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Paul P. Meyers
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 - posted November 11, 2003 12:54 PM      Profile for Paul P. Meyers   Email Paul P. Meyers         Edit/Delete Post 
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?

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Roger Katz
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I know Crown Theatres uses that dancing lion that looks like the bastard cub of Simba from the Lion King.

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Adam Martin
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Dickinson Theatres licensed the Popeye characters for a while. Customers absolutely despised it, but I never could figure out why everyone hated it so much.

General Cinemas had that bag-of-popcorn character for a number of years until AMC took over.

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Jeff Arellano
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AMC is Clip.
Unauthorized External Link!

GCC was Popcorn Bob:
Unauthorized External Link!

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Daryl C. W. O'Shea
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You have to upload pictures to the server to have them displayed.

Click on "Click here to upload an image." beside the "Preview Post" button on the post/edit a reply page.

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Chuck Cook
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Wow! Clip and Popcorn Bob look the same!

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Scott D. Neff
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Ack I will not live in a world where the GCC Popcorn guy had a name...

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Mark Richey
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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).

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Adam Martin
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Ah yes, Hollywood's out-of-control animated Busby Berkeley musical policy trailer ...

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Paul P. Meyers
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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. [Cool]

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Amanda Jones
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The Cinemark Cat was Front Row Joe. I don't know if they still use him or not.

GCC as already stated was Popcorn Guy or as we called him Horny Popcorn after hours of analzing the old candy band trailer.

Kerasotes Theaters has the Kerasotes Fairy. I'm unsure if she has a name but she looks like my complex manager.

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John J. Fink
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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.

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Mark Campbell
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Didn't United Artists have Chevy Chase at one time?

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Scott D. Neff
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UA seemed to make a new policy trailer anytime somebody sneezed.

But yes -- there was a Chevy Chase trailer, which seemed kinda funny... especially when viewed right before the stupid ESPN SportsCenter one they did.

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Brad Miller
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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.

Guess UA was just bad luck. [Wink]

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