I guess these are second-run movies. But not all first-run movies end up there.
For instance, right now at the first-run theatres:
2012, Pirate Radio, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Ninja Assassin, Couples Retreat, Old Dogs, ThisIsIt, Disney’s A Christmas Carol
And here are the ones playing at the second-run places, which are much cheaper and generally have better food:
Astro Boy, Couples Retreat (Hmmm!), Julia & Julie, The Hangover, Law-Abiding Citizen, Paranormal Activity, The Informant, Zombieland
I’m not sure I want to pay first-run prices to see 2012 or Men Who Stare at Goats, and I probably won’t get around to Pirate Radio until it’s at Netflix. But if I see 2012 at all, I think it has to be in a theatre, or there’s no point. And in general, I’d kind of prefer to see anything in a theatre.
So is there some clue about how to tell which movies are going there and which ones just aren’t?