The trouble with buying movie tickets over the internet

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  • Zoniezoobie Mesa, AZ
    July 9, 2013 8:57 a.m.

    We use the movie chains website and only go to reserved seating theatres. This part of the article sounds like it was from 10 years ago.

    But even with reserved seats, you cannot control those who book the seats around the lady who sat by us the other night, coming in late with her hubby and proceeding to eat a salad she had smuggled in with her, for over half an hour. Aromas none of us planned for. Then she was oohhing, ahhing, and giggling at every silly preview and scene in the movie, for the benefit of her adoring husband we can only assume. No one else was audibly reacting to everything on the screen. It made for a miserable evening.

    We all need to be courteous to those around us as well, so they may enjoy their movie experience.

  • TaipeiModerate New Haven, CT
    July 3, 2013 5:29 p.m.

    Sorry if this sounds rude, but I think this blogger is pretty out of touch with current practices. This article is kind of like a review complaining about the functionality of a Nokia brick or old flip phone in a current tech site devoted to smartphones.

    I don't think that you can find many ticketing services where you can't print tickets from home, or print from a kiosk at a theater. Mainstream chains such as Cinemark, AMC, Carmike, Regal, etc. all have this functionality. Even sophisticated local operations like Megaplex have kiosks and online ticketing. I've also never heard of until today.

  • Area 52 Tooele, UT
    July 3, 2013 1:40 p.m.

    I have never used before, but when I do go to the movies I do buy them online only for the reserved seating movie theatres. I never have to wait in line and I always get the seat I want. Also, I never have to wait in line to get the ticket from the kiosk. I don't think the author of this article really knows what he is talking about or he doesn't go to movies at Cinemark or the Megaplex.