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Old 14-05-2013, 23:32
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I do not go to Cineworld very often these days because of the rip off charges. However, I made an exception today cos being a Trekkie I wanted to see the new Star Trek movie.

Damn good it was too.

However, for a concessionary ticket and a jumbo hot dog I was charged a whopping 11.15.

Now, many of you will say, "well, if you do not wish to pay the price, just do not go."

Which is a fair comment. Now, it has been recently announced that family incomes in the UK are some of the lowest in Europe and have been sliding down the income scale during the past eight years. So, if businesses wish to compete and get their customers in, they should seriously think about reducing their prices. Rip-off Britain needs to be buried once and for all.
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Old 14-05-2013, 23:42
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I really would like to see the new Trek film, but my nearest cinema is a 50 mile round trip (7.50 in petrol) and the cinema is I think 7.90.

However, in 4 months time, the Blu-ray rip will be free.

Blockbuster closed in town last year. The next nearest Blockbuster 25 miles away has shut down, and there's no where locally to buy films except Tesco's tiny rip off priced selection (20 for single disc Blu-ray anyone?), so what's a bear to do?
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Old 15-05-2013, 00:11
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Is this the same Cineworld that lets you watch as many movies as you want, in an environment that cannot be equaled anywhere else, all for 15 a month.

The bast**ds.
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Old 15-05-2013, 00:16
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Is this the same Cineworld that lets you watch as many movies as you want, in an environment that cannot be equaled anywhere else, all for 15 a month.

The bast**ds.
That's a great deal if you go to the cinema loads, some people don't though.
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Old 15-05-2013, 01:01
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I do not go to Cineworld very often these days because of the rip off charges. However, I made an exception today cos being a Trekkie I wanted to see the new Star Trek movie.

Damn good it was too.

However, for a concessionary ticket and a jumbo hot dog I was charged a whopping 11.15.

Now, many of you will say, "well, if you do not wish to pay the price, just do not go."

Which is a fair comment. Now, it has been recently announced that family incomes in the UK are some of the lowest in Europe and have been sliding down the income scale during the past eight years. So, if businesses wish to compete and get their customers in, they should seriously think about reducing their prices. Rip-off Britain needs to be buried once and for all.
11.15 for a couple of hours entertainment and some food is pretty good value compared to, well, just about anything.
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Old 15-05-2013, 01:47
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Does anyone think that cinema will still be around in 10 years time?
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Old 15-05-2013, 02:06
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I do not go to Cineworld very often these days because of the rip off charges. However, I made an exception today cos being a Trekkie I wanted to see the new Star Trek movie.

Damn good it was too.

However, for a concessionary ticket and a jumbo hot dog I was charged a whopping 11.15.

Now, many of you will say, "well, if you do not wish to pay the price, just do not go."

Which is a fair comment. Now, it has been recently announced that family incomes in the UK are some of the lowest in Europe and have been sliding down the income scale during the past eight years. So, if businesses wish to compete and get their customers in, they should seriously think about reducing their prices. Rip-off Britain needs to be buried once and for all.
11.15 for a ticket *and* a hotdog?

It cost me 10.15 just for a ticket to Star Trek Into Darkness (2D) at my local Vue last Wednesday night...

I really would like to see the new Trek film, but my nearest cinema is a 50 mile round trip (7.50 in petrol) and the cinema is I think 7.90.

However, in 4 months time, the Blu-ray rip will be free.

Blockbuster closed in town last year. The next nearest Blockbuster 25 miles away has shut down, and there's no where locally to buy films except Tesco's tiny rip off priced selection (20 for single disc Blu-ray anyone?), so what's a bear to do?
You could always buy Blu-rays online, instead of using the distance to the cinema and the lack of a local Blockbuster as justification for piracy

Amazon has Life of Pi (BD + UV) for 15, Django Unchained (BD + UV) for 15, Les Mis (BD + UV + Digital Copy) for 17, Argo (BD + UV) for 17, Silver Linings Playbook (BD) for 14, The Hobbit (BD + UV) for 17, The Hobbit (BD + 3D BD + UV) for 20, Lincoln (BD + UV) for 15...
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Old 15-05-2013, 02:39
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Does anyone think that cinema will still be around in 10 years time?
Yes but it will be art house cinemas like the Cameo or Filmhouse here in Edinburgh, cinema is dying, in ten or 15 years time I can see new releases sent straight to the consumer via on demand.
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Old 15-05-2013, 02:53
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Yes but it will be art house cinemas like the Cameo or Filmhouse here in Edinburgh, cinema is dying, in ten or 15 years time I can see new releases sent straight to the consumer via on demand.
Yeah, cinema is definitely dying...that's why Iron Man 3 is nearing $1 billion in worldwide box office takings in less than a month...
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Old 15-05-2013, 09:36
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Yes but it will be art house cinemas like the Cameo or Filmhouse here in Edinburgh, cinema is dying, in ten or 15 years time I can see new releases sent straight to the consumer via on demand.
Several indie film companies in the UK and US now do simultaneous on demand and theatrical releases. Though is primarily to combat the fact that indie films tend not to get as much coverage as blockbusters. And I remember an interview with several studio heads saying they thought this was the way all releases were likely to go.
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Old 15-05-2013, 09:41
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That's a great deal if you go to the cinema loads, some people don't though.
You dont have to go a lot. If you go twice a month the card has paid for itself.

