Cineworld to reopen with cinema-first movie deal
23/03/2021 | news | business | 453
US cinemas will reopen in April followed by the UK in May, with theatres getting exclusivity over streaming.
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23/03/2021 12:38:05 12 6
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Must add bottles of Coke and packets of popcorn to my shopping list for smuggling into the cinema afer reopening.
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23/03/2021 12:41:57 18 2
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Vue Cinema allows you to bring your own. So no need to sneak.
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23/03/2021 12:38:48 41 13
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Be great to get back to watching films on the big screen.
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23/03/2021 12:39:11 10 10
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Wouldn't get out of bed to watch films like that, let alone go to a cinema.
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23/03/2021 12:41:06 10 4
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I have a TV in the bedroom so I don't need to get out of bed.
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23/03/2021 12:39:11 278 37
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For all the convenience of watching a movie at home, you can’t replicate the experience of seeing a blockbuster movie on the big screen. Hopefully the industry can find a happy medium where cinemas and home streaming can both exist for the benefit of customers
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23/03/2021 12:50:29 107 387
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Rubbish. You need to invest more in your home cinema system, clearly. No domestic cinema can compete with the bass response I have in my own lounge. Plus I can pause when I want and not queue for the toilet. Cinema has been behind the home experience for the last 10 years at least.
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23/03/2021 13:06:10 53 40
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Can't wait to get back to the cinema -NOT- full the sound of people eating and drinking, talking and texting on their mobile phones, constantly moving around and generally spoiling the experience. Not to mention the overpriced tickets, popcorn and drinks. Better to watch in the comfort of my home.
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23/03/2021 13:35:47 16 21
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"You can’t replicate the experience of seeing a blockbuster movie."

Yes you can.

How about I pop around when stay at home rule ends and sell you a large bag of popcorn and a drink for £12, I'll fart silently at random times, look at my phone during an important scene and throw popcorn at you?
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23/03/2021 13:40:18 35 3
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My local independent cinema in Clacton is around £4 to see a film. That makes it an ideal treat for the kids and I’m helping an independent business that saved an Art Deco cinema from being turned into flats.

Can’t wait to go back
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23/03/2021 14:19:26 9 3
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I can live without replicating the experience of overhearing conversations, having the back of my seat kicked, watching heads bobbing past the screen every few minutes and missing bits of the film if I really need the loo.

There are some advantages to cinemas, but on the whole I would rather just watch films on my terms, at home.
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FF
23/03/2021 15:59:34 1 1
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I beg to differ. I often find the image quality in Cinemas piss poor to be honest. Sitting with 100 other twits from all ages, eating and drinking pissing and sheeting every turn round. The days of the Cinema are over, other than to socialise and get ripped off do I see many still wanting to run to it. But each top their own.

I used to love the cinema.

About 15yrs ago.
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MH
23/03/2021 16:08:43 0 1
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T-W-A-T
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23/03/2021 16:18:20 0 0
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most people have big screens at home
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23/03/2021 12:40:12 118 15
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Choice - that is all the consumer wants. Choice to visit the cinema. Choice to watch at home. I am happy to wait a month to watch at home but for a movie like Godzilla vs Kong... that's a big screen watch for sure! Choice.
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XX
23/03/2021 13:36:28 43 5
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Unless people return to the cinema in large numbers, and not just for the blockbusters, many will close and there will be no choice.
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23/03/2021 16:19:15 1 0
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home viewing is the new norm. buy a good tv
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23/03/2021 12:40:32 12 12
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Godzilla v Kong,Mortal Kombat...What utter drivel.Oh,how I've missed these!.
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23/03/2021 13:34:15 4 5
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I guess cinemas should purely cater for your high-brow Merchant Ivory "Passage-to-a-Room-With-A-View-of-an-English-Patient-wanting-Atonement-for-the-Remains-of-the-Day" tastes, then?

Better be careful you don't get vertigo up on that high horse of yours.
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23/03/2021 12:39:11 10 10
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Wouldn't get out of bed to watch films like that, let alone go to a cinema.
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23/03/2021 12:41:06 10 4
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I have a TV in the bedroom so I don't need to get out of bed.
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23/03/2021 12:38:05 12 6
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Must add bottles of Coke and packets of popcorn to my shopping list for smuggling into the cinema afer reopening.
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23/03/2021 12:41:57 18 2
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Vue Cinema allows you to bring your own. So no need to sneak.
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23/03/2021 12:45:00 7 1
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I didn't know that - definitely a plus!
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23/03/2021 12:59:33 3 1
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Presume the person who down-thumbed your comment think it's acceptable that cinemas ban food you can buy in the cinema but only at extortionate cost. They're a cinema (and you're already paying to watch the film itself), not a restaurant. This would be like Sainsbury's banning you from using your own Tesco bags.
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23/03/2021 13:02:47 2 1
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Actually, out of fairness, some others including Odeon do allow this. Alcohol and hot/smelly food are banned - but quite right too.
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23/03/2021 13:52:51 1 1
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Cineworld also allow you to bring your own.
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23/03/2021 17:01:34 0 0
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Where's the fun in that.
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23/03/2021 12:43:03 5 8
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This can only be a good thing but let's hope that Cineworld aren't relying on CGI 'epics' to get them through. Even the new James Bond will be inspected closely to ensure that it's not too woke. I would expect Death on the Nile to be a hit though. I'm imagining great scenery on the big screen and we know that it's a good story with an interesting cast.
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23/03/2021 12:48:13 8 3
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But a remake! Just like, King Kong, Godzilla, Dune and the rest. Don't they EVER have a new idea these days?
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23/03/2021 12:43:11 18 23
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Not worth watching any new movies, there're all full of social engineering, woke nonsense!
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23/03/2021 12:52:08 4 3
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Ok, bye then.
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23/03/2021 12:52:12 4 1
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ok mate
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23/03/2021 12:53:44 4 1
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well done.
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23/03/2021 12:54:59 4 5
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I don't subscribe to the "woke" rhetoric, but you genuinely seem to have issues...
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23/03/2021 13:09:34 3 1
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I'm sure you can find a copy of Carry on Camping on VHS
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23/03/2021 12:43:47 15 4
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Godzilla, King Kong, Mortal Kombat and Dune. Are these the latest?
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23/03/2021 12:46:02 11 4
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assume it's the re-make of Dune that's been due for a while now
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xlr
23/03/2021 16:19:52 3 1
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Hollywood only make remakes, reboots and sequels now. Original stuff they consider too risky.
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23/03/2021 18:17:11 1 0
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Not exactly enticing fare! But the delayed James Bond will get me there!
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23/03/2021 12:41:57 18 2
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Vue Cinema allows you to bring your own. So no need to sneak.
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23/03/2021 12:45:00 7 1
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I didn't know that - definitely a plus!
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23/03/2021 12:43:47 15 4
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Godzilla, King Kong, Mortal Kombat and Dune. Are these the latest?
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23/03/2021 12:46:02 11 4
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assume it's the re-make of Dune that's been due for a while now
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23/03/2021 12:55:48 5 3
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Just read the book, every stab it at has always failed. It's a good read.
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23/03/2021 12:56:19 2 4
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I get that they are all so called 'new'. I wouldn't switch over to Film4 to watch them, let alone pay for the cinema. I guess they're releasing the dross first while they see what the take up is like on them.
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23/03/2021 12:48:08 8 11
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No thanks, I don't want to need a hearing aid in the future.

