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  1. Ads

    Ads License to drive

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    FORTY FOUR QUID.........

    FOR TWO ADULTS AND A CHILD TO GO AND SEE A KIDS MOVIE AT THE CINEMA??!?!??!?!

    Plus another £15-£20 on popcorn, ice-cream and drinks probably.


    And they wonder why we download movies from the internet for free.

    Ridiculous.



    Hopefully I've got enough time to remortgage my home before the film starts.
     
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    That's absurd. To me that sounds like another long-established business model that hasn't yet woken up and realised it is out of date and will not survive unless it adapts.
     
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    I don't go to the cinema frequently but I'm sure it wasn't this much last time.

    Ok, I live in London and the cinema is in a new shopping centre, which usually attracts slightly higher prices, but this is just taking the pee.

    We will probably have food after too, nothing special, just TGI Friday or Pizza Express... so today's little cinema outing is going to cost me over £100.

    :sos:
     
  5. markos72

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    We always take our own popcorn/snacks in,so much cheaper!
     
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    ^^ Great tip. Although I've heard some cinemas don't allow it, even to the extent of searching bags :what:
     
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    And they wonder why so many people download the latest movies these days! Cinema prices are scandalous!!!!
     
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    Yep... its an absolute joke. No wonder everyone downloads em
     
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    Jesus Ads! I took my missus and son to watch Monsters University, and it was £25 for the tickets, total came to £36 with a hotdog and popcorn, and I thought that was expensive! But £40 just for tickets!!, ouch!
     
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    Which cinema did you go to ads?
     
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    was it imax?
     
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    If your in London why not head over to showcase cinema in newham/A13. They got a very big car park and usually always empty parking spaces about especially good if you don't want people to park next to you. Lol!
     
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    Never,ever been searched in any cinema
     
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    Vue in Westfield.


    Yeah, always used go either there or UCI/odeon in lea valley back in the day. Nice little blast down the north circ for me.

    Had to go to Westfield today for something else so just killed two birds with one stone.

    Never again.
     
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    Sounds like you got ripped off to be fair! here in N.I for me and the ladyfriend its only 12.80 plus about an other 6.00 for junk. even if it was all adult prices thats working out at just under 15quid a pop? was it the VIP lounge? in belfast we have VIP suite, top notch stuff, but at 12 quid a head.
     
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    was over there 2 weeks ago , 8 quid for me and the daughter to see the smurfs 2 :yes: in the strand .
     
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    awesome. I've never been to the strand. was it good? I usually go to the odyssey cinema or better still the one in londonderry/derry its called the cinebowl. fantastic place. 6.00 per ticket and the seats are comfy reclining seats. worth a visit.
     
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    They saw you had swapped to a VW.
     
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    Remind me not to come to you for any work I need doing!


    Pretty much that.... £15.50 per adult, £10 for the kid and about £3 internet booking fee.

    Which leads me on to..................................

    WHY a booking fee?? Surely booking through the internet deserves a discount, not a premium! That's the usual thing when it comes to online vs offline, isn't it??

    The more that people book online the more it lowers the cinema's overheads... i.e. ticket office staff needed, cash facilities, carpet wear and tear!!! So you'd think they'd want to do everything they can to tease people into booking online instead of buying their tickets at the cinema, not the opposite.
     
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    Lol, you don't anyway lol.
     
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    That's because I've swapped to an 'everything comes as standard' VW. :laugh:
     
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    Well, only because you got the crappy R model! :p

    And i agree about the internet booking fee, it's a backwards way of thinking.
     
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    You cant still be angry, I told you no & I mean no, I'm not into the same things you are, sorry but battyboys aren't my thing.

    On a serious note, you're absolutely right, its what makes me wonder ytf we have audi's when a vw which is considered the 2nd in line brand has better tech than an audi of the same level & you will laugh but my next car is infact looking likely to be a VW, its temp as I need the larger boot, but only until I have got rid of our others then back to audi, so few weeks usage lol, but still a Passat 08-10 has better tech than an A4 of the same era, amazes me tbh.
     
