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Advance Screenings (what for?)

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Advance Screenings (what for?)#0
Posted: 11/7/05 at 9:25am
I've noticed that a handfull of people have attended advance screenings of RENT. I'm curious to know what the purpose of screening is. Is it to compile audience feedback for possible cuts? If not, what then? Thanks.
Updated On: 11/7/05 at 09:25 AM
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re: Advance Screenings (what for?)#1
Posted: 11/7/05 at 9:32am
Test screening: to test a cut of the film on an audience. Usually audience either has a feedback session or fills out a survey or both.

Advance screening: usually begins a limited release. This is to start making back money and to begin word-of-mouth buzz between moviegoers. To start to get the film talked about in households. Many times used as part of promotional purposes - joint with the film and whichever company they're working with.
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re: Advance Screenings (what for?)#2
Posted: 11/7/05 at 4:16pm
I went to an advance screening on Sunday Nov. 6 because my boyfriend is a member of the SAG Nominating Committee. The screening is designed to get nominating committee members to consider RENT when nominating actors for the SAG awards.
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re: Advance Screenings (what for?)#3
Posted: 11/7/05 at 4:24pm
What I don't get is if they have had all of these advanced screenings why can't they release the movie on Nov. 11?
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re: Advance Screenings (what for?)#4
Posted: 11/7/05 at 4:36pm
I think the Nov 23 release date is to generate a bigger opening weekend box office total.