TOO LOUD IN THE CINEMA.
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23/03/2021 12:51:39 11 2
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pardon?
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23/03/2021 12:51:47 2 2
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For you..
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23/03/2021 12:49:53 7 3
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When my Dad was young, not many had TVs, and they put shows on in cinemas on Saturdays. That ended years ago as TVs took off, and my Dad reminisces about it like a nostalgic but inevitable change in the way we consume media.

These days, Home Cinemas are prevalent...

I rather suspect that we've been heading in this direction with film, and a year of lockdowns is an accelerator but not a cause.
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23/03/2021 12:52:27 6 1
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Saturday morning picture. Yay....
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23/03/2021 12:43:11 18 23
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Not worth watching any new movies, there're all full of social engineering, woke nonsense!
Removed
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23/03/2021 12:39:11 278 37
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For all the convenience of watching a movie at home, you can’t replicate the experience of seeing a blockbuster movie on the big screen. Hopefully the industry can find a happy medium where cinemas and home streaming can both exist for the benefit of customers
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23/03/2021 12:50:29 107 387
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Rubbish. You need to invest more in your home cinema system, clearly. No domestic cinema can compete with the bass response I have in my own lounge. Plus I can pause when I want and not queue for the toilet. Cinema has been behind the home experience for the last 10 years at least.
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23/03/2021 12:55:52 84 9
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Cool story, bro.
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23/03/2021 13:06:18 79 14
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And not everyone wants to spend £££ on a home system when for £5-15 for the occasional cinema goer is a worthwhile proposition.
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23/03/2021 13:11:44 80 14
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I’ve been at home for a year! I want to go to the cinema! Plus no matter how big your home telly is it won’t be big enough :-)
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DBR
23/03/2021 13:13:45 103 22
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Rubbish, rubbish, rubbish. Home cinema doesn't compete and never will. Just because you've wasted a couple of grand on some random kit doesn't justify that it is still a poor second.

"bass response i have in my own lounge" -- completely laughable
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23/03/2021 13:24:59 26 7
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Even better, you don't have to pay a tenner for 50p worth of popcorn!
Spoken like a true A hole Removed
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DrR
23/03/2021 13:37:57 30 6
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You are missing the point, going to the cinema is a social outing a chance to see others and really watch a film as it was intended to be viewed, not fast forwarding through the boring bits or going to the fridge for another can of lager.
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23/03/2021 13:41:46 9 5
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Nonsense.
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23/03/2021 13:41:47 18 6
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You ever kissed a girl son?
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23/03/2021 13:45:54 29 9
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Your comment reflects your choice & nothing more. Those of us who enjoy the socialising aspect of the cinema, going to the pub afterwards with friends or maybe getting something to eat, the bass response in your lounge cannot compete with the social experience. I have spent an absolute fortune over the years on home hifi. It can't compete with the experience of seeing a live band & won't. Ever.
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23/03/2021 13:51:39 16 6
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You're are clearly someone who likes Beats headphones if all you're going on about is bass. For one you're talknig rubbish. Two theres more to good sound than bass. Three I've never had to queue for the toilet in the cinemas. If you prefer watching at home thats cool but stop talking out of your behind.
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23/03/2021 13:52:48 3 1
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I agree with your neighbours. You are
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23/03/2021 14:02:58 8 5
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Correct. After watching at home on a medium priced UHD TV (£600) the screens at the cinema look blurred (only 2k).
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23/03/2021 14:03:45 3 2
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You are sitting in the wrong place in the cinema unfortunately. They cant ensure 100% perfect experience at all seating locations but with the number of subwoofers they usually have you get general good coverage with multiple "money seats". You cant change laws of physics. I never understand why they put the expensive seats in the back as this is usually the worst place to sit.
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23/03/2021 14:09:05 7 2
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Nonsense. Anyone claiming the sound on their home cinema system is as good as that at the IMAX screen of their local multiplex is either lying or else hasn't got any neighbours in a half-mile radius...
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23/03/2021 14:33:13 1 3
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And do you remove one of your walls to get the massive screen to fit.
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23/03/2021 14:34:48 5 5
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I'm chuckling away here at this comment. I have a decent home surround system with a big screen but I will be back to the cinema as soon as it is open. NOTHING beats it. It's not just the picture and sound, it's the whole experience, it's the nostalgia, it's the getting out and enjoying the film with other like minded people.
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DJ
23/03/2021 14:47:46 4 2
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Technically, you may have a point. But going to the cinema is an ‘evening out’ social experience, which is very different to a night at home. Personally, I enjoy our village cinema, which combines a nearby outing with a post-cinema meal in the pub opposite. Best of both worlds for me.
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23/03/2021 15:01:29 3 1
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Sound is not the only part of the experience.
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sue
23/03/2021 15:24:36 1 0
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Lucky you,not everyone has these great facilities....other than their own loo ??
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23/03/2021 15:29:44 1 0
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And you don't have to watch Godzilla vs. Kong,
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23/03/2021 16:08:48 0 0
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Alternatively you could get a life.
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23/03/2021 16:21:13 1 0
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Your poor neighbours
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23/03/2021 16:25:39 0 0
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"No domestic cinema can compete with the bass response I have in my own lounge..." Wow I bet the neighbours must love you!
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Col
23/03/2021 16:32:18 1 0
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"No domestic cinema can compete with the bass response I have in my own lounge."
And I bet the volume on your stereo system goes up to 11 as well.
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23/03/2021 12:50:52 35 22
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Films to avoid are ALL those that have won an 'award'!

These are no longer given out for merit these days!
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23/03/2021 13:12:32 22 22
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Try watching something that challenges your perception of the world, you might learn something. It's not that scary, I promise.
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23/03/2021 13:12:38 5 3
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Yep, that's the way it's gone sadly.

Close runners up are your best bet.

Which is a shame because it will discredit some amazing films.

