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Saw it yesterday and to me ut sounds like your country or region have a problem with manners. In the imax theater i didnt see a single flashlight, phonescreen or hear talking during the almost 3hour and 30 min movie.
Going to the movies used to be fun back in the 1990's when it was less than $10 to go see a matinee. Plus the movies were better.
As soon as "3D" enters the chat, you just need to yeet TF out, grampy.
You need to go during the week in the middle of the day.
I never liked going on a weekday night or the weekends because some people just can't be quiet and/or stay off their phones.
This reads like an alien that just experienced its first movie theater experience.
The OP is clearly an older individual since he is a father and isn't afraid to have standards. Nowadays people have 0 standards
I'm not saying you can't have standards- I can't stand going to the movies. But these complaints have existed for basically the entire time movie theaters have existed.
Don't exaggerate. Smartphones were not always a problem.
for what its worth, going to the cinema is suppose to be "an experience" - similar to how going to a restaurant is an experience. ITs about more than simply seeing the movie, or eating the food.
BUT, as big high definition TV's and surround sound became prevalent in every home the novelty of a cinema started to wane.
Today its rather expensive for what it is - which explains the appearance of "luxury" cinema's where you get lounge chairs, food/drink service, and alcohol.
I think I got used to theater seats getting bigger because we saw Avatar 2 in the imax and I felt like a sardine with the giant guy next to me. He was snickering with his buddy the whole time too and like looking at his phone under his jacket which is almost more annoying than just looking at your phone.
But ya know, that's just the gamble of going out in the world. Sometimes you're sat near a crying baby at a restaurant just like sometimes you sit through 3 hours of Avatar 2.
Watching avatar 3D as your first cinematic experience after a long break is like not having a burger for a decade and starting with one you found in a McDonald's dumpster.
This is a surprisingly apt comparison.
Unpopular I guess since for some inexplicable reason movie theaters stay in business, but I agree that going to the movies is unpleasant.
Sounds Like you went to a crappy Cinema then.
Yes, it can sometimes be a bad experience. However, there are just as many opportunities for it to be an excellent experience as it can be a terrible experience. Always good to check what theaters you're going to, buying tickets ahead of time for the highly anticipated films, and learning to better control your bladder.
You clearly had a bad experience but some of your reasonings are really ridiculous considering it's a public viewing and people are allowed to eat and drink whenever they want during the movie. You know there's always previews before the movie so you always had 20-25 mins usually until it starts, that's been the norm. There has never been "breaks" for long movies. You should know how long it is before going in. It's an age of technology and people will be on their phones before the movie. Yes the odd time people leave the sound on and occasionally come on during the movie but it's rare. I agree it can be too loud sometimes.
The cinema industry loves people like you, just saying. People have very low standards nowadays it seems. I'm also disgusted by the mushy 20$ popcorn with "real butter" which costs less than 1$ to make
The break for long movies isn't there because that way they can squeeze in more shows and maximize profits
Ok good for them. I can handle 3 hour movies, if you can't then stay at home
or you know just go take a piss
Good for them indeed.
Yes prices are expensive and that's why we bring food with us so I doubt they love people like me. Theatres have taking a dive I agree but this person is complaining about stuff that's ridiculous
Gotta make up the money lost on ticket sales somewhere, and concessions is where it's at.
The film studios get most of the money from ticket sales.
I don't like it as well
Reserved seats for the 40th Anniversary special showing of Alien in 2019. The AC unit ran for most of the showing so the theater was freezing and it drowned out the sound. People around us were either on their phones or talking. I swear the guy behind me talked through the whole movie. Told my husband I'd wished we had watched it at home rather than wasting money for the "theater experience".
Op works for hedge fund shorting movie stocks
Go to a more expensive cinema, the people there are much more bearable
Movie theaters haven't made sense to me since we moved on from 4:3 tube TVs and videotapes.
The trick is to choose a showtime/ day that has barely any bookings.
So... make it unlike a public theater experience - got it.
why you hate cinemas so much?
I mean you still get the public theatre experience. I was giving advice to try to reduce exposure to what was mentioned above about phones and popcorn being loud. I also get super annoyed when ppl aren't following proper movie etiquette but it is what it is with the advent of smartphones and home theatre setups.
Even with careful preparation, my bladder suffered sitting through The Batman and Black Panther 2. They should have intermissions for long movies, maybe the theater can sell more popcorn too.
Movie theaters suck. All the reasons you mentioned are 100% valid. I'll keep my $50-$75 and watch at home for $5 max.
People can't seem to understand how to behave in public, so private.
$50+ wow, I can get a VIP seat here in Edinburgh for £7
A basic seat in Portsmouth was £4.
But I paid £14 in Canterbury. That's for Curzon, which is far fancier.
maybe the theatre culture is not up to par where you live, i don't remember anyone ever using a flashlight during and i don't remember phones being a problem, talking during as long as it's quiet and not constant doesn't seem like a problem to me and the loudness of the theatre is one of the reasons why you go there
I went to see Dune in 3D with the surround sound thing a year ago and it was the best movie experience of my life. I can see though why the theatre would not be a good experience if the movie isn't amazing.
Yeah but it takes months for the movie to be released
I haven't been to the cinema for about 2 years and I finally decided to go with my family to avatar too,2 days ago.There were some idiots near us and it was pretty annoying but I pretty much enjoyed it besides that,i guess.