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Posted: 12/23/2003 2:48:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 2:59:08 PM EDT
The Deans? Hmmmmmmmmmm. Any relationship to the angry man running for Prez from Vermont?
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 3:01:57 PM EDT
You buy the tickets you get the seats. If the theater don't want you to have the seats then they shouldn't sell the tickets. Unless of course there is a written disclaimer on the ticket stating that any open seats will be given up after a certain time.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 3:03:52 PM EDT
Business owners have the right to toss you out if you are disrupting their business. If you refuse to leave it's criminal tresspass. I would want to see the fine print onthe ticket stubs though.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 3:05:10 PM EDT
Holy crap, holding 9 seats?! I dont have any sympathy there. I was thinking this was going to be something like when your partner gets up to go to the bathroom or concession after you get your seats and someone fights with you over the empty seat. Now THAT I would get pissed about. My wife and I do that all the time. Get our seats first, then one of us goes to get food, etc. 9 seats. lol! Here's your seat right here Mofo! [chair]
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 3:17:45 PM EDT
So the theater thought they could charge for the same seats twice? They would have had to call the police on me too.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 3:32:44 PM EDT
If I paid for them, those seats are MINE. Doesn't matter if there's a butt in them or not. Now, if the theater wants to refund them to me, I might consider it, otherwise they can pound sand. Oh, and not cool being enough of a asshole to get the cops involved. Should have taken it to the managers office.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 4:00:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By moneyshot: Holy crap, holding 9 seats?! I dont have any sympathy there. I was thinking this was going to be something like when your partner gets up to go to the bathroom or concession after you get your seats and someone fights with you over the empty seat. Now THAT I would get pissed about. My wife and I do that all the time. Get our seats first, then one of us goes to get food, etc. 9 seats. lol! Here's your seat right here Mofo! [chair]
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If you paid for 9 seats, they are yours, period! I paid for ten seats on sunday(got hte tickets 3 days in advance), and went down early with my kids to save seats. I paid for them, went throught the trouble of getting there 1 hour before the theater opened so If I want to save seats, I will! CH
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 4:16:17 PM EDT
Other than that, how was the movie? Bet they don't know.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 5:30:40 PM EDT
How exactly do you save seats when your ass isnt planted in one of them? I know I know, I usually put my coat or popcorn down in my wifes seat while shes gone, but if I have seat #9 that is 8 seats away from me how can I argue that its saved and its paid for? Does the f*cking ticket have a seat number on it like at stadiums? Nope, didn't think so. Do you bring some cute little place card holders for each seat your saving? Thats a verrry good idea. If they were in fact the very last two empty seats in the theater, then there is a problem, but if there are other seats available, a single here, single there, couple seats down in front row, etc. then that's the breaks. Get your ass to the show early like we do, or else catch the next showing. I guess people have never heard of the saying "first come first serve" around here. Something else for strategies sake- If your 2 people short, waiting on the last two people to show, then ask the people in your group to separate the seats so that they're singles between all of you. People most likely wont take a single seat unless its a single person comming to see the movie. That may happen, but my experience is always that the single seat we often have between us and another couple never gets filled, so you have alot better odds of keeping people out of the seats. If you expect to sit there indignant about 2 seats left open and think nobody will inquire when you see a couple come in at the last minute, then I guess you better be prepared for the consequences, i.e. arguments, nasty looks, or worse case, a citation.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 5:51:49 PM EDT
I agree with MS, A seat without an ass in it is free game in a crowded movie theater ! Especially after the film has already started.....
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 5:53:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2003 6:00:00 PM EDT by STANMAN]
I agree with the people that bought the tickets. If I were to go to a movie alone, and buy 3 tickets, and get there early enough to save 3 seats in a row so I don't have people sitting next to me (I would sit in the middle seat), who are they, coming late, to say that I have to accomadate them? I rented 3 seats, and they are mine, end of story. They should have to fill in the remaining seats that are available. The early bird gets the worm in my book. And if the business overbooked, shame on them. I would have told them to go pound sand as well. How would you like it if you arrived early, got primo seats, and some guy comes in after the previews started with 4 kids, and you were made to move to the front row neck bender seats because you were a single person with 4 seats around you that you had not paid for, but they were the last 4 seats in the house? Not so cool if the shoe is on the other foot huh?? BTW----the movie ROCKED!!!!!
