to bust your butt running from theater to theater cleaning them out. IMO the usher is the best job you can have working at a theater.

  29. QUESTION:
    Are movie theaters crowded on Memorial Day?
    I wanna see the Hangover Part II this weekend, but it looks the the only day I can go is on Memorial Day. Are theaters crowded on Memorial Day, because I really wanna see this with a crowd. The movie theater I am going to is pretty popular.

    • ANSWER:
      Movie theaters are usually crowded on Memorial Day since it is a holiday and lots of people will go then.

      Hope this helps!

  30. QUESTION:
    Can an 18 year old buy tickets and take minors to see rated R movie?
    My friends and I want to see Paranormal Activity 4 this weekend and we were wondering if an 18 year old can take us in and buy the tickets. They have proof of id and everything but has anyone ever had this situation at a Regal Movie theater?

    • ANSWER:
      I've done it before, the usher usually doesn't give a rats behind as long as you have tickets, and the ticket seller shouldn't question you if you are 18 and you buy the tickets. Unless you're going to some strict movie theater you should be okay.

  31. QUESTION:
    What's it like to be a movie theater usher/floor?
    I recently got a job as a movie theater usher at a local theater and I was just wondering all the good and the bad about working this job? Maybe even a few stories of rare incidents, I just want to be fully aware of everything. (The theater is just about done being built so all of my coworkers will be newly employed also!)

    • ANSWER:
      I was an usher one summer during high school (about 15 years ago). It was mostly picking up trash and sweeping up theaters after a movie ends and sweeping up the lobby areas. You need to know when each movie starts and ends, because they're usually set up so you only have a few minutes between shows to clean each theater. I never had to clean the bathrooms or anything like that. You also might get the job of taking tickets and directing folks to their theater. It's definitely not the worst job I've ever had. Back then we could even get free tickets for movies as long as it wasn't the opening weekend, but I kinda doubt they still do that.

  32. QUESTION:
    What weekend would be the best and the worst to see Jim Carrey's "A Christmas Carol"?
    I want to take my kids to see "A Christmas Carol" I now it opens on November 6. But I figured that will be too early to see a holiday movie just a week after Halloween. I would like to take them the day after Thanksgiving. Do you think that the movie theaters would be packed that day. Or should I wait till early December. When are you planning on seeing the film. I just don''t want to have it too crowded so we can enjoy the film. Thank you for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      The day after Thanksgiving might be really busy (traffic and such), it being Black Friday and all. But if you're brave enough to venture out to see a movie, I say go for it! Perhaps you could buy your tickets online if you're worried it might be sold out. :o)

  33. QUESTION:
    What is the best time to call an employer after submitting an application for a job?
    In particular, I am talking about a movie theatre. Would a manager or someone that can help me be there in the morning or in the afternoon on a weekday? Also, what about weekends?

    P.S. Anyone thinking about posting spam messages for work at home jobs, online jobs or any fake jobs like those on here, don’t. Because I will report you if you do.

    • ANSWER:
      first, send out a thank you note via email detailing your interest and that u are the fit and be happy to be part of the company to the inteviewer.

      You never call, unless a long time has passed such as 2 weeks. Then u can call and kindly ask about your status of application,s

      Normally at the interview, u could have asked the employer at the end, how long the timeframe is you can hear back from them.

      thats it

  34. QUESTION:
    What age is a child still considered a "child" in theaters?
    I want to take my niece to the movies this weekend for her birthday but i need to know how much im going to be spending before i spend it. I need to know if i need to pay the adult price of .50 or if i get lucky and pay the child price of .00 she is 10 years old so i'm hoping she is still young enough but i cant find it anywhere on the movie theaters website. please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      For most movie theaters the age is 12 and under. But some are 10 and under depending on where you live. no matter what she should be fine though so hope you have a blast at the movies with your neice!

  35. QUESTION:
    What are some good places to hang out in Indianapolis for a bunch of 13 and 12 year old girls?
    So- Me and My Friends(about 13, counting me) are gonna hang out next weekend (21st of May)

    and we cant decide anywhere to hangout. Great Times is out. We are thinking about the Imax movie theater.
    And also I was wondering the GW Mall. But- I dunno?
    Any suggestions? We are in need of it, ASAP!

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't bother with downtown Indy. GW mall sounds like a good bet. And across County Line Road, there is the Incredible Pizza Co. The food is ok, but the games are fun for all ages. They have mini-golf, go karts, and lots of other fun things to do. You don't even have to get the buffet to play anymore. My family, ages 42 - 9 years of age all had a blast when we went.

  36. QUESTION:
    What was the last movie you actaully saw in the theater?
    The last one I saw was Avatar. How many months ago was that? ;)

    I think before that it was The Lion king-just kidding.

    We don't go to the movies often, once every 4-6 months. It's not that I don't want to go to the movies, I LOVE movie theater popcorn! It's just that my husband is CHEAP and would rather wait until the movie is out on Redbox.

    How often do you go to the movies?

    • ANSWER:
      The last movie was Alpha and Omega 3D for the kiddos. The movie before that was Toy Story 3. I go for the kids more than I go for myself. This weekend we are going to the drive-in to see The Social Network, Life As We Know It and a third which hasn't been updated yet. I would say we go once a month, maybe once every two months depending on what's in. Personally, I'd rather watch a movie in the comfort of my own home. My husbands the theatre person in the family. =)

  37. QUESTION:
    When should I start applying for summer jobs?
    I am going back home for the summer. My school closes in 6 weeks. When should I start applying? When do movie theaters usually start hiring because I want to try to work at one. I go to school in a different city. If I apply to a job online do you think a manager will let me schedule an interview on the weekend or in May when I can come home on a weekday?

    • ANSWER:
      Right now is the best time, any later than spring break and you will have a lot more competition. If you apply online and will not be around for a few more weeks, set the time for when you can start later... I feel like this will make them interview you closer to your start date... also if they send you an interview request on a day you cannot go in, call and request a different day. Better to show you are mature enough to reschedule than to just skip it or miss something for it. Good Luck.

  38. QUESTION:
    Scottish tell me is aberdeen a good place to live?
    My boyfriend and i are planning to move there next year.I have never been there before so i was wondering if there are any malls, beauty salon, gyms or good places to visit on weekend like restaurants, movie theater, etc.What is the best of aberdeen?

    • ANSWER:
      I lived in Aberdeen for about 21 years and it is a very good place to live. It is a very modern city with everything you mentioned above and more. Of coarse there are wonderful malls but we call them shopping centers. There is a lot of culture to be found there too. There is His Majesty's Theatre alongside the huge Library, Art Gallery and Museum. The Art Gallery and Museum has a beautiful store where you can purchase copies of works of art and frame them for a much more reasonable price than the real thing! There is also a great tea room in there where you can have wonderful home-made scones along with all the rest of the fare. The Duthie Park is in the Ferryhill area and is a great place for a day out. Twenty minutes outside the city center you will find castles, whisky trails and great scenery Balmoral is the holiday home of the Queen and she can be spotted from time to time, usually in August along with her entourage. Along with all the modern stuff there are lots of quaint and wonderful old places to discover. The beautiful architecture of the buildings along the main drag downtown are all made of granite which shines silver in the sun, hence Aberdeen's nick-name "The Granite City" Be aware that the locals, called Aberdonians, have a very unusual and unique accent and even although I am a Scot myself, I had difficulty understanding it at first. There is an International Airport and a Railway Station along with great bus and taxi services so getting around is no problem, in fact you can walk to most places. I think fondly of my time in Aberdeen so go on, enjoy yourself and have a ball!

  39. QUESTION:
    Is it legal for Friendlys to deny service to patrons because of their age?
    We have a Friendlys Restaurant right next to a movie theatre in our town. Lots of middle school aged kids go here on weekends, and they often go to Friendlys on the weekend as well. For some reason or another, Friendlys started not allowing anyone under 18 (without a parent) to eat there during weekends. Are they breaking any discrimination laws, or any laws for that matter?

    • ANSWER:
      A business can refuse service to anyone. Apparently the business has decided that they do not want to deal with middle school age children. If any restaurant is over run with children, then many adult customers will not patronize that store. They have the choice of dealing with children who will buy less, tip poorly and make a mess, or adults who spend more money and cause many fewer problems.

      They are not only not breaking any laws, they are acting in the best interest of their business

  40. QUESTION:
    Can a movie debut second in box office weekend and still get a sequel?
    Can a movie debut in second place in the weekend US box office (such as boxofficemojo.com) and still get a sequel? Lets say the movie got over mil. the first weekend and it was a good movie? Can a studio still get it a sequel to come out in movie theaters and not straight to video?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I've seen sequels of movies that basically flopped in the box office.

  41. QUESTION:
    Would you judge someone who goes to the movies alone?
    I'm on vacation visiting my boyfriend. He'll be at work during the day on Saturday, and I'll have nothing to do during the day. I'd usually go out and explore the area, but it's supposed to be pouring rain and I'd prefer not to get soaked. I was thinking I'd spend a few hours at a movie theater, but it's Saturday, and weekends tend to be the busiest time for the cinema.

    Would you judge someone that you saw alone in a theater on a saturday?

    • ANSWER:
      It should be very normal to go by yourself. I and many others do it all the time. A movie should be considered alone time anyway, because people get upset if you gossip, especially during the movie.

  42. QUESTION:
    What are your plans for this upcoming weekend?
    I am planning to see the movie "The Devil Inside", at the movie theater, tomorrow night.

    • ANSWER:
      Cooking and painting plus an invite only open day at a local gallery,,

  43. QUESTION:
    What are the best acting agencies for kids/ teens in New York?
    I am going to New York for the weekend and I would like to audition for some talent agencies. Also wondering how I could find any other auditions (tv, movie, theatre ect.) Thanks in advance!
    Yes I know not much will happen in a weekend but we do have an apartment there so basically there would be a lot more time.

    • ANSWER:
      it could take months to years to find and get an agent. your not going to do anything in a week end.
      the best agent is anyone on SAG'S approved list you can get into to start. unless you have training experience and a resume, your not ready to look for agents. you can look for community theater and student and ind. film auditions yourself. you will need the proper agent to get on any professional auditions.

  44. QUESTION:
    How would I get some alone time to say bye to her?
    Taking my girlfriend out to the movies this weekend and we still haven't kissed yet, so if the date goes well I might make the first kiss after the date. The only problem is that someone will have to drive us to the movies and drive her home afterwards, so how would I go about doing this without having my mom or brother (so basically whoever is driving us) watch because that'd just be awkward...?

    I would walk her home but the only movie theater is quite a walk away from her house.

    • ANSWER:
      During the movie, put your arm around her and then look at her, if she doesn't look back, put ur finger Under her chin and lift her head up to face you, then just tilt your head and go in. That's what I'd call romantic :)

  45. QUESTION:
    What should Muslims do during weekends in Ramadan?
    I mean during fasting time. I saw Muslims queuing in a movie theater. Shouldn't they chant the Koran or read Hadith?

    • ANSWER:
      you should not be watching movies will you are fasting as fast is not just about going without food but it is also a fast of your eyes and ears by this i mean see no evil/ hear no evil and most movies these days are filled with adult material sex/bad language.

      Yes one must read the holy Quran and ask Allah swt for forgiveness. Spend his time helping others and just be good.

      And Allah swt knows best.

  46. QUESTION:
    How far should I go with my girlfriend this weekend?
    Weve been dating for over 4 months and were not going to have sex until were both ready. The farthest we usually go is alot of making out, typically with her straddling me, and maybe some feeling. But once I got my hands down below her pants and she pulled my hands out, but i think this may have been due t the privacy.
    Also are there any good places that a teenager can go to for privacy, other than movie theaters?

    • ANSWER:
      this sounds almost exactly like my boyfriend and me. uhm...maybe at one of your houses maybe? xD
      dont just put your hands down her pants, you have to give her signals first. lay her on the bed with you on top of her with your legs on the side. then as you guys are 'making out' slowly put your hands on her thigh and SLOWLY go upwards. when you reach her pants, unbutton it unzipper it, whatever and then stroke it slowly WITH her panties on until you know shes ready and then do the real thing >.>
      now just saying...dont do this at the movies kids. thats nasty. do it at home. sneak her in. sneak out. whatever. oh and be safe.
      good luck.
      -jenny.

  47. QUESTION:
    What to eat at the movies since the popcorn has become very unhealthy?
    I love watching movies and go to the theatre like every weekend. I used to always go in with a huge popcorn and a soda, which I later changed to huge popcorn and DIET soda...but even the popcorn now has become way too unhealthy with a ridiculous amount of sodium, calories and grams of fat....so now I just watch movies without snacks. What kind of healthy stuff can I eat at the movies since you absolutely need munchies while enjoying a good movie?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, if you want to eat healthy, you could make your own popcorn and not put in all the stuff the theatre does. And you could bring your own veggie snacks. Like celery and carrots to munch on. Or those Quaker rice cakes that are flavored. Those are good and they are crunchy to munch on. You could also make snappy cookies that will be crunchy while still not too unhealthy if you are craving a bit of sweetness. I always bring my own snacks to the movies. And usually I pop my own popcorn over the stove instead of in the microwave. It's just soo much better that way.

  48. QUESTION:
    what to wear to see rocky horror picture show?
    Hi! so im going with a couple of my friends to see rocky horror in a movie theater this weekend for the first time and i have no idea what to wear. i know what props to bring but i don't have an outfit. thanks (:

    • ANSWER:
      You don't HAVE to dress up like any of the characters or anything. You could just wear regular clothes, like jeans, and you'll be fine. Nothing too nice since people will be throwing toast.

      If you really want to be one of the characters, get a maid outfit from the Halloween costume racks and go as Magenta. Easy!

  49. QUESTION:
    What are some of the best movies in theaters this weekend?
    Me and my boyfriend wanna go see a movie. We already saw "The Woman In Black." I kinda wanna see "The Vow" but I'm not sure he'll wanna see it. So anymore suggestions will be great, but please no children's movies.

    • ANSWER:
      The Vow was actually pretty good. Even for a guy, it sort of touched me. *Sniff sniff
      lol

      Ghost Rider is coming out Friday. That's going to be pretty epic. And Chronicle was actually really good. If you havent seen that, I reccomend it.

  50. QUESTION:
    Will movie theaters use college ID as valid proof of age?
    I want to take my girlfriend to see an R-rated movie this weekend. I don't have a state ID that shows my birthdate on it, but I have my Penn State ID card, and I mean there aren't many 16 year old college students. Would the movie theater accept my school ID as proof of age?

    • ANSWER:


movies in theaters this weekend

Movies In Theaters 2013

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Have you seen any movies in theaters in 2013?
    If so, which one(s) and what did you think.

    I ain't seen no movies in theaters this year. I'm probably gonna see "Django Unchained" later today.

    • ANSWER:
      not yet

  2. QUESTION:
    How long do movies stay in Japanese theaters?
    I'm going to Japan next year sometime in June. There is a new movie coming to Japanese theaters on March 30, 2013. It's a Dragon Ball Z movie and I think it would be awesome to be able to see it while I'm there.

    But if I went in mid to late June, would it still be in theaters? I know it depends on the popularity of something. What's' the least amount of time a movie would be in theaters, and the longest amount of time? Does anyone who has been to Japan know? Is it the same as US? If so, what's it like in the US?

    • ANSWER:
      I think it depends on each theater. There is no general answer.

      And it's too early to answer because it's going to be released in March 2013.

  3. QUESTION:
    should they make a movie out of Night gallery and One step beyond?
    theres currently an outer limits Movie in the works

    matt reeves and leonardo dicaprio are working on a twilight zone movie that hits theatres in 2013

    theres already been movies of tales from the darkside and tales from the crypt

    would you like to see a movie adaption of Rod serling's Night Gallery. and Alcola: One Step Beyond?

    • ANSWER:
      I think it would be a great idea. I used to love watching both of these shows.

  4. QUESTION:
    With the flu epidemic, is it safe to go out in public?
    Tomorrow is my birthday. We were planning to go to (upscale) restaurants for breakfast and dinner, shopping, and the movie theatre.

    Is it safe to spend the entire day in such public places? Will constant hand sanitizer be enough to prevent the flu?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Thanks to the news media, everyone in the United States is hearing about this "flu epidemic". In doing a little research myself, I learned that the term, epidemic, technically means a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease. No one seems to be providing actual numbers as to how many have been sickened by the flu. In a typical flu season, millions of people around the world could be affected. It's just a fact of life.

      With more digging, I learned the following statistic: "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 22,048 flu cases from Sept. 30 through the end of 2012." (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/01/10/flu-season-2012-13-by-the-numbers-how-bad-is-it/) Roughly 22,000 cases over a 3 month period. We easily forget that the current US population (as of July 2011) is approximately 311 million people. With some simple calculations, one can find that the number of people dealing with the flu is less than 1%. (Actual calculation I determined to be was 0.007%.)

      In my opinion, the news media is doing a great job into scaring people to be afraid to go out and live life. There are so many simple things one can do to avoid getting the flu, or any type of respiratory illness. Washing your hands, using hand sanitizer, and avoiding people who are constantly coughing/sneezing are things you can do. If it were me, I'd go out and enjoy the day!

  5. QUESTION:
    Why is Obama acting on gun control now and not in the last 4 years?
    Is it because he knows people are more upset because of the Newton, CT massacre?

    Is it because he planned all along to handle it in his 2nd term when re-election wouldn’t be an issue?

    Is it because he doesn’t really want gun control but knows the public demands it now after the Newton, CT shooting?

    Is it because of congressional and Senate requests and the fact that Harry Reid is more open to gun control now than he was earlier?

    Or some other reason I am not thinking of.

    If it was very important to him then he would have campaigned on it and/or worked on it from 2009 to 2013 including after other shootings in the past 4 years like the movie theatre shooting. I never heard it mentioned in the campaign.

    • ANSWER:
      Obama only addresses the public concern, which is based off of indoctrination from the media, who have been strongly emphasizing the subject lately.

  6. QUESTION:
    Why is naruto shippuden movie 6 subbed a half year away?
    I heard that it's coming out in July 28th so it came out already but it's not going to come out in subbed until April 2013. Can you guess why it's going to take half a year? By april, Naruto shippuden is most likely not even going to be talking about the akasuki anymore or pain. Half a year to sub it.. Any conclusions?

    • ANSWER:
      It came out to theaters on July 28th. It hasn't been released on DVD yet in Japan. Thats why it's in April. We have to wait for it to actually come out, then sub and release it.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is your most anticipated movie coming to the theaters in late 2010 or 2011?
    maybe even 2012 or 2013, if you like to look that far ahead

    • ANSWER:
      Scream 4

  8. QUESTION:
    what exactly is there to do on treasure island in san fransisco?
    My fiance and I are moving to treasure island in about a year so that he can go to school there. I will be working a job supporting us. I need to know:
    1. what is there to do?
    2. are there any store or malls?
    3. is there a movie theater?
    4.is it hot? (i hope not. as we are from cold new england and like cold tempature.)
    5.are there libraries, bookstore, cafes?

    thanks, your answers would be greatly appreciated XD

    • ANSWER:
      It is an entirely new development. Treasure Island was a naval base. The Pentagon only returned it to San Francisco a few years ago.

      The Treasure Island plan approved by the city in 2006 includes the construction of five towers (40 to 60 floors) designed by the "Skidmore, Owings and Merrill" arthitectural firm, 6,000 new homes, a 275 acre park, and shops. A new ferry terminal will connect the island to Downtown San Francisco. However, the first elements won't be completed until 2013. And it won't be completely "done" until 2022.

      In the meantime, low-income residents continue to occupy the old military barracks. However, there's very little in terms of businesses. You'll have to drive across the bridge (or take bus #108) into Downtown San Francisco to do your shopping, go to the movies, or browse a bookstore.

      http://www.sfmta.com/cms/asystem/routedesc.php?rted=108

      The climate is the same as Downtown San Francisco (you can see the skyline from the island). It is often windy and cool. But extreme temperatures are rare. There are a few odd "heat wave" days every year. But other than that, you won't feel the heat.

  9. QUESTION:
    Where do movie theatres buy their posters from?
    I was at the movies today and they had a poster of the superman movie that is coming out in 2013 and was wondering what website they buy all their posters from if there is a website. Any information would be great, thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Those products. the posters and displays, etc, get shipped in from studios/promotion companies as promational products, they do not pay anything for it, it is advertising, the companies pay for it.

      Just like when you go to the docter, and they have all those pens with drug names on them.

  10. QUESTION:
    How long does it usually take for a anime movie to be subbed or dubbed?
    Cause I'm super excited for the new movie " Fairy Tail The Movie: Priestess of the Phoenix " but got really sad cause I don't know Japanese ( YET!! ) and I need to know when it would be subbed or dubbed, but sub comes first :)
    Thank you!!

    • ANSWER:
      Theatrical anime movies aren't subbed until the Japanese DVD/BD release (since fansubbers need to have a video source to work with), and that usually comes 6-9 months after the movie hits theaters. So since the movie started in August, a subtitled release will most likely come at some point in late winter or spring 2013. The DVD/BD release date hasn't been announced yet, so there's no way to know for sure at this point.

      A movie won't be dubbed unless it's licensed, and not all anime movies are licensed. In this case however, Funimation has already announced that they have licensed this movie, so it will be dubbed. However, the dub is going to take a while. They have said absolutely nothing about a release date for it, but if I had to guess, just based on how these things usually go, I wouldn't expect it for 1.5-2 years minimum, very possibly longer.

  11. QUESTION:
    my school will be staging a musical for february 2013. Preferably a musical that will appeal to lots of people?
    I am the president of our theater guild and I actually don't like the two options mentioned above. i was thinking about something people could relate to; like: Bye Bye Birdie. nothing with complicated sets but lots of fun songs and energy. Please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Grease is so overdone. I suggest you do something more recent and fresh. Not to mention it requires a lot of set (you need to built some type of car!) Here are some ideas for you that are fun, but don't require that much set:

      9 to 5- The rights to this show just came out. Its based of of the Dolly Parton movie and a lot of her songs are in this show so its something modern that people would really love to hear. It does require an office set and a bedroom set, but just get a couple of desks and a bed and your good to go! Here's the website for licensing: http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000385

      Shrek- The rights to this JUST came out. People have been waiting forever to do this show because its just so much fun! It does require some set like castles and things, but its shrek so it can be fun and creative and it doesn't require that much set. Though you will need some crazy costumes! Here's the website for licensing http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000372

      Seussical- I've been in this show twice and its so much fun! Its a great one to do at a school and its a real crowd pleaser. Its based off of the books of Doctor Seuss such as The Cat in the Hat and Horton Hears a Who. It is so much fun and really doesn't require that much set. We did it at our High School with a very limited budget. Here is the website for licencing: http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000229

      Footloose- Again another show I have been in. It is so much fun and it features crowd pleasers such as Footloose, Lets hear it for the boy, and Holding out for a hero. It is such a great show! And it really doesn't require that much set. Here is where you can licence it from: http://www.rnh.com/show/38/Footloose

      Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat- I adore this show it has one of the best scores to sing and dance to. It is just so much fun to be in. it pretty much requires no set at all. Its a great one to be in and it really features the ensemble. It does have a lot of male parts, but if your musical is made up of mostly women (like most high schools are) you can just change the brothers to sisters. Here is where you can licence it: http://www.rnh.com/show/57/Joseph-and-the-Amazing-Technicolor-Dreamcoat

      I think Bye Bye Birdie is a great choice as well! I was in that show and it was a blast.Here is where you can licence it from: http://www.tams-witmark.com/musicals/byebirdie.html

      Hope this helps! :)

  12. QUESTION:
    When will the fairy tail movie be released worldwide ?
    I know that the movie came out in theaters in Japan on the 18th, but i curious to know how long it will take to get onto the internet with good quality. When i first heard it was coming out on the 18th i was thinking as if it were just another episode, but now i think i know that it comes out in theaters first over there (in japan) so im not sure how long itll take to go worldwide. Does anyone have any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      It won't be available online until the Japanese DVD/BD release, which hasn't been scheduled yet. The average time it takes for the DVD/BD release of a theatrical anime movie is between 6-9 months from it's start date. So in this case, it will likely be online by late winter or spring 2013.

  13. QUESTION:
    What are some good ideas on raising money and funding?
    Im going on a tour in 2013 and we've only recently started making idea's on good ways to raise money, are there any good idea's any of you can give me?

    We're doing cake sales,
    Triathlon,
    Bag packing
    and many more
    i need some idea's out of the box..

    Thanks..

    • ANSWER:
      You could do:
      - a raffle
      - a movie night, you organise it with the movie theatre and you book the entire theatre out for a cheaper price and sell tickets.
      - ask businesses to give you thinks to auction off on ebay
      - ask local businesses for donations

  14. QUESTION:
    When will we exspect Catching Fire to be in theaters?
    I know hunger games just came out. I've seen it twice! I've also read all the book and I'm just wondering when the next movie is going to come out! If yu haveany information I would love to hear it, and is filming already under way? And do you guys know how much money Hunger Games has made? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I've answered this question about 10 times, so I hope i'm right haha

      It's scheduled to relase on 22 November 2013, and apparently they're beginning shooting sometime in the summer.

      The Hunger Games took 4 million worldwide in its opening weekend and became America's fastest-selling film that isn't a sequel.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is the hunger games movie based only on the 1st book?
    I want to see it in theaters, and I just finished the 1st book. Is the movie only on the first book or all of them?

    • ANSWER:
      It is only the first one. The movie to Catching Fire(2nd book) comes out in November 2013.

  16. QUESTION:
    When is Catching Fire going to be released in theaters?
    I know it was scheduled for November 22, 2013, but will it for sure be delayed since Gary Ross, the director, quit?

    • ANSWER:
      Catching Fire, the second movie in The Hunger Games trilogy, is not due to hit theaters until November 22, 2013

      http://www.chacha.com/question/when-is-catching-fire-the-movie-going-to-be-shown-in-theaters

  17. QUESTION:
    Do you think James Bond skyfall will be out on DVD before Christmas?
    I'm planning on asking my parents for James Bond skyfall on DVD for Christmas. I live in the USA and the movie came out in theaters on November 9th. Do you think it will be available on DVD by Christmas.

    • ANSWER:
      NO

      A date have been set for the release of Skyfall on DVD and Blu-ray and in Macrh 2013.

      Here is the link to the news on it from commanderbond.net

      http://commanderbond.net/16397/skyfall-dvdblueray-due-for-march-2013.html

      For now IF you want Bond stuff for Christmas, ask for the Blu-Ray or DVD of the James Bond 50th box set. Maybe any of these Skyfall soundtrack, James Bond 50th Anniv. soundtrack, Bond On Set: Filming Skyfall by Greg Williams, Bond On Bond: Reflections on 50 years of James Bond Movies by Roger Moore, James Bond: Omnibus Volume 001: Based on the novels that inspired the movies (James Bond Graphic Novels) by Ian Fleming, Jim Laurier, John McLucsky and Jim Lawrence, James Bond: Omnibus Volume 003 and James Bond: Omnibus Volume 004

  18. QUESTION:
    Are they making a second Hunger Games movie?
    Are they making another one? I have read all of the books and I am eager for the second movie. Thankz for the answers.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes,

      Catching Fire is due in theaters November 2013

  19. QUESTION:
    Is Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Road to Ninja coming out in April 2013 everywhere?
    I know it's already come out in Japan, but I'm talking about the subtitled movie. My Japanese isn't so extensive that I'd be able to watch it in Japanese. The only parts I'd probably understand is when Naruto is yelling "Moom!!" Or "Dad!!" Lol.

    • ANSWER:
      Most Naruto movies are subtitled in English around 1 year after their Japanese theater release. Road To Ninja will most likely be subtitled in English in spring 2013. And, the movies are dubbed in English very later than their original releases. Will Of Fire was released in 09, but is only now getting dubbed, So you're looking at about 3 years for it to be dubbed!

      F.Y.I - Japanese with subs are much better than dubs. In dubs, what the characters say is harshly different than their original Japanese speech.

      Can't wait to see Deidara in Road To Ninja!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. QUESTION:
    What could a 17 year old and her mom do in Los Angeles for fun?
    I'm planning on going to LA with my mom for a weekend but I don't know what we would do. We're traveling all the way from New Jersey. This would be in June 2013. HELP! I wanna have fun.

    • ANSWER:
      I hear Girls just wanna have fun. There are literally hundreds of things to do here in LA. Here is my list of “must sees”. Visit as many as you have time for:

      Disneyland: The Happiest Place on Earth. Half a billion visitors can’t be wrong. #1 Destination.
      Universal Studios: A theme park that grew out of a studio tour. #2 Destination.
      Even if you don’t visit Disneyland or Universal Studios Tour, Downtown Disney District and Universal City Walk are very fun places to visit for shopping and eating. And they’re free to visit. If you’re adventurous, try the indoor skydiving (www.iflyhollywood.com). It’s a blast!

      Hollywood: Enjoy the Walk of Fame, Entertainment Museum, Chinese Theatre and more. The Hollywood & Highland complex has lots of shops and restaurants, and the Kodak Theater. The El Capitan theater, right across the street, is where Disney shows their movies. And the Hollywood Bowl is a GREAT place to listen to concerts outdoors.

      Other theme parks include Knott’s Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain, which are both more geared towards the fast-ride teen crowd.

      Olvera Street/Union Station: Olvera Street is the birthplace of LA, and it emphasizes our Mexican heritage. In addition to the Avila Adobe (oldest building in LA), you can eat at some pretty good Mexican Restaurants, do a little shopping, and taste a churro. If you don’t want to go to Tijuana, this is as close as it gets without going there

      Rodeo Drive, 90210: Packed with exclusive shops, full of gawkers. They all came to enjoy the excess. Free, unless you intend to buy something.

      Venice Beach: Here you'll find Muscle Beach, street performers and tacky shops galore. Fun, VERY interesting, but I avoid it after dark, when it gets a little TOO interesting for my taste.

      Santa Monica: Beach and Pier: Great beach scene and a classic seaside amusement park, complete with antique carousel that has been in a lot of TV and movies. After visiting the pier, you can ride a bike south a couple miles to Venice Beach.

      Sunset Boulevard began as a route between the stars' posh neighborhoods and the Hollywood studios. It runs from downtown to the ocean, passing through the "Sunset Strip" on its way.

      Farmers Market and The Grove - A new shopping complex right next to a Los Angeles landmark, It is right next to CBS, so walk across the lot to see if they are taping "The Price is Right".

      Griffith Park - Home of the Los Angeles Zoo, Griffith Park Observatory, Travel Town, the Greek Theatre, and Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage.

      Getty Museum - The Getty's architecture is so beautiful that it keeps me fascinated. No matter whether you like their art, architecture, or view better, the Getty is sure to please. Free.

      Attend a TV taping - You can get free tickets at audiencesunlimited.com, tvtix.com, or see the booth at Universal City walk. It's very interesting to see a show being taped. The most popular, by far, is the Tonight show.

      Places to eat:
      In-N-Out Burger: Multiple locations, best burger in LA, ask anyone.
      Pink’s Hot Dogs: 709 N. La Brea, just north of Melrose. You might even see a celebrity. Maybe.
      Tommy’s Chili Burgers: Look for the shack, an LA tradition. The original location is at Beverly & Rampart, a couple miles west of downtown.
      Canter’s Deli: 419 N. Fairfax, between Beverly & Melrose. Near CBS, you might spot a celebrity.
      Phillippe’s: 1001 N. Alameda. Great roast beef sandwiches. Near Union Station and Olvera Street.
      Tito’s Taco’s: Voted best tacos in LA, even though it’s in Culver City. King Taco is a good alternate if you can deal with East LA.
      The Pantry: Corner of Figueroa and 9th, downtown. Huge portions, they never close, GREAT steak and eggs.
      Medieval Times and/or Pirate’s Dinner Adventure: Dinner and an adventure show, both are on Beach Blvd in Buena Park, you get to eat with your hands.

      Places to Stay:
      Since LA is so spread out, there is no single place that is close to EVERYTHING. Most people who come here tend to stay in Hollywood, Santa Monica, or Anaheim. In Hollywood, I recommend the Orchid Suites, Hollywood Celebrity Hotel, or Hollywood Heights (formerly Holiday Inn Walk of Fame), all near Hollywood and Highland. In Santa Monica, the Holiday Inn Santa Monica is close to the pier and reasonably priced. In Anaheim, I recommend the Howard Johnson (HoJo) Anaheim, and the Candy Cane Inn. There is also a nice place in Burbank called the Best Western Media Center, very close to Warner, NBC, and Universal Studios.

      Places to Shop:
      Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica
      The Grove, Los Angeles
      Americana @ Brand, Glendale
      Beverly Center, Los Angeles
      Citadel Outlets, Commerce
      Brea Mall, Brea
      The Block at Orange, Orange
      South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa
      Fashion Island, Newport Beach
      Santee Alley, Los Angeles

  21. QUESTION:
    How to move from the stage to the camera in Atlanta Georgia?
    I am a serious and committed actress for both theatre and film all though I don't have much on camera experience. I live overseas but ill be coming home for the summer and school year of 2013. I'd really like to step up my game and get an agent. I'm not sure what I need to do first legally and don't exactly know how to get a legit agency. I've taken many workshops and acting courses. I have an unprofessional headshot and resume(that doesn't matter as much) I am a 14 year old caucasian girl. Also I live half an hour away from Atlanta. Thanks in advance. I'm really excited to start my acting career!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Ah, now I see it, you are only 14. Just get as much experience as you can. Are there any movie production companies near Atlanta? If not you will have to go where the work is. Good luck. Don't spend .000 without getting local opinions about your possibilities - maybe ask school drama teacher.

