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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    The movie might have been in 3-D.
    Then she was in the wrong theater ... downtown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lei Liko View Post
    It's really bad that I've been spoiled by theaters like Ward because until recently I've never set foot in the Dollar Theater. The Boy had to drag me along because we've been broke as of late and he wanted to see a movie.

    There's nothing more annoying than a mother who brings her tiny infant child (carrier and all), decides to sit in front of you, and baby proceeds to cry during the WHOLE MOVIE. Sure, it's a dollar to see the movie, but give me a break. They need to bring back that crying baby cartoon they used to show before the start of the movie.

    Then you have the theater jumpers who show up 30 minutes before your movie's set to end because their movie just ended.

    The Dollar Theater has a "different" kind of atmosphere and I don't know if I'm okay with that.
    The Dollar Theater have changed ownership from Wallace to Hollywood. I think the Wallace folk took the crying baby message with them when they left.

    You know the saying, "You get what you paid for." You pay a buck to see a movie that is no longer on mainstream box office and its DVD version is coming out shortly if not already on the store shelves. You pay a buck for a movie that have been repeatedly played before that you can obviously see wears and tears on the Dollar Theater's screen, both visually and sound-wise (there are times when I have to talk to the manager because the volume level dropped or suddenly becomes too loud it could blow their own speakers).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Random View Post
    The Dollar Theater have changed ownership from Wallace to Hollywood. I think the Wallace folk took the crying baby message with them when they left.

    You know the saying, "You get what you paid for."
    You pay a buck to see a movie that is no longer on mainstream box office and its DVD version is coming out shortly if not already on the store shelves. You pay a buck for a movie that have been repeatedly played before that you can obviously see wears and tears on the Dollar Theater's screen, both visually and sound-wise (there are times when I have to talk to the manager because the volume level dropped or suddenly becomes too loud it could blow their own speakers).
    I agree with you a hundred percent.

    I know the quality won't change to accommodate me, so that's why I'm willing to pay a whole lotta extra to have a more enjoyable theater experience. I just wish my BF didn't like the Dollar Theater so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pomai View Post
    It would be interesting to hear folk's irks at the drive inn movie theater. I sure miss that. We used to go to Kailua Drive almost every weekend. You'd probably hear stories like, "I hate when the couple in the car next to me starts making their OWN movie", or "I hate when braddah's jacked-up 4x4 truck parks in the stall right in front of me".

    I remember once, an elderly couple drove off with the speaker still hung onto their car window, and it ripped the wire right off the post. Made this loud, snapping sound. Surprising their window didn't break first. It was hilarious!
    Memories of the drive-in are more good than bad. It was a major form of entertainment back in the day. It was all we could afford when our son was a baby. We could take him with us and get out to see a movie. We'd bring our own food - usually made a picnic dinner out of it. And, I want to state for the record that when we were dating, I had the only boyfriend (now husband of 30+ yrs) who actually wanted to watch the movie . I guess that was irritating, but he made up for it afterward .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lei Liko View Post
    I agree with you a hundred percent.

    I know the quality won't change to accommodate me, so that's why I'm willing to pay a whole lotta extra to have a more enjoyable theater experience. I just wish my BF didn't like the Dollar Theater so much.
    Like upgrading from the Dollar Theater to Ward 16, you need to upgrade your BF.

    With all that money saved from not going to Ward or Dole, he must be taking you to expensive restaurant dining.


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    Just a note from olden memories...
    My good buddy James and I would go to daytime movies on days off (especially during the summers) to drink beer and enjoy the air conditioning! We'd sit in the last row and had a lot of fun. We'd talk, but since only a few folks were in there and usually not near, it didn't bother me. Can't speak for the others though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man View Post
    Just a note from olden memories...
    My good buddy James and I would go to daytime movies on days off (especially during the summers) to drink beer and enjoy the air conditioning! We'd sit in the last row and had a lot of fun. We'd talk, but since only a few folks were in there and usually not near, it didn't bother me. Can't speak for the others though.
    You snuck in beer into a mainstream non-drive-in theater?

