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Old 06-07-2003, 14:21
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i like the cinema because of watching the movie on a screen the size of 1 and a half doulble decker buses and the all the surrounding speakers. with bring the sound to life through dolbly digital.

what i dont like is watching with people who make stupid noises/remarks while im watching the movie or people who carnt shut there mouths when they are eating.

i like to watch movies in my own living room, but i carnt get that full movie experience that i can with going to the cinema.
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Old 06-07-2003, 16:18
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Agree with you on your first two paragraphs. The last paragraph though, have you got a home cinema kit because it helps tremendously at home to give you that cinema effect?
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Old 06-07-2003, 16:22
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It was even better before they turned the big odeons, with one screen into multliplexes. Of course you didn't have the choice then, although there were double features.
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Old 06-07-2003, 16:30
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i have a 32" sony silver widescreen tv which has dolby pro-logic sound. at the moment i dont have a home cinema kit.
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Old 06-07-2003, 18:27
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I have all the gear at home, apart from a nice big plasma screen, but nothing really compares to going out with a few friends, having a couple of beers and watching a premiere of a big movie down the cinema. Fortunatly we live in a country where people actually are quite quiet most of the time in cinemas, in the USA for example its much different.
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Old 10-07-2003, 01:01
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I love the cinema, but one thing that has put me off is the price. Last week at my local cinema, i was charged 5.40 for an adult ticket, from a previous price of 3.80. But you gotta love the dolby sorround sound. I dont know what it sounds like in a normal room in the house, because im stingy and will only pay for stuff like speakers cheap, but it is still a pretty good thing.
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Old 10-07-2003, 08:30
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I actually find surround sound to sound BETTER in my home than in the cinema!

Im not sure if its just because of the way my cinema is set up, but because the speakers are all so far away from you and you can be in any number of positions in a cinema, you dont get quite the same effect as in a small living room in the ideal "surround sound seat" with all 5 speakers pumping the sound towards you and the .1 subwoofer spazzing out
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Old 10-07-2003, 10:15
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This is a tough one,

I love going to the cinema, but i go at quite times, so i enjoy the film more, have been to a few films the night they opened. And it was kinda horrible, all jammed together, and people chatting away, muching like hell and kids crying, just drives me nuts. i normally go now on a monday afternoon, very peicefull and only 3 days from the release so would'nt have missed much.

But....

I just had a home cinema kit, and by jesus was it good, i think i prefere my home cinema, as 1) no kids, 2) no people jammed togther, just me and the missus. 3) scaring the crap out of me, when just one speaker goes off (like my far left, it's right by my ear). 4) you can hear clapping in just one speaker, when the film is at some point, you probally wont hear this if in the cinema, as it's too far away.

And really cinem's arent design like a true home cinema, most of the time you have a huge screen and speakers going up the walls, and none at the back as that's where the door is.

But that's Uci, Odeon is at the front, so probally their speaker system is degined right, havent gone up there for a while to hae a good look around

Stil Love my Home Cinema and The Cinema

I got the best of both world

And don't bother buying a home cinema without a Widescreen, as what's the point imo
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Old 10-07-2003, 11:21
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I like taking the family to the cinema for a trip out and then if we enjoy the film we get the dvd to watch at home. I actually think the picture from a dvd player on a widescreen tv is better than one using the projector.

Our local system has all the latest sound systems installed so you cannot fault it on its sound and fortunately, there is not a problem with the audience making a noise. However, a home cinema kit does a pretty good job at creating cinema sound in the home and is an absolute must for anyone with a dvd player.
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Old 11-07-2003, 13:20
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I love goin to the Cinema For the bIg movers or movires i just went to see
the only Disavter is Pulbc transpot other then that ther is no Disaviterg only an avteger

If miss theam i ether Get them at Blocbuster on Dvd or withch on Cable

somtimees mite seetheam on nomile tv

I hava A Tomsonin 24 widsceen withe dobile sound widsceern a Zoom feters and Samson Dvd Player
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Old 11-07-2003, 14:00
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we do like to got out to the cinema but having 2 kids its not so easy to get out!! so we have a bug tv, withDVD palyer and sound system!! we had a dvd palyer tyhat jsut had the dolby digital sound on and that was wonderful you heard everything but we recently got a new dvd player thay supports DTS and OH MY GOD!!!!!! thats even better than dolby digital sound!!! we tried it first on Reign Of Fire watched it and every now and then changed what the sound was from DD to DTS and you could really tell the difference!!
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Old 14-07-2003, 03:25
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For me the movie theater wins hands down. Reasons:

-huge screen
-better sound
-the local theater has the best hot dogs I've ever tasted
-i just love the experience
-stadium seating so everybody has a great view
-MOVIE PREVIEWS!

I also love to go on opening night. I love a packed theater where everybody is so excited.

Only downside is there is no pause in the theater and it's a hell of a lot more expensive (EIGHT bucks!!! )
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Old 14-07-2003, 10:03
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i wonder if US theatres are a different experience and feel to UK cinemas? Would be interesting if anyone has been to both

I was told by a foreign student that in Germany they have breaks halfway through the film! And when he went to watch The Two Towers with me and my friends he was shocked to hear he had to sit there for 3 hours
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Old 14-07-2003, 10:21
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i wonder if US theatres are a different experience and feel to UK cinemas? Would be interesting if anyone has been to both

I was told by a foreign student that in Germany they have breaks halfway through the film! And when he went to watch The Two Towers with me and my friends he was shocked to hear he had to sit there for 3 hours
Yes I've been to the cinema in America many a time. It is a very noisy experience, and I'm not talking about the film. My goodness, I saw Goldmember out there the week it opened. Well there werent even that many people in the cinema, but everyone talks to everyone else the whole way through and laughs and makes comments. I tell you what sort of comments that get on my nerves most, when they say something like 'Oh look, thats Goldmember, oh look what he's doing now'...like a running commentary on the film. I saw Minority Report out there too, which was better as its a serious film, but still...Americans just get crazy in the cinema!
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Old 14-07-2003, 12:45
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I'm surprised they don't have advert breaks every ten minutes like on TV
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Old 14-07-2003, 23:20
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I think cinemas in the US can be great, especially ones equipped with stadium seating, digital projection, loveseats, A/C etc... these are all things that can rarely be found in the UK.

