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01-16-2010, 07:34 AM
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Games broadcast at theatres

Should be interesting for the Olympics. I think some of the hockey and other big events will be broadcast at theatres, atleast in Canada. I remember seeing a few ads for this already. I think it would be cool to check out. If you can't be at the actual games it would be sweet to watch on a huge screen with ton of other hockey (or other sport) fans.

Not sure about cost or availability..but I think it would be something worth checking out. I think it's Galaxy theatres putting on the games.

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http://www.cineplex.com/ecms.ashx/d6...eplexFINAL.pdf

Yep, sounds like you can go watch all the events, including hockey games at a theatre near you in Canada.

Would be awesome to watch the gold medal game...even if it was ten bucks.

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Good thread!

HF Bruthas and the occasional Sistas,
Since we’re all about Hockey and the Future . . .
Here’s Uncle Lanny’s plan:

Game 1 – Canada vs Norway — go to the Cineplex for the first game — before it’s caught on (on Richmond in Toronto if you’re around these parts).

Game 2 — Canada vs Switzerland — Dundas Square — they’re gonna have giant screens set up in outdoor spaces across Canada — scout the scene & the screen for this game — have hundreds of people to high-five after every goal.

Game 3 — Canada vs US — “The Home Game” — it’s on a Sunday so it’s a perfect “Super Bowl” type Sunday — be at a friend’s house with a giant kitchen and giant screen.

This way, after the Prelim round-robin, I/we/you will have experienced The Games all three ways and can then plan for the best way to experience the elimination games.

Sound like a plan?

And p.s. — be making plans for The Midnight Games — all three opening games (7:30PM Eastern) with Canada are following by potentially even more exciting games, at least from my point of view, at Midnight each night:
night 1. Russia vs Latvia — can you IMAGINE what the score’s gonna be in this puppy??!!
night 2. Russia vs. Slovakia — the first contest between 2 of the top 7 teams.
sunday night 3. Sweden vs. Finland — Gold Medal rematch from last Olympics

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The Kings did this for a game a few years ago. It was odd. You got the crowd reactions but were really missing the intensity of the game.

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Im going to go watch it there for one game for sure!

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The Kings did this for a game a few years ago. It was odd. You got the crowd reactions but were really missing the intensity of the game.
For one, you're talking regular season in LA vs Team Canada in Canada but tell us more.
was it hard core hockey fans, or more papering the house?
was the surroundsound insanely great?
was it hi-def? (the Olympics will be)
what was it like close-ups of players checked into the boards?
or seeing the whole ice surface a hundred feet wide in front of you?

I'm anticipating Avitar but with REAL super-power aliens who can fly.

anyone else who's seen a live game in a theater before, please share some feedback.

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This sounds pretty awesome, I'm definitely going to check out a few of them at theatres.

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I swear, make hard core plans. Don't leave it nebulous.

The first game is the one to do it for — kinda the throw-away game (if any of them are).
If it sucks, never do it again.
But you'll never get around to it later, and B) it'll be selling out.

The opening game is the one to hit. And you have a puckin month to plan on it, HockeyFuturists.

Everything else will fall into place, but this is the sort of plan-in-advance one you wanna work out.

It's a Tuesday night. 7:30 Eastern vs Norway. Goals-a-plenty.

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No beer in theatres.

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I went to a theatre to watch the Oilers play a few years ago because the game was PPV. It really wasn't that great. It makes for kind of an awkward experience actually.

And someone in this thread has to calm down.

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I went to one Lightning game in a theater. It was pretty strange. I guess it's worth it to try it once but I wouldn't do it again.

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They did this for the soccer EC here in Germany and imo it was pretty cool.
We also are allowed or even encouraged to drink alcohol there though.

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i saw a commercial for this, i watched wwe ppvs @ the theatres before and it was pretty fun people got into it.

(i wont be cheering for canada much (+ im cheap) so idk if i'll go

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No beer in theatres.
maybe not officially.

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And someone in this thread has to calm down.
It ain't gonna be me. At least until March 1st.

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Stupid Empire Theatres, why can't you be cool like Cineplex?

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I've looked but I couldn't find anything.


Anyone know how the turnout was for this? Were the theaters ever sold out? Good crowds?

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Anyone know how the turnout was for this? Were the theaters ever sold out? Good crowds?
I went to four games in theaters — 3 in downtown Toronto; 1 in the suburbs.

The opening Ceremonies and the closing Sunday Gold & Ceremonies were sold out (but a crew of us snuck in anyway). Other than those games, it was maybe 1/2 or 2/3 full for games.

It was way more fun in the big city where people have energy — the suburb game was pretty subdued.

it was totally great — as close to being at the game as you could get — i'd definitely do it again. It was zero problem to smuggle in beers. We were cheering every pass, every check, every save. Chanting along with the audience in Vancouver, doing the wave, jumping for the stars at every goal.

you just can't believe what an affect the giant screen has — you see EVERYthing, and can hear whether a player has tape on his stick or not when he receives a pass. Crazy good.

after the Gold, we were right downtown, and just walked out of the theater and into the party.

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