They'll probably hide the box office figures because they'll paint the true picture.
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23/03/2021 16:24:56 4 0
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usually. the worst rated movies by movie critics are the best ones ...yeah avoid ones that have won oscars or golden globe
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23/03/2021 18:18:29 0 0
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No, "Parasite" was pretty great. As was "1917." To name just two...
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23/03/2021 12:51:32 13 10
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Go sit in a dark room? That's top of my list when lockdown ends. lol
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23/03/2021 12:48:08 8 11
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No thanks, I don't want to need a hearing aid in the future.

TOO LOUD IN THE CINEMA.
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23/03/2021 12:51:39 11 2
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pardon?
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23/03/2021 12:51:42 40 15
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Another step towards normality!

Good news
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23/03/2021 16:47:36 2 2
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What's normal anymore?
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23/03/2021 12:48:08 8 11
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No thanks, I don't want to need a hearing aid in the future.

TOO LOUD IN THE CINEMA.
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23/03/2021 12:51:47 2 2
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For you..
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23/03/2021 12:54:08 0 2
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You've been using ear buds too much.
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23/03/2021 12:43:11 18 23
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Not worth watching any new movies, there're all full of social engineering, woke nonsense!
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23/03/2021 12:52:08 4 3
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Ok, bye then.
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23/03/2021 12:43:11 18 23
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Not worth watching any new movies, there're all full of social engineering, woke nonsense!
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23/03/2021 12:52:12 4 1
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ok mate
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23/03/2021 12:49:53 7 3
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When my Dad was young, not many had TVs, and they put shows on in cinemas on Saturdays. That ended years ago as TVs took off, and my Dad reminisces about it like a nostalgic but inevitable change in the way we consume media.

These days, Home Cinemas are prevalent...

I rather suspect that we've been heading in this direction with film, and a year of lockdowns is an accelerator but not a cause.
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23/03/2021 12:52:27 6 1
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Saturday morning picture. Yay....
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Tim
23/03/2021 15:27:40 0 0
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I remember Saturday morning cinema!

There always used to be a Doug McClure film on! Along with cartoons, and a serial! I think it might have been Buster Crabbe in Flash Gardon!!

God I feel old!!!
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23/03/2021 12:43:03 5 8
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This can only be a good thing but let's hope that Cineworld aren't relying on CGI 'epics' to get them through. Even the new James Bond will be inspected closely to ensure that it's not too woke. I would expect Death on the Nile to be a hit though. I'm imagining great scenery on the big screen and we know that it's a good story with an interesting cast.
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23/03/2021 12:48:13 8 3
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But a remake! Just like, King Kong, Godzilla, Dune and the rest. Don't they EVER have a new idea these days?
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23/03/2021 13:07:34 1 1
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They seem to shoot too many movies and not enough script writers these days!
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23/03/2021 12:53:20 10 1
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Does this deal apply to just Cineworld? What about the big films being released at other cinema chains??
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23/03/2021 13:40:02 3 2
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They haven't put out an announcement about what they are doing yet.
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23/03/2021 12:53:33 9 12
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It is great for enthusiasts that cinemas are opening again, but I am pretty sure they are coming towards the end of their lives (the cinemas, not the enthusiasts!) for the mainstream. The huge improvements in home TV technology and streaming in recent years means the 'big screen experience' can be replicated at home reasonably affordably. Home beats cinema for convenience and ease.
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23/03/2021 12:43:11 18 23
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Not worth watching any new movies, there're all full of social engineering, woke nonsense!
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23/03/2021 12:53:44 4 1
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well done.
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23/03/2021 12:54:04 184 9
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One thing's for sure, when we do get into a crowded cinema we're going to find other people more irritating than ever!
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23/03/2021 12:56:26 70 2
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Is that really possible?
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Don
23/03/2021 13:37:47 1 1
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True, what the hell are all these people doing in my living room!?!
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23/03/2021 13:52:18 22 3
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Hence I avoid going to the Cinema in the first place. Why would I want pay £10 plus to listen to egits on their phones, kicking your chair, talking and rustling crisp packets. Cinemas are great it's just the usual idiots that are always there to ruin your experience.
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23/03/2021 16:18:35 1 1
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and coughing
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23/03/2021 17:13:04 0 4
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Other people have always been irritating, we did not need almost a year of lockdown to find that out
If anything it's actually made other people even more irritating
You just have to turn the TV on and they're banging on the door complaining about the noise
My answer to that is a 1000 watt bass amp, a 4x10 cab and a Rickenbacker 4003
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23/03/2021 12:51:47 2 2
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For you..
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23/03/2021 12:54:08 0 2
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You've been using ear buds too much.
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23/03/2021 12:54:44 70 12
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Whoopee; great to see cinemas finally been allowed to open, but shame the films look like such dross.
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23/03/2021 15:19:49 6 8
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You'll be surprised with Mortal Kombat.
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23/03/2021 17:06:53 0 0
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There’s an absolute plethora awaiting to be launched, been ready from before lockdown, like 007. Hence I shall not be going as in my opinion producers should have supported cinemas better and cheered everyone up in hard times instead they want #£+++++, and pay extraordinary salaries
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23/03/2021 12:43:11 18 23
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Not worth watching any new movies, there're all full of social engineering, woke nonsense!
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23/03/2021 12:54:59 4 5
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I don't subscribe to the "woke" rhetoric, but you genuinely seem to have issues...
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Sam
23/03/2021 12:55:08 115 35
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I for one cannot wait to get back in the cinema. I have a great home cinema system, an abundant array of 4K and Blu ray movies, Netflix and Disney+. There's something special though about going to see a new release, popcorn in hand. Also, grabbing a Nando's before. It's an event.
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23/03/2021 15:04:38 25 3
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Me neither. On a day off grabbing a film on me own.. or on a evening with friends .. I've always enjoyed the cinema experience!
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23/03/2021 16:21:40 2 2
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then after you find out it was rubbish and want your money back
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23/03/2021 12:46:02 11 4
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assume it's the re-make of Dune that's been due for a while now
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23/03/2021 12:55:48 5 3
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Just read the book, every stab it at has always failed. It's a good read.
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23/03/2021 12:50:29 107 387
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Rubbish. You need to invest more in your home cinema system, clearly. No domestic cinema can compete with the bass response I have in my own lounge. Plus I can pause when I want and not queue for the toilet. Cinema has been behind the home experience for the last 10 years at least.
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23/03/2021 12:55:52 84 9
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Cool story, bro.
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23/03/2021 15:52:58 3 1
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'I've spent thousands on my home cinema set up because I'm anti-social and therefore have no friends' is how I read his message.

The fact he has to humblebrag about his set up says it all. Definitely a person you'd not wanna go to a cinema with, home or otherwise.

