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A Rant About The Cinema  
User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1867 times:

Not only does the cinema cost an OUTRAGEOUS £7/pp (I forgive them as I get orange wednesday today), but the BEN AND JERRYS icecream parlour on the top floor of odeon maidenhead is charging, and you won't believe this:

£3.15 for a small tub of icecream (1 scoop) £4 something for medium and over a fiver for 3 scoops.

Yes you heard right folks, thats $6-10 for a couple scoops of icecream..

Flaming ridiculous

Just thought I'd vent my anger
Anyone else have any hates regarding cinemas/theaters whatever you want to call them?!

Thanks
ALEX

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User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2868 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

Yeah, I dont like shelling $9 here at the movies to see one. I just wait a month and go to the cheap theater and watch them for $2.50. I still think its pretty outrageous. Dont get me started on the snacks, they are way to overpriced


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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

You fool! Never buy food at the cinema. Bring it in with you. Simply wear a coat with deep inside or hidden pockets. Place cheeseburgers and other odoriferous food in zip-top bags.

Hell, I used to be able to pack three McDonalds double cheeseburgers, three orders of fries, four Snickers bars, and a 400 ml bottle of booze in my old Mac. Ah... Those were the days.  Big grin

Mark


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1855 times:

Quoting ThePRGuy (Thread starter):
Anyone else have any hates regarding cinemas/theaters whatever you want to call them?!

Yup.




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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

Just for your information on new films, the cinema only gets 20% of the ticket price, the first week, then it goes up 10% per week, snack stand is the $$$ maker.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 2):
Simply wear a coat with deep inside or hidden pockets. Place cheeseburgers and other odoriferous food in zip-top bags.

When its 116 outside? Wearing a coat looks very  silly 


User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 1):
I just wait a month and go to the cheap theater and watch them for $2.50

Blimey thats cheap. HOW?!

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 2):
You fool! Never buy food at the cinema. Bring it in with you

I don't usually, I'm a tight bugger given my scottish roots!! No, I promised the gf a icecream last time (We go eevery wednesday) and the PR GUY is not one to break his promises.


£4!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks
Alex


User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2868 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 5):
HOW?!

After the movie has made the bulk of its money at the main theater, its basically handed down to the cheaper theater to get what ever profit is left out to get. They don't make much and the theater itself isnt all that great, but it sure beats $9.



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User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 6):

Well where we live its Odeon or Nodeon to be honest - £7 flat rate
£6 if you're off peak. Which, given their plc attitude is before 8AM on a sunday or something
LOL


User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1814 times:

Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 7):

Well where we live its Odeon or Nodeon to be honest - £7 flat rate
£6 if you're off peak

Guess what, we even pay slightly more than that  crazy 


User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1807 times:

I originally posted this in another forum right after the 2006 Oscars, but I like it and it sums up my feelings on the subject.

So the President of the Academy (chief Oscar-giver chump) came out to the podium during the Oscars to give a speech. He starts with some garbage about how nothing beats going to the movie theater. I started feeling my dinner coming back up and left the room until my wife changed the channel.

Going to the movie theater is one of the most God-awful experiences in our society. Commercialization and the degredation of civility in humanity has ruined what at one time was considered a fun treat. I shall expound...

TICKET PRICES - At the risk of sounding like "back in my day", I remember paying for a movie ticket with a $10 bill and getting change back. I don't buy the "movies cost money to make" argument when actors score seven figures. 'Round here, if you go to the theater with less than $25, you're cutting it close. And that's just for the tickets, which brings me to my next point...

FOOD - I liked it better when you could get a bucket of non-shitty (OK, less-shitty) popcorn swimming in oily butter. It was the same freakin' price whether you had your popcorn dry or you got a bucket of butter with popcorn floaties. A little part of me died inside when a clerk asked me if I wanted extra butter at 25 cents/squirt. WTF? Just give me some Twizzlers, then. No Twizzlers? But I can get a Shrek 2 Slurpee? Here's another area where they'll empty your wallet. $4 for a fecking large Coke? Makes you want to bring your own snacks, which leads me to my next point...

NOISY SNACKS - Whether purchased ("financed" is more like it) at the theater or brought from home, whoever thought noisy wrappers was a good idea should be hanged by their own entrails. It never fails that I always sit within a seat, or two, of some ignorant twat who bought a gallon jug of pretzels at the warehouse store and smuggled it into the theater under her hair weave. And she'll dig for her next pretzel at the bottom, sounding like a parade of drummers. Then comes the individually-wrapped candy with the crinkly plastic, also purchased in bulk. One's obliviousness (?) to the comfort of others makes me ill, which leads me to my next point...

