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What movie did you go to the theatre to see more than once?

Asked by Hawaii_Jake (30606points) April 29th, 2014

Nowadays, it’s common to enjoy a movie multiple times by seeing it first at the theatre and then buying the DVD, but one has to wait to buy the recording.

What movie was so good you went to the theatre more than once?

I had to think back many years to remember seeing David Lean’s A Passage to India twice in the theatres. I saw it, and then I went to visit a friend who wanted to see it. I happily went again. It’s a wonderful film.

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talljasperman's avatar

Star Wars… the Phantom Menace.

livelaughlove21's avatar

- The last three Twilight movies (yeah, I guess I’m one of those people)
– Knocked Up
– The second Pirates of the Caribbean film
– The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

dappled_leaves's avatar

Star Wars
Time Bandits
Lawrence of Arabia In rep houses; I’m not that old.

anniereborn's avatar

I know there are plenty (especially from my teenage years when I got free tickets from working at a movie theater).
The ones I remember that I actually paid for were….

“The Notebook”
“Back to the Future”
“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”
“Jurassic Park”
“About Last Night”
“A Mighty Wind”
“Pretty in Pink”
“Rocky Horror PIcture Show”

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@anniereborn I forgot about Rocky Horror Picture Show. I’ve seen that movie at theatres too many times to count.

Dan_Lyons's avatar

None. I already saw it once, why go see it again?

Kardamom's avatar

Dark Shadows, so I could moon over Johnny Depp’s deliciously pale, vamporific body by myself (the 2nd time)

Also, the original Star Wars, mostly because you couldn’t buy a copy of it back in those days, nor was there a device to play it on. My friends and I saw it 8 times during the year that it came out, sometimes we watched it twice in one day. It was only playing at one theater and the line was wrapped around the building. So when we ran outside after the first viewing, the crowd was already too big for the 2nd viewing, so we would have to wait in line for the 2 hours until the 3rd showing. That was so much fun! During the year of the 20th anniversary of Star Wars, my Mom and I went to see it at a theater again. The original theater where we had seen it those 8 times, had long since been torn down : (

gailcalled's avatar

None that I can remember.

chyna's avatar

Dating myself Love Story.

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Hawaii_Jake's avatar

[OP says] This is the General Section. If it’s not too much trouble, could we stick to the topic of the original post?

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stanleybmanly's avatar

Lots of movies were worth a second trip. Round 2 usually results from me saying “You’ve gotta see this movie.”

hearkat's avatar

Toy Story 3 in IMAX and Avatar in IMAX I saw each twice when originally released. When re-released for special events, I saw Finding Nemo and all 3 LOTR movies in the theater again. Rocky Horror Picture Show (lost count). Fantasia when it had an anniversary re-release. There’s probably more, but I’m not recalling them now.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

I forgot about the re-releases of the original star wars movies… Saw them all like three times each.

SABOTEUR's avatar

Far easier in the days where the purchase of a ticket enabled all day access to triple features and cartoons.

These films I’ve seen multiple times in the theatre:

- the Sean Connery Bonds
– the Clint Eastwood westerns
– the Sidney Poitier movies
– the Bruce Lee films
– the original Shaft
– The Mack

And more than I can accurately document.

Adagio's avatar

REALLY dating myself The Sound of Music
somewhat embarrassing but here goes… Titanic

Cruiser's avatar

2001 A Space Odyssey
Apocalypse Now
Reservoir Dogs
The Sixth Sense

turtlesandbox's avatar

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Mimishu1995's avatar

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadow.

It’s not because I liked it, but because of this embarrassing story:
I used to be a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes, and I had watched the first Warner Bros’ Sherlock Holmes before, so I couldn’t wait to watch the second one. But at the same time, I had little money for the cinema, and of course my parents were against the idea of going to the cinema. One day my best friend (who also liked Sherlock Holmes) drew a plan to get to the cinema discreetly. The plan was successful, and we were able to get into the cinema without being seen. The movie was a huge disappointment to both of us though.
Several days later, a classmate invited me to watch the movie again (this time with the approval of my parents)! I didn’t want to go, but I had to, in order to hide the whole truth from my parents :( I watched a movie twice, but not with any excitement…

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@Mimishu1995 That story is wonderful! I hope you will tell it and laugh a lot as you grow older.

Pachy's avatar

Annie Hall.

GloPro's avatar

Dirty Dancing. Sat through it twice in a row. No regrets.

Haleth's avatar


The first time I saw it high, thinking it would be awesome, but I had no clue what was going on.

linguaphile's avatar

Les Miserables and RENT.

I’d go see them again and again and again at the theaters if they were still running.

fluthernutter's avatar

We saw Frozen four times in the theater. My kid is obsessed. She knows all the words to all of the songs. And she’s not the only one. When I pick her up from school, it’s like I’ve stepped into a pint-sized musical.

Brian1946's avatar

Sexth Sense and The Ixorcyst.

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Darth_Algar's avatar

I don’t think I’ve ever watched a single movie more than once in the theater.

OpryLeigh's avatar

Back when I was 12 I went to see Titanic three or four times I think. More recently, I saw Burlesque (with Cher) and The Guilt Trip (Barbra Streisand) a few times at the cinema.

RocketGuy's avatar

The Sting – 3 times! (with 3 different groups of people)

dappled_leaves's avatar

It’s kind of sad for the producers that no one has mentioned the film Clue. After all, they created multiple endings to inspire just this sort of thing.

Adagio's avatar

@RocketGuy The Sting is such a great movie, I get it out and watch it every couple of years or so and I am always slightly fooled at the end, always, reminds me, I must be about due for another round of Newman and Redford.

muddyshoes's avatar

Bruce Lee Trilogy – Chinese Connection, Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon.
Also saw Rocky and the first Rambo a few times when they first came out.

angelparade's avatar

Chinatown, Blazing Saddles, The Grand Illusion (5 times)

Adagio's avatar

@muddyshoes I don’t think we’re movie compatible but welcome to fluther : ^)

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