posted November 11, 2003 12:54 PM
AMC has that ubiquitious dancing film strip (Flippy? Clippy? Strippy?). Cinemark once used these cartoon cats to promote themselves (and I have the keychains with their faces on to prove it.) Have other chains or single theatres used characters to promote themselves?
From: Fort Worth, TX
Registered: Feb 2003
posted November 16, 2003 10:53 PM
Hollywood Theaters, before Wallace bought them out, had a singing movie ticket. Since they owned the biggest theater in my college town, I can still hum the song (though most of the lyrics have vanished from my mind).
posted November 19, 2003 01:18 PM
This collection of mascots sounds like the ideal cast for the next animated masterpiece from Disney. How about having a singing movie ticket, a talking bag of popcorn, a wisecracking filmstrip, a rambunctious film reel, and a band of renegade junior mints, go on a quest to save their small town movie theatre from an unscupulous developer who wants to raze it and build condos. They go to the big city, discover more crazy characters in a massive cinemaplex and save the day. Of course there will be lots of Elton John/Andrew Loyd Webber/Billy Joel/Celine Dion music along the way. I can just picture the happy meal toys as I write this....On their way back home they are run over by Adam as he is cinematouring cross country.
posted January 18, 2006 09:56 AM
And...we can't forget PT Cobbster (I remember him from the Cobb before Regal took them over, is he still used at the new Cobb theaters?) and Splicer from Muvico.
And yes, Amanda- I always laughed at the Candy Band trailer and his reaction after the pepsi kisses him. That trailer went away when GC switched to coke and eventually (only a few months before AMC took over) they had that freeky thing with dancing twizzlers.
posted January 21, 2006 06:58 PM
The Chevy Chase, Don Rickles, NFL Sports, etc were all trailers paid for by NBC to promote their upcoming shows. Funny thing is that every one of them that UA promoted via a policy trailer failed. I still have mint copies of all of them.