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    Oh Yeah!
    When we could still bring in backpacks,
    BTW- How come women can still take fairly large "purses" in but, guys can't take backpacks???
    That's sexist! Right?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man View Post
    Oh Yeah!
    When we could still bring in backpacks,
    BTW- How come women can still take fairly large "purses" in but, guys can't take backpacks???
    That's sexist! Right?!
    Well, I haven't been stopped from bringing in my backpack or bookbag into the theater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pomai View Post
    Now that you mention that, I'm pretty bad about pointing out how "fake" a movie scene appears due to poor CGI, special FX, cinematography, script, or acting. My girlfriend hates when I do that.
    How about the person who points out the "fakes" of a modern day actress in a period piece? That's why Pamela Anderson can't play a Marie Antionette type role in a plunging neckline. But, an actress with "fakes" can be cast in a B-movie 100 Million B.C movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    But, an actress with "fakes" can be cast in a B-movie 100 Million B.C movie.
    My Bad. The correct title is 10,000 BC. "Missed it by this much."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    How about the person who points out the "fakes" of a modern day actress in a period piece? That's why Pamela Anderson can't play a Marie Antionette type role in a plunging neckline.
    Trust me, it's not the kind of fake that would stopped her from getting the role.

    Also, "Pamela Anderson" and "actress" are two things that should never go together, except for this statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    How about the person who points out the "fakes" of a modern day actress in a period piece? That's why Pamela Anderson can't play a Marie Antionette type role in a plunging neckline. But, an actress with "fakes" can be cast in a B-movie 100 Million B.C movie.
    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    My Bad. The correct title is 10,000 BC. "Missed it by this much."
    So you're saying that Camilla Belle isn't all real?! Bummer, but what the heck. HaHa!
    Life is either an adventure... or you're not doing it right!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mel View Post
    Things that I find irritable when attending movies in a theater:

    • Parents who bring crying babies to movies
    • The few parents who don't leave when their baby is crying
    • Latecomers who get in after the movie starts rolling
    • Latecomers who want to sit in the empty seats next to me
    • Having to stand up to make room for the latecomers to get into the same row of seats I'm in
    • Cell phone ringing even after several notices appear on screen asking to turn off the phone
    • Sticky floors at some theaters
    • People in the back rows who throw objects at people in the front rows
    • Smelly homeless people who sit near you at the dollar theater
    • The dollar theater projectionists who turn off the ending credits at the end of the movie
    • Kids who make noise or fidget near you when movie is running
    • Increasing cost of movies
    • Ridiculous cost for concession food
    • Going to see the big blockbuster movie at the big megaplex theater only to find out they moved it to one of the smaller screens in the same building. (I miss my Cinerama theater)
    For these reasons, I don't go to the movies as often as I used to. It is much more convenient to just wait for the DVD release and watch it at home.
    Hey Mel! reading your gripes too...heres a few additions..

    Do parents think their kid is going to sleep in a darkened movie theater with the volume of the movie BLASTING?!?!?!

    I think you may be referring to Hollywood...howzabout this one...off ALL seats empty around you...the LATE BIRDS decide to SIT in the chair IN FRONT OF YOU BLOCKING YO D*** VIEW!!!!

    You wonder about the street peddlers now...instead of a $1 for a burger....they use it to watch a movie????????????? AUWE!!!!

    Increasing costs of movies? could it be labor to pay the theater workers and costs of equipment and merchandise for the concessions? As for the dollar ones, I kinda soak it in cuz the amt they charge for drinks and pcorn is similar to Consolidated and Regal too...but Hollys only charges $1 for admission.

    BIG GRIPE at concession...MAN O MAN!!!! butter is LAME!!!! Store bought popcorn...at LEAST you can TASTE butter!!!!

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