'£6.99 for popcorn? I can make better at home with my Kenwood maker and butter made from unicorns, fnar fnar I'm so smug.'
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23/03/2021 12:56:05 27 20
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Yeah I won't be planning to be sitting in a sweaty room with a bunch of unvaccinated rando's propping up poor cinema experiences with high priced tickets and snacks anytime soon.
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23/03/2021 12:58:42 43 13
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Ah that's a shame. Sounds like you'd have brightened up the room too!
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23/03/2021 13:09:05 1 3
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I think those kind of cinemas stopped in the 80's mate.
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23/03/2021 12:46:02 11 4
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assume it's the re-make of Dune that's been due for a while now
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23/03/2021 12:56:19 2 4
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I get that they are all so called 'new'. I wouldn't switch over to Film4 to watch them, let alone pay for the cinema. I guess they're releasing the dross first while they see what the take up is like on them.
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23/03/2021 12:54:04 184 9
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One thing's for sure, when we do get into a crowded cinema we're going to find other people more irritating than ever!
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23/03/2021 12:56:26 70 2
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Is that really possible?
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23/03/2021 13:30:09 5 2
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NO!
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23/03/2021 12:56:44 0 9
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"...releasing Trolls: World Tour online while theatres were forced to close because of the coronavirus."

But if theatres are closed, you can still go to the cinema, right?
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23/03/2021 12:56:47 15 13
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This isn’t consumer need or opportunity. It’s poor consumer option to keep an outdated offering, I’d pay £50 to watch at home with friends and family rather than, £30 surrounded by coughing, phoned addicted environments.
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23/03/2021 12:58:28 18 20
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going to the cinema as outdated as going shopping on the high street
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DBR
23/03/2021 13:10:03 11 7
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is that because you have to get dressed rather than sit around in your underwear making your family nauseous? slobbing is a way of life that COVID really helped.
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23/03/2021 13:18:31 3 4
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Aye, lets all be like you, sit in your mammies house, not looking further than your iPhone, playing daft video games, believing what is posted on social media, and you wonder why your mental health is going down the toilet?
Get out and get a life
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23/03/2021 12:56:05 27 20
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Yeah I won't be planning to be sitting in a sweaty room with a bunch of unvaccinated rando's propping up poor cinema experiences with high priced tickets and snacks anytime soon.
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23/03/2021 12:58:42 43 13
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Ah that's a shame. Sounds like you'd have brightened up the room too!
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23/03/2021 12:41:57 18 2
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Vue Cinema allows you to bring your own. So no need to sneak.
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23/03/2021 12:59:33 3 1
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Presume the person who down-thumbed your comment think it's acceptable that cinemas ban food you can buy in the cinema but only at extortionate cost. They're a cinema (and you're already paying to watch the film itself), not a restaurant. This would be like Sainsbury's banning you from using your own Tesco bags.
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23/03/2021 13:01:28 144 11
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I used to enjoy going to the cinema. However, in recent years the unruly behaviour of so many people has turned it into an unpleasant experience. People wandering about, creating a total mess with food, messing with their mobile phones.
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23/03/2021 13:22:04 143 4
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My local cineworld clamped down on that. If they see anyone with their phone out they get a torch in the face and told to turn off. Just needs a good manager in the cinema.
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23/03/2021 15:29:06 3 14
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I actually think behaviour in cinemas has improved
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23/03/2021 15:29:42 2 4
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Yeah that happens here. However the staff cause more of a disruption to the rest of us telling them to stop than the perpetrators did in the first place sadly.
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23/03/2021 16:19:48 1 4
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and now its a place that can spread covid
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23/03/2021 18:10:34 1 0
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Yes, anything more foody than sweets should be banned, and phone use heavily discouraged. Trouble is, digital cinemas are severely undermanned!
394
23/03/2021 18:26:20 0 0
bbc
Depends what cinema you go to and what type of film you see. I only do Arthouse cinemas with proper films - don't get joe public behaviour there thank goodness!
441
24/03/2021 04:36:45 0 0
bbc
Completely agree with you, the cinema experience is in need of better management to ensure people enjoy the film. Sadly this behaviour has crept in to theatres too
46
23/03/2021 13:01:40 13 19
bbc
Cinema is dead... wake up people!! Your closetted and overcrowded little world is finished. Space needs to be re-learned and that means getting rid of the peepshows. They are only opening cinemas so that Warner Bros. can recoup their money. Warner Bros. don't give a toss about film, cinema, or humanity... As the great Alan Parker once wrote: Movies are horseshit wrapped in dollar bills...
88
23/03/2021 13:17:30 6 2
bbc
At least we won't bump into you at the cinema.
47
23/03/2021 13:02:26 71 29
bbc
Taking the family 5x to see a blockbuster in good seats cost £64 + food/drinks. Call it £75. A 75" TV is £750.

6-months later, I've had ten big movie nights with the kids, + I still have a home cinema experience!

Going to the movies is expensive in the UK, so restoring demand will be hard to impossible!
57
DBR
23/03/2021 13:07:59 12 47
bbc
bah humbug
79
23/03/2021 13:14:17 13 8
bbc
Don't you get fed up of staring at the same 4 walls?

