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p.risboy

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I went to one of those multi-screen cinemas Tuesday night, to see Angels and Demons starring Tom Hanks.I watched it in one of the smaller theatres. It held about 200 people but was quite comfortable, with only about 25 people in there watching it with me.
The screen was absolutely huge in comparison with the actual theatre, so my head was going from side to side to catch all the action sequencies. I felt as though I was at Wimbledon.
The sound was set so high, that on a few occasions I had to put my fingers in my ears.
There were also a few sub-titles which proved a bit of a problem. As I read slower than most, and with my head flashing side to side and with my fingers in my ears, it was not the most pleasant night out to the cinema.
And on top of that, they had no toffee popcorn, only salted. I wondered why they only had the salted stuff, and it dawned on me that it makes you thirsty. So copious amounts of drinks needed to purchased. Suckered.:mad:

I enjoyed the film, but not the environment. I'll wait for it to come out on dvd and watch it properly.

My neck is still aching, and my bladder and bowels have taken a hammmering, along with my wallet.

NEVER AGAIN.


Steve.:)
 

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I hope your bladder, bowels and wallet make a full recovery!! It must be our age as it dont seem to affect the young ones bladder and bowels and it certainly dont affect their wallets as it is usually ours they use. :2fun:
Seriously tho, look on the bright side it is a night you wont forget!
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It must be our age as it dont seem to affect the young ones bladder and bowels and it certainly dont affect their wallets as it is usually ours they use. :2fun:
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I hope I am not included in that last sentence as well. I always pay my way :biggrin: :biggrin: :D

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I hope your bladder, bowels and wallet make a full recovery!! It must be our age as it dont seem to affect the young ones bladder and bowels and it certainly dont affect their wallets as it is usually ours they use. :2fun:
Seriously tho, look on the bright side it is a night you wont forget!
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It's not an age thing Gibbo, as I like it loud but not loud enough to distort the sound. No one likes that.
It just seemed all OTT. It was like having a 54inch wide screen TV in the toilet with the volume on full blast.
But no toffee popcorn, that's sad. :(
The salt on the popcorn made me drink loads, and then plugged me up.:eek:
I do agree about the kids and the wallets. Makes you want to adopt Benny doesn't it.:biggrin: :biggrin:

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I have never had toffee pop corn but i do know what you mean about the salt. I bought some popcorn once, the type that comes in the bags that you just put into the microwave and cook it. I didnt think it was in there long enough to be ready so i set the microwave for a few more minutes and the whole bag, popcorn and all started on fire. The results of that episode was one not so happy hubby and 2 laughing kids and one wife with a lot of excuses and a new microwave.
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I've found generally they set the volume so high. My son when he was younger couldn't bear going to the cinema because of the high volume. I sometimes wish they supplied earphones so you could set your own level. I too have problems tracking some films. Its a problem I have in Archives too if the microfiche goes too fast.
 

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Hi Steve, Sorry you had a bad experience at the cinema. I have been looking forward to seeing the Angels & Demons film having read the book some time ago and recently returned from a super holiday in Rome. I had been thinking of going to the cinema as I know that the big screen experience can be fantastic - The Lord of the Rings for example is totally different on telly - and of course fizzy drinks and butterscotch popcord are all part of the fun. I remember picking popcorn out of my bra all the way home from the last visit - it amused the grandchildren. So now I'm in a quandry, do I brace myself, maybe take ear plugs, to be THERE, or should I stay at home with a DVD controller at the ready for tea or wee pauses Decisions, decisions:confused: Carol
 

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Hi Steve, Sorry you had a bad experience at the cinema. I have been looking forward to seeing the Angels & Demons film having read the book some time ago and recently returned from a super holiday in Rome. I had been thinking of going to the cinema as I know that the big screen experience can be fantastic - The Lord of the Rings for example is totally different on telly - and of course fizzy drinks and butterscotch popcord are all part of the fun. I remember picking popcorn out of my bra all the way home from the last visit - it amused the grandchildren. So now I'm in a quandry, do I brace myself, maybe take ear plugs, to be THERE, or should I stay at home with a DVD controller at the ready for tea or wee pauses Decisions, decisions:confused: Carol
Go to the Cinema Carol, but make sure the film you want to see is in a larger theatre.
The one I went to had crammed a huge screen in a small theatre. It was overpowering.
Funny place to keep your popcorn.:biggrin: :biggrin: :2fun:

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Thanks for the advice Steve. I hope to go to the local (25miles) cinema complex tomorrow and I'm determined to resist all the 'munchies' all the big pink fat cells around the middle must be obliterated! I'll let you know how I get on. Carol:)
 

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Hi Steve

How lucky are you to get toffee popcorn (yummy) in S.A they only sell buttered popcorn, yes very salty so you drink gallons. They always have that special deal if you pay an extra dollar you are upgraded to the super duper boxed popcorn with a humungous coke.
I always bring along a pair of ear plugs just in case. Were you sitting in the back row.
Husband and I normally sit in the back row even though sometimes it’s a challenge.:D :D :D :D :D :eek: >:D

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p.s You can buy carmel popcorn here in the supermarkets, I don't buy them too often as we tend to get somewhat feral cos you can't stop eating them.>:D >:D
 

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Hi Steve and everyone, just an update on the cinema and popcorn debate:) I went to the cinema earlier this week to see Angels and Demons and loved it:) :D The tickets were a special low price for us 'senior citizens' perhaps because it was an early matinee and as I resisted the urge to munch popcorn during the film I had the appetite for an italian meal in the restaurant next door afterwards. I really enjoyed the afternoon, better than staying in watching telly. The diet starts tomorrow. Thanks for you advice Carol:kissu:
 

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Hi Steve and everyone, just an update on the cinema and popcorn debate:) I went to the cinema earlier this week to see Angels and Demons and loved it:) :D The tickets were a special low price for us 'senior citizens' perhaps because it was an early matinee and as I resisted the urge to munch popcorn during the film I had the appetite for an italian meal in the restaurant next door afterwards. I really enjoyed the afternoon, better than staying in watching telly. The diet starts tomorrow. Thanks for you advice Carol:kissu:
Glad you enjoyed yourself Carol, I'm sure the waistline is still intact.:biggrin:

Steve.:)
 

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