I remember seeing tickets for _Star Trek: First Contact_ as _Star Trek
Generations II_, but it wasn't mine, so I don't remember where I saw it.


Scott Andrew Hutchins
Oz, Monsters, Kamillions, and More!

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On Sun, 16 Jan 2000, Donald Larsson wrote:

> The following is forwarded from H-AFRLITCINE.  It raises an interesting
> issue that I'd never thought of before and I wonder how valid a concern
> it is in regard to box-office returns.  Does anyone have further
> thoughts?
> (On a side note, it reminds of the time I went to THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE
> and saw that some wag had reprogrammed the ticket title as SATAN'S GOOD
> Don Larsson
> --- Begin Forwarded Message ---
> Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 15:38:56 -0600
> From: Emilie Ngo Nguidjol <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: (Fwd) Incorrect Movie Theatre Ticketing
> Sender: H-NET List for African Literature and Cinema
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> To: [log in to unmask]
> Reply-To: H-NET List for African Literature and Cinema
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> Message-ID: <[log in to unmask]>
> From: "Vicki Washington  2-3049" <[log in to unmask]>
> Organization: University of Wisconsin-Extension
> Subject: (Fwd) Incorrect Movie Theatre Ticketing
> [Editor's Note: This discussion applies so much to the commercial
> distribution of African films that I thought you might be interested. --Emilie]
> :
> Carlotta, thanks for the heads-up.  I've heard about this problem in
> the past; I'll send out the message.
> Vicki
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> To:            [log in to unmask]
> From:          Carlotta Calmese <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject:       Incorrect Movie Theatre Ticketing
> Vicki,
> I found my nephew's email (below) very interesting and thought it might be
> helpful to pass it along. We've had many recent email discussions about how
> Hollywood and major movie studios view the African American's economic power
> base (or lack thereof, according to many of them) in their production and
> marketing decisions. My nephew's experience clearly indicates an example of
> box-office receipt misrepresentation (or perhaps collusion ?), which may
> atttibute to why movies with African American leading actors or socially
> conscious themes do not fair as well as other movies during the first
> weekend opening and subsequently disappear from the neighborhood movie
> screens. Perhaps it may be wise to pay more close attention to our movie
> ticket stubs.
> Thanks, Carlotta
> Carlotta Verge Calmese
> Assistant Dean, Student Academic Affairs
> College of Letters and Science
> University of Wisconsin-Madison
> B12 Bascom Hall    500 Lincoln Drive
> Madison, WI 53706
> (608) 262-2644
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> From: "Daugherty, Winfred W" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Incorrect Mivie Theatre Ticketing
> Last evening (Thursday, January 13, 2000) at 10:00PM EST I visited the
> Cinemark Tinseltown USA movie theater in Rochester, NY (2291 Buffalo Road
> (716)247-2180) to see "Next Friday" (Ice Cube's new movie). To my dismay, I
> viewed my ticket and discovered it reflected the 9:35PM showing of "Toy
> Story 2". I promptly made the ticket agent aware the ticket did not reflect
> the movie I requested to see. The ticket agent then insulted my intelligence
> by stating, "It doesn't matter...they will let you view the movie you
> requested with this ticket".
> I then replied (to the approximately 16 year old ticket agent), "Well, if it
> doesn't matter, then I would prefer to have a ticket that reflects "Next
> Friday" as I requested". He then advised they apparently were having
> difficulties with their machine and subsequently could not produce tickets
> for "Next Friday". I asked to speak with the Manager, whom I was advised was
> unavailable.
> I recall hearing in the past, this situation occurs often to predominately
> Black movies, therefore, I was wondering where I may be able to report this
> so this may be addressed and the movie can receive its proper credit. I am
> certain as they calculate the number of viewers that have viewed this movie,
> my ticket (as well as others) will not be included in this total. Please
> advise how I may be able to contact someone (I have retained my ticket stub)
> to make them aware of this situation.. I can be reached either by E-mail or
> at (716)264-6412. Thank you!
> Winfred Daugherty, Jr.
> Lead, Programs/Customer Support
> (716)264-6412 / 8*224-6412
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> --- End Forwarded Message ---
> ----------------------
> Donald Larsson
> Minnesota State U, Mankato
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