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(Variety)   New upscale movie theater chain coming to the U.S. will include bar/lounge, plush seating, 3-D projection, and... oh yeah, $35 tickets   (variety.com) divider line 327
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2008-03-26 11:47:36 AM
went to one of those in New Zealand...worth it considering I rarely go to the movies
 
2008-03-26 11:53:25 AM
Hipsters will pay
 
2008-03-26 12:00:43 PM
If it'll keep the trash with their toddlers out of R movies, then it's $35 well spent.
 
2008-03-26 12:02:58 PM
Best movie theater I have been to was in San Antonio. It was like a restaurant and a movie theater. You place orders for what you wanted, the food was damn good, and the buckets of beer were cheap. Tickets were only like $5 I think.


/People who pronounce theater the-EIGHTer sound stupid.
 
2008-03-26 12:03:12 PM
fark that. I've already got local theatres that have plus seating, a bar, and 10 dollar tickets. Thank you St Louis Cinemas. I guess that's one good thing about living in this city.
 
2008-03-26 12:03:45 PM
They better confiscate cell phones at the front because if I pay $35 to see a movie and I hear so much as one vibrate, and I am going to go Keyzer Soze on the owner.
 
2008-03-26 12:03:50 PM
// plush, not plus
 
2008-03-26 12:06:09 PM
cambie: Thank you St Louis Cinemas. I guess that's one good thing about living in this city.

The Moolah FTW!
 
2008-03-26 12:06:27 PM
Nestea Plunge: If it'll keep the trash with their toddlers out of R movies, then it's $35 well spent.

Do they still make R movies?

Seems all the movies nowadays are PG13-
and let me tell you-
no horror movie is scary if it's got PG13 on it.
 
2008-03-26 12:06:49 PM
Nabb1: Keyzer Soze

Who?

;)
 
2008-03-26 12:07:02 PM
Nestea Plunge: If it'll keep the trash with their toddlers out of R movies, then it's $35 well spent.

Yup. Might actually get me to go see a movie in a theater again. I don't necessarily need all the amenities, but I'd be very cool with a bouncer-usher.
 
2008-03-26 12:08:12 PM
Alamo Drafthouse. (new window)

If you're in Texas.
 
2008-03-26 12:09:09 PM
I'm cool with it all except the 3-d projection.
 
2008-03-26 12:11:08 PM
Nestea Plunge: If it'll keep the trash with their toddlers out of R movies, then it's $35 well spent.

Reduced toddlers... increased number of people answering blackberry calls.

Note: If you throw a soda at them, they will feel victimized, despite the applause from the surrounding patrons.
 
2008-03-26 12:12:46 PM
If it's kid-free and they have ushers who'll physically eject people whose cell phones ring, or who make cell phone calls, I'll gladly pay that money for some of the epic movies.
 
2008-03-26 12:13:55 PM
Eddie_Dean_NY: Alamo Drafthouse. (new window)

If you're in Texas.


Very good place. Great place to watch Lost, as well.

You watch Lost for free, and they bring your buckets of beer :)
 
2008-03-26 12:16:02 PM
As long as I can text messagee on my ultra-bright screen phone during the film and maybe make a couple calls and call everyone who is on screen "gay" and holla at my friends and threaten to assault anyone who tells me I shouldn't be doing those things, then I'm happy to go see another movie here in Brooklyn.
 
2008-03-26 12:18:06 PM
SchlingFo: Very good place. Great place to watch Lost, as well.

You watch Lost for free, and they bring your buckets of beer :)


And they will boot people who talk or use their cell phone out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUqLWTQCeHM

Plus, no kids under six.
 
2008-03-26 12:18:16 PM
I'd be all over that to get away from kids and probably most teenagers.
 
2008-03-26 12:19:59 PM
FTA:

Village Roadshow Ltd., Act III, Lambert Entertainment and the Retirement Systems of Alabama pension fund have partnered

This does not seem like a good way to be "investing" the pension funds. If I was in Alabama I'd be biatching to someone about that.
 
2008-03-26 12:20:08 PM
I still love our AMC theater that has tables/booths instead of seats and serves beer and food.

Nothing makes a bad movie more entertaining than 200 drunk people screaming at the screen.
 
2008-03-26 12:29:21 PM
Add me to the list of people who would happily pay that for a ticket if it guarantees me:
a comfortable, unobstructed-view seat;
the chance to purchase drinks (even if they'll probably be $11 each);
the joy of seeing cell-phone-toting asspipes removed;
a dearth of "parents" insisting that their 3-year-old is ready to see the 10 p.m. showing of "No Country for Old Men."
 
2008-03-26 12:32:39 PM
Will the movies be better?
 
2008-03-26 12:34:21 PM
You'll still get asshats texting their friends.
 
2008-03-26 12:34:37 PM
Well, if I could remotely shock people who talk during the movie, if children under 7 are banned completely and the seats provide loads of leg room, I'd consider it.

$70 for two people to see a movie BEFORE concessions? Maybe not.
 
2008-03-26 12:40:53 PM
Nice idea...hope we get one here in Indy.
 
