January 3, 2005 at 11:34 am

The Angelika has good concessions too!

Theoretically, anyway. I can’t imagine NOT sneaking in food, if you’re gonna eat at all. Are these chicken fingers really worth it?

Times Square area theaters have to get honorable mention for the audience participation factor. Wild Things was fun (well, relatively).

January 3, 2005 at 1:15 pm

The one problem with Kips Bay is that their main theater, where all the new releases get played, has like 50 seats across, with no aisle down the center. So it’s completely impossible to find a seat unless you get their 45 minutes before the movie. And of course the people who did get there 45 minutes early didn’t scoot down to the middle seats, oh, no, they’re right there on the end of the aisle so you have to climb over 25 people to reach that one seat in the middle of the infinite row.

I saw Blair Witch — or as we called it, Real World Maryland — at Angelika too. They may be noisy, and the heat never works in the winter, but they have the BEST popcorn.

January 3, 2005 at 2:04 pm

You forgot the movie theater on Broadway and 19th (?), Bern, where we saw The Replacement Killers directed by Antoine Friggin’ Fuqua. And yes, Fuqua may have directed Training Day, but he will always be known as Antoine Friggin’ Fuqua because of that movie. That movie and Blair Witch are the 2 most disappointing movies I have seen in theaters.

Actually, no concession is worth it. The markup is as bad as at a sporting event (or concert event), and the food isn’t all that great. Unless you can get an AYCE buffet at a stadium, it’s not worth it (AYCE at a movie theater would work, if only you can stay for unlimited movies). The only exception is if you can get something there you wouldn’t normally get anywhere else (like a fish taco in San Diego’s Petco Park).

January 3, 2005 at 2:50 pm

The only concession worth it is nachos. This is only because you cannot (no matter how hard you try) effectively smuggle in nachos with the cheese still warm. It just doesn’t work. Mind you, at a price of 8 dollars for a miniscule amount of chip to cheese ratio…. even then it is worth questioning.

Unfortunately this town is so miserable boring that the only thing to DO is go to the movies…

I recently saw Blade: Trinity…

I don’t know WHAT I was thinking.

January 3, 2005 at 3:36 pm

Is anyone else getting a distinct MST3K vibe off today’s comic? I sure am.

January 3, 2005 at 5:59 pm

Yeah, even though I never watched MST3K, the inspiration here’s unmistakable.

January 3, 2005 at 6:07 pm

MST3K ruuuullllleeesss!!!

Sorry, fanboy instinct.

I’m glad us Coloradons don’t put up with this crap. I went to see The Life Aquatic and paid $7.


January 3, 2005 at 7:38 pm

Here in the Big Apple, a movie’ll cost ya $10.50 now. That’s not even including the surcharges for buying the tix online, which is what I always do. It’s enough to make you…. get someone else to pay for you!


January 3, 2005 at 10:46 pm

Naomi Watts?????

Interesting choice……

January 4, 2005 at 3:01 am

The 6 runs up Lafyette. The B, D, and F run under the Angelika.

January 4, 2005 at 5:51 am

$10.50 ?

I fail to feel your pain.

You realise that in London it costs me around £15 to go and see a film? That’s 15 UK pounds, in case the currency symbol doesn’t make it to your browser. That’s at least $25 if I’m remembering the current exchange rate correctly.

They don’t charge us to use the toilets though. Yet.

January 4, 2005 at 10:26 am

Denny wrote:
You realise that in London it costs me around £15 to go and see a film?

Dear God, man. You can get a month long UGC pass for that, which includes London West End.

Methinks you might be visiting “special” cinemas.

January 4, 2005 at 12:07 pm

Anonymous wrote:
Methinks you might be visiting “special” cinemas.

You mean the cinemas for “special” people or the expensive with great service ones? ;)

January 5, 2005 at 5:39 pm

Jamie wrote:
Is anyone else getting a distinct MST3K vibe off today’s comic? I sure am.

I was too worried that Bernie had spent money on Fat Albert to notice at first, tho’ there *is* something rather Crow-ish about Abe’s silhouette…

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