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I ran the numbers in the graph through a linear model, and found that the highest-grossing movies have, on average, only been getting 0.11 min longer per year, with a standard error of 0.23 (p = 0.66), which is not significantly different from zero.

Perhaps I'm just really efficient, but if I take off the moment the sappy music starts, I can get back before anything important happens in any movie.

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My solution is simple. When planning to go to the movies, I don't eat or drink 2 hours before hand and don't eat or drink during the film.

The few times I break this, I inevitable end up having to hit the head half way or 3/4 of the way through the film.
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Dispaminite wrote:
My solution is simple. When planning to go to the movies, I don't eat or drink 2 hours before hand and don't eat or drink during the film.

The few times I break this, I inevitable end up having to hit the head half way or 3/4 of the way through the film.


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Verkisto wrote:
This just might be the most useful app ever created.


This needs more attention.

It both suggests when to go run for a bathroom break AND lets you know if you need to stick around for an extra scene after the credits.

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Drew1365 wrote:
Verkisto wrote:
This just might be the most useful app ever created.


That's the sort of thing that makes America awesome! thumbsup

The thing is, when I look at the website which includes Pee Times for "The Desolation of Smaug" nobody suggested the pee time I listed above.

Apparently whoever writes these thinks I want empty action sequences instead of important expositional bits. I soblue


To be fair, Bombur with the barrel *was* hilarious... (stay for the end bit on this clip...)



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Verkisto wrote:
This just might be the most useful app ever created.

Thanks. I like this app a lot. My wife just missed a key scene in the last movie we went to because we didn't have this. Excellent idea.
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It's a weird universal local custom here to insert an intermission in the middle of any movie for things like bathroom breaks and to sell food.
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Actually, if 2012 is considered to be an outlier (which is reasonable, given the large disparity between it and 2011), then they have gotten shorter in the last few years.

Also the best time to go to the bathroom is before it starts! Duh. Then if you need to go during the movie, just pee on the person sitting next to you, staring them in the eyes the whole time.
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Well, if you're a man, the best time to hit the head is when you get home from the movies.
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whac3 wrote:
It's a weird universal local custom here to insert an intermission in the middle of any movie for things like bathroom breaks and to sell food.


I'm not sure if I've ever seen an intermission within a film or not, memory gets fuzzed that far back. But I do recall when you used to get a programme maybe of two films, or a film and a supporting feature (and a newsreel is before my time) and that had a natural intermission. Gone With the a Wind definitely had one - it's still there on the DVD. And I saw another film on DVD with a surprising intermission a while back. From memory it was Ice Station Zebra.
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Last movie I saw in an indoor theater that had an intermission was Empire of the Sun.


Best time...scene change right after someone gets killed.

Also I haven't been to a movie when some hero, robot, alien or zombie wasn't murdered by one of the previously mentioned since Empire of the Sun
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Dearlove wrote:
whac3 wrote:
It's a weird universal local custom here to insert an intermission in the middle of any movie for things like bathroom breaks and to sell food.


I'm not sure if I've ever seen an intermission within a film or not, memory gets fuzzed that far back. But I do recall when you used to get a programme maybe of two films, or a film and a supporting feature (and a newsreel is before my time) and that had a natural intermission. Gone With the a Wind definitely had one - it's still there on the DVD. And I saw another film on DVD with a surprising intermission a while back. From memory it was Ice Station Zebra.

Here it's standard procedure to stop the film about the middle & give people a break. There's some skill to managing it as I've never seen them actually split a scene but they always do it. Admittedly I on't go to the cinema much & with two small children I don't at all lately because it's too loud for them. Still an intermission was added for example to the last two Star Wars prequels & Harry Potter 5 & 6, four films I saw here in theaters.
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Dearlove wrote:
whac3 wrote:
It's a weird universal local custom here to insert an intermission in the middle of any movie for things like bathroom breaks and to sell food.


I'm not sure if I've ever seen an intermission within a film or not, memory gets fuzzed that far back. But I do recall when you used to get a programme maybe of two films, or a film and a supporting feature (and a newsreel is before my time) and that had a natural intermission. Gone With the a Wind definitely had one - it's still there on the DVD. And I saw another film on DVD with a surprising intermission a while back. From memory it was Ice Station Zebra.


Where Eagles Dare has (had?) one, too.
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Just working from a fuzzy memory, I think intermissions went out with the advent of the multi-screen theater. Even when the twin theaters (TWO!!! screens!!!)began to spread, management could properly space out start/finish and intermission times. This not only spread out bathroom crowds, but increased concessions $$$ due to shorter lines. When theaters grew to as few as four to six screens this became much harder to manage and the theater owners just stopped intermissions.
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The barrel scene was the only scene I liked in the last Hobbit movie.
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I remember watching Dances With Wolves in the theater as a kid and it had an intermission. Only time I recall that.
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Verdigris97 wrote:
Dearlove wrote:
whac3 wrote:
It's a weird universal local custom here to insert an intermission in the middle of any movie for things like bathroom breaks and to sell food.


I'm not sure if I've ever seen an intermission within a film or not, memory gets fuzzed that far back. But I do recall when you used to get a programme maybe of two films, or a film and a supporting feature (and a newsreel is before my time) and that had a natural intermission. Gone With the a Wind definitely had one - it's still there on the DVD. And I saw another film on DVD with a surprising intermission a while back. From memory it was Ice Station Zebra.


Where Eagles Dare has (had?) one, too.


Now that I did see at the cinema when first released. Both based in books by Alistair Maclean. Though in the case of Ice Station Zebra, very loosely.
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cooler king wrote:
Just working from a fuzzy memory, I think intermissions went out with the advent of the multi-screen theater.


Not here. Multi-screen cinemas are much more recent.
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I think I've seen an intermission once, I think it was a showing of "Seven Samurai".

But bathroom breaks in movie theaters...Don't drink so much before and during the movie! I can understand it in a 3+ hour movie, but a normal 2 hour one?
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Weren't intermissions linked with changing the reel? If the film is a two reeler and the cinema has only one projector you have an intermission whilst they change the reels.
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The barrel scene was awesome.
Unrealistic? The Hobbit? No way.
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I didn't enjoy the barrel scene. It could have been cut by at least half.

It's like they took all the mistakes of the escape from the orcs in the first movie, and put them in and doubled down in the barrels.

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The Wolverine bathroom times would be during any of the Jean Grey dream/love scenes. In fact, I think I did going to the restroom during at least two of those scenes and I don't feel like I missed anything.

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Intermissions in movies are common in Europe. Not for bathroom breaks, but to sell overpriced food and drinks. That is how theaters make their money.

In "olden days", long movies actually had an Intermission planned in the movies. Some of Stanley Kubrick's longer ones have it (Spartacus, 2001), Ben-Hur has one, and I think Lawrence of Arabia also has one. There are many more examples, but I don't know those from the top of my head.

There is, of course, also the explicitly planned Intermission in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", which happens 5 minutes before the movie ends.
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