2008-03-26 12:44:49 PM
Fairview, TX is in the panhandle. That's no where near Dallas/Ft.Worth. I will not be going unless I'm in Amarillo for some horrible reason.
 
2008-03-26 12:47:16 PM
Nabb1: They better confiscate cell phones at the front because if I pay $35 to see a movie and I hear so much as one vibrate, and I am going to go Keyzer Soze on the owner.

I was at a new local theater about a month ago and the moment I'd passed through the lobby and stepped into the hall where the actual theaters were, all cell phone reception died. Take one step left, back toward the lobby, full signal. Back into the hall, no reception. I don't understand what they do to make that happen, but I approve of it whole-heartedly.
 
2008-03-26 12:48:48 PM
Kyndig: Nice idea...hope we get one here in Indy.

Indy had one, is it gone? They didn't play first-run movies though. I saw Rebel Without a Cause there with my girlfriend in the early 90's. Cool to see on the big screen with drinks and food. It wasn't overly expensive either.
 
2008-03-26 01:16:15 PM
LyleDAL: FTA:

Village Roadshow Ltd., Act III, Lambert Entertainment and the Retirement Systems of Alabama pension fund have partnered

This does not seem like a good way to be "investing" the pension funds. If I was in Alabama I'd be biatching to someone about that.


RSA has a wonderful track record on investments. Not that it stops the average Alabamian from biatching about things they cannot understand.
 
2008-03-26 01:18:22 PM
The ticket price is too high, I think. They have something sort of like this in the UK, but the ticket price is only double the usual. That seems pretty reasonable to me.
 
2008-03-26 01:40:16 PM
pro.corbis.com
 
2008-03-26 01:43:26 PM
Link farked before it even goes green?
 
2008-03-26 01:50:14 PM
SchlingFo: Eddie_Dean_NY: Alamo Drafthouse. (new window)

If you're in Texas.

Very good place. Great place to watch Lost, as well.

You watch Lost for free, and they bring your buckets of beer :)


And anything Mr. Sinus Theater shows/showed. Eddie, are they officially dead? I miss them. And the Drafthouse. And Austin. And Texas. And I'll stop now.
 
2008-03-26 01:52:16 PM
$35 before drinks and appetizers? fark that!

My guess is appetizers would be upwards of $10/plate for beautiful presentation but paltry portions and the drinks would be $4-$5 for a single well that's mostly soda or $3-$4 for a 12oz domestic brew.

Highway robbery.
 
2008-03-26 01:54:32 PM
If it means there won't be screaming babies at rated R movies, 8 year olds at PG-13 and higher movies kicking the back of my seat while parents go "awww," and unruly obnoxious teenagers...

I think it's worth it.
 
2008-03-26 01:55:11 PM
I want a theater that shows movies in Feel-a-round

www.mutantreviewers.com
 
2008-03-26 01:58:48 PM
Ha... I think we've all pretty much agreed that we'll pay a premium to hang out in places that don't allow kids. So why aren't there more of these said places? *ponders*
 
2008-03-26 01:59:50 PM
platkat: So why aren't there more of these said places? *ponders*

Why arent there less kids? *ponders*
 
2008-03-26 02:00:15 PM
platkat: And anything Mr. Sinus Theater shows/showed. Eddie, are they officially dead?

Nope, slight change in the line-up and re-named "Mr. Pancake Theater" for legal purposes, but still funny and playing every weekend.
 
2008-03-26 02:06:28 PM
Pocket Ninja: Nabb1: They better confiscate cell phones at the front because if I pay $35 to see a movie and I hear so much as one vibrate, and I am going to go Keyzer Soze on the owner.

I was at a new local theater about a month ago and the moment I'd passed through the lobby and stepped into the hall where the actual theaters were, all cell phone reception died. Take one step left, back toward the lobby, full signal. Back into the hall, no reception. I don't understand what they do to make that happen, but I approve of it whole-heartedly.


Two ways:
1) Cell jammer. Illegal.
2) Faraday cage. (popskis) Perfectly legal.
 
2008-03-26 02:08:52 PM
I would pay that if they banned anyone under 21 from the theater.
 
2008-03-26 02:09:08 PM
$35? What is that, like a small popcorn without butter and a drink?
 
2008-03-26 02:09:38 PM
Here's my movie theatre right here. It's awesome!!!!!!

i305.photobucket.com
 
2008-03-26 02:09:45 PM
Aren't IMAX movies close to that price anyway?
 
2008-03-26 02:10:13 PM
platkat: Ha... I think we've all pretty much agreed that we'll pay a premium to hang out in places that don't allow kids. So why aren't there more of these said places? *ponders*

You should open one and call it a "bar."
 
2008-03-26 02:11:45 PM
$200 million for 50 theatres?

It only costs $4 million to build an upscale theatre?

That cannot be right.
 
2008-03-26 02:12:04 PM
People still "go to the movies"? Wow ...
 
2008-03-26 02:12:06 PM
Why would anyone pay that amount for a large screen knowing that the food/snacks are way over priced, the knobs in the theatre are usually retarded and loud, and the general price of watching the movie is generally 50% of that in pretty much any other market?
 
2008-03-26 02:12:08 PM
I weep for how much their popcorn will run.
 
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