tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-134830813707647265.post7586424251874730541..comments2014-08-24T22:43:42.555-06:00Comments on alfred lives here: No service attached @ No Strings AttachedBrahm Kornbluthhttps://plus.google.com/108254435819872474062noreply@blogger.comBlogger25125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-134830813707647265.post-49480131221564904282011-02-08T04:53:15.526-07:002011-02-08T04:53:15.526-07:00So we finally did hear back from the movie theatre...So we finally did hear back from the movie theatre, yesterday. Yes was nine days later, and yes I did maybe stalk them a little with follow-up emails. I call it &quot;efficiency&quot;.<br /><br />To their credit, got apology note and guest passes for us to see another movie, which is what I have asked for. So we are going to give them another shot, maybe this weekend if we can find a movie we want to see...Brahm (alfred lives here)http://www.blogger.com/profile/11883394577835241921noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-134830813707647265.post-25178441728704780812011-02-06T13:34:11.746-07:002011-02-06T13:34:11.746-07:00@Jeremy -- While I dont expect the Rolex, I would ...@Jeremy -- While I dont expect the Rolex, I would expect amazing service at those prices, not indifference. Not that I would refuse the Rolex...<br /><br />@Jules -- yep, surprisingly good, esp Portman. Not great, not worth 25 bucks and a hassle.<br /><br />@Chelle -- we do usually buy tickets online beforehand, this time had a gift card to use, so thought would do it the old-fashioned way.<br /><br />@Widow-Lady -- love the hooker comparison! Adore you too!Brahm (alfred lives here)http://www.blogger.com/profile/11883394577835241921noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-134830813707647265.post-73578018414788966192011-02-06T12:22:29.794-07:002011-02-06T12:22:29.794-07:00Darling man...Cinemas are the new hookers, you pay...Darling man...Cinemas are the new hookers, you pay a premium for small effort, unsatisfying results, and scary sticky floors. Adore you!Widow_Lady302http://www.blogger.com/profile/02473728003078221688noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-134830813707647265.post-34651941848144382332011-02-06T09:05:49.997-07:002011-02-06T09:05:49.997-07:00I am unconvinced of the goodness of anything starr...I am unconvinced of the goodness of anything starring Ashton Kutcher. But hey, I don&#39;t judge, except sometimes.<br /><br />Buy your tix online before going to the theatre. No lines! Yay!Chellehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10808458305839625350noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-134830813707647265.post-20514255372282236022011-02-05T08:50:18.375-07:002011-02-05T08:50:18.375-07:00Really? This film was good? Hmmm......Really? This film was good? Hmmm......Juleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05967713738380647199noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-134830813707647265.post-42199808993941789482011-02-05T08:49:58.648-07:002011-02-05T08:49:58.648-07:00$25.50? For two tickets? For that price, they sh...$25.50? For two tickets?<br /><br />For that price, they should throw in a popcorn... and a couple of Porterhouse steaks. <br /><br />Possibly a Rolex.Jeremy from We Took The Baithttp://www.wetookthebait.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-134830813707647265.post-39190700006378925662011-02-04T21:56:55.682-07:002011-02-04T21:56:55.682-07:00I&#39;ve added that movie to netflix... :) Thanks!...I&#39;ve added that movie to netflix... :) Thanks!Duane Scotthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06869537581331071117noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-134830813707647265.post-71761911905009996302011-02-04T16:20:31.844-07:002011-02-04T16:20:31.844-07:00grr! that app sounds infuriating! like any time i&...grr! that app sounds infuriating! like any time i&#39;ve sent error reports or comments to the facebook people, i just get an automated &#39;thanks for your feedback, we&#39;ll look into it&#39; blah blah blah. really it might as well say &#39;no one checks these messages. mark zuckerberg is a kazillionaire, he doesn&#39;t care what YOU think&#39;<br /><br />p.s i get my channukah gifts by the xmas tree too!mandersbluehttp://mandersblue.wordpress.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-134830813707647265.post-9423883524974651442011-02-03T22:21:32.997-07:002011-02-03T22:21:32.997-07:00@Helen -- exactamundo! They said I would hear back...