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the alternative rock song that has "sun" in the title 2012 or 2013?
    The title is two words. The second word is sun. It's a catchy newer song that I heard driving on the way to the movie theater earlier... so I didn't have time to write down a lyric to look it up and now I can't find it! I think it talks something about tearing something up tonight... maybe tearing down the house.. I cannot remember but it's driving me crazy. Help? I think it's alternative rock.
    Miley Cyrus is incorrect. It is a male's voice and Miley Cyrus is a mainstream pop artist.

    • ANSWER:
      I can say with a lot of confidence that it's 'Anna Sun' by Walk The Moon!
      It's an awesome song and you should look at the video, very fun music video.
      If you want to discover new bands and songs I made a Facebook Fan Page for people to discover Indie music and new Alt Rock bands.
      Check it out, Like and enjoy!

      http://www.facebook.com/pages/Discover-IndieAlt-Rock-Bands/355484381226238

  23. QUESTION:
    Anyone else think the Percy Jackson movie was an abomination?
    I was so excited to see the movie after reading the book only to find out how terrible it was. The movie was so bad compared to the book its ridiculous. They leave out main characters, main events, change character personalities; just an abomination

    Your thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah..it wasn't good. I was looking forward to it & left the theater disappointed. I still can't believe they're doing another one. I think for Spring of 2013

  24. QUESTION:
    When is the maximum ride movie coming out?
    I heard it was coming out in October 27, 2013, but i want more details on when it's coming out, or if its even coming out thins year, because it's been delayed 2 or 3 times already. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      I thought it was coming out in 2013 also. Buy I searched it on IMDb and it says the release date isn't until January 10, 2014. So we still have a good year until it comes out in theaters.

  25. QUESTION:
    How much does it take when they release a movie/episode?
    I mean, like...for an episode how long do they rehearse? And film? And how long do they wait for the people to release it? Same for the movie, too, please! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on the type of show or movie; and don't forget that there are different phases of making the TV show or film. Pre-production, where the script is written, the roles are cast, and the sets are built; production, when the actual footage is shot; and post-production, when the film or show is edited down to a final product.

      For a TV show, you have to keep in mind that at any given time, they're working on multiple episodes--e.g. on a given day a few are in the process of being written, one is being shot, and one or two are being edited.

      For a typical network sitcom like "How I Met Your Mother," the script takes a few weeks to write. The actors get their scripts on Monday (guest stars are cast a week or two beforehand); they do a "table read" where all the actors read their lines to see how the show flows, what jokes work, and what parts of the script may need tweaking. Rehearsals continue on Tuesday, and the show films on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (shows that have a studio audience, like "Two and a Half Men," film on Thursday or Friday, doing the exact same show twice so that in the editing process, they can choose the better version of each scene from the two takes).

      Then the show is edited, a process that usually takes a week or two. Then the show is ready for air--but of course when it actually gets aired depends on the network's schedule; sometimes it's as early as a few days after it's done editing, sometimes it's a few weeks.

      So basically, on a sitcom, they shoot a new episode every week, but pre-production and post-production take additional time. A show like HIMYM shoots from August to March, taking sizable breaks for holidays.

      Hourlong dramas usually take 7 to 10 working days to rehearse and shoot, but essentially the process is the same.

      With movies, again there's a wide range of projects, differing in scope, budget, and genre, and each take different lengths of time. A low-budget film that's mostly drama and has very little in the way of special effects can take just a couple of weeks to shoot and several weeks to edit, while a big-budget special effects movie like Avatar or The Dark Knight Rises could take years from shooting to release (the new Superman movie was done filming months ago, but won't be in theaters until Summer 2013).

      And when it comes to movies that aren't surefire blockbuster hits, even when they're complete the studio can take its time to release the movie at an appropriate time, taking into consideration the time of year (e.g., horror movies around Halloween time, holiday movies around Christmas, romantic movies around Valentine's day; big-budget blockbusters around the holidays and early summer) as well as possible competition (you don't necessarily want to release your movie on the same weekend that a big movie that everyone wants to see is coming out).

  26. QUESTION:
    Is there a definite release date for Wreck It Ralph on dvd and blu ray?
    Just saw Wreck It Ralph in theaters twice! I am absolutely in love with this movie, and took my 5 year old niece to see it and she loves it too! Tried looking up a dvd/blue ray release date for the movie and came up with a tenative January-March 2013. Is there a more solid release date? My niece's birthday is in March and if the movie will be out before her birthday we want to plan a Wreck It Ralph birthday party for her.

    • ANSWER:
      My boyfriend who works at a movie store says it will definately be out by March. No definate release date however since it is still in theaters. He believes it could be out as soon as early Feb.

  27. QUESTION:
    Do you think arrested development will get continued for a fifth season?
    I know the fourth is coming to netflix in 2013 but do you think that there is the possibility of it being continued for a fifth season?

    • ANSWER:
      Not a fifth season per say - they're planning to do a shortened 4th season and the a movie (which'll be in theatres)

      :)

  28. QUESTION:
    Best ways of getting into the film industry?
    I am extremely passionate about film production the workings of the film industry and am desperate to become involved in it all. I love many aspects of film production, ranging from the editing of a piece, to the direction of one.

    I am currently taking a year out after finishing Sixth Form in July 2012, but would very much like to go to university in September 2013. I would love any great advice on what I can do course-wise which would be beneficial to my ambition, as well as any other recommendations which may not be concerning university, of what I should do about getting into such an industry.

    Any contacts for people whom I could gain even more information would be excellent, especially anyone already in the Industry.

    Many thanks!

    • ANSWER:

      http://www.ehow.com/how_4891348_job-film-industry.html

      1

      Educate yourself. Whether this means reading up on the industry or pursuing a degree is completely up to you. Some jobs may actually value experience, creativity and professionalism over formal training, says the BLS, while others may prefer you to have a degree in film production, communications, or theater arts.

      2

      Enroll in a training program or workshop, such as those offered by the American Film Institute. Though these programs usually charge a fee, you'll learn valuable information about the industry and gain exposure within the film community. If you desire to be in front of the camera, consider participating in community theater, being an extra in a movie or taking acting classes to hone your skills.

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      Attend film conferences to keep up-to-date on the film industry and meet with important members of the film community. Bring business cards and copies of your resume in case an opportunity arises. Don't be shy. You'll be surrounded by potential employers, and meeting others face-to-face can set you apart from the competition.

      4

      Visit local movie theaters and film clubs to find work opportunities. An internship, even unpaid, can give you hands-on experience that may be worth more than a bachelor's degree. Also, think non-traditionally when looking for a starting job: the BLS states that many successful people in the film industry start out working on business, government, documentary or other technical films.

  29. QUESTION:
    what does it mean when a movie premieres in a state?
    I had a question! someone asked whens this movie premiering in our state and they said 2013, but what does that mean? when the movie will be out maybe? lol idk i got confused.

    • ANSWER:
      It means you'll be able to see the movie, in a movie theater, sometime in 2013.

  30. QUESTION:
    Is there going to be a Hunger Games movie?
    I love the series of books Hunger games, so is there going to be a movie? If so what will it be rated and what might the characters be? Also what year will it be in theaters or have previews?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not familair with that but IMDB has info on "The Hunger Games" out in 2013.
      Not sure if it's what u are talking about but read the info in the link!

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1392170/

  31. QUESTION:
    What is Hannah Montana?I heard that it is coming to my country?
    Most peaple I talked to on the phone from America said it was one of the most popular shows for kids ever and they said it ended.How come America get all these tv shows before us.I also heard it is a tv show Wizards of waverly place coming out on disney channel in 2013.I cannot wait.

    • ANSWER:
      Hannah Montana is/was definitely a very popular show over here. It was more focused on a younger demographic (5-12 year olds), but many teens and people in their 20s watched it too as their guilty pleasure. Miley Stewart starts the show as a 12 or 13 year old in about 7th grade. She attends school as a normal person. But she wears a blonde wig and sings/performs as a mega pop star Hannah Montana. No one is able to tell the difference between the two girls. The show follows how she balances her double life. She must focus on her work as a singer, and then try to balance her dad, brother, friends Lily and Oliver, and many boys. It's a cute show. Miley Cyrus (the main actress) can get annoying at times. There was probably around 200 episodes made. I would say they're worth watching just because it's such a sensation.

      As for Wizards of Waverly Place, that is also a cute show. I personally love Selena Gomez (the main character). Basically it's a witty show about a family of wizards who live in New York City. They must hide the magical world from the real world. The family owns a Sandwich shop as a cover. Justin, the oldest son, is an annoyingly intelligent guy. Alex, the only girl and middle child, is a sarcastic rule-breaking rebel ( as rebellious as Disney Channel will allow). Max, the youngest boy, is just kind of out of it; he's not very bright. Only one child in the family can obtain the wizarding powers after their training is done and they engage in the Wizard Competition. Their father is the magical one in the family, but he gave up his powers to his brother after winning his competition because he fell in love with the mom on the show, and wizards can't marry mortals and keep their powers too. I like this show, but it's very unrealistic (regardless of the magical aspect). But Selena Gomez is much better than Miley Cyrus.

      Hannah Montana ended back in February, and Wizards is on it's last season. It will end with it's second full length movie. So don't forget to watch both of those. Also there is a Hannah Montana movie that come out in theaters (unlike the Wizards movies that only aired on Disney Channel).

      Enjoy!

  32. QUESTION:
    Is it weird that all the 2012 stuff freaks me out?
    It creeps me out, I've done my own research and am pretty sure this is not going to be a year different from any other(except its the year I graduate). I can't even watch the previews for the new movie 2012 (I turn the TV every time they come on). Am I weird or just paranoid?

    • ANSWER:
      I feel the same way about the movie trailer. I just can't watch it. I swear if it comes on while I am in the theater I will start to shout at the screen (and get thrown out again).

      You are clever enough to figure out that the 2012 hype is all just crap. Good for you!

      Take a look at 2012hoax.org if you still have any doubts. Don't worry, no one will try to sell you anything.

      What is up with people trying to sell you TVs on a website that is telling you the world will end? I bet they even offer delayed financing with no payments until 2013!

  33. QUESTION:
    What date does the movie "42" come out in theatres?
    I know it's some time in April of 2013, but I'm not sure of the exact date. Does anyone else know?

    • ANSWER:
      it is scheduled to be released on April 12th.

  34. QUESTION:
    When does the Naruto movie Road to Ninja come out subbed?
    It just came out in theaters in Japan a little while ago, but as I don't live in Japan or speak fluent Japanese, I have to wait for subtitles on the internet. WHEN DOES A FULL SUBBED VERSION COME OUT?!

    • ANSWER:
      April 2013

  35. QUESTION:
    when is maximum ride coming out in theaters?
    i love the book series and can't wait for the movie 2 come out. Does anyone know when it comes to theaters?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably in 2013. They were going to release it this year but the old directer, Cathrine Harnrick(She directed Twilight) wanted a new script but she also got fired. And JP said he wanted new, undiscovered actors. It was supposed to be in production this year but obviously got slowed down. About the trailer, there is no official one yet (They don't even have a cast). All of them are fan made. But there is a trailer for Fang the book.

  36. QUESTION:
    When does the movie monster inc 2 come out?
    When does the movie monster inc 2 come out? Does it come out first on theaters or DVD?

    • ANSWER:
      It is a prequel called Monsters University and it comes out on June 21st 2013 in theaters

  37. QUESTION:
    What crafting, home decor, and/or fashion magazines can I subscribe to from the USA?
    I'm looking for inspirational crafting, home decor, and/or fashion magazines that will ship to the USA. I found a magazine called Frankie, but it's only available in Australia as far as I could see. Google searches didn't bring up anything that fit what I need. The magazines I do NOT want: sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, quilting.

    I plan on reading these magazines and cutting them up after I've finished them, all to add these inspirational images and articles to an inspiration board, and turn the remainder into envelopes for snail mail.

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  38. QUESTION:
    Are there any plans to make " American Idiot" into a movie?
    I'm the biggest Green Day fan there is, and I never got the chance to see the musical in person. I know that the musical is still showing, but I is on your, and it doesn't come to where I live. The closest it will come is about 300 miles away. So are they still planning on making it into a movie? I know that they had originally planned to release the movie in 2013. Thanks guys!!

    • ANSWER:
      It has recently been announced that there is an American Idiot movie in the works set to be released in 2014, but the general public doesn’t know much about it at this point. It has however, been rumored that the part of Saint Jimmy will be played by the lead singer for Green Day, and there are also rumors that the other two band members will have cameos! How cool is that? I’m completely stoked for this movie, but at the same time I think that it’s a little too soon to make a movie out of a musical that is still playing in professional theaters................

      http://whiteandnerdyreviews.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/musicals-that-need-to-be-movies.html

  39. QUESTION:
    does anyone have the movie Beautiful Creatures?
    I want to get the movie and I kept looking if anyone has the movie download?

    • ANSWER:
      Do you mean the new movie that hasn't even been released in theaters yet? That's coming out in theaters Feb. 13, 2013? You aren't going to find it yet. Read the novel by Kami Garcia in the meantime.

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1559547/

      If you're referring to the older movie by the same title, then check your local library.

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0221889/

  40. QUESTION:
    Is TNA showing their Pay-Per View 2013 Lock down at the movies?
    The TNA Wrestling Lock Down Event will it be shown at the movie theatres?

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    How old do i have to be to work at a movie theater in NY?
    Jamaica multiplex and i am 15 and will be 16 on april 2013

    • ANSWER:
      16

  42. QUESTION:
    How do I catch Keldeo in American version of Pokemon Black/White?
    So Keldeo was officially revealed on February 15th. Does this mean the event on how to catch it is available now? If anyone knows, any help at all would be great. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      No, currently there is no way to get Keldeo. The event is not active yet. Those types of events are movie theater events in Japan and they get activated around the time of the movie. For Japan, they usually activate some of those events like a month or 2 before but because they're movie theater events and only Japanese-bought games can receive them you wouldn't be able to download them. However the U.S. typically releases that kind of event that Keldeo is around the time the U.S. Cartoon Network debuts the movie in the U.S since the U.S. doesn't typically put Pokémon movies in the movie theaters anymore which is why they usually give those distributions to either Toys 'R' Us or Gamestop. The U.S. should get the movie around the Winter time of this year. They aired last year's movie in December so it'll be between December of this year and February of 2013.

  43. QUESTION:
    How soon should i arrive to get in line for the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises?
    I live in chicago and i just bought tickets for the midnight premiere of the dark knight. Its a really big theatre downtown which is going to have 8 auditoriums playing the movie. About how early should i get there? i DONT want to sit anywhere in the first front rows. I was thinking maybe gettign there 2 hours early?

    also how soon could i pickup my tickets? i bought them through fandango

    • ANSWER:
      If you pre-ordered or pre-purchased your tickets and seat, you don't need to arrive very early. Just arrive 30 minutes before the film so you can catch the trailers. I heard they will show the teaser for Man of Steel (Superman) showing in 2013.

  44. QUESTION:
    *The Hobbit Spoiler* I found out a little detail, how ruined is the movie now?
    Alright, so I was reading a list of the hot movies predicted for 2013, and I saw The Hobbit on it, apparently it was the new one, and I accidentally read a spoiler about a dragon in the end and something bad happening to Bilbo? How ruined is the movie for me now? I am planning on seeing it in the theaters sooner or later.

    • ANSWER:
      Ive read the hobbit many times and the movie is just fantastic. The dragon is not even in the end of this movie, they are making three of them so its probably going to be in the last one.

  45. QUESTION:
    What movies are coming out in December?
    to the theatre, aside from the new Narnia and Tron...I mean funny movies/comedy romance ones.

    I have a movie pass and am not interested in seeing Harry Potter.

    • ANSWER:
      Heres a looking to my foreseeable future:

      The Black Swan - December 1st
      The Tourist- December 10th
      Thor - May 6th, 2011
      Pirates of the Caribbean 4- May 20 2011
      X-Men: First Class- June 3, 2011
      Green Lantern - June 17, 2011
      Captain America - July 22, 2011
      Sherlock Holmes 2 - December 16, 2011
      Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengence - February 17, 2012
      The Avengers - May 4, 2012
      Men in Black 3 - May 25h 2012
      Spider-Man - July 3, 2012
      The Dark Knight Rises - July 20, 2012
      Iron Man 3- May 13 2013

  46. QUESTION:
    What would Spencer Hastings want for christmas?
    Hey, guys, so for a summer assignment my teachers are giving us the optive of writing a story that is already based off of a book series. I chose Pretty Little Liars, but am just sticking it to Spencer's point of view. So, it's going to be set during Christmas and that is what I am stuck on. What would they want for Christmas???? I already have a smidge twist to it, but am really just stuck on that! So, what do you think they would want? Thank You!

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on what price range you have in mind and who is giving the present.

      I think in general she would enjoy a nice edition of a classic book (Agatha Christie comes to mind, to stay in the style of the PLL story line and hint at the Queen of suspense thrillers; or something like Oliver Twist, Animal Farm, anything regarded as "good" literature)
      or a movie, that is regarded as a classic - I am thinking Breakfast at Tiffany's here, Casablanca, and thinks alike...

      If it should be something bigger, you could go for an event ticket.
      As the Hastings are kind of the family that likes to present themselves in a classy, well educated way, I am sure they visited their fair share of concerts, Musicals, Operas...
      You could check out Events in Philadelphia - as Rosewood is fictional and only Pennsylvania is given, I would pretend it is close to Philadelphia to get a wider selection of events.
      Since I don't know if you are looking at Christmas 2011 or the coming one I think it is better you check yourself extensively what might be an appropriate event. (and usually it is fine to get the tickets few month in advance, so no problem if it is not happening in January...) Just something I have in mind:

      For Example: she could get tickets for the Ballet: A Midsummer Night's Dream shows from March 7–17, 2013 at the Academy of Music. http://www.paballet.org/

      you can easily check here http://www.theatermania.com/philadelphia-theater/shows/
      and just need to check the dates of the shows if they fit in your time frame (you will see it as soon as you click it)
      The Winter's Tale sound very "Hastings" http://www.theatermania.com/philadelphia-theater/shows/the-winters-tale_192627/
      I think Catch me if you can would also suit her: http://www.theatermania.com/philadelphia-theater/shows/catch-me-if-you-can_191087/
      Or Annie http://www.theatermania.com/philadelphia-theater/shows/annie-jr_192584/

      And if all of this does not work for you: A handbag. I think the fashion item Spencer favors most ;-)

  47. QUESTION:
    Why is the upcoming movie 'Maleficent', starring Angelina Jolie, only coming out in 2014?
    I've been following about this new project since the beginning. According to Wikipedia, it began filming on June 18th of this year. Now that six months have passed, shouldn't they be done by now? Why can't the movie come out now, in the beginning of 2013? A Hollywood film usually takes 3-6 months to make. I don't see why we have to wait 1 more year and 3 months to come to theaters. Can someone explain it to me? Oh, and please don't post anything like "The movie is never gonna come out 'cause we'll be already dead and blah-blah-blah-blah..." I mean, seriously!

    • ANSWER:
      A Hollywood film usually takes 3-6 months just to edit it, most of the Hollywood films take 12-18 months, some takes longer, some not. It all depends on the complexity of the movie itself and it's scenes...

  48. QUESTION:
    Age for staying in a hotel room?
    I just bought tickets for a concert in the Staples Center for 2013. My cousin and I are going together and by then we'll both be 15. We wanted to stay in a hotel for the night of the concert, but I wasn't sure if you have to be a certain age to stay in a hotel without an adult?

    • ANSWER:
      In LA you need to be 18 or 21, depending on the motel/hotel. They check ID, and there is a contract to sign, which a minor can't do. They want the parent there to supervise, not just pay over the phone. If you go with an older sibling between 18 and 20, be sure to double check that the motel/hotel will accept 18 to 20's at that specific time, as some change their policies during the year, like bumping the age up to 21 during busy and prom seasons.

      What about a parent/sibling taking you and having a night out on the town, like across the street at LA Live. There is a movie theatre, Nokia theatre (concerts and acts), Nokia club (smaller venue), restaurants, etc. You have lots of time to do whatever you need to (chores, etc) for your parent to go along with the plan.

      Good luck!

  49. QUESTION:
    Why do movie theatres still use old projectors with film?
    Well we are in the new era so why not digital projectors? I know there are digital ones but not very much ones out yet

    • ANSWER:
      It's merely taking time for the multiplexes to acquire and install digital projectors. The digital projectors in theaters aren't the little briefcase-sized ones used for company presentations or home theaters; they're large machines the size of refrigerators, many of them capable of projecting four times the number of pixels of HDTVs, and they cost tens of thousands of dollars each. They also require an upgrade to the screen; so the total cost of upgrading a single theater is about ,000.

      So to go from a standard that was used by EVERY theater for practically a century and completely convert over to a new one is a process that has been (and is going to) take a lot of time. Of the roughly 36,000 cinema screens in the U.S., about 16,000 have converted to digital as of 2010, with a plan to have 20,000 converted by 2013 as part of a billion-dollar project initiated in 2009.

  50. QUESTION:
    Any anime movies being released in 2011 in theaters?
    Doesn't matter if they're live action or not.
    I know there was the Gantz one that came out in January, and another that's coming in April, but are there any others?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I know Akira is going to be a live action but I'm not sure if it's going to be this year or not. Then Death Note and Battle Angel but I'm not sure if those are coming out this year. Most of the live action anime movies are set to come on in the year 2012 or 2013.


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Movies In Theaters For Kids Now Playing

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Has anyone seen the movie monsters vs aliens?
    I'm thinking of taking my 4 yr old daughter to see a movie tomorrow in theatres. The only kids movie playing right now is monsters vs aliens. Has anyone seen this and is it a good movie for a younger child?

    • ANSWER:
      Saw it earlier today with my 2 1/2 year old. I thought it was fairly entertaining and those around me at your daughters age seemed to have a good time with it. I didn't notice any real uncomfortable situations that may cause a conversation to incur before you or her is ready for it. If you can afford it, go for it.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can someone tell me what the hell happened to the arcade business?
    I'm 29. When I was a young kid in the early 1990's, I can remember there being arcades in all the malls and movie theaters. I used to play the Mortal Kombat game with all my friends all the time when we went to the mall. I really do miss those days. What the hell happened to all the arcades?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah i miss those days when I used to kick my friends asses at street fighter...I guess people are just too lazy to get out of the house.

  3. QUESTION:
    How old should your kid be before you take him to the movies?
    Oh my god I HATE when people bring their newborns or babies to the movie theater! I mean I understand .. Ok ... If its a kiddy movie. Fine. But when I'm trying to watch Transformers or Iron man, movies with loud explosions, or something like that its really annoying when I have Junior screaming next to me and the parents dont step out.

    How old should your kid be when you decide to take him in a theater?

    • ANSWER:
      I totally get what you are saying. It doesn't bother me so much when people bring their babies into a movie, but the fact that they aren't prepared to leave it when the child starts crying is rude and selfish. I also have it when people have toddlers or little kids in movies that are just terribly inappropriate for them to be viewing. It ruins the whole movie for me, because in the back of my head all I can think is "that little kid should NOT being seeing this!" I also hate when kids are talking through a movie and no one makes them be quiet, or the obnoxious kids that run around in the theater while the parents sit and watch the movie and ignore them.

      I think it is okay to take a baby to a movie so long as you are ready to walk out if the baby starts to cry. When it comes to toddlers/preschoolers we have a "Movie Test" in our house: When we watch movies at home we make the room as much like the theater as possible; we darken the room, make some popcorn and all sit on the couch together. If the kid gets too rowdy, or wants to get up and do other things, the movie gets turned off. There's no movies running and everyone is playing with other toys. When the kid is old enough to sit quietly and watch a movie from beginning to end without running off, then they are old enough to try it at the theater...but we are still prepared to leave the theater if they are not behaving themselves.

  4. QUESTION:
    What movie should I take my daughter to see?
    She is 5, and it is her first time seeing a movie in the movie theater. I am a little worried that the movies will be inappropriat so, what G-rated or PG-rated movie should I take her to see? I need some help.

    -- Concerned Mother,
    Sarah H.

    • ANSWER:
      Up
      It's Disney so you know it will be appropriate and it's 3D so she will get a kick out of the cool glasses

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1049413/

      If she saw the fist Night at the Museum, the sequel is now in theaters. Note that it's PG, but funny for adults too!

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1078912/

      Those are really the only kid's movies playing right now. But I would check with your local theater to see if they have a kids summer program. Most theaters offer free kids movies during the summer. You may have more options too.

  5. QUESTION:
    How do I get into acting when I live on a small island with nothing like that?
    I live on a small island called San Juan Island in a town called Friday Harbor and they don't have anything like that. No big shopping malls. A tiny movie theater that only plays like 2 or 3 movies tops. No one knows for my secret love of acting and I don't know how I would get into acting! Does anybody know how I could get into an acting career. I am a kid so I can't like...you know go very far by myself adn all that...I am almost 12...but I look older for my age. So does anyone have any ideas? Because I really love acting and being someone different than who I am sometimes is kind of nice because its almost like seeing from their point of view! All help appreciated! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      A good idea would be to start a theatre group yourself, performing in your garage or someplace. Find other kids who are interested in theatre, and put up a show together. Another possibility is to ask your school if they would be interested in starting a theatre program, either during school or after school. Otherwise, I would suggest sticking it out until college (a sucky thought, I know), and then going to a very strong theatre school.

      Also, if your school has a talent show, get involved in that! It's great fun, especially for someone your age, and it can help you build a resume.

      The biggest part is don't stress about it. Yes, it can seem like the only thing in the world (believe me, I eat, sleep, and breathe theatre), but you should still do other things. Get involved in scouting or something, and see if you can't tie that into theatre (I know that Girl Scouting has several theatre badges that will help you get to know the biz better).

      I hope this helps, and certainly don't ever give up on your dream of being an actor. It's one of the best things you can do for yourself.

  6. QUESTION:
    Does anybody have suggestions for a drive in movie theme parade float?
    Hello, My daughters school is having a float in a parade. The theme of the float is a drive in movie theater. Does anybody have any ideas for a movie screen and how to set up a VCR to have a movie playing during the parade?

    • ANSWER:
      A king size white bed sheet stretched on a wooden frame would work, but I wouldn't even bother with a movie. If I was directing this task I'd have kids in clothing appropriate to a past decade. I'd have a sham snack stand, I'd dress some kids as typical characters, one used to see in Drivein B type movies. Have lots of popcorn to throw, have music playing from the scene.

      Yep I'd make that entire thing to look similar to "Grease"

      Rev. Steven

  7. QUESTION:
    what are some games i can play in the movie theater Party room?
    K,So my sisters Birthday is in a week or so. and were going to rent the party room at the movie theater , Were going to be there for an hour or so, and she needs a couple ideas for games. Shes turning 10 And has about 11 kids coming to her birthday.

    • ANSWER:
      You could play Who Am I and have the guests give clues about famous movie stars. Play charades. You could see who can catch a piece of popcorn in their mouth first.

  8. QUESTION:
    What is the easiest way to start a riot at the movie theaters?
    Last time my friend yelled fire but was kidding and people were going chaotic trampling anyone in their way and screaming really loud

    • ANSWER:
      If you are planning to start a riot, don't. This might cause you some BIG problems.

      But, the easiest way to start a riot is mainly
      A) do what your friend did
      B) talk REALLY loud during the movie or play loud music! Someone might get angry and then everyone might go "shhh!!" Or "stop talking". Everyone will then get involve and so will the staff.

      I recommend not to start a riot though. Be a good citizen and watch the movie and respect other! Hope this helps!!! :))

  9. QUESTION:
    How to rise back out of the friend zone with girl?
    I APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE FOR HOW LONG THIS IS. ITS MORE IMPORTANT TO ME THAN ANYTHING IN THE PAST 4 YEARS OF MY LIFE.
    So this girl and I had a pretty good relationship (but not boyfriend and girlfriend) this past semester.
    Consider the following:
    We have a lot in common. We both keep in shape, hate winter, are both relatively quiet people compared to most college kids, like a lot of the same movies and TV shows, we were both "losers" in high school, and unfortunately both of us have serious self-esteem problems. Where we really differ is how hard we are on ourselves when we mess up. I am almost completely unforgiving of myself, while she forgives herself for her own mistakes rather easily.
    Things were going very well for awhile. That is until 5 weeks after our first kiss, at which point I got really drunk at a party with her and acted like an idiot. I went to detox and called my close friend over the phone who went with me. He told me out of everyone there with me (7 other people), she was the most concerned, followed by him. She apparently was in tears before I was taken off to detox, and that he was damn close to that. The following day I texted her asking her if we could talk. She ran up to me and hugged me and then we talked about it. I said there was absolutely no excuse for my actions and that she doesn't deserve any of what I put her through. She said she forgave me and that we were okay. That same night she was asked to go out to a party, but instead she stayed with me and we cuddled and watched a movie. I told her she was on my mind all day at detox, which she was. I wasn't crying in detox because I was in detox. I was crying because I had the strong belief that I let her down and that it was over between us (didn't tell her that part though).
    All was going well for the next 2 weeks. We went to a very nice movie theater and I bought her her favorite chocolate for X-mas. She got me some goodies too of course. The day before X-mas break we talked about something important. Defining the relationship. I said I still liked her, and she said she still liked me. We slept in the same bed. I told her she could have slept in her own room if she wanted to, but she said she liked where she was. I asked her why and she said b/c of the other person in it.
    Over Xmas break I was supposed to pick her up from her house and take her to a play. I got lost on the way to her house and was an hour late, and completely flustered and nervous by the time I got there (because I was late). Being so hard on myself, I was overly apologetic and I brought up that this is the 3rd time I've let her down, so I would understand if she wanted to end our dating relationship. I was just ripping on myself in front of her on what a bad date I am. She told me that she would just like to be friends, but not because of me being late or messing up in the past. She said we could have done something else fun instead, but that I was too damn pessimistic to realize that. She said I'm a good person and that she still wants to hang out with me, as friends. She told me I don't love myself at all, to a point where she can't like me as more than a friend. That for others to love you, you have to love yourself. And that I need time to do that. I told her she was right (which she is), and that a change is necessary for my own sake. She said twice that she would reconsider me as a romantic interest if I learned to do that (which I still haven't 2 weeks later). Anyways we are going snow tubing/sledding 1 week from today. Any suggestions on what to say or do (or not to say or do) in the coming months of college to make a "comeback" from the friend zone? I care about her a whole lot and I want her to be happy. She obviously cares about me or she would have just said "screw you I don't want to see you again you are not worth my time." She's the coolest girl I've ever met. She's not at all like a lot of the single college girls I've met (obnoxious whores). I've apologized enough times so none of that. I want to ask "Is there anything you said in the car with me that you want to take back?" or "Did you mean all of what you said in the car?" I mean after all I was holding back tears, so she could have just been saying things to try to keep me from crying.
    Hey Kenneth, aka wisea*s, I said this particular event(s) is more important to me than anything in the past 4 years of my life. Never said I've known her that long. In fact, I've only known her for 4 months. Of course I am going to date other women in the meantime, but this one really stood out among the pack, and not necessarily because of just looks either.

    • ANSWER:
      Oh My Goodness, Calm down. You are really a THINKER. Has it ac cured to you that you might just be over-thinking everything? You said it yourself, "she obviously cares about me". Your friend is right, if you love yourself then others will find it easy to love you too. You need to do some positive affirmations in the mirror and be very thankful and grateful for who you are and what you have. True friends are very rare. We have a lot of people in our lives who claim to be our friends but are merely passing thru to deliver lessons. Thank your friend for being honest with you and ask her to help you improve your character, you might end up with a connection.

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the National Guard advertisement's song?
    I was in a movie theater, and one of the coming attraction things was a National Guard advertisement. A song was playing the entire time, and I don't know what it is. It is neither the Three Doors Down song nor the Kid Rock song. It sounded like a classical song, but I think it was in English. It was mostly just a choir singing. It reminded me a lot of O Fortuna by Carl Orff.

    • ANSWER:
      The song is entitled, "National Guard - CALL OF THE WARRIOR" and is a new orchestral (action) piece written by composer Mike Brassell specifically for the National Guard music video, "At This Moment". It is performed in both Latin and English.

      Song Title: "NATIONAL GUARD - CALL OF THE WARRIOR"
      Song Written and Produced by: Mike Brassell, Highly Orchestrated Music Publishing, Inc. (www.MikeBrassell.com).

      Lyrics:

      Warrior the Ethos
      Code of the Bellator (Warrior)
      A hero will rise

      Mos bellatoris (Code of the Warrior)
      Ego primus omnium munus (I will always place the mission first)
      Ego numquam cladem accipiam (I will never accept defeat)
      I will live by this credo
      I will protect the U.S. and I will fight to liberate all!

      Numquam Deseram (Never quit)
      Numquam commilitionem collapsum relinquam
      (Never leave a fallen comrade)
      I will never leave him!

      I will live by this credo
      I will protect the U.S. and I will fight to liberate
      I will fight wherever called!

      I will always place the mission first
      I will never ever accept defeat
      I will never quit, I never will
      I will never leave a fallen comrade

      Fiducia Officium (Loyalty, Duty)
      Virtus Honor Veneratio (Personal Courage, Honor, Respect)
      I am an American Soldier
      Stipendium ante ingenium (Service before Self)
      I fight for one and all!