I have a nice 42" Panasonic, TEAC digital receiver, 5 Mordaunt-Short speakers (buy British, you'll not regret it)... And I still love going to the cinema. It's a good evening out. Cheap Tuesdays are half price. That insurance meerkat gives us 2-for-1 sometimes. Don't buy the food and drink. It's doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg ??
81
23/03/2021 13:14:44 20 9
bbc
Your choice to have so many kids.
95
23/03/2021 13:20:55 12 9
bbc
Oh aye, and once you buy your £750 telly you then spend £100 a month to get 300 channels of crap.
140
23/03/2021 13:38:03 8 7
bbc
Its a trip out. Cooking food at home is cheaper than going to a restaurant but that is a treat and a night out just like the cinema. Same with everything in life, if you want the treat then spend the money, otherwise there are always cheaper alternatives.
150
23/03/2021 13:48:23 2 7
bbc
You can apply that logic to almost anything: don't buy a car walk, home cooking, camping holidays, buy from charity shops instead of new and so on. But on the otherhand some might just call you tight!
163
23/03/2021 13:57:14 8 11
bbc
I dunno where you are getting this 75" TV for £750. For someone who designs home cinema systems, I know you will need to spend £10K+ for an average cinema experience. 4K TV, audio processing/amplification, surround sound speakers, sources, subscriptions.... And even then, you wont have the cinescope aspect ratio that the film is shot in so you lose content.
181
23/03/2021 14:19:22 3 4
bbc
A 75" TV is £750 for a reason, it's the same reason a 4K Christie cinema projector is £120K+. You're getting a "home cinema" experience, not a true cinema experience. A decent 65" TV is at least double the figure you've quoted and that's still not close to "cinema". A family of 5 is £64±? Possibly for IMAX or 4DX (both experiences you cannot replicate at home). Standard tickets, no where near that
242
23/03/2021 15:17:46 2 2
bbc
Exactly. There is little value in trekking to the cinema nowadays. Life and technology have moved on but some prefer to live in the past. Still their choice I guess.
311
23/03/2021 16:23:50 1 1
bbc
home release will be the new norm
335
23/03/2021 16:57:51 0 1
bbc
£11 for food and drinks for a family of five! Have you got them on bread and water?
347
23/03/2021 17:08:37 1 1
bbc
Absolutely agree, cinema experience has gotten too expensive
8
23/03/2021 12:41:57 18 2
bbc
Vue Cinema allows you to bring your own. So no need to sneak.
48
23/03/2021 13:02:47 2 1
bbc
Actually, out of fairness, some others including Odeon do allow this. Alcohol and hot/smelly food are banned - but quite right too.
49
23/03/2021 13:02:58 4 4
bbc
Godzilla v's King Kong... Meh. Mortal Kombat.. Meh. Dune Remake! Brilliant. Hopefully the UK cinemas will be open for the new Tom Hanks Scifi (Finch) in August!
87
23/03/2021 13:17:12 4 1
bbc
Anybody remember spitting image with Barry Norman? ''Nobody got the answer to last weeks question which was, what was the film Dune about. But a bloody good effort from Frank Herbert.''
50
23/03/2021 13:03:19 41 35
bbc
This advert has been funded by the UK TV licence payer.
85
23/03/2021 13:16:26 41 16
bbc
This is news about a huge industry, enjoyed by millions, which has been shut down due to covid. It therefore has significant public interest.

Are you one of these people who hates the BBC but is utterly obsessed by it? That must be exhausting for you.
317
23/03/2021 16:25:33 0 1
bbc
true
4
23/03/2021 12:39:11 278 37
bbc
For all the convenience of watching a movie at home, you can’t replicate the experience of seeing a blockbuster movie on the big screen. Hopefully the industry can find a happy medium where cinemas and home streaming can both exist for the benefit of customers
51
23/03/2021 13:06:10 53 40
bbc
Can't wait to get back to the cinema -NOT- full the sound of people eating and drinking, talking and texting on their mobile phones, constantly moving around and generally spoiling the experience. Not to mention the overpriced tickets, popcorn and drinks. Better to watch in the comfort of my home.
17
23/03/2021 12:50:29 107 387
bbc
Rubbish. You need to invest more in your home cinema system, clearly. No domestic cinema can compete with the bass response I have in my own lounge. Plus I can pause when I want and not queue for the toilet. Cinema has been behind the home experience for the last 10 years at least.
52
23/03/2021 13:06:18 79 14
bbc
And not everyone wants to spend £££ on a home system when for £5-15 for the occasional cinema goer is a worthwhile proposition.
191
23/03/2021 14:30:06 6 4
bbc
Occasional, maybe. But once a week quickly adds up to over £500 a year, and you've only seen 50 films. Whereas you could be watching hundreds with a streaming sub, the large screen TV can be an investment for sports, etc. A home system very quickly becomes a value proposition if you use it.
53
23/03/2021 13:06:40 16 12
bbc
A lot of sad old farts on here! (as usual).

The cinemas will do fine enough without you.
54
23/03/2021 13:07:01 13 9
bbc
I’ll be there supporting the cinema ??
280
23/03/2021 15:59:46 4 0
bbc
You must be incredibly strong, they usually use concrete and rebars.
26
23/03/2021 12:48:13 8 3
bbc
But a remake! Just like, King Kong, Godzilla, Dune and the rest. Don't they EVER have a new idea these days?
55
23/03/2021 13:07:34 1 1
bbc
They seem to shoot too many movies and not enough script writers these days!
56
23/03/2021 13:07:52 69 10
bbc
Support your local independent cinemas if you can.
77
23/03/2021 13:13:53 27 3
bbc
If you're lucky enough to still hae one within reasonable "communting" distance!
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Rob
23/03/2021 13:18:38 3 1
bbc
My local semi-independent (Scott Cinemas, a small group of 8 across South West rather than the big national groups) burnt down a few years ago and there is now issues whether it is viable to rebuild. A real shame as it was a really nice cinema, maybe didn't have the blockbusters on the same day as the big groups but usually within a week at the most, also didn't pay half the price of the nationals
207
23/03/2021 14:46:42 0 8
bbc
No chance, the seats are awful, the service is dire, the screening quality is from the 1980s and if you dare to sneak in some of your own sweets, even if they don't sell them, you are aggressively ejected.
354
23/03/2021 17:16:07 2 0
bbc
Agreed. I no longer live there but Broadway cinema in Nottingham is such a nicer experience than any of the local megaplex type venues. Bar (reasonably priced), good hot food, well curated selection of films both big name and more indie, runs themed nights of cult films etc, encourages a lively atmosphere by opening up the bar and food to any drinkers and diners not just cinema ticket holders.
47
23/03/2021 13:02:26 71 29
bbc
Taking the family 5x to see a blockbuster in good seats cost £64 + food/drinks. Call it £75. A 75" TV is £750.

6-months later, I've had ten big movie nights with the kids, + I still have a home cinema experience!

Going to the movies is expensive in the UK, so restoring demand will be hard to impossible!
57
DBR
23/03/2021 13:07:59 12 47
bbc
bah humbug
58
Rob
23/03/2021 12:56:15 1 2
bbc
Cinema first? Isn't that they used to do anyway?
66
23/03/2021 13:12:05 0 3
bbc
Disney etc now charge for access to the app and then again to watch new releases.

Cuts out the middle man (cinema)
59
23/03/2021 13:09:05 4 5
bbc
oh. I just can't wait .....what brilliant and original filmzzzzzzzzzz
37
23/03/2021 12:56:05 27 20
bbc
Yeah I won't be planning to be sitting in a sweaty room with a bunch of unvaccinated rando's propping up poor cinema experiences with high priced tickets and snacks anytime soon.
60
23/03/2021 13:09:05 1 3
bbc
I think those kind of cinemas stopped in the 80's mate.
10
23/03/2021 12:43:11 18 23
bbc
Not worth watching any new movies, there're all full of social engineering, woke nonsense!
61
23/03/2021 13:09:34 3 1
bbc
I'm sure you can find a copy of Carry on Camping on VHS
62
23/03/2021 13:09:52 6 7
bbc
When did the word "movie" manage to infiltrate its way into our language this side of the Atlantic? They were always films or flicks when I were a lad.
73
23/03/2021 13:13:33 2 1
bbc
Tomata tomata.
82
23/03/2021 13:15:23 0 5
bbc
It's like when someone refers to me as: bud or dude, I want to slap them...
63
23/03/2021 13:10:02 4 5
bbc
Hope the cinemas are open in the UK in October I want to see Halloween Kills.
83
23/03/2021 13:16:11 1 4
bbc
I hope they're open before that but I don't hink I want to see Halloween Kills, or Mortal Kombat, or Godzilla vs Kong, or the 94th Bond movie (those have been in steady decline since "Goldfinger").