@Helen -- exactamundo! They said I would hear back within 5 days, it is now six, and havent heard a thing. Why am I not surprised?Brahm (alfred lives here)http://www.blogger.com/profile/11883394577835241921noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-134830813707647265.post-45941157965378440082011-02-03T13:04:47.666-07:002011-02-03T13:04:47.666-07:00I agree that they should be way more accommodating...I agree that they should be way more accommodating. What do they THINK you are going to contact them about, their political opinions? Goodness gracious!Helenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18070555200892952455noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-134830813707647265.post-15927942847855959592011-02-02T17:41:41.658-07:002011-02-02T17:41:41.658-07:00@400 -- yep, there is a special place for people l...@400 -- yep, there is a special place for people like that, and thanks for stopping by!<br /><br />@Mike -- checking out your post now!Brahm (alfred lives here)http://www.blogger.com/profile/11883394577835241921noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-134830813707647265.post-816660017047017862011-02-02T14:55:16.978-07:002011-02-02T14:55:16.978-07:00Oh my...like a lot of others here, you&#39;ve outl...Oh my...like a lot of others here, you&#39;ve outlined the very reason we very rarely go to the theater anymore. We have a nice big screen TV and a netflix account. What&#39;s not to love? <br /><br />PS: Must be customer service hell week. About 1/2 hour ago, i posted my own sob story. Check it out at:<br />http://mikesshortattentionspantheater.blogspot.com/Mikehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13434942178702334897noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-134830813707647265.post-60391139073057812962011-02-01T13:09:24.426-07:002011-02-01T13:09:24.426-07:00Or &quot;there&quot; is a special place...my Engli...Or &quot;there&quot; is a special place...my English teacher would be appalled.400 Wakeupshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09631534121013434266noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-134830813707647265.post-72177066912759164972011-02-01T13:08:06.254-07:002011-02-01T13:08:06.254-07:00I have spent a lot of money on our home entertainm...I have spent a lot of money on our home entertainment center just so I don&#39;t have to go to the theaters anymore. Remember when the cinema (and flying) used to be glamorous? I mean, not anytime during my life, but I hear this was true once. So, I got my Roku and my Hulu and wine-u and I pay my $5 on Amazon on Demand to watch whatever I want in my underwear. It&#39;s glorious and I highly recommend it.<br /><br />On a totally unrelated note, thanks for stopping by M&amp;M and popping over to 400 Wake-ups. I am getting quite the Canadian following and I just love all of you all! And congrats on your marriage. I hope it&#39;s working out better than my mom and her partner&#39;s attempt to get KY to recognize their union. Their is a special place in Hell for Mitch McConnell...just sayin&#39;. xoxo400 Wakeupshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09631534121013434266noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-134830813707647265.post-4293776624199565082011-02-01T10:28:15.580-07:002011-02-01T10:28:15.580-07:00You postulated a number of great reasons for not p...You postulated a number of great reasons for not paying $12.50 to see a movie in theater. Let me add a couple more- bedbugs and flu.<br /><br />I think we&#39;ve only been to the movies 3 times in the last 2 years. For the most part they&#39;re overpriced, dirty and just not worth it. I can wait a month and see it on cable or Netflix; and if I want to make out or more I can do it on my own couch.Bodaciousboomerhttp://bodaciousboomer.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-134830813707647265.post-23296297162413209072011-02-01T09:37:27.540-07:002011-02-01T09:37:27.540-07:00I&#39;ve only been to a movie theater twice in the...I&#39;ve only been to a movie theater twice in the past five years, and you&#39;ve just detailed why.<br /><br />My wife and I went to see the Coen Bros True Grit two weeks ago (excellent film!) BUT had to pay $15 to get in, then had a teenager at the concession stand explain to me that for the same price as a &quot;small&quot; drink I could instead carry a gallon of sloshing corn syrup to my seat. I was pleasantly surprised that no cell phones rang during the movie, and the people around us didn&#39;t illuminate the theater texting management (cough cough... ahem!...)<br />The sound volume was predictably set at the threshold of pain, and the film scheduled to begin at 1:15 actually started at 1:30 when the commercials and previews and concession ads and fire escape warnings finally petered out. By the time they started the movie my gallon of corn syrup had moved to my bladder, and instead of hitting &quot;pause&quot; on the remote, I had to squirm for another hour and a half to avoid missing any of the movie.<br />We could have purchased the DVD, bought a twelve pack of Killians, and a six pack of movie microwave popcorn for what it cost... and avoided the drive, crowd, and sticky floor.