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A Rant About The Cinema

Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:43 am

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?!

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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:54 am

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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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:55 am

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

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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:56 am

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

Yup.

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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:59 am

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 
 
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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:01 am

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:08 am

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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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:10 am

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
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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:25 am

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 
 
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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:51 am

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.
 
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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:28 pm

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

Blimey. How much $$$$$?
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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:22 pm

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?


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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:37 pm

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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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:48 pm

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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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:46 pm

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

about £8  banghead 
 
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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:48 pm

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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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:50 pm

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

If you're 15 or under!  mad 
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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:51 pm

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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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:00 am

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.

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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:30 am

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..............
 
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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:43 am

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.
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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:55 am

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 9):

 thumbsup   yes   thumbsup   highfive   thumbsup   checkmark   thumbsup 

Well said sir, I could not agree more.

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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:21 am

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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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:23 pm

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!

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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:04 am

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!


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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:15 am

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 14):

about £8

 Sad.

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 17):
Skidmarks on the other hand went past that mark in 1912.

Don't be mean. Hes not that young.

Quoting BCAL (Reply 22):
Odeon Leicester Square

Everything there is inflated, even the seats.

Quoting Jkw777 (Reply 23):
You're young and having some fun, stop complaining about it! It won't last forever!

Yes I'm sure  Wink

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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:34 am

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 24):
Did that include the cost of the coach ticket to the nearest country with a cinema?

Cheeky bugger!!!

We do have cinemas in Wales you know, mind you, we have only just had electric installed in our caves  stirthepot 
 
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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:38 am

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 which just went on , and on , and on ....... ) , you can't rewind when you miss dialogue , you can't pause if you need to go for a slash and you can't avoid total arseholes with cellphones ... I would much rather stay home and watch a DVD
 
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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:41 am

Aloges, that film clip up there is dead on!

Quoting ThePRGuy (Thread starter):
(I forgive them as I get orange wednesday today),

Um, must be a UK thing. What is orange Wednesday?

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 2):
Simply wear a coat with deep inside or hidden pockets.

Yes, those were the days! Also, don't forget, we did have a drive-in cinema here up until a few years ago. Did you pack people into the trunk and on the flor of the backseat, under other people's legs? Smile? Long gone are those days.

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 9):
He starts with some garbage about how nothing beats going to the movie theater.

Yes what a load of garbage. It used to be that nothing beat going to the theater. Not anymore. In addition to those points highlighted above and below, namely,...
TICKET PRICES -FOOD -- CELL PHONES -CHILDREN - START TIMES -

Let me add this....the morons who sit behind you and kick your seat. Is it that much for you to sit still and stop hitting the seat ahead of you? It's accidental, I'm sure.

The problem is that people as such egomaniacs that they only think of themselves and are completely unaware of those around them.

Nowadays, we maybe go to the movies maybe twice a year.

My answer to the cinema is this:

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e125/mirrodie/fireplacetv1.jpg
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e125/mirrodie/fireplacetv2.jpg

With speakers in the ceiling and the subwoofer in the mail, no more worrying about the distractions in the cinema.

As for "NEW BLOCKBUSTER HITS, wait a few months, and it'll be out on video.
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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:48 am

Quoting BCAL (Reply 22):
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.

That's nothing. You should see me at an adult cinema. Did you know a belly button makes a great ketchup holder?

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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:18 pm

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 teasers started running on TV. So, tonight, I purchased our tix online (another first) and we caught the 7:15 show.

I chose a brand new theater out in the sticks, thinking it might have fewer little rugrats milling around and - to some extent - I was right. There were a few, but none appeared fresh from the 'hood (read: better armed than me), so I had high hopes our car windows would be intact upon our return.

Purchasing tickets online rules. I handed the chick in the box office my confirmation number and we were inside within 30 seconds, rather than waiting for the legions of less-technologically-inclined to dig for cash and credit cards. At the suggestion of the Mrs, I purchased the 25 gal Coke, which was 1/3 gone by the time the lights dimmed. Zodiac is nearly 3 hours long, so that was a big mistake. The auditorium never filled beyond 1/2 full, to my relief. Being brand new, this theater featured rocking, high-backed seats with fold-up armrests so one can get cozy with another.

