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Old 29-03-2013, 12:56
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It's a rare thing to see an usher at my local Odeon. They just take your ticket and point you to the specific screening room. I remember the days they used to show you to your seat with a little torch (like they do at the theatre), do any cinema's still do that?

Has anyone ever been to a crew/cast screening? I went once in Leicester Square and throughout 3 people were stood near the front at the side staring at us all with binocular/detector type things. Throughout the WHOLE film. It was distracting at the beginning but then I forgot they were there. I wondered if this was generally what happened at a first screening.
i would imagine now they would use night visin camera etc to watch you and you don't know so you aren't concious about if you should laugh, scream, jump etc at different parts of the film. I would find some numpty watching me with binoculars really off-putting
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Old 29-03-2013, 14:57
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Had this recently when went to see Woman in Black...but it was more to politely tell the teenagers that they will be thrown out if they dont grow the f** up
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Old 29-03-2013, 15:06
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I went to see Identity Thief at my local Cineworld last night. Just before the film started after the usual ads and the Kevin Bacon ad the lights went up and a member of staff walked down to the front of the cinema and said something along the lines of...
It happened when I saw Identity Thief yesterday at Cineworld... ..
SAme thing happed to me last week. I throught it was werid.
Could it be something to do with the film Identity Thief?
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Old 29-03-2013, 20:09
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It happened today at my local Cineworld, although our staff must be lazier because it wasn't a guy coming down to the front of the screen but rather an announcement over the tannoy system. It was quite unusual because I had read this thread yesterday but forgot about it until the announcement was made.
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Old 29-03-2013, 20:10
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Could it be something to do with the film Identity Thief?
Nope happened with Trance for me it happens before any advertisements were shown so you have to get in the showing fairly early or you will miss it I guess
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Old 29-03-2013, 20:30
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i would imagine now they would use night visin camera etc to watch you and you don't know so you aren't concious about if you should laugh, scream, jump etc at different parts of the film. I would find some numpty watching me with binoculars really off-putting
It was only a couple of years ago and they were using night vision goggle/binocular things. Not sure really what they were. It was the first screening about a month before it came out in the cinema so I suppose they were being ultra careful. It was a bit off putting!
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Old 29-03-2013, 20:56
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that happened when i went to see Les Miserables. everyone in the audience just laughed because we had no idea what he was doing or why he was doing it!
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Old 30-03-2013, 00:58
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Nothing unusual happened in my showing of Identity Thief at Shaftesbury Avenue today. Fortunately no annoying piracy ad, and the ads and trailers were "only" 20 minutes long rather than the typical 25. The really unusual thing was that the picture and sound were perfect! Shame about the film itself though, about 25 minutes too long.
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Old 31-03-2013, 14:54
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Happened last night before the Host, random and unnecessary! They had allocated seating as well which was a first.
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