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  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    edited July 2017
    THESPOOKY wrote: »
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    ah so no totally reprise talk in this thread then
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  • kmzkmz Registered User regular
    Assigned seating where you don't get to choose the seats sounds like a fucking nightmare. Why would any theater do that?!

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  • MalReynoldsMalReynolds The Hunter S Thompson of incredibly mild medicines Registered User regular
    This is all anathema to me. I show up, I try and find an empty set of seats for my group, and we sit down. That's the extent of it.

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  • OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel up to my see thru butt in wily espionage Registered User regular
    The only theater at my cinema that's assigned seating is the high-def one and it's worth dealing with for the most part because the audio mixing is so much better. I went to the regular Guardians showing after seeing it in XD and could barely understand the dialogue during action scenes.

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  • rhylithrhylith Registered User regular
    edited July 2017
    I wouldn't want assigned seating at a normal theater, but it is CRUCIAL at a place like the drafthouse where the pre-show and food is also a fun part of the experience so if you want good seats you gotta be there like an hour early otherwise.

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  • GustavGustav Registered User regular
    Assigned seating just hit theaters here and it is a fucking godsend and I adore it. Anything that means I'll never have to deal with the anxiety of holding a few too many seats for tardy friends is heaven to me.

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  • rhylithrhylith Registered User regular
    Gustav wrote: »
    Assigned seating just hit theaters here and it is a fucking godsend and I adore it. Anything that means I'll never have to deal with the anxiety of holding a few too many seats for tardy friends is heaven to me.

    God.

    Going with my extended friend group is a nightmare because there's always 1-2 couples who are reliably late to everything and inevitably you have to deal with the whining about holding the seats or the whining when you can't justify holding em anymore and they show up during the trailers and have to sit somewhere else.

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  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Can I ask what's potentially a stupid question

    Why do you need to sit near each other

    Are you talking during the movie?

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  • GustavGustav Registered User regular
    rhylith wrote: »
    Gustav wrote: »
    Assigned seating just hit theaters here and it is a fucking godsend and I adore it. Anything that means I'll never have to deal with the anxiety of holding a few too many seats for tardy friends is heaven to me.

    God.

    Going with my extended friend group is a nightmare because there's always 1-2 couples who are reliably late to everything and inevitably you have to deal with the whining about holding the seats or the whining when you can't justify holding em anymore and they show up during the trailers and have to sit somewhere else.

    Dear god yes. And explaining that I don't really like holding seats beyond the ones adjacent to me always ends with "why are you being a dick about this"

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  • kmzkmz Registered User regular
    Yeah, proper assigned seats are amazing. Most of the theaters around here use it now. The only bad part is generally one person has to buy all the tickets for your group, but that's not a problem if your group can be trusted to pay that person back.

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  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    I only ever want to see movies by myself or with maybe one or two other people.

    I just want to sit somewhere not near anyone I don't know.

    I only ever see matinees because fuck packed theaters, seriously. They load those things with too many seats in general for them to fill them all up.

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter zoolalia, homicide, יישוב סכסוכים Registered User regular
    Can I ask what's potentially a stupid question

    Why do you need to sit near each other

    Are you talking during the movie?

    sharing popcorn, maybe a quiet quip or two

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  • MalReynoldsMalReynolds The Hunter S Thompson of incredibly mild medicines Registered User regular
    Can I ask what's potentially a stupid question

    Why do you need to sit near each other

    Are you talking during the movie?

    No, but I like being in close proximity to people I'm comfortable being very near.

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited July 2017
    Unassigned movie theatre seats were an effective way to screen friends though.

    Shows up to wait with you in line? That's a good friend right there. Shows up a bit before the film starts? They're solid. Shows up before you to hold you a spot in line? HOLD ON TO THIS PERSON. Repeatedly shows up after seating inside begins? Tenuous. Repeatedly shows up as the credit/film is starting? Cut that person out of your life.

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  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. Registered User regular
    Even if I don't talk to my friends, seeing a movie together is definitely a social experience

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited July 2017
    Can I ask what's potentially a stupid question

    Why do you need to sit near each other

    Are you talking during the movie?

    Sometimes talking, depending on the film. Quietly, a whispered comment or question, perhaps.