Dune, yeah, I'll give it a go.
42
23/03/2021 12:58:28 18 20
bbc
going to the cinema as outdated as going shopping on the high street
64
DBR
23/03/2021 13:10:03 11 7
bbc
is that because you have to get dressed rather than sit around in your underwear making your family nauseous? slobbing is a way of life that COVID really helped.
75
23/03/2021 13:13:49 2 4
bbc
Suppose you also moan about parents going to the school gates / supermarket in PJ’s.

It’s just British people that are slobs.
17
23/03/2021 12:50:29 107 387
bbc
Rubbish. You need to invest more in your home cinema system, clearly. No domestic cinema can compete with the bass response I have in my own lounge. Plus I can pause when I want and not queue for the toilet. Cinema has been behind the home experience for the last 10 years at least.
65
23/03/2021 13:11:44 80 14
bbc
I’ve been at home for a year! I want to go to the cinema! Plus no matter how big your home telly is it won’t be big enough :-)
121
23/03/2021 13:29:58 11 4
bbc
I agree. I have a 12ft screen and I still love the cinema.
58
Rob
23/03/2021 12:56:15 1 2
bbc
Cinema first? Isn't that they used to do anyway?
66
23/03/2021 13:12:05 0 3
bbc
Disney etc now charge for access to the app and then again to watch new releases.

Cuts out the middle man (cinema)
118
23/03/2021 13:29:05 0 1
bbc
Knowing how the accounting side works, I'm not sure that an across the board removal of theatrical release is feasible in most cases. Not as any film ever actually makes money...
67
23/03/2021 13:12:13 9 5
bbc
I know you can build a nice home cinema for a few thousand... but lets be honest we've spent the year locked indoors and are chomping at the bit to get out. A trip to the portaloo's at glasto would be welcome!
78
23/03/2021 13:14:12 2 1
bbc
I bet it would ;)
68
23/03/2021 13:12:20 7 6
bbc
Here's to the coughing, the phones, the eating noise and rudeness. Lovely.
76
23/03/2021 13:13:52 5 2
bbc
You don't have to!
18
23/03/2021 12:50:52 35 22
bbc
Films to avoid are ALL those that have won an 'award'!

These are no longer given out for merit these days!
69
23/03/2021 13:12:32 22 22
bbc
Try watching something that challenges your perception of the world, you might learn something. It's not that scary, I promise.
18
23/03/2021 12:50:52 35 22
bbc
Films to avoid are ALL those that have won an 'award'!

These are no longer given out for merit these days!
70
23/03/2021 13:12:38 5 3
bbc
Yep, that's the way it's gone sadly.

Close runners up are your best bet.

Which is a shame because it will discredit some amazing films.

They'll probably hide the box office figures because they'll paint the true picture.
71
23/03/2021 13:13:21 7 3
bbc
Has always struck me as a little strange that the most popular food consumed in cinemas is popcorn which surely is designed to annoy people trying to listen to the film as people munch through gargantuan tubs of the stuff. Sat through Blade Runner 2049 and a couple behind me began eating during the trailers and continued to eat various food substances throughout this long movie for its entirety!
106
23/03/2021 13:24:44 1 3
bbc
No food sales, no cinemas. It's that simple.
72
23/03/2021 13:13:29 48 19
bbc
No thanks, be out on DVD after about a week. Plus, I don't have to share the area with chavs using their phones and chomping on sweets and snacks like their lives depend on it...
115
23/03/2021 13:27:23 23 9
bbc
Cinemas are now very intimidating places. Ironic in the sense that the garbage theses chavs are watching makes them believe they’re capable on taking on anybody. Multiply that by 6 and it’s a full on rammy. Why don’t cinemaplexes have security ?
188
23/03/2021 14:27:50 4 8
bbc
DV...what?

What’s a Chav?

Had to check my phone to make sure it’s 2021! ??
380
23/03/2021 18:15:36 3 0
bbc
But, come on, it's not the same! A TV screen diminishes real cinema - which is made for the big screen. Giving away my age can you imagine "Lawrence of Arabia" on a TV screen? And, more recently, "Lord of the Rings," or "Gladiator?" Simply not the same.
62
23/03/2021 13:09:52 6 7
bbc
When did the word "movie" manage to infiltrate its way into our language this side of the Atlantic? They were always films or flicks when I were a lad.
73
23/03/2021 13:13:33 2 1
bbc
Tomata tomata.
17
23/03/2021 12:50:29 107 387
bbc
Rubbish. You need to invest more in your home cinema system, clearly. No domestic cinema can compete with the bass response I have in my own lounge. Plus I can pause when I want and not queue for the toilet. Cinema has been behind the home experience for the last 10 years at least.
74
DBR
23/03/2021 13:13:45 103 22
bbc
Rubbish, rubbish, rubbish. Home cinema doesn't compete and never will. Just because you've wasted a couple of grand on some random kit doesn't justify that it is still a poor second.

"bass response i have in my own lounge" -- completely laughable
99
23/03/2021 13:22:16 79 14
bbc
Melon Popper prob has an Aldi soundbar and thinks it's great because it's loud...
223
23/03/2021 15:04:17 0 0
bbc
Depends how much you spend.
64
DBR
23/03/2021 13:10:03 11 7
bbc
is that because you have to get dressed rather than sit around in your underwear making your family nauseous? slobbing is a way of life that COVID really helped.
75
23/03/2021 13:13:49 2 4
bbc
Suppose you also moan about parents going to the school gates / supermarket in PJ’s.

It’s just British people that are slobs.
68
23/03/2021 13:12:20 7 6
bbc
Here's to the coughing, the phones, the eating noise and rudeness. Lovely.
76
23/03/2021 13:13:52 5 2
bbc
You don't have to!
56
23/03/2021 13:07:52 69 10
bbc
Support your local independent cinemas if you can.
77
23/03/2021 13:13:53 27 3
bbc
If you're lucky enough to still hae one within reasonable "communting" distance!
67
23/03/2021 13:12:13 9 5
bbc
I know you can build a nice home cinema for a few thousand... but lets be honest we've spent the year locked indoors and are chomping at the bit to get out. A trip to the portaloo's at glasto would be welcome!
78
23/03/2021 13:14:12 2 1
bbc
I bet it would ;)
47
23/03/2021 13:02:26 71 29
bbc
Taking the family 5x to see a blockbuster in good seats cost £64 + food/drinks. Call it £75. A 75" TV is £750.

