There's another little snag with cinemas: there are very few films available
that are worth watching. I avoid derivative rubbish with transatlantic
vocabulary or ones with a quota of bodies to achieve . . .
"12 Years a Slave" might get us to queue for tickets, though.
On 16 Mar 14, at 09:22, Andrew Fildes <afildes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> There's an excellent little independent cinema in my town. Ticket prices are
> reasonable, food and drink offerings are high but not unreasonable and (drum
> roll)...it's licenced. A beer or glass of wine with your movie is a great way
> of dulling the pain. And so damn civilised. They have decent discounts for
> seniors and a film Club with special screenings and events. In the summer,
> they have a outdoor cinema at the back with deck chairs and a drive-in style
> screen where you're welcome to bring your own picnic hamper - they just
> expect you buy drinks at the bar at the back, but don't get difficult if you
> Strangely this decadent and deviant behaviour on the part of the clearly
> deranged owner and management has been ridiculously successful. It's not
> some rural backwater movie hose with one room and films showing up six months
> behind the DVD release - it's a mini-multiplex with 7 rooms, new releases,
> 3D, surround sound and a nice line in European films, thanks to the art house
> connection. The only downside is that you might be exposed to the owner's
> Groucho Marx impression if he's in the mood and not at one of his boutique
> 'art' cinema's closer to the city.
> Popcorn? A useful packaging material but not something you actually want to
> eat, is it?
> Andrew Fildes
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> On 16/03/2014, at 5:12 AM, Paul Braun wrote:
>> They complain about attendance at cinemas being down. While there are some
>> movies that definitely benefit from the big-screen experience, spending $30
>> on two tickets plus another $20 on a large popcorn and two drinks means we
>> only go to a theatre once in a great while.
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