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    Cinemas, Pricing and General Experience

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      Cinemas, Pricing and General Experience

      Hello everyone,

      Myself and my partner visit cinemas regularly.

      I have recently been staying in London a lot to assist my aunt in looking after my ninety-one year-old nan. So my partner and I have had to visit cinemas local to the area of West London.

      Anyway, straight to the point, is anyone else fed-up with the extortionate pricing in cinemas?

      My partner and I visited the VUE in Staines. We ended up paying 15 for both of us to enter the showing and another 3.80 for one 'small coke'.

      No wonder why people are waiting for films to either come out on DVD or downloading illegally from the internet.

      So what are your guys views on the pricing etc?


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      Re: Cinemas, Pricing and General Experience

      Cinema pricing is a complete and utter con, they also try to stop you taking stuff in with you to make sure you have no choice but to buy their overpriced goods.
      We live just outside London and the price is the same here, we went to a cinema in central London with friends a while back and it cost us over 12 each for a seat and then the cost of food on top was disgraceful.
      If cinemas want people to go and see films more often they need to keep the ticket pricing around 5 and make sure the food pricing isn't giving Harrods a run for its' money.

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      Re: Cinemas, Pricing and General Experience

      That's why I subscribe to Sky movies, just watching 1 movie a month and we're up on the deal.

      Also being disabled it is 10 times more difficult to get in, move about and even pay in our cinema.

      Strange thing is that the cinemas pay a % cut of the ticket money to the film distributer so if they want to fleece you with expensive food + drinks they could happily drop the price of admission.
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      Re: Cinemas, Pricing and General Experience

      Quote Originally Posted by PaulSky View Post
      Cinema pricing is a complete and utter con, they also try to stop you taking stuff in with you to make sure you have no choice but to buy their overpriced goods.
      We live just outside London and the price is the same here, we went to a cinema in central London with friends a while back and it cost us over 12 each for a seat and then the cost of food on top was disgraceful.
      If cinemas want people to go and see films more often they need to keep the ticket pricing around 5 and make sure the food pricing isn't giving Harrods a run for its' money.
      Indeed Paul. I found that attending a cinema in Leicester Square with Dan, we both had to pay 11.50 for admission. The screen that we watched the film (An Education) on was tiny.

      We manage to sneak food in, but it shouldn't have to be that way. It makes you feel like some sort of 'criminal'. Then there is the embarrassing moment if you do get caught and asked to hand the food over or leave your bag with the staff.

      Quote Originally Posted by Undecided Adrian View Post
      That's why I subscribe to Sky movies, just watching 1 movie a month and we're up on the deal.

      Also being disabled it is 10 times more difficult to get in, move about and even pay in our cinema.

      Strange thing is that the cinemas pay a % cut of the ticket money to the film distributer so if they want to fleece you with expensive food + drinks they could happily drop the price of admission.
      Adrian, I sympathise with you completely. I think that cinemas could actually be much more disabled friendly.

      All cinemas care about is making the money, not about their customers. I have written a letter of complaint to VUE and have asked them to explain their way over-charged prices. We shall see if I receive any response.

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      Re: Cinemas, Pricing and General Experience

      Our policy nowadays is just to wait till the movie appears on Sky Box Office. With a good size display and excellent sound system now in my place, it's worth the wait. For the kids in the family, Pepsi and popcorn ( 2-for-the-price-of-1, hurry hurry while stocks last ) come from Morrisons, just 200 yards round the corner, and just to see the kids sitting on the edge of their seats, wide-eyed, and in awe at the marvellous sound and pictures coming from my setup is most rewarding. Cinemas? No way, Jose, lol. Not till I win the lottery
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      Hello Kenedin,

      What cinemas do you have in Edinburgh? Are they known companies (Odeon, Vue etc.) or just local run cinemas?

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      Re: Cinemas, Pricing and General Experience

      Oh yeah, all the usual in different parts of the city - Vue, Odeon and Cineworld. Also a few specialist venues for minority interests - very well-priced. We even have electricity too - and horseless carriages these days as well! Such fun!!!
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      Re: Cinemas, Pricing and General Experience

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      I even hear they are bringing tram cars to Edinburgh.

      The last time I went to a cinema was the premier of 'Star Trek- the Movie' at the Glasgow Odeon. That was in the days when there were no multi screens, cinemas were large with huge screens. Cost about 10 bob to get in, which was a lot of money in those days.

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      Damn you Scots are an hilarious bunch.

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      Re: Cinemas, Pricing and General Experience

      Quote Originally Posted by LiamMc03 View Post
      Damn you Scots are an hilarious bunch.
      I know! Must be the water, lol. As for the dreaded trams, that's a story in itself - an absolute nonsense if ever there was one. They should just fill in all the holes and be done with it once and for all. Then we can all get back to normal
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