- Jul 22, 2003
Do you regularly watch movies in a cinema? If so, what do you like about watching a movie in a cinema?
Let me answer it like this. It's gotten to the point where Ster Kinekor is sending me emails begging me to come back. I can't remember the last time I actually watched a movie in a cinema. I know it was last year (2019) somewhere. Maybe August? When did Avengers: Endgame hit cinemas? I dunno.... I have bought DVD's for the price of a 3D movie ticket. So why bother with the cinema when I can watch it in the comfort of my own home for as many times as I like without other people bugging me? I can pause when I need to go to the bathroom or refill my snacks. And my recliner is way more comfortable than those horrid cinema seats!
Are you 12?I used to go regularly maybe 10 years ago. These days if I go twice a year its a lot. Ive just went to see bad boys last week. It was enjoyable. But if it was not for the rewards ticket pricing I would not have been there.
First off, seats were in a poor state. Pretty gross having to put you arm on the arm rest. Then the sound has the same issue from years ago. Dolby atmos equipped cinema which I don't think has been calibrated since it was installed several years ago. Volume is always too loud to the point that a few atmos speakers were rattling - unacceptable imo.
The movie time was 8:15 and that was the time we arrived in our seats. The actual movie only started at 8:42! We had to sit through almost 30 mins of non stop ads for the privilege of spending our money there.
Then the cost. If we had to go to the 4dx cinema it would cost R190 each. Popcorn/drink and snack combo x2 about R180. Thats almost R600 for a dinner and a movie minus the dinner.