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Fri, Jul 17, 2020 12:25 PM

Live Poll: IMDb Poll Board First Films Seen in a Theater

Poll authors and other members of the IMDb Poll Board have a variety of experience in the films they have seen. This is a list of the first films that IMDb Poll Board users remember seeing in theaters.

Which of these first films do you find most intriguing or unexpected?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls085384599/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/71OuuHBez1w/


Ground Rules
1. Poll authors, other contributors to the IMDb Poll Board, IMDb champions and IMDb employees may contribute to this poll.
2. For the purposes of this poll the first film must be seen in an indoor theater, drive-in theater or during a public performance.
3. Films nominated multiple times will be listed once with all nominators mentioned for that film.
4. Feature films, documentaries and shorts are eligible. 
5. Films are not limited to English language films. 
6. Each user’s nominated film is their best recollection of the first film they remember seeing. 
7. This poll will be considered ready when it reaches 25 choices.
8. Additional choices will be added if/when this poll goes live. If more than 35 films are suggested, a part two will be available. 
9. Ground rules are subject to change until the poll goes live.

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3 months ago

My first movie (that I can remember is): Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

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3 months ago

Funny thing: I still can't identify the first movie I saw in a theater. It was a Swedish kids movie about chess. 
I will research it again and hopefully identify it for the sake of this plot. :)

UPDATE: After all those years, it took minutes to find it! 
Lang leve de koningin (1995)

It's not Swedish, but Dutch. I saw it in 1999 and it was a special screening for several school groups.

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Nikolay,

Thanks. I added Lang leve de koningin (1995).

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3 months ago

My first movie at cinema was The Jungle Book (1967) from Disney.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061852/

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Breumaster,

Thanks. I added The Jungle Book (1967).

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3 months ago

The oldest movie I can remember is Dumb and Dumber (1994). Then I was 14 years old. But this wasn’t the first. Sadly I can’t remember an older movie. I definitely saw a few before. I will think about it and search in my old school agendas. Hopefully I will find an older one.

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Yes!! I have found one in my ‘88/‘89 school diary. I have seen Moonwalker (1988) in theater.

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Hoekkie,

Thanks. I added Moonwalker (1988).

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3 months ago

I have no idea.

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3 months ago

I think it was Bambi and I cried and cried. 

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Ruby,

Thanks. I added Bambi (1942).

I still cry when I watch Bambi. I also cry when I watch The Yearling (1946).

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3 months ago

I think it was Ratatouille (2007). It might be the second the third, but I don't remember before Ratatouille (2007).

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Silitonga,

Thanks. I added Ratatouille (2007).

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Silitonga,

I'm surprised, I would have expected your first movie in a theater to be much older than Ratatouille since your account is 10 years old!

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cinephile,

I was living outside of the big city when I was a little, so my adventurous side was more like outdoor, nature, rivers, mountains, hiking, etc, I listen to music much but going to theater was not really my thing. 

Then my adventurous changed when I went to college in the big city, it was more indoor activities, that was the time I find joy just sitting in the theater or in front of my laptop after stressful college activities, and just watching movies or TVs. That's also the time I found IMDb, I was just 20 yo. Damn! times fly so fast! 

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3 months ago

I have a clear memory of seeing Straw Dogs (1971) in the summer of 1972 at the local drive-in (my brother (age 4) and I (age 6) were suppose to be asleep in the back of the station wagon). In revisiting the film years later, I am shocked that my parents took us in the first place.

The other possible contender is Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) from likely later in that same summer, seen on a rainy day during our vacation at the beach. Otherwise, another one of the Disney classics that was on the seven year rotating re-release schedule ( it is hard to pin down which one I saw first).

Straw Dogs (1971) is my pick.

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My first technical movie was very likely a double feature at the Milford Drive-in. The same situation where I was supposed to be asleep. But I can't fathom which of the movies those were.

I did see Bedknobs and Broomsticks in a special rerelease theatrically ... sometime in the 80s. Hated it as an early to mid-teens (depending on what exact year in the 80s that was).

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urbanemovies,

Thanks. I added Straw Dogs (1971).

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Really, Milford, N.H. ???? I've been there. I can't believe it is still in biz. I saw Straw Dogs at the Nashua Drive-in, plus made the rounds @Tynsboro too back when it wasn't the Pheasant Lane Mall.

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Wrong state. Go south to Mass.

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3 months ago

As a wild guess: Escape to Witch Mountain (1975).

Scratch that. I'm going to claim Benji (1974) as my first movie.

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Stephen Atwood,

Thanks. I added Benji (1974).

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3 months ago


I don't remember, but my parents say it was Disney's Cinderella.

I have a faint memory of watching Beauty and the Beast (1990), but I'm not really sure.

The first one I am actually sure of is Aladdin.

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Pencho15,

Thanks. I added Aladdin (1992) since this is the one that you actually remember seeing.