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Old 12-01-2013, 09:37 AM   #1
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Why so few going to see WHY WE RIDE movie

The movie "Why We Ride" is scheduled to be shown at a few theaters and only a few dates. To be shown at least 90 tickets must be pre sold. I checked for theaters in Atlanta, Kennesaw, Birmingham, and Nashville. It does not appear that enough tickets will be sold to have the movie shown in any of these locations.

I'm hoping that the reason is lack of advertizing and not apathy on the part of motorcycle riders in the South east. Some other locations show that the movie is sold out. Atlanta area has several screenings so perhaps people are going to an earlier screening.

Here's a list of theaters and showtimes: http://whyweridefilm.com/screenings-videos.html

For show dates on 8 December, tickets must be reserve by tomorrow. It doesn't look like that will happen.

For those who have not heard of this movie


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Old 12-01-2013, 09:49 AM   #2
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I think we're gonna be a no go in Baltimore too. DC sold out.

I tried to rally the inmates, to no avail. But we are having a RTE anyway.
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Old 12-01-2013, 03:19 PM   #3
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My $.02....

I'm sure it's entertaining but not a big draw for me. I know why we ride.

I'm sure I'll buy it or watch on t.v. when it comes out...just doesn't look as interesting as Long Way Round, et al.

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Old 12-01-2013, 04:04 PM   #4
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1) If you look at overall trends on ADV, let's do some statistics on the rallys. I'd say most only get 100-200 persons to rendezvous. And that means that folks are often coming from neighboring states. People aren't going to put that much effort into a movie.

2) ADV is a place for some to escape. As such, they often over commit and under show. Having to put money on the line more than the minute they are walking out the door is way.too.much.commitment.

3) The family buckets all moto events in one category. You are not with them, and it involves it a moto then you need a kitchen pass. If kitchen passes are limited, a movie probably isn't worth it.

4) It's the holidays...by the time to buy the ticket, parking and a popcorn it's a $50 night for 2 persons. Cash ain't growing on trees, and the KLR needs new Shinkos.

5) Believe it or not ADV is not the center of life. Many folks may visit, or only visit certain parts of forums. And while you might believe how can someone not know about the movie, I assure you the next time you see your riding buds, someone will say "what movie?"

6) While ADV is get the movie limited exposure, what about the pirates, the squids and the other unmentionable riders? Those are the ones that you need to campaign to on a local level at a theatre near you.
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Old 12-01-2013, 04:19 PM   #5
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I know why we ride.

I'm sure I'll buy it or watch on t.v. when it comes out...just doesn't look as interesting as Long Way Round, et al.

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This.

I dont need the positive reinforcement that what I like to do is pretty cool.
And those that dont ride FOR SURE aren't gonna be interested in it.
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Old 12-01-2013, 05:23 PM   #6
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1) If you look at overall trends on ADV, let's do some statistics on the rallys. I'd say most only get 100-200 persons to rendezvous. And that means that folks are often coming from neighboring states. People aren't going to put that much effort into a movie.

2) ADV is a place for some to escape. As such, they often over commit and under show. Having to put money on the line more than the minute they are walking out the door is way.too.much.commitment.

3) The family buckets all moto events in one category. You are not with them, and it involves it a moto then you need a kitchen pass. If kitchen passes are limited, a movie probably isn't worth it.

4) It's the holidays...by the time to buy the ticket, parking and a popcorn it's a $50 night for 2 persons. Cash ain't growing on trees, and the KLR needs new Shinkos.

5) Believe it or not ADV is not the center of life. Many folks may visit, or only visit certain parts of forums. And while you might believe how can someone not know about the movie, I assure you the next time you see your riding buds, someone will say "what movie?"

6) While ADV is get the movie limited exposure, what about the pirates, the squids and the other unmentionable riders? Those are the ones that you need to campaign to on a local level at a theatre near you.
I'm not blaming lack of attendance on ADV. I don't think that the word got out because there are thousands of riders in most large metropolitan areas. Only a fraction are regulars on ADV. I don't know of any way to quickly reach most of those riders. With more time we could put flyers up at motorcycle shops.

