2019 Discovery Screens

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Re: 2019 Discovery Screens

Post by jonbly » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:04 pm

This ... might take a while.

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Re: 2019 Discovery Screens

Post by argento1977 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:11 pm

What a joke...10 mins and not even 1 ticket booked yet.

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Re: 2019 Discovery Screens

Post by TheDukeAbides » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:17 pm

"Guys, gals we've got two months to sort out this issue with people buying frightfest tickets before they have to buy stuff again, what shall we do?"

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Re: 2019 Discovery Screens

Post by jonbly » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:23 pm

TheDukeAbides wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:17 pm
""Wow, look at how much belly button fluff I've got!"
Impressive.

Got one! The Banana Splits, on my birthday, F T W.

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Re: 2019 Discovery Screens

Post by JimmyTheZeke » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:25 pm

22 minutes to get one ticket... I also had the 'Oops' message once and had to go again... this is scarier than the films...

EDIT: I'm sure it will be worth it though!

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Re: 2019 Discovery Screens

Post by jonbly » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:36 pm

Huh. Suddenly sped up, got 3rd and 4th in nothing flat.

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Re: 2019 Discovery Screens

Post by cineBAKA » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:42 pm

It was a mess, but there were sporadic moments where everything worked super efficiently. I managed to get my 8 Discovery picks, and didn't have to resort to any planned substitutes.

I'm going to see Haunt, Red Letter Day, Porno, Halloween Party, The Barge People, Critters Attack, True Fiction and I Trapped The Devil.

I may regret Critters Attack, but it looked less insufferable than The Drone. Although I really want to see the short that's showing before The Drone. Very hard to schedule things this year for me. I wish I could swap the short onto another feature (I genuinely don't understand why such a short would be attached to a 'tongue in cheek horror comedy'. I assume it's a time thing), switch Fingers with Critters Attack (I can't see Fingers bc Porno). Saturday was very difficult for me. I've never booked so many Discovery screenings. I didn't want to see The Black String either, but nothing in the Discovery screenings interests me at that time either.

That's not to say I'm not stupid excited for a lot of things this year. Sunday is wall to wall perfection in the main screen for my tastes. Didn't even bother to check the Discovery stuff for that day.

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Re: 2019 Discovery Screens

Post by argento1977 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:46 pm

Once I got in it was plain sailing and incredibly quick after that....just took 10 minutes to get in!

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Re: 2019 Discovery Screens

Post by Jon H » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:47 pm

Seems to be working OK now. Got everything I wanted except I had to buy Dachra and Short Film Showcase 1. Agree that it' very frustrating that these ticketing issues seem to reoccur on an annual basis

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Re: 2019 Discovery Screens

Post by JimmyTheZeke » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:48 pm

... and at 12:35 things just started zipping along nicely... must have shoveled some more coal into the ticketing machine...

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Re: 2019 Discovery Screens

Post by TheDukeAbides » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:52 pm

Yes, can't complain now, I even got to for To Your Last Death by mistake so that is one dropped off by the kiosk early doors.

Missed out on Happy Face though *sad face*

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Re: 2019 Discovery Screens

Post by cineBAKA » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:53 pm

I am concerned I don't have an e-mail for Halloween Party. It does show in my account though, so I assume it's fine. I can't even remember if that's one of the ones that hung on an 'Oops' page.

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Re: 2019 Discovery Screens

Post by jonbly » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:54 pm

The Banana Splits
Porno
Criminal Audition
Dark Sense
Are We Dead Yet

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Re: 2019 Discovery Screens

Post by valido » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:59 pm

Got 7 out of 11. Sounds good but it's my worst record, small screens went flying :(

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Re: 2019 Discovery Screens

Post by JimmyTheZeke » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:02 pm

jonbly wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:36 pm
Huh. Suddenly sped up, got 3rd and 4th in nothing flat.
Yup, starting working really well at 12:35... I guess either the initial rush had tailed off, or they assigned more processing power to the ticketing AI...!? :s

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