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    Quote Originally Posted by Beeyotch View Post
    The best theaters I've ever been to are the Arclight ones.

    1) They're assigned seating you can pick your seat when you buy your ticket (we always do it online from home)so you never fight or hunt for seats

    2) They have ushers in the theater available to help you and make sure the sound/picture is good. I always think it's excellent.

    3) They don't allow anyone in the theater after the first 5-10 minutes after the movie starts.

    4) They have 21 and older screenings where you can drink at their bars before the movie and I think bring your drink in with you.

    The catch, of course, is that a normal ticket is $14-15. Still, you don't get your movie experience ruined by kids or riff-raff movie goers who like to yell at the screen, bring in stinky food, etc. It basically prices those people out.
    I've never heard of this, this sounds amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beeyotch View Post
    The best theaters I've ever been to are the Arclight ones.

    1) They're assigned seating you can pick your seat when you buy your ticket (we always do it online from home)so you never fight or hunt for seats

    2) They have ushers in the theater available to help you and make sure the sound/picture is good. I always think it's excellent.

    3) They don't allow anyone in the theater after the first 5-10 minutes after the movie starts.

    4) They have 21 and older screenings where you can drink at their bars before the movie and I think bring your drink in with you.

    The catch, of course, is that a normal ticket is $14-15. Still, you don't get your movie experience ruined by kids or riff-raff movie goers who like to yell at the screen, bring in stinky food, etc. It basically prices those people out, and knowing they're being watched and could be escorted out is a good deterrent for asinine behavior.
    Sounds fab & there is on in Sherman Oaks! Woot! i'm going there next time I'm over.

    We pay 5-10 per ticket any way so its about the same to me, but it'd be nice to have a premium expereince.
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    [quote=Karistiona;1997834]Well, if you check out what a movie is going to be like before you go, you'll know if it uses the wobbly camera stuff.

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    no and no

    I got sick off of the first 20 minutes of Saving Private Ryan, I sat there with my eyes closed during The Bourne Supremacy. It pisses me off! It's supposed to give you that "in the scene" feeling but what it gives me is motion sickness with a migraine. I think they should let you know if they are going to use hand held camera's and that way I can stay home.

    Sometimes the audience can be fun, like being with a group of Star Wars fans or trekkies or sometimes you can get a Orc sitting behind you that kicks your seat.

    btw I sneak in my own food

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beeyotch View Post
    The best theaters I've ever been to are the Arclight ones.

    1) They're assigned seating you can pick your seat when you buy your ticket (we always do it online from home)so you never fight or hunt for seats

    2) They have ushers in the theater available to help you and make sure the sound/picture is good. I always think it's excellent.

    3) They don't allow anyone in the theater after the first 5-10 minutes after the movie starts.

    4) They have 21 and older screenings where you can drink at their bars before the movie and I think bring your drink in with you.

    The catch, of course, is that a normal ticket is $14-15. Still, you don't get your movie experience ruined by kids or riff-raff movie goers who like to yell at the screen, bring in stinky food, etc. It basically prices those people out, and knowing they're being watched and could be escorted out is a good deterrent for asinine behavior.
    That's what the cinema I go to is like, I loves it! My ticket is usually about 8 (although Avatar was 11) and I really don't mind paying extra for the comfort.

    Quote Originally Posted by GaPeach View Post
    no and no

    I got sick off of the first 20 minutes of Saving Private Ryan, I sat there with my eyes closed during The Bourne Supremacy. It pisses me off! It's supposed to give you that "in the scene" feeling but what it gives me is motion sickness with a migraine. I think they should let you know if they are going to use hand held camera's and that way I can stay home.

    Sometimes the audience can be fun, like being with a group of Star Wars fans or trekkies or sometimes you can get a Orc sitting behind you that kicks your seat.

    btw I sneak in my own food
    Well if you're not willing to check out what you're going to see when you know you have wobbly camera problems then it's your own fault. Plenty of people, myself included, like it and think it adds something to the experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karistiona View Post
    That's what the cinema I go to is like, I loves it! My ticket is usually about 8 (although Avatar was 11) and I really don't mind paying extra for the comfort.
    It sounds like Gold Class Cinemas too. There are only a few in the country, but it's a "luxury" movie theater chain. Tickets are $22, assigned seats, all the seats are big comfy recliners, and they have a wait staff that serves gourmet food during the movie. It's expensive, but it prices out MOST teenagers (there are still a few with mommy & daddy's credit card that get through unfortunately). There's one sort of near me, we actually almost went there for NYE, would have been a really chill way to spend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    1) I enjoy handheld camera, the rest of you can take anti nausea meds or sit in the back of the theatre.

    2) Lots of people think it's an interesting way to watch a movie.
    agree. i love handheld camera. if you can't handle it, stay home or, like you said, sit in the back.
    Quote Originally Posted by Beeyotch View Post
    1) They're assigned seating you can pick your seat when you buy your ticket (we always do it online from home)so you never fight or hunt for seats
    that's how the cinemas were like in vienna. i used to love that! we would buy our tickets online or stop by the theatre an hour or so before the film, go have dinner, and then enjoy the cinema without worrying about lines and having to be there sufficiently in advance to get good seats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    agree. i love handheld camera. if you can't handle it, stay home or, like you said, sit in the back.

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    they never tell you if they are using a hand held and you can't tell by the trailer...if you can't handle it or stay home ---- hum nice, very nice

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    ^^^
    well, what can be done? they're not going to stop making movies like that because of a small minority who gets motion sickness. maybe they should let you know in advance but other than that, what do you suggest?
    it's like saying they should stop making cars because some people get car sick.
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    bee - those theaters sound awesome! i've never heard of that. i'd gladly pay more for those perks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnieD View Post
    I'm on board w/the bar....yet to see that in this area. Always behind the times.
    Quote Originally Posted by NoDayButToday View Post
    It sounds like Gold Class Cinemas too. There are only a few in the country, but it's a "luxury" movie theater chain. Tickets are $22, assigned seats, all the seats are big comfy recliners, and they have a wait staff that serves gourmet food during the movie. It's expensive, but it prices out MOST teenagers (there are still a few with mommy & daddy's credit card that get through unfortunately). There's one sort of near me, we actually almost went there for NYE, would have been a really chill way to spend it.
    Ah, Gold Class. It's so friggin expensive, but an awesome way to see a movie. Plus, they're fully licensed. So you get a recliner, you're a decent distance away from the other viewers, personal wait service and booze! Woo!
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    I love the Gold Class theatres. The recliners are like beds. Plenty of room, and no idiots in the audience... but you do pay for it! It's worth it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    ^^^
    well, what can be done? they're not going to stop making movies like that because of a small minority who gets motion sickness. maybe they should let you know in advance but other than that, what do you suggest?
    it's like saying they should stop making cars because some people get car sick.
    thanks for being nicer about it this time. And yes I'm one of those that gets car sick too but nothing like I do when I watch a hand held camera.
    I'd like them to let you know maybe before they start a trailer or in the advertisement at the bottom after listing the stars names.

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    7. "...so we might put in a bar."

    We have a Cinema De Lux that has a bar and all those amenities Bee mentioned (except for bringing drinks in the theater). It's definitely worth the extra cash!
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    every cinema here has a bar, i thought that was normal.
    they only serve beer and sparkling whine, though.

    when i was in hollywood i went to the arclight movie theatre, it was amazing. i'm still dreaming about the caramel popcorn, that was the most delicious stuff i've ever eaten.
    it was expensive, but it's definitely worth it.
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