  11. QUESTION:
    Can you ask a theater to play a movie that they recently stopped playing?
    I was wondering if you can petition or do something to have the theater in your area bring back, get, play again..a movie that stopped showing a day or two ago..? My area isn't playing Pixar's movie Up, really wanted to take my daughter to her first theater movie and it be Up. I've sent about 5 requests to the theater asking that they bring it back..what do you know about this? Does it ever work?

    • ANSWER:
      I've never heard of anything like it, but at my local theatre it brought back Kung Fu Panda,Strangely and some other films that had already left mostly kids/family films. So I don't Know maybe. But if you're really desperate for that to be the film than try going to a bigger city with many Cinemas and find an 18 movie one for sure they will have it

  12. QUESTION:
    What part of A Raisin in the Sun would be good for a monlogue?
    also has it ever been in the movie theatre or is it just a play for the theatre?

    • ANSWER:
      A Raisin in the Sun
      Play written by: Lorraine Hansberry

      Beneatha: Me?... Me?... Me, I'm nothing... Me. When I was very small... we used to take our sleds out in the wintertime and the only hills we had were the ice-covered stone steps of some house down the street. And we used to fill them in with snow and make them smooth and slide down them all day... and it was very dangerous you know... far too steep... and sure enough one day a kid named Rufus came down too fast and hit the sidewalk... and we saw his face just split open right there in front of us. And I remember standing there looking at his bloody open face thinking that was the end of Rufus. But the ambulance came and they took him to the hospital and they fixed the broken bones and they sewed it all up... and the next time I saw Rufus he just had a little line down the middile of his face... I never got over that. * That that was what one person could do for another, fix him up--- sew up the problem , make him all right again. That was the most marvelous thing in the world... I wanted to do that. I always thought it was the one concrete thing in the world that a human being could do. Fix up the sick, you know--- and make them whole again. This was truly being God. * No--- I wanted to cure. It used to be so important to me. I wanted to cure. It used to matter. I used to care. I mean about people and how their bodies hurt...

      *=other persons line

      yup its a movie and it got really good reviews. 1961

  13. QUESTION:
    What does it takes to make a boring movie theater become an attraction?
    What could make a theater worth going to besides what's being played? What would it take to make the viewers comfortable staying there and enjoying themselves? What kind of atmosphere would viewers settle with and dissapprove of?
    (Cash isn't a useful answer.)

    • ANSWER:
      The movie theatre needs to be special and different. It needs to be very clean and organized. The staff needs to be attentive, helpful, outgoing, and friendly. The seats in the theatre need to be comfortable, large, and clean. The floors should not be stick. The atmosphere needs to be incredible. You should go for an old Hollywood glamour theme. Imagine what theatres were like back then and reinvent that idea. Put the flashing, vertical sign on the outside. You need to make it beautiful inside. On the floor and walls you should have famous movie qoutes, such as, "May the force be with you" or "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." You should have the staff dressed in very nice outfits. The theatre needs to also be large and fit the right amount of people. Make sure there is stadium seating. Have benches and tables all over the lobby and have a really nice arcade for the kids. Don't make it overly junky with a bunch of posters. Just make it beautiful and people will come. Try not to make the tickets or concession stands items too expensive if you can. That would turn people off. Good luck!

  14. QUESTION:
    What's a fun and creative group activity for high school theatre kids?
    I wanted to plan some activities and hang outs with my theatre troupe.
    I don't really know what to do. I don't want to have boring activities like going to the mall I want something cool and creative, and I want it to be affordable for everyone. Like a flash mob. I don't know.
    What do you guys think?

    • ANSWER:
      Play Teen Charades, with inappropriate stuff, like kissing, sex, stripping, shopping, and teen stuff. also play truth or dare, and have a kissing fest. watch a movie, and pole dance! it is really fun, just try it! you'll love it!

  15. QUESTION:
    Are there any good movies playing in theaters?
    I want to take my kids to the movies this weekend.They are 4 and 3.
    Okay anything other themn marley and me.To many of you suggested that one.

    • ANSWER:
      I see that one poster recommended "Marley & Me", I would have to disagree. *SPOILER ALERT* They put the dog to sleep at the end, so unless you want to explain that to your kids, you might want to wait until they are older.

      I took my daughter (who's 6) to see "Bolt" and she loved it. Not too scary and just enough humor to keep my occupied. We also saw "Tale of Despereaux" which she loved, but be warned: it has a few scary moments involving skulls, rats, & a dungeon.

      I've heard that "Bedtime Stories" is cute, but it might be geared to children older then yours.

      If all else fails, consider renting some classic kids movies from the library (hey, its free) and having a movie night in.

  16. QUESTION:
    What was the movie called that came out at least 40 years ago, where the man buries his wife alive......... a?
    He buries her in a lot across the street from their house. Some kids that were playing ended up hearing her cry for help. The movie freaked me out as a kid! Anyone know the name of the movie?

    • ANSWER:
      40 years ago it would be "The Screaming Woman" (1972)
      but it's a man who hears her. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067721/

      Remade as a episode of "The Ray Bradbury Theater" (1986) with a young girl (Drew Barrymore) hearing her.

      Based on A Ray Bradbury short story.

      Ask Us Web is lame.

  17. QUESTION:
    Where are the best places to take little kids in Sarasota Florida ?
    We will be on vacation in Sarasota in April what apart from the beach is there that little kids (ages 2 & 4) would like to do. We have been to the water fountain at Island Park on the bay. Someone mentioned Potter Park - what is there ?

    • ANSWER:
      The Jungle Gardens of Sarasota. Mostly gardens littered with flamingos and parrots, but also has a petting zoo, play area and some small shows displaying birds of prey and alligators and other lizards.

      http://www.sarasotajunglegardens.com

      Bishop Planetarium and South Florida Museum. Located in Bradenton, Sarasota's neighbor. It has a manatee area, museum, play area, et cetera, along with the planetarium.

      http://www.southfloridamuseum.org

      Adventure Island. Branching out a bit. This is a water park in Tampa. Lot's of fun water slides, lagoon, play areas, waterfalls, game arcades, et cetera.

      http://www.adventureisland.com

      Busch Gardens Tampa. An adventure park featuring many African animals. Lots of rides, roller coasters, shows and gardens.

      http://www.buschgardens.com/bgt

      Florida Aquarium in Saint Petersburg. An aquarium featuring Florida's aquatic life, animals and birds. There's a live sting ray tank where you can touch one (safe).

      http://www.flaquarium.org

      Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa. A museum that offers walking trails, butterfly gardens, information about Florida and its plants and animals, and games and interactive learning about the solar system. Also features the IMAX theater with movies on sea life, Alaska and rain forests.

      http://www.mosi.org

      You could also catch a Tampa Bay Ray baseball game, too. Tickets a VERY cheap compared to other ballparks and there are some other activities inside the dome including a live touch ray tank... again. The Trop is in downtown Saint Petersburg.

      http://tampabay.rays.mlb.com/tb/ballpark

      (Tampa and Saint Petersburg is an hour or less from Sarasota.)

      Enjoy your trip!

  18. QUESTION:
    What REAL job can a 13 year old get in California?
    I want a summer job for the summer, and I wonder where I could get a real job, as in like not babysitting or anything. Can I like tear up movie tickets in a movie theatre or what?

    • ANSWER:
      14 is the minimum age to get a CA work permit, unfortunately you cannot get a job, unless it's in the entertainment industry, until you are 14. And it is very difficult for kids under 16 to find jobs, in fact, it's very difficult for adults to find jobs right now. CA has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country!

      Work permit info http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ct/we/wpfaq.asp
      Work hours info http://www.svusd.k12.ca.us/guidance/workpermit.htm

      Speak to your parents and ask for ideas. Maybe you have a neighbor who needs someone to entertain or tutor their child while they are busy working in the house. My son started doing that when he was about 12, teaching video games and tutoring a younger child. A parent was there during the time, getting housework and business done. Do you play an instrument? Maybe you can teach a younger child some beginning lessons. It's hard to find music teachers who aren't overly serious, and some parents just want their child to get a little experience, but not have to practice an hour or two a night.

      Good luck!

  19. QUESTION:
    What is a website that plays movies before they are out on DVD?
    When my kids go over to their moms house, they are able to watch movies that just came out in the theaters, on her boyfriends laptop. They said that he just pulls up a website and can play any movie he wants. They saw 'How To Train Your Dragon' and 'The Karate Kid' when they just got into the theaters.
    you could list the sites and hopefully i can see your reply before is deleted.

    • ANSWER:
      My dad said that he uses http://www.movie2k.com/ but i don't know if it works or not. You should try it and see.

  20. QUESTION:
    Good movies playing in theatres for 14 year olds?
    Im bringing my 14 year old son and his friend to a movie in theatres, what are some good ones playing for them?

    • ANSWER:
      How about "The Great Debaters"? It stars Denzel Washington who plays a professor from a college in the South. It is about black college students from the 1930s who end up debating with Harvard students during the time of "separate but equal" schools. There is a lot of racism in that era which is disturbing but the college students show how far they can go despite the oppression. I only watched the coming attractions on TV but that seems to be what it's about. I also read a little bit on the internet too. It is based on a true story. I have a 14 yo and 16 yo. I already told them that we are going to see that over the holidays. I don't think it starts until Christmas though. When are you going out to the movies?

      http://www.thegreatdebatersmovie.com/

      I like my kids to watch movies that depict youth rising above their difficult circumstances to fulfill their dreams.

  21. QUESTION:
    What should I do about girls who put their feet up on the seats near my head at the movies?
    I'm there to watch the movie not their feet, one even had her foot stretched out on my arm rest!

    I feel like doing something if it happens again, any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Tattle! Tell the people who work there. There's usually some lazy kid who works at the movie theatre, sitting on the floor by the doors playing on his ipod. Give him something to do :)

  22. QUESTION:
    What else should i do at my 14th birthday party?
    Im going to have 7 of my friends come to my house after school and stay over night. We will play truth or dare, watch movies in my home theater, and play other games. Maybe have a water balloon fight (do you think that's to much of a little kid thing?) We will have sno cones, and smoothies. My mom is making me a peace sign cake that is kinda my theme for the party. What else should i do for my party. I live in the country and have no yard.

    • ANSWER:
      You could all have make-over's and do each others hair, paint each others nails, take pictures together, talk until you get tired and fall asleep, the game "would you rather..."
      Anything you would usually do at a sleepover :)

  23. QUESTION:
    My daughters 9th birthday is in 2 weeks. I am thinking of inviting 2 or 3 of her friends?
    To go to the movie theater. Do you know what movies are currently playing for children? What they are about. I know nothing about going to a movie theater anymore.

    • ANSWER:
      Right now good kid movies are, that may change in two weeks though
      National Treasure 2
      Alvin and the Chipmunks
      The Water Horse

  24. QUESTION:
    Any tips for taking a toddler to the movies for the first time?
    I am thinking about taking my 15 mo. old to a movie this weekend. Not too sure if this is the best idea! Does anyone have any tips? Thanks!
    But it's a kids movie... I would be watching ONLY for her...
    ?

    • ANSWER:
      Try to find a "Mommy and Me" movie offering. These are for parents (not just mommies) to attend with their kids. The lights are not lowered all the way, nor is there the typical quietness in the theater.

      In some theaters, the kids will play and watch the movie, but it is more of a social/play date with a movie included. At 15 months, she is a bit young for any other type of movie event.

      Good luck and enjoy!

  25. QUESTION:
    When is the movie Little Ashes coming out?
    My mom is obsessed with the kid who plays Edward in the Twilight movie, and she's been buggin me like crazy to find out when this movie is coming out. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Regent Releasing is pleased to announce the theatrical opening of "Little Ashes" in select U.S. theaters beginning May 8th, 2009. ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE BEGUN!

  26. QUESTION:
    What is the best program to use to Rip DVDs for my Home Theater PC?
    I have a home theatre PC with a large hard drive and I would like to rip my entire DVD collection to the hard drive so that I can play any movie I want without having to load the DVD. There are a ton of programs out there, but the few that I've tried are either incredibly slow, or they don't preserve the 5.1 surround sound. Note, my reciever decodes both Dolby Digital and DTS and is connected to the HTPC through an SPDIF connection; all I need the file to do is send a bitstream to my reciever. What is the best format and program to use to convert my DVD collection?

    • ANSWER:
      If you feel I have earned your best answer vote, please vote my answer after you read this. The best ripping software available comes in three parts, four if you're using HD or BlueRay DVDs.

      1st - Slysoft's Any DVD. Decodes any protected DVDs and allows you to continue to step 2.

      2nd - If your DVDs are HD or BluRay - Be sure to get the AnyDVD HD option. If you're not using BluRay or HD... go to step 3.

      3rd - Choose CloneDVD to copy the files you want from the DVD. Omit annoying menus if desired, keeping all the files you want. Choose the audio format types you want to clone. Clone only those files that suit your system. The control that CloneDVD provides is unparalleled. You even can choose to omit or keep foreign language audio or subtitle files, which will save space if you only desire the english files.

      4th - Should you desire to use compressed file formats, you can alternatively use CloneDVD Mobile instead of Clone DVD, to use MPEG4 files instead - saving more space - same professional quality output control. Note: preserving full 5.1 surround requires using CloneDVD (software used in step 3).

      Slysoft has everything you need. I used AnyDVD + CloneDVD to copy my entire collection as a safety back-up for my huge investment in DVDs. Now my young kids can use my original discs and I don't have to worry about them being destroyed.

      The process isn't lightening fast... each DVD will copy within about 12-15 minutes. However... once they are cloned, you can copy them to another hard drive (for back up) as quickly as your hard disks can copy data.

      Hope this helps!

  27. QUESTION:
    What are some good sights for to get a role in a hit movie or tv show for an 11 year old but looks like a 12 y
    What are some good sights I can search that are good for me to get a role in like a hit movie or tv show but like a hit movie for like kids my age? I am 11 years old and look like I am 12. I have searched a couple sights but they look like they will get me into some kind of movie or whatever that wont be very "popular" I love to act and I I'm good at it and i want a lot of people to see me act! I either want to get on a tv show something LIKE hannah montana or the suite life of zack and cody or like a movie i watch. Harry Potter..in my dreams but something that people my age watch! I really need help here. My mom said I could do it if I really wanted to but she would have to see how much time it would take up because I would have to go somewhere else to audition and if I got the part I would have to go somewhere else to do the part because I live on a small island in Friday Harbor and there is nothing like that on my island...3 movies in theater tops and no malls anywhere or anything!
    ALL HELP APPRECIATED BECAUSE I REALLY WANT TO DO THIS U DO NOT KNOW HOW MUCH!

    • ANSWER:
      You cannot get into acting through a website. You must get out and audition. If there are no auditions where you are, then you need to go where the auditions are. Since you're under-age, you either need to get your parents' help to get to the auditions, or you need to wait until you are older.

      Fact is, acting is a hard business. That kid in Hannah Montana makes it look easy in the business because actors train for a long time to make it look easy.

      If you want a career in acting, you need to make long-term plans. You need to start taking classes and getting involved in school plays or community theatre. An actor cannot afford to be humble; you must blow your own horn, talk about yourself at every opportunity, and look out for number one.

      Sadly, there are a lot more actors out there today than there is acting work. There are an average of twelve qualified auditioners for every good part, and that's just in theatre; in movies and TV the number is much higher. Acting is an art form, but it is also a job, and if you want a career in acting you must treat it as seriously as if you were a doctor or a business executive. You must audition for something every day, you must manufacture work where you can, you must do everything in your power to make everyone notice you.

      The internet cannot help you in this. You must go to where the work is, and you must work hard every day. The rewards of acting are definitely worth it--I love acting, there's nothing else like it in the world--but you can only get those rewards if you work long, hard, and relentlessly. Get started now if you want to succeed.

  28. QUESTION:
    Can I use the money in paypal to do something with my kids today?
    For example can I print a gift certificate to a resteraunt or buy movie tickets. I am looking for something to do today and do not have a lot of cash. I do not have the paypal debit or credit card. Just the account. If you know of any good ideas I would really appreciate them! Please include the links if you have them. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Without the PayPal Debit Card your choices are greatly restricted, but when there's a will, there's a way. In this case the Will is PayPal Plugin. PayPal Plugin is a free program that you download from within your PayPal account and it will place an icon on your toolbar. Once you have Plugin, you can make a purchase to anyone that accepts credit card payments whether they have a PayPal account or not. Now let's say you want to order some pizzas for a nice family evening, simply call Pizza Hut and when they ask how you'd like to pay, just say you'd like to pay via credit card over the phone. At that time, simply click on the PayPal icon in your toolbar and login. Then click "generate secure card." PayPal will generate you a one time use credit card number that you can use for your purchase. The funding source would be the funds in your PayPal balance. If you lack sufficient funds in your PayPal balance, you can also select a back-up funding source. Bottom line is, now you have your pizzas and you didn't have to wait for a bank transfer. This will work with any company that's willing to take a credit card payment over the phone like zoos, movie theaters, plays and concerts, and amusement parks.

      To install PayPal Plugin, just login to your PayPal account and you'll see the download link in the left-hand column of the Overview page. Good luck, have fun on your family day.

      I hope this helps!!!

  29. QUESTION:
    Why do they restrict movies, but selling mature video games to minors is okay?
    I'm 16 and appalled by this ruling. I support that bill, how crazy it seems. Why? Because I do believe that violence and sex in video games and other forms of entertainment is damaging to us! I just have to compare the kids to my school who play them to those who don't to see that, and don't know why anyone else can't see that. Why do they restrict movies, then? Can you please tell me that?

    • ANSWER:
      Neither movies nor video games are legally restricted. Both are the subject of voluntary restrictions by industry. A movie theater can let you into a restricted movie, but most follow the MPAA ratings system.

  30. QUESTION:
    What three DVD movies would you recommend for a trans pacific flight?
    I am looking for something upbeat, but not brainless. Must be available in DVD so I can play on my lap top. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      I included more than three in case you had seen some. These descriptions are from metacritic.com:
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      Pan's Labyrinth
      Starring Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Ariadna Gil, Doug Jones, Álex Angulo, Roger Casamajor, and César Vea
      MPAA RATING: R for graphic violence and some language; Picturehouse
      Drama | Fantasy | Foreign | Horror | Suspense/Thriller; 119 minutes | Color
      Mexico / Spain / USA; Released In Theaters December 29, 2006
      Guillermo del Toro delivers a unique, richly-imagined epic with Pan's Labyrinth, a gothic fairy tale set against the postwar repression of Franco's Spain.
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      Ratatouille
      Starring Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Brian Dennehy, Peter Sohn, Peter O'Toole, Brad Garrett, Janeane Garofalo, and Will Arnett
      MPAA RATING: G for General Audiences; Buena Vista Pictures
      Animation | Comedy | Family/Kids; 110 minutes | Color
      USA; Released In Theaters June 29, 2007
      Welcome to a entirely new and original world where the unthinkable combination of a rat and a 5-star gourmet restaurant come together for the ultimate fish-out-of-water tale. (Disney)
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      Sideways
      Starring Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh, M.C. Gainey, Alysia Reiner, Alex Kalognomos, and Patrick Gallagher
      MPAA RATING: R for language, some strong sexual content and nudity; Fox Searchlight Pictures
      Adventure | Comedy | Drama; 123 minutes | Color
      USA; Released In Theaters October 22, 2004
      Two old friends setting off on a wine-tasting road trip...only to veer dizzily sideways into a wry, comedic exploration of the crazy vicissitudes of love and friendship, the damnable persistence of loneliness and dreams and the enduring war between Pinot and Cabernet. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
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      Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
      Starring Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, and Chen Chang
      MPAA RATING: PG-13 for martial arts violence and some sexuality; Sony Pictures Classics
      Fantasy; 120 minutes | Color
      China / Taiwan / USA; Released In Theaters December 8, 2000
      In 19th century China, a magical sword given by a warrior (Chow) to his lover (Yeoh) is stolen and the quest to find it ensues. The search leads to the House of Yu where the story travels into a different direction with the introduction of a mysterious assassin and another love story.
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      Hannah and Her Sisters
      Starring Barbara Hershey, Carrie Fisher, Michael Caine, Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, and Woody Allen
      MPAA RATING: PG-13; Orion Pictures Corporation
      Drama; 103 minutes | Color
      USA; Released In Theaters February 1, 1986
      A comic look at the relationships among three sisters and their various romantic interests.
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      Truman Show, The
      Starring Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Natascha McElhone, Holland Taylor, and Ed Harris
      MPAA RATING: PG for thematic elements and mild language; Paramount Pictures
      Fantasy; 103 minutes | Color
      USA; Released In Theaters June 5, 1998
      Twenty-nine years ago, a baby boy was adopted by the OmniCam Corporation to become the subject of the most popular television show of all time. His name is Truman Burbank.
      -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Hope this helps!

  31. QUESTION:
    What could I charge people for at a homemade Drive-In Movie Night?
    I want to start a local movie night for the public and screen various movies to either a crowd sitting outside or drive-in style with a high end projector. Due to copyright issues what am I allowed to charge people for? Can't charge admission for the movie I don't think. Couldn't I just say I'm charging for parking and the movie is free? What legal consequences do I need to dodge?

    • ANSWER:
      You cannot charge anything. And if you benefit indirectly like from parking, that is illegal too. And if you get the movies from normal consumer sources and even show them to groups of people you don't know that is illegal.

      If you look at the fine print on the DVD or tape, there are words printed on it to the effect of "Not licensed for public exhibition". This means that while you can watch it, even with others in the privacy of your own home, showing it anywhere the general public can come into is illegal. You can even be taken to court for showing a DVD you purchased in a place where the public shows like a bar.

      Even showing a movie in class to a bunch of students a school is illegal unless clearance is obtained and a fee is paid.

      Even playing a radio that is playing copyrighted music in a bar is illegal. When you hear music or see movies played in public places, those people are paying extra license fees to be allowed to do it.

      Even when you see music videos being played in the Gap, those are special commercially licensed ones.

      While there is no movie gestapo going around to find people doing what you say, eventually one of your patrons will be the kid of a cop or something and eventually, you will be busted. You may or may not see any jail time but you will become really familiar with a lawyer. And there is no public defender for something like this. Be prepared to spend a ton of money on legal fees if you do this.

      As for getting licensing, exhibition of movies to the public is pretty well limited to the chains, like theaters who pay tons of money to the media owners. They don't want to talk to you unless you are going to generate 0,000 or more in license revenue for them.

  32. QUESTION:
    Is it rude to talk in a movie theatre before/during previews?
    While settling in at a movie theatre (even before previews when advertisements were playing) a group of my friends and I were "shushed" by a middle aged man and wife. My friends and I were appalled at this and it got me thinking whether what we did was rude or not.

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on how loud you are, ive shused people and im 28, mostly kids who are screaming like little bitches which is just annoying, but talking is fine, but thats the key word talking you dont have to whisper but you dont have to scream or yell and it especially bothers me when people laugh hysterically but you can tell its fake, i mean if its genuine laugh then you cant fight it, but loud ass fake laughs get on my nerve. We all talk even during the movie lets face it we are all critics we all critize trailers and the movies ask question etc, but just talk during previews and whisper in he movies and youll be fine.

  33. QUESTION:
    What movie: teens r hanging out they play prank but then 1 of the kids are murdered by another friendby acidnt?
    I'm not sure if its out yet--but there are a bunch of kids chillin then they play a prank on one of their friends and say he accidentally killed their other friend. he gets so distrought that he ends up actually killing her. i saw it as a preview in a theater right before i saw Twilight.

    what's the title?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorority Row I think

  34. QUESTION:
    What should we do during our 2 week family holiday to Perth in January?
    We need help planning our 2 week family holiday to Perth. We are flying in and out of Perth but also want to visit other places close to Perth. We have 2 kids aged 9 & 11yrs old so we need to keep them entertained as well. We will be hiring a car and at this stage we haven’t booked any accommodation.

    • ANSWER:
      I think Margaret River is a great place to visit, but you may need to book soon as it is very popular during the Dec/Jan school holidays. Other nearby places such as Busselton, Dunsborough, Augusta are great too. Lots of beautiful beaches, great wineries and cafes, and fun for the whole family. Check out links below.

      For the city itself, I would recommend a day trip to Rottnest Island - again, fantastic fun for the kids and family with the best beaches, and they have island tours, etc. You can also meet the quokkas, which are incredibly cute.

      It's going to be hot, so visit one or two of Perth's beautiful beaches, or spend some time at a pool - such as Bayswater Waves which is amazing fun.

      A ferry ride from Perth to Fremantle would be fun and the ferry company will point out the sights and tell you the history on the way. You could get off in Fremantle and look around at the Fremantle Prison, the markets, and other historic sights and have lunch in the cafe district - then, catch the Ferry back to Perth.

      A visit to Kings Park is a must! In January, they often have outdoor plays, movies & theatre in Kings Park, so check out their website and see if there's anything on that your family could enjoy together. The kids will love the playgrounds and it's a fantastic picnic spot.

      A day in the Swan Valley is fun, with fantastic wineries, chocolate factory, and nearby is The Maze for a good day out.

      Nearby country towns worth a visit are York, Gingin, Mandurah, Northam and Bunbury.

      The kids would enjoy AQWA (a marine park) and also the Perth Zoo, Adventure World, Scitech and the Planatarium, and check out the various extra activities on in the school holidays in www.kidsinperth.com for extra ideas in the "diary".

      Hope you have a great holiday! I'm spending a couple of weeks in Busselton - can't wait!

  35. QUESTION:
    To those of you who celebrate Hanukkah with kids. What do your plans consist of?
    The other parents in my circle are against gift giving. The kids already have too much toys and stuff. Any neat suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      we do some gifts because face it - these are little kids we're talking about. we don't do christmas, so hannukah is it. there's no need to go crazy, but a few presents are very fun

      other things we do: a party with no gifts allowed for some friends of the kids and their parents - play the dreidel game, etc. - to have a chance to have a fun time celebrating the holiday - usually we invite people who aren't just Jewish.

      one way to turn things around - put the emphasis on gift-giving by assigning a night to each person, including kids, to give gifts to the rest of the family.

      if your kids are bigger, make one night (or day) about volunteering.

      one night could be a movie night or some special family outing. one gift we're giving to my six-year-old is going to a special theater performance with just me and my husband so she gets a quality night out with us.

  36. QUESTION:
    What is there to do on a cruise for a college kid going with his family?
    It sucks because I'm not 21 :(
    I'm almost 20.

    And I already checked on all carnival cruises you have to be 21 to drink.

    I know you can have fun without alcohol but I'm a college kid so I'm only naturally going to want to party.

    The ship I'm going on is the destiny.

    • ANSWER:
      The minimum drinking age on ALL cruise lines and ships is age 21 or older. HOWEVER, when the ship docks in the Caribbean and/or Bahamas you CAN go in bars, clubs and restaurants and order drinks as the drinking age in all of those countries is age 18 and older. You just cannot bring any drinks back on ship. If you go to a beach, just go to the bar and order what you want and drink away. In addition, if you are almost 20 and you can get one of the people in your group to go off to a bar away from where you are sitting and get two drinks and have them bring you one.

      As far as what there is to do, it depends on the ship. You can do as much as you want or just relax and watch the ocean go by or the other people. Each day of your cruise you will receive in your cabin a newsletter type flier that will detail everything that will be happening on ship the next day, details by time and location so you can decide what you want to do the next day. So you can be as busy or as relaxed as you want to be. There will be something going on from early mornings, like organized exercise programs, lectures and seminars, bingo, cooking demonstrations, until late at night when the disco is going and the lounges are busy. You can certainly go in the disco at night and party. The ship has a cruise director whose job is to see that passengers have a great time and that person will provide heads ups on things happening the next day and that information will be repeated on the TV set in your cabin.

      Things that may be available to do on cruises, depending upon the ship:

      - use the pools, hot tubs and water slides

      use the full service gymnasium with all types of free weights and exercise machines

      use the full service spa where you can get hair and nails done and massages and wraps, use the sauna and/or steam rooms

      - use the mini-golf course and/or a golf driving range or golf simulator

      - use the rock climbing wall, the full sized basketball/volleyball/tennis court, play table tennis

      -use the over sized Chess/Checker sets and shuffle board

      - use the walking/ jogging track, play in the video arcade

      - go to the show room where there will be a show every evening, one for each dinner seating

      - use the game room with games and cards provided

      - use the internet cafe, use the library with books provided or bring your own

      - go to the disco that is open every night starting about 11:00 PM and lasting until

      - go to the piano bar and a sports bar; all ships will have lounges and cocktails bars at various places on ship

      - some ships have a small movie theater and you can also watch movies (most for free) in your cabin. Some cruise lines have movies under the stars (outdoors by the pool at night).

      - go to the casino for gambling if you are old enough (18 is old enough on most cruise lines)

      - enjoy a huge variety of food

      - sit on a deck or your cabin's balcony and watch the ocean go by.

      - go to the Karaoke bar

      - shop for souvenirs

      and then there will be the activities off the ship in your ports stops. Everything from swim with the dolphins or stingrays to para-sailing and jet skiing.

  37. QUESTION:
    How to save money in Disney world and the other Disney parks?
    We will be going in September. We have our hotel booked and plane tickets purchased. Are there any ways to save on rooms, if we already booked them and have used AAA to get a good discount? (We will be a group of 5, 2 adults 3 kids - 22 mos, 8 yrs, 13 yrs)

    We plan on buying food outside the parks, for breakfast and snacks. We will need to buy a few meals in the parks or resort. Any tips on how to save money or where to eat? At least 2 sit down dinners, the rest can becounter service or whatever.

    How about park tickets? I have looked practically everywhere, and can't get a break on tickets for more than a piece.

    Any money saving tips or tricks would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      My family and I love to eat at Cosmic Rays - which is a counter service restaurant in Tommorwland of Magic Kingdom. It is cheap, the portions are huge (which means the kids could split - and actually, for the adults, you could split a grilled chicken Caesar salad...they are fantastic there!). In addition to the food savings, the kids will be entertained by the animatronic Alien Lounge Lizard who sings, plays piano, and is actually pretty funny.

      Also, in MGM, the Sci-Fi Dine-in Theatre is fun and not too bad on the wallet. It is entertainment for the kids (movies and "car-tables", good service (from waitresses on rollerskates) and the food is good enough for my family to go EVERY time we go back.

      Other than that, Disney is an awfully pricey place to eat and stay. I will tell you though that for many of the restaurants, the price is worth the experience. Allow me to share with you my favorite picks from Disney cuisine:

      Steaks: La Cellier (Canada, EPCOT) or Concourse
      Steakhouse (Contemporary Resort).

      Seafood: Cape May Cafe (seafood lover's dream buffet)

      American: Sci-Fi Dine In (MGM) or Turkey Legs in
      Frontierland (Magic Kingdom)

      Asian: Japanese Steakhouse (Japan - EPCOT) or
      Polynesian Luau (Polynesian Resort)

      Character Meal: Dinner at Chef Mickey's (Contemporary)

      Hope this helps!

  38. QUESTION:
    Why do we tend to fast forward and practically ignore Thanksgiving to rush Christmas?
    Thanksgiving is a very important day and has significant meaning. People continually are emphasizing the importance of Christmas but I am of the mind that the importance is NOT why people rush to it. The radio stations start playing Christmas music in mid November we should embrace our holidays and enjoy them and not rush past them.

    • ANSWER:
      I hear ya! It kinda creeps me out too when Im at the store looking for a Halloween costume for my lil one and the clerk says the costumes are by the Christmas decorations. Whhhaaattt??

      Then it seems the day after Xmas, its Valentines, pink and red hearts, everywhere.

      Ur right, no one can even just enjoy the present any longer, its always rush rush rush.

      I cringe when people say things like, "the holidays are so stressful" or "cant wait for this all to be over". Im like....um, are you serious right now? How dare you choose to put mall traffic above the celebration of Baby Jesus, and say "d@mn you Christmas, THIS is soooooo hard on ME!". Lets say youre not terribly religious, thats cool, whatever - you could still be enjoying time with family and friends and celebrating "the season". Im serious...shame, shame, shame, on ANYONE who gets so wrapped up in the gift giving, over spending, hectic lines, people giving other people the bird in the parking lots, grown adults wrestling on the floor over an elmo, parents screaming/swearing at their kids...u name it. THIS is the holidays? Really??

      I love that u said the importance of Xmas is NOT why the media/stores rush us in to it. You know, children learn from their parents, right. So why is it that almost every child thinks that Xmas is MOSTLY about Santa and presents? That alone shows that not enough adults are setting the tone for a celebration of life, peace, togetherness, hope, etc. Long ago, children may receive an orange, inside of a sock, they hung by the fireplace....and they appreciated it! Nowadays its all, "mom/dad, you HAFTA get me this 0 game, this iphone, these designer clothes, etc. for Christmas".

      If you try to "hold down the fort" and practice living thru the holidays with a focus on what Xmas is supposed to be about....then youll start to feel very "alone" in this, very quickly. So sad....

      I do what I can to keep the focus pure in my daughters mind (shes almost 2, so far she only knows what I tell her). The powers to be that have (and continue to) "rebrand" Christmas, are a force as strong as gravity, but Im going to keep on, keeping on, ya know.

