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(@erinn)
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I know, I know... we're going to St. Thomas so why should I be worried about a movie theater?! Well, as parents of two young girls, we never go to the movies (unless it's Cars, Ice Age, etc...) and if for some reason we get tired of getting drunk every night and feel like going to the movies, I wondered that was an option we have. We'll be staying at the Wyndham Sept. 9 - 16. Does anyone know if there are movie theaters close by for boring folks like us?

Erinn

 
Posted : September 1, 2006 12:30 pm
(@future-islander)
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Erinn:

Yes, at the Cost-U-Less Plaza...next to Home Depot. Bring a sweater, they tend to air condition at bit too much.

F.I.

 
Posted : September 1, 2006 12:34 pm
(@erinn)
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YEAH! Thanks for your response.

 
Posted : September 1, 2006 12:50 pm
(@cassidy)
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If you arrange a special 9/9:30 ferry run back to STT (or if you're renting a dingy) you could try adventuring out to Water Island for their Monday Night movie. They play a different movie each week on a screen stretched out between two palm trees on the beach. There's popcorn and hot dogs too. I have yet to check it out myself (won't be out till March), but I hear its pretty cool and I've always thought Honeymoon Beach to be very romantic and the WI folks outstandingly friendly!

 
Posted : September 1, 2006 1:20 pm
 Pia
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I have not been to the movies in STT as I live on STJ and by the time you add the cost of the ferry and cost of the taxi both ways to the ticket price it ends up being a very expensive movie 🙂 but I do have friends that go and according to them if you don't mind the "old" style movies (you know no stadium style seating) it being freezing cold and people talking on their cell phones during the movie then you would have a good time 🙂 Better option might me a late night walk on the beach, a ferry to STJ for dinner at a different location or just do Pay Per View on the TV.

 
Posted : September 1, 2006 1:35 pm
(@future-islander)
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Pia:

Admittedly we have only been there once during a rainy day, but the movie was current, the seating like that on the mainland and no one talking on cell phones.

F.I.

 
Posted : September 1, 2006 3:21 pm
 Pia
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FI

Thanks for the update - maybe I'll give it a go now (for that "special" must see movie, although there seems to be less and less that I fel the urge to go see)

Thanks

Pia

 
Posted : September 1, 2006 7:16 pm
(@future-islander)
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Pia:

I agree....there is less and less than what I want to see also.

F.I.

 
Posted : September 1, 2006 8:47 pm
(@marty-on-stt)
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Also, what you may notice, if you are from N. America, that is, is that the movies they are showing aren't quite "current", as mentioned above. They have already been released in America. We're just a coupla weeks behind the times here. We also have most of our movies sub-titled in Spanish, which is somewhat annoying., cuz they come from P.R. Here is what they have listed for today:

1 Miami Vice
MON - FRI
6:40PM, 9:20PM
SAT, SUN & HOL
3:30PM, 6:40PM, 9:20PM

2 John Tucker Must Die
MON - FRI
7:10PM, 9:20PM
SAT, SUN & HOL
2:50PM, 5:00PM, 7:10PM, 9:20PM

3 Zoom
MON - FRI
7:00PM, 9:10PM
SAT, SUN & HOL
2:45PM, 4:50PM, 7:00PM, 9:10PM

4 Snakes on a Plane
MON - FRI
7:15PM, 9:35PM
SAT, SUN & HOL
2:35PM, 4:55PM, 7:15PM, 9:35PM

5 Crank
MON - FRI
7:25PM, 9:30PM
SAT, SUN & HOL
3:15PM, 5:20PM, 7:25PM, 9:30PM

6 Talladega Nights
MON - FRI
6:50PM, 9:15PM
SAT, SUN & HOL
2:00PM, 4:25PM, 6:50PM, 9:15PM

7 The Ant Bully
SAT, SUN & HOL
2:20PM, 4:30PM

7 World Trade Center
MON - FRI
6:30PM, 9:15PM
SAT, SUN & HOL
6:30PM, 9:15PM

www.caribbeancinemas.com and ours is called Market Square, USVI.

 
Posted : September 3, 2006 11:36 am
(@future-islander)
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Marty:

Huh?

"They have already been released in America"? What country are you in? LOL

F.I.

 
Posted : September 3, 2006 10:13 pm
(@sitter)
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You are NOT behind us Marty....that is pretty much what is playing at our movie theater in town here!

 
Posted : September 4, 2006 10:44 am
(@marty-on-stt)
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F.I. - "America" (whether North or South) is a continent, not a country, and I am not on it. I am on St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands...approximately 1,100 miles Souotheast of N. America.

Sitter, keep an eye on the website, and when YOUR movies change, you will see that ours are a bit behind/ still the same. It just takes a bit longer for the new releases to filter their way down here. Not, like, six months or anything! Haha! Just a few days behind, that's all. If you rush out to see new releases at home, by the time you come here for vacation, they will be the same movies that you have already seen at home.

 
Posted : September 6, 2006 8:12 am
(@bluwater)
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What surprises many is the fact that the USVI is, in fact, not part of the USA.

The Supreme Court has ruled that the USVI "belongs to, but is not part of, the United States". The islands are an unincorporated territory.

Unlike Hawaii, the USVI is NOT a candidate for eventual statehood in "these United STATES"

Really, the USVI is in a wonderful political position. The people are American citizens, the territory is eligible for US programs and funding AND, conversely, the territory retains all of it's Federal taxes, it controls it's own government (and may write it's own constitution, but has yet failed to do so) and almost all US excise taxes collected on rum are returned to the USVI - tens of millions of dollars in returns. In other words, the USVI gets to double-dip.

One would think the USVI would be rolling in the dough (it is) - paying teachers well, investing in schools/supplies/equipment, running an effective and efficient police force, advancing in technology, etc (it doesn't). The territory is really in a unique position financially and politically.

 
Posted : September 6, 2006 9:25 am
(@ronusvi)
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Yes Blu. Not to start another rant. I agree. Hopefully things will get better after this election. We can only hope.

In regard to the movies at Market Square East. It's best to go Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Less people, less apt to have annoyances!

RL

 
Posted : September 6, 2006 9:38 am
(@marty-on-stt)
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That's for sure. I couldn't be bribed to go on a Friday or Saturday! Haha!

 
Posted : September 6, 2006 11:39 am
(@Carol LeKashman)
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Heard about Monday Movies on Honeymoon Beach, Water Island but have not been able to find out much how this mini-drive-in works, especially if you are trying to go (and return) from the "Mainland" (Crown Bay Marina, where all their ferries are). The Market Square assortment is particularly bad this month. I want MOVIES not noise.

 
Posted : September 22, 2006 2:14 am
(@east-ender)
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The movies on Water Island are basically for the residents and boaters in Honeymoon Bay. I am 99% sure that the ferry stops before show time, or at least before you would want to get back. There is a reason that places that are hard to get to are fun. 😉

 
Posted : September 22, 2006 3:45 pm

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