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08-11-2018, 23:40   #61
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I had to move seats during black 47, if he wasn't a heroin addict he was a guy who worked out the exact formula to get me to crack. However in the off chance he was a gentleman opiate admirer I erred on the side of caution and moved, rather than upsetting him...
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When you put it that way it's a nice idea but when you see the story the first thing that comes to mind is dogs don't watch movies.
If the dogs are well looked after (washed and groomed) and are well behaved, I wouldn't have an issue and I am not mad about pets at all. Not everybody with a dog will avail of it, but I think it's a good idea. Some people don't want to be away from their dogs, making it difficult to socialize. Others might use it as an opportunity to meet like minded people? I don't know, I don't have a dog
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I had to move seats during black 47, if he wasn't a heroin addict he was a guy who worked out the exact formula to get me to crack. However in the off chance he was a gentleman opiate admirer I erred on the side of caution and moved, rather than upsetting him...

Right, call you never know how one of these walking dead might react.
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Avoid weekends, especially if it is the type of movie teens will be attracted to. Avoid the cheap nights, and opening week for big movies.
with the right movie and a good audience cinema is still a great experience.
My pet hate is silly laughing at inappropriate times. Happens sometimes in horror movies.
Young lads trying to show how "unscared" they are
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Love going to the cinema and never had any of the problems that the OP speaks about.

I do agree do that films have gone crap and we need more original films.

Even how long a film is in the cinema is gone crap. Take ''Hunter Killer'' for instance.

I do not think it even got two weeks in the cinema's here. Ok it was a terrible story but I did hear it was a fun watch. Was going to see it last week but low and behold it was no where to be found. So I thought a sure it must just be because of all this stupid halloween crap. The cinema's should be back to normal screenings next week but no still no sign of it and there is nothing else of interest in the cinema's at the moment to see.

I would much prefer if there was less films in the cinema's but that the films were of a higher quality and more people would go see the films that did come out then as there would be more ti e to do it. Quality over quantity. I do think there is some films that make it to the cinema that should have been straight to TV releases's.
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Love going to the cinema and never had any of the problems that the OP speaks about.
I am happy you have had good experiences.

What cinema do you usually visit out of interest as some are right kips?
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Yes.
People on phone during the movie
People making crazy noise with the grub
People chatting during the movie

Went to Halloween on Friday night opening weekend I was really looking forward to it so got the vip seats. Foreign couple behing mewhere the guy was translating the whil movie. Other dip shot chatting constantly over the other shoulder. People on phones. To be honest it was my own fault as I broke one of my cinema golden rules which is never ever go opening weeekend...it like feeding Gismo after 12
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They have, most films don't deserve a cinema trip but there will always be 7/8 films a year that are worth seen in the cinema so noise, pricy food and poxy ads are bearable a few times a year as long as it's a quality film. I find myself more impressed with tv series and games these days but if it's a 10/10 film it will always be worth the cinema trip
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I do think there is some films that make it to the cinema that should have been straight to TV releases's.
Like Hunter Killer?
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My husband and I used to go to the cinema a lot, 2 or 3 times a month. We could easily download or stream everything at home but we just enjoyed the experience of the cinema, snacks, nice seats, cosy space. Another poster mentioned the experience of watching a film along with a group of people all along for the ride and experiencing all the emotions together and that used to be a big part of it. The last film we saw in the cinema that I remember enjoying that experience was Deadpool. The cinema was about half full, all adults, no children or teenagers and everyone laughed their heads off, nobody was on their phone or acting like an arsehole.

We rarely go to cinema now, maybe once or twice a year because people have turned into arseholes and cinema staff either don't care or are powerless to do anything about it. Feet on seats or people kicking seats, people on their phones, people taking phone calls, people eating loudly, people rummaging through packets and wrappers, misbehaving children and teenagers, people just being arseholes. Cinema staff come in for 30 seconds, everyone sits still like the teacher is watching them and as soon as the staff member leaves, they return to bring arseholes.
Going to the cinema is expensive, I'd love to be rich enough to spend €10 on a ticket and maybe another €10 on snacks and spend the film on my phone.
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800 posts in 11 years. I'd give you 1 out of 10 for effort.

Ohh personal... You must be full of self confidence.
Hit me where it hurts. My post count.
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The IMAX in Blanch is a godsend. Yes it's only a lieMAX but it's still by far the best cinema around with premium seats and it's expensive so you don't get arseholes buying tickets.

But in general, cinemas have definitely gone to the dogs. I noticed this when the Vue in Liffey Valley got renovated. They chopped some cinemas in half, started dimming all of the bulbs, stopped training people to mask properly etc.

It's awful.
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Avoid weekends, especially if it is the type of movie teens will be attracted to. Avoid the cheap nights, and opening week for big movies.
with the right movie and a good audience cinema is still a great experience.
My pet hate is silly laughing at inappropriate times. Happens sometimes in horror movies.
Young lads trying to show how "unscared" they are
I'm guilty of doing this but not because I'm trying to show how hard I am.

I genuinely found the end of the new Halloween to be so contrived, schlocky and ****e that I couldn't stop laughing. It was awful.

If people around me were actually scared or caught up in the "tenshun" then I'm sorry, but they're idiots and I don't care if they were annoyed that I was laughing.

I did the same when me and my mate went to see Batman Vs. Superman, couldn't stop laughing at how ridiculous it was. I was in tears on the floor, I couldn't breathe.
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I pay €22 a month for a Cineworld Unlimited card, and I usually go about once a week. Always book online in advance, and bring my own snacks if I want them, so no queuing involved - they just scan the ticket barcode on my phone on my way up. I choose my own seat when booking the ticket, and usually arrive 15-20 minutes late as I'm not bothered watching ads.

I don't have a TV in my apartment, and I really enjoy my regular cinema trips as an alternative to getting one. Far better value in my opinion.
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