Friday, November 9, 2007

#6 - Movie Theaters

Title: Movie Theater Commercials Really Suck

Subject: Movie Theaters
Author: Mel Kaye
Location: USA, CA, Thousand Oaks
Level of Annoyance (1-10): 6
Complaint/Challenge Details:

This has got to stop. We go to the movies for some entertainment and to escape what ever we are looking to escape from. Now, after the lights go down and we're comfortably in our seats, you've decided to expand into pushing TV commercials down our throats. It now seems the only difference between a movie screen and a TV screen is size, and annoying seat neighbors (I just had to throw that in.)

We, the captive audience, have had enough. TV commercials belong on television, not before movies that we PAY for.

As previously stated, movies have traditionally served as an escape from the “real” world. The movie theater was a portal into different perspectives on the world around us, and sometimes into worlds completely different than our own, be they past, present or future. The movie theater no longer serves to promote the business of escapism, but now is seen as the last resort for advertisers to truly force feed the public video games, soda and SUVs.

Possible Solution:
How about you give us, the movie goers, a choice:

1. We pay your outrageous $10.50 and we have NO COMMERCIALS.
2. We pay $0.00 and give us all the commercials you feel we can stomach.

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Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I love it. I don't go to movies, but I can relate to commercials. It's like getting solicitations on your home phone. Well, maybe not that bad, but close. Have a great day Mel. :)

Monday Morning Power said...

There is nowhere left to escape commercials. I understand the need to sell products and drive our economy, but come on.....there needs to be some commercial free zones.

Chris said...

Hey mel, this is becca's bf from Just wanted to say I like the concept of your site :), I do a lot of the promoting for her blog (she is just the "bitcher"). good bitching, keep it up :D

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