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I happily accidentally stumbled upon a listing for a movie called Spirit of The Marathon, following 6 people on their journey to and through Chicago.<br>
it is showing one night, one show only in very few theaters. There is one about a half hour from here. So I thinking I must be lucky.<br><br>
Has anyone heard of this project? Any insights? What would anyone go through the trouble of filming and producing a movie to release it for a one time show in only a dozen theaters?
 

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This movie was being shown here in Chicago just before the Chicago Marathon from Hell and it won some kind of award. But, yes this screening that's coming up is a limited thing. I'll be at the one near me! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
I actually auditioned for the movie before I did the Chicago Marathon in 2005, but they didn't pick me.
 

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Only a dozen theaters (I think it's nationwide that night)? It's playing in 5 theaters that night within a 15 mile radius of my house. I've already purchased tickets, can't wait to see it since Chicago '05 was my first marathon. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Jen,<br>
I think you just hit the motherload. it said nationwide but (at least the site I found it on) was only showing in a dozen states:<br>
Jan 24 7:30 p.m. only. cost$10.<br><br><a href="http://www.nationalamusements.com/events/current_events.asp?page=8" target="_blank">http://www.nationalamusements.com/ev...nts.asp?page=8</a><br><br><a href="http://www.nationalamusements.com/events/NCN_locations.asp?state=CA" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">California (1 Theatres)</span></a><br><br><a href="http://www.nationalamusements.com/events/NCN_locations.asp?state=CT" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Connecticut (1 Theatres)</span></a><br><br><a href="http://www.nationalamusements.com/events/NCN_locations.asp?state=IA" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Iowa (1 Theatres)</span></a><br><br><a href="http://www.nationalamusements.com/events/NCN_locations.asp?state=KY" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Kentucky (1 Theatres)</span></a><br><br><a href="http://www.nationalamusements.com/events/NCN_locations.asp?state=MA" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Massachusetts (5 Theatres)</span></a><br><br><a href="http://www.nationalamusements.com/events/NCN_locations.asp?state=MI" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Michigan (2 Theatres)</span></a><br><br><a href="http://www.nationalamusements.com/events/NCN_locations.asp?state=NJ" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">New Jersey (2 Theatres)</span></a><br><br><a href="http://www.nationalamusements.com/events/NCN_locations.asp?state=NY" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">New York (3 Theatres)</span></a><br><br><a href="http://www.nationalamusements.com/events/NCN_locations.asp?state=OH" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Ohio (3 Theatres)</span></a><br><br><a href="http://www.nationalamusements.com/events/NCN_locations.asp?state=PA" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Pennsylvania (2 Theatres)</span></a><br><br><a href="http://www.nationalamusements.com/events/NCN_locations.asp?state=RI" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Rhode Island (1 Theatres)</span></a><br><br><a href="http://www.nationalamusements.com/events/NCN_locations.asp?state=VA" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Virginia (1 Theatres)</span></a>
 

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I'm going to see it at the Cinemark in Valley View with a few running friends. I'm not thinking this is going to have much appeal outside the running and independent film communities.<br><br>
Melistic - where are you going to go for your showing?
 

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It's playing (again) in Chicagoland. The movie sold out very quickly during last year's film festival so now I get to see it.<br><br>
Check fathomevents.com or fandango.com.
 

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My wife found out about it and got us tickets. I'm very much looking forward to it. The clips on the website were quite good.
 

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i'm thinking of seeing it at KOP, can't believe it is playing at both places.
 

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I have a ticket to see it in Norfolk that night. I'm looking forward to it.
 

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I have a ticket to see it here in Grand Rapids.
 

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I have a ticket to see it in Richmond, VA. It's actually playing at two theaters in town (same night and time - Thursday January 24 7:30 PM). The one that all my friends are going to sold out <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> So I'll be going to the other theater. I'm sure I'll know some people there, the Richmond Running Community is pretty tight knit.
 

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Ah, if you look up the zips from the <a href="http://www.marathonmovie.com/screening.html" target="_blank">marathon movie website</a> you get many more hits. 13 in Mass from what I see.
 

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First theather I tried was already sold out so I'll be making the haul to King's Island.<br><br><img alt="walk.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/walk.gif">
 

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I am goin to order my ticket tonight. I have about 6 choices in MN and one is less than 40 minutes away in a smaller town that is not yet sold out. I can hardly wait!
 

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Oh cool! A showing at a theater right next to the gym I usually swim at. Sounds like next Thursday night is fully booked now <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Yep, I'll be there with several of my training buddies. Seems kind of spiritual that we will all be watching the same movie at the same time around the country.... kum by yah...
 
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