      Last thing, bc now Im rambling, I remember coming across some very sad info, true info that is, while researching a topic associated with one of my graduate courses (this was a few years back, 5 at least). I found out that more and more families are choosing to "make reservations", rather than "make thanksgiving dinner", and the number continues to climb. In some circles, its considered "trendy" to buck tradition and have sushi (or whatever) for Tgiving - completely abandoning the traditional menu one would expect. I also discovered that Christmas day is the MOST busy day a movie theater will see....all year long. I couldnt believe it, but turns out, it IS true. Rather than having everyone together, family, friends, etc, enjoying a roast beef, ham, or turkey dinner, together - they are now getting carry out from the local Thai restaurant, eating out of boxes with plastic chopsticks. THEN....the next morning, spoiled children (yeah, I said it) tear into gift after gift, barely looking at each one, just tossing it aside and opening more - perhaps even forgetting to say thank you, or...while standing in the middle of a mountain fulla new stuff, the say "awwww....no pony?!! I wanted a pony!!!!" After these "fun and special" family memories, they all pack up and head to the movie theatre. Mom takes the girls to see Happy Feet 2, dad sees MoneyBall by himself...and thats a wrap.

      How did we let it get this bad???

      Great question. Take care and enjoy YOUR holidays!!! I know you will!!

  39. QUESTION:
    What rules do you have for your kids on the following things?
    And how old are they?
    Going out alone (outside, to school, the park, the movies, etc)
    Staying home alone
    Movies, TV, video games, music, internet
    Homework
    Dating/relationships
    Food
    Swearing (use your own definition)

    • ANSWER:
      My kids are 19, 17, 16, and 14.

      We started letting them go places (the mall, the movie theatre, etc) alone with their friends right around sixth grade, or around 12 years old. Right around age 6 or 7 they were allowed to play outside alone with their friends and neighbors. They had pretty much free reign of our block, but that was it. If they were going to leave and go to a different street or to the park, they had to come tell us... and they always had to come home when the street lights came on.

      Staying home alone came at a different age for each one, but generally it was around fifth grade, so maybe 11 years old or so. But I honestly believe that I could've left my oldest home alone at age 8 or 9 and he would have been just fine... and then my youngest is now 14 years old and she still avoids being home alone if at all possible.

      We had actual rules around all of those things up until junior high (6th or 7th grade), and that basically just included limitations, like they were only allowed an hour of television and internet time a day, etc. Now they're all old enough to monitor those things for themselves, although if one of them spends too much time in front of the computer I'll make them go play catch outside or go for a walk with me or something.

      Homework? The only rule with homework is that it gets done. When they were in elementary school, the rule was that they had to do homework before playing, but now that they're in junior high and high school, they're able to manage their own time. If they choose to leave their homework for late at night or if they choose not to do it that's their choice, but they then deal with the consequences (both natural and the ones from Mom and Dad).

      My kids are allowed to date whenever they express an interest provided they answer our questions, allow us to meet and get to know their boyfriend/girlfriend, keep up with their studies and chores around the house, and prove that they're responsible enough to keep the relationship at a healthy level.

      If they're hungry, I want them to eat. If they're not hungry, I don't want them to eat. We don't have rules around what kind of food they can or can't eat... if it's in the house, then it's free game. I don't buy much junk food, so by default we don't really have a problem with food. If they don't eat dinner then they're free to fix themselves whatever they'd like, but more often than not their choice is either celery sticks with ranch dressing, a salad, or apples with peanut butter.

      I don't mind if they swear once they're old enough to properly understand what they're saying and to understand that they're to use those words sparingly. If they stub their toe and want to mumble "f*ck" under their breath, I don't care. I do it. But this swearing every other word business isn't allowed under my roof. It's innappropriate, unnecessary, and it makes you sound uneducated.

  40. QUESTION:
    If I was a child star in an R rated movie, could I see other R rated movies alone in theaters?
    & what is considered mature enough to watch R/M rated movies & games. I've watched & played R movies & games tons of times & they don't affect me. What defines mature? What if certain kids can handle it but they still aren't permitted to watch it? Of course every kid is different & some clever ones can determine what is wrong & right?

    • ANSWER:
      other r rated movies like ones u ddnt act in?? of course not theres no special privileges to celeb kids in that category..its policy...harry potter is pg-13 but u dont see kids going off and talking to every snake they see..games are actually pretty impressionable on kids...the ones that arent completely crazy to reinact like one of the CODs. there has to be a generalization. would u want there to be a psychoanalysis everytime u watch a movie or buy game to see if it will affect you?? no.

  41. QUESTION:
    What is your favorite song from the movie Grease?
    BQ: How about a memory connected to it

    I had a Grease leather jacket in the 70s and used to "play" Grease all by myself. I played the roles of both Sandy and Danny.

    • ANSWER:
      Hopelessly devoted to you

      I began high school in Sept. 1958. The movie brings back some memories of fashions, fads and hairstyles....except (here in RI) girls were definitely not ratting their hair in 1958. Girls were still wearing pageboy hairdos.....like "Lorraine Baines" in the film "Back to the future" The bouffant hair fad started a few years later.
      My wife and I still remember seeing "Grease" in the theater. We still chuckle over a private joke between us when we remember the teenagers sitting in the row in front of us. During "Hopelessly devoted to you" most of those kids began gently swaying side to side in their seats.

  42. QUESTION:
    What's the name of a movie about a gay college student who was beatened to death and left out in the prairie?
    I don't know the main character is a guy who moved all the way to Iowa or something. It is based on a true story and two guys beat him up. They meet the kid in a bar after he paid for their drink.

    • ANSWER:
      "The Laramie Project" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0257850/

      Moisés Kaufman and members of New York's Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie, Wyoming after the murder of Matthew Shepard. This is a film version of the play they wrote based on more than 200 interviews they conducted in Laramie. It follows and in some cases re-enacts the chronology of Shepard's visit to a local bar, his kidnap and beating, the discovery of him tied to a fence, the vigil at the hospital, his death and funeral, and the trial of his killers. It mixes real news reports with actors portraying friends, family, cops, killers, and other Laramie residents in their own words. It concludes with a Laramie staging of "Angels in America" a year after Shephard's death

  43. QUESTION:
    What bothers you the most about the movie theater? (name one thing & add story if you'd like)?
    Kids with no home training is mine

    I went to see the collector and there were kids playing in the theater and the usher didn't even make them leave he just made them sit down... I cant wait until school starts again I hate when kids get to go to the movie theater without parental supervision and they act like they don't have any home training.

    • ANSWER:
      I can't stand it when you have a whole entire empty theater and someone comes and sits right in front of you. God, that annoys me. What my mom used to do is buy a soda and spill it on the chair in front of her and warn the person that theres soda in that seat lol.

  44. QUESTION:
    What are good websites to help me pursue my acting dream?
    What are some good websites that can help me get into acting and getting onto movies, commercials, and other things? Is 14 too young?

    • ANSWER:
      14 is too young to do it by yourself. Professional acting is a business and your parents are going to have to be the CEO of your career. So your first step is to make sure they're OK with this.

      At this point, the websites that will help include your local community theater's website. It should list some upcoming auditions you might try and maybe some acting classes they offer. Also audition for school production and look around for other acting classes you could take. If your school has a Speech/Drama club, consider joining and competing in the acting categories at forensic competitions. Read plays and scripts, keeping an eye out for monologues that you love and want to figure out and learn to do. Read novels, short stories and poems too. Understanding language and storytelling will help you be a better actor. Play improv. games with your friends and make your own movies. Have fun learning and growing as an actor.

      While you do that, your parents can investigate the business end of acting. There's a lot of people out there willing to take advantage of you if you and your parents don't understand how the industry works. If you're expecting that you can just go to some open audition and be "discovered", you're going to be disappointed. Companies invest a lot of money into their productions. They're going to trust that investment to trained and experienced professionals - not websites. That's why most movies, commercials and other things are cast through talent agents. Good websites for them (and you) would be:

      bizparentz.org
      backstage.com

      Generally it works like this. Casting directors write what' are called "breakdowns" (descriptions of the roles they want to cast). Then they release the breakdowns over Breakdown Services. The "good" ones are released only to licensed talent agents and managers, not to actors or the general public. The talent agent gets the breakdowns then tries to get their clients the appropriate auditions. (That's why you need a talent agent for such work.)

      Talent agents are paid a percentage of what their clients make. (Never pay an agent up front.) Since there are so many people wanting to be actors and needing agents, you can't just go hire an agent. They basically choose you. And since they're paid only if their clients are paid, they can be picky about who the take on as clients. Often kids submit a head shot (an 8x10 professional picture) and a resume (describing your acting training and background) and a cover letter to an agent. Submit this information based on what the agent's website says - but usually it's done by mailing in. Agents are busy trying to find their existing clients work, so if you try to call up an agent and ask for an audition or ask them questions about you won't get through. They just don't have time to deal with all the wannabe actors.

      There are also things like actor unions that you'd have to deal with. Entertainment work permits, trust accounts and other legal requirements for minors working in the entertainment industry. And things like that. (So again you're parents really do have to be involved.)

      So we're talking about a big investment of time, effort and money for you and your parents. And there's no guarantee of a return on that investment. You may never "make it". So if you're doing this for fame, popularity, attention or money, you're going to be disappointed. If you think this is some easy thing you can do on the side - it's not really that way. Not saying you can't try - but you should do so for the right reason and do it the smart way.

      Good luck.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are the first steps i need to take to become an actress?
    Hey guys! I'm really interested in acting! i've done stage acting(nothing big) and i love it but i really feel I would love commercial,movies,and shows more! I've been really into this for a couple years and its my dream and I've stopped all of my sports and things because I've decided I want to do this. I live in the Orlando area in florida and I would really apprectiate any help! Im 15 and have my parents on board! What are the first steps i need to take?
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Well, if you're wanting a professional career as a minor, your first step is to talk to your parents about it. Professional acting is a business and having a professional acting career is like starting a company and YOU are the product. Your parents are going to have to a lot more than just drive you to auditions and write a check. They have to be willing to be the CEO of your career. They will have to do a lot of research to make sure they understand the business end of the industry - the whole casting process, who the players are, just what professional work is available in your area. The need to understand actor unions and when/if you should join. They need to have an understanding of the various industry contracts. They will have to have an idea of the best way to market you and your skills to talent agents and managers. They will have to network in the industry to find out about opportunties for you. There are a lot of scams and ripoffs out there too - so they'll have to know enough to make sure people don't take advantage of them and you.

      Here's a websites for families in the entertainment industry that contains some information you and your parents might find helpful:

      http://www.bizparentz.org/

      You can contine auditioning for what you can in your area - school plays, community theater, local productions and the like. You or your parents can try contacting area film schools/programs and see how they find actors for student films. Check out the websites for your local film commission and see what opportunties are there. Acting classes are important - if you want to work professionally, you need to develop your skills. You can also look into voice and dance classes too. Check into speech/drama club and competing in the acting categories of speech/drama forensic competitions. Read plays and scripts, keeping an eye out for characters and monologues you love and want to develop. Read other things too - novels, short stories, poems, understanding language and story telling will help you as an actor. Form an improv group with friends, create your own movie or webseries, put on your own productions. Basically have fun learning and growing as an actor.

      Then when both you and your parents are ready, you can look into getting a talent agent. Now you can't just go out and hire an agent, you can't just call them up and ask for an audition. Agents are paid a percentage of what their clients make (never pay an agent up front). Since they are paid only if their clients are paid, they can be picky about who they take on as clients. And they can be picky because there are alot more people wanting to be actors than there are parts. Agents want need to make money - so they're not interseted in your future potential but whether or not you can book jobs now. You're going to have to convince an agent that you have the talent, training, experience and dedication to work professionally. For example, one way to get an agent is to submit your head shot and acting resume to them. If they like what they see, they may contact you for an interview/audition. If you don't hear back, they're not interested in you at this time.

      Some other websites that you should look over that have some helpful information:

      http://www.backstage.com/topics/kids/

  46. QUESTION:
    How big is your home? Does it have a pool and do you spoil?
    your kids? By spoil I mean do they have a lilliput playhouse in the yard and all those power wheels?
    Tons of clothes and toys and even tv in their room.
    How do these people afford this?
    I was in a "rich" hood today and saw this cadillac escalade and beside it was a kids sized one...how do they afford it, they cant all be doctors and lawyers! Half of te women dont wrk either so they are stay home moms!

    • ANSWER:
      that's a lot of questions! My home is very small - 940 sq feet, and I take care of my elderly grandmother, and raise my daughter in it. No pool, no yard, no garage. I work very hard, and put myself through college to get where I'm at. But I will never afford the lifestyle you describe.

      All my daughter's clothes fit in one 4-drawer dresser. She does not have a tv in her room or a video game system, not because I could not get them for her, but because there are more important things in life and I don't think that she needs them. She doesn't have a bicycle, either, but she has tons of movies and books, and paper and crayons/markers, and dress-up clothes and balls.

      I agree with the comment above that many people today CANNOT actually afford the lifestyle they are living. The parents struggle with debt to provide a lifestyle they are not capable of maintaining on their incomes. It's unfortunate, because these children will inevitably come to a sad realization several years down the road when they find out what the real world is truly like.

      Then again, maybe there are a lot of doctors in that neighborhood. Still, kids don't need all that nonsense. And I don't think that ANYONE needs an Escalade, in my personal opinion.

      Is my kid spoiled? She thinks so. She gets to go to the park and beach regularly, sees theatre often, gets to use the computer (we only have 1!!) sometimes, and has plenty to play with. Is she materialistic? No, thank God for that. What she has makes her happy. And what I spoil her with is my attention and my love.

  47. QUESTION:
    Why did Republicans want a Blood Bath in the movie theatre with everyone having Concealed weapons?
    they said if everyone had a gun an was armed this shooter woulda been handled much faster an less deaths

    when if everyones shooting all over the place in pitch black an gas everywhere an kids running an screaming an the movie playing

    and all this going on ull know exactly who the bad guys are an everyone is got a gun who knows whos fighting for who at that point wow how dumb are cons?

    • ANSWER:
      When Liberal Democrats want a slaughter zone of unarmed citizens. Nice.

  48. QUESTION:
    What are some activities you do when babysitting?
    I babysit alot the activities can be for any age of children. I'm just looking for a really long list of activities that are kind of time consuming and a lot of fun, for both me and the kids thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      -Make play dough! http://www.busybeekidscrafts.com/Salt-Dough-Recipe.html
      You can even take a small food storage container (of yours) to have the kids decorate with stickers, etc. that will hold their play dough it.

      -Decorate a pillow case/T-shirt/etc..
      Bring your accessory that you are going to color on. Take some permanent markers for them to use, but make sure they don't write on anything else- include themselves.

      -Go outside!
      Play with chalk.
      Blow bubbles. (you can even make them)
      Take a walk/bike ride
      Visit a park
      Have a picnic
      Bring some water guns
      Do a scavenger hunt: Have them find a pink flower, a blue car, etc.

      -Have a dance party!
      Put some songs like: The Macerana, the twist, chicken dance, hokey pokey, electric slide, etc. on a CD or a playlist on your ipod. Turn off the lights, expect for some dimmed ones or a lamp. Try to get a diso ball. (glow sticks if the kids are above the age of 7) Freeze dance for the little ones!

      -Play games!
      Hide and seek
      Twister
      Go fish
      Slap Jack
      Candy Land
      Bowling (use soup cans as pins, and a ball)

      -For girls: Do a pedicure!
      Take a large bowl, if you have one and put a towel under it. Fill it up with warm water and bubbles/soap. Let her sit on the coach with her feet in the bowl. Massage her feet, then paint her toes.

      -Frost cookies!
      Make the cookies at your house and take them with to avoid using their stove! Bring along some frosting and sprinkles. Have them decorate their own. Rice krispies also work but are quite messy!

      -ColoIring
      You can take big poster boards and stamps, stickers, markers... Or you can print off coloring sheets, and have them make their own coloring book. Drawing contests for older kids are always fun!

      -Build a "tent!"
      Very fun in my opinion. Put chairs in a circle, and lay a big blanket on top! Crawl in and enjoy.
      I love going "camping" with this idea. Set up the tent, roast marshmallows in the microwave, do a scavenger hunt, etc.

      - Balloon games..
      This is only good for kids older than about 5... The little ones can choke on broken balloon pieces. Play "keep it in the air" or do the game with the balloon tied to your ankle. Make sure to clean up!

      -Limbo...

      -Movie "theater"
      Bring 4-5 movies for them to pick from, make tickets, have a concession stand.
      A fun idea with this topic is if you can bring some large cardboard boxes to make fake cars out of and have a pretend drive in movie.

      Just be creative!!
      For more ideas email me at jaide.babysitting@yahoo.com

      This blog is great for babysitting advise!!! alittlebabysitting.blogspot.com

  49. QUESTION:
    Does the Carnival Glory have the seaside theater like the Carnival Liberty?
    Well I'm going on the Carnival Glory this month. Last year I went on the Carnival Liberty and I'm wondering if the Carnival Glory has the seaside theater like that. When I lokked up some pictures on yahoo answers the ones were from 2006.

    • ANSWER:
      No if you want a movie theater but yes as a play theater you can access it on levels 3 and level 5 being the balcony, you will have a great time on the ship I was on it this past summer and loved it. Level 9 is the lido deck and that is the food area and the outdoor things, level 5 has the the sports bar when you first walk on it some shops then opens up to a casino then you walk out and there's the teen club the kids club(which is also the adults dance club and night and a few other rooms. I suggest checking out the mid-night buffet its awesome.

  50. QUESTION:
    Have you ever been to the movie theater and then they played the wrong movie?
    It happened to me when I went to see the movie Kangaroo Jack on then they played another random movie with some naked guy walking around. I would feel embarrassed if I worked there.
    Yeah I was pissed lol but it was kinda funny how they accidentally played the wrong one.

    • ANSWER:
      LMAO!
      No, but that's hilarious. I HAVE been to the movies when:
      -A fight broke out in the back over kids messing with the projector (I think it was "Iron Man")
      -A guy was wanted by the police and got escorted out by an officer (The Expendables)
      -Some lady slipped and broke her leg whilst going to her seat (Can't remember)


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  1. QUESTION:
    A nice family oriented place to vacation for a long weekend?
    Hi there. My husband and I are planning on taking a small weekend trip with our one year old daughter this labor day weekend. Where is a good family place to go? We're not looking for nightlife. We're looking for loads of things for families to do and nice weather. Affordable too. If you know of a place, could you please tell me. Thank you!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Blue Ridge Georgia in the North GA Mountains is really nice. Loads of cabin rentals to choose from (basic to luxury with all the ammenities). Much better lodging than a small little hotel room.

      Area Attractions:
      *Ocoee River - White Water Rafting, Kayaking
      *Lake Blue Ridge and Lake Nottely - swimming, fishing, picnics
      *Toccoa River - tubing, fishing
      *Blue Ridge Marina - jet ski and boat rentals
      *Aska Adventure Wilderness Area - hiking and biking
      *Horesback riding, golf, sightseeing, waterfalls
      *Old Fashioned Swan Drive-In Movie Theatre
      *Blue Ridge Scenic Railway - Take a 4 hour train ride along the Toccoa River and through the Mountains with a short layover in neighboring TN
      *Day Spa, antique shopping

      Not sure how much of the above you can do with a 1 year od though.......

      The Bears Den Luxury Cabin Retreat is equipped with loads of ammenities to provide plenty of entertainment without even leaving the cabin! Huge Game Room with a cedar top wet bar, pool table, poker/card table, log checker board table and benches. We have a screen porch with a wood burning fireplace and 6 person hot tub, log furniture, wireless internet, satellite TV, DVD, VCR and more!

  2. QUESTION:
    What kind of things can I do in Atlanta, GA for a weekend?
    I'm not into clubs or things of that nature unless it's a jazz club, but does anyone have an suggestions for fun activities in Atlanta, GA for a weekend? One thing on my list is to go visit the Atlanta Aquarium. I'm open to lots of suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      Underground Atlanta (cultural shopping district) is unique and across from it is the Coke Museum (try every flavor from around the world- some are yuck!). CNN Center is a popular place, too. Then, of course Hard Rock Cafe.

      For a bit more upper end shopping, visit the new Atlantic Station. They typically have outdoor entertainment (bands and whatnot) during the day and evening. Nearby is IKEA, a must see! It is a fabulous HUGE design center with low prices. They have good food in the cafeteria there, too, and cheap.

      The FOX Theatre is a must if you can get tickets for a show. Up I-85 a bit is Discover Mills (a shopping "mall" with a skatepark and huge Bass Pro Shop). Also off I-85 is the Mall of Georgia. It is massive with lots to shop, eat, and do. They have an ice skating rink open for the season. But inside is IMAX, stadium movie theatre, Nascar-experience, and more. Be sure to stop at Godiva for some chocolates. :) Avoid the Mexican place just outside the food court entrance.

      There is lots more to do! Have fun!

  3. QUESTION:
    What are the top 10 things to do in Georgia?
    I'll be in Atlanta for 10 weeks this summer. What should I do with my 10 weekends if I really want to see the best of the great state of Georgia?

    • ANSWER:
      There isn't much to see in Georgia, but here are a few things I'd recommend (in addition World of Coca-cola) in no particular order:

      1. Stone Mountain: Climb it and then be back in time to catch the laser show. Also ride the mini train and see the duck ponds.

      2. Margaret Mitchell House: This is where Mitchell wrote "Gone With The Wind."

      3. Dad's Garage Comedy Club: On saturday nights there is a competitive improv show similar to "Whose Line Is It Anyway."

      4. Ten-High Karoake Club: Not like regular Karaoke. Here you can sing (or hear other people sing) to live rock band.

      5. The Horizon Theatre: A black-box theatre. The current show is "The Permanent Collection" a play that discusses differences racial and cultural ideologies.

      6. CNN/Turner: Headquarters of the popular television network. The tour in my opinion is a bit too expensive, but even if you don't do the tour, the building is interesting to visit for the architecture.

      7. The Marriott Marquis Hotel: Again, not much to do there. Just a cool building to look at. Make sure to ride the glass elevator to the top.

      8. Any of the Lefont Theaters: Independent films are shown in these theaters. The Lefont Plaza on Ponce de Leon shows "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" with interactive audience participation (if you're into that sort of thing).

      9. The Eleven 50 / Lava Lounge: Just a few good dance clubs.

      10. The High Museum of Art: A run of the mill Art museum. It's not bad, but if you're used to visiting the Louvre or the Guggenheim, you're going to be a little disappointed. Find a schedule and try to catch a band if you like Jazz.

      11. Fernbank Museum of Science and Natural History: As above. Fernbank has an IMAX movie theater though.

      If you're willing to drive further out:

      12. Amicalola Falls: A very pretty place to visit. You walk around, climb to the upper falls, and visit the lodge. If I recall there is a small pool where you can fish too.

      13. Savannah Georgia: Just a quaint town with nice restaurants and galleries, a few movies set there including parts of "Forrest Gump." There is a nice beach on Tybee island. Quite a far from Atlanta though.

      14. Lookout Mountain Hang Gliding: Enjoy the skies at this hang gliding facility near the cities Trenton and Rising Fawn, Georgia.

      15. Calloway Gardens: A very pleasant place with lots and lots of different trees and plants. The best part (save for that for last) is the Butterfly House.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are fun cheap things in close to lawrenceville georgia?
    My brother just came back from the navy[he is on leave ] and we wanna do something fun!HELP!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Laser Quest in Duluth GA www.laserquest.com is a great family activity. It is located at3650 Satellite Blvd in Duluth, GA. It is pretty well hidden. You will need to park in the lot near the post office. It tucked away in the corner behind the All Day Tuesday store. It may look small from the outside but once you get inside you will be amazed.

      Kids never seem to get enough of laser quest. Adults are often willing to play just one more game as well. Playing Laser Quest is a lot like playing hide and seek with (fake) artillery. The equipment is high tech and sophisticated, the music gets you pumped up, and the configuration and design of the arena keeps the game exciting and challenging.

      While I am recommending laser quest for kids, you may want to try going there without the children as well. Laserquest is an excellent venue of bonding, male or females and is well known for their corporate teambuilding programs.

      Jillians at Discover Mills http://www.jillians.com/club_detail.asp?club_id=32 at
      5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, in Lawrenceville, GA has an amazing arcade, restaurant, and bowling alley. Marketed as “One Place… A Thousand Possibilities”, their tag line says it all. You will find Jillian’s in the entertainment section of Discover Mills, in between the Movie Theater Complex and the skate park, which are also great fun.

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  5. QUESTION:
    What/where were all of the movie theaters that the Jonas Brothers went to...?
    They visited movie theaters that were showing their 3D concert movie this weekend. Which ones did they go to exactly? What cities/states were they in? They obviously didn't go to mine :( but which ones DID they go to? Like, a list of the places.

    • ANSWER:
      I know there were at the El Capitian in Hollywood

      I think they were in Charolette NC, New Jersey, Dallas Texas, NY at the Palisades Mall, Las Vegas, and Altlanta Georgia

      Not sure if there are more

  6. QUESTION:
    What To Do These Days In Atlanta Georgia?
    Hey Guys, i just met d most wonderful girl in the world, i love her, she loves me back. We've been everywhere generic i.e (movies/restaurants)...we trying to spice it up a little by going to new places. The problem is we don't know of any new place. If u know a website i could go to find amazing things to do in Atlanta Georgia or have any ideas on where to go on weekends pls do share. We live in Atlanta so we ain't tourist.

    • ANSWER:
      I liked to go to Dad's Garage but I haven't been recently. It's fun and laughing really helps you relax.

      http://www.dadsgarage.com/

      Also try Atlanta Rocks. It has an indoor climbing wall. Here is the link to a calender of classes

      http://www.atlantarocks.com/downloads/intowncalendar.pdf

      I haven't been but Martinis and IMAX and Fernbank Museum always sounded like fun to me.

      http://www.fernbankmuseum.org/imax/martinis/

      I have also been to a place called All Fired Up. They have pre-made pottery that you can paint and have fired and glazed for you. You can bring your own wine/ takeout and enjoy a light dinner while you try your hand at painting.

      http://www.allfiredupinc.com/

      There are similar places around naked clay studio, Wired and Fired, Just Kiln Time etc.
      find more at http://www.mudfire.com/paint.htm but I haven't been to these places.

      If you wait till October the Center for Puppetry Arts always has a funny adult oriented Halloween puppet show. Currently they have a show called Xperimental Puppetry Theater (XPT) but I haven't seen it.
      If you go early for your show you can walk around their exhibition which is currently it is a Jim Henson exhibit.

      http://www.puppet.org/perform/adult.shtml

      You could also take a cooking class together. WIlliam-sonoma hasn't updated their schedule but you can call a location and see what classes they have available.

      http://www.williams-sonoma.com/cust/storeevents/index.cfm?cm_type=lnav

      Have fun

  7. QUESTION:
    Fun activities in Atlanta on a Sunday night for thirteen-year-old girls?
    It`s the last weekend before school starts, and my friends and I want to do something fun. I`m in charge of deciding what we do. I wanted to go to the drive-in theater, but we`ve seen most of the movies there. I checked the website for the buckhead backlot, but it`s closed. What should we do?

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some things I like to do(I'm 16 by the way).

      1.Go to Stone Mountain
      2.Go bowling
      3.Go play mini golf
      4.Go to the mall(you could go see a IMAX movie at the Mall Of Georgia)
      5.Go get your nails done
      6.There is a drive-in theater in downtown atlanta called the Starlight I think
      7.Go to Medieval Times at Discover Mills Mall
      8.You could have a sleepover
      9.Go to a pizza place
      10.Go to a fancy restaurant

      Whatever you decide on I hope you have fun and I hope I helped

  8. QUESTION:
    Where should I go? Charleston, South Carolina or Savannah, Georgia?
    I'm planning a long weekend down south. Should I got to Charleston, SC or Savannah Georgia? Which is more fun, has more stuff to do better restaurants? Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      They are both very beautiful and historic southern cities. Having lived in Charleston for 10 years and having visited Savannah on numerous occasions, i am biased. I like Charleston!

      As the natives are fond of saying, “Charleston is where the Cooper and Ashley Rivers meet to form the Atlantic Ocean.” Charleston is one of the most historic cities in the USA and one of the most important in the original 13 colonies. Not only did the US Civil War start in Charleston at Fort Sumter, the city also played a role in the Revolutionary War.

      Suggestion For Your First Stop in Charleston………………

      Your first stop should be the Visitors Center at 375 Meeting Street. Don’t miss the 20-minute award-winning movie about Charleston, which covers the Holy City’s history, ambience and charm. The movie theatre is in the back of the Visitors Center (the south end). The personnel at the Visitors Center can also provide you with more information / maps on what to see and do in peninsular Charleston as well as its environs. Again, don’t miss the movie!!!

      Suggestion For Your Second Stop in Charleston………………

      After the Visitors Center, your second “stop” should be a carriage ride tour of Charleston. The carriage companies solicit their business on North Market and Church Streets, about 6-7 blocks south of the Visitors Center. My personal favorite is the Old South Carriage Company. Please note that the carriages and the tour route each takes is based on a lottery system, i.e., after a carriage is full, a police officer picks a token out of a basket which has a number on it. The number on the token is indicative of the tour route the driver MUST take. Although all carriage tours are excellent, the best tour is the “SOB” (South of Broad(Street)) tour. If after picking the token, ask your carriage driver/guide if he/she has the “South of Broad” tour. If not, you may optionally wish to debark and board the next carriage in line, hoping that the police officer picks a token for the “SOB” tour. The choice is yours. You don’t pay for the carriage ride until the end of the tour, not before.

      Your Remaining Stops…………….

      The Visitors Center, the movie there and the carriage ride will provide an excellent overview of beautiful, historic Charleston. What you want to see and do after this is up to you. Do what you want to do, go where you want to go.

      Suggestions for other historic / scenic places:

      The aquarium
      A boat ride to and tour of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor
      The Market in downtown Charleston
      The plantations along the Ashley River: Magnolia Plantation, Drayton Hall, Middleton Place Plantation + Cypress Gardens where you can walk among the alligators.
      Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant – where many of the scenes for the 1985 TV series ‘North and South’ were filmed. One of the stars in this movie was the late Patrick Swayze.
      At the old naval base in N. Charleston, you can see the preserved Confederate submarine Hunley that sank the Union frigate Housatonic in Charleston Harbor in 1864.
      Patriots Point Naval Museum in Charleston Harbor that includes the aircraft carrier Yorktown. (this is actually the original Bonhomme Richard, renamed the Yorktown. The first Yorktown was sunk in the Battle of Midway in WWII.)

      There are many fine eating establishments in Charleston. One of note and where ‘everyone goes’ is Hyman’s Seafood Restaurant on Meeting Street. This restaurant has wooden booths where many famous celebrities have carved their names in the wooden tabletops. I ate at ‘Kevin Costner’s’ (+ a few of ‘his friends’) table / booth. I also like the waterfront dining at ‘California Dreaming’ on the Ashley River. If you like ribs, go to 'Sticky Fingers.' Yes, it's a small chain but the ribs are scrumptious. My favorite is 'Memphis Dry.'

      Other restaurants:

      http://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/south-carolina/charleston/restaurants.html

      http://www.charlestoncvb.com/visitors/tripplanner/dine_charleston.html?type=1&category=3&sub_category=19

      This is only part of what there is to see. Again, your best source of what to see and do will be found with the personnel at the Visitor Center. Ask lots of questions and get ALL the brochures! Have fun!

      CAUTION: DO NOT FEED THE ALLIGATORS!

      P.S. Charleston was also voted as a top ten travel destination in the USA by readers of Conde Nast Travel magazine’s annual poll:

      http://www.concierge.com/tools/travelawards/readerschoice/cities

      http://www.charlestoncvb.com/meeting/charleston-news/charleston__sc_named_no__2_top_american_destination-944

  9. QUESTION:
    can you tell me something about georgia (atlanta) tennessee (pygeon forge) north and south carolina?
    can you give me advise, thigs to do.....everything about these place thank you from italy
    i love usa.........

    • ANSWER:
      I live in Atlanta. We have a relatively new aquarium. It's really big. Takes hours to go through it all. We have several good places to shop including Atlantic Station and Lenox mall. There are a lot of good trendy upscale restaurants in Atlantic Station too and a movie theatre.

      Pigeon Forge has a lot of tourist things to do. There are museums and theme parks and like a thousand pancake houses all on one strip, which I find very confusing. I have no idea how they all stay in business.
      I can't say much about North Carolina except that if you are looking for a cheap cabin to rent for a weekend that is in the middle of no where surrounded by woods and mountains look there. I think they also have skiing in the winter.
      South Carolina has Charleston which is a very charming historic city on the coast. They also have Hilton Head Island which is where everyone around here buys a vacation home. They also have a ton of golf courses.

  10. QUESTION:
    Where should I take my Girlfriend?
    thanks I would like to know

    • ANSWER:
      If you are looking for a nice night out in Atlanta, then here are my choices:

      Entertainment:
      -Georgia Aquarium
      They have the worlds largest viewing screen for their whaleshark tank (Very good ambiance).
      -Atlantic Station
      (Tons of Shopping, Dining, and entertainment options incl. a Bowling Alley and a Movie theater).
      -High Museum
      (Atlanta's Premiere Art Museum featuring many exhibits from renown artists, and housing a theater).
      -CNN Building/ Centenial Olympic Park.
      Make sure you get to the park before dark.
      -World of Coca-Cola
      Very interesting tour, very visual, and you get to drink all the coke products you can handle!
      -AMC Fork and Screen Buckhead
      The only theater in ATL where waiters bring you gourmet meals as you enjoy your movie.
      -Lenox/Phipps Plaza
      High End shopping malls, great place to spot Celebs on the weekends.