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 6:17:46 PM EDT
I say, tell your friends to show up on time, or they lose [:)]
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 7:14:40 PM EDT
I guess it just boils down to whatever you can get away with. I know I can get away with one or two seats for wife and child, they leave thier coats and go to bathroom, concessions, etc., but trying to save 9 seats for people who haven't even showed up yet to a theater that is quickly filling up with people???!! Haaa! Im just glad I dont feel the nerve to try something like that. Even if you feel you have the right, you still look like an ass trying. I'd just rather tell my friends to get there early or not at all. And I'll remind everyone what you can't argue away most and that is the tickets dont have a seat number, so its all up for grabs baby!! Yeah!!! Stanman, what your describing is a little bit different. I wouldnt relenquish the seat I'M in so a family of 3 could have my spot and the seats around it, but conversely the family should have every right to take any non-occupied seat they want even if that means the seats around me. The key word is "occupied" say it with me kids!! "OCCUPIED".[wave]
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 7:20:38 PM EDT
Why the hell can't your friends/family just get o the damn theatre on time?!?![pissed] You can get out of bed, dress yourself, eat, manuever your car to the chosen theatre, and buy your tickets. Why the hell can't the others in your "party"?? To me this is a classic case of some people, aka relatives/friends, being users, and the others involved being enablers. Really has little to do with the police. How the hell does one or two people actually save nine seats anyway?!?
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 7:54:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER: AMERICAN FORK, Utah -- Saving seats in a movie theater isn't uncommon -- but becoming argumentative when asked to release them apparently is worth a citation. A Utah couple arrived early at a movie theater showing the newest "Lord of the Rings" installment. They bought nine tickets for themselves and family who had not yet arrived. [red]When the movie started, there were still two empty seats and the usher declared them up for grabs. [/red] Theater officials say David and Molly Dean became so argumentative that police had to be called. The Deans were given a misdemeanor citation.
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Some of you guys are wacked. They initially saved nine seats, but by the time the movie started, only two were unfilled.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 9:45:57 PM EDT
And they were not unfilled, they were filled with $8.50 cent tickets that those people had bought. Who cares if their relatives didn't show up, THEY WERE PAID FOR!!! Say I went to the opening of the LOTR ROTK and bought EVERY SINGLE SEAT IN THE THEATER for myself. Should the ushers be able to come in, see that I am the only one in the theater, and declare the rest of the seats up for grabs so the theater can sell MY SEATS twice?? I think not. And in my above post, I had stated that I had (in fantasy world) purchased 3 seats, and I think the early bird SHOULD be able to hold ANY 3 seats that they paid for!
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 9:55:19 PM EDT
If people were standing there looking for seats, these fuckers should have relinquished them. "Saving seats" on trains, buses, subways, etc has always pissed me off. If you want em, GET EM BEFORE I DO AND DO IT IN PERSON! I think its very reasonable for the theater to tell them that their guests can search for seats IF they show up.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 10:30:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SUPERSPORT: So the theater thought they could charge for the same seats twice? They would have had to call the police on me too.
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I take it you haven't flown commercially, lately! [8D] Common practice on common carriers. WHICH SUX!
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 10:40:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2003 10:41:46 PM EDT by The_Macallan]
Why didn't the usher make any of the seven other people give up their seats instead? [:\] Answer... ...because those seven people were all [b][u]THERE[/u] at the start of the show!!![/b] [stick] [b]Just like the two paid-ticket-holders IN THE THEATER looking for seats [/b]while the stragglers were God-knows-where doing God-knows-what to each other!!! It ain't reserved seating numbnuts! [brick] [b]You snooze - you lose. [/b]
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 2:25:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mcgrubbs: Why the hell can't your friends/family just get o the damn theatre on time?!?![pissed]
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Because there's 30 minutes of damned commercials and previews before the movie.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 2:50:14 AM EDT
It's the theaters fault if they gave more tickets than they have seats.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 5:49:05 AM EDT
Originally Posted By STANMAN: declare the rest of the seats up for grabs so the theater can sell MY SEATS twice?? I think not.