6-months later, I've had ten big movie nights with the kids, + I still have a home cinema experience!

Going to the movies is expensive in the UK, so restoring demand will be hard to impossible!
79
23/03/2021 13:14:17 13 8
bbc
Don't you get fed up of staring at the same 4 walls?

I have a nice 42" Panasonic, TEAC digital receiver, 5 Mordaunt-Short speakers (buy British, you'll not regret it)... And I still love going to the cinema. It's a good evening out. Cheap Tuesdays are half price. That insurance meerkat gives us 2-for-1 sometimes. Don't buy the food and drink. It's doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg ??
125
23/03/2021 13:31:45 7 3
bbc
I'm just amazed that the poster can get his 5 kids to be in the same room at the same time, agree on something to watch and sit still for a hour and a half.
80
23/03/2021 13:14:42 7 10
bbc
Last time I was at local cinema 2003. Between the 3 yoofs on their mobiles 20 mins into the film, the eating of dinner by 2 next to me and the paperthin walls (meaning I could hear the film next door better than the one I was meant to be watching) I haven’t gone back. Can’t imagine that my levels of irritation will have changed. Haven’t missed much with such cinematic classics as Avatar released.
86
23/03/2021 13:16:54 6 4
bbc
I think your levels of irritation will probably always be the same.
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Ben
23/03/2021 13:22:23 1 1
bbc
I prefer the big screen for movies as I feel you can't match the experience at home, even with 5.1 and a quality TV.

I'm always on the remote at home to turn down the sound for massive explosions/loud soundtracks and then up again for dialogue!

I'd say your experience is not a general one but it definitely does happen. I'd say you've more to gain by trying again if you like your movies.
103
23/03/2021 13:23:30 2 2
bbc
...And yet you have had the time to write and tell us of miserable experience?

In a time where we're fed up of seeing the same 3 people, where we want to just simply live a little, where we want to get out and be 'normal' it always refreshing to find that there will be someone out there to pick fault in the smallest of pleasures, no matter how tiny that pleasure happens to be...
47
23/03/2021 13:02:26 71 29
bbc
Taking the family 5x to see a blockbuster in good seats cost £64 + food/drinks. Call it £75. A 75" TV is £750.

6-months later, I've had ten big movie nights with the kids, + I still have a home cinema experience!

Going to the movies is expensive in the UK, so restoring demand will be hard to impossible!
81
23/03/2021 13:14:44 20 9
bbc
Your choice to have so many kids.
213
23/03/2021 14:55:41 1 2
bbc
2 adults and 3 kids surely?
62
23/03/2021 13:09:52 6 7
bbc
When did the word "movie" manage to infiltrate its way into our language this side of the Atlantic? They were always films or flicks when I were a lad.
82
23/03/2021 13:15:23 0 5
bbc
It's like when someone refers to me as: bud or dude, I want to slap them...
91
23/03/2021 13:19:30 3 1
bbc
Whatever you say buck. It's just dandy.
63
23/03/2021 13:10:02 4 5
bbc
Hope the cinemas are open in the UK in October I want to see Halloween Kills.
83
23/03/2021 13:16:11 1 4
bbc
I hope they're open before that but I don't hink I want to see Halloween Kills, or Mortal Kombat, or Godzilla vs Kong, or the 94th Bond movie (those have been in steady decline since "Goldfinger").

Dune, yeah, I'll give it a go.
93
23/03/2021 13:20:20 0 2
bbc
Looks like a bit of a PC makeover unfortunately.
192
23/03/2021 14:30:13 0 2
bbc
Halloween Kills, Mortal Kombat, Godzilla vs Kong............no thanks I'd prefer to watch some acting.
84
23/03/2021 13:16:11 5 9
bbc
CGI garbage that I would turn off if it was on my TV.
Why does everything seem to be CGI zombies or future Sci Fi.
So little quality these days.

I've spent lockdown evenings catching up on older classics, and not the modern remakes that are usually poor imitations.
97
23/03/2021 13:21:54 3 5
bbc
Yawn
105
23/03/2021 13:24:00 2 2
bbc
I agree, I've spent lockdown putting the bible onto papyrus scrolls using a quill feather. It is the only way that it should be read. None of the modern book nonsense, it spoils the experience.
113
23/03/2021 13:26:45 2 3
bbc
You should be like those classics, Silent.
50
23/03/2021 13:03:19 41 35
bbc
This advert has been funded by the UK TV licence payer.
85
23/03/2021 13:16:26 41 16
bbc
This is news about a huge industry, enjoyed by millions, which has been shut down due to covid. It therefore has significant public interest.

Are you one of these people who hates the BBC but is utterly obsessed by it? That must be exhausting for you.
124
23/03/2021 13:31:14 5 8
bbc
You are confusing a commercial company's press release as news. Easy mistake to make as the BBC often do it themselves.
80
23/03/2021 13:14:42 7 10
bbc
Last time I was at local cinema 2003. Between the 3 yoofs on their mobiles 20 mins into the film, the eating of dinner by 2 next to me and the paperthin walls (meaning I could hear the film next door better than the one I was meant to be watching) I haven’t gone back. Can’t imagine that my levels of irritation will have changed. Haven’t missed much with such cinematic classics as Avatar released.
86
23/03/2021 13:16:54 6 4
bbc
I think your levels of irritation will probably always be the same.
49
23/03/2021 13:02:58 4 4
bbc
Godzilla v's King Kong... Meh. Mortal Kombat.. Meh. Dune Remake! Brilliant. Hopefully the UK cinemas will be open for the new Tom Hanks Scifi (Finch) in August!
87
23/03/2021 13:17:12 4 1
bbc
Anybody remember spitting image with Barry Norman? ''Nobody got the answer to last weeks question which was, what was the film Dune about. But a bloody good effort from Frank Herbert.''
46
23/03/2021 13:01:40 13 19
bbc
Cinema is dead... wake up people!! Your closetted and overcrowded little world is finished. Space needs to be re-learned and that means getting rid of the peepshows. They are only opening cinemas so that Warner Bros. can recoup their money. Warner Bros. don't give a toss about film, cinema, or humanity... As the great Alan Parker once wrote: Movies are horseshit wrapped in dollar bills...
88
23/03/2021 13:17:30 6 2
bbc
At least we won't bump into you at the cinema.
89
Oll
23/03/2021 13:18:09 32 10
bbc
Cinemas are the thing I've missed most this past year.
Watching it in a cinema can make even a mediocre film feel like Shakespeare.