      Dining:
      -Cheesecake Factory
      A bit nicer than your average sit down, big portions and great food!
      -Bricktops
      Really nice restaurant with celebs coming and going, also check out Yogurberry across the street for dessert!
      -Sundail
      Rotating restaurant located atop the Westin hotel in downtown. Call before to make a reservation.
      -The Palm
      Legendary Dining and great cuisine make this a local and international favorite.
      -Fogo De Chao
      A non stop meat frenzy to help get your carnivore on! It's pricey, but it's like a buffet...of steaks!
      -Rosa Mexicano/Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro/ California Pizza Kitchen
      In Atlantic station, these offer the best as far as taste goes (My opinion), but I hear Geisha House is good, as well as STRIP too.

      Dessert:

      -Yogurberry
      Frozen yogurt and various toppings (very delicious, very healthy)
      -Cafe Intermezzo
      Generous slices of baked cakes, plus amazing coffee menu, everything from hot chocolate to fruity drinks.
      -Cheesecake Factory
      It's in the name...
      -Cold Stone/ Kilwin's/Cheesecake Bistro
      All three are great dessert destinations in Atlantic station

      Hope this helps a little.

  11. QUESTION:
    what's the best place to shop in the ATL?
    im going shopping this weekend

    • ANSWER:
      This is a very broad question. I guess first of all is what are you considering Atlanta? Do you mean Metro Atlanta? If so, go up north to the Mall of Georgia. It is the largest in the area, so the most stores. Can't go wrong there.

      If you are looking for the most upscale feeling I would have to say Perimeter Mall. It has valet service, great restaurants, and all the top stores. It feels high end when you walk around inside. I have not been to Cumberland Mall since its remodel. If you are in the Cobb County area, it is a good place for practicality though.

      If you mean to stay in Atlanta itself, Lennox is the way to go. It is arguably the best mall in the area. It is a nice mall, lots of stores, you cannot go wrong. It also has the sister mall Phipps across the street. This is a slightly more eclectic mall, with some very high end stores. (Sacs, Nike town, decent movie theatre, boutiques, etc.) This is your best all-around bet to go shopping. Atlantic Station is very neat though. If you have not been, go by there. It is a true lifestyle center, with great shops spread out a little to feel like a town square. Good restaurants are mixed in with a great movie theatre. That is also where the Ikea is. If you have not been, go there top priority. It is all home items, but it is simply amazing. Anything you could ever want for a home, and at a very reasonable price. It is HUGE. Go to Atlantic Station for the experience if you are just looking for a cool atmosphere and need things to look at. Hope this helped, have fun.

  12. QUESTION:
    Is thus a great movie to go see?
    Is Daddy's Little Girl by Tyler Perry a great movie to go see with my bf this weekend. By the way does any one know the times for the movies this weekend in atlanta, georgia. Because i dont know and i need your help please.

    • ANSWER:
      Midtown Art Theater

      300
      Starts on Friday, Mar. 9

      Days of Glory (Indigenes)
      Starts on Friday, Mar. 9

      Factory Girl
      Rated R, 1 hr 27 min
      Buy Tickets: 5:00, 9:45

      Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen)
      Rated R, 2 hr 17 min
      Buy Tickets: 3:45, 7:15, 10:15

      Music and Lyrics
      Rated PG-13, 1 hr 36 min
      Buy Tickets: 2:25, 4:30, 7:10, 9:30

      Notes on a Scandal
      Rated R, 1 hr 38 min
      Buy Tickets: 2:15, 4:50, 7:25, 9:40

      Pan's Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno)
      Rated R, 1 hr 50 min
      Buy Tickets: 2:00, 4:35, 7:20, 10:05

      Puccini for Beginners
      Not Rated, 1 hr 22 min
      Buy Tickets: 2:35, 4:45, 7:35, 9:50

      Situation, The
      Starts on Friday, Mar. 9

      Venus
      Rated R, 1 hr 35 min
      Buy Tickets: 2:50, 7:30

      Volver
      Rated R, 1 hr 51 min
      Buy Tickets: 1:50, 4:25, 10:00

      Zodiac
      Rated R, 2 hr 40 min
      Buy Tickets: 3:30, 7:00, 10:20

      Plaze Atlanta
      Wed March 07, 2007

      Little Children
      9:20 pm

      An Unreasonable Man
      4:45 pm , 7:15 pm , 9:35 pm

      Inland Empire
      6:00 pm

      Starlight Six Drive-In
      Wed March 07, 2007

      The Number 23
      8:00 pm , 12:00 am

      Hannibal Rising
      9:50 pm

      Bridge to Terabithia
      10:00 pm

      Black Snake Moan
      8:00 pm , 12:20 am

      Reno 911!: Miami
      10:00 pm

      Ghost Rider
      8:00 pm , 11:45 pm

      Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls
      8:00 pm , 12:05 am

      Stomp the Yard
      10:10 pm

      Norbit
      8:00 pm , 11:35 pm

      Wild Hogs
      8:00 pm , 11:50 pm

      The Messengers
      10:05 pm

      Dreamgirls
      9:50 pm

  13. QUESTION:
    USHER DIVORCING HIS WIFE?
    Usher Raymond files for divorce
    R&B superstar, Usher, has petitioned a Georgia court for divorce from his wife of two years. Usher appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful more than a decade ago in the role of Raymond.
    R&B star, Usher, has filed for divorce from his wife of two years, Tameka Foster.
    According to celebrity tattle site, MediaTakeOut.com, Usher filed for divorce late Friday afternoon in Fulton County, Georgia "to avoid media attention." The site had also reported for several weeks that the Raymonds were close to officially splitting.
    People, meanwhile, reports that Usher was spotted out this weekend with friends at a bar in Los Angeles. The evening before the divorce papers were filed, Tameka and three of her children were seen at a suburban Atlanta movie theater.
    Best-known for his musical career, the five-time Grammy winner appeared briefly on The Bold and the Beautiful in 1998 in the role of Raymond. Usher has also appeared in numerous film and television roles.

    Usher and Tameka were married in August 2007. Almost immediately, the pair was dogged by tabloid reports that their marriage was one of "convenience." Usher's most recent album, Here I Stand, failed to live up to expectations, prompting industry insiders to blame the flop on Tameka's insistence that Usher dump his mother as his long-time manager. Several months ago, Usher rehired his mom and the crooner has been in the studio working on a new album.

    The couple has two children: 18-month-old Usher Raymond V, and six-month-old Naviyd.

    • ANSWER:
      Yuppp .
      He now dating a redbone, & she uqly too.
      He had a cute dark skinnned wifee . SMH !

  14. QUESTION:
    What fun, cheap, unique weekend activity can me and my friends plan?
    We're all 16 and most of us have our own cars that we can drive. I'm looking for something that they will remember for a long time. So I don't just wanna go see a movie, or go out to lunch. I want something unique and out of the ordinary. I have some ideas, like a scavenger hunt, paintball, drive in movie theater, and a spa day. Keep in mind we can't go overboard with the amount of money we spend and we live in Atlanta, Georgia, so don't bother suggesting something in another state.
    Thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      One of the best memories of my sons high school years was a video scavenger hunt. The mother of his friend had t shirts made for the winning team (he still has his) some of the things were eating english pea baby food. finding a specific persons headstone in a graveyard (the name was not given but clues were) a cats tail plant, an apple fragranced candle, a picture of a couple kissing, you holding a baby, a certain bug that is usually found in pool filter baskets, getting a kiss from a stranger at a fast food restaurant, talk someone at a grocer into giving you something without you having to pay for it..getting someone to slow dance with you in public whom you do not know for at least 2 minutes, etc...you can't go to family but others can go to your family, his friends would come to me and he would want to kill them . they had so much fun it became an annual event for 4 years

  15. QUESTION:
    Does anybody know their names (on teen cribs on MTV)?
    There was a brother & sister showing the house & it was HUGE.
    The house had a salon, tanning bed, movie theater, huge pool, hibachi thing, chefs, manicurists, hair stylists, the parents' room had a bed with two TVs INSIDE of it. The girl goes to college in LA & flies home every weekend to the house in GA.
    Does anybody know the kids' names???????

    They live in Georgia.

    • ANSWER:
      ha im watching it right now!
      the boys name is jamen and the sisters is katlin.

  16. QUESTION:
    4 yr old is hitting teacher and not listening to anyone?
    my son has been VERY bad at daycare lately...

    Yesterday- he hit his teacher in the face (when I picked him up her cheek was BRIGHT red- he hit her right on the cheek bone), he called her a BITCH, spit at her, threw markers, ran around pushing chairs off the table at his friends. This is the 2nt time in the past week he's been sent home. Last Thursday I had to leave work 3 hours early because he kicked her, hit her, spit at her and told her he was "gonna kick your (her) ass" I swear I don't know whats gotten in to him. Yes I curse but not to that extent. I am trying to sensor myself. The only hitting that occurs in my house is a swat/spanking to his bottom if hes VERY naughty.

    I have 3 appointments this Thursday with 2 child behavioral specialists (1 is a Dr. 1 works with our daycare. They're also going to observe him at daycare). When I asked him why he hit her yesterday he calmly told me "because she tried to stop me (from throwing markers)". he said basically the same thing last Thursday too. I don't know what to do!

    We've done reward systems with stars (5 stars he gets a book....every 5 stars he gets something different. all the way up to 30 stars= new dvd movie.) I told him yesterday if he was good ALL week long I'd take him to see Cars 2 in the movie theater.

    We've also grounded him; no video games, no dvd/movies, and no computer. My hubby and I are at our wits end. I don't know what to do anymore. I sat in our daycare directors office yesterday basically balling because I'm just so frustrated. he doesn't listen to me. and my hubby's gone away working...he just got back from Savannah, Georgia (3 weeks gone) and was home for the weekend and now hes in Portland (2-3 hrs away) for 2 weeks (he'll be home on weekends...working at his military unit.

    He isn't allowed to watch grown up movies/shows so I'm not sure whats going on....UGH I feel like the worst mommy... I mean seriously, who has a 4 yr old who beats his teacher?

    Do you have any suggestions?

    Oh an forget listening to me.....it Doesn't happen all that often at home or at daycare.

    • ANSWER:
      You say "Lately" .... so I am going to assume this means the last few weeks ..

      In which case I would suggest you look at ALL the things in his life that have changed/influenced him in ANY way - something he has seen or overheard, your husband being away more, new staff at daycare etc

      If however this behaviour has been ongoing and has progressively got worse - YIKES - time to pull out the big guns - if he is 4 and not listening to you or anyone else all I can say is he is going to be fun in a few years time!

      Read stories to him about feelings - ie When I feel Angry, When I feel Afraid, - talk to him about how you feel (not anything too serious - something like - when we go to the mall and I can't get a parking spot I feel frustrated etc) - encourage him to see emotions as a part of daily life and something that is safe to be expressed and communicated BUT in an appropriate way.

      Discuss what ways in which we can communicate how we feel - ie when I feel angry I go for a walk, I talk to someone I love, I sing a happy song - what ever you think might work for him ... the Dr and etc will suggest plenty I am sure LOL

      The other thing to consider is that with Dad away and mommy busy that he is just feeling angry about this - kids are great at drawing attention when they want it and sometimes any attention is good attention - consider what it is your son is getting out of all this - if you still have no answers then wait - the Dr and daycare staff might shed some light on things for you - in the mean time - spend as much time 1:1 with your son as possible doing FUN things - kick a ball at the park, go to the ZOO etc

      YES - the DVD/TV etc are gone - but spending some quality time with him might gain better results then any doctor ever will - Good Luck :)

  17. QUESTION:
    acting-plz help (i added a little more this time)?
    ok my dream has always been to become an actress.
    and i am very passionate about it.
    i dont care about the money i would do it for free.
    i just wanna touch ppls hearts like acotrs have done to me in movies.
    i have the ability but i dont know where to start.
    i want it so bad that sometimes i watch movies and i start crying b/c i want to be an actress so bad.
    th problem is i live in georgia and i dont know where to go to start here.
    do i need to wait till i have time out of skool like next summer or start now?
    if so what talent agencies should i call?
    where can i get lessons or get a list of auditions for free every website i go to i have to pay, but i dont want to.
    if u have any help plz let me know.
    btw im 14 years old!
    my parents support me!
    im in high school and i signed up for drama but i couldnt get it b/c i wanna go to college so i have to take 3 semesters of spanish!
    i wanna do something outside of school!
    plz tell me if u no of ne places i can call in ga 2 help me

    • ANSWER:
      That is wonderful that you have such a strong dream. That's very good, because acting takes dedication and determination. Just remember to keep trying.
      First of all, do NOT go to those free audition websites, especially the ones you have to pay for. Those sites are mostly scam sites, that are trying to steal your money. Legitimate auditions are not posted on the web. You usually have to go through an agent or someone else who works in the business, to find out about auditions for tv, movies, etc. However, you can find auditions for plays in your area by going to theaters around you. Often there are youth drama groups that you can join.
      To get an agent, you are going to need experience acting. Agents are important for finding bigger roles, but to get one, you already need to be active. This means small roles, acting class, workshops, etc.
      I do recommend taking at least one acting class. Sometimes local colleges and community colleges have programs or classes that younger people can be involved in and take during weekends or during the summer. Look into something like that. Acting classes can help fine tune your acting abilities and also give you needed experience.
      I'm sorry. I don't live in GA so I don't know of any local places you can go. Remember that anyone can act if they have the heart for it. There are local agents everywhere.
      It's a very good thing that your parents are supportive. Having that support can make it less stressful to break into the business.
      I can recommend two great acting books if you are interested. One is my textbook for Acting, so it is a bit pricey, but it is really good. I have provided an amazon link for each book.

      "Acting Onstage and Off" by Robert Barton

      http://www.amazon.com/Acting-Onstage-Off-Robert-Barton/dp/003072192X

      "Act Now! A Step by Step Guide To Becoming A Working Actor" by Peter Jazwinski

      http://www.amazon.com/Act-Now-Step-Step-Working/dp/1400048621

  18. QUESTION:
    Where are they showing lars and the real girl?
    Where in Georgia at least..

    • ANSWER:
      Lars and the Real Girl only opened in 7 theaters nationwide this weekend. I would guess it is playing strictly to Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago markets at the moment. Next weekend, it is supposed to make an expansion. So hopefully it will make its way to your market if you live in a big city. If it doesn't make it next weekend, then just try to be patient. This limited release tactic is done by the movie studios to generate good buzz about independent projects.

      For future reference, you can go here to observe theater counts for films on a weekly basis:

      http://boxofficemojo.com/counts/

  19. QUESTION:
    im 14 and need a job in SC?
    ohkk so heres the deal; im 14 and live in SC i want a job so bad. i heard zaxbys and blockbuster hires 14 yr olds. so can someone plz lemme kno if this is true or tell me any other places tht may hire? & plz don't say babysittin and mowing lawns; i mean a REAL job;; thxx

    • ANSWER:
      When in Georgia, I got a job at 14 in a movie theatre. It was great! I could study after the tickets had been sold for the shows and learned how to do accounting in the back office. They are open at night and weekends so you don't have to miss school and you get to see all the free movies and get free popcorn and drinks for your family and friends during slow feature times.

      http://www.llr.state.sc.us/Labor/wages/index.asp?file=faq.htm states that you can be 14 in certain jobs. Check out the site for the list.

      found that in South Carolina, minors that are 14 and 15 can work up to 3 hours per day, 18 hours per week when school is in session. They can only work between 7 AM and 7 PM (extended to 9 PM when school is not in session). During time when school is not in session, the minor can work up to 8 hours per day for a total of 40 hours per week.

      There are many occupations that minors are not permitted to be employed in. This is due to their hazardous nature. Some of the jobs that a minor is restricted from holding are coal mining, logging, milling, manufacturing and storing explosives and other similar jobs. Those between 14 and 15 are restricted from even more, as they are not permitted any occupations preparing food and others.

      http://blog.laborlawcenter.com/category/compliance-issues/south-carolina-2/child-labor-laws-41/

      Here is a list of industries considered safe/non-hazardous for those under 14: http://www.youthrules.dol.gov/partners.htm

  20. QUESTION:
    What did you think of Hancock if you saw it????
    I caught a late night show out here in Georgia and saw Hancock. Man this movie is awesome and funny at the same time. I really liked this movie and would love to see it again in th theatres. Will Smith is funny thru the entire movie and the movie is action packed also. I know this movie will gross in the 0+ million this weekend. Just want to know what anyone else thought if you saw it???? No need to respond if you haven't seen it please. Thanks.
    Well the whole concept of him being there over 80 years and the background of him being there was interesting to me. Don't want to give too much of the movie away but when he me the girl that was just like him it helped me understand it more. When he finally figured out what she was man when he took that rollin pin and hit her over the head.....I just can't get that outta my head!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Itz an awesome Movie!!!!

      U Will juzz Love it.....It was really cool, really funny, really entertaining....
      Itzz one Movie that you wont get tired of watching....

      U can watch it innumerable times!!!

      It was Too Good...Will Smith is a total rockstar!!!
      All his scenes including comedy,action and even da stunts are soo good....

      I would love to see da movie over n over again!!!

  21. QUESTION:
    I think I might be depressed. Please read?
    First of all, I can't believe I'm talking about this on here, of all places. But I can't really talk to anyone.
    Secondly, thank you so much for reading.

    I'm a sophomore girl in high school, and in middle school, I was social and had a core group of good friends. When high school started though, things changed. The reason why I don't attend my neighborhood h.s. is because it's really bad so I attend a Selective Enrollment high school 30 miles from my house, which is 2 hours via public transportation.

    The school itself is great, but the thing is, I feel so lonely on most Friday and Saturday nights because I'm no longer close friends with the people that live in my neighborhood (middle school friends), but I live so far from my friends from my high school, and therefore I can't really go anywhere.

    Instead of feeling happy that it's the weekend, I feel incredibly sad. It's pathetic.

    Any advice is sincerely appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I had this same thing wen i got to high school. i live far away from almost everyone i know save for about 4 people. its hard some times, but here's what i do:

      1) stay connected.
      facebook, myspace, txting, watever. stay connected with the important people in ur life some way or another. just talking to them can keep the bond alive, i live in georgia and have a friend who moved to kentucky right after i went to high school, and we've been talking for about 4 years. we're still great friends to this day:)

      2) get past the age differences.
      i have friends who are still in middle school as well as high school. honestly we're in the age group now where age is pretty much a detail. plus some people deal better with people older/younger than them. find out which suits u and dont be afraid to try the opposite.

      3) make plans w/ them
      invite them to ur birthday party. take them to church with u. throw a party @ ur place, just because. find ways to hang out with them. or if not that, try meeting somewhere in the middle (maybe a movie theatre or bowling alley between ur houses?)

      4) get involved @ school
      do something to get exposure @ school (clubs, plays, ROTC, something). this opens u to more than ur usual venue of people. it gives u something 2 do wen u cant have friends over and ull make more friends by finding common interests in these groups. if nothing else, try sitting @ a different table or sitting with a new person (someone u know from class) and just branch out.
      finally,

      5) dont limit urself.
      high school is a time where people can completely flip personalities. they may be completely different than how u knew them in middle school. so not everyone u knew is gonna be exactly the way they used to be. that is not to say that u should cut them off or stop trying to be friends, but accept that some people will probably be different, for better or worse. try making some new friends in different circles. its more rewarding when u have multiple kinds of people to talk to and hang out with.

  22. QUESTION:
    Chance me for a variety of top colleges in the US please!?
    What are the chances I have at Harvard, Yale, UPenn, MIT, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Johns Hopkins (BME), Georgia Tech, University of Virginia, Boston University, Vanderbilt, and Northwestern?
    Very elite public school in NYC
    Male, European, Junior
    I have a 4.0 GPA, (98/100), all four years was on the high honor roll
    SAT I: 2150 (800M, 710 W, 640 R)
    Sat II: Math II – 790, Chemistry -770, Biology - 780
    Took 5 AP classes so far
    AP Chemistry (5), AP World (4), AP Biology (probably 5), AP Calculus BC (probably 5), AP US History (probably 4)
    Next Year taking: AP Lit, AP Economics, Multivariable Calc, Organic Chemistry, Anatomy, Biotech
    Inside the school I am:
    President of Science Olympiad
    President/Captain of Science Bowl
    Officer in NHS
    Fencing club, (Hopefully fencing team next year)
    Math team (wrote research papers, took numerous contests)
    Outside of the school:
    Columbia University Science Honors Program (highly prestigious)
    Soloist of Brighton Ballet Theatre (performed in multiple productions, fundraisers, etc. always have soloist roles)
    Attend Saturday School (Chess, Art, Native Language)
    I have around 250 Volunteer hours: 150 from Brighton Ballet, for all my time spent rehearsing and 100 from Saturday School, for I was a teacher assistant for a year
    Please chance me!
    Btw, I want to major in BME in undergrad, and go to med school

    • ANSWER:
      No idea: you sound like a pretty smart unit so I'm sure you could speak to a college guidance teacher and get a better idea from them (or just email/ call those unis you want to get into and speak to them directly) - rather than the net (no one on here knows anything anyway ;) ).

      But seeing as you sound like the guy from the start of the movie 21, I recommend finding a Kevin Spacey like teacher on campus and teaming up with him to go to Vegas each weekend and earn a 'c-word' load of coin, and then losing it all (sorry if you haven't seen the movie) but having a great story to tell the dean at MIT when trying to get in to med school.

      Or you could be like Arnie in Predator and kill some aliens: either one of those options would work in your favor i feel.

  23. QUESTION:
    Helpp! need advice badly on acting career.?
    Okay so I'm a 15 year old girl going into highschool in actually a couple of weeks. I have wanted to be an actress for sooooo long and I've decided I'm going to be one no matter what. I love acting and it would be awesome to star in a movie where people are really moved by my character :) anyways what I'm asking is what advice and steps should I take from the point I'm at ?? I don't have much expierience as far as things that actually count go... But honestly in my middle school we didn't have a drama club or anything. In hs I'm definitely going to join any drama or theature clubs. I live in Georgia about 30 mins away from ATL so I was also wondering if that would be a good enough place to hold my career ? I could move to la if needed when I get out of hs but as for now I'm stuck here.. please tell me what other steps I can take to acheive my dream I'm a pretty good actor honestly and I want to make it big!

    • ANSWER:
      You'd need first to get into a good acting school in the evenings or weekends, and keep going for several years.
      School stuff doesn't really count for much.
      At 15, you've left it far too late to get into acting until you're an adult, so your best bet would be to work hard at acting school, get lots of stage experience in local theatre, learn to sing and dance as well as you possibly can, and then try for a place at a good drama school or university after high school.
      Only after all that would it be worth moving to LA.

      But do make sure you have enough school qualifications to get a good 'ordinary' job as well - almost all actors have at least one other job, as the most that a typical actor ever gets is 2 or 3 weeks' paid acting work a year. More than that is really unusual, and you'll have to have a way to pay the bills and enable you to keep auditioning.

      Good luck!

  24. QUESTION:
    Moving to Vancouver, what to expect?
    I'm moving to Vancouver from a small town in Manitoba to go to school at the Vancouver Film School, I've never really lived on my own before i've lived in a University residence for a year but my parents were still only an hour away, and i'm very sure that Vancouver is entirely different than Winnipeg. I'm going to be your typical small town girl living in a big city so I'm kind of scared!!! I'd really just like to know some info on what it's like living in Vancouver, things about living on your own for the first time (i'm not incompetent I can take care of myself) I just want to know what kinds of things to expect about roomates and stuff, things to do in the City cause i'm used to the country. Stuff like that might make me less afraid, and a little more prepared. I'd really appreciate any info anyone has to offer ^_^. But if your not going to be polite then just don't bother.

    Thanks ^_^

    • ANSWER:
      It's going to be amazing; I love Vancouver, especially west georgia, burrard, granville for shopping and Kerrisdale is amazing for living. Kitsilano has the most amazing pool in the world. Yes, Vancouver's very different from Winnipeg - for starters we have about 2 million extra people. Everyone is completely friendly, and it's so diverse. I've met people from Italy, Germany, the UK, France, China, Korea, India, Lebanon, South Africa, Australia, Norway, Finland...and of course every part of Canada. It's soo beautiful in the frosty winters and fresh hot summers. I just love Vancouver so much. There's so much to do- shopping never gets old, theres thousands of movie theatres playing flicks that never even get released in smaller towns, the nightlife is fabulous (just be careful and don't stray into the lower east side or unpopulated areas by yourself), Gastown is amazing for food and same with the area around the Pan Pacific. English Bay is fabulous and on weekends I reccomend driving down to Whiterock. There's always music festivals and the art scene is thriving. There are always vintage stores, coffee shops, and anything you please to be honest.

      If you ever get a break, try going to Vancouver Island, or taking a roadtrip to Portland or Seattle. A lot of people enjoy that, but it's not necessary since you never run out of stuff to do in the City itself.

      I hope you have an AWESOME time. Most people do.
      xx


movies in theaters this weekend in georgia

Movies In Theaters For Kids This Weekend

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is it legal for Friendlys to deny service to patrons because of their age?
    We have a Friendlys Restaurant right next to a movie theatre in our town. Lots of middle school aged kids go here on weekends, and they often go to Friendlys on the weekend as well. For some reason or another, Friendlys started not allowing anyone under 18 (without a parent) to eat there during weekends. Are they breaking any discrimination laws, or any laws for that matter?

    • ANSWER:
      A business can refuse service to anyone. Apparently the business has decided that they do not want to deal with middle school age children. If any restaurant is over run with children, then many adult customers will not patronize that store. They have the choice of dealing with children who will buy less, tip poorly and make a mess, or adults who spend more money and cause many fewer problems.

      They are not only not breaking any laws, they are acting in the best interest of their business

  2. QUESTION:
    How do you check the expiration date on Sour Patch Kids?
    I just bought a bag of Sour Patch Kids when I was at a movie theater over the weekend and decided to open them just now. The code on the back says 01740H H035BG. I've looked everywhere to try and figure out when they expire but the sites only have codes for Hershey's, Mars, etc and the company that makes them doesn't have any information either.

    I can't return them because I don't have a receipt and the movie theater is 4 hours away from me. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Unless they're as hard as a rock...

      I would sit back and enjoy gummy goodness.

      What would kill you anyway...

      Sugar?

      And, yes, normally I don't touch expired food. But, sour gummies... Not in the same category as milk.

  3. QUESTION:
    What was the last movie you actaully saw in the theater?
    The last one I saw was Avatar. How many months ago was that? ;)

    I think before that it was The Lion king-just kidding.

    We don't go to the movies often, once every 4-6 months. It's not that I don't want to go to the movies, I LOVE movie theater popcorn! It's just that my husband is CHEAP and would rather wait until the movie is out on Redbox.

    How often do you go to the movies?

    • ANSWER:
      The last movie was Alpha and Omega 3D for the kiddos. The movie before that was Toy Story 3. I go for the kids more than I go for myself. This weekend we are going to the drive-in to see The Social Network, Life As We Know It and a third which hasn't been updated yet. I would say we go once a month, maybe once every two months depending on what's in. Personally, I'd rather watch a movie in the comfort of my own home. My husbands the theatre person in the family. =)

  4. QUESTION:
    How old was your child when you took him/her to the movie theaters?
    There are so many firsts that we can't wait to experience with our son, just this weekend, he had his FIRST tastes of IHOP pancakes!

    But I was wondering, how old was your child when you took them to their first movie at the movie theater?

    • ANSWER:
      When DS1 was 2.5, DH took him to free cartoons that were offered at our local movie theater for kids during the summer. It was great, because he didn't have to worry about him being loud, or if he wanted to leave after 20 mins.

  5. QUESTION:
    What are the best acting agencies for kids/ teens in New York?
    I am going to New York for the weekend and I would like to audition for some talent agencies. Also wondering how I could find any other auditions (tv, movie, theatre ect.) Thanks in advance!
    Yes I know not much will happen in a weekend but we do have an apartment there so basically there would be a lot more time.

    • ANSWER:
      it could take months to years to find and get an agent. your not going to do anything in a week end.
      the best agent is anyone on SAG'S approved list you can get into to start. unless you have training experience and a resume, your not ready to look for agents. you can look for community theater and student and ind. film auditions yourself. you will need the proper agent to get on any professional auditions.

  6. QUESTION:
    What good movies are out this weekend at the theater for my husband and I to see for our Anniversary?
    He likes action and I like humor/romance! Is there any movies out that we might like? We haven't been to a movie theater in like 2 years and thought it would be nice to do!

    • ANSWER:
      my sister's keeper, it is a really good movie. especially for couples i'm not kidding i highly suggest you see it you'd be missing out if you didn't see it. it is so emotionally touching.

  7. QUESTION:
    Are there any good movies playing in theaters?
    I want to take my kids to the movies this weekend.They are 4 and 3.
    Okay anything other themn marley and me.To many of you suggested that one.

    • ANSWER:
      I see that one poster recommended "Marley & Me", I would have to disagree. *SPOILER ALERT* They put the dog to sleep at the end, so unless you want to explain that to your kids, you might want to wait until they are older.

      I took my daughter (who's 6) to see "Bolt" and she loved it. Not too scary and just enough humor to keep my occupied. We also saw "Tale of Despereaux" which she loved, but be warned: it has a few scary moments involving skulls, rats, & a dungeon.

      I've heard that "Bedtime Stories" is cute, but it might be geared to children older then yours.

      If all else fails, consider renting some classic kids movies from the library (hey, its free) and having a movie night in.

  8. QUESTION:
    How strict are movie theaters about letting teenagers under 16 watch rated R movies?
    I know when I was growing up it really wasn't a big deal we paid we got in. My daughter is trying to see Orphan this weekend she is 14.

    • ANSWER:
      If you bring her there and pay, it's ok.

      It simply means it's up to your discretion to judge whether or not it's suitable. They have a general age system with numbers and values to have an idea of what is suitable.

      The idea is prevent younger persons to be badly affected by movies.

      You said she's your daughter, it means you, mother in law, can buy tickets and legally grant her the permission to go.

      Remember, not a paper, not a word; you go there and buy them. They simply cannot tear apart any tickets a person holds legally and they can't tell you who you give them to. You're a client and you can allow anyone you are legally in charge to see anything you want.

      Also, they rarely bothers about a 15 y.o. or so buying one. Of course, if she's looking like 12, it migth be more difficult for her goign alone. I hope they have a certain sense of duty and virtue, at least to the point of considering the idea of not letting a kid going for a bloody movie. But, again, they can as well simply don't give a shit.

      I'd advise you to go; her friends might appreciate the gesture as well. You always look "cool" when you prevent problems by directly giving an access and it prevents dozen of problems. Get her there, buy the tickets for her and get away. This way, she'll feel free and appreciated and on your side you won't be called for your daughter who sneaks into the wrong places.

      I know it's always a problem with most teens to have mother nearby and this is why I explain you how she'll probably feel if you do it correctly.

  9. QUESTION:
    How to calm my nerves about going to the movies after colorado shooting?
    Im going to see step up 4 this weekend with my friend & im really scared about getting shot ever since the colorado thing. How to calm my nerves?

    • ANSWER:
      There are a few things you can do:

      1) STOP going to the movies for a while. Movie theaters are scary enough when you consider the price of tickets, food and drinks! Also, the seats are nasty with germs all over them and if someone is coughing, you get sick too. You also have annoying parents who have to take their annoying screaming kids and babies to movies. NOW we have to worry about psychos shooting up the place? To be honest, are you really missing that much?

      2) Go to a movie anyway. You can't let fear rule your life. People get hit by buses, shot by bank robbers, killed at school, work and everywhere else you can think of. Even if you stay inside all day someone can still break in and kill you. If this is your day to die you can't control that. Everyone dies and we don't know when it will happen. So you can either live in fear OR you can live your life and have fun while you are here!

      3) Talk to someone. Maybe talk to a friend or a counselor about your feelings. You probably are not alone. Lots of people are freaked about this event. I think everyone who knows about this story is a little nervous about going to the movies. Being nervous is normal, LIKE PEOPLE DIED AND IT WAS HORRIBLE! But being so scared that you don't want to go outside isn't normal. If you are really bugged about this and it is affecting your life, talk to a professional.

      4) Make it a Netflix night! There are many places online where you can watch a movie. You might have to pay for some of the newer releases but in the end it is MUCH cheaper than going to see a movie. You don't get the big screen BUT you also don't get long lines, overpriced junk food, nasty seats covered in fake butter and annoying people coughing out their germs to share with everyone! You can also stop the movie and use the bathroom without missing anything.

      When you consider the current state of the movie industry it is NO surprise that ticket sales are down and more people are watching movies at home. In my opinion, stupid movie makers and stupid movie theaters don't deserve my business! 85% of movies these days are garbage. The price of tickets and food is too high. Theaters are gross and allow dumb parents to bring babies. They can't even keep the restrooms clean half the time. I stopped going to movies a LONG time ago! And I don't miss it at all! A movie theatre is already a scary place, now I have one more reason not to go!

  10. QUESTION:
    Why is it that parents have no common sense when deciding to take their kids out for the afternoon?
    My girlfriend and I wnet to see the movie "Cars" this weekend.
    We decided we should see it this weekend since it had been out for a couple of weeks and has received some good reviews.

    While this is an animated movie, we did expect that some people would bring their children to the theater.
    As we started watching the previews, it was obvious that the parents were not going to be able to keep these kids quiet.
    Parents didnt just bring in children, they brought in toddlers.
    Im talking abouot children under the age of 5 who have no understanding of what they are going to see. Children that have no ability to sit still for an extended amount of time, and will begin to cry or yell at their parents when they are bored or arent able to get up and do something that they want.

    Is it reasonable to expect that there may be a time in which children under the age of 5 would be banned from the public movie theater, until they can sit still and focus on the movie?

    • ANSWER:
      I know exactly what you mean. Some people just don't have the concept that some children are too young to go to the movies. It especially irks me when parents bring they're very young children to completely non-children themed films.

