- Jan 28, 2014
Don't go to movies at night. And with a movie like Star Wars, stay away from the theaters for at least the first two weeks. Easy.I went to see both recent Star Wars movie in the theater because it's a tradition of mine (going back to seeing the original release in 1977 at a drive-in theater no less) and my experience is exactly what I posted.
Tell me...what is the motivation to lie about it? What possible motivation could a person have to claim that seats are filthy, the floors full of soda and popcorn, overflowing trash cans, people talking/chatting and using their phones during a movie, or, kids screaming/climbing all over the seats?
What is the motivation to make it up?
Know where I had good experiences in the theater? In Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, and Thailand. Great theaters with in-theater dining, table side service with free refills on popcorn and drinks, some even had sofas and large recliners, many offered beer and spirits, the works - including smiling faces who made you feel welcome instead of making you feel like you're interrupting them as they update Facebook. No complaints about the comfort, noise, or cleanliness.
To me the theater experience overseas matched the airline experience overseas.
But here the theater experience mirrors the poor experience now on all domestic airlines. Overpriced, uncomfortable, and not worth it. At least with a movie I can just wait and buy it and avoid the mess.
View attachment 34064
When I was a kid/teenager/young adult the so-called theater experience for me in the states was vastly superior to what I have experienced in the past few years here and that has been from coast to coast so it's not just related to a single area. It's a miserable experience dealing with rude people and there's NO motivation to have to deal with that crap when my home setup is better.
When something like this comes here I might reconsider:
View attachment 34065