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am_Unition  ·  1280 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Welcome to Happiness: Trailer  ·  

I took ref's route and googled my way to success, just printed out a .pdf for two adult tickets. The Texas Theatre webpage is nothing short of terrible - there is still no mention of Welcome to Happiness.

I'll report back. Shoot, I might even try to rope my parents into this if someone who's seen it already can verify that it won't irritate a couple of Southern Baptists.





b_b  ·  1279 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You get a badge for being the first ticket buyer.

It will not irritate them. It's a movie any type of deist would be quite comfortable in. It's NR, but not because of boobs and stuff.

am_Unition  ·  1277 days ago  ·  link  ·  

https://imgur.com/a/yB6KB

I'm there. See the TEXAS sign (vertical in background). The theater is closed! No one around, nothin'. An older man came and tried to get in, but all the doors are locked.

Sucks.

I'll be calling the theater for a refund and an explanation.

https://imgur.com/a/9Fv2I

b_b  ·  1277 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No fuckin way! I'm so sorry, dude. Definitely going to let them know about this. Can't tell you how mad I am >:-/

am_Unition  ·  1277 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I was a little peeved, but it only lasted about five minutes, ain't no thang. I got to eat some excellent texmex down the street for lunch! Major score. Turns out the theater is located dead center of Dallas's little Mexico.

So here's what happened: I bought tickets from dealflicks.com, which apparently only sends the theatre a report at the end of the month, so they had no idea anyone had bought tickets. Which means... I was the only person to order tickets in advance for today's showing (at 2:15 pm). Like I said, there was an older man who tried to enter the building around 2:10, but it was all locked up. This above info was communicated to me by a theater rep on the phone. I should have used movietickets.com, but google served up dealflicks when I searched the other day.

This all made me pretty sad, so I think I can spare the money to support the film, even if I didn't get to see it. The world of indie flicks must be pretty rough. I'll email the guy I talked to on the phone and let him know it's all good.

Cheers dude, I still had a great weekend, and it's not even over. Sorry to spam you, this is the last time, I swear. Hopefully the movie gains some traction. If there's one thing I've learned in my short time on Earth, it's that marketing/promotion almost entirely dictates success, and content quality is only tangentially related. Do you know if the movie will ever be released on DVD or on other media?

am_Unition  ·  1277 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Not your fault, I get to go home earlier :)

thenewgreen  ·  1272 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No way. So, mk and b_b sent you to a closed theatre? As in, it's no longer in business?

Y'all owe am_unition a beer.

Nice to see your face! Hopefuoly you got a taco while there. Something tells me there's a good tacoria in that area.

am_Unition  ·  1272 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Naw, they don't owe me anything, it's all good. You guys already gave me Hubski!

Reportedly, the theater would have opened if the ticketing service I used would have informed them that someone was expecting a showing. My girlfriend and I would have had the entire complex to ourselves.

am_Unition  ·  1279 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Wow, I didn't know the tickets came with such an incentive :)))!

That theater has quite the history, I intend to arrive early and prod around a bit. Expect at least one piece of photographic evidence.

I'll see if I can get the 'rents to attend, but they'll probably want to get on the road pretty early in the day. We'll see.