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08-11-2018, 22:22   #1
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Have cinemas gone to the dogs?

With large screen TVs and home cinema systems are cinemas on the way to becoming extinct?

Lines for food are ridiculous in many of the suburban multiplexes and many times you have to queue behind large groups getting snacks and drinks just to get a ticket.
Subdivisions mean screening rooms are getting smaller and smaller.
This is the Savoy for example.



Screens often have creases or rips and the projection is set super dark in many cinemas to prolong the life of the lamp in the projector.
Soundsystems in a few cinemas have blown speakers that just emit a buzz or a hiss.

The rooms can be filthy with sticky floors and ripped or damaged seats.

General audiences have become very rude over the last ten years.
Seats are kicked there are feet on the backs of seats.
More and more people mess with their phones updating their Facebook or whatever and the light from these things is super distracting.

People talk like they are sitting in their living room and bring in all kinds of noisy
snacks and drinks that they did not buy in the cinema.

I have seen nearly 40 minutes of ads and trailers in one cinema no joking.
Screen Masking seems to be a thing of the past and there are ugly black bars on the top and bottom or either side of the screen.

Many screening rooms are so small now the emergency exit illuminated signs leave a green light blob over half the screen.

I have only visited a cinema once this year and as you can see from my username films are my passion but I think the best place for them now is in the home.

How many other people have decided that the cinema experience these days sucks and watching at home is now the better option?
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08-11-2018, 22:26   #3
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Queues mean they’re still popular.

When you can stroll up and get your popcorn and 7Up with no wait, then they are in trouble.
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08-11-2018, 22:26   #4
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Cinemas are rough at the moment if you ask me. Definately gone to the dogs.
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I have given up on frequent cinema going. For many of the reasons you listed. I used to religiously stick to going mid-week, off peak, a week or two after release to make sure I didn't have to endure the phone screens, munching, bantering teenagers etc etc. But as Im getting older and the home setup improves, the appeal of even that is getting less and less.

I went to see First Man recently in London and had to endure a full 30 minutes of ads and trailers before the film started. It began half an hour after the listed time! And all that for nearly £15!
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My local cinema is an omniplex and it's fantastic. It's always packed too.
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A thread like this from a username like that.

Et tu, Brute?
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Queues mean they’re still popular.

When you can stroll up and get your popcorn and 7Up with no wait, then they are in trouble.
Got me there but these are queues of riff-raff.
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pure ****.
worst thing is the green exit lights shining up onto the screen ffs
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Who's yer wan?
It appears to be an oriental lady eating popcorn.
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Who's yer wan?
Cliché 1st post.
I'd give you a 3/10 for effort
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Cliché 1st post.
I'd give you a 3/10 for effort
800 posts in 11 years. I'd give you 1 out of 10 for effort.
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I'd give you a 3/10 for effort
Jesus what a mean and nitpicky post.

I'd have given a 4/10 for effort.
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My local cinema is an omniplex and it's fantastic. It's always packed too.
Which one is that might give it a try?
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Cinema is never going to be beaten in terms of experience, that collective participation in a film where everyone is along for the ride. Golden.

It can be copied with home entertainment, but its just nowhere as good. Some pros, but not the same thing.

Now that's assuming you get a decent audience. If theres one thing I will just not abide by anymore, its some fooking freak lighting up his phone constantly. Even if the ignorant shyte is directly to my left or right its still a massive distraction.

Ive gotten to the point now where I wont tolerate it, if you think youre going to detract from the entertainment I just paid for, not a chance. There has been a couple times this year where ive said aloud "do you mind turning off the phone?", and not in a polite way.

Its a triggering thing for me now, and it'll probably end in violence one time or another. Don't be the one that sets me off, you'll regret it
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