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What does "No Passes" mean?

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What does "No Passes" mean?

Like the title states, was on Tribute.ca to see when movies are playing tongiht and saw some movies said "No Passes" next to it. What does this mean?

I am planning to go to East Side Marios next to the theatre as they have a "Dinner and a movie" package in which you eat dinner, then see a movie.
Do no passes mean I won't be able to use the ESM movie vouchers?
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We once tried to use it on a NO Passes movie and no go > :(
Only full priced purchased tickets will be honored.

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xopt1js wrote:
Jul 31st, 2007 7:16 am
Like the title states, was on Tribute.ca to see when movies are playing tongiht and saw some movies said "No Passes" next to it. What does this mean?

I am planning to go to East Side Marios next to the theatre as they have a "Dinner and a movie" package in which you eat dinner, then see a movie.
Do no passes mean I won't be able to use the ESM movie vouchers?
Ask the manager at the restaurant first. If there's trouble, go back to the manager.
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3weddings wrote:
Jul 31st, 2007 7:20 am
We once tried to use it on a NO Passes movie and no go > :(
Only full priced purchased tickets will be honored.
I wonder if that means I can't use the discounted tickets I get through work then?
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xopt1js wrote:
Jul 31st, 2007 7:16 am
Like the title states, was on Tribute.ca to see when movies are playing tongiht and saw some movies said "No Passes" next to it. What does this mean?

I am planning to go to East Side Marios next to the theatre as they have a "Dinner and a movie" package in which you eat dinner, then see a movie.
Do no passes mean I won't be able to use the ESM movie vouchers?
which east side marios is this?
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xopt1js wrote:
Jul 31st, 2007 8:25 am
I wonder if that means I can't use the discounted tickets I get through work then?
From my experience no, but remember that a movie loses the No Passes status within about 10 days of opening.

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I was able to use the movie vouchers I bought from work for "no pass" movies before. I am guessing that those vouchers are treated as gift certificates and should be honoured in any circumstances.
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Pyro wrote:
Jul 31st, 2007 8:32 am
which east side marios is this?
Eglinton Town Centre near Eglinton and Warden in Scarborough.

Thanks for the replies all, will call the theatre today and ask what can be used. :)
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It depends on the type of pass. For AMC a Silver pass will not let you in a new release "no passes" movie but a Gold Pass will be accepted with no problem. I know Cineplex passes function in a similar way. The pass should state the restrictions on it. From what I know the passes from East Side Mario's and Spring rolls are not valid for new "no passes" movies.
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I used my normal free movie passes one free admission for the simpsons no pass opening day and it worked fine.
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no passes refer to the coupons from cereal boxes/pop cases/and courtesy passes(the kind they give you if the movie screws up)

you can use admit one/any paid type of coupon. if they tell you no at the theatre...get the manager to clarify for them. been down this road MANY MANY times.
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madrukus wrote:
Aug 1st, 2007 3:11 pm
no passes refer to the coupons from cereal boxes/pop cases/and courtesy passes(the kind they give you if the movie screws up)

you can use admit one/any paid type of coupon. if they tell you no at the theatre...get the manager to clarify for them. been down this road MANY MANY times.
Cereal passes were admitted. There was a thread a while back on cereal with movie passes and people were admitted into new movies tagged with "No Passes" and still got in. But that's probably because there were no restrictions in place whatsoever on those passes.
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I think it is because they want to track a movie's success on the first weekend as it is generally the strongest week. After that they don't care
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i learned this from a friend of mine who was writing for the u of t student newspaper and reviewed films for them. basically a 'no pass' movie is related to the passes that they give out to reviewers for papers and magazines. they typically have early viewings of movies before releases for these ppl to see so they can get the reviews out around the time the movie comes out, and they get passes from the film companies to use for these screenings, but if they miss it, they can still use this coupon to see the film at a later date, just that they cannot use it for the first 10 days of release, i think it is. so the 'no pass' refers to these passes that they get, versus a normal movie pass that ppl can buy from their companies and such.

if you have a movie pass from a restaurant, read the provisions on the back of the ticket. i kno cineplex and amc have passes that cannot be used for this first 10 (or may be 14, don't remember) days of a film's release, but can be used after that. note that this DOES NOT apply to ALL movies passes! most movie passes can be used for new releases on opening weekends!
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