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Where do I buy movie tickets with linden money??

Movietickets.com moved in to Second Life to show trailers

Movietickets.com has moved into Second Life and that’s great, right? I can see myself playing some slingo and tringo to win some money and then buy some tickets to watch a movie at a local theater. I was all excited to visit the island for movietickets.com but couldn’t find a way to pay for tickets with lindens. All I could do was watch previews and get free 3d glasses. Yes the 3d glasses look really cool and watching previews can be interesting. When I click on the movie poster it links me to their website to buy tickets with real money.

I did find out if you go to the different theaters you will be able to see the preview which shows on the outside sign. I didn’t know this before and couldn’t find any instructions about this. They should have somewhere which explains this at least. Be sure you stop the movie first before going into another theater. Sometimes I get the same preview I saw or nothing but a blank screen.

Movietickets theater in Second Life showing trailers and advertisingChecking out movietickets.com theater where they show trailers
Some pictures of the theaters

You might have to wait a couple of seconds or a minute for the preview to start. Some theaters are not showing any previews or the wrong previews too. Couple of places didn’t have theater seating to sit on. There is also a teleporter on the left side of the building which takes you to each of the theaters. I barely found it and it didn’t list the previews playing. This place needs to be fixed up a bit more and I really want to see a way to buy tickets with lindens. Now that would be a big announcement! I hope they have this planned for the future! Reading the press release they do have some interesting ideas for the future.

Reality and Second Life meet with RHPS

Theater shows RHPS in Second Life

RHPS is a term used for the movie “Rocky Horror Picture Show” which has a big fan base who watch the movie all over the world in theaters. Some dress up in outfits like the characters in the movie wear and also act out scenes on a stage. I wrote about a place in Second Life which shows the movie while others write funny remarks to the movie and also dress their avatars up.

I just found out about a special event at 12PM SLT on Thursday, March 1st, which will happen in real life and in virtual life. I read about it from a 3pointd.com article and it caught my attention. The Pirate Cinema in Stockholm, Sweden, will be showing the movie to a real audience and will stream the screening in second life as well. They will probably be showing what is happening in second life to the first life audience as well so it’s a real test of virtual interaction. The screening will take place at The Office. I will try to attend and have some fun!

RHPS movie plays in Second Life sometimes with props

Click picture for a closer view of sim

Four Eyed Monsters Review

It’s getting harder to follow all the special events happening in second life. The Sundance channel showing of “Four Eyed Monsters” was one of those I might not have found if I didn’t read a post about it. I am glad I did and attended this unique event. Before the movie was shown I checked out the Sundance Channel Sim and found other people waiting around for the movie to start. I counted 22 people in the theater chatting with hours to go until the movie started. I went off to do some other stuff and made sure I would be reminded about this event.

The Elbow Room theater where I saw the movie.
Four Eyed Monsters movie played in Second Life

When the time came I tried to go to the Sundance Sim again but it was too full. I am so glad they had other places that was screening the movie. I went to the most interesting place I know of and that was the Elbow Room. Once I started the movie I found out if was upside down. I never had that experience in second life before. The only way I found to fix the problem is re-login which made me miss parts in the beginning. Started watching and was getting into the movie. Tried to take a picture and the sound stopped. GRRRRR. Tried to start it up again but I couldn’t get it to work. I had to re-login and it worked but later on I found that I could have fixed it by walking to another sim but I didn’t try it so I am not sure if it would have fixed it.

Now I’m getting into this movie which was about two people starting a relationship but they decided to not speak to each other. They could only use a phone, writing, camera, Internet and any other media to express themselves. It was a very good docu-drama and very artistic. I was having fun and the others around me were enjoying it. Because I was watching it at a theater where they usually riff other movies there was a lot of people making fun of the movie too. I find some of the stuff they were saying were hilarious but the majority of the people really enjoyed the movie.

Sundance Channel Sim Theater where I saw the Last part of the movie.
Watched Four Eyed Monster in Second Life on this theater

Now the movie is getting to the ending. We all want to know what will happen to this relationship at the end when all of a sudden the video feed was having problems. The movie was getting pixelated and wasn’t able to watch anything. Everyone around me was disappointed they couldn’t see the ending of this movie. Some went to the website and bought the DVD. Others just wanted to complain to people who couldn’t do anything about it. Some joined the Sundance channel group to find out what happened. I was disappointed but joined the group and waited. I found out that other places had a similar problem so I kept trying to teleport to the Sundance Sim and finally got in. Sat down in the theater and waited again. What I thought might happen did happen. They showed the last part of the movie again and I was satisfied. The filmakers were in the group answering questions and was good to hear about the behind the scenes stuff. On their web page at foureyedmonsters.com, there’s a section for people to request the showing of their movie in real life cities and second life. If 150 people request a screening at a place then it’s very likely it will happen. So I’m sure there will be another showing in Second Life.

This is actually a oversized notebook page where avatars could
walk on and donate money to the filmmakers.
Four eyed monsters notebook in Second Life

It was a very fun event to me but it also showed that Second Life isn’t the best venue for this. There were problems that caused some people who joined up just to watch it saying that they won’t stay in second life because it’s too complicated. There is a lot of stuff that needs to be addressed when this kind of event takes place in SL. The fact that there were other theaters was very good. But the only place I found out about it was on the website. If there was a way to transport me to a non full place showing it when I tried to teleport to Sundance would help out extremely! The Upside down problem was experienced by others as well. Sound stopping was a problem too. All of these things need to be fixed one way or another. For me I loved the event and look forward to seeing the movie on DVD. I hope more independent movies get shown this way because it can be shown all around the world easily without a physical location.