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    Cineworld agree, kind of....... Cineworld cuts online booking fees | Money | theguardian.com



    Welcome to the club. :friends:
     
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    & £44 for just tickets to watch a film is disgraceful man, as you say over £100 with food, fuel etc, for a movie, if it wasn't so sad to stay at home, you would of had better food, drink just a slightly smaller screen lol.
     
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    And the other people who would be watching the film with me at home are a lot less annoying* than the idiots sitting in front of us at the cinema who decided to eat doritios and use their mobiles for the entire movie.





    *my missus not included.
     
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    I watched Oblivion with the missus last night, all in the comfort of my living room, via HDMI on my 42" Plasma. :cool:
     
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    Awwww... I always knew you'd have a little one. Mine is 8" bigger than yours. :aggressive:
     
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    So this thread is being added to favourites to show my missus why I spent so much money on a Sonos setup (that she doesn't know yet) shhhhhhhh

    Its true spend the money on home comforts tbh & watch when & what you like, mostly anyway :)

    Don't you just love people like him :p
     
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    You have hit the nail right on the head. The biggest reason I no longer go to cinemas is that people just don't know how to behave any more.

    (Grumpy Old Man)
     
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    I sat there staggered at the number of people who either didn't care or were just oblivious of the fact that what they were doing was disturbing at least 20 people around them. The worst one being about five rows in front of us.

    My head hurts wondering how anyone can think it's ok to sit in a cinema, a place where everyone knows you should keep quiet, and spend the whole time pushing their big fat hands into a massive bag of tortilla chips that generates what sounded like more noise than a fireworks display does, and then stuffing the single most noisiest type food known to man in their pie hole, repeatedly.

    And then once they had finished filling their face they moved on to blinding everyone with bright light emitted from......













    wait for it........





















    .....an IPAD!!!!! IN A FREAKING CINEMA!!!

    :banghead:
     
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    A freaking ipad!! :eek::what::banghead:
    Some people will never cease to amaze me.
     
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    Ipads should stay at home. I was at a muse concert a few weeks back and some girl was taking pics with an iPad. She had an iPhone 4/4s with her too, as she was using that to text, but not pics?! Some people are so stupid.
     
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    I totally agree with you Ads, its mental, we normally go to the Vue or Cineworld Kids Club Movies, as they are only about a quid a ticket.

    We now go to the little giants at the Imax in Brum where, wait for it.....its 50p a ticket, however you do need to be a member of the club and a parent too.

    As already mentioned, no wonder people download now and also, why do we have to pay that amount of money for some tw4t to sit there on their ipad, or talking to the person next to them, or even having their feet kick the back of your chair.....the list goes on, but my point is, im not paying that sort of money to have nothing less than the best when it comes to watching a film.

    :)
     
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    We have a little boy so haven't been to the cinema for a while. However rented a movie on iTunes trough Apple TV. About £3 and we could pause (when he cries) and could watch movie again as many times as we wanted within 48 hours. It's not the very latest releases but not too old.

    Def doing that again soon (until my boy is old enough to go for real).

    Cinemas have the same costs and fewer customers so not surprised they're increasing prices where they can to continue trading. I think reduced footfall = higher prices as opposed to them increasing prices and then footfall reduced.
     
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    If you get membership at the o2 you pay 14 per month and go as much as you want when you want with free parking!!
     
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    We paid 52 euros for 3 of us to see a film in a cinema with no roof ....... But in was in Skiathos - sitting on garden chairs and dancing in the aisles .... Guess which film it was .

    I never understand why people go to the cinema to eat their body weight in cr@p .... And then sink a bucket worth of coke.but each to their own.
     
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    The decline in Cinema customers is a RESULT of the cinemas increasing the prices, not the other way about. Until the cinemas stop being greedy and release they must reduce prices then the decline in numbers will continue.
     
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    Orange Wednesday help to reduce the cost a bit, not a massive amount but any saving is better than no saving, agree though they are expensive.
     
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    True, I try to avoid Orange Wednesday's though... cinema's are too packed on them!
     

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