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zonereyrie
zonereyrie
Epic fail, no movie for me
So I somewhat covered this in my voice posts while I was AFK, but here's what happened.

Earlier tonight I thought "Oh yeah, WALL-E and Wanted both open tomorrow. I'll take a look at the show times to think about when I want to see one or both of them." So I hit Moviefone.commovies.aol.com and looked at the times for Friday. And I saw this for Showcase Cinemas Worcester North:
WALL-E (G, 103 min.)
12:10am | 10:30am | 11:00am | 11:30am | 1:00pm | 1:30pm | 2:00pm | 3:30pm | 4:00pm | 4:30pm | 6:20pm | 6:50pm | 7:20pm | 8:50pm | 9:20pm | 9:50pm | 11:10pm | 11:40pm

Wanted (R, 110 min.)
12:35am | 10:15am | 10:45am | 1:10pm | 1:40pm | 4:10pm | 4:40pm | 7:10pm | 7:40pm | 10:00pm | 10:30pm

And this for National Amusements Blackstone Valley:
WALL-E (G, 103 min.)
12:20am | 11:05am | 11:35am | 12:05pm | 1:35pm | 2:05pm | 2:35pm | 4:00pm | 4:30pm | 5:00pm | 6:30pm | 7:00pm | 7:30pm | 8:55pm | 9:25pm | 9:55pm | 11:20pm | 11:50pm

Wanted (R, 110 min.)
12:05am | 12:35am | 10:30am | 11:00am | 1:15pm | 1:45pm | 3:50pm | 4:20pm | 4:50pm | 7:15pm | 7:45pm | 9:30pm | 10:00pm | 10:30pm

Silly me, I thought those times might be, oh, in order. But no, the 12:xx times are actually on *Saturday* - that's midnight Friday night, Saturday morning. I guess I can be forgiven for getting that wrong, since the website itself seems to think they mean FRIDAY too. It is now 00:10 and the 12:05am showing for Wanted at Blackstone is grayed out, which they do for showings in the past. Ugh. And I'm not the only one, while I was making my voice post just after learning there was no showing, other people were coming in looking confused. The theater locked the doors while I was there, probably tired of people coming in looking for the midnight shows. The woman I talked to kind of sighed exasperatedly when I asked if there was a WALL-E showing tonight.

Of course, if I'd just gone to Blackstone, which is all the way across town from me, and then a ways out of town actually, instead of ShoWoNo, which I could probably see from my house if not for intervening buildings, I still would've been OK. Because it turns out Blackstone did have showings tonight - 12:01 for both movies. But by the time I went into ShoWoNo, realized there were no showings, then thought to check show times on my Treo, got the listings, etc - there was no way in hell I could've made it from the parking lot at ShoWoNo to Blackstone in time. Well... certainly not legally, and still likely not possible even with my car. (Might've been fun to try... but I don't need to land in prison for the sake of a movie. Going over twice the speed limit on I290 through Worcester is probably ill-advised.)

So, yeah, burnt by bad programming. I suppose I should've thought to check Thursday, then I would've seen the Blackstone listings and probably figured it out, but I wasn't looking for midnight shows but normal Friday night showings. So when I saw the listings I thought "Bonus! I can see it tonight!" And didn't expect it to be a lazy coder using a standard time sort to display the show times no matter the order. And the two post-midnight show times at Blackstone would've twigged me to something, but I didn't notice that until I was writing this post.

No movies for me. Guess I'll catch one, maybe both, tomorrow. I'm tempted to go to the first showing, then put in my day's work afterward...

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Comments
lizzielizzie From: lizzielizzie Date: June 27th, 2008 04:51 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
ok, that is fucking retarded. they lose.
adferraro From: adferraro Date: June 27th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Wall-E Saturday

Me and some of my friends have a get together (dinner and movie) planned for Wall-E Saturday night. You want to join us? It's been a while since we hung out.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: June 27th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re: Wall-E Saturday

Sounds cool - what're the plans? (You can email me if you'd rather not post them, of course.)
adferraro From: adferraro Date: June 28th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re: Wall-E Saturday

My bad for not getting back to you sooner.

We're having dinner around 8:00pm or so (I don't know where yet) and then heading to Blackstone Valley to catch Wall-E

Call me on my cell (508) 712 - 1814 and I can tell you where precisely we are going to eat.

Adam
adferraro From: adferraro Date: June 28th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re: Wall-E Saturday

That should be (508) 713 - 1814
adferraro From: adferraro Date: June 28th, 2008 10:57 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re: Wall-E Saturday

Dinner is at Red Robin at Blackstone Valley

Cheers,
Adam
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: June 29th, 2008 03:47 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re: Wall-E Saturday

Unfortunately I went off-line around 17:30 and didn't see this until it was too late.
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