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Actually, the airlines do it everyday. Anyway, it's a private business. They can toss anybody wearing Nike tennish shoes if they want to. Nobody's civil rights are being violated here. If the family doesn't like it, they can choose another theatre to attend. Which is exactly what they will probably do.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 6:31:13 AM EDT
Our theaters here only sell tickets for the number of seats in the theater. If it has 50 seats, they sell 50 tickets. AFter 50 are sold, it is considered sold out and no more are sold. Simple as that. That way only the exact number of tickets for the exact number of seats are in peoples hands, and these kind of things are avoided.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 8:15:01 AM EDT
stupid question no one has asked yet if there were 300 seats in the theater and they bought 9 tickets and 2 were unfilled seats after it sold out, how can you sell 300 tickets yet cram 302 people into the showing, seems they were overbooking for the show to me. They had the 2 tickets for those unfilled seats, how did the others get in then????
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 10:52:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By rak1004: stupid question no one has asked yet if there were 300 seats in the theater and they bought 9 tickets and 2 were unfilled seats after it sold out, how can you sell 300 tickets yet cram 302 people into the showing, seems they were overbooking for the show to me. They had the 2 tickets for those unfilled seats, how did the others get in then????
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I concur if there were ONLY 2 seats left. This story, while they say 2 seats left, I can't help but wonder if they're not meaning 2 seats TOGETHER while there are single seats usually left throughout the theater. If that is the case, then I feel differently. As for comming back and finding my coat on the sticky floor and seat taken... Well, I might accidently spill my soda into someones lap when I reach down for that coat of mine, but oh well, such is the way of fate and irony. But typically when I go with my wife and son, usually someone remains seated while the others go to bathroom or concessions. I'd be surprised if someone felt comfortable enough leaving thier coat and belongings in a seat with no one to watch over them while they were out of the theater. Conversely, Ive never gone into a theater and seen someones belongings in the seat and thought once about messing with them.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 10:56:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2003 10:58:56 AM EDT by ArmedAggie]
Were the rest of their kids coming as well? [edited to point out that that there is Mormon country and Mormons tend toward large families. When I lived up there my old neighbors had 7 kids. She was flat worn out, believe me. Didn't want to confuse anyone]
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 10:13:25 AM EDT
Guys, you pay for 9 seats... Theatres aren't like arenas or concert halls: the seats aren't numbered... You pay for 9 seats ANYWHERE IN THE THEATRE... I doubt the ushers refused their relatives/friends entry, tehy were just saying 'Hey, those 2 seats aren't in use now, your friends can find 2 others when they get here'...
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 11:24:12 AM EDT
I agree with the early bird gets the worm to an extent. If I get their 30 minutes before a movie so I can get me and say 5 of my friends seats in the upper middle, then it comes down to the last couple minutes, it's getting dark, and these people walk in who did not want the seats enough to get their early enough, then those 5 seats are mine. I sat their for 30 min and earned them. I admit 9 does seem to be very extreme, but at what point do you say is too many? There should be a limit. Example: Say I buy every ticket in the theater but 2. Say I get their 30 minutes early, save all the seats except 2 cruddy front row seats. Then the 2 ticket buyers walk in and I tell 'em I've got every seat except those 2 front cruddy ones. Not fair... so there has to be a limit. Or you could say it's fair, but I'm just being an *ss, even though I paid for those tickets. So at what # of seat saving does one become an *ss? I'd say you should be able to save 3 seats for every person you have there. So if you have 3 people in your party, you should each be able to save 3 seats.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 11:57:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2003 12:00:06 PM EDT by Only_Hits_Count]
Sorry but the seats were PAID FOR!!!! Theyu were'nt holding seets for late comers. If I buy all 125 tickets for a theatre showing- it's none of your business if I use them or not. I paid for them. Once when I still smoked, I bought a block of 5 tickets to a baseball game. Outdoor 'vip' section- smoking allowed. We only used some of the tickets, and had two tickets that weren't used- assigned seats. So these two women come and sit in front of us- in MY seats. They start being catty and making remarks about the cigarette smoke. I let them go on for a while. I finally lean forward and ask them to be quiet. They want to be difficult. You should have seen their faces when I had them escorted out and the crowd laughed at them. I paid for the seats- they're mine. daymn spillin
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