Web Advance Sales Of Two Towers Soar

from the buying-online dept

I doubt this surprises anyone, but it seems that many of the people going to see the new Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers movie are buying tickets online. As they point out, the type of people who really want to see The Two Towers are the sort of people who are probably used to online shopping. Knowing that the theaters are going to be quite crowded for these shows, it makes sense to buy online. The various online ticketing companies are thrilled, thinking that this could be their breakthrough. Of course, if it’s people who are used to buying tickets online, then it’s unlikely to be much of a breakthrough. However, if new people are testing out the system, and realize how much easier it is (and it is much easier), then perhaps this one event could help shift things in favor of online movie ticket buying.

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LittleW0lf says:

Hello? Who is going to see LOTR?

I hate to think the implications of this, but for the most part, those who are going to LOTR (atleast for the first few showings,) are either “Nerds” (myself included) or atleast those who have read the books, and folks unlucky enough to be roped into going along with the “Nerds” (husbands, wives, friends, etc.,) and finally, little girls (and some older ones) going goo-goo over Orlando.

So since “Nerds” usually live on their computers, and for many of them, this was the first time out of the house and in daylight for weeks (hell, I spend most of my time at work from before dawn to after dusk on the computer too,) it is no surprise that they ordered their tickets over the internet, as they do with their Christmas gifts and everything else.

I am still trying to figure out an automated system for retrieving my mail from the mailbox and shuttling it to my computer room so I don’t have to get up and check the mailbox…

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