      Last week we went to go see "The Break-up" and this woman brought her 5 year old who of course wouldn't keep quiet the entire film.

  11. QUESTION:
    Why is it that parents have no common sense when deciding to take their kids out for the afternoon?
    My girlfriend and I wnet to see the movie "Cars" this weekend.
    We decided we should see it this weekend since it had been out for a couple of weeks and has received some good reviews.

    While this is an animated movie, we did expect that some people would bring their children to the theater.
    As we started watching the previews, it was obvious that the parents were not going to be able to keep these kids quiet.
    Parents didnt just bring in children, they brought in toddlers.
    Im talking abouot children under the age of 5 who have no understanding of what they are going to see. Children that have no ability to sit still for an extended amount of time, and will begin to cry or yell at their parents when they are bored or arent able to get up and do something that they want.

    Is it reasonable to expect that there may be a time in which children under the age of 5 would be banned from the public movie theater, until they can sit still and focus on the movie?

    • ANSWER:
      It is a children's movie, but I think you're right. Children under the age of 5 should not be allowed to view the movie, as they will have a difficult time sitting still and being quiet.

  12. QUESTION:
    What jobs can a 14 yr old get in Michigan?
    I live in michigan and i really would like to knw. Also how old do you have to be to work at a movie theater or the mall somewhere?

    • ANSWER:
      Any work you do and earn money is a Job.
      Your options are limited. Most businesses want you to be 16 to hire you for gainful employment.

      Time to be inventive, My suggestions to you:

      Make up fliers and pass them around in your neighborhood.

      Offer to do whatever work it is you want to do, such as :

      Computer work, Babysit, Clean Garages, Organize Cupboards, File Papers, Wash Cars, Mow Lawns, Pull Weeds, Tutor the neighbors kids, wash Dogs, Dog sit, Clean the Pool, Assist the elderly, whatever...

      Post first whatever it is you want to do or are good at ...
      However, Keep your options open and make a decision after the persons call you instead of not giving them many reasons to call.

      Say you are a student and available on weekends and all summer.

      Your neighbors who might hire you do not have to be residents, they might be local businesses that need a little job done. Do not be afraid to ask and apply. You won't get a job if you don't try.

  13. QUESTION:
    What are some fun indoor activities for a 2 1/2 year old?
    Well, I know it's going to be a rainy weekend and was wondering where you like to take your kids when it's raining. I was looking for something different to do rather that the usual movie theater, bowling alley.. I know it won't much matter to the kid, but I don't always want to be doing the same things.. Any suggestions??

    • ANSWER:
      well i don't know what state you live in, but here in cali. there are a lot of new indoor playgrounds opening up. i take my daughter to one called playtown. there are also indoor "baby gyms" for example gymboree and j.w. tumbles. my daughter is only 1 and she loves it, i think a 2 yr. old would love it even more.

  14. QUESTION:
    Is there a good dinner theater or murder mystery dinner in Buffalo NY?
    Hi... Planning a little weekend family getaway to Buffalo this weekend.. kids are teenagers 14 and 17.. Can anyone suggest a good dinner theater or murder mystery dinner .. or something like that? If anyone has ever seen Tony & Tina's wedding that would be a great example of what we're looking for. (Wish it were playing now because I Loved that!!)
    It's hard to find touristy stuff to do with teens because all the tourism information pushes either couples/romance getaways or family/kiddie fun. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Tracy,

      I work for The Murder Mystery Company; but unfortunately, we currently do not perform near Buffalo, NY. However, I took a few moments this morning to research the area to see what might be available to your family during your trip.

      First, (possibly a long shot) is the Western Door Playhouse: a resident group of actors at the Niagara Arts and Culture Center located at 1201 Pine at Portage Niagara Falls NY (30 min N of Buffalo on I-190)

      Second (not murder mystery, but interactive improv) is Comedy Sportz: fast-paced, family-friendly improvisational comedy, played as a sport. Two teams take turns making up scenes, playing games and singing songs – and the audience votes on which team they like the best (Amherst, NY about 20 minutes from downtown Buffalo.)

      Finally, (totally un-related to theater, improv, or whatever) is a nostalgic experience going to the Transit Drive-In movie theater: (in Lockport, NY about 1/2 hour from Buffalo.)

      Well, good luck in the attraction-hunting for your teenagers! Also, if you are ever in a city/region close to one of our interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Theater locations, please send me an Email on our Website below! I will give you a really great deal on the 2 1/2 hr show with 3 course meal for your family! Have a KILLER day!

      Paul Salyer
      Public Relations Manager
      The Murder Mystery Company
      (888) 643-CLUE (2583)
      www.grimprov.com

  15. QUESTION:
    How old were you when the first 2 Toy Story movies came out? Have you seen the 3rd yet?
    How old were you when 1 and 2 came out, and do you actually remember going to see them? I know I have great memories of going to the theater to see both. :) Have you seen the third one yet, and if so what did you think of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Yup, I remember seeing both at the theater when they came out. I had just turned 4 when the first one came out, and I remember seeing it with my family at the theater. So then I was 8 when the second one came out. My whole 2nd grade class went on a field trip to go see it at the theater- that was so fun! The best school field trip ever. haha.

      Nope, haven't seen the third one yet, but I'm hoping to this weekend. My mom doesn't want to go and wants to wait till it comes out on DVD, because she thinks the theater will be packed with a bunch of little kids. But I told her how half the people seeing it are probably people like me who grew up on the first two Toy Story movies, not families with little kids! So hopefully we'll go see it this weekend. I'll definitely be able to relate to it, because I'm going to college this fall too. Kinda bittersweet how the last Toy Story ended up coming out right after I graduated high school. Waahhh, I grew up too fast. :( Seems like only yesterday I was a kid in 1995, watching the first one.

  16. QUESTION:
    Any tips for taking a toddler to the movies for the first time?
    I am thinking about taking my 15 mo. old to a movie this weekend. Not too sure if this is the best idea! Does anyone have any tips? Thanks!
    But it's a kids movie... I would be watching ONLY for her...
    ?

    • ANSWER:
      Try to find a "Mommy and Me" movie offering. These are for parents (not just mommies) to attend with their kids. The lights are not lowered all the way, nor is there the typical quietness in the theater.

      In some theaters, the kids will play and watch the movie, but it is more of a social/play date with a movie included. At 15 months, she is a bit young for any other type of movie event.

      Good luck and enjoy!

  17. QUESTION:
    What kind of jobs can a 16 year old get in Southern California?
    I turn 16 this weekend and I'm starting to think about jobs. Do most places allow 16 year olds to work? Does anyone know of any good places for a first job in Southern Cali?

    • ANSWER:
      You can legally work in CA at 14 years old, but at 16, you are allowed to work more hours and therefore you are more attractive to employers than 14 and 15 year olds, but there just aren't a lot of jobs for teens out there now. It's literally about the worst time in recorded history for teen employment. So don't get discouraged, keep applying.

      You will need a student work permit from your school. They may impose stricter rules for getting a work permit than the law does, like they may require a minimum GPA or a good attendance record.

      The best thing to do is to start with your school counselor, ask them if they know of any jobs or job programs. Then see where other kids your age are working, and apply there. If you hang out at a business a lot, see if they have any jobs. If family or family friends own or manage businesses, ask them if they have any jobs.

      My son and his friends at 16 worked as baristas at Starbucks and other coffee houses, at movie theatres, at fast food and restaurants, supermarkets, teaching dance, filmmaking, and karate classes, in office jobs, tutoring at places like Kumon, at retail stores, at golf courses, dj-ing dances and parties, summer camp counselor and swim instructor, as a personal assistant during the summer. Different locations of chain businesses may have different hiring practices, so if one says no, ask at another.

      If you don't find a paid job, consider doing volunteer work, as you can use it as work experience on your resume, which will help in the future for paid jobs. Ask at your school about volunteer work.

      CA Student Work Permit http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ct/we/wpfaq.asp
      Allowed Hours http://www.svusd.k12.ca.us/guidance/workpermit.htm

      Good luck!

  18. QUESTION:
    What to do in mid December in Philly with young kids?
    I lived in Philly in my early 20's, going back as a 30 something with my family. Wondering what is new in the city that is kid friendly. I'd love to take them to a show too.
    The boys are 7,5,and almost 2.
    Are there any shows, like Cirque, Lion King, Chistmas Shows, on stage anywhere in Philly?

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest you sign up for the Philly Funsavers newsletter before you come. They are a way to get half-price tickets to a lot of events and a way to find out some of what's happening. (You can also check their full-price website, Philly Funguide.) Many of the offerings happen within a day or two of your getting the email (it comes out on Thursdays), but sometimes they offer things further in advance. The light show at Macy's (formerly Wanamaker's) and Dicken's A Christmas Carol Village, also there since Strawbridge's closed, are unique and unbeatable in my opinion. Just don't take them to Dickens if they're the kind who can't keep their hands off. The zoo, of course, and Adventure Aquarium. The zoo has changed a LOT in recent years, so you won't see elephants but you will probably get to see our new baby orangutan. The aquarium will be "doing" Christmas with a Rudolph display, and the ever-popular scuba-diving Santa will be back. My 3-year-old nephew was mesmerized by him. Right next door, the Camden Children's Garden does a nice, inexpensive lights display, with a scavenger hunt, visits with Santa and their few rides will be open. Make sure to at least look at their beautiful carousel. I think the cost and size of the Garden are perfect for your kids' ages. If they're running then, you could ride the Ducks. If you can come back in the warmer months, check out Franklin Square Park and it's carousel and Philly-themed mini-golf. If you remember it from your 20's, you won't believe it's the same Square! The Hedgerow Theater is doing a Pooh Christmas show and A Christmas Carol. People's Light and Theater Company's pantomime this year is Snow White. Walnut Street Theater is doing a Christmas Carol, as will many other places. The Colonial Theater in Phoenixville is showing a slew of Christmas movies in December and they have regular kids' movies every weekend. I know you could probably take your kids to the movies at home, but to a restored old theater with a balcony you can sit in? Santa will be at their kid's Christmas party on 12/5. Finally, if your kids are up for it, many places offer abbreviated, kid-friendly performances of The Nutcracker. (The Pennsylvania Ballet's is full-length.) Have fun and happy holidays. Welcome (back)!

  19. QUESTION:
    What is there to do in Portland, Oregon for kids?
    I am going to Portland, OR for a wedding Aug. 17th-21st. I will have my 7 and 5 year olds with me and was wondering what inexpensive activites there are for kids/families there are to keep them busy. I don't want to spend a fortune (already am with plane tickets, hotel, etc). Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Portland Children's Museum
      3037 SW 2nd Ave.
      Portland, OR 97201
      503-823-2227
      Specifically designed for children under 10, this attraction is a child's sanctuary. The "Under Construction" exhibit allows children to pretend that they are architects and construction workers. Other exhibits include a babies-only room and a shopping area for older children to make them feel more grown up.

      Hours
      March 1-August 31:
      Open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
      September 1-February 28:
      Open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Mondays.

      Admission
      .00 for ages 1 - 54
      .00 for 55 & up
      .00 with Military ID
      Members and children under one admitted free
      per car parking fee, payable at Front Desk (members free)

      Oregon Zoo
      4001 SW Canyon Rd.
      Portland, OR 97221
      503-226-7627
      From bats to zebras and everything in between, it's all here at the Oregon Zoo. Check out the many exhibits that are featured including the Rain Forest, the Alaska Tundra, and the kids-only section at "ZooFun Safari".

      Hours:
      9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      April 15 - Sept. 15 (except Summer)

      Summer (Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day)
      8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

      9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      Sept. 16 - April 14

      Admission:
      Adults (12-64) .75*
      Seniors (65 and over) .25*
      Children (3-11) .75*
      Infants (2 and under) FREE
      Members FREE admission & parking
      Parking per car

      Oaks Amusement Park
      East End of the Sellwood Bridge
      Portland, OR 97202
      503-236-5722
      The park is home to the world famous 1924 Herschell-Spillman Carousel, known as Noah's Ark because it features two of each animal. Still in operation today, the Carousel is a crowd pleaser to all. A childrens' park, Acorn Acres, includes a family roller coaster and bumper cars. With a skating rink in the lobby, this is a great place for the family to have some fun!

      Hours:
      Aug 17 & 18th: 12pm - 10 pm
      Aug 19th: 12pm - 7pm
      Aug 20th: closed
      Aug 21st: 12pm - 9pm

      Admission:
      Gate Admission FREE
      Admission to Oaks Park is free except on July 4th, and during Oktoberfest.*
      Limited Ride Bracelet .25 Valid on all Midway rides
      EXCEPT Looping Thunder, Bumper Cars & Scream 'N Eagle.*
      Deluxe Ride Bracelet .00
      Valid on all Midway rides.*
      Roller skating will be included on either limited or deluxe ride Bracelets, and is available any regularly scheduled public session. Valid day of purchase only. Ride Tickets 1 - .25 7 - .00
      Go Karts - Driver .00
      Go Karts - Passenger .00
      Some rides enforce height requirements.
      * Go Karts & Midway games sold separately. Prices subject to change.

      OMSI- Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
      4015 SW Canyon Road
      Portland, OR 97221
      503-222-2828
      A look at the list of attractions will give you a feel for the amazing things that are going on. OMSI features are labs ranging in physics, earth science, lasers and holograms, and computers (these are just a few). Be sure to visit Busytown where children experience their "own size" construction site, power plant, grocery and shipyard.

      Hours:
      Museum Exhibits
      and Science Store
      9:00am-9:00pm
      Adult (14-62) Youth (3-13)/ Senior (63+)
      Museum Admission .00 .00
      OMNIMAX Theater Shows .50 .50
      Kendall Planetarium Show .50 .50
      Laser Matinee Show .50 .50
      Submarine Tour .50 .50
      Motion Simulator .00 .00
      Laser Evening Show .50 .50
      Museum Combo .00 .00
      (Museum Combo includes museum admission, one OMNIMAX movie, and your choice of one planetarium show or one submarine tour. Each ticket is redeemable for up to 60 days past the purchase date.)

      Museum Admission not required for admission to other attractions.

  20. QUESTION:
    What are the best things to do for a vacation in the Portland Oregon area?
    1. Have you gone to that big Chinese garden?
    2. Have you ever gone to the Eddie May Murder Mysteries theater dinner?
    3. Other?

    • ANSWER:
      The chinese garden is fun, I took the tour, but I think it is more enjoyable to go at your own pace. They have a little tea place where you can stop and get different flavors of tea, cookies and moon pies. The garden is more of a seasonal thing though, better when things are in bloom.

      The Japanese Gardens are also really fun to go visit, they're alot bigger. It is really stress relieving just to see the koi fish and all the interesting trees and plants. It is an all year round rain or shine kind of place. Its fun no matter the weather. It's alot prettier than the chinese garden and is pretty all year round, plus you can stop at the rose garden on your way up the hill. =]

      I hear the pittock mansion is cool, apparently they are doing tours of it. I'm not sure exactly what it is, but you could sure look into it.

      Just walking downtown is fascinating to see the people, the saturday market goes on saturday and sundays all summer till about october i believe, it has a bunch of interesting things you can buy, and its a fun thing to do on the weekend.

      Walking the willamette water front is beautiful, and you can stop in all the neat little shops.

      Omsi! is amazing. if your interested in sciences, or like a good IMAX movie, id go to omsi for the day. It's fun for kids and adults. They ususally have things going on that are exciting, like the chinese dinosours or body worlds 3, and you can take a tour of the submarine in the river.

      If you like the mall and ice skating, you can take a trip to the Lloyd center mall, it's HUGE! with an ice skating rink in the center of the mall, it also has a movie theater.

      You could take a 1 1/2 trip out to the beach and back, if youd like to go for a day trip.

      I'd deffinatly try the small pizza businesses down here, and the taco trucks, and other food trucks, they may look gross but the food is freshly made and taste awesome.

      BRING ON NO SALES TAX!! =]]]]

      I hope I could help you with your vacation!

  21. QUESTION:
    How old were your kids when you took them to a Big Screen Movie?
    There is a drive in where I live and we can take the whole car for (not bad at all) My kids 14 months and 28 months are generaly really interested in TV. They dont start the 1st of 2 movies untill 9ish though. Does this sound like a good idea? by time the 2nd movie plays (usually rated for adults) they would probably be knocked out. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      I ALWAYS go to the drive-in here in West Chicago. I can't bring my 17 month to the theatre because he has absolutely no interest in TV yet.

      My son goes to bed early and he usually falls asleep before the movie starts. That way he can rest in the carseat and I can either sit in a lawn chair outside the car or sit in the driver's seat. Since I already knew he'd fall asleep before the movie starts, I saw Freddy Kreuger at the drive-in for opening weekend of summer.

      http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d181/maryjane_097/Takeo-DriveIn01.jpg

      EDIT:
      Our drive-in plays the same movies that are out in theatre. Sometimes like SALT was a week late because they ran Twilight for 2 weeks just changing the order and then it went on to two other movies.

  22. QUESTION:
    Why do football fans in England clap their hands during football matches?
    Also why is half the crowd made up of women and kids? It seems like going to the football in England is like going to the theatre. "Let's go to the football since there aren't any good movies on." If you notice that in every other nation the crowd is made up of only men who live and breathe football. Not some losers who don't know where to spend their money.

    • ANSWER:
      Its a almost a cultural thing, we invented football as it is today and we embrace it. Its an entertaining sport and people enjoy it.

      From what you've said I can see you clearly aren't a football fan, which is fine, but don't criticise people who do enjoy the drama and glory of the sport. To be honest, I can criticise people for the same sorta thing, only getting absoultely hammered on a night out. Every weekend, I go out a few times and I do like the pubs and bars, ya know, but when I get to clubs, where people go nuts for the hell of it, get into fights, down about 10 shots, I don't see the point. Not only are you blowing your money way (which you won't ever remember the next day) but you are destorying your health and your mind.

      All the alcohol going through peoples systems is not healthy at all. Back in the 70s and 80s, no one drank as consistently as people are doing right now, I'm telling you, when I'm 50, all the people of my era will be diagnosed with liver cancer and bowel failures. I'm not saying drinking is bad, but at the consistency in which people drink at the levels that they do, they are going to kill themselves. Now you may be someone who likes to go out every weekend and get ruined, thats fine, but how can someone criticise people for paying about 30 quid to go to a big stadium, like the emirates, cheer on their team and take their family too, and yet not depict people who blow 50+ pound a time on getting slashed and never remembering what they did the next morning...now which would you say is a more justifiable way of spending your money?

  23. QUESTION:
    How does one go about earning money?
    How do you earn money when you're only like in high school and don't have a car? A friend and I are saving up to take a trip to go to Canada next summer for this big event and currently, all we have is to set up a bake sale/lemonade stand this weekend, and advertise dog walking services/baby sitting abilities...I don't have a car and she's not 16 yet so we can't get a parttime job....Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some ways to get money:

      From your family. Your parents might pay you for getting good grades in school, or for reading a certain number of books, or for doing various jobs around the house. You might even earn some money from siblings, if you offer to do some of their chores.

      Selling things. If your closet or basement is full of belongings that you no longer need or want, consider selling them. (These might include toys, games, comics, and clothes. Don't get rid of things you have a strong attachment to, though, such as your old Furby or your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lunchbox.) You could hold a yard sale in your neighborhood. You might even offer to sell other people's knickknacks, for a small fee or a percentage of the price. Another option is selling items online, such as on eBay.

      Jobs for Teens:

      Believe it or not, there are many, many jobs you can find or create. You have more choices than just working at McDonald's or babysitting. Here are lots of ideas, a few of which might appeal to you.

      Pet-sitting. When someone in your neighborhood goes on vacation, there's often a pet that needs looking after. Also, with people working longer and longer hours these days, some will pay you to visit their pets during the day and take them for a walk.

      Working for your parents. If mom or dad owns a business, they might be able to use your help. Even if they work for a company, they may be able to hook you up with a part-time job there. (Check with your parents' friends, too.)

      Tutoring. Some teens report that they earn anywhere from to per hour tutoring. If you're good at a subject, you may be able to earn money by helping others to understand it.

      Lifeguard. In some parts of the country, there are shortages of lifeguards. Some have been earning per hour or more. If you have the skills needed, consider this option.

      Camps. If you look into it early enough, you can line up a job at a summer camp -- you might work with kids, tend the grounds, prepare food, or do any of a number of things.

      Jobs matching your interests. If you enjoy working with young children, see if any daycare centers near you need help. If you like the great outdoors, check with your local parks department. If you like movies or recreation, look into movie theaters or amusement parks.

      Mowing lawns, raking yards, shoveling snow, gardening. These can all be part of the same job. Once your customers know you and the good work you do, they may use your services doing other jobs in other seasons.

      Department stores. A big perk with these jobs is that you often get to enjoy employee discounts (which can be substantial, often 20-30% off) and commissions on items you sell.

      Create websites. If you know enough about computers to create well-designed websites, you can make some good money. Many small companies and organizations pay thousands of dollars to have websites built for them. You might charge very little at first, but once you have a few impressive websites to show potential customers, you can hike your rates. Some small companies might also pay you to help maintain their sites, adding content, and solving problems that arise.

      Be crafty. If you enjoy arts and crafts, you might make jewelry or other items and sell them -- perhaps on eBay, where you'll have instant access to a large customer base. Some painters and photographers are making money selling their work online, too, although that can be harder to do.

      Serve the elderly. Not only might you find work in a nursing home or retirement community, but you might also serve older people in your neighborhood. Many older people can't get around much. They may welcome your services delivering groceries, running errands, or doing odd jobs around their home.

      Be a computer guru. Many people buy computers and have a lot of trouble setting them up and trying to use them. Even if you have an intermediate familiarity with computers, you might offer your services as a local computer consultant. You can set things up, solve problems, answer questions, teach programs, and show people how to send and organize email, upload digital photos, buy something on Amazon.com, use Instant Messaging, and conduct online searches (with Google or other search engines).

      Caddy at a golf course. This not only helps you learn more about a sport you might enjoy, it also gives you the chance meet a lot of adults from whom you might learn more about the business world. They could be turn out to be valuable connections that help you land other jobs.

      Delivering newspapers. If you sign up to deliver a lot (which may be more possible in areas with apartment buildings), you can make a good bit of money. Some teens make 0 or 0 per week or more.

      Use your skills. Think about what you're good at and try to teach others -- adults or children. You might offer piano lessons, horseback riding lessons, or Spanish lessons. Maybe you can juggle and entertain at children's birthday parties. If you play an instrument, perhaps you could play at weddings or other events. If you write, you could try to sell articles to magazines or newspapers.

      Volunteer! If all else fails, or even as a first choice, consider volunteering. Don't just do the first thing that pops into your mind, though. Be a strategic volunteer. Think of a field or company you'd like to learn more about. If you're really concerned about hunger in the world, volunteer at a food bank. If you're thinking about becoming a doctor (perhaps one who treats the elderly), consider volunteering at a hospital (or a nursing home).

      Good Luck,and have fun on your trip!

  24. QUESTION:
    What is a great 3 day itinerary for Orlando without breaking the bank?
    Hi all!! I'm looking to take my boyfriend and 11yr old son to Orlando for a 3 day weekend in October. I'll be flying down Friday night...staying in a timeshare on Int'l Drive...and flying back to NY on Monday night. We spent a week at Disney over Christmas, so this time we're looking to skip Disney. Please give me your most detailed, thought out plan for a long weekend that both the adults and my son can enjoy. Pretend your planning the trip for yourself & be specific. ;-) Most thought out wins 10 points!!! Thanxxx all!
    to answer the first comment left...yes, we have extensively toured ALL of the Disney parks severaltimes...that's why I'd like to exclude Disney this time, as we only have 3 days and wouldlike to do other things.

    • ANSWER:
      I would stay on-site at Universal Studios.... there are 3 hotels on site... The Hard Rock Hotel, The Portofino Bay Hotel and The Royal Pacific Hotel... since you have an 11 yr old, I would suggest staying at The Hard Rock Hotel. You are picking an excellent time of year to go to Orlando because it is the off-season and the parks will not be nearly as crowded as other times of the year... also, the weather is nicer... still hot enough to swim... but not so hot it puts you on the verge of a heat stroke! Staying on-site at the hotel will give you a discount on tickets (they have a 'kids stay free and play free program) and it will also get you express pass for your time in the parks which means you won't have to wait in line... you just go to the front and get on the ride.

      When you get off the plane Friday night, I suggest you go to the hotel and get settled in and freshen up. Then take the boat (no charge) to CityWalk (which is part of Universal) and head over to Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville for dinner. The food there is absolutely amazing and the margaritas aren't bad either! After dinner, walk around CityWalk and take in the sights.... there will be a ton of things to do there for all of you ... there's even a movie theatre if you want to see a movie.

      Saturday morning get up and have a nice breakfast at the hotel and then hop on the boat and head to Universal Studios for the day. Since you have the express pass & since it is off season... you should be able to do the entire park in one day. I always start on the left of the park and work my way around. Do the Jimmy Nuetron ride, then Shrek, Twister, Earthquake, Revenge of The Mummy: The Ride, Jaws, Men In Black, Back To The Future, E.T. and The Terminator. There are several shows at Universal that start at different times... the don't miss shows are 'Beetlejuice's Graveyeard Review' and 'The Horror Make-Up Show'. The 'Fear Factor' show is ok, although nothing great and unless you just have a whole lot of time to spare, don't even waste your time with the 'Animal Planet' show. Personally, I would rather go ride the Mummy over and over than see Fear Factor or Animal Planet. During the day when it's lunch time... I would not eat in the park... I would leave and go out to CityWalk and head over to the Hard Rock Cafe for lunch. Unfortunately not everything on the menu is good and I've learned only from process of elimination. Do not order a hamburger... they are not good at all. Nachos are good for an appetizer... the french dip sandwich is really good... the barbque sandwich is pretty good... and the mac & cheese is superb (it's like no other mac & cheese you've ever had). After the park closes for the day, head back to your hotel for some dinner and to freshen up. Now since you'll be in Orlando in October, Halloween Horror Nights will be going on at Universal Studios. Head back over to Universal for that. There will be haunted houses gallore, the park will be decorated and there will be 'scare' actors everywhere.

      On Sunday, get up and have breakfast then head to Islands of Adventure. Again, I always start from the left and work my way around. When going to this park, I suggest wearing a bathing suit with a pair of shorts over it and for the guys to wear their bathing suit with a tshirt. Also, wear flip-flops. The reason I say this is because there are several water rides in this park and you don't just get wet... you get absolutely 100% soaking wet. If you love roller coasters then you're going to love The Hulk.... it launches you from a tunnel and immediately goes into a zero g-roll then hits a top speed of 67 mph! In this park, do not miss The Hulk, Spiderman, Popeye's river barge, Dudley falls, Jurrasic Park River Ride, Dueling Dragons (make sure to get on fire and ice) and it may sound silly, but don't miss out on The Cat in The Hat or Caro-suess-el! Couple of shows in this park... Sinbad and Poisidan's Fury... Sinbad is really good... Poisidan is ok. After the day, again, head back to the hotel to freshen up and then hit CityWalk... this time, maybe try 'Bubba Gump Shrimp Co' for dinner... the restaurant will open in August and I hear it's going to be great.

      Monday, I would spent relaxing at the hotel. There is a huge, huge pool at the Hard Rock and there are speakers underwater in the pool .... kids love this. You and your boyfriend can lay by the pool relaxing in the Florida sun having drinks while your son plays. A couple of hours before I had to leave, I would head to my room and shower and get all packed up.

      Ok, maybe I was a little too specific with everything! LOL But I love Universal, Islands and CityWalk. I'm sure if you choose to do this you and your family will have a wonderful time and I hope I gave you enough suggestions and options.

      Have fun!

  25. QUESTION:
    How early should I get to DTD to see the midnight showing of Pirates of the Caribeen?
    So I am thinking about going to see Pirates tonight. I am going to head down to the AMC at Downtown Disney. I know they have a few showings but I am sure its going to still draw a large crowd. How early do you think I should arrive? Its just going to be me but I sill want a decent seat in the back of the theatre.

    • ANSWER:
      Since it's 11PM right now, I hope you are there already. Opening weekend for any movie is a very busy time, especially in Downtown Disney. Many of us locals go there regularly since it's one of the nicer theaters. Because you're alone, you shouldn't have too much trouble since you don't have to worry about finding a paired seat.

      In the future, you should try an early morning movie. My husband and I go to see opening weekend films on Saturday's first showing, which is typically at 9:30AM. You miss most of the tourists and almost all of the kids since they don't want to get up early on a Saturday. :)

  26. QUESTION:
    What movie should I see on July 4th weekend?
    Look at whats playing in town, and you tell me, why I am not going to have a fun weekend at the theaters.

    Eclipse
    Last Airbender
    Grown Ups
    Knight and Day
    Karate Kid
    A-Team*
    Toy Story 3*
    Killers
    Shrek 4
    Date night*
    How to train your dragon*
    Robin hood

    *seen

    I will probably end up seeing James Cameron's Aliens of the Deep.

    • ANSWER:
      I would do the The Last Airbender

  27. QUESTION:
    How can I become a Hollywood Actor?
    I have a passion for acting in Hollywood or being in movies. I am 13 and want to know how I start to get it going, like what do I do to get my experience moving? Should I take Drama and Speech in school? Also, how do I start becoming an actor and what do I need to do?

    • ANSWER:
      Definitely take drama, you will need lots of training to make it in Hollywood. As far as speech, it's really good to get you used to speaking in front of people, but what the judges are usually looking for tends to be so inorganic, basically the opposite of good acting. Don't confuse the two.

      Also, see if there are classes on the weekend or after school that your parents would be willing to sign you up for. (My 13 yr old son loves his acting classes, all the kids are so into it, they learn so much from the teacher and each other. I don't let him work professionally though.) Community centers often have inexpensive classes. After you have experience from classes, you might look into community theater, if you have the time. If not, keep up with the classes.

      You can take acting (theater, film and tv) classes in college, and then move on to a career as an actor. It's really best to wait until you are an adult to work, child/teen actors rarely make the transition to adult actor so they usually don't have long careers. And besides, there is too much stress and rejection for a teen, and too many hours going to auditions.

      Good luck!

  28. QUESTION:
    How do people spend their weekends in the UK?
    I have to prepare a short presentation on the lifestyle of the people in UK, especially during the weekends. This includes men, women and kids. Its just a 5 min presentation so i wont focus on any one aspect. For e.g. shopping. It should focus on different aspects. Its my topic of presentation. Please help me. I have searched the net for info but nothing helpful and concrete. I do my slideshow in 2 days, so please give me some information. I have to present a very educational perspective.

    • ANSWER:
      ok so for entertainment people can go to restaurants, cinemas, they could go shopping, visit museums or sealife centres of something like that. They could also go to spas, theatres or plays, libraries, beaches, hotels, pubs, work!, visit friends, parks, fun fairs, clubs, walk your dog, walking or running, gyms or you could spend time just reading or relaxing. You could also go swimming, bike riding, listen to music or go to concerts or gigs, you can play on xboxs and playstations or computers, you could rent a movie, cook or cater, you could go on sleepovers or go to parties, some children do chores, you could go to dancing or singing clubs or you could perform.
      Can't think of any more
      hope this helps!!! :D

  29. QUESTION:
    Where is a good place to smoke weed?
    I'm going to the movies with my friends this weekend and i have some weed but im to afraid to smoke it at my house. There is a spot behind the theater where the fence had broken down and i thought about going there but it's too risky because there are police men that r always there. I also thought about going to the park but there r kids and parents around. So any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      drive and smoke, a lot of people just do that. make sure you are on a deserted back road and the windows need to be down. look for cars before lighting the lighter because an officer could see it. (keep a cigarette on you so you can say you were lighting that)

  30. QUESTION:
    What is there to do in and around Flagstaff AZ?
    I will be in Flagstaff AZ for a weekend with my young children (4 & 2) what would be fun to do with young children in and around the area.

    • ANSWER:
      First and foremost, there is the Flagstaff Children's Museum. Like other Children's Museums there will be an endless supply of kid-oriented exhibits and activities, ideal for anyone under the age of 12. Current exhibits include: Historic Portrait Exhibit (In May, June, and July we will be having a very exciting exhibit in which children can transport themselves back in time. Children will dress in costumes similar to the fashions in a series of classic paintings on display. The children may then have a poloroid taken of themselves standing "in the painting". A series of related workshops and activities will allow participants to delve further into the themes.) and A Child's View of Trappings of the American West, May 23- June 15.

      516 N. Humphreys, Flagstaff, Arizona, 86001, Phone: (928) 779-7258, e-mail:
      info@flagchildrensmuseum.org
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      The Museum of Northern Arizona has dinosaurs if your kids are into those. Visitors can stroll along the Nature Trail and visit the Amphibian Pond to see local plants and wildlife, which could be a fun thing for the little guys. You also might chack and see what Discovery Programs are going on at the time you are there. They are on museum grounds and go from Pre-K up. 3101 N. Ft. Valley Rd.

      Flagstaff, AZ 86001; Phone 928-774-5213; Fax 928-779-1527 Education Programs & Tours
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      The Pioneer Museum has various activities. You might contact them and see what programs are going on while youare there.

