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by Tafdolphin » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:51 pm

Mafro wrote:Nothing better than going to see a big blockbuster at the cinema on a strawberry floating huge screen and a booming sound system.


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by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:04 pm

I too love the cinema. Ultimately you don't have to pay the food prices. You can take your own food and drink with you but often I cant resist and find myself wanting to buy popcorn, coke, hot dogs etc. Occasionally though you get good deals. I took my son to see spiderman. Used meerkat movies, had a voucher for free popcorn (vue online survey) and bought a coke for £12. 2 tickets, popcorn and coke for £12 made it a good deal. But on a different day that could have cost me near £30.

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by Tafdolphin » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:11 pm

Never buy the food. Ever. Its overpriced to the point of ridiculousness. Once paid £12 for a cold hotdog and some stale popcorn. Never again.

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by Jenuall » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:18 pm

I remember back in the day they used to search people's bags to stop you bringing your own snacks into the cinema, I presume that's not common practice these days?

My work discount scheme gets me cheap cineworld tickets which is nice, if it wasn't for that I think I'd have given up going to the cinema for all but the odd movie a long time ago.

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by Jam-Master Jay » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:20 pm

I pay ~£11 for a ticket with the VIP recliner chairs but there's no way I'm going to spend another £8 for a medium popcorn that's cold before the movie even begins.

Never been checked for bringing in food and half the time there's nobody around to even check you have tickets.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:47 pm

Jenuall wrote:I remember back in the day they used to search people's bags to stop you bringing your own snacks into the cinema, I presume that's not common practice these days?

My work discount scheme gets me cheap cineworld tickets which is nice, if it wasn't for that I think I'd have given up going to the cinema for all but the odd movie a long time ago.


I can also get my tickets at student prices through work.

I've never been searched taking my own stuff in but i always try to hide the stuff. However i have read a number of posts on various websites where people claim Vue specifically have replied to their complaints and confirming that they allow you to take your own food and drink in as long as it is not hot food or alcohol.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/angry-dad-blasts-cinemas-price-7691349

http://reverttosaved.com/2012/09/06/vue-cinemas-states-you-can-take-in-your-own-food-but-is-this-true/

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Buffalo » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:52 pm

Would be nice to be able to have a couple of tinnies during a film, tbh.

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by Knoyleo » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:14 pm

Buffalo wrote:Would be nice to be able to have a couple of tinnies during a film, tbh.

There's an independent near me that has a fully licensed bar, which is nice. It does mean you can always hear ice rattling about in people's glasses all through the film, though.

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by Mafro » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:41 pm

Buffalo wrote:Would be nice to be able to have a couple of tinnies during a film, tbh.

My local independent cinema has leather couches and serves alcohol.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:50 pm

We don't really have a local independent near or even in the whole county. The closest you could claim are an art house cinema that is more expensive than the multiplex's and one owned by the council which usually shows film about 2 months after release, sometimes slightly sooner but tickets are still around £6.50 so you might as well pay a bit extra and watch it at Vue or Cineworld.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Buffalo » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:52 pm

I imagine the fair few more people traipsing out for a whizz being quite annoying too. Nearest indie to me is miles away, Whitley Bay I think.

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by Tomous » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:35 pm

A budget cinema opened in Cardiff called Premiere where tickets were £4 but the screens were smaller and it was all abit cheaper. However, in response to this Vue lowered their prices to £4. The Vue cinema is pretty big with decent screens so it was great, with Meerkat Movies could go see a new film for £2 each.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:25 pm

Tomous wrote:A budget cinema opened in Cardiff called Premiere where tickets were £4 but the screens were smaller and it was all abit cheaper. However, in response to this Vue lowered their prices to £4. The Vue cinema is pretty big with decent screens so it was great, with Meerkat Movies could go see a new film for £2 each.


What I don't understand is if the film companies take most of the money from the ticket sales then how do companies have the ability to offer much lower prices?

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Tomous » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:58 pm

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Tomous wrote:A budget cinema opened in Cardiff called Premiere where tickets were £4 but the screens were smaller and it was all abit cheaper. However, in response to this Vue lowered their prices to £4. The Vue cinema is pretty big with decent screens so it was great, with Meerkat Movies could go see a new film for £2 each.


What I don't understand is if the film companies take most of the money from the ticket sales then how do companies have the ability to offer much lower prices?


By making their money back on food and drink. Could even be selling the tickets at a loss. I suspect people are much more likely to spend money on popcorn too if their ticket price is cheaper.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:19 pm

Tomous wrote:
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Tomous wrote:A budget cinema opened in Cardiff called Premiere where tickets were £4 but the screens were smaller and it was all abit cheaper. However, in response to this Vue lowered their prices to £4. The Vue cinema is pretty big with decent screens so it was great, with Meerkat Movies could go see a new film for £2 each.


