I don’t go to movies that often, but the last two have been at the University Cinemas (an entertaining, if not well-written, Fantastic 4 and the highly enjoyable Sky Captain.) I blame John C. (a random John?) for getting me to both of those.
Don, the coolest thing about your theater, IMO, is providing those interesting popcorn toppings.
gst: I’m pretty sure my wife and I would pay more to go to a movie where we’d be less likely to have kids present. *grumble*]]>
Don, would you eject a customer who “movie hops”? Sometimes if a movie is a dog I will go watch something else, or two other things (though I do not stay for a whole other movie cycle, that is, in an evening I won’t watch more than about 2 hours worth of movie, or watch two movies back-to-back). Is that objectionable?
Incidentally, I can’t movie hop at the Arclight because ushers seat you in assigned seats for each showing, so I pick my movies more carefully there.]]>
“I really Mormon-ed the guy down. I got a great deal.”]]>
I’m paying a dollar to go there, never thought to sneak food in. It is kind of hard to sneak movie popcorn in anyway — and they don’t give refills if you bring it yourself.]]>
For some reason that really struck me as a truth. It’s a form of deception and it is wrong to deliberately and falsely raise another person’s hopes.
For similar reasons, I think it is wrong to go into a bridal dress shop and try on dresses when a person has no intention of making a purchase. It seems especially wrong to do so with the purpose of finding “ideas” for a dress a person is making at home.
People who work in bridal stores have a right to compensation and it is a form of worker oppression to obtain their assistance when one knows ahead of time that no payment is ever intended.
Here’s a link titled “Price Shopping With No Intention to Buy” that provides interesting discussion of the matter.]]>
Tom, our dollar per is about .85 – .95 as well…and that’s with lower snack bar prices than Movies 8, so I guess that’s good. It’s just not very good (financially) when theater like the Garland did $1.50+. The bottom line is the difference between a very profitable venture and one that is borderline and even in the red some months. 25,000 people per month times .50 is a big deal!]]>