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The Movie Theater Experience !!

Discussion in 'The Movies' started by John Corn, Jul 14, 2002.

  1. John Corn

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    I just saw Lilo and Stitch , and I have to say it is a good movie BUT, I can`t wait until it comes to DVD. I paid $5.00 for ticket and $8.00 for pop-corn and Pepsi--$13 bucks. (JUST FOR ME), I've got a family of 4.

    It's getting harder and harder to go out to the movies, due to the expense, but I still make it at least once a month, almost every month. There's just something about it that I love. Siting in a huge darkened theatre, eating popcorn and watching a movie for the first time on that giant screen, hoping that you're going to see something magical. I try to catch more matinees in order to keep costs down.

    The last few times I have gone I find myself thinking that I would be able to purchase that movie on DVD plus another for the same price as a family admission and snacks.
     
  2. Kevin

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    I know how you feel. The Loews Theaters charges $9 for an adult ticket.

    If you're sick of paying too much, there are ways in reducing the cost of going to the movies. Me and my friends are always strapped for cash, so we find ways to cut down on the cost. Here's a a step-by-step guide to what we do:

    1. We go to Target before the movie and load up our pockets with candy and snacks.

    2. We buy 2 tickets for the movie.

    3. Two people enter the theater EARLY and find seats, and the rest wait somewhere in the lobby.

    4. One person leaves the theater with 2 ticket stubs.

    5. The person finds the group of friends waiting in the lobby and gives one of them the extra ticket stubs.

    6. The two friends with the stubs "re-enter" the theater.

    7. Someone else leaves the theater with two stubs and gives a stub to someone else in the group.

    8. Those two people "re-enter" the theater.

    9. Repeat steps 4-8 until all of your friends get in the theater.

    10. Divide the price of the 2 tickets among everyone in the group and WHOOOHOOO you just saved a bunch of money!!

    It works all the time.
     
  3. Wedgecon

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    There are other ways of saving money other than stealing. The sad thing is you seem so proud of breaking the law.

    And no you have not saved any money..you have commited a crime plain and simple.

    You can rant ant rave all you like about being gouged, but none of that justifies your actions.
     
  4. EricG

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    Do you steal the candy and snacks from Target too?
     
  5. Mark Lamutt

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    Kevin, are you and your friends the one that are always talking through the entire movie? Feeling that you are entitled to be there, and that you are sooo smart for getting in without paying?

    Sheesh...people like you are why I rarely go to theaters anymore.
     
  6. Kevin

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    No I do not steal from Target, and no we do not talk during the movie. Geez. And should I assume that all of you are perfect?
     
  7. EricG

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    Not perfect, but not an admitted thief.
     
  8. Kevin

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    Have you ever downloaded an mp3 instead of buying the CD, Eric?
     
  9. Mark Lamutt

    Mark Lamutt Your Neighborhood Liasion

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    No, Kevin...not perfect here. I've done a ton of stuff that I'm not proud of. Although, I can honestly say that I have never downloaded an MP3... :D

    The last 2 times I've gone to the theater, there were groups of teenagers that would float from theater to theater while the movies were playing. They would come in, sit down front, make all kinds of noise being obnoxious, and then leave. A half hour later, they'd be back...I'll betcha a great deal of money they didn't pay to get in either.
     
  10. Kevin

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    I would have gotten up and beat the crap out of them. Just think, you would have had a whole audience cheering you on!
     
  11. jrjcd

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    actually, if you go to the mattinee(sic), you save a TON of money-plus, you DON'T have to buy high priced drinks and goodies(it's called self control)and then you easily get out of the theatre for under 10 bucks(or on family outings, under $40)

    but no-it's not being holier than thou to recognize and point out sleazy behavior-people who go to the trouble of scamming the movie theatre in this fashion probably also think "all tv should be free" and sees nothing wrong in using pirate cards...:rolleyes:
     
  12. EricG

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    Never.

     
  13. Karl Foster

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    The theater by me (huge 17-screen multiplex) has gotten around people who try to use tickets to steal service. The theater comlex is divided into four different blocks of theaters, each block with its own concession stand, restrooms, and sitting area. When you enter the block, they take your ticket completely. If you have to leave the block for any reason, they stamp your hand. Each block has a different stamp and the stamp is randomly changed every three hours. If you try to get in without a ticket (surrendered upon entry) or a hand stamp or have a hand stamp that is expired, you don't get in. Seems to work great.

    The other big theater (24-screen) by us uses a bar-code scanner for each ticket. When you enter with your ticket the usher scans your ticket with a fingertip scanner that store the barcode number. The ticket won't work twice through the scanner. The usher is right inside the main door, so you can't even get in without scanning your ticket.
     
  14. EricG

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    Where does that technology come from? $9.00 per ticket. Life is a vicious circle.

     
  15. Nick

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    The...
    "Have you ever downloaded an mp3 instead of buying the CD, Eric?"

    Nor have I. Stop with the "...everyone else is doing it" excuse. You alone
    are responsible for your actions.

    And nice try deflecting the heat, Kevin, but this thread is not about
    an alledged lack of ethics in society, but your own personal standard
    of ethics, or lack thereof. The fact is you are an admitted thief. Quite a
    clever scheme you and your friends have there. I hope they grab all of
    you the next time you try your little scam.

    There are countless ways to steal, but only one way to be honest.
    It's time for you to make a decision about what kind of person you are
    going to be (when you grow up) and how you want to be regarded in life.
    I hope you are not totally devoid of character.

    BTW, if your info is correct, they now have your name and your location.
    Keep your windows covered, Kevin, but peek out every once in a while to
    see if they're coming for you.

    Nick
     
  16. Mark Lamutt

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    Nick - is that the "they" that Rage keeps going on about? If so, Kevin, you're in a world of hurt, my friend... :D
     
  17. Kevin

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    Uh oh, here come the DBS police!
     
  18. Richard King

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    What I find amazing and disappointing is that someone can admit such a thing in a public forum and not feel that he would get the kind of responses that were posted here. Someone has a very unrealistic attitude of the world.

    Re: MP3's. Maybe I am trying to do a little justifying myself, but I have downloaded a bunch of MP3's, over 90% of which I have on either vinyl or cd and just didn't want to have to go through the work of hooking my stereo to the computer to make them. Of the balance, most are no longer available commercially.
     
  19. Kevin

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    When I posted that, I didn't think that anyone would actually be offended by it, nor did I think that anyone would care to that extent. Some of you act like I murdered someone. I'm really not a bad person, but if you want to think that I am, go ahead and think that. I'm sorry if my actions offended anyone.
     
  20. Wedgecon

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    OK your sorry if you offended anyone, BUT are you sorry for stealing from the movie theater?

    Are you going to do something to make up for it?

    Do you understand that what you did is wrong and never do it agian?

    Maybe I am wrong but I still don't think you understand what you did was really wrong.
     

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