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Frivolous Lawsuit Or It's About Damn Time!

Hits: 7396 | Rating: (2.2) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: Gerry1of1
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Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 19 Posts
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 3:43:42 PM
I work at a movie theater. And trust me, I hate the prices just as much as you do. I don't make any commission off of the concessions, so don't act like I'm the one robbing you of your money. I'm not pocketing $2000 dollars a night. I make my crappy hourly wage like almost everybody else. Yelling at me will not make the prices go down. I'm not forcing you to buy the 8$ popcorn and the 5$ drink. Whew! Glad I got that out...

Female, 30-39, Midwest US
 735 Posts
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 7:13:33 PM
I think its a safe bet that you can go 2 hours without eating a snack and live to tell the tale

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 1 Posts
Monday, March 12, 2012 1:50:14 PM
BTW you can take any food/drinks you want into an AMC theater, at least in MD. I have openly walked in with sodas, lettuce wraps and cheesecake.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 34663 Posts
Monday, March 12, 2012 10:23:55 AM

"Legal" has nothing to do with moral or right vs wrong.
"Legal" is a legal status determined by lawmakers.
So I'll agree with you thieves and pirates out there. I do my own shenanigans and I sleep quite soundly with no guilty feelings. But I'm not rationalizing it. When I rip/burn it is steeling and no double-talk changes it. Own it guys.... we're all pirates together. {I'm a double pirate if you count butt-pirates.}

Male, 30-39, Canada
 5753 Posts
Monday, March 12, 2012 9:57:08 AM
Otherwise I'll pirate it! Yo-ho!

Good luck with that after Harper passes bill c-11 and you can't do poo with digital locks.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 981 Posts
Monday, March 12, 2012 8:34:16 AM
Yeah, until they tackle my ass for it... food will keep being smuggled on my watch.

Male, 40-49, Western US
 3219 Posts
Monday, March 12, 2012 8:15:43 AM
cost of popcorn i how the make their money. the makers of the movie get most of the ticket price

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2524 Posts
Monday, March 12, 2012 6:32:38 AM
If you're broke, don't go to the movies.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 266 Posts
Monday, March 12, 2012 6:08:37 AM
Jacket + pockets = win

Just stock up at the store next door.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17367 Posts
Monday, March 12, 2012 4:01:02 AM
Gerry: I could just be patient and see them on cable tv in 3 years, for free anyways, I don't burn them to dvd or sell them.

Like it or not movies, and other media, are part of our culture. If someone quotes part of that, like the "arrow to the knee" meme, and you have no idea what that means then you look stupid.

"What's more illegal, Kidnapping Jack Black, or destroying the Muppet name for good?"

Male, 40-49, Europe
 506 Posts
Monday, March 12, 2012 2:10:34 AM
If people pay it, they will carry on charging it.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 274 Posts
Sunday, March 11, 2012 7:04:25 PM
This is dumb. If I want to see a movie on the big screen but don't want to pay that much I just wait a month or to and go see it at the 2 dollar theater where a ticket, popcorn, and a drink is 5 bucks.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 141 Posts
Sunday, March 11, 2012 4:14:45 PM
i read somewhere once, and i'm not saying it is absolutely true, but the reason theaters over price their stuff is because for the first 2 months a movie is out, the theater gets none of the money from sales so most of their profit comes from concession.

Male, 50-59, Canada
 29220 Posts
Sunday, March 11, 2012 3:09:11 PM
@Gerry it depends if you think it's 'illegal' or not.

If you copy and SELL (or rent) it, yes it's illegal. Unless you pay the owner the proper fee.
If you copy and view it yourself, not illegal.

Just MHO eh?

Male, 50-59, Western US
 34663 Posts
Sunday, March 11, 2012 2:54:27 PM

CrakrJak, the "they stole so I stole" defense doesn't work. We all learned in kindergarten that two wrongs don't make a right.

Not that I'm judging you. I rip/burn movies from the corner rental store all the time. I'm just surprise YOU are as big a thief as the rest of us.

Male, 50-59, Canada
 29220 Posts
Sunday, March 11, 2012 2:37:10 PM
They were cute, got right to the point and made sense. Nice!

Well, yes theaters charge WAY too much, but that's the way things go, eh? Also why I'll only go see a movie in a theater if it's FANTASTICLY good. Otherwise I'll pirate it! Yo-ho!

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17367 Posts
Sunday, March 11, 2012 2:20:04 PM
Gerry: Monopolies and price gouging are immoral too. Perhaps if the MPAA and the theaters were not immoral, then perhaps people would be more 'upstanding'.

Male, 30-39, Australia
 25267 Posts
Sunday, March 11, 2012 1:11:10 PM
stupid people suing people over such things...

Male, 40-49, Europe
 12392 Posts
Sunday, March 11, 2012 11:59:44 AM
I agree with plastinum, but I think the root of the problem is the relationship between film company and cinema:

they make nothing off of ticket sales

By gouging cinemas so hard, film companies are strongly discouraging customers from using cinemas. This is a poor business model because cinemas are extremely useful advertising for film companies. Films that go straight to video are very unlikely to make anywhere near as much profit and would require far more expensive advertising to promote, so cinemas are very useful to film companies. Film companies should be working with cinemas for mutual profit, not gouging them and forcing them to gouge a diminishing number of customers more and more (which diminishes the number further).

So yes, cinemas need to offer things people can't get at home, but film companies need to stop treating cinemas as parasites and start treating them as symbionts.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 243 Posts
Sunday, March 11, 2012 11:53:15 AM
They're too annoying to listen too - please don't post these 2 again.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 331 Posts
Sunday, March 11, 2012 11:01:57 AM
OF course the theaters whine they make nothing off of ticket sales and have to charge high prices on food items to stay in business. I think if theaters want to stay afloat then they should stop charging outrageous prices on mediocre snacks and do as some other theaters have done and offer premium seating with larger seats, alcohol, real food and other innovative things that would make the experience better and still justify the cost. Some theaters are almost restaurants with a movie screen! Why can't most theaters offer this kind of experience?
Theaters cannot seem to figure out that someone can go out and buy the Bluray or pay from home, watch the movie on their big screen tv and pop popcorn themselves for a fraction of the price of a movie and not have to deal with funky smells, sticky floors, rude people and other pitfalls of going to the theater..they need to offer services and an experience that people cannot get at home..if not the only incentive is seeing the flik earlier.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 171 Posts
Sunday, March 11, 2012 9:18:35 AM
The move industry always makes a fuss about ppl watching moves for free on the internet.
But then to watch a move in a theater, you pay more than if you bought the DVD, a kilo of unpopped corn, and 5 liters of soft drink...
So no wonder ppl dont go there as much and prefer to watch it at home.
Not even counting the ppl around talking, coughing, the fact that you cant smoke, cant easily take a bathroom break, and so on.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 34663 Posts
Sunday, March 11, 2012 8:37:38 AM

@ CrakrJak - Well I am Stunned! STUNNED!
"Stunned" is the only word I can think of to describe how stunned I am!
First you advocate steeling movies from the web, then how to cheet the theater out of it's concession money! And all this time I thought your were a moral, upstanding kind of guy.

tsk tsk tsk

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1963 Posts
Sunday, March 11, 2012 7:02:25 AM
Someone please relay a message to these two...


Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2752 Posts
Sunday, March 11, 2012 6:05:38 AM
Can't smoke in theaters, or guzzle alcohol, snacks way too expensive,loud patrons,cell phones. Screw it.Bootleg it for free and watch it at home.

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