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Theatres Issue Device To Report Rude Moviegoers

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Chris Lockwood, May 30, 2007.

  1. Chris Lockwood

    Chris Lockwood Producer

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  2. Jon Martin

    Jon Martin Cinematographer

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    I saw this on the Today Show this morning.

    It is a great idea. I can't tell you how many times I've suffered through Projection problems, but not wanting to go all the way to the lobby (and missing part of the film) to complain. This would solve that.

    But, I can also see it being abused quite a bit.
     
  3. Garrett Lundy

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    Now all we need is a cellphone blocker.
    Mad props for Regal Cinema yo!
     
  4. Jeff Gatie

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    Where's the model that displays a floorplan and allows you to send a taser shock to individual seats? The theater that hands those babies out would get all my business. [​IMG]
     
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    I think it's a great idea.

    When I saw Goldeneye in the theatre, they had the volume set far too loud and your ears actually hurt whenever there was gunfire. People all had their hands over their ears. I went out and quickly found the manager and asked him to check the sound because I didn't want it to ruin a Bond film I had been anxious to see. This device would have helped in that situation.

    From the article:
    [Box]"I think it's a little bit too much," Alexander Sodon said. "I think people should just go to the movies and just watch the movie and not worry about pressing a button to solve their problems." [/Box]

    [​IMG] Yeah, because someone's going to be really worried about whether or not to press the button.

    "Man, the sound and picture on this movie sucks, and that guy is making a lot of noise, but is it worth all the trouble of pressing down on this button with my thumb? I don't know, maybe that is a bit much ."
     
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    Could you push the button if you wanted a refill on popcorn or soda? [​IMG]
     
  7. Chris Lockwood

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    > think people should just go to the movies and just watch the movie and not worry about pressing a button to solve their problems

    Yes, if everyone else behaved, we could do without this. And if everyone was always nice, there'd be no crime, and we wouldn't need jails or police.

    Back to this planet...

    The #1 reason I rarely go to movies is the way the rest of the audience acts. I think a lot of people are in the same boat. It's not that I don't want to see the movies coming out, but the experience I expect.
     
  8. Mort Corey

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    Or just pass out cattle prods at the door
     
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    Do you get free tickets for doing their job and missing out on the movie??
     
  10. Marianne

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    Can you use the device to get another pillow, or a drink, or to ask if the strange noise you can hear is normal?
     

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