    Sometimes sharing and exchanging food.

    Pretty much always exchanging looks, thumbs up, giggles, etc.

    Also very easy to get the emotional read of the people around you during a film and that's fun with friends too.

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  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    I've never quite understood that

    I like to go to movies by myself

    Discussion afterwards is fun, but I don't wanna be distracted by friends or audience members while I'm watching

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  • OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel up to my see thru butt in wily espionage Registered User regular
    I would rather be inadvertently fighting for armrest space and almost accidentally grabbing the drink of a close personal friend than a complete stranger?

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  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    edited July 2017
    I've never quite understood that

    I like to go to movies by myself

    Discussion afterwards is fun, but I don't wanna be distracted by friends or audience members while I'm watching

    I'm usually inclined to agree. Very few movies are enhanced by the communal experience of a busy theater.

    Like when the audience all audibly inhaled when godzilla charged his atomic fire breath in godzilla '14.

    But that same theater experience was also crappy because the lady behind me giggling to her friend about Ken Watanabe saying the name of godzilla.

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  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Uriel wrote: »
    I've never quite understood that

    I like to go to movies by myself

    Discussion afterwards is fun, but I don't wanna be distracted by friends or audience members while I'm watching

    I'm usually inclined to agree. Very few movies are enhanced by the communal experience of a busy theater.

    Like when the audience all audibly inhaled when godzilla charged his atomic fire breath in godzilla '14.

    But that same theater experience was also crappy because the last behind me giggling to her friend about Ken Watanabe saying the have of godzilla.

    oh yeah I'll add an addendum that I hate the movie theater experience kind of period, so that might be part of it

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  • The BetgirlThe Betgirl I'm Molly! Registered User regular
    the only reason I wanna go to the movies is to eat my weight in popcorn tbh

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  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    the only reason I wanna go to the movies is to eat my weight in popcorn tbh

    This is really the only reason I keep going

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Uriel wrote: »
    I've never quite understood that

    I like to go to movies by myself

    Discussion afterwards is fun, but I don't wanna be distracted by friends or audience members while I'm watching

    I'm usually inclined to agree. Very few movies are enhanced by the communal experience of a busy theater.

    Like when the audience all audibly inhaled when godzilla charged his atomic fire breath in godzilla '14.

    But that same theater experience was also crappy because the last behind me giggling to her friend about Ken Watanabe saying the have of godzilla.

    oh yeah I'll add an addendum that I hate the movie theater experience kind of period, so that might be part of it

    Yeah it just sounds like it's not for you. Which is fair! When I go to the movie theater it's specifically because I want to be part of a cultural, shared moment with other people, especially friends. If you want to experience something in isolation, like, a direct personal relationship between you and the thing, well, yeah, movie theaters are going to be a bad venue for that.

    It's like listening to an album at home on your couch or going to a concert, they perform different functions.

  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    The only reasons to see movies in the theater instead of at home is a giant screen, great sound system, occasionally a cool communal moment and seeing the film before it is available on home video or streaming.

    Most of that just isn't worth the ticket price most of the time. Especially if I have to be around a ton of strangers.

  • GustavGustav Registered User regular
    If it looks like a crowd pleaser I go with friends, otherwise I tend to go alone.

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  • rhylithrhylith Registered User regular
    When that car door opened in Get Out and the theater lost their minds.

    You can't get that at home.

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  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    edited July 2017
    I would like theaters a lot more if there were half as many seats and better food and maybe drinks.

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    I rarely get out to movies as it is, so you bet your ass I'm sitting next to my goddamn wife if I do get out to see one

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  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    rhylith wrote: »
    When that car door opened in Get Out and the theater lost their minds.

    You can't get that at home.

    Yeah but I hate this

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Uriel wrote: »
    I would like theaters a lot more if there were half as many seats and better food and maybe drinks.

    Not shit food would help a lot.

    I mean, as long as I am paying stupid prices the food might as well not be bottom of the barrel hot garbage.

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  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. Registered User regular
    chincy's personal hell: a busy theatre surrounded by acquaintances, passing a bottomless cup of water back and forth between everyone, as the Fifty Shades series plays on endless loop

    the devil laughs

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  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    edited July 2017
    I'd like to try going to a draft house style theater.

