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Postby heiowge » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:43 am

Why? Because you obviously phrased it badly if that's what you meant. In the context I wrote, I was in fact agreeing with you. If you meant that the theory was denounced by the critics, then it isn't clear from your statement. I only quoted the relevant bits. I don't always feel the need to quote an entire post.
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Postby Rhakios » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:59 am

I appreciate that it was a longish sentence, but not one I thought beyond the the ability of most to read in its entirety.
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Postby guy » Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:12 pm

Well, I went on my own to the Open Source across HMGovernment–London 22/02/11. Cost me about £30 for rail + tube. And I got 3 hours of enjoyment out of it with no headache from an over-loud sound system afterwards. Add travel costs to Worcester and a fillum would cost about the same but last an hour less and give me a headache. Shame the family weren't interested.
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:36 pm

Rhakios and heiowge are you arguing about the fact that you both think the film (The Last Airbender) is crap?

i'm confused... :?

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Postby Rhakios » Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:07 am

I don't think it's crap, I've never seen it. The opinion of others, which I have passed on, is that it's crap. On the other hand, the trailer, which I have seen, I recommend for a few minutes entertainment, very whizzy.
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Postby Ram » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:14 pm

As light entertainment I enjoyed the film, never seen the cartoon.

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Postby khakilang » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:04 am

Lease, building maintenance, decoration, staff salary, electricity bills, water bills, business license, profits etc. add up to the cost. So you are not just paying for the movie but everything else.
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Postby heiowge » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:31 am

khakilang wrote:Lease, building maintenance, decoration, staff salary, electricity bills, water bills, business license, profits etc. add up to the cost. So you are not just paying for the movie but everything else.


A single coke and popcorn should cover that for a week or two... :lol:

Plus I'm not sure if it's true or not, but I heard that Cinemas don't earn a single penny from ticket sales. That goes to the people selling the film. They make their money from food sales and merchandise.
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Postby pastychomper » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:20 am

heiowge wrote:Plus I'm not sure if it's true or not, but I heard that Cinemas don't earn a single penny from ticket sales. That goes to the people selling the film. They make their money from food sales and merchandise.


I've heard a similar thing, in my view it's a(nother) good reason to seek out independant films whenever possible.

This thread got me thinking: I can grab a recent DVD for anywhere from £1 (library rental) - £20 (buying latest blockbuster with no special offers), and a FWSE tells me I can pick up a half-decent data projector for £400. So, taking £10 as the average DVD outlay and £50 as the total cinema cost for a family, you only have to watch ten films to make the projector cost-effective.

Granted you'd have to wait for the DVD release and I've ignored the cost of speakers, surround sound card etc, but I'm beginning to see why I no longer have a local cinema. :P
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Postby heiowge » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:29 am

Surely you'll get more bang for your buck buying a big-assed TV instead of the projector. Sure the screen is smaller, but the clarity is so much better.
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Postby AndyBaxman » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:45 am

Well, cinemas are going to have to get their acts together. 20 years ago the home movie experience for most of us was a 20" 4:3 CRT and VHS, giving a resolution well below "SD" and was exceedingly poor compared to the cinema.

Now a 50" 1080p TV and Blu-Ray player with surround sound can be had for under £1k.

OK, you'd have to indulge in a fair few £40 trips to the cinema to make up for the cost, but when people replace their TV's they are likely to buy kit of that ilk anyway. My old 28" CRT is on its last legs and I'm certainly going to replace it with something like that.

Ironically. My decision to buy a zonking great screen (as opposed to a more aesthetic 30" jobbie, is prompted by the high cost of going to the cinema.

On another note, I see The Last Airbender has pretty much swept the boards at the Razzies.
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:51 am

heiowge wrote:Plus I'm not sure if it's true or not, but I heard that Cinemas don't earn a single penny from ticket sales. That goes to the people selling the film. They make their money from food sales and merchandise.


Well not sure about the cinema not seeing a single penny, but it is defiantly true that food sales are more profitable than other income for Cinemas and theatres (think ice cream in the interval)
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Postby M-Saunders » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:35 pm

bobthebob1234 wrote:food sales are more profitable than other income for Cinemas and theatres (think ice cream in the interval)


Do any cinemas have intervals now? They used to when I were a lad, but today it all seems to be non-stop. Which is kind of annoying when they're also selling you big drinks and beers to fill up your bladder quickly...

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Postby Ram » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:36 pm

I think the distributors used to get about 75% of the tickets sale, that figure stick out in my memory banks from well I was a projectionist ( was doing that while at school as a part time job.), Ah yes the day of a 'b movie', interval and a feature film.

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Postby LeeNukes » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:28 pm

Show Film First. Free Moves 8)
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