Took Mrs Sane to the cinema on Wednesday night (Music & Lyrics is a really funny film and Drew Barrymore looks great) and the two eldest kids on Thursday morning (Charlottes Web is also a good film, brought back memories!).
We paid £7.50 for the posh seats – enough leg room so that your knees aren’t in your ears and the back is high enough for someone of average height not to get neck ache (I’m 6’1″ tall though so not high enough for me). I think £7.50 is a bit expensive for a film but it’s nice to get out of the house and it’s not the same watching films on the telly.
So what did I get for my money? Good films? Yep. Clean cinema? Yep. Comfy seats? Yep. Fifty minutes of adverts, trailers and FACT warnings? Yep.
I kid you not – 50 minutes over the two sittings. A FACT advert that aims to dissuade viewers from buying copied DVD’s by showing you how bad they are – small picture, member of the audience walking past the screen, fuzzy, grainy, poor sound, etc. Personally, I’ve never seen a copied DVD that fits that description and I can’t see FACT convincing anyone with a dodgy advert at the cinema! Anyway, loads of trailers and adverts for all sorts of people with glowing references from advertisers. But I don’t want to watch adverts, I’ve paid to watch a film. I don’t mind the trailers so much but I do grudge paying to watch adverts. If I wanted to watch adverts I’d watch a film on ITV.