The one thing that bugs me more than anything however is the smell. Who's stupid idea was it to begin selling NACHOS or HAMBURGERS in a movie theatre?? They're messy, they make noise and they're annoying for somebody unlucky enough to be seated near someone who is eating them. Cinemas are supposed to smell of popcorn, not fast food.

Concerning the comment about american audiences being loud I must admit I haven't noticed this except for the fact that people tend to laugh more during comedies, which is probably a good thing!

To conclude, despite the cool gadgets that you find in american theatres, for me moviegoing is just much more pleasurable in Europe.

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Old 15-07-2003, 04:48
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Originally posted by Exulus
I was told by a foreign student that in Germany they have breaks halfway through the film! And when he went to watch The Two Towers with me and my friends he was shocked to hear he had to sit there for 3 hours
Apparently it's the same way in Mexico. I would like theaters in the US to do the same. Sometimes my ass needs a break!


I'm surprised they don't have advert breaks every ten minutes like on TV
Ha!

We do have commercials before the previews though (this started probably two years ago).

Sometimes we even get public service announcements. YES! When I went to see X2 on opening night, right before they showed the previews they played this cheesy "American spirit" something or the other complete with farmers, puppies, and kids in wheelchairs with probably the corniest song ever. Of course the entire audience is sitting in stunned silence until the very end when a guy a few rows behind me yells out "all right. YEAH!!!" and the entire theater burst into laughter. It was great.
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Old 15-07-2003, 10:55
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Whan i Was Visting My Brouther up North we want Vistin The Showcase i thank that a Us owind Cinmar Semm to be a lot Differnt to the Odern or Ugc in Southampon
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Old 18-07-2003, 00:05
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Originally posted by AlecTricity
I love the cinema, but one thing that has put me off is the price. Last week at my local cinema, i was charged 5.40 for an adult ticket, from a previous price of 3.80.
Bloody Leicester Square cinemas - all 7 minimum & IMO not worth it at all for the 'experience'. However, my local cinema in north London is only 3 during the day & has reclining seats, woo-hoo!!

And I hate to sound like me gran, but there are three things that never fail to bug me about the cinema:

1. Teenagers; and
2. Teenagers with mobile phones.

I do love watching those trailers though...
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Old 18-07-2003, 00:25
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The cinema in Ellesmere Port was supposed to be the biggest in Europe or something when it was built. Its by far the best cinema I've been in and beats Leicester Square anyday (well except for the entrance way ).

We have stadium seating, 16 screens with the smallest screen being about the same size as the LARGEST screen that the local Odeon has Also we have an Imax screen, but unfortuantely there hasn't been many big releases on it. The Matrix 3 is supposed to be on it, however, and that really should be worth going to see.
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Old 19-07-2003, 20:32
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The cinema in Ellesmere Port was supposed to be the biggest in Europe or something when it was built. Its by far the best cinema I've been in and beats Leicester Square anyday (well except for the entrance way ).

We have stadium seating, 16 screens with the smallest screen being about the same size as the LARGEST screen that the local Odeon has Also we have an Imax screen, but unfortuantely there hasn't been many big releases on it. The Matrix 3 is supposed to be on it, however, and that really should be worth going to see.
m 3 is worth seinng if you got a dvd buy a coper
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Old 19-07-2003, 21:28
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Originally posted by AlecTricity
I love the cinema, but one thing that has put me off is the price. Last week at my local cinema, i was charged 5.40 for an adult ticket, from a previous price of 3.80. But you gotta love the dolby sorround sound. I dont know what it sounds like in a normal room in the house, because im stingy and will only pay for stuff like speakers cheap, but it is still a pretty good thing.
I go to my local UGC Multiplex and use one of their unlimited cinema cards,they are really good,i pay just under a tenner a month and go as many times as i like plus i can book for big films too,as long as i use it 3 times a month i am saving money.
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Old 19-07-2003, 21:31
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I go to my local UGC Multiplex and use one of their unlimited cinema cards,they are really good,i pay just under a tenner a month and go as many times as i like plus i can book for big films too,as long as i use it 3 times a month i am saving money.
That's a bargain, I'm glad you don't live in London
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Old 19-07-2003, 21:37
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i went down to london last week, the cinema tickets down in leicester square are rip-off, i paid 7 to watch charlies angles 2.

the screen was good, but the kids at the top balcony ruined it for me as they were making crude comments, laughing, shouting,etc which really pissed me off. dumb f*uckers- no consideration for others.

anyway what really struck me when i was in london was that every cinema started a movie at mid-day or 1pm. i wonder why that is??

i was down there (leicester square) when the stars came out for jonny depps pirate movie, i wanted to shout to him "u've made a crap movie" but there were to many people in the crowd.
i only saw charlotte church as i was pritty far behind in the crowd.
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Old 19-07-2003, 22:34
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That's a bargain, I'm glad you don't live in London
to use the west end cinemas owned by UGC it cost 12.99 a month which aint that bad plus you can use the card all over the uk
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