I like going to the theatre…don’t get me wrong. But if I am paying $15 for a movie ticket and arriving at the theatre early, as everyone should, what is up with the commercials? Lately, I have noticed that if I go to say…a 7PM movie…the theatre is all but empty at 6:59PM. Then, the lights dim and you have all sorts of idiots dragging in…most of them have both hands full of popcorn, nachos or hot dogs to stuff their pieholes. Then…at 7:10PM the unionized film boys start rolling the film…and I am subjected to watching 30+ minutes of television commercials. Isn’t this why I came to the movie theatre in the first place…to avoid the television commercials?
Back to the latecomers. In this particular case, this Triskelion does not want to bid 50 quatloos on the newcomer! The same rules that apply to choosing the proper urinal should be applied to latecomers choosing the appropriate seat in the movies. But they always sit behind me and they always kick my seat. WTF is up with that? And why is there always some dumb, immature teen in the back row giggling the whole time? Then you always have some social outcast that laughs when no one else in the room does… Going to the movies these days is like taking a 2 hour 55 minute flight on Southwest.
Is all of this just me or have others seen this nonsense?