SICK PEOPLE - If you're too sick to keep your bodily excretions inside you, stay the feck home. I didn't just pay $25 for these tickets so I can become infected with airborne Mexican meningicoccal ebola. How much can these people actually be enjoying the film if they're hacking, sneezing, blowing or snorting every thirty seconds? Makes me want to call and schedule a doctor's appointment when I leave the theater, which leads me to my next point...

CELL PHONES - Some are criticizing the new device being installed at some theaters that blocks or scrambles cell phone freqs in the auditoria. Bra-vo and a million blowjobs by hot, young nymphettes to the man who thought this up. I can understand forgetting to set the phone to 'silent', then scrambling to shut it up before you disturb others further. But there's always one asshat who lets it ring several times, then examines the caller ID (its still ringing, shitcocktoast!) before answering. Answering! In the theater during a movie! "Yo, whats up?" STFU, you Goddamned insensitive piece of crusty hobo shit! I paid money to watch this movie, not listen to you wax moronic in your ignorant street vernacular about the movie you're watching! Baboons have more manners, which leads me to my next point...

CHILDREN - Parents, listen up: the movie theater is not a day care. It is inappropriate to drop junior for a few hours with a wad of cash so that he can socialize with other young heathens. It never fails that I'm always seated behind a line of pre-teen, giggly girls who are infatuated with the pre-teen, too-cool-to-seem-interested boys sitting eleven rows behind them. Kimmie runs up the aisle to Boy Land, "Billy, Sarah likes you." *giggle!* Runs back to tell Kimmie, who is so embarassed that she runs up to deny the allegation. Within fifteen minutes, Kimmie is in the last row with Billy, whose hand is up her shirt trying to manipulate her training bra. I wonder if Mom and Dad know that Kimmie may conceive their first grandbaby by the end of the latest Harry Potter flick, which leads me to my next point...

BABIES - If you're attending an 11pm, or later, showing of Revenge of the Nerds VI: Nerds in Nursing Homes, is that really an appropriate venue for an infant? Its crying because it knows Mommy is a total dumbass with no parenting skills. And Mommy, if its crying, don't you think you should, at least, carry it out into the hall? Because there are normal folks praying for SIDS at this point, which does not segue very well into my next point...

START TIMES - Theaters should list the "make-believe" start time and the "actual" start time for films. I like the previews and I can even tolerate the animated reminders to "Shut your pie hole during the movie, please!" But although I am a captive audience, I still didn't cough-up two hours' pay to watch Coca-Cola and Chevy Truck ads. If the theater only serves Coke, why do I need to be persuaded to choose Coke as my refreshment? Deleting movie theater commercials could easily allow a theater to have two or three more showings per day. Of Gandhi.

In conclusion, I have developed an intolerance to movie theaters and all that they represent and ol' Sid can lick smegma. The fun is gone. If someone opens a chain of 21-up, cell phone-blocked, commercial-free theaters, I might be persuaded to go back. That is if my car doesn't get burglarized in the parking lot. Until then, I'll continue to rent from Blockbuster and chill in my recliner with a Shiner Bock and a bucket of butter-soaked popcorn.


User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1768 times:

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 8):
Guess what, we even pay slightly more than that crazy

Blimey. How much $$$$$?


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1749 times:

Last time I went, it was to a cinema in central Birmingham, the tickets were £3.50 and popcorn was about £2, so not bad I suppose. Many have student discounts, can you not get a card so you can utilise these?


Dan Smile



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1737 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 11):
Last time I went, it was to a cinema in central Birmingham, the tickets were £3.50 and popcorn was about £2

The last time Skidmarks went to a cinema the tickets cost thruppence ha'penny and the popcorn was a farthing! The funny thing he still got an OAP discount back then!  Wink



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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

Exactly why I don't go to the cinema... I watch the films on pirate with my mates because I will not pay £6 just to get into the cinema. grumpy  stirthepot 


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User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 10):
Blimey. How much $$$$$?

about £8  banghead 


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 13):
Exactly why I don't go to the cinema... I watch the films on pirate with my mates because I will not pay £6 just to get into the cinema

What are you complaining for? Children get discounts!



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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 15):
What are you complaining for? Children get discounts!

If you're 15 or under!  mad 



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 16):
If you're 15 or under!

Exactly, you're sorted. Skidmarks on the other hand went past that mark in 1912.



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User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 9):

Ahh that pretty much sums it up. I'll stick with DVDs, too. And nowadays they are released pretty quick after the movies is out of the crappy theatres.

Regds
jush



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User currently offlineAntdenatale From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1684 times:
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I went to the cinema in Cardiff last Sunday and it was £14.00 per ticket, thats right £14.00!!!

The worst part though was that I decided to book on line and only noticed afterwards that they had charged me an extra £1.50 as a booking fee!!!

