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Marvel Phase 4

Post by StoneCold Skywarp » Tue May 04, 2021 3:17 pm



I'm sure we can all take a moment to appreciate this. Fair warning if you've anything resembling a heart it definitely strikes at it hard.

I miss being in a cinema and the experience almost as much as I miss being at live music shows.

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Post by Denyer » Tue May 04, 2021 7:06 pm

I wonder if they'll stop demanding such a large cut of opening run ticket sales from cinemas and let them get back on their feet? That's been slowly killing the medium for years.

I don't hate cinemas per se, but the best experiences have been ones with bars and no kids, and with news of how the Electric in Birmingham treated staff last year am not inclined to go back unless it changes ownership. Chains don't have comfortable enough chairs to sit in for over an hour and I'm sure I'm not the only person with old injuries, plus the desperation with which they try to compensate for ticket revenue sharing with snack prices makes you embarrassed on their behalf. Would generally rather watch most things with friends and pausing for cups of tea.

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Re: Marvel Phase 4

Post by StoneCold Skywarp » Wed May 05, 2021 2:48 pm

Denyer wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 7:06 pm
I wonder if they'll stop demanding such a large cut of opening run ticket sales from cinemas and let them get back on their feet? That's been slowly killing the medium for years.

I don't hate cinemas per se, but the best experiences have been ones with bars and no kids, and with news of how the Electric in Birmingham treated staff last year am not inclined to go back unless it changes ownership. Chains don't have comfortable enough chairs to sit in for over an hour and I'm sure I'm not the only person with old injuries, plus the desperation with which they try to compensate for ticket revenue sharing with snack prices makes you embarrassed on their behalf. Would generally rather watch most things with friends and pausing for cups of tea.
you do have to wonder what sort of impact Black Widow having a "additional fee" release on Disney+ will have on their income in that respect.

I hear you on the comfort thing, they're not great in that respect compared to comfort of home. That said, the everyman in Leeds was all double couches and you could order pots of tea to where you were sitting etc was one of the most surreal cinema experiences I've ever had.

Marvel movies (and kaiju movies to a lesser extent) are now the only movies that are "must see" at the cinema for me now - unless it's a real spur of the moment thing.

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Post by Denyer » Wed May 05, 2021 7:53 pm

The Electric was similar, about half rows of armchairs and half sofas. Coffee, cocktails, antipasto, handmade cake, etc. and not pretentious with it, a studenty place. Lots of screenings of classic films as well as new releases. I could've gotten tickets to see the premiere of a Ghostbusters documentary I backed a crowdfund for and met the husband and wife producing it, that sort of thing. Just a shame the current owner seems to be of the ratbastard variety.

The Commodore in Aberystwyth is another good one, although I hope they've upgraded the equipment by now. Bad films are much better with beer.

I think a lot of people will pay for streaming if it isn't a price gouge, and studios know they can't sustain things on just streaming at the moment so it's worth their while to keep the cinema chains around. But both sides are in somewhat shaky negotiating positions.

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Post by Skyquake87 » Thu May 06, 2021 6:25 pm

i can't wait for cinemas to open. I love the little Light cinema we have in Bradford. Hipsters come in and introduce the film. Cute! I did consider streaming, but it's not the same and Amazon were charging more than cinemas do to watch at home, so no thanks.

Don't know how excited I am for Marvel Phase 4. Looks like they're dusting down some right old D-listers for the next run. Hope for a live action Death's Head yet, then...

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Re: Marvel Phase 4

Post by grandmasterfunk » Sat May 08, 2021 8:07 pm

I'll probably wait a bit before going to movie theaters in person again, but I'm really looking forward to it.

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Re: Marvel Phase 4

Post by StoneCold Skywarp » Thu May 13, 2021 11:11 am

grandmasterfunk wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 8:07 pm
I'll probably wait a bit before going to movie theaters in person again, but I'm really looking forward to it.
I'm in no real rush to get back to "normal" and hope that cinema still respect social distancing in their ticket sales and placing of people in the theatres

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