Originally Posted by LisaNY
We did - the teenage staff of the theater. You're also pointing out something that happened in 1982 - of course it's not a movie for kids. I mentioned in another thread how I snuck into JAWS when I was 11, along with two other kids my age. But that was then, this is now - it wasn't right, but the rules were a lot more lax back then. And just like we're talking about in this thread, of course little kids shouldn't see stuff like that.
Everyone should see Q! Not to derail but, Hammerhead, what would you call it out of interest? I'd call it a Horror film... and a smart one at that.
Couldn't help but notice a lack of UK Chewer input here about Cinema problems... so I thought I would point out something that has just started happening at my local Vue cinema.
They have recently put in these large comfortable leather (pleather, probably) seats which take up the middle 2 or 3 rows in the theatre. You can pre-book these seats (although they seem to sit mostly empty, most of the time) and that all seems fine in theory.
So, this is what happens; I get there usually (hopefully) having avoided the endless fucking car adverts and see the trailers, and there is a guy there by these special seats checking the tickets of those attempting to sit on them. Most of these people don't have tickets so he has to explain, again and again what the situation is. This is fine right up to the point where this is still fucking happening 5-10 minutes into the movie.
The one good thing to come out of this would be that this ticket checker guy, sitting there repeating himself over and over would then spend the running time 'guarding' these seats and in turn, unwittingly acting as an 'usher' of old.
But no, he buggers off after maybe 15 minutes into the film, wherein latecomers to the film are rewarded with a choice of the best seats in the house at no extra cost (and, forgive me for generalising here, but these guys are ofen the exacts twats that leave their phones on and gibber on throughout the film)
From where I sit (normal seats, behind the chattering idiots), it looks like they are losing money on this idea. They could kill 2 birds with one stone if they only had ushers monitering the theatres... you know, just like they used to.