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Join Date: Jan 2013
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# 32
03-28-2013, 10:43 AM
Originally Posted by mattjohnsonva View Post
When the new Trek Movie or perhaps let's say a really anticipated movie is launched that everyone wants to see it is not unusual to have to queue at the cinema to see it. I have seen queues for films go right out of the door and by the time you get to the ticket counter they are sold out, you have to wait for the next showing. Would people expect the cinema to build an entire new complex to cope with the opening night surge? No, of course not, you go on opening night you expect to queue, if you don't like the queue then leave it a few days and you'll be able to get it with little to no queue at all.
It is a good analogy, however, many theater complex out there do plan on running these movies on extra screens, at the least for launch and absorbing the initial rush. I do not know if it's something that can translate into the world of servers and IT infrastructure though...