      2340 N. Ft. Valley Road, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001, (928) 774-6272 Phone, (928) 774-1596 FAX,
      ahsflagstaff@azhs.gov Email
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      The Crown Restaurant & Railroad Cafe East; this family restaurant houses northern Arizona's largest electric train display. Call 928-522-9237.
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      The Arboretum at Flagstaff has Birds of Prey Demonstrations every weekend April 1 through October 31, 2007 every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. This sort of program can be absolutely fascinating to kids. In addition, the Arboretum can be a fun place to explore with kids, introducing them to nature in a civilized way and letting them stretch their legs. Call when you are in Flagstaff to see if there are asny special kids activities during the time you are there. 4001 S Woody Mountain Road, Flagstaff AZ 86001-8775 , (928) 774-1442, (FAX) 774-1441
      _______________________________

      This site has an event calendar for Flagstaff: http://www.localendar.com/public/flagcent
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      Call the Lowell Observatory's 24-hour recorded information line, (928) 233-3211, for the most current and complete information about hours, special events, admission information, and programs for visitors. The new multimedia John Vickers McAllister Space Theatre is open for 20-minute shows on the half hour from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During regular nighttime program hours Lowell's new Space Theatre also is open for 5 to 7-minute presentations about what we are currently viewing in the night sky. These sound short enough that ages 2 and 4 could tolerate them. The also have an interactive exhibit hall.
      _______________________________

      Heritage Square Trust in Downtown Flagstaff has various activities in the evenings, including G and PG movies and musical events. The June schedule includes: 1st:
      Sunset
      Movies on the Square Presents: TBA

      2nd:
      2-5pm
      Heritage Square Trust’s Summer Concert Series Presents:
      Muskellunge Bluegrass (Nolan McKelvey)

      3rd
      2-3pm
      Heritage Square Trust’s Summer Concert Series Presents:
      Al-Rakasaat

      6th:
      7-10pm (Free Lesson 7-8pm, Dancing 8-10pm)
      Heritage Square Trust’s Summer Concert Series Presents: Dancing on the Square

      7th:
      5-7pm
      Thursdays on the Square Presents: Nolan McKelvey & 33

      8th:
      Sunset
      Movies on the Square Presents: Princess Bride

      9th:
      2-4pm
      Heritage Square Trust’s Summer Concert Series Presents:
      Porchlights String Band

      10th:
      2-3:30pm
      Heritage Square Trust’s Summer Concert Series Presents:
      Craig Yarbrough
      4-5pm
      Heritage Square Trust’s Summer Concert Series Presents:
      Flagstaff Community Band

      13th:
      7-10pm (Free Lesson 7-8pm, Dancing 8-10pm)
      Heritage Square Trust’s Summer Concert Series Presents: Dancing on the Square

      14th:
      5-7pm
      Thursdays on the Square Presents: Southbound

      15th:
      Sunset
      Movies on the Square Presents: Monster House

      16th:
      2-4pm
      Heritage Square Trust’s Summer Concert Series Presents:
      The Gypsy Chicks

      17th:
      4-6pm
      Heritage Square Trust’s Summer Concert Series Presents:
      Burnett Family Bluegrass

      20th:
      7-10pm (Free Lesson 7-8pm, Dancing 8-10pm)
      Heritage Square Trust’s Summer Concert Series Presents: Dancing on the Square

      21st:
      5-7pm
      Thursdays on the Square Presents: Porchlight String Band

      22nd:
      Sunset
      Movies on the Square Presents: Happy Feet

      23rd:
      2-9pm
      Flagstaff Music Fest

      24th:
      Noon-7pm
      Flagstaff Music Fest

      27th:
      7-10pm (Free Lesson 7-8pm, Dancing 8-10pm)
      Heritage Square Trust’s Summer Concert Series Presents: Da

  31. QUESTION:
    How do I deal with "mandatory" social events at work?
    At my job they always have annoying events that I really can't stand going to. Every time I try to get out of an event, people are really pushy and say things like "it's mandatory" and "it's not optional". It makes me crazy. Also, I don't drive and sometimes these events are really far away and people are reluctant to give me a ride. The only 2 people who have ever given me a ride don't even work here anymore.

    Anyway, a good example of an event is we went to some little kid park thing and everyone brought their kids. I don't have kids. Therefore, it's insanely boring yet no one else understands because they all have kids. I had to sit around for about 10 hours trying to make my own fun. It was painful. This was on a Saturday, too, and I was not getting paid.

    I'm asking this question because I just saw a movie on the weekend yet my boss sends an invite out today for everyone to meet at a theater that's far away tomorrow to watch it. That's another thing, these events are always on very short notice. So, basically, I have to watch a movie that I just watched again and scramble to get a ride from someone and if I can't get a ride then fork out + of my own money for a cab.

    Just as I'm typing this, my boss phoned me to remind me that these events are "team building" events and "not optional". Can someone explain to me why this is so important? It honestly makes me mad how forceful people are.

    All this being said, I don't mind going to lunch (as long as it's not hard to get to) and wouldn't mind an actual fun activity or a new movie that no one would of had a chance to see yet.

    Any advice?

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    What jobs can a fourteenyear old have in Melbourne, Australia?
    I am 14 and really wanting to get a job I can do on the weekend. I did a paperun for 2 and a half years between age 10-12 but I had to stop because I am busy with school. So what jobs can a fourteen year old have that works for a couple of hours on the weekend? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Many young kids work at - Subway, Mcdonalds, KFC, any fast food joints.

      Supermarkets such as Woolworths, Coles, IGA, Bi-lo.

      Department stores such as Target, K-Mart. Big W, Office works

      Game shops, ebgames, Video/DVD rental stores ...

      Hardware such as Bunnings, Mitre 10..

      Movie Theaters, Library, Pizza Places, Small Takeaway shops etc

      List is endless.

      Get a CV together and start applying!

      Hope this gives you some ideas.

      Make sure you read this website http://www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=1118&languageId=1&contentId=-1
      It's about under 15's getting a job and your rights, help with a CV and applications among heaps of other helpful tips etc....
      Good Luck !

  33. QUESTION:
    Do kids still hang out with their friends?
    I mean it seems like they don't. I mean when you go into the malls and movie theaters its rare to see a group of kids having fun together.I don't mean older teens, I mean kids from ages 13-15. I have a sister who's 14 and a brother who is 12 and they don't seem like they talk to their friends often and go to places either.its like when school's over, no more communicating with friends.They usually just stay at home everyday and watch tv or get on the computer....Do some kids still hang out?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm 13, and I definitely do, just not usually on weekends. A lot of parents have rules about hanging out on school days, for fear of unfinished homework. If you go to local places on fridays or saturdays, you should see a lot of teens together. Hope I helped! (:

  34. QUESTION:
    What are good movies that will be going on thanksgiving weekend?
    that are good for 16 year old girls?
    please give some names and what theyre about

    • ANSWER:
      Tangled (11/24)

      An alternative version of Rapunzel will prove to be a great kid's movie, and looks to be one that parents will enjoy as well. Check nearby theaters for 3-D showings, keep in mind that if you want to see it in 2D instead you may want to catch it when it first comes out, or on the tail end of its run. There is no guarantee in theaters with 3D that they will carry the 2D version, and if they do maybe not for long.

      Thats the only one all the other seem arent to good for a 16 year old

      hope this helps!

  35. QUESTION:
    Are you fed up with people abusing the convenience of cell phones?
    The invention of the cell phone definitely has it's advantages, but some people abuse it's convenience. Cell phones going off in movie theaters, during tests, at funerals, etc... Then there are the people that use it like a leash. They give significant others cell phones, and constantly want to know what the other person is doing. Since they know the other person has a cell phone on them, it's impossible to ignore their calls without them becoming offended. That's why I refuse to carry one anymore. Even though it could come in very handy in an emergency, it's worth gambling my life not to put up with the hassle from inconsiderate callers. If they ever found out that I had a cell phone, they would want the number. Everyone wanted to be an exception to the rule that I don't give my cell phone number out to anybody. Is your opinion of cell phones similar to mine ?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah I'm tired of seeing people who at first seem to be talking to themselves.Maybe in a manner of speaking they are talking to thelmselves!Some people have them because god do they think they are important.People just can't live without being able to talk to them 24/7 can they?Maybe they should have a plan just for these types "family and friends" "free evening and weekends "or "narcissists in love with the sound of their own voice plan" All the time you hear people on the bus calling somebody every ten minutes "Yeah I'm at this place now ,I'll call you back.10 min. later "Yeah I'm at this place so what are you doing? ya o.k.bye.10min later I'm almost there o.k?See you in 5.five min.after o.k. I'm here and they get off the bus yacking away.A leash ?I think some of these people need someone to hold their dick while they take a piss for f*ck's sake!Some people try to raise their kids over the cell phone and it's just pathetic and annoying to hear people barking orders to their kids in public.Another complaint :Oh boy! Downloadable ring tones! This has got to be the stupidest thing ever and one of the most annoying.Put the damn thing on silent mode I don't share your taste in stupid ring tones !I mean grow up!It is fucking noise pollution at best.One more thing I've learned about cell phone abusers is that most of them have the absolute dumbest,moronic conversations in the world and have absolutely no life. I almost forgot !Camera phones! Now how could I forget ?Maybe I tried to block it out!In a public washroom watch out for idiots holding their phones high up in the air if you can see one over the stall ,odds are it can take a picture of you .This actually happened to me .If I catch anyone doing this you will be very,very sorry I guarantee it !

  36. QUESTION:
    What to buy a nine year old that doesnt want anything?
    We must have been getting all the previous gifts right because this year he cant think of anything he wants! Bar one toy and a couple books
    His birthday is two weeks after xmas so I do want to get him something special and skylanders isnt my ideal special gift

    So please leave some suggestions or maybe tell me what you are buying or bought in the past a special nine year old kid for xmas

    - Hes a bright kid, loves reading, movies, games usual stuff
    Is a bit restricted playing outside as living in central London and already has a bike
    Hes got a wicked sense of humour
    Loves his stage school at weekends, singing, dancing and acting

    Please help give me ideas!
    =)
    Ahh I should have said sorry JU and thanks too but no pets allowed in our tenancy agreement he is the perfect age for that though, sadly we cant

    • ANSWER:
      A trip to the theatre to see a show. If you have not already seen it I would recommend The Lion King. A special day out perhaps when the weather is better.

      If not then just be glad that your child is not motivated by greed and what he can get. Just buy him what he has asked for and tell him you love him. Tell him that you are happy to get him a gift later in the year when he has decided what he wants.

      Perhaps and Ipod with some children's stories already downloaded on it and some music by his favourite band or just a gift card so that he can choose his own from itunes with you.

      My son often found it hard to decide what gift he would like for Christmas and one year when he was very young he only wanted a Postman Pat Toy so I got him it. He was delighted nothing else really mattered to him.

  37. QUESTION:
    Should I still go to watch The Dark Knight Rises?
    My friend and I are meeting up the weekend before school. And, it's kind of a tradition of ours to watch a movie at the theatre. We might go see The Dark Knight Rises, but because of the James Holmes case, I'm kind of a bit freaked out. Is it safe to watch or should we settle for Diary of The Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, instead?

    BTW - We are both teenagers and probably wouldn't plan on taking our parents with us.

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    Whats the right age to take a toddler to a movie?
    We were thinking of taking our daughter to "BOLT" coming out in a few weeks but we were curious what age is to young to take a child to a movie. She is well behaved and I don't fear her acting up at it. But not sure if she is still to young or not.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, if you think she can sit relatively still (there's lots of room for a small child to move and wiggle in a theater seat) for most of the duration of the movie, don't worry about it. If you're really worried, take her to a matinee showing, where there will be dozens or hundreds of other small children, who will all take frequent bathroom breaks, have to be shushed occasionally, and be squirming in their seats - you don't go to a matinee showing of a kids movie (especially opening weekend) expecting anything else.

  39. QUESTION:
    What was the first movie you remember seeing as a child at the theater?
    And how much did it cost for kids to get in?
    The first movie I remember going to was The Ten Commandments and it was 15 cents for kids, but we didn't have to pay because my Aunt was the theater manager.

    • ANSWER:
      Bambi, 15 cents for kids and it was mostly on the weekends, like Saturday mornings.

  40. QUESTION:
    What films are you watching this weekend?
    On dvd- netflix or at the theater- what are you watching?

    • ANSWER:
      I watched Wreck it Ralph with the kids. it was pretty good. well worth watching imo. its my favorite animated movie that I've seen this year.

      I'm rewatching Clash of the Titans (the remake) right now. I still think its a good remake though I know most disagree with me.

  41. QUESTION:
    What is the best thing for me to get on my b-day. 12 yr old boy not that into sports but dont want a video gam
    I want something fun but i dont really like sports that much. I Like TCGs but not old ones like pokemon or yu-gi-oh. I Doont want anotehr video game. Someone Help! Bday is March 2!

    • ANSWER:
      gift cards, money. Have u ever wanted to take up an instrument or drawing. Ask for something creative like taking lessons in a favorite hobbies or something that u've always wanted to try. I'm tired of getting stuff as gifts because in a few weeks or months u now its just gonna be shoved and forgotten about in the closet. try something different like going to a spa, theater ticket to see Blue Man group, a sports game, or something really cool that sounds fun and exiting. What about pets? Or tickets to see ur favorite band in concert. Even ask for a mini vacation for a weekend at... Where ever u want to go. Have fun Its ur special day! Go to ur favorite food joint. Go see the movie u've been dying to see. Ask ur friends and or family member something u've always wanted then to teach u. U know, something u see them do and u say "how do they do that". If u have older sibling ask them stuff like "whens the best time to talk or sweet talk ur parent about something u want. Happy Birthday kid and have fun! My birthday just past January 23. I'm 24 and I asked to go to a comedy club. It was a blast! I always try to look for events to go to for my birthday. Best wished and make ur wish a good one when u blow out the candle! ]=: That's a sideways birthday cake, in case u can't tell.

  42. QUESTION:
    Would you take your baby to see SAW III?
    Okay seriously, hubby and I were at the movie theater the other weekend, watching SAW III (it was great btw!), and as we were exiting, I saw this lady carrying a baby in a carrier. I was shocked - I mean of all movies to take a kid to - SAW III. Hubby laughed at me and said 'hey that's the best age, they won't remember anything'. Maybe I'm old fashioned but I can't believe someone would bring a baby to that movie. But hubby says I'm over reacting.

    • ANSWER:
      Right now, I wouldn't take my baby to ANY movie - she barely sits still enough for the episode of Blue's Clues, and that is 1/2 hour long!!

      I do question the parents' judgement on taking a child to a movie like that, but your husband is right - the baby will not remember anything from the movie. But imagine if the kid would have woken up and started crying during the movie? I bet there would be a lot of ticket holders rather upset about all of the noise. . .

      Are you over reacting? I don't think so. There is a reason they rate the movies R, NC-17, etc. I am thinking that a baby would fall into that 17 and under crowd. . . At least doing the math I know.

  43. QUESTION:
    What are some good fundraising ideas for my school?
    We are already doing a car wash and rummage sale, but I'm looking for new, unique, and fun ideas.

    • ANSWER:
      Umbrella Service – If you live in Seattle this idea may be for you! A local Boy Scout troupe got permission from the local grocery store to stand at the entrance and walk people to their cars with umbrellas on a rainy weekend. People really appreciated the considerate gesture and the troupe made some pretty decent money. I think it is always important for young people to provide a service rather than to just ask for money, don’t you?

      Family Movie Night – Show a video indoors or consider renting an outdoor movie screen. Charge a small fee to attend, and sell drinks and popcorn, too. You could add a few jars for additional donations. If you have a group of outgoing kids, you could put on a small dinner theatre or evening of humorous skits. Serve spaghetti and Italian bread. There is a good chance you could get the food donated. This works really well for church groups, if you have a recreation room to use.

      Host a Basketball Tournament – This is great for a sports team . A local group raised over 0 dollars doing this and had a lot of fun, too! Each team paid to get enter. One team had four generations on it! Most teams consisted of family members. Of course, you can sell hot dogs, chips, sodas and popcorn purchased at your local discount retailer.

      Rent-A-Kid – Have the kids do appropriate chores for people, such as, cutting lawns, washing windows, babysitting, raking leaves, folding or ironing clothes. (Okay, you know, all the things they don’t do at home!) A group that did this know a lady who was moving and the kids packed and wrapped all of her china and crystal. She was so appreciative she made a very nice donation!

      Flocking – This is so much fun! People purchase “insurance”, say for or you can take a chance and have a “flock” of flamingos (or any other bird) land on your yard. Without insurance you have to pay to have them removed. It’s good to do this within a “band family” or church group that really knows each other. It can become a great tradition over the years.

      If you need more ideas for the best school fundraisers, visit http://www.easy-best-fundraisers.com
      There are so many, inexpensive or free fundraising ideas it’s just a matter of picking one and getting started raising the money your group needs. It’s going to be a great school year, have fun!

      Hope this helps!
      Good Luck!
      Annie

  44. QUESTION:
    what was a typical daily and weekly schedule in the1950s?
    and where did teens usually hang out, and what was their cerfuw? when did people typically get married?

    • ANSWER:
      I think I just answered your previous question.... well here I go again!

      A typical daily schedule Mondays- Fridays was:
      (Please note I didn't grow up in the 50s... I was born in the early 80s, and I am simply guessing this from what I have studied about this era in the past)

      6AM: Mom wakes up, gets dolled up (they always looked good, clean and fit), makes a nice breakfast for everyone

      7AM: Everyone gets up, washes up and gets dressed and they have a family breakfast, if they are Catholic they usually prayed first

      8AM: Dad goes to work, kids go to school, mom cleans the house

      12PM: Dad usually comes home for lunch to eat with his wife, the kids eat in the cafeteria at school, or eat a packed lunch

      3PM: The kids come home from school and usually would do their homework, go out to play, or the young ladies and girls would help their mom with dinner and any chores that didn't get done like shopping, dishes, cleaning or laundry.

      5PM: Dad comes home, EVERYONE EATS TOGETHER- that I am sure of.

      5:30PM- Everyone clears the table and helps with the dishes (during this time sexism was decreasing- little by little, so the men would probably help with the dishes too)

      6PM- The family would sit down together to watch the news, then family shows like I Love Lucy, Leave it to Beaver, other game shows and variety shows. Phones were also popular, and kids would talk on the phone for hours, just like kids today are obsessed with cell phones and ipods.

      8 or 9PM- The kids would go bathe, finish up homework and get ready for bed, mom and dad would usually read the paper and continue watching TV.

      10PM- Kids were usually in bed, or in their rooms doing homework and studying, mom and dad would watch TV if it was still on, or they too would go to bed also.

      Weekends were usually spent with family or friends, they slept in, and if religious; would go to church early on Sunday mornings. The teens usually hung out at soda shops, skating rinks, roller rinks, went to movie theaters, drive ins, corner stores, or each others houses. The 50's were an awesome time for teenagers, 1950 was actually when the word teenager was invented! The 13-19 year old were finally recognized as not being kids anymore, yet not being adults either. Up until then they were considered either kids who should play tag, play with dolls and be in bed by 8, or they were considered adults who would work, not go to high school or college, and take care of the house. Finally they were recognized and respected as having their "own group." They were encouraged to have fun, "be young" but at the same time focus on school and go to high school and college. They still respected their elders and parents and teachers, but they had wholesome fun too. Their cerfew was typically 10-12 PM I'm guessing- like today depending on the parents, child, his/her friends, where they were going, their grades, and where they lived. They usually got married right after high school or college, so between 18-15 95% of them were married. Marilyn Monroe married her first husband at 16... so they still had some really young marriages going on, but it was becoming more scarce as the 50s progressed.

  45. QUESTION:
    What was life like in the late 1970s and early 1980s?
    Good or bad, what do you remember about everyday life between 1975-1985? I'm conducting research and would love to hear from people who were actually there.

    • ANSWER:
      In the U.S., let's see, it was the end of disco, the beginning of FM commercial radio. Radio stations played a mix of everything, not like today when there are genre-specific stations. Cable was just getting started.

      Telephones were rotary and you were attached to a phone cord LOL! Video arcades were very popular, PacMan was the first video game leading to a bunch of others like Space Invaders and Galaga (that's all I can remember off the top of my head).

      I dont' know about anyone else, but where I lived soccer was just getting popular as a competitive sport in leagues and high schools. The New York Yankees and LA Dodgers had this extensive rivalry through the 70s.

      Television...we didn't have remote controls, parents had the kids get up and change the channels. We spent a lot of time watching Happy Days, Mork & Mindy, Eight is Enough, SNL, Dukes of Hazzard, the A Team, etc.

      It was the Cold War, and I remember everyone was afraid of nukes. There was an accident at a nuclear power plant called Three Mile Island and it released radioactive gas and iodine into the atomosphere. In 1979 52 people were taken hostage at the US embassy in Tehran, Iran, and held for 444 days. That was the first I learned of anti-American sentiments felt around the world.

      India is right, we were allowed outside all day and our mothers would call us in to supper. We rode our bikes everywhere. I loved to roller skate, I wore my wheels out til they were no longer round...I was the fastest kid in the neighborhood on skates. I also loved to roller skate on Friday nights at the roller rink.

      Occulty is partially right about the music except he left out Metallica. MTV was fun (we watched A LOT of it) but it set a really bad precendent for bands/artists and how they looked compared to how much talent they did or did not have.

      I spent most of my money on tape cassettes and vinyl of my favorite bands and slept out in line over night for concert tickets. Tickets were affordable then, and . I wore feather roach clips in my hair and used a can of hairspray before going out on a weekend. Fast Times At Ridgemont HIgh was my coming of age movie...oh, and movie theaters were only double theaters, not the multiplexes that they have today. We still had drive in theaters back then too.

      Just some stuff I remember off the top of my head. If I think of anything else, I'll come back and edit. Thanks for the great question, you made me smile :)

      (((Occulty))) (((India)))

      EDIT- How could I forget Saturday morning cartoons? It's not like today, where we have cartoon networks 24/7. Cartoons used to be on til noon every Saturday! My favorites were Scooby Doo, Bugs Bunny, Jeannie, Jonny Quest, and Wacky Races. Flinstones reruns used to be shown in the afternoons on weekdays along with Top Cat, the Jetsons, Magilla Gorilla, and Tom & Jerry.

  46. QUESTION:
    What are the best things to do in Busch Gardens, Williamsburg?
    I am going to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg tomorrow, the first day it opens. I need some advice on what rides/shows are the best. I am 13, so nothing too crazy cuz I'm don't absolutely LOVE scary roller coasters. Actually, I've never been on one. But I'm willing to try tomorrow and get over my fear cuz my chorus group is going to hershey in may and i want to be able to go on all the rides with my friends. So anyway also include what shows are good, too. Thanx!

    • ANSWER:
      Hey there!

      You'll have a blast at Busch Gardens tomorrow!!

      There are 5 coasters, Apollo's Chariot, Big Bad Wolf, Alpengeist, Loch Ness Monster, and the newest coaster, Griffon.

      Apollo's Chariot is a non looping coaster, but has lots of up and down hills. It's a smooth coaster and one of my favorites.

      Big Bad Wolf is a suspended coaster. No loops, the track is over your head. It's a little jerky, but the ride takes you through an old Barvarian village making for nice scenery during the ride. The second hill has an intense drop, but it's fast and fun!

      The other three coasters all contain loops.

      Alpengeist is fun. The coaster is a suspended coaster that makes you feel like you're a skier on a ski lift trying to escape the snow monster. Lots of flips and turns, but it's a great ride.

      Loch Ness Monster only has two loops, they interchange, and it's the only coaster of it's kind today. It's a gentle ride, but it's short.

      Griffon, the newest coaster is by far one of the best coasters around. It's a drop coaster, so when you get to the top of the first hill, it stops and dangles you over the edge for 3 seconds. It's terrifying but fun. The rest of the ride is full of loops and turns, a few bunny hops, and a splash in the pool at the end. A sweet ride!!

      For the shows, there are lots to choose from, but being opening weekend, I'm not sure if everything is available. If you can catch the Irish Dancers, watch them! The show and dancing is incredible!!
      Das Fest Haus has a good show to watch while you're eating inside. It's a great way to get a break from the heat of the day or the cold since it's indoors. And if you like german food, that's the place to go.
      At the front of the park is a 4-D theatre that's really cool. The shows are usually more for kids and family's, but they're fun. Here's a link to BG's site with the show times for tomorrow.

      http://www.buschgardens.com/BGW/day_planner_home.aspx

      There are other rides at the park too. If you like water rides, Escape from Pompeii is fun. You travel into a building that has the ruins from Pompeii falling around you and lots of fire, then the doors open up and you drop down the hill into a splash of water. You'll get wet so wait until it's hot to ride it.

      In Da Vinci's garden of inventions in Italy, there are rides like the Battering Ram (a pirate ship more or less), that rocks back and forth, and Da Vinci's Cradle that sways back and forth.

      You also have two indoor rides, Corkscew Hill located in Ireland, and Curse of Darkastle located in Oktoberfest.

      Corkscew Hill is a motion ride where you are strapped into the seats and watch a 3-D movie with glasses on. It's fun but if you get motion sickness, you might want to skip it.

      Curse of Darkastle is almost the same way, except you sit in sleds that take you around a castle into various rooms. You still wear the 3-D glasses, but it's a fun ride. Hit that one early in the day as the line can get long and the courtyard gets hot when you're just standing there waiting.

      When you're ready to eat, there are tons of places to go to suit all tastes.

      Das Fest Haus has great german food as well as american food. The sandwiches are big, so if you plan to share, this is a good place to go.

      Ristorante Della Piazza has good Italian food, and you can watch a nice song and dance show while you dine.

      My favorite restaurant though is Trapper's SmokeHouse. If you love BBQ, go here. For about , you can get a half chicken meal with waffle fries and a roll. Great food!! The place gets packed quickly during lunch, but the lines move fast. They also serve salmon, salads, brisket, and ribs.

      There are also smaller eateries around the park as well. In Ireland, there's Grogan's Grill which has good Irish foods.

      If you want dessert, grab a waffle ice cream cone at one of the ice cream shops. I love the banana split waffle cone. Ice cream, sliced bananas and strawberries, and hot fudge.

      Don't forget to take plenty of money for souveniers too.

      All in all, you'll have a good time. I've never had a bad visit to Busch Gardens. This is one of the best amusement parks in the country.

  47. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a affordable place for a wedding reception in Houston, TX?
    The wedding is going to be the first weekend of September and I'm looking for something under 00. I want it to have a dance floor and we don't need them to cater. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I am sorry - I dont know Houston but I do know about finding an affordable wedding reception place!
      Think outside the box!!
      1. ring local council - they should be able to give you a list of halls and other function centres that they have available for hire. Some of these places may even be in Parks but they can arrange a liquor licence. (i am in australia sorry - if these arent exactly true in your area, but you get the idea)
      2. Google halls for hire. You might find a private hall eg dance studio, church, CWA, school (most of these could be under council), clubs (scouts etc)
      * I actually found a choir hall this way and they had everything we needed -awesome. Just that the toilets were outside - which we decided to not go with...
      They did theatre restaurant there too.
      3. Tourist INformation Centre sometimes have brochures on places that could work...
      4. Group Camps - or holiday places - they usually have a large hall on site with full kitchen. People can stay on-site or in nearby accommodation.
      5. Government buildings / heritage buildings ..see below
      6. Theatres. Local theatre groups where they have theatre restaurants you know they have a kitchen and bar facilities.
      7. Google Conference Centres / Group Accommodation / Family Retreat. This is how we found our wedding venue. (we are getting married in august). I found a few awesome places under this category search. Some very nice but too expensive or not suitable for our group. Some with accommodation and some with only single bed onsite accommodation but motels etc nearby. One place was a pony camp / conference centre .
      The place where we are getting married is actually owned by Qld Government. During week it is an Outdoor Training Facility and conference centre but on weekends they hire out the facilities for private functions. We get tables, chairs, tablecloths, cutlery, crockery, glasses etc, even a mobile coolroom, outdoor gas heaters, industrial kitchen, separate conference room for all the kids to relax and watch movies, a marquee area, a large grassed area and a large undercover area with weather shields. All for 6 - plus we have it from Friday arvo till Sunday arvo!!! Government dont work weekends so no staff / people watching over us..
      We found a caterer through word of mouth (excellent value) and we can BYO alcohol etc.

      There are some conference centres and function centres (and even retreat style accommodation) which offer their kitchen and their caterer or find your own caterer - some dont like it - different laws.

      Good luck and have fun searching. Always talk to people. I found so much info from talking to different people and remembering there are only "six degrees of separation"

  48. QUESTION:
    What free activities should I try with my boyfriend this weekend?
    (Nothing outdoors...horrible allergies)

    We never go out...and he doesn't drink, so no bars!

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know anything about you + something fun and exciting to do = Sex in the movie theater .. but you mentioned you wanted something free to do.

      So, I would then say "Sex in the park". But you go and cross off outdoor activities! You really are trying to challenge me, aren't you?

      So how about.. sex in the library! Indoors, free, memorable as all hell..

      Have fun you crazy kids! ^_~

  49. QUESTION:
    What are fun cheap things in close to lawrenceville georgia?
    My brother just came back from the navy[he is on leave ] and we wanna do something fun!HELP!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Laser Quest in Duluth GA www.laserquest.com is a great family activity. It is located at3650 Satellite Blvd in Duluth, GA. It is pretty well hidden. You will need to park in the lot near the post office. It tucked away in the corner behind the All Day Tuesday store. It may look small from the outside but once you get inside you will be amazed.

      Kids never seem to get enough of laser quest. Adults are often willing to play just one more game as well. Playing Laser Quest is a lot like playing hide and seek with (fake) artillery. The equipment is high tech and sophisticated, the music gets you pumped up, and the configuration and design of the arena keeps the game exciting and challenging.

      While I am recommending laser quest for kids, you may want to try going there without the children as well. Laserquest is an excellent venue of bonding, male or females and is well known for their corporate teambuilding programs.

      Jillians at Discover Mills http://www.jillians.com/club_detail.asp?club_id=32 at
      5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, in Lawrenceville, GA has an amazing arcade, restaurant, and bowling alley. Marketed as “One Place… A Thousand Possibilities”, their tag line says it all. You will find Jillian’s in the entertainment section of Discover Mills, in between the Movie Theater Complex and the skate park, which are also great fun.

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  50. QUESTION:
    What does the color silver make you think of?
    What does silver bring to mind for you. It can be single, plural, concrete, or abstract. I'm intrigued to discover what silver makes you envision.

    • ANSWER:
      Canadian coins and Americans coming up here to buy our silver dimes, quarters, fifty cent pieces and dollar coins. Up until 1968. They would come up north here take all the silver they could and bring it back south to melt down for the silver. I was a kid growing up with that kind of coinage and I was about fourteen when they stopped minting our coins in silver because of that. Well ... that was one of the main reasons. But man did it ever tick me off! I liked our silver coins they had such a warm feel to them, not like the cold nickel and steel coins of today.
      The colour of silver makes me think of weekend allowances the 15 cent matinee at the movie theatre, and a bag of chips for 10 cents. A honking hunk of Toffee for 10 cents, and bubble gum for a cent. That's what silver makes me think of, my childhood because money was silver and silver got you into the candy store, you got into the movies see "The Three Stooges" and and loads of cartoons. The colour silver is a warm colour for me and has a thousand memories to it.


movies in theaters for kids this weekend

Movies In Theaters 2012

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is that asian movie that came out in 2012 theaters?
    Some movie came out in Theaters in 2012 where asians with like special abilities or something with just a crazy ass plot were fighting. I think one guy had like either armored skin or like armored fists or something I dunno, I can't think of enough detail to help me google it.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe The man with the iron fists? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1258972/

  2. QUESTION:
    Where is the news of the the women who stopped a gunman in a movie theater?
    The women had a conceal carry permit, and stopped a men sho was about to shoot up a movie theater. Why is this story not being covered?

    • ANSWER:
      This is all I could find on it. It was in San Antonio. The gunman was 19. He killed one person. The woman who stopped him from murdering more people was an off duty country Sheriffs officer. It's a good thing she had a gun.

      http://www.snopes.com/politics/guns/sanantonio.asp

      Here is another one.This woman shot an intruder. They had a hunting knife when they busted in her door. She had her baby with her. She shot and killed the intruder.

      http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/05/justice/oklahoma-intruder-shooting/index.html

      The liberal media want to take our guns. That's why they don't report anything good that comes from having the means to keep yourself and others alive.

  3. QUESTION:
    Why do some big movies wait years before putting their movie in theaters when the movie is already complete?
    I mean really, i heard it takes between 3 months for each movie to be completed and about 6 to 9 months for big movies to be completed, yet they won't put it the movie for maybe 2 to 3 years later. Aww, what is up with that? Put it in the big movie theaters when completed. Why the long wait for big movies? Does any notice that and hate that? Why the prolong tease?

    • ANSWER:
      Every part of a movie is financed by someone. A huge amount of money goes into making the film and then editing it and promoting it. It took almost 2 years for Cameron to edit AVATAR. Big blockbuster movies take time to be made.
      In many instances the director has the final say on which cut will be released. Often times the studios want to see a different ending than the way the director cut the movie. In that case there are law suits between directors and studios which causes the studios to wait even longer-till the lawsuit is settled. With several movies the studios went out of business and no one really knew who owned or would distribute the movie. Sometimes the studios see how bad the movies are when finished and don't want to release them and waste even more money on them. Three recent movies come to mind The Beaver with Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster was made 4 years ago. The studios didn't release it because of all the bad publicity Mel Gibson was getting in his personal life. EAT PRAY LOVE sat unreleased for a long time. Right now there is a movie being released in a few weeks called 'FIREFLIES IN THE GARDEN".It stars Ryan Reynolds and Julia Roberts. It was completed in 2008 but the studios hated it so much they held it back4 years to mid-Novembe 2011.
      Studios are also very aware of scheduling. The schedule for 2012 up thru next Christmas 2012 is already figured out. No studio wants to open their big expensive blockbuster on the same weekend some other big major blockbuster is being released by a different studio. Evert studop hopes to have at least 2 weeks where their movie can be no.1. It's all very political and is driven by studio greed.
      What would happen if they released 20 movies you really really really wanted to see and they released them all on Thanksgiving day ? How many would you/could you see ? Thats why the studios slowly release their films over a long time period. They want no competition from other good movies.They love to put out the trailers EARLY so people will keep getting more and more excited to see the movie once it is finally released/ Many times a movie trailer will be released 8 months before the movie opens.

