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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 86028 30-Jun-2011 01:27 Send private message

What has happened to the movie theater industry?

A few years ago, I could go to the movies for $13 and get popcorn and a drink for around $5. I also stepped into a cinema with fine tuned sound and a cristal clear image.

Now, its $16-$21 for tickets, $18 for a drink and some popcorn and lackluster sound.

Last night i went to Hoyts Northlands (in Christchurch) to see the new Transformers, not for the story, but for the audio and visual experience. Instead I found myself wondering if they'd turned on the sub/s.

What good is Transformers if I don't hear/feel the rumble when a huge spacecraft crashes to the ground? Am I not suppose to feel immersed in the movie?

I have had this happen to me time and time again in Christchurch where unfortunitly we have very poor choice.  

I don't know about anyone else here, but i go to the Cinemars for the audio/visual experience, isnt that what they are for after all?

Has anyone else noticed this downwards trend?

Time to build a new home theater system i think......  

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Master Geek

  Reply # 487729 30-Jun-2011 10:39 Send private message

They have turned off the subs. Apparently, having the ground shaking was causing some nervousness in Christchurch residents...

(too soon?)


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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 487784 30-Jun-2011 11:54 Send private message

The physical comfort level of most theaters is good, I find the sound ok, projection is variable and sometimes a problem. I suspect a few shortcuts are taken now and then.

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  Reply # 487793 30-Jun-2011 12:12 Send private message

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