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    How Cinema Works:

    Ok this is how cinema works in Ireland...

    The Omnis/Savoy/Screens of this country are owned by the Ward Anderson Group (who also release some films). The rest (including Ster/UGC/UCI) are all classed as "Independents".

    Ward Anderson currently account for about 70% of sinema screens (note "screens" not cinemas) in Ireland.

    The distributor - fox/warner/uip etc rent the film to the exhibitor for a percentage of the take & a small fixed fee.

    This is called a "nut". The nut varies per film, so for example, a star wars movie would have a higher nut than the latest sandra bullock movie (because it's going to take more).

    The nut starts out at about (in the event of a starwars) 80%. That is, 80% goes to the distributor in week 1 & 2. This then falls to 70% in week 3 & so on. The nut varies per release so by week four of a film, the distributor may only be taking 5% - 10% with the rest going to the exhibitor. moreoften than not, there is an agreed timeframe for the exhibition of a film. so they might have agreed a 6 week showing. If this is the case & there is a rash of movies to be released a film will be pulled early & then refunds on the nut will be made.

    Regarding food, cinemas make their fixed running costs on these products, they're what pay the rent, staff & utilities. The nut is what provides the profit.

    Any other questions ?

    Dunno if anyone seen this before, explains why its 7 quid for popcorn. Old but still valid.

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    Watched that Felon last night from recomendations off here, crackin film
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    Got tickets off sky fpr the raid for the week after next. Eager to see it.
    Have the Avengers booked for saturday. Expecting great things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hano View Post
    Watched that Felon last night from recomendations off here, crackin film
    Downloading it now based on this post. Hope its good Hano

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kebabinator View Post
    Downloading it now based on this post. Hope its good Hano
    You'll enjoy it, Plenty of twists and fighting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hano View Post
    You'll enjoy it, Plenty of twists and fighting
    Just finished it. Cracking film.

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    Went to see Cabin in the Woods tonight.

    Starts good but thought it was poor overall.

    That 20 euro deal in Cineworld is great value.

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    Contraband: Watched it last night, another cracker
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    That Felon film is a cracker.
    Agree with Hano on contraband too, enjoyed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hano View Post
    Watched that Felon last night from recomendations off here, crackin film
    is that the film?

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1117385/

    Hate Stephan Dorff and Val Kilmer

    Watched Contraband tonight, great film, had a vipe of Gone in 60 Seconds at the start and the black dog with Patrick Swayze and Meatloaf
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    Yeah contraband is good. It's nothing new, but it's done well. Once wahlberg is in it I'll give it a go.
    Saw haywire last night. Not great, some nice shots of Dublin in it though. Done accurately too. No walking down grafton street and turning onto o'connell street. I hate that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimdagym View Post
    Saw haywire last night. Not great, some nice shots of Dublin in it though. Done accurately too. No walking down grafton street and turning onto o'connell street. I hate that!
    Has to be one of the worst films i've ever seen. Fuck me, brads thought it would be a good idea to go see it. Never getting that time back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimdagym View Post
    Yeah contraband is good. It's nothing new, but it's done well. Once wahlberg is in it I'll give it a go.
    Saw haywire last night. Not great, some nice shots of Dublin in it though. Done accurately too. No walking down grafton street and turning onto o'connell street. I hate that!
    Haywire was poison. Slow jazzy music with nobody talking then a bit of fighting and repeat. Shite

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    Got the late show of the avengers last night. Really enjoyed it, I was skeptical going in but worth a watch. Do not go late though if you go at 11 you won't get out till after 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danthesaint View Post
    is that the film?

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1117385/

    Hate Stephan Dorff and Val Kilmer

    Watched Contraband tonight, great film, had a vipe of Gone in 60 Seconds at the start and the black dog with Patrick Swayze and Meatloaf
    Thats the one. Watch it.

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    SAw the Avengers today. Really great fun. Joss whedon throws a good bit of comedy into it. I was very unsure of Mark Ruffalo playing David Banner, but he nailed. Dare I sat, best portrayal ever....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimdagym View Post
    SAw the Avengers today. Really great fun. Joss whedon throws a good bit of comedy into it. I was very unsure of Mark Ruffalo playing David Banner, but he nailed. Dare I sat, best portrayal ever....
    Seen it today, lot funnier than i expected. Decent enough tbh

    My kid running around the house now shouting" I am a good how dare you bully me "

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    Hulk was fucking funny. Avengers is the best film in the category since the Dark knight.

    Girlfriend came out with a cracker on the way home from it, "I loved the bit with Hulk Hogan" Bless her.

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    Midnight Run is on ITV4 now, class film, Robert De Niro is quality in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danthesaint View Post
    Midnight Run is on ITV4 now, class film, Robert De Niro is quality in it.
    One of my fav's. Charles Grodin is fantastic in it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimdagym View Post
    One of my fav's. Charles Grodin is fantastic in it too.
    yeah the two of them worked well together.
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    I never get tired of watching Midnight Run. Extra points for copious amounts of funny cursing. Jimmy Serrano: "I'm gonna stab you through the heart with a fuckin' pencil. Do you understand me?"

    In the same vein, high on the fuck-ometer, My Cousin Vinny. Joe Pesci's beyond hilarious in that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvp31 View Post
    I never get tired of watching Midnight Run. Extra points for copious amounts of funny cursing. Jimmy Serrano: "I'm gonna stab you through the heart with a fuckin' pencil. Do you understand me?"

    In the same vein, high on the fuck-ometer, My Cousin Vinny. Joe Pesci's beyond hilarious in that.
    Good call man, fuck all on the tele tonight gonna watch that Didnt look good for the kirate kid for a while, well done Joe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimdagym View Post
    Anyone who hasnt seen it yet should check out Snowtown, a depiction of the Aussie Snowtown murders, Ive never seen a film keep such a high level of tenson from the very start to the very end. Its exhausting watching it.

    .[/B]

    just watched snowtown.....I need to lie down

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintly View Post
    just watched snowtown.....I need to lie down
    I only read about the case and felt the same, no real desire to watch the film after that!

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    It's exhausting, isn't it. Just tense the whole way through.

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    Never heard of it before but have it downloading now.

    Anyone seen the Paradise Lost documentaries about the West Memphis 3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimdagym View Post
    It's exhausting, isn't it. Just tense the whole way through.
    Spot in. 3 or 4 times I was about to get up for something to eat and events on the screen changed my mind.

    Need to watch Mary Poppins now to balance myself out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintly View Post
    Spot in. 3 or 4 times I was about to get up for something to eat and events on the screen changed my mind.

    Need to watch Mary Poppins now to balance myself out.

    Pair of Wimps

    Mary Poppins is about the strength of the pair of you.

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