  4. QUESTION:
    Why did Eric Holder ship Fast & Furious weapons to Colorado and caused a movie theater to get shot up?

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/20/several-reportedly-dead-injured-after-shooting-at-colorado-movie-theater/

    And of all movies the shooting occurred in, it was the movie "The Dark Knight Rises", created with a Soros-written script pitched to Liberal Hollywood in order to besmirch Bain Capital.

    • ANSWER:
      The use of WMD's proves Holder is in cahoots with Iran

  5. QUESTION:
    Do you think that certain mental illnesses can contribute to crime?
    Mental illness doesn't make someone a criminal and being a criminal doesn't make someone mentally ill, no matter how violent the act was. But do you think that people who suffer from certain mental illnesses can carry a higher capacity to commit a crime than a person who isn't ill? Take bipolar disorder for example. It is marked by two major mood swings: depression and mania. Mania can be dysphoric and psychotic, meaning that the person has the increased energy and reckless behavior of standard mania but they're in a dark place with symptoms of rage, hopelessness, etc. And psychotic refers to psychosis, which is when a person hallucinates and has delusions, which may be paranoid, grandiose, etc. NOT ALL bipolar people experience dysphoric, psychotic mania, but James Holmes (the accused shooter in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater incident with 12 killed and 48 injured) mentioned the disorder to a classmate weeks before the shooting and it seems as though his lawyers are planning an insanity defense. I have bipolar disorder myself and I am sixteen and not on medication. My mania is dysphoric and psychotic and in my worst episode (March-May 2012) thus far I got into drug dealing, tried to steal a car to go across the country, started a fight club, and tried to commit suicide. I could see my dead mother, who taunted me and was hostile, I believed my death would somehow promise my two best friends a perfect life. It all made sense to me and I didn't understand what was wrong with my decisions. Some people don't think that bipolar disorder constitutes an insanity defense because it "only affects mood" and not cognition, but in my experience I didn't understand that I was doing anything wrong. I think that James Holmes does have bipolar disorder ans that, after seeking help from three mental health professionals, he spiralled into psychotic dysphoric mania and is still there and he deserves the insanity defense.

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    Do you think that certain mental illnesses can contribute to crime?
    Mental illness doesn't make someone a criminal and being a criminal doesn't make someone mentally ill, no matter how violent the act was. But do you think that people who suffer from certain mental illnesses can carry a higher capacity to commit a crime than a person who isn't ill? Take bipolar disorder for example. It is marked by two major mood swings: depression and mania. Mania can be dysphoric and psychotic, meaning that the person has the increased energy and reckless behavior of standard mania but they're in a dark place with symptoms of rage, hopelessness, etc. And psychotic refers to psychosis, which is when a person hallucinates and has delusions, which may be paranoid, grandiose, etc. NOT ALL bipolar people experience dysphoric, psychotic mania, but James Holmes (the accused shooter in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater incident with 12 killed and 48 injured) mentioned the disorder to a classmate weeks before the shooting and it seems as though his lawyers are planning an insanity defense. I have bipolar disorder myself and I am sixteen and not on medication. My mania is dysphoric and psychotic and in my worst episode (March-May 2012) thus far I got into drug dealing, tried to steal a car to go across the country, started a fight club, and tried to commit suicide. I could see my dead mother, who taunted me and was hostile, I believed my death would somehow promise my two best friends a perfect life. It all made sense to me and I didn't understand what was wrong with my decisions. Some people don't think that bipolar disorder constitutes an insanity defense because it "only affects mood" and not cognition, but in my experience I didn't understand that I was doing anything wrong. I think that James Holmes does have bipolar disorder ans that, after seeking help from three mental health professionals, he spiralled into psychotic dysphoric mania and is still there and he deserves the insanity defense.

    • ANSWER:
      absoloutely,yes because like you mention above the person may not be feeling well or thinking straight this unexpected thoughts lead to unexpected actions that may or may not relate to crime

  7. QUESTION:
    Do you think that certain mental illnesses can contribute to crime?
    Mental illness doesn't make someone a criminal and being a criminal doesn't make someone mentally ill, no matter how violent the act was. But do you think that people who suffer from certain mental illnesses can carry a higher capacity to commit a crime than a person who isn't ill? Take bipolar disorder for example. It is marked by two major mood swings: depression and mania. Mania can be dysphoric and psychotic, meaning that the person has the increased energy and reckless behavior of standard mania but they're in a dark place with symptoms of rage, hopelessness, etc. And psychotic refers to psychosis, which is when a person hallucinates and has delusions, which may be paranoid, grandiose, etc. NOT ALL bipolar people experience dysphoric, psychotic mania, but James Holmes (the accused shooter in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater incident with 12 killed and 48 injured) mentioned the disorder to a classmate weeks before the shooting and it seems as though his lawyers are planning an insanity defense. I have bipolar disorder myself and I am sixteen and not on medication. My mania is dysphoric and psychotic and in my worst episode (March-May 2012) thus far I got into drug dealing, tried to steal a car to go across the country, started a fight club, and tried to commit suicide. I could see my dead mother, who taunted me and was hostile, I believed my death would somehow promise my two best friends a perfect life. It all made sense to me and I didn't understand what was wrong with my decisions. Some people don't think that bipolar disorder constitutes an insanity defense because it "only affects mood" and not cognition, but in my experience I didn't understand that I was doing anything wrong. I think that James Holmes does have bipolar disorder ans that, after seeking help from three mental health professionals, he spiralled into psychotic dysphoric mania and is still there and he deserves the insanity defense.

    • ANSWER:
      As you are aware there is the insanity defence so mental illness must have been found to be a reason and/or contributor to crime in some cases. So my answer to your question is yup.

  8. QUESTION:
    what exactly is going on in the year 2012?
    So i was at the movie theatre today, and i saw the preview to the new movie 2012. I always knew that they think the world might end that year (im not that stupid ahha) But i was wondering how, where, why, or anything else like that.

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing is going on other than a giant hoax. NO scientists have predicted any of the 2012 scenarios. The doomsday “prediction” nonsense is all the work of hoaxers with something to sell.
      There were no prophecies for a doomsday in 2012 before the modern scam artists started claiming it was going to happen. Also, none of the doomsday scenarios are scientifically valid. It isn't going to happen.

  9. QUESTION:
    When does the hunger games come out in egypt?
    I have waited til march 23rd to watch the hunger games, but I can't find it anywhere in egypt! Some movie theaters haven't even heard of the movie. Does anyone know when it comes out or if it's already at where it's playing?

    • ANSWER:
      It was scheduled to open in Egypt on March 28, 2012, so it should be out now.

      I don't know where exactly you live, but here are some theaters that have it playing: Renaissance Nile City Cinema , Renaissance Downtown , Bandar Cinema (Maadi) , Renaissance 6th of October , Renaissance Metro Cairo , Renaissance Sun City , Genena.

  10. QUESTION:
    What are some very very scary Vamp, Zombie, or ghost movies?
    I'm looking for movies around the year 2007-2012
    And legit ones too that have actually been in a movie theatre. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    Why doesn't America try removing all gun control laws like they did in Detroit?
    Detroit has nearly unencumbered gun ownership laws. Concealed carry permits are "shall issue". The right wing legislature even voted last week to allow guns in schools, libraries, parks, and movie theaters. There's almost no restrictions on gun ownership in Detroit. Have you noticed how there's no more crime in Detroit anymore?

    • ANSWER:
      Detroit Tops The 2012 List Of America's Most Dangerous Cities

  12. QUESTION:
    With the flu epidemic, is it safe to go out in public?
    Tomorrow is my birthday. We were planning to go to (upscale) restaurants for breakfast and dinner, shopping, and the movie theatre.

    Is it safe to spend the entire day in such public places? Will constant hand sanitizer be enough to prevent the flu?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Thanks to the news media, everyone in the United States is hearing about this "flu epidemic". In doing a little research myself, I learned that the term, epidemic, technically means a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease. No one seems to be providing actual numbers as to how many have been sickened by the flu. In a typical flu season, millions of people around the world could be affected. It's just a fact of life.

      With more digging, I learned the following statistic: "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 22,048 flu cases from Sept. 30 through the end of 2012." (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/01/10/flu-season-2012-13-by-the-numbers-how-bad-is-it/) Roughly 22,000 cases over a 3 month period. We easily forget that the current US population (as of July 2011) is approximately 311 million people. With some simple calculations, one can find that the number of people dealing with the flu is less than 1%. (Actual calculation I determined to be was 0.007%.)

      In my opinion, the news media is doing a great job into scaring people to be afraid to go out and live life. There are so many simple things one can do to avoid getting the flu, or any type of respiratory illness. Washing your hands, using hand sanitizer, and avoiding people who are constantly coughing/sneezing are things you can do. If it were me, I'd go out and enjoy the day!

  13. QUESTION:
    What are some upcoming sports movies coming to theater in 2010-2012?
    Any sport. Football, basketball, hockey, soccer, etc. Looking to find info on any sports movies that are planned for the next couple years.

    • ANSWER:
      The Karate Kid is suppose to come out

  14. QUESTION:
    Should the President award medals to citizens who shoot maniacs trying to murder innocent people?
    On Sunday December 17, 2012, 2 days after the CT shooting, a man went to a restaurant in San Antonio to kill his X-girlfriend. After he shot her, most of the people in the restaurant fled next door to a theater. The gunman followed them and entered the theater so he could shoot more people. He started shooting and people in the theater started running and screaming. It’s like the Aurora, CO theater story plus a restaurant!

    Now aren’t you wondering why this isn’t a lead story in the national media along with the school shooting?

    There was an off duty county deputy at the theater. SHE pulled out her gun and shot the man 4 times before he had a chance to kill anyone. Just as ANYONE else could have done had they been carrying also.

    So since this story makes the very good and relevant point that the best thing to stop a bad person with a gun is a good person with a gun.
    The media is treating it like it never happened.

    Only the local media covered it. The city is giving her a medal next week. Just thought you’d like to know.

    Look:

    http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Two-wounded-in-theater-shooting-4122668.php

    http://www.woai.com/news/local/story/Deputy-shoots-gunman-at-San-Antonio-movie-theater/2wFsix5ntU2CDrsHjXx2kQ.cspx

    • ANSWER:
      The liberal media will never tell us a story like this. They want to break the second amendment and leave us with no protection from maniacs. Who do they want us to get protection from instead? The government. This sounds like the start of fascism to me.

  15. QUESTION:
    Why is the date March 22, 2012 instead of March 23, 2012 for The Hunger Games movie?
    Well the movie is in theaters March 23, 2012. But on Fandango on the showtimes, it says March 22, 2012. I was wondering why. Thanks!
    @J
    March 22, 2012 is on a Thursday. March 23, 2012 is on a Friday. It is in theaters on a Friday.

    • ANSWER:
      you'll start queing on the 22nd for the midnight premier

  16. QUESTION:
    What is the movie coming out soon that has men walking through the movie screen shooting people?
    This is not a joke.
    It is a movie coming out soon and the trailer has been on TV. I have seen it and I know others have seen it.
    I thought at the time that it was a bad idea to put in a movie let alone a trailer because that would inspire people to do the same thing.

    What was the movie?
    It was in movie theaters with the trailer for Batman. Three gun men walk through the movie screen blasting the audience

    • ANSWER:
      Some of the above posters may not be aware that the trailer for upcoming Warner Bros. movie "Gangster Squad (2012)" was pre-scheduled to run before screenings of "The Dark Knight Rises" in 30% of the theaters where the movie was booked. Apparently, a distribution executive remembered that the trailer contained the scene you describe early this morning, and notified those theaters starting at 6am to pull the trailer, which has since been re-edited not to include the scene in the theater.

      Regardless, it would not be the first movie to include a scene where shooting starts in a movie theater, but it seems from the news that the shooter was more specifically motivated by the previous Batman movie than anything else.

  17. QUESTION:
    How many times have you been to the movie theater this year?
    And if you remember what movies did you see
    Only for the year of 2012!

    • ANSWER:
      I've been quite a lot. There's not that much to do where I live, so we go to the movies all the time.

  18. QUESTION:
    is the new movie 2012 really a documentary?
    People have been saying that the new 2012 movie is a documentary, i might be going to see it tonight and i need to know if its actually a movie, or a documentary.

    • ANSWER:
      Obviousl, you are too stupid to be allowed into the theatre. You are already ON the internet and yuo couldn't find a way to LOOK UP THE MOVIE YOURSELF?

  19. QUESTION:
    How do you get tickets to go to the red carpet premiere of a movie as a fan?
    I don't want any negative comments. I want to go to the last Twilight movies which is called Breaking Dawn next year. I am a huge fan and really want to go the the premiere where they do the red carpet and all the stars show up.

    How do I come about this? I want to start planning now if I have too.

    Thanks!
    I am a huge fan of them all so I must go! :)

    • ANSWER:
      First, you can't get tickets (to go inside the theatre), but fortunately you don't need tickets to stand outside with the fans and watch the red carpet arrivals.

      That is free. All you have to do is show up early and wait.

      However, in the case of Twilight, that's more difficult than it sounds. For most premieres, you wait an hour or two. But Twilight fans are crazy, and show up days in advance, literally camping outside the theatre in tents.

      So, if you want a good viewing spot for the final premiere, you'll have to do the same thing. Find someone else (some friends, your mother, whatever) who is willing to go through it, show up days in advance at the Nokia Theatre (near downtown L.A.) and be prepared for a very long wait with a lot of other crazy fans.

      They will hand out wristbands to those who camp out, so that when it comes time to tear down the tent city (to make way for the actual premiere), you'll be insured a decent spot to watch from.

      The exact date of the premiere isn't known yet, but it should be about a week before the movie's release date (which is Nov. 16, 2012). Keep an eye on this Calendar of Events http://seeing-stars.com/Calendar/ for the actual date, when it is announced.

  20. QUESTION:
    What are some good pg-13 horror movies that will be in theaters in the fall?
    Me and my boyfriend are going to go to the movies around Halloween, and neither of us are 17 yet, so we can't get into an R rated film without our parents being there (ACK!) Besides the Possesion, what do you guys suggest?

    • ANSWER:
      The only other Pg-13 horror movie is:

      House at the end of the Street (release date Sept. 21), trailer:

      - The Apparition ( 24 August 2012, USA)

      *Other horror movies coming out soon, but are rated R

      - Sinister
      - V/H/S
      - Paranormal Activity 4
      - Silent Hill: Revelation 3D

  21. QUESTION:
    What are some good horror movies to watch?
    I like watching classic horror movies rather than new ones, like Halloween, Psycho, The Shining and Alien. Can you name me some like that?

    • ANSWER:
      Good news for you, the classic Halloween Michael Myers is coming back for this Halloween!
      The movie will hit the theaters from October 25 to 30, 2012. Maybe you can web search this news for a ticket to experience it on big screen, since its first run was back to 1978(much older than me, lol)
      A pity, I can just purchase the BD version watching at home.
      Hope this helps.

  22. QUESTION:
    When is the next Percy Jackson movie expected to come out?
    i heard that Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters was supposed to be released in theaters sometime in 2012. I also heard it's not even going to be made, so im kinda confused.

    • ANSWER:
      LOL We've all heard those things. To get things straight, they don't even know if there is going to be one yet. I work for one of the PJO fansites that is connected to Rick Riordan and othere ppl who know these things (Blue Trident). The owner of the site asked Rick and he said he has no connections with the movie what so ever. Anyways, I also heard that it will depend on the DVD sales to see if there will actually be a second movie. I think they didn't make enough from the theater release. But, I don't see how they are going to make the Sea of Monsters work without having to change important details and without making more fans a little angry or upset. Sorry if this isn't the answer you're looking for!!!

  23. QUESTION:
    What takes it so long for movies to make it to cable and ohter companies to view for free or rent?
    The Amazing Spiderman was released in july 2012 but did not come on cable tv until december of 2012, avengers came out in may 2012 but did not come on cable tv until oct-nov 2012. what takes so long?

    • ANSWER:
      This is actually much faster than it used to be. As little as 10-20 years ago, it took over a year for movies to be released on VHS or DVD. Movies would stay in the theater for up to six months.

  24. QUESTION:
    Where is the new movie detention playing?
    On Friday 13, 2012 the movie Detention is coming to theaters. I have been looking all over the place but I can't seem to find it playing in Connecticut. Do you guys no of anywhere in Connecticut where it is playing?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, no. It's being shows exclusively in AMC theaters in specific cities

      http://detentionmovie.com/theatre/

      Atlanta
      Boston
      Chicago
      Houston
      LA
      Miami
      New York
      San Diego
      San Fran
      Seattle
      Toronto
      Halifax

      That's it

  25. QUESTION:
    Cover walls with curtains for home theater instead of painted?
    I am redoing a bedroom to make it a home theater room. The only reason we want to avoid painting is there is very nice high end wood paneling on the walls that we want to keep. Plus curtains go up faster than paint in my opinion.
    The plan is to go one solid color (black that would cover one window that is blacked out already. Tacking the curtains to the edge of the wall close to the roof with no wall showing leaving a nice pleat in the curtain.
    Thanks for your help on renoing this room on a budget and limited time
    The room is 95" high, 11'1"X11'9". The plan is to do all 4 walls minus the two doors and the screen.

    • ANSWER:

      http://themerooms.blogspot.com/2012/06/movie-themed-bedrooms-home-theater.html

  26. QUESTION:
    What is your most anticipated movie coming to the theaters in late 2010 or 2011?
    maybe even 2012 or 2013, if you like to look that far ahead

    • ANSWER:
      Scream 4

  27. QUESTION:
    How to Calculate Preferred and Common Dividends?
    Love Theatre Inc. owns and operates movie theaters throughout New Mexico and Utah. Love Theatre has declared the following annual dividends over a six-year period: 2007, ,000; 2008, ,000; 2009, ,000; 2010, ,000; 2011, 5,000; and 2012, 0,000. During the entire period ending December 31 of each year, the outstanding stock of the company was composed of 25,000 shares of cumulative, 2% preferred stock, par, and 100,000 shares of common stock, par.

    Instructions:

    1. Calculate the total dividends and the per-share dividends declared on each class of stock for each of the six years. There were no dividends in arrears on January 1, 2007. Summarize the data in tabular form. If required, round your answers to two decimal places. If the amount is zero, please enter "0".

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    What are some good audio files for demonstrating a home theater?
    I have a 5.1 system and I would like to find some movie clips or even music that would be good for showing off the rig. The receiver is capable of playing almost every codec so that shouldn't be an issue

    • ANSWER:
      "Star Trek - First Contact" - the second chapter has a fantastic mix of voices, music and special effects. I used to carry around a DVD of this film to demo gear in stores.

      "Toy Story 2" - First chapter is really really good to exercise a sound system.

      "The Matrix" - the Lobby shoot-out scene would over-heat some receivers and show flaws in budget subwoofers.

      The other thing- check out the 2012 Academy awards for sound engineering. They usually point out the last-years movies with superior sound tracks.

  29. QUESTION:
    What Movies Will Be In Theaters On February 24th?
    My birthday's then, and was wondering if seeing a movie then would be a good choice.

    • ANSWER:
      heres a list http://www.imdb.com/movies-coming-soon/2012-02/#Feb24

      Have a Happy Birthday.

  30. QUESTION:
    How long until this movie is on DVD?
    I just saw the movie Hugo in theaters. I enjoyed it a lot and was wondering how long until it's on DVD.

    • ANSWER:
      DVD RELEASE DATE
      March, 2012

  31. QUESTION:
    When is the movie Knights of Badassdom coming out to theaters?
    Everything i have heard from almsot a year ago says spring 2012 but now their is no news at all of a release date. Does anyone have any information?

    • ANSWER:
      The film is still in production with no specific release date.

  32. QUESTION:
    Why can't I find the movie Titanic anywhere available to buy in stores?
    I read it was because of "Out of print until 2012 due to planned re-release" Is that true? Is that why I cannot find it available to purchase anywhere?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah, they're going to re-release it in 3D in April 2012! can't wait!

      I guess they aren't selling them anymore, so that the people will go watch it in the theater, and not guy buy a blu ray or digital copy version.

      maybe a friend can lend it to ya, or watch it on tv (it comes on all the time), because waiting over a year to watch it in the theatre, is a long time..

  33. QUESTION:
    should i get the movie 2012 or the princess and the frog for easter?
    well my mom is gonna get for the movie 2012 cause i luv it after saw it in the movie theaters and the i saw princess and the frog and luv it 2 and it comes march 16 of this year and i didnt know wich movie would you get?

    • ANSWER:
      2012

      !~!

  34. QUESTION:
    how many people should i expect at the Movie theater day after opening?
    So my girlfriend and I are going to see 2012, likely hood of us watching is low =P(btw, if you are going to judge don't even reply) , it is going to be the Saturday morning 11:30 show and it is the day after opening, how many people should i expect? It is not that small of a theater, usually morning shows(on week days) are not packed at all, but the night shows its hard to get a seat.

    • ANSWER:
      My opening show was pretty packed; so I would expect heavy attendance the first two days.

  35. QUESTION:
    When is the New Moon movie coming out in theaters and is it coming out with Eclipse?
    I cant wait to see both movies but i need to know for sure when there bott coming out!

    • ANSWER:
      New Moon, November 2009.

      Eclipse 2012.

      That in the year the production company is giving for release.

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1325004/

      It will not be out in 2010.

      Well put Jude. Bravo!

      OMG Team Jaward! They are just gong to start filming in 3 months.

  36. QUESTION:
    is the goverment really building arks in china?
    i got this from the movie 2012 im just wondering.people say its true.

    • ANSWER:
      I think you are a small kid who thinks that everything you see in movies are reality. There is no ark building going on in China, and on top of all this Chinese government does not believe in the Mayan myth at all.

      This movie was made for the sole purpose of appealing to a wider audience, to grab a bigger market share and generate a lot of profit. Just think that the ark building could have been outsourced to any country for that matter without any change in the basic theme of the movie, then why choose China?

      China has a total population of around 1.3 billion, and Chinese government allows only a limited number of foreign movies to enter the Chinese market. So by inserting a Chinese plot of ark building, the producers appealed to the Chinese ego to let the movie be shown in Chinese Theaters and thus make good profit.
      .

  37. QUESTION:
    What are your fave 2011 or 2012 movie releases?
    Am being bed bound post surgery for 6 weeks, need to know what movies are wonderful so I can send my peeps out to find them for me..I have not been to a theater in 10 years...love comedy, romantic comedy, musicals, thrillers, mystery, action movies, not too much on the blood and gore and not at all on dead things and vampires or the occult. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The Avengers
      The Vow
      Moneyball
      The Girl with the Dragoon Tattoo
      War Horse
      Warrior
      Crazy, Stupid Love
      Friends with Benefits
      Horrible Bosses

  38. QUESTION:
    Do You Know when the 7th Harry Potter movie will be back in theaters?
    Will Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows be in theaters again? If so, when? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. June 26 2012.

  39. QUESTION:
    What is the different about "2012 The Movie" and "2012 Digital The movie" ?
    "2012" is out the 12 November in all theaters. In my country, there are two kinds of 2012:
    - 2012
    - 2012 Digital
    What is the different ? What did they mean about "digital ?

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe 2012 Digital is all in numbers (digits)...?

      Digital movies refers to the use of digital technology to distribute and project the film.
      A movie can be distributed using a hard drive, optical disk, or satellite, and projected using a digital projector instead of a conventional film projector.

  40. QUESTION:
    What are your favorite top 10 movies this year you watched at the movie theatre?
    mine is...

    1. Avatar
    2. Transformer
    3. Twilight: New Moon
    4. Star Trek
    5. Terminator Salvation
    6. District 9
    7. Zombieland
    8. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
    9. Fast and Furious
    10. 2012

    You?

    • ANSWER:
      I am going to name just AVATAR because all the other movies this year pale in comparison

  41. QUESTION:
    What is the size of screen in movie theaters? Can I get a TV of the same size?
    I need that big tv, so is it available? Cost no problem, will pay even a million for that.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Anit, LG WRman Greg here,

      The average movie theater screen size is about 10 metres in height and 20 metres in length, so it would be hard to replicate it at your home. However, you can definitely emulate this experience of going to the theater and watching a super HD film on the new LG World Record Ultra HD TV: http://www.lg.com/in/tvs/lg-84LM9600-ultra-defination-cinema-3d-smart-tv. With a giant screen of 84 inches put inside your living room, you will be able to experience that vastness of the screen as in a movie theater. And the picture quality of the TV is top-notch to the point where many considers that it can bring the movie theater quality to your own home. You can read about it here: http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-05/how-4k-resolution-will-bring-movie-theater-quality-living-room

      If you have any other electronic or TV questions, feel free to shoot us a question at: www.lgwrforum.com

      LG WRman Greg out!

  42. QUESTION:
    Are not people tired of watching movies in which all of us die?
    I am talking about 2012 movie. I watched its trailer in theater and was so scared. I was like Day After Tomorrow was enough. Do you think 2012 will be a hit?

    • ANSWER:
      2012 will attract people who like to be scared for fun... the movie of the year 2009 will be New Moon or Avatar.

  43. QUESTION:
    When does One For The Money come out in theaters?
    I really wanted to read it for my English class, but I can't do a presentation on a book that has a movie made on it. Our teacher's pretty nice though so it's ok if it's in the process of being made into a movie, but it can't already be a movie by the time we have presentations.
    Yeah our presentations are on the 13th of January so that's great cause it doesn't come out til a whole month later. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      24th feb 2012

  44. QUESTION:
    How long does it take a movie just released to reach netflix?
    Does Netflix stream recently released movies? For example if avengers is to be released in cinema's on the 19th of july 2012 how soon will netflix have it available to stream?
    Thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      In general, major motion pictures do not become available to stream for up to 10 years because of first run rights that the premium channels have. Netflix has made a number of agreements to help with this problem. The most significant of these is the deal with EPIX. This arrangement grants Netflix access to titles from Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount 90 days after they arrive at EPIX. This translates to about 8-10 months after the movie is released in theaters. The Avengers is distributed by Paramount. I would not expect Netflix to have it before January of next year. They have also made deals for first run rights with DreamWorks, The Weinstein Company and FilmDistrict. Best Picture winner "The Artist" will be on Netflix immediately after its disc exclusivity period ends.

  45. QUESTION:
    What movie would you consider to be the most powerful in its message?
    What movie left you breathless?. When you left the theatre and just went `Wow` For me, i think it was the movie `Crash` i watched it and was totally blown away.

    • ANSWER:
      For me it was both 2012 & The Pursuit of Happyness.

  46. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to produce a new movie?
    I'm a big fan of the Fifty Shades series and I have just learned that it is being made into a movie and it is rated NC-17. the problem is I'm 17 so they won't let me in once the movie is made because NC-17 means no people 17 and under. I would love it if it came out next year when I'm 18.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, depends of the movie. Usually, a film has its complete production in a year and released the year after. Example: film "X" was filmed between september-december, 2011. It will be released on 2012.

      But I doubt it will be rated NC-17. The book was a big commercial success and the studio want the same from the movie. NC-17 movies are not too much advertised and are played in only a few theaters due to its high rating. Believe me, if they want a profitable movie, it won't get a NC-17 rating and you'll be able to watch.

  47. QUESTION:
    What movie was completely overrated and truly disappointed you this year?
    They know how to market and make a film appear exciting or really comic but you find yourself tapping your foot and looking at your watch while finally getting to see it....I felt that way about the Dark Knight and really felt that Anne Hathaway was terribly miscast as the Cat Women...So what was your big washout in 2012?
    BQ: Do you attend the theatre? and do you attend more than you see films?

    • ANSWER:
      The Dark Knight Rises. I left the theatre disappointed but I think it was because I had to high of expectations. It wasn't horrible but not what I wanted out of the last film of the trilogy but eh what can you do.

  48. QUESTION:
    Is there any Astrological explanation for the shootings in America?
    In the past month, there have been 2 mass shootings. The first, and the one with the more media attention, was the Colorado movies. The second occurred a couple days ago in Wisconsin at a Sikh temple.
    Feel free to share anything pertaining to these events as well as a possible astrological explanation.

    Thanks for your time!

    • ANSWER:

      http://solarisastrology.blogspot.com/2012/07/james-eagan-holmes-astrology-of-aurora.html?showComment=1342911149140&m=1#c6837421244965811302

      Excellent article. Read all the comments

      https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=327891487302543&id=106424402761530&comment_id=1831232&offset=0&total_comments=17

      Update 12:43 central time : I found this (not sure.if true)

      "Time posted by Richard Nolle at his group(NolleAstro)on Facebook gives birth time as 7:33 PST making the ascendent 1 degree Capricorn." Re: colorado shooter dob 12/13/1987 san diego california.
      Wow! Capricorn Rising!

      His chart link

      http://www.astro.com/cgi/showgif.cgi?lang=e&gif=astro_w2gw_01_shooter_hp.64677.15043.gif&res=63&va=&cid=mobile-5z6fileJXGEip-u1343910956

      > That makes even more sense to me now. Capricorn now today is in retrograde pluto. Night of shooting. I believe capricorn was in 7° Retrograde in House 9. @ 12:39 am....
      Ok his Pluto in his chart is 11° in Scorpio (natural ruler) in his 11th House !!!
      Double Power. Pluto is our dark side. It doesnot get any darker than Scorpio in Pluto.
      In my opinion.
      I kept say his was calculated & quiet & cold person! I was correct, even more so now.
      HALLO ALL OF HIS SAGITTARIUS IN IN 12th HOUSE OF KARMA! Lmbo
      Mars 12° SCO & PLUTO 11° SCORPIO ! (11) in House 10/11. 12 solid Sagittarous. He was his worst enemy

      I looked at his chart, virgo moon, capricorn & scorpio influenes, effected him highly

      Colorado 38th State (3+8= 11) & new york 11th state Can mean chaos
      Movie 16 theater... 1+6 =7 (7) resting #.

  49. QUESTION:
    How much will it cost for me to go to japan for one month in summer?
    I'm going to japan for the month of august in 2012. I won't have to pay for a hotel because I'm staying with a friend. Approximately how much will this trip cost including air plane, food, and any extra costs. I'll be leaving from the Vancouver Canada airport to the Tokyo airport. Any information is helpful. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      For example(, the base fare of taxi US (1.25m), Lunch at a restaurant to , a can of beverage .4, stay at a hotel for a night to 0(depends on the grade), the expense of the bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka 0, a Tshirt about , the fee of public bath , A cold remedy , the fee of movie theatre , 5pieces of tissue box , EVERYTHING IS EXPENSIVE FOR FOREIGNERS HERE IN JAPAN BECAUSE OF YEN'S APPRECIATION.

  50. QUESTION:
    Is Lucas Arts going to make any more Star Wars movies?
    I think all of the star wars movies are great,but what happens after Luke save the galaxy?? Some people would like to know. I have read stories of him and Leia getting getting married and having kids but i don't like to read books i want to watch it in a action film.

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately no amount of "waiting, or kicking back, or being patient" will change the facts. The fact is that there will NOT be anymore live action Star Wars movies ... anyone who says differently is so full of it that it is pouring out of their ears. I wouldn't be surprised to see some of the book series come out in an animated form, doubt it will be to theaters more likely direct to DVD things, but there will not be anymore live action movies.

      We all know that Lucas has the ability to change his mind with the direction of the wind but in this case I think we can believe him. In the years since the release of ep III Lucas has been asked two questions over and over and over and over again ... first, will he ever make anymore Star Wars movies and will he allow someone else to pick up where he left off. For the past four years the answer to those two questions has never changed ... NO ... and ... NO ... that's about as close to written in stone as you can get from Lucas. It only came to light last year but shortly after the release of ep III Lucas made a "minor" change to his Will. Everybody still gets all the same "stuff" BUT it has a condition to it now ... if any one of them ever allows anyone to make more movies or remake the ones already done everybody looses everything. We are talking millions and millions of dollars here ... do you really think they will risk it ... neither do I.

      I do have to say that this is the first time I've ever seen anybody "witching" about Luke and Mara getting married ... personally I thought they were the perfect couple.

      The future of Star Wars is animation ... the current series is running full steam ahead and will be around for a long time ... the live action TV series set in between ep III and ep IV is on track to debut in the fall of 2010 ... Lucas is still looking at the target date of 2012 to bring all 6 movies back to theaters in a true 3-D format. There's a ton of stuff that will be going on in the Star Wars world but none of that stuff will be new movies ... ticks me off too but George owns it all lock stock and barrel and what he says goes.

      May The Force Be With You ...

      EDIT: To "Boba Fett": Not really ... lol ... keeps my point total up. Now the "reboot" Star Wars questions ... hell hath no fury like an old school fan having his memories messed with ...

      EDIT 2: Unless Lucas changes his mind ... then I'll be just another idiot who took him at his word and got hosed again ... I think might have to grab my toy lightsabres and go have a "talk" with the man if he does that ... lol ... but only after he's done making the new movies of course.

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