So there you have it, if people book on line it means they can reduce the number of staff the employee to sell tickets, however, they charge you for the privilege. They screw you all ways!

God - I sound like a Grumpy Old Man, next thing I will be complaining about kids these days and how the..............


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

I haven't been the cinema in years. Probably 6 or 7. I have Netflix. If a movie is "that good" I have to see it, I will wait the few months and put it on the top of my list of movies to watch. This way, I can eat what I want, see it when I want to see it, know that I will not be leaving with the virus of the week and have no interruptions, whatsoever.

The film industry has lost touch with its customer base: the viewer.

That and Hollywood has a huge narcissistic outlook which makes the movies even less appealing.



You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 9):

 thumbsup   yes   thumbsup   highfive   thumbsup   checkmark   thumbsup 

Well said sir, I could not agree more.

WrenchBender



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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1654 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 2):
three McDonalds double cheeseburgers, three orders of fries, four Snickers bars, and a 400 ml bottle of booze in my old Mac.

I guess I would not like to sit in the row you used, with all these used food wrappers on the floor - unless they collect all garbage from the cinema between shows.

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 9):
new device being installed at some theaters that blocks or scrambles cell phone freqs in the auditoria.

What a brilliant idea and I say roll it out in all cinemas. How can people be so inconsiderate or so important that they must be able to use their mobile when a film is showing. People think it is OK to put their mobile on "discrete" but the light a mobile produces when receiving an incoming call or text in a darkened cinema is just as distracting as the beeping or whatever. When I saw Pirates of the Caribbean in the cinema, kids were texting and phoning their friends in other parts of the auditorium with a running commentary of what was happening on the screen! I was so annoyed but realised to stop it I would probably have to tell off 20 children and then I would probably have the management/parents on me like a heap of bricks, accusing me of being a paedophile.

And if you think the Odeon, Maidenhead is expensive at GBP 7.00, try the Odeon Leicester Square where seats in the Front Circle are GBP 17.50!



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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1607 times:

Whilst I think you're points are valid about the cost of the Cinema these days.... You're young and having some fun, stop complaining about it! It won't last forever!

- Justin  Smile


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1587 times:

Quoting Antdenatale (Reply 19):
I went to the cinema in Cardiff last Sunday and it was £14.00 per ticket, thats right £14.00!!!

Did that include the cost of the coach ticket to the nearest country with a cinema? duck 

Quoting Jkw777 (Reply 23):
Whilst I think you're points are valid about the cost of the Cinema these days.... You're young and having some fun, stop complaining about it! It won't last forever!

I think Skidmarks has been giving you lessons, your becoming an  old  man!


Dan Smile



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25 Post contains images ThePRGuy : . Don't be mean. Hes not that young. Everything there is inflated, even the seats. Yes I'm sure Thanks Alex
26 Post contains images Antdenatale : Cheeky bugger!!! We do have cinemas in Wales you know, mind you, we have only just had electric installed in our caves
27 Kiwiandrew : I never understood why people still go to the movies - you can't fast forward ( which would have been really helpful during the most recent Bond movie
28 Post contains links and images Mirrodie : Aloges, that film clip up there is dead on! Um, must be a UK thing. What is orange Wednesday? Yes, those were the days! Also, don't forget, we did hav
29 AsstChiefMark : That's nothing. You should see me at an adult cinema. Did you know a belly button makes a great ketchup holder? Mark
30 IAH777 : For the first time in three years, I went to see a flick at a theater tonight. My wife has been after my ass to take her to see Zodiac since the tease
31 Post contains images Ajd1992 : I went last night, after school. Went straight there, took a £10 note. Bought the bus fare (80p, should of been a £1 but the dopey bastard pressed t
32 Post contains images Jamesbuk : Wasnt your layout on a tv program? Looks just like what they installed in a guys house, they redone the room and they "lowered" the roof by puttin a
33 Mirrodie : I ahve not seen it on a TV probram but I am sure others have had the same idea. The moment we moved into the house, I saw that potential. Yikes! Thank
34 Post contains links and images EWS : Lew
35 Post contains images WildcatYXU : BTW, what are Hydra-Shoks?
36 Post contains images TedTAce : I was saying I could deal with those up until this one. Theaters should has a strict 'no one under 13' policy for movies that run through 9:30 PM. Up
37 IAH777 : A particularly nasty cartridge that's particularly devastating to soft tissue.
38 ACDC8 : The theaters here aren't too bad, with the exception of food and beverages. Famous Players charges only $7.50 per seat. Better yet, Towne Theater (whi
39 CaptOveur : I agree 100%... Except Shiner gives me the squirts. Actually, there is a theater here in San Antonio that just opened that does have a 21+ section, w
40 Post contains images IAH777 : I loves me some hot moms. And the more blitzed, the better.
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