Its very good value for money to say the least.
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Old 15-05-2013, 10:37
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I really would like to see the new Trek film, but my nearest cinema is a 50 mile round trip (7.50 in petrol) and the cinema is I think 7.90.

However, in 4 months time, the Blu-ray rip will be free.

Blockbuster closed in town last year. The next nearest Blockbuster 25 miles away has shut down, and there's no where locally to buy films except Tesco's tiny rip off priced selection (20 for single disc Blu-ray anyone?), so what's a bear to do?
Same here I wish to see the Star Trek film but our closest one is Colchester or Ipswich.
Though going to Dorset next week if there is one close by them might go see it on a wet day.
Last film I saw before ours closed was Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes.
Our one was quite old but not expensive about 3.50 to get in.
Shame it closed.
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Old 15-05-2013, 10:54
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Does anyone think that cinema will still be around in 10 years time?
Given that cinema admissions grew dramatically during the 90's since the bad days of the early 80's, and continue to remain stable now, it seems unlikely that the industry will go away any time soon.

People still like going to the cinema. Compared to most other ways to spend an evening out it's cheap, and if you can't find a way to see a film for less than a fiver you aren't really trying hard enough.
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Old 15-05-2013, 10:57
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You dont have to go a lot. If you go twice a month the card has paid for itself.

Its very good value for money to say the least.
Unlimited cards can be used for 2-1 tickets on Orange (EE) wednesdays as well. That's one trip a month and its paid for itself.
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Old 15-05-2013, 10:58
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Is this the same Cineworld that lets you watch as many movies as you want, in an environment that cannot be equaled anywhere else, all for 15 a month.

The bast**ds.
and discounts on food and drink on top of that
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Old 15-05-2013, 11:00
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That's a great deal if you go to the cinema loads, some people don't though.
you dont have to go loads,if your going 2 times a month which is quite easy to do,your already up on the deal,even more so when you factor in Orange Wednesdays too
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Old 15-05-2013, 11:41
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Food deals are indeed extremely expensive, which is why we hardly ever buy anything to eat or drink there (just for my daughter occasionally).

However with the likes of Orange Wednesday, 10% off for booking online, Unlimited tickets and 1 film for juniors on Saturday and Sunday I find their tickets quite reasonable.

And these days I'm afraid a cost of 11.15 does not count as whopping.
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Old 15-05-2013, 11:58
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why buy grub in there, bring your own like most do
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Old 15-05-2013, 12:58
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Unlimited cards can be used for 2-1 tickets on Orange (EE) wednesdays as well. That's one trip a month and its paid for itself.
I was wondering about that...assumed it would be too good to be true though. Cheers for setting me straight.

I'm on Orange too so all I have to do now is find a girlfriend to take
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Old 15-05-2013, 13:19
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Yes but it will be art house cinemas like the Cameo or Filmhouse here in Edinburgh, cinema is dying, in ten or 15 years time I can see new releases sent straight to the consumer via on demand.
Total bolox of course. You cannot compare a big blockbuster on a huge screen to sitting in your front room. There are now 4d cinemas opening to give you other effects like seats shaking etc. Cinema will never die.
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Old 15-05-2013, 13:24
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Total bolox of course. You cannot compare a big blockbuster on a huge screen to sitting in your front room. There are now 4d cinemas opening to give you other effects like seats shaking etc. Cinema will never die.
The technology to do this at home also exists. Several films have DBOX (which is essentially seat shaking technology) versions on their DVDs and Blu Rays. It's actually been used on quite a large number of films including the Hobbit, Wreck-It-Ralph, Prometheus and The Hunger Games (but it's not always included on the DVD/BD release).

Also, cinemas make me uneasy and the smell of popcorn makes me want to vomit. The sooner simultaneous releases get here the better...
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Old 15-05-2013, 13:26
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Total bolox of course. You cannot compare a big blockbuster on a huge screen to sitting in your front room. There are now 4d cinemas opening to give you other effects like seats shaking etc. Cinema will never die.
Agreed,VOD will probably become more day and date,but all that will happen is the consumer will get the option to watch it wherever they choose,be it Cinema,VOD

those that want to watch it at home will watch it on VOD,and those that want the Big Screen experience will continue to frequent Cinemas
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Old 15-05-2013, 13:36
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I think I paid 10.95 for a seat the last time I went to the vue cinema. I was given a 5 gift voucher and that did not even get me a hot dog.
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Old 15-05-2013, 13:40
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And these days I'm afraid a cost of 11.15 does not count as whopping.
It is when you've got a family of 5.
We have a Vue locally which we hardly go to these days as thankfully the older original 3 screen cinema thats 5 miles away has recently had a refurb with new screens,projectors,seating and gone for the bums on seats approach and lowered its prices to 2.50 mon-fri, 3.50 sat-sun and shows all the latest films. Its no surprise that pretty much every showing of the 3 films is sold out everyday.
So for 5 of us including travel is still cheaper than 2 tickets would be going to Vue.
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Old 15-05-2013, 13:52
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I think I paid 10.95 for a seat the last time I went to the vue cinema. I was given a 5 gift voucher and that did not even get me a hot dog.
not been since they show u2 on 3d
an the feature film
was lord of the rings
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