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The Song Remains the Same - Upcoming screenings

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Will there be any upcoming screenings for the upcoming new release of TSRTS?

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For those in the Pacific North West, and Vancouver in particular, The Song Remains the Same is playing at The Rio Theatre in Vancouver on July 21 at 8:00PM. Mrs TDL and I have pre-purchased our tickets, and this will be a blast from our past, having seen the movie in the theatre many times in the 1980’s. The Rio is a great privately owned theatre and could use the support to fight being bulldozed and replaced by commercial interests. Hope to see some of you there. Tickets are available on line. 

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On 7/11/2018 at 9:02 PM, The Dark Lord said:

For those in the Pacific North West, and Vancouver in particular, The Song Remains the Same is playing at The Rio Theatre in Vancouver on July 21 at 8:00PM. Mrs TDL and I have pre-purchased our tickets, and this will be a blast from our past, having seen the movie in the theatre many times in the 1980’s. The Rio is a great privately owned theatre and could use the support to fight being bulldozed and replaced by commercial interests. Hope to see some of you there. Tickets are available on line. 

Hope they bring in the big amps and speakers and crank it loud like they used to do in the old days.

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10 minutes ago, Strider said:

Hope they bring in the big amps and speakers and crank it loud like they used to do in the old days.

 

10 minutes ago, Strider said:

Hope they bring in the big amps and speakers and crank it loud like they used to do in the old days.

I doubt they will as I have seen other rock movies at this theatre, and they just use the house system. Nonetheless, it’ll be a hoot. I swear that I saw TSRTS and the Jimi Hendrix double bill at least 30 times as a teenager, as it made the rounds from Indy theatre to Indy theatre. It drove my parents bonkers, but at least they knew where I was and what I was doing. 

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3 minutes ago, The Dark Lord said:

 

I doubt they will as I have seen other rock movies at this theatre, and they just use the house system. Nonetheless, it’ll be a hoot. I swear that I saw TSRTS and the Jimi Hendrix double bill at least 30 times as a teenager, as it made the rounds from Indy theatre to Indy theatre. It drove my parents bonkers, but at least they knew where I was and what I was doing. 

Bet you snuck in your fair share of joints and long-necks. ;)

 

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34 minutes ago, Strider said:

Bet you snuck in your fair share of joints and long-necks. ;)

 

But of course. 😎

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Those midnight showings were the best.  That and Floyd's "Live at Pompeii," -- albeit, a different mood. 

As for one of the TSRTS showings, a buddy's girlfriend fell asleep during Dazed & Confused, only to wake up near the end of the song to say to us seriously, "Didn't they play this song already?"

Beer bottles rolling down the aisles.  Beer cans being popped open.  A near-contact high from all the legal and illegal things being smoked.  People screaming at the very beginning to "Turn it up!  Turn It Up!! TURN IT UP!!!!"  (One night the projectionist did that for just a little bit, and Peter Grant's gangster car driving by made everyone's seat rumble it was so loud!!) It eventually got so bad that for future midnight showings, police were checking theatre goers before they bought tickets.

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21 minutes ago, dpat said:

Those midnight showings were the best.  That and Floyd's "Live at Pompeii," -- albeit, a different mood. 

As for one of the TSRTS showings, a buddy's girlfriend fell asleep during Dazed & Confused, only to wake up near the end of the song to say to us seriously, "Didn't they play this song already?"

Beer bottles rolling down the aisles.  Beer cans being popped open.  A near-contact high from all the legal and illegal things being smoked.  People screaming at the very beginning to "Turn it up!  Turn It Up!! TURN IT UP!!!!"  (One night the projectionist did that for just a little bit, and Peter Grant's gangster car driving by made everyone's seat rumble it was so loud!!) It eventually got so bad that for future midnight showings, police were checking theatre goers before they bought tickets.

Cool man, like reading good old stuff like that 😀.

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20 hours ago, dpat said:

Those midnight showings were the best.  That and Floyd's "Live at Pompeii," -- albeit, a different mood. 

As for one of the TSRTS showings, a buddy's girlfriend fell asleep during Dazed & Confused, only to wake up near the end of the song to say to us seriously, "Didn't they play this song already?"

Beer bottles rolling down the aisles.  Beer cans being popped open.  A near-contact high from all the legal and illegal things being smoked.  People screaming at the very beginning to "Turn it up!  Turn It Up!! TURN IT UP!!!!"  (One night the projectionist did that for just a little bit, and Peter Grant's gangster car driving by made everyone's seat rumble it was so loud!!) It eventually got so bad that for future midnight showings, police were checking theatre goers before they bought tickets.

Ah yes...those were the days. At my local theatre, every Friday and Saturday midnight was a choice between "The Song Remains the Same", "Rocky Horror Picture Show", and a few others in rotation such as "Wizards", "Eraserhead", "Pink Flamingos", "Pink Floyd at Pompeii", "Gimmie Shelter", "Monterey Pop", "Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!", and "Yessongs".

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20 hours ago, luvlz2 said:

Cool man, like reading good old stuff like that 😀.

Back in 1982, I went to see a showing of TSRTS at the Salem Tri Cinema In New Hampshire. Small Theater with 3 screens. I got there an hour early because I thought it would be hard to get in. When I got there the parking lot was empty and it looked like it wouldn't be a big crowd. Boy, was I wrong, I was there about a half an hour all by myself when the lot filled up in an instant. I couldn't believe it. The building had a glass foyer with large windows. Within minutes I was pressed right up against the glass with about 300 people screaming to be let in.  The man came to the door to open it and as he did the people about 4 feet away from me went right through the plate glass. Other people started trying to jump over the people who were stuck in the window and the rest were trying to force their way in through the doors. I was really scared that I was going to end up through the glass I was pressed against but as soon as it happened the TRI shut the lights and started telling people the show was off and made everyone go home. Everyone went nuts but within 5 minutes the police came and ended the fiasco.5848bfac1140d.image.jpg 

 

A couple years later I went again with a friend. The place was packed but not one person was partying, smoking or yelling. My friend and I had a joint with us but no lighter, not even a match and we couldn't find one person who would let us use their lighter. Can you imagine that? at a time when just about everybody smoked cigs not one person had a lighter. but at least I finally got to see the movie.

This theater isn't there anymore, too bad. I saw a lot of movies there.

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My friend and I went to the movie theater for 2007's T.S.R.T.S reissue.  There wasn't anybody near us so in true hardcore midnight movie fashion we lit a joint just outside the entrance to the movie inside the theater, took a couple of quick puffs each and quickly moved away, just like we did in the old days of seeing TSRTS at midnight movie theaters. And it was such an absolute flashback going to a movie theater to see it again. I have played that album so many times I know I hold some kind of listening record.

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I remember shortly after Bonzo died TSRTS came to the local theater. Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, Illinois. I was in 8th grade and my parents made me take a nap before getting woken up around  11:30pm to go to the show. As we pulled into the  parking lot, the cops had a car pulled over and I saw a cop reach into the car and pull out a bong and put it on the roof of the car. Then we get inside the movie & people were smoking weed, drinking beers - lots of shouts of "Zeppelin" and somebody even lit off a bottle rocket. It was super rowdy but calmed down once the show began. 

A few years ago, I took my own son who would have been around the same age to see the Zeppelin movie that came out around the time of the re-releases. A very different audience - no weed, no rowdiness, no booze, and not nearly loud enough. 

How times have changed. Yet, The Song Remains The Same.   

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