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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

October 13, 2010 at 3:22 PM

So, what movie have you watched the most?

I heard this morning from a regular reader who told me that he saw a particular movie this summer — well, I’m not going to tell you the exact number, but I’ll just say many times. I’m impressed by his devotion to the film (well, OK, I’ll name the film; it was “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” which I’ve only seen once but would not be at all averse to seeing again — I imagine there’s plenty of detail that you’d only spot upon repeat viewings), but am wondering: How many of you will see a movie in theaters multiple times? Me, I’ll frequently see movies twice if I liked them — once before it opens to take notes and review, once after it opens to go for fun with a date and eat popcorn. In fact I just saw “The Social Network” again last week. (By the way, if anyone’s wondering how David Fincher pulled off that thing with one actor playing both Winklevoss twins, read all about it here. I completely missed this the first time around, which shows how seamless it was.) But I can’t think of the last time I saw something more than twice in a theater. Well, OK, “Star Trek,” which I saw three times in theaters in 2009 because I couldn’t believe how much I liked it, having never seen a “Star Trek” TV episode. (The third time I spotted the Tribble, which sadly ranks among my greatest achievements last year.) But other than that, I can’t think of anything I saw multiple times; then again I’m not the perfect test case as I’m constantly required to be at new screenings. How about you? Anyone else have a movie they’ve watched over and over in theaters recently? Do you find something new every time?

Zachary Quinto, stealing my heart — three times — in “Star Trek” (Photo courtesy Paramount Pictures)

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