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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

question of the day: Will beautiful weather keep you from going to the movies over the weekend?

The weather forecast across the U.S. for this weekend suggests that much of the country will experience summerlike conditions, with temperatures in the 80s in many places. The U.K. looks set to have a weekend of sun and temps in the 60s (or the upper teens Celsius). It looks like a perfect weekend for playing outside… which can’t be good for the movie business.

Will beautiful weather keep you from going to the movies over the weekend? If it’s gorgeous out, are you less likely to want to spend a few hours sitting in a multiplex? Or is your decision to go to the movies more dependent on what’s playing?

(If you have a suggestion for a QOTD, feel free to email me.)



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  • Anne-Kari

    In general, nice weather would never keep me from a movie that I want to see. So for me it’s more about what’s playing at the multiplex.

  • markyd

    For a true movie buff, the weather is entirely unrelated. If there is something I really want to see I will go regardless of how nice the weather is. Considering the summer movie going season and the huge dollars brought in, I think most people feel the same. I think it only really makes a difference if you were going to go “spur of the moment”. Or see a movie that you’re only sorta excited about.

  • Nice weather makes me feel guilty as I sit inside watching DVDs but I get over it.

    Lined up for the weekend–Disfigured (thanks to MAJ for making me aware of it) and The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (thanks to a co-worker on that one). And maybe I’ll finally find time to break open my box set of Pushing Daisies that I bought months ago and haven’t had time to watch.

  • Rosalyn

    I love the nice weather but I am pasty and can only be outside in the sun for so long. So I’m willing to be inside for the couple of hours it takes to see a flick. And because I live in the middle of the city, I can walk to the theatre.

    I also love it that the theatres are less busy when the weather is good. And regardless of the weather, sometimes I just want those nachos and melted pylon.

  • Mimi

    My toddler keeps me from going to the movies over the weekend, regardless of weather.

  • Paul

    It’s all about the movie. Sometimes I think too much of my life is indoors, but the only I thing I like doing more outdoors more than indoors is hiking in the local parks, which is obviously an outdoor thing. Maybe it’s because I resent an audience of people who are not doing what I happen to be doing. Maybe that goes back to my TKD days when people would be watching the club practice, but the point of practice is learning to do things you aren’t good at yet, so I felt like an idiot having them watch me fall on my ass. Or maybe it’s leftover memories from when my hayfever was worse.

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