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Worth Waiting 20 Years

By Sheltx
Written May 06, 2007
The crowd was excited. It was like a reunion party. Seeing the movie on the big screen again was great. Two generations of females from the family went. Saw some with three generations. Sound went out (!) as the movie neared the "Nobody puts Baby in corner" moment of the movie so we almost had a riot but the sound came on in time. Meanwhile the audience spoke and sang and words that we were missing. The 20 minute prequel should have been shown after the movie and NOT BEFORE because it spoiled the special visual moments we were there to see. All the highlights were shown in the prequel. Can't wait until it comes around to theaters again.
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The Ladies Love Swayze!

By Iloveharrypotter
Written May 07, 2007
This was such a fun experience! I went with a good friend and we really enjoyed seeing this movie in the theater. we were both quite young when it came out so we were unable to see it in theaters when it first came out. We noticed there were only 5 men in the audience adn all the rest women. Half of us sang along with the songs and everyone whooped and hollered at teh appropriate times. This was lots of fun!!
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Dirty Dancing: 20th Anniversary

By sabolynn
Written May 06, 2007
Dirty Dancing is, of course, a classic. And what better way to celebrate 20 great years, than with a short (re)visit to the movie theaters! With fans ranging in age from 18 to 56, the theater was filled with 30-somethings sporting "No one puts Baby in the corner" t-shirts, quote quipping DD efficienados, and Johnny groupies of all ages. The movie-going experience was only enhanced by the good-humored, fun-loving audience that watched the movie with me, some for the first time, others for the 101st time! We laughed together at tightly woven character idiosyncrasis that only true (semi-obsessed) fans would really get. We were experiencing our first time through Baby when she gives herself to Johnny. And, of course, when Johnny comes back to Kellerman's, "because he always does the last dance of the season", we all cheered and cat-called along with the characters of the movie. I think everyone left the theater with a renewed passion to let their inner dirty dancer out to play!
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Dirty Dancing. . . The Greatest Movie Ever?

By buttercup747
Written May 07, 2007
I loved it!! It was so much better on the big screen than I could have imagined. I wish it was still playing because I would love to go see it again and take my friends to see it who couldn't go. Hopefully it will be back on the 25th anniversary!
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A Trip Down Memory Lane!

By Jennykwin
Written May 02, 2007
When this movie first premiered I was in high school. Every girl wanted to look like Baby and every guy wanted to be as "cool" as Johnny. It is so nice to see that this fantastic movie hasn't been forgotten. I can't count how many times I've watched this movie over the past twenty years but it was still worth the time and money to see it again on the big screen. Some friends and I have even decided to take a trip to Virginia, where the film was shot, to spend a week and enjoy one of their "Dirty Dancing" weekends. This is a definate DON"T MISS!
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