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I miss the golden days

#1 Post by drizzy5oh » Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:44 am

Anyone else miss the days of Sky Movies free cinema tickets a few years back? The days when there would be a new screening available with various companies almost every other day, sometimes every day. This site was really bustling back then!

Now we're lucky if we get anything free apart from the odd subscriber/pa*d offer.

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Re: I miss the golden days

#2 Post by The Sparrow » Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:52 am

Yeah, Showfilmfirst seem to be concentrating on shows rather than films!
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Re: I miss the golden days

#3 Post by Sunny Saver » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:44 pm

drizzy5oh wrote:Anyone else miss the days of Sky Movies free cinema tickets a few years back? The days when there would be a new screening available with various companies almost every other day, sometimes every day. This site was really bustling back then!

Now we're lucky if we get anything free apart from the odd subscriber/pa*d offer.

:tears:

I miss the O2 tickets they gave us to Neil Diamond and Dolly Parton. I miss coordinating with Doris who was to be on the night watch to claim which tickets.

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Re: I miss the golden days

#4 Post by Doris » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:35 am

Sunny Saver wrote:
drizzy5oh wrote:Anyone else miss the days of Sky Movies free cinema tickets a few years back? The days when there would be a new screening available with various companies almost every other day, sometimes every day. This site was really bustling back then!

Now we're lucky if we get anything free apart from the odd subscriber/pa*d offer.

:tears:

I miss the O2 tickets they gave us to Neil Diamond and Dolly Parton. I miss coordinating with Doris who was to be on the night watch to claim which tickets.
Fast fingers back then!
We were very lucky and you got to see Cliff !

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#5 Post by stuartboy » Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:53 am

So, if the point of free previews - and let's face it they weren't out of kindness - was to promote movies and allow word-of-mouth advertising, which is do much more effective than billboards and adverts, then what are the movie houses doing now? There must still be the need for this type of promotion. They still need bums on seats at the end of the day. They won't have an industry if punters don't go.
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Re: I miss the golden days

#6 Post by biggins » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:46 pm

stuartboy wrote:So, if the point of free previews - and let's face it they weren't out of kindness - was to promote movies and allow word-of-mouth advertising, which is do much more effective than billboards and adverts, then what are the movie houses doing now? There must still be the need for this type of promotion. They still need bums on seats at the end of the day. They won't have an industry if punters don't go.
And they are missing out on the food and drinks sales as a lot of people came straight from work to these screenings.
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#7 Post by alythonian » Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:08 pm

It was like this 10 years ago when you needed to b*y a magazine, go and collect the free ticket in advance etc, maybe 1/2 a month at the most.
I suspect that they may be revisiting how they go about promoting their films to make sure the intended audience see them rather than just the first people who grab tickets, so people with kids for children films, not just the retirees who can swoop first on Times tickets regardless of the film etc.
Ive seen loads of films I wouldn't have gone to see otherwise because of the free tickets, but if I'm not the target audience, then the film distributor doesn't necessarily want me there. A wee bit controversial I know.
I do p*y to see films as well. I really enjoy the cinema and happy to p*y too as there are loads of great deals with Cineworld snd Odeon cards, Groupon deals etc now as well. I would not p*y £9 though and that's a big point, general admission prices are too expensive.
I'm sure we will see more screenings, I'll just be interested as to how they appear and who can get tickets.
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Re: I miss the golden days

#8 Post by stuartboy » Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:12 pm

I miss The Golden Girls
Member No. 49 of the "100 free films in 2017" club. 20 different films seen.
Member No. 49 of the "100 free films in 2016" club. 93 different films seen.
Member No. 49 of the "100 free films in 2015" club. 132 different films seen
Member No. 49 of the "100 free films in 2014" club. 128 different films seen
Member No. 49 of the "100 free films in 2013" club. 125 different films seen
Member No. 49 of the "100 free films in 2012" club. 128 different films seen
Member No. 49 of the "100 free films in 2011" club. 120 different films seen


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Re: I miss the golden days

#9 Post by alythonian » Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:13 pm

stuartboy wrote:I miss The Golden Girls
Seconded
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Re: I miss the golden days

#10 Post by Sunny Saver » Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:28 pm

Doris wrote:
Sunny Saver wrote:
drizzy5oh wrote:Anyone else miss the days of Sky Movies free cinema tickets a few years back? The days when there would be a new screening available with various companies almost every other day, sometimes every day. This site was really bustling back then!

Now we're lucky if we get anything free apart from the odd subscriber/pa*d offer.

:tears:

I miss the O2 tickets they gave us to Neil Diamond and Dolly Parton. I miss coordinating with Doris who was to be on the night watch to claim which tickets.
Fast fingers back then!
We were very lucky and you got to see Cliff !
You made me see Cliff!!!

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