You must only buy a matinee priced ticket. The objective is to have the
maximum movie to price paid ratio (MPPR).
You must not buy food at the theater concession stands.
You may not call anything under 4 (four) movies a Movie Madness. The
appropriate term is either "Mini Movie Madness" or "Movie Sadness", depending
on the situation.
Some tips from the experts:
Note the first rule. This means you will have to get up early on the day in
question. Prepare your schedule the night before!
A group of 2 to 3 people is optimal.
Bring clothing that can turn into disguises. Examples: Pants that zip off
into shorts, reversible jackets, layers that can be taken off and carried
The bathroom is a great place to spend any downtime you might have
between movies. Take this time to change into a new disguise or
mentally prepare yourself for the movies to come.
Do not hesitate to switch clothing with your fellow Movie Madness-mates. It
will throw the MPAA off your trail.
Bring lots of food that can be concealed in pockets, and will stay good all
day. Examples: trail mix, granola bars, Skittles. It has been done before
with 11-hour-old McDonald's cheeseburgers, but that should only be attempted
by the most advanced moviegoers.
You should never abort a Movie Madness because you are tired, or because
someone else you are with is failing you. Leave them behind! Remember,
every movie is a brand new movie; if you have the right attitude about it,
each new movie can feel like your first movie of the day.
Do not be afraid to see movies you may consider yourself too good for. For
example, children's movies are often short, and will help you maximize your
MPPR. Sitting through Stuart Little 2 is not so bad if it's only 80 minutes
long. However, do not see something you know you won't be able to sit through,
like Country Bears. This will only drain your strength and may cost you your
Some movie theaters have ceased posting the movie titles over the entrance
to the movie. This means you will have to prepare a list of excuses for
asking employees which movies are in which theaters. Be creative! This is
your chance to really shine.
Never feel bad about your Movie Madnessing. Just remember that some
theaters are charging $15 a tickets nowadays. They have it coming.
The current world record for a Movie Madness was achieved by Jeremy Stribling
and Greg Roberts in the summer of 2002 in Concord, CA. The record? 8
movies in 14+ hours. Think you've beaten it? I don't believe you.
Send me proof.
Troy Clem and his friend Robert claim to have seen 9 movies
in 14+ hours in Westminster, CA in 2001. However, they have no
proof to offer. Still, impressive claim!
IMDB does not endorse this. Neither does the MPAA.
But I, Jeremy Stribling. do. Email me comments, suggestions, and
cool success stories. Copyright 2004-2014.