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  # 1834213 31-Jul-2017 11:53
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$11 would be price increase for us.  $10 is standard where we go and from memory we only pay $15 for Gold Lounge.





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  # 1834379 31-Jul-2017 15:18
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@old3eyes:

 

dafman:

 

Reading Cinemas are $10 all movies, every day.

 

Who needs Event and special offers?

 

 

Some who doesn't have a Readings in town..

 

 

Timaru doesn't


 
 
 
 


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# 1834472 31-Jul-2017 17:37
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@lookout: There's no reason ticket prices are so high just supply and demand. Our local: West City (Henderson) Event is $8.50. They dropped prices when New Lynn Reading opened ($10 tickets). Reading is far nicer however.

 

The West City ones are good for a nice cheap and quiet Sunday morning movie, whilst everyone is still sleeping or at church.


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  # 1834480 31-Jul-2017 18:08
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Sam91:

 

$10 tickets - enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Minimum of 4 tickets at a time no thanks 

 

 

But you dont have to use all 4, they are valid for 6 months.  You could buy 4, then go twice with your partner in 6 months...


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  # 1834488 31-Jul-2017 18:39
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My local cinema charges $3 for each ticket as a booking fee if you book online. So if you are buying 4 tickets, you are having to pay $12 extra which is the price of another ticket. However if you phone up which takes a lot more staff time etc, they dont' charge it. Really backwards. The other thing that annoys me is cinemas that don't have dedicated ticket counters. So you have to wait in line for people to also buy food and drink with their tickets which can slow things down a lot. So if you got to the cinema with 10 minutes to spare before it started, but then have to wait in line for 25 minutes for the tickets, you can miss the beginning.This didn't used to be the case, as cinemas used to have dedicated ticket counters and food counters.  I can see why people avoid cinemas these days, as it can be a real hassle, and to be honest I think the picture is often better on a big screen TV. The only advantage is possibly 3D on good 3D movies.


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  # 1834516 31-Jul-2017 19:55
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@mattwnz:The other thing that annoys me is cinemas that don't have dedicated ticket counters. 

 

 

I thought none of them have dedicated ticket counters these days. 

 

I've seen ticket vending machines, that seems the best way to go. Although, people are crap at using them. 

 

 


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  # 1834523 31-Jul-2017 20:18
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surfisup1000:

 

I thought none of them have dedicated ticket counters these days. 

 

I've seen ticket vending machines, that seems the best way to go. Although, people are crap at using them. 

 

 

The machines are at Hoyts Wairau Park in Auckland. This alone has singularly ensured that I will almost never go to an Event Cinema again.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1834536 31-Jul-2017 21:00
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@surfisup1000:

 

@mattwnz:The other thing that annoys me is cinemas that don't have dedicated ticket counters. 

 

 

I thought none of them have dedicated ticket counters these days. 

 

I've seen ticket vending machines, that seems the best way to go. Although, people are crap at using them. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Never seen the vending machines. However I believe they have the tickets with the refreshments, because there are huge margins on those, so that is where they make a lot of the money.  So every single person buying tickets is asked if they want food. Whereas a dedicate ticket area means they potentially don't get to make that extra money.  But it means the line is very slow moving. This means the only way to quickly  buy tickets is online or over the phone. I wouldn't mind vending machines if it actually was quick , and easy to use, and there weren't any addon fees / 'fee creep'. Usability of these ticketing systems is often not very good. 

 

The last time I went to the cinema was about a week ago, and went with kids. Waited inline for about 20 minutes, only to be told when I was served, that the movie had sold out. The problem is they didn't update the screen, to say it had sold out. They apologized but said that to update the screen, would mean they would have to close the counter while they updated it. I mean it is 2017, how about hiring enough staff, or have it automated. So I didn't end up giving them my business, and just hired an online movie instead. I have heard similar stories from others, and ironically I have heard that people just go home and download the film.


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Sam91:

 

$10 tickets - enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Minimum of 4 tickets at a time no thanks 

 

 

But you dont have to use all 4, they are valid for 6 months.  You could buy 4, then go twice with your partner in 6 months...

 

 

It says "Each eVoucher is valid for one cinema visit only for the one movie session." Does it mean you have to use all 4 at once?


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sonyxperiageek:

 

Will it be a matter of time before they get rid of Spotify Premium too? surprised

 

 

Hah, I was a ever so slightly right! But probably less than half right as they still have it fully on their Pay Monthly plans.





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DarkShadow:

Malingo:


@Athlonite:


Sam91:


$10 tickets - enjoy!



 


Minimum of 4 tickets at a time no thanks 



But you dont have to use all 4, they are valid for 6 months.  You could buy 4, then go twice with your partner in 6 months...



It says "Each eVoucher is valid for one cinema visit only for the one movie session." Does it mean you have to use all 4 at once?



You get four separate pdf attachments. Only downside is it's hard to keep track of which you've used and which you haven't.

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