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Hey guys! I just got back from another vacation, and along the way, we stayed at a Red Roof Inn hotel. We started looking at the special features they had with the tv, and all the movies they offered, and we then saw that you could see titanic in your room for only 7.95! It was really great that for once you could actually watch the movie in a place more "homey" like. You could spread out all over anywhere you want, get up and walk around. it was cool.

-- Kate (, August 01, 1998


Hello Kate: How did they pull that one off? Maybe they could get the film the same way as a theater but other than that, I don't know how they could legally do that. But, anyway, how did the film seem on the "small screen" and was it in letter box format? If they did this presentation on the up and up, someone in Red Roof's marketing was certainly forward thinking!

Regards, Peter

-- Peter Nivling (, August 01, 1998.

Hey! actually i did wonder that myself (how they pulled that off), so i asked them. They just said don't know, and kind of avoided the subject. So i don't know. The movie will never be the same on the "small screen", but still, i loved the movie, and it was another chance for me to see it. Sorry, but i am not completely sure what the "letter box version" is. If you wouldn't mind, could you explain. Thanks. BYE!

-- Kate (, August 01, 1998.

Letterbox is the format where you have a space at the top and bottom of the screen. It is for wide screen movies so that you don't loose any of the scene by fitting to the screen. When Titanic comes out on video next month it will be available in both formats. Interesting that they dodged the question of how they got the film!

Regards, Peter

-- Peter Nivling (, August 02, 1998.

Though it's not the most reliable telezine source, I saw a special on "Extra" regarding the "Titanic" black market. Sounds suspicious to me...

-- Gilded Age Junkie (, August 02, 1998.

I was at a Quality Inn last week that had pay per views as well. I saw the trailer for Titanic but then it said "still in theaters". I doubt you would be able to legitimately see the movie out of a theater yet. Besides, many Red Roof Inns have 19 inch sets, worn sheets, and poor water pressure as well as usually being located in bad neighborhoods. An exception would be the one in Madison Heights, MI. But it's just across the street from a theater that's still showing "Titanic". My conclusion : wait for the video. It's less than a month away!

-- Dan Dalton (, August 03, 1998.

Dan: I know exactly where that Red Roof Inn is in Madison Heights. I live in Royal Oak, only a couple miles away!!! Were you visiting the area? or do you live in this area?

-- Kathleen

-- Kathleen Marcaccio (, August 04, 1998.

Kathleen, I live in the Chicago area. But I travel frequently to suburban Detroit on business. I've seen "Titanic" twice at the Star Theatres just across the street from that (actually very good) Red Roof Inn. I'm not sure it's still playing there though. BTW, a warning: never stay at the nearby Motel 6!

-- Dan Dalton (, August 04, 1998.

Dan, Although most of my "Titanic" viewings were at the Star Southfield (with its 20 screens and super sound system), I did "Titanic" once at the Star John R, which is maybe 5-6 miles from my house in the 13 Mile and Woodward area. It was in one of the new smaller theatres (200 seats maybe) with stadium seating. I saw about halfway up and was eyelevel with the middle of the screen. The sound was incredible in that small setting!!! Truly one of the more awesome "Titanic" viewings I've experienced. BTW...I'm up to 13 viewings and think that I should go at least one more time!?!?!

-- Kathleen Marcaccio (, August 05, 1998.

Absolutely! See it one last time in a theater before it comes out on video. Even with a big-screen set and surround sound, watching the video will be a disappointment in comparison.

-- Dan Dalton (, August 05, 1998.

I'm thinking I may have to as well. Eleven times...I can't deal with odd numbers in a healthy way...

-- Gilded Age Junkie (, August 06, 1998.

If I see it once more, that will make ten times - a nice round number. Kathleen MUST see it again - 13 is a very unlucky number. GAJ: see it twice more!

-- Dan "Pitt" Dalton (, August 06, 1998.

....And then see it again!!!

-- Dan "Pitt" Dalton (, August 06, 1998.

Okay, Dan...I apologised for the two of us getting off on the wrong foot, and hoped it would be sufficient. Am I wrong, or do you just ENJOY being mean to people?

-- Gilded Age Junkie (, August 06, 1998.

You left your second message at the same time I was leaving mine. You are so confusing...

-- Gilded Age Junkie (, August 06, 1998.

GAJ: Sorry, I meant no offense. I admit I can be a bit prickish sometimes. I may just enjoy the easy attention ( see "Titanic.dash A -Las Vegas Resort") Or maybe it's a cry for help (see "Does anyone dream of Titanic")....Nah, I just like the thrill of locking horns in a good argument with a worthy opponent (the recent tip argument); I'm just keeping up the tension. But remember, I only half-believe most of the crap I write here....

-- Dan Dalton (, August 07, 1998.

Finding out which half is which is half the fun. Sometimes it takes me months.

-- Dan Dalton (, August 07, 1998.

BobG will tell you that I, too, love a good debate; I just try not to make it personal (some people deserve are so far not one of them). Nuff said. Thank you for considering me a "worthy opponent". It was quite a compliment for me :)

Now I better sign off of this conversation, so BobG doesn't think I'm trying to pick you up!:)

-- Gilded Age Junkie (, August 07, 1998.

One more thing: What is "Titanic: dash A: Las Vegas resort"?

-- Gilded Age Junkie (, August 07, 1998.

Nevermind...found it...

-- Gilded Age Junkie (, August 07, 1998.

watch titanic from the comfort of your own "home

-- malikmuhammadasifjavaid (, December 18, 2001.

I want to watch the movie "Titanic" on the Internet. Is that possible?

-- fatima reda salame (, May 28, 2004.

i want this movie please

-- tomah (, July 08, 2004.

The place was a hotel quite and presantfor the enjoyment of the movie.

-- WANGUNYU FRANCIS MUNGAI (mungata2004@YAHOO.COM), September 28, 2004.

Hi There, I couldn't watch Titanic at that time so, I want to watch now. Can you pls.

-- Atchana (, October 04, 2004.

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