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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.

Responses

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3 months ago

Dan,

This was a difficult task.
I will have to go with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. I know there were others before that, but oddly enough I can't remember seeing them.

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Jessica,

Thanks. I added The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001).

I should have realized that it would be difficult for some / many people to remember the first film that they saw in a theater.

I vividly remember the films I saw in theaters when I was young, since until I went to college it was an infrequent event.

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3 months ago

Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets

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Paok-Kilkis,

Thank you. I added Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002).

Sorry to take so long in adding your first theater film. I did not see your post until a few minutes ago.

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3 months ago

this is a really interesting poll, because it shows the varying ages of those on here....i know i'm old but i'm surprised how young some are....

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Not sure if that demonstrates variety or luck. Despite being more active on the internet and social media, the <18 and the younger portion of the 18-29 aren't as current on IMDb than the older 18-29, the 30-44, and the 45+.

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The demographics for poll authors tend to skew younger than active users of IMDb. However, I have no way of verifying this. Col Needham told me he considered the demographics of poll authors and poll takers to be proprietary information for IMDb.

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Some of these films could be misleading, though: Like rocky's first was 'Dr.No' but about a year ago, a friend of mine took his 14-year-old son to see 'Dr. No' at a local theater that plays older movie every Wednesday. It was not the first time that his sone saw a movie at a theater but it was the first time he went to a theater to see a movie that wasn't made for kids and the first time that he saw a Bond film. I think the first film I saw in a theater was 'Bambi' but it wasn't in 1942, lol. 

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3 months ago

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Thanks, Ruby.

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Am I the only to see this: 

Instead of the actual image?

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I also see it like that on Chrome.

I see it correctly on Opera.

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As do I in Firefox. Sometimes, GS does weird things to posts.

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I used a wrong preposition :(