Saturday, December 27, 2008

Tangent



Okay – I'm a little upset. What year is it? How long have we had the internet? Is Larry Miller the only one with any sense? Seriously.  

Dave had family in town, so we decided to all grab Thai food and go see a movie. We did check the Megaplex Theaters (our favorite reserved seating movie theaters also at Jordan Commons and The District) website at Thanksgiving Point for tickets and saw that it was almost sold out, but it was too far away for everyone to drive. We got tickets on Fandango at the shiny new Cinemark at the University Mall. Never again.

We arrived 30 minutes early. We smashed up against each other in a big sweaty line, winding around a teeny tiny ticket area waiting to get into the theater. We were finally let in, frantically running around and body slamming each other to claim a seat. Don't you love entering a theater that appears to have plenty of open seating, but upon closer examination you've got five or six people saving whole rows of seats with a bunch of coats? Awesome. So guess what seats we got? Second row. Bad word. Very bad.  

This is ridiculous! Ridiculous because we could have calmly reserved our seats online at a Megaplex Theater, relaxed and had a nice dinner, and then showed up just as the movie started with our happy little seats waiting just for us.  And if someone had had the audacity to be sitting in them when we showed up, we could have proudly displayed our reserved tickets and kicked their sorry butts down to Second Row Hell. Glorious! And we pay the same amount of money to fight through the stinky masses and end up with a neck spasm even after showing up 30 minutes early? Hmmmmm.  I think I'm done with Cinemark.  "The Best Seat in Town?" I don't think so.  

All done. 



6 comments:

Julie Huish said...

We just went there last night too. We had to wait in a line but somehow, the amount of people in line ahead of us quadrupled when we got in the theater. Dang sneaker-inners! I just wish T-Point had a few more restaurant options close by. Sorry about the crick in your neck you probably have now!

Dana Goff said...

I agree! - Erin

Mandee said...

So... what movie did you see and would you recommend (I don't care if I spelled it wrong) it from the 20th row?

And what bad word did you say.

katie riggs said...

Wish we had reserved seating in AZ, coolest!! Getting a little worked up there Steph....you need a massage??

jakeandstephanietaylor said...

We went and saw one there too....well, 30 mins early means jack crap. ya know the side seats with only 2 seats? Well yeah, jake and Hallie, me and Savvy and then the 3 handicapped seats in front for the parents and brother who didnt show up til after it started! I HATE SAVING SEATS and WONT do it again!!! I feel your frustration....ahhhh, it makes me even more mad to tthink about it!

Jenny said...

I hear ya sista! I had second row joy at the same theater on Saturday. I've been so spoiled by the megaplex goodness. Next time my family will have to drive out to the country, instead of having me travel into town.