    But the closest one is in like Kalamazoo.

    Not going to drive 100 miles or more for a theater.

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  • StraightziStraightzi I am growing weaker, and the night is coming on. If He can look me in the face again, I may not have time to act...Registered User regular
    chincy's personal hell: a busy theatre surrounded by acquaintances, passing a bottomless cup of water back and forth between everyone, as the Fifty Shades series plays on endless loop

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    Gosh this sounds like such a good time

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  • GustavGustav Registered User regular
    Movie theaters are my church.

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  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    chincy's personal hell: a busy theatre surrounded by acquaintances, passing a bottomless cup of water back and forth between everyone, as the Fifty Shades series plays on endless loop

    the devil laughs

    someone needs to be quoting incorrect power rangers facts softly in the background and then you're there

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  • OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel up to my see thru butt in wily espionage Registered User regular
    Also I like being able to chat before the movie starts and make fun of the previews and whatnot and it's rude to shout

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  • StraightziStraightzi I am growing weaker, and the night is coming on. If He can look me in the face again, I may not have time to act...Registered User regular
    Also I like being able to chat before the movie starts and make fun of the previews and whatnot and it's rude to shout

    Yeah I'm always there for a good thirty minutes before the actual movie starts

    That sounds like it would be terrible by myself

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  • masterofmetroidmasterofmetroid Have you ever looked at a world and seen it as a kind of challenge?Registered User regular
    Maybe the only good thing about paying full price for a bad movie is the turn when the whole room suddenly realizes they can say whatever they want and no one will care

    It's a magical thing

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  • LalaboxLalabox Registered User regular
    I can't imagine going back to the days when i only saw one or two films a year if that

  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Cello wrote: »
    If you're tempted to listen to the recent-ish Comanche episode of The Dollop, allow me to offer an alternative:

    Give it a pass

    I have liked a few episodes of the Dollop in the past, but gave the opioid one a try and bounced off hard

    I like the history aspects but the jokes occasionally punch down and happen a bit too often/unnaturally when I would really rather just hear about the history

    What was so bad about that episode specifically, out of curiosity?

    The thing about The Dollop is, Dave relies on a lot of first-person historical accounts. Which is usually fine, and is often the best way to tell a historical story. But this particular story is told about Indians, in a time where the only documented accounts are from white people.

    The Comanches weren't writing down their side of things; it wasn't a going concern at the time. They were more concerned with, y'know, survival. Oral histories were kept, but those aren't counted as "documentation" and aren't really accessible to outside parties - in large part because they'd be dismissed.

    Anyway, what it boils down to is: I don't trust even a single "official" narrative of an Indian battle in this episode. I don't trust even a single account of a capture by Indian tribes. A lot of the shit that gets said is straight-up nonsensical, and it drives me bonkers when it's accepted at face value because a white person at the time said it. White folks were actively involved in stealing land, and any narrative that helped justify this would be published. Any narrative that went against that would be buried.

    Like, I used to work at a historical village. In this town, there was a "massacre" (read: more white victims than Indians. When the ratio goes the other way, it's a "battle."). Amongst the people captured were an 18-year-old gal and her 60-year-old mother. When they were rescued, the 60-year-old spoke on the sexual depravities the savages visited upon her and her fellow captives. The 18-year-old said, "Uh, no, we were treated really well and I think we might all have bogus ideas about Indians." She went on a speaking tour to tell people about how egregious the misconceptions were, and how well she was treated, and how awful the portrayal of the "massacre" was.

    The public at large deemed the young gal to be "seduced" by the ravaging of the savages, and out of her gourd. She was shunned, and died penniless.

    Anyway, the episode is basically nothing but accounts of Comanche behavior written by people who had a vested interest in the Comanche seeming monstrous. It sucks on wheels.

    pooro have you read The Comanche Empire, by Pekka Hamalainen

    i have read a lot of books about history but this is the one that most stuck with me

    unlike Empire of the Summer Moon which was racist garbage

    I haven't, but that sounds really interesting. Honestly, I don't think I've read a single tribal history book like that - the stuff I read is either broader (looking at multiple tribes in one time period, for instance), or way more specific (looking at one court case, or whatever). I should probably correct that.

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