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Show was Good, not Great

By bsmnsr
Written November 21, 2014
The show was good, but not great. We enjoyed it. The Asian Dance was great. Ironically, the Russian dance was a little weak. Music was good but the conductor had a bit of a mad Russian scientist look about him that was a bit distracting. Due to the nearly 40 minutes of advertising from ~7:30-8:10 for a movie scheduled to start at 7:30, I am unlikely to go to another Fathom Event. I certainly didn't care to see a marketing video by the President of the company telling me all about how great the NCM Media engineers are. If they are so great, I shouldn't even know they are there. A 5 minute infomercial during 35-40 minutes of NCM Media Ads, Broadway coming soon ads, etc. was excessive. My So-So rating is more for the wasted 35-40 minutes watching ads and a Nutcracker Quiz four separate times. If not for that, I'd rate it a "Go."
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A great event!

By Dezlovesmovies
Written August 01, 2014
I thought this was event was great especially in 3D. I hope they have more events like this!
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The Nutcracker Marinsky in 3D

By beberules
Written October 02, 2014
Terrific film. Beautiful ballet dancing and music. A must see!
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3-D Headache and no Sugarplum Fairy

By ltarditi
Written December 05, 2012
From the boring, pale, washed-out ombre-dyed pinkish costumes of the cast, which then are shaded darker by the STUPID 3-D glasses which gave us all headaches to the fact that there was NO SUGARPLUM FAIRY?!? this sucked. The only redeeming thing is that my kid could eat and drink in the movie theater. For $5 more per seat, we could have seen the real Nutcracker by the Pennsylvania Ballet, live... which is what we'll do next year!
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Massive disappointment!

By mler119
Written November 27, 2014
My girls and I looked forward to this for weeks. We made a 45 minute drive to the closest location and arrived early to make sure we got good seats. Finally over 10 minutes after the advertised start time the show began. The picture was crisp, bright and beautiful. Unfortunately it was also completely silent! Movie techs worked for sometime and then determined there was something wrong with the satellite feed and the problem could not be fixed. The ticket price was refunded, but that did not make up for the time and gas lost. Most was heartbreaking was my daughters' disappointment.
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