<br />Why do we go to movies again?squatlohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00041016017342355678noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-134830813707647265.post-61295311589086759902011-02-01T08:25:24.566-07:002011-02-01T08:25:24.566-07:00So true~ those issues are why I rarely go to the m...So true~ those issues are why I rarely go to the movies anymore.. thank goodness for Netflix!! Hi~ I am your newest follower from the blog hop &amp; would love it if you stopped by and followed me back :)<br /><br />http://waveoflifesurfstudio.blogspot.com/Kelly~ Wave of Life Surf Studiohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18144616422533292856noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-134830813707647265.post-25922929740744198152011-01-31T21:58:12.821-07:002011-01-31T21:58:12.821-07:00@ Clare - agreed, should have stayed home, though ...@ Clare - agreed, should have stayed home, though we can get cabin fever when stay home too much in winter.<br /><br />@Kage - LOL!<br /><br />@Annie -- ooh, right you are, could have bought a dvd and popcorn and more for that. Yikes!<br /><br />@Jim -- I guess could talk to a live person, didnt want to fight the crowds to find one. They put the app out, they should act on it, no?<br /><br />@Jayne -- 5.50, wowza! Bargoon!<br /><br />@Beckeye -- you said it!<br /><br />@Lauren -- Tuesday cheap nights are crazy crowded here. And hockey parents, ouch that visual is painful!Brahm (alfred lives here)http://www.blogger.com/profile/11883394577835241921noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-134830813707647265.post-67913506183120974452011-01-31T19:48:43.126-07:002011-01-31T19:48:43.126-07:00Two words where Cineplex is concerned: CHEAP NIGHT...Two words where Cineplex is concerned: CHEAP NIGHT. As in, I will not go unless it is cheap night because over ten dollars for me to get in before buying food? I think not. Not that I ever buy food because I was a concession stand person. God that job was awful. I got paid more then 12 cents though. Still wasn&#39;t enough to deal with hockey parents.Laurenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12082710284244037843noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-134830813707647265.post-20516646217171498992011-01-31T17:12:47.618-07:002011-01-31T17:12:47.618-07:00No such thing as customer service anymore.No such thing as customer service anymore.BeckEyehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00119780316809151433noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-134830813707647265.post-64203650692407128222011-01-31T15:33:14.649-07:002011-01-31T15:33:14.649-07:00I love our little rural community. Never any line...I love our little rural community. Never any lines at the theatre, popcorn is $2.50 and, because I&#39;m an old fart, I only pay $5.50injaynesworldhttp://injaynesworld.blogspot.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-134830813707647265.post-18045801644010625252011-01-31T14:25:09.078-07:002011-01-31T14:25:09.078-07:00Haven&#39;t been to a &#39;real&#39; movie theatre...Haven&#39;t been to a &#39;real&#39; movie theatre for ages but planning to this week. I will be thinking of you both if we have similar problems.....I guess best thing is to complain to a &#39;live&#39; person.Jimhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11199777195853274898noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-134830813707647265.post-90708679832759310402011-01-31T12:23:05.604-07:002011-01-31T12:23:05.604-07:00RANT ALERT! I reckon that cinemas have totally los...RANT ALERT! I reckon that cinemas have totally lost the plot when it comes to customer-service. I mean, you could have bought the DVD outright for what it cost you both to get in. And if you watch it at home you don&#39;t have to put up with some little shit kicking the back of your chair the whole way through. <br /><br />Let&#39;s form a splinter group that boycotts the cinema!Annie (Lady M) xhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00086309578820420578noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-134830813707647265.post-1746134112262751882011-01-31T11:39:09.026-07:002011-01-31T11:39:09.026-07:00yeah, that&#39;s the problem with public movie the...yeah, that&#39;s the problem with public movie theatres.<br /><br />the goddamn public ;)Kagehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12759980222087034766noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-134830813707647265.post-68786346373385865842011-01-31T11:07:53.304-07:002011-01-31T11:07:53.304-07:00I think I&#39;ll have to wait for my next flight f...I think I&#39;ll have to wait for my next flight for this one... hubbie will definitely not go!!<br />I&#39;d stay home next time and re-rent something fun... especially as it was so cold!Clare and Garyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16231901067354703823noreply@blogger.com