Speaking of... Seeing as theatres are going to be closed longer, why don't cineworld et al try some live broadcasts from local theatres in their cinemas to help them out too?
42
23/03/2021 12:58:28 18 20
bbc
going to the cinema as outdated as going shopping on the high street
90
23/03/2021 13:18:31 3 4
bbc
Aye, lets all be like you, sit in your mammies house, not looking further than your iPhone, playing daft video games, believing what is posted on social media, and you wonder why your mental health is going down the toilet?
Get out and get a life
158
23/03/2021 13:53:10 2 1
bbc
Yes stop lazing and get the horse and cart hitched up and trot off into town to watch the cock fight, bear baiting, hanging, etc. Don't use modern tech to deliver a cornucopia of entertainment, interactive to passive like film, to creative and educational.

The pathetic 'need to get out' type is from a passing age. The needy of socialising the next 'train spotters'.
82
23/03/2021 13:15:23 0 5
bbc
It's like when someone refers to me as: bud or dude, I want to slap them...
91
23/03/2021 13:19:30 3 1
bbc
Whatever you say buck. It's just dandy.
92
23/03/2021 13:10:06 25 4
bbc
I love going to the cinema. Our local independent cinema has cheap tickets and a fantastic environment. Can't wait to go back again (and I'm in my 20s)
83
23/03/2021 13:16:11 1 4
bbc
I hope they're open before that but I don't hink I want to see Halloween Kills, or Mortal Kombat, or Godzilla vs Kong, or the 94th Bond movie (those have been in steady decline since "Goldfinger").

Dune, yeah, I'll give it a go.
93
23/03/2021 13:20:20 0 2
bbc
Looks like a bit of a PC makeover unfortunately.
94
23/03/2021 13:20:40 4 9
bbc
Here's the choice:
- Drive, park, use public restroom, get overpriced snacks, watch 0.5h of ads, 'enjoy' a movie while people talk, use torches to go to the loo, if you go you miss the plot, get out, drive, go home. 4 h to see 2h movie, £60.
- No need to go out, whatever snacks you want, pause, rewind, etc., no interruptions, whatever light level you want. 2h to see 2h movie, fraction of the cost.
101
23/03/2021 13:22:38 6 3
bbc
Calm down Scrooge no one is forcing you out.
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23/03/2021 13:02:26 71 29
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Taking the family 5x to see a blockbuster in good seats cost £64 + food/drinks. Call it £75. A 75" TV is £750.

6-months later, I've had ten big movie nights with the kids, + I still have a home cinema experience!

Going to the movies is expensive in the UK, so restoring demand will be hard to impossible!
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23/03/2021 13:20:55 12 9
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Oh aye, and once you buy your £750 telly you then spend £100 a month to get 300 channels of crap.
126
23/03/2021 13:32:02 3 1
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Disney is only £5 a month!
339
23/03/2021 17:01:59 0 1
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Freesat. 300 + channels of crap AND streaming some free stuff (if you connect to www) for a one-off £300.
96
23/03/2021 13:21:04 1 4
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At least the bairns will be happy. With all the books and written words out there, the production houses offer us this tripe ? I’m even beginning to wonder if Dune will be worth the effort.
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23/03/2021 13:22:58 3 5
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Look, you know you will watch Dune out of morbid curiosity at the very least.
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23/03/2021 13:16:11 5 9
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CGI garbage that I would turn off if it was on my TV.
Why does everything seem to be CGI zombies or future Sci Fi.
So little quality these days.

I've spent lockdown evenings catching up on older classics, and not the modern remakes that are usually poor imitations.
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23/03/2021 13:21:54 3 5
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Yawn
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23/03/2021 13:01:28 144 11
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I used to enjoy going to the cinema. However, in recent years the unruly behaviour of so many people has turned it into an unpleasant experience. People wandering about, creating a total mess with food, messing with their mobile phones.
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23/03/2021 13:22:04 143 4
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My local cineworld clamped down on that. If they see anyone with their phone out they get a torch in the face and told to turn off. Just needs a good manager in the cinema.
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23/03/2021 15:03:58 19 1
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Unfortunately, a lot of kids from the last 30 years lacked discipline in public. They've become too "want want want" for little care of what their disgusting behaviour impacts on public costs. Kids need to be told persistently that they are not untouchable and behave!
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23/03/2021 15:21:58 14 0
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Indeed. I am old enough to remember Saturday afternoon at the cinema. (Guess that dates me)

We lived in fear of the Usherettes and their torches. (Strangely they were probably only a year or two older than us)

No chatting in those days! ??
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23/03/2021 15:31:08 1 2
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Yeah that happens here. However the staff cause more of a disruption to the rest of us telling them to stop than the perpetrators did in the first place sadly.
321
23/03/2021 16:37:39 3 0
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Wow! I’d pay to see someone getting hit with a torch in the face!
336
23/03/2021 17:00:32 3 0
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The local cineworld to me rarely has staff let alone competent management, I travel to the next town to a quality Empire, and ticket price savings are more than the fuel
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23/03/2021 18:00:43 2 0
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hats off to the manager
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23/03/2021 18:11:20 0 0
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But, as I say elsewhere, digital cinemas employ minimal staff these days!
440
24/03/2021 04:34:54 0 0
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Sadly the big chains don’t staff the screenings and just grab the money without caring if the film is ruined by unruly behaviour etc
442
24/03/2021 07:27:19 0 0
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Where is your local cinema, please, and can we all go?
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DBR
23/03/2021 13:13:45 103 22
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Rubbish, rubbish, rubbish. Home cinema doesn't compete and never will. Just because you've wasted a couple of grand on some random kit doesn't justify that it is still a poor second.

"bass response i have in my own lounge" -- completely laughable
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23/03/2021 13:22:16 79 14
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Melon Popper prob has an Aldi soundbar and thinks it's great because it's loud...
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23/03/2021 13:25:57 32 5
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Funniest comment today ;)
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23/03/2021 13:14:42 7 10
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Last time I was at local cinema 2003. Between the 3 yoofs on their mobiles 20 mins into the film, the eating of dinner by 2 next to me and the paperthin walls (meaning I could hear the film next door better than the one I was meant to be watching) I haven’t gone back. Can’t imagine that my levels of irritation will have changed. Haven’t missed much with such cinematic classics as Avatar released.
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Ben
23/03/2021 13:22:23 1 1
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I prefer the big screen for movies as I feel you can't match the experience at home, even with 5.1 and a quality TV.

I'm always on the remote at home to turn down the sound for massive explosions/loud soundtracks and then up again for dialogue!

I'd say your experience is not a general one but it definitely does happen. I'd say you've more to gain by trying again if you like your movies.