However, there are many other forums. Here in Alabama, BamaRides seems to be more active than ADV. There are also many other brand specific forums out there. I am surprised by the small number of people who reserved tickets.

It appears that in some cities the word got out and the movie sold out, in others it didn't.

As for cost, $11 bucks and change is not that expensive. There is no requirement to buy over priced pop corn and drinks.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:00 PM   #7
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I know why we ride.
Pretty much sums it up. I know why I ride, and I really don't care why a bunch of other people ride.

The trailer made it look like a marketing/propaganda film aimed at non-riders. Lots of slow motion shots filmed in front of beautiful sunsets. All the tired cliches.

Pass.

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Old 12-01-2013, 06:07 PM   #8
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What movie?
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:50 PM   #9
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Geeze rough crowd. At least it's a movie about motorcycles. How many of those have you seen??? one? I'll be going.....fingers crossed.



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Pretty much sums it up. I know why I ride, and I really don't care why a bunch of other people ride.

The trailer made it look like a marketing/propaganda film aimed at non-riders. Lots of slow motion shots filmed in front of beautiful sunsets. All the tired cliches.

Pass.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:58 PM   #10
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Just watched the trailer, looks pretty good.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:01 PM   #11
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Geeze rough crowd. At least it's a movie about motorcycles. How many of those have you seen??? one? I'll be going.....fingers crossed.
The man asked why so few were going, and I expressed my reasons.

Curiously it comes out on DVD on the 5th, so if you miss it in theaters, you won't have to wait too long. You may even get the DVD before the screening on the 8th
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I didn't feel like a 5 year old when I started reading this.

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1) If you look at overall trends on ADV, let's do some statistics on the rallys. I'd say most only get 100-200 persons to rendezvous. And that means that folks are often coming from neighboring states. People aren't going to put that much effort into a movie.

2) ADV is a place for some to escape. As such, they often over commit and under show. Having to put money on the line more than the minute they are walking out the door is way.too.much.commitment.

3) The family buckets all moto events in one category. You are not with them, and it involves it a moto then you need a kitchen pass. If kitchen passes are limited, a movie probably isn't worth it.

4) It's the holidays...by the time to buy the ticket, parking and a popcorn it's a $50 night for 2 persons. Cash ain't growing on trees, and the KLR needs new Shinkos.

5) Believe it or not ADV is not the center of life. Many folks may visit, or only visit certain parts of forums. And while you might believe how can someone not know about the movie, I assure you the next time you see your riding buds, someone will say "what movie?"

6) While ADV is get the movie limited exposure, what about the pirates, the squids and the other unmentionable riders? Those are the ones that you need to campaign to on a local level at a theatre near you.
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Old 12-02-2013, 02:46 AM   #13
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No chance here on "The Rock".
Saw the trailer on ADV and that may be as close as I will get.
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:01 AM   #14
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I'd go see it if it was playing somewhere close but, I'd rather be out riding & making Gopro videos of why "I" ride. However, I'm a *feral thing that detests tall buildings, heavy traffic & large groups of the most dangerous of the great apes.

Hopefully this movie will knock some of our weak sisters off the fence & get them to start riding & enjoying their lives. Sadly the majority of our species looks down their nose at us & calls us "organ donors" without ever realizing that dying on a motorcycle would beat the hell out of being TAXED to death.

If anyone in the W. Tennessee area would like to organize a group ride to view this movie, drop me a line as I'd go just for the ride.

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Old 12-02-2013, 06:24 AM   #15
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Personally, I feel that this is a TERRIBLE time of year to try to push this movie the way they have done. There is so much going on with family and friends that it is difficult for many to set aside a day to go see this. On top of that, it is prime time for other movie premiers, especially family/kids movies. In much of the country a ride to watch is out of the question because of weather problems.

They should have waited until March-April to release it IMO.
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