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Star Wars fans are all wet

People waiting in the rain to see Star Wars in Boston

Ellie shows us the line of people waiting around 5:15 p.m. to get into the first screenings of the new Star Wars movies at the AMC Loews Boston Common, set for 7 p.m. She notes she and friends got there at 2, which is good, because the line now stretches past the outbound entrance to the Boylston T stop.

Compare to the scene at noon.

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See, everyone was laughing at the first person there, so early. But who's the smart guy now?

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Why is Star Wars more popular than God?

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1) Better publicity

2) Better merchandising

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The scene across town at the Regal theater in the Fenway (at Landmark) was quite different. When we arrived (around 8:20) for our 11;10 showing, there was a group of maybe 10 people in front of us, who were there for the 10:40 and 10:50 showings. The line started growing at around 9 or so, but they let everyone in an hour before each showing, so it moved fairly quickly. This was out on the street, not inside the theater.

I wonder if there was a big difference and, if so, why.

There were three or four police officers there, not that it helped or hurt.

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That's why everyone went to the Boston Common instead of the Fenway theater. However, I have also heard that neither place has the actual 70mm version that is the best quality version. Only a small selection of cities, not even NYC, has such:
http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Why-Star-Wars-Fans-Won-t-Able-Watch-Force...

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Surely Star Wars wasn't shot on 70 mm. They made a huge deal out of Quentin Tarantino doing that with The Hateful 8 and it's only showing in actual 70 mm in a few theaters around the country.

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Was it worth the wait in line?

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