What I don't understand is if the film companies take most of the money from the ticket sales then how do companies have the ability to offer much lower prices?


By making their money back on food and drink. Could even be selling the tickets at a loss. I suspect people are much more likely to spend money on popcorn too if their ticket price is cheaper.


Yeah I wondered that as I was typing. Which makes me wonder how it works. How much do the studios actually charge the cinemas to show their films. Is it based on the number of showings, number of tickets sold etc... I remember being told by a cinema manager a few years ago that they only made around 70p on each ticket sold.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Tomous » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:13 pm

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Tomous wrote:
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Tomous wrote:A budget cinema opened in Cardiff called Premiere where tickets were £4 but the screens were smaller and it was all abit cheaper. However, in response to this Vue lowered their prices to £4. The Vue cinema is pretty big with decent screens so it was great, with Meerkat Movies could go see a new film for £2 each.


What I don't understand is if the film companies take most of the money from the ticket sales then how do companies have the ability to offer much lower prices?


By making their money back on food and drink. Could even be selling the tickets at a loss. I suspect people are much more likely to spend money on popcorn too if their ticket price is cheaper.


Yeah I wondered that as I was typing. Which makes me wonder how it works. How much do the studios actually charge the cinemas to show their films. Is it based on the number of showings, number of tickets sold etc... I remember being told by a cinema manager a few years ago that they only made around 70p on each ticket sold.


Yeah, I tried to clarify that after my post but couldn't get too clear an answer. It seems like the cinemas make deals with the distributors that are at best 50/50 and can go as high as 100/0.

That makes me wonder how ticket prices are actually set though. If the deal is split the ticket revenue 50%, charging people less for the ticket and encouraging them to spend more on food and drink would seem like a winning model....

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:24 pm

Tomous wrote:
Return_of_the_STAR wrote:
Tomous wrote:
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Tomous wrote:A budget cinema opened in Cardiff called Premiere where tickets were £4 but the screens were smaller and it was all abit cheaper. However, in response to this Vue lowered their prices to £4. The Vue cinema is pretty big with decent screens so it was great, with Meerkat Movies could go see a new film for £2 each.


What I don't understand is if the film companies take most of the money from the ticket sales then how do companies have the ability to offer much lower prices?


By making their money back on food and drink. Could even be selling the tickets at a loss. I suspect people are much more likely to spend money on popcorn too if their ticket price is cheaper.


Yeah I wondered that as I was typing. Which makes me wonder how it works. How much do the studios actually charge the cinemas to show their films. Is it based on the number of showings, number of tickets sold etc... I remember being told by a cinema manager a few years ago that they only made around 70p on each ticket sold.


Yeah, I tried to clarify that after my post but couldn't get too clear an answer. It seems like the cinemas make deals with the distributors that are at best 50/50 and can go as high as 100/0.

That makes me wonder how ticket prices are actually set though. If the deal is split the ticket revenue 50%, charging people less for the ticket and encouraging them to spend more on food and drink would seem like a winning model....


Yeah that's what I don't get so the studios must have a hand in the ticket price levels but then that makes no sense when it comes to those that offer much lower prices. So I have no clue.

I've read that in the states the deals are usually that in the first week the film makers get 100% of the profits and as the weeks go on the percentage drops so the cinemas make more money the longer a film sticks around. However these days films don't stick around as long as they used to as people are more likely to rush out and see it in the first couple of weeks.

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by Tafdolphin » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:29 pm



Guillermo Del Toro does an Abe Sapien origin story.

Well, basically.

Looks good.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Poser » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:27 am

Buffalo wrote:I imagine the fair few more people traipsing out for a whizz being quite annoying too. Nearest indie to me is miles away, Whitley Bay I think.


You never done The Tyneside cinema? If you're south of the river then it's probably closer than Whitley Bay.

Amazing building, nice bar, usually only attended by grown-ups. I saw Rogue One there and it was great.

Obviously not the destination if you only care about screen size, but it does well on all other factors.

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by Buffalo » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:19 pm

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Buffalo wrote:I imagine the fair few more people traipsing out for a whizz being quite annoying too. Nearest indie to me is miles away, Whitley Bay I think.


You never done The Tyneside cinema? If you're south of the river then it's probably closer than Whitley Bay.

Amazing building, nice bar, usually only attended by grown-ups. I saw Rogue One there and it was great.

Obviously not the destination if you only care about screen size, but it does well on all other factors.


Never heard of it :fp: I'll look into it. My local is Cineworld, about 5 minutes away.

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