We sat through the pre-movie promotional reel (which had some cool previews of upcoming films and a wicked-looking nature series coming to Discovery Channel). The lights dimmed on-time and the parade of trailers WHICH WERE ALL PLAYED AT VERY HIGH VOLUME!!!!! Feck! I'm half-deaf and the shit was too loud. I can appreciate aural immersion. I love a good surround system, but my fillings were rattling.

Dumb [slang for female genitalia] in front of me spent the first fifteen minutes of the movie selecting one peanut M&M at a time from her bag, wrinkling the bag closed, then wrinkling it back open to select one more M&M, wrinkling it back closed... I wonder if she would've STFU if she knew there was a 9mm within 3 feet of her cramium loaded with Hydra-Shoks?

The remainder of the experience went smoothly, though the film, itself, seemed to drag at times. Three hours later, we exited the auditorium and I did the pee pee run down the hall to relieve my swollen bladder (I peed for 2 solid minutes! I timed it!).

And the car windows were still intact! I might give it another chance next week when 300 is released...
 
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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:21 pm

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 the wrong button  Silly) Went into home bargains, bought 3 bottles of pepsi, 39p each and a dairy milk to share out between me and somebody else. Cost me something like £1.68. You can't even get a drink for 1.68 at the cinema.... Then i was charged £4.40 to get in, and it was a 15 so i assume that's full price, even though i'm 14 Big grin
 
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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:29 pm

Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 28):

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 weird roof skirting board with lights in them. Then they built a TV stand (same as yours) wired everything up and the total cost was like £11,000.

I do go to the cinema, about 4 times a year, I never pay (parents give me money  silly  Wink but around here the charge about £7.30 to get in (adult ticket) then the food inside costs about about £12-£16 (depending how many people)

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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:08 pm

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.

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 32):
£11,000

Yikes! Thanksfully our setup was a fraction of that since I did most of the work myself with a bit of help from folks here.
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Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:59 pm

http://www.tfsphoto.com/pics/mirrodie_tv.jpg

 rotf 

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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:19 am

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 30):

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

BTW, what are Hydra-Shoks?

Quoting EWS (Reply 34):

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 
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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:56 am

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 9):
BABIES - If you're attending an 11pm

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 in Orlando it's not so bad, but in Miami, those mother effers think it's cool to LITERALLY drag their kids to late night showings of Borat. These people are classless idiots and we wonder why their kids turn to drugs?

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 9):
START TIMES - Theaters should list the "make-believe" start time and the "actual" start time for films.

Close. The start time shold be the actual start time of the movie PERIOD. They have the technology to run ads previews and crap right up to show time these days there is ABSOLUTELY no need to have 'forced' previews anymore.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 29):
Did you know a belly button makes a great ketchup holder?

 yes  and burbon, and rum, and 151, and whipped cream, and...well something most guys aren't interested in licking out but they sure do like filling it up with Big grin
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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:42 am

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 35):
BTW, what are Hydra-Shoks?

A particularly nasty cartridge that's particularly devastating to soft tissue.
 
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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:18 pm

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 (which is privately owned and operated) gives you 2 movies for only $4.00 on Tuesdays. Still even better, the drive-in re-opens on May 4th, so bring your own food and drinks and watch movies in the comfort of your own car.
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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:54 am

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 9):
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.

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, with a bar. No cell phone blockers yet though. Also, no commercials, but you pay a SERIOUS premium to watch a movie in that area. I want to say it was $13 a ticket. I haven't been back.. Because we traded annoying 14 year olds for obnoxious soccer moms getting blitzed on $20 martinis who have an equally hard time with shutting the hell up.
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RE: A Rant About The Cinema

Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:54 pm

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 39):
we traded annoying 14 year olds for obnoxious soccer moms getting blitzed on $20 martinis





I loves me some hot moms. And the more blitzed, the better.

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