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maestrowork
07-08-2008, 12:17 AM
The MovieWatcher program is a scam.

OK, not really, but they could have done a better job with their reward system. I go there a lot and every time they either just give me these useless $0.50 off coupons or a coupon for "small popcorns." Like who cares?

I just now realized I have over 150 points in the account. And you only need 10 points to get a free movie ticket, or large popcorns, or whatever. So, I have 15 free movies sitting in my account but why didn't anyone ever tell me? Why doesn't their system say, "Hey, you're entitled to a free movie. No, correction, 15!" Plus you can't really check and redeem anything at their kiosk. You'll have to go online, and then you'll have to request your freebies at the box office. How's a customer supposed to know?

I'm miffed.

Ray, going out now to see his free movies

Chumplet
07-08-2008, 01:23 AM
I use AirMiles to get my free movie passes -- Two movies, two drinks and a medium popcorn all in one tidy package.

jennifer75
07-08-2008, 01:26 AM
Fabulous!

I have credit to be gotten for the first movie I purchased a pair of tickets to before receiving my card, but after I joined the club. I was supposed to show them my movie stubs, but never did. Think I lost them, not sure.

Either way, I've only gone a few times, and until now didn't realize I was accumulating points...

runs to log in to her moviewatcher account. :P

writerterri
07-08-2008, 02:17 AM
Well, how did you find out that you had 150 points?


Just saying.

writerterri
07-08-2008, 02:17 AM
And Hancock is a lame movie.

Adam Israel
07-08-2008, 02:31 AM
Dang. I've got 116 points. Time for us to see some free movies!

Fraulein
07-08-2008, 04:08 AM
A small popcorn? What are you supposed to do with that? I guess you could have fun throwing it on the floor or across the theater. (Hint: A freebie small drink or candy would be much, much better. :))

benbradley
07-08-2008, 04:57 AM
Hmm. Movie theaters. About 18 years ago some then-friends and I regularly went to movies at the two multiplexes at Gwinnet Place Mall (in Atlanta suburbs). I recall we would get our cigarette fixes (most of us smoked) in the lobby right after the movie. Six months later, after a movie, I lit up and was informed that the lobby was no-smoking. The guy who told me that probably wasn't even working there six months earlier...

Since then I quit smoking and have been to maybe one movie every five years. In the past couple of years I've been back in the area of Gwinnett Place Mall (there's a new Fry's Electronics near the mall), and BOTH of those theaters are closed down. Not changed into anything else, just closed. At least one has a big For Lease sign.

I'm just sayin'...

benbradley
07-08-2008, 04:59 AM
A small popcorn? What are you suppose to do with that? I guess you could have fun throwing it on the floor or across the theater. (Hint: A freebie small drink or candy would be much, much better. :))
Hot dogs. (RHPS reference - yeah, I haven't seen a lot of movies, but I did see a midnight showing of 'that' - a truly theatrical experience).

Thump
07-08-2008, 05:10 AM
You know what's a rip off? That "reward" program (I forget the name) for some cinemas in Montreal. The card looks super spiffy but you need like 1500 points to get a free movie and you only get almost no points every time you buy a movie ticket. I'd have to go to the cinema (the most expensive one in the city btw) all year to get one f***** free movie.

Ah well, I don't go to the movies much anymore anyway. I love the feeling of it but I might as well just watch TV or rent DVDs for less. I ain't got no monies.

Fraulein
07-08-2008, 05:12 AM
Hot dogs.Please refer to healthy diet and exercise thread. ;)

katiemac
07-08-2008, 05:33 AM
(Hint: A freebie small drink or candy would be much, much better. :))

Sure, but the popcorn's cheaper on their end.

astonwest
07-09-2008, 04:29 AM
Sure, but the popcorn's cheaper on their end.And they're almost assured you're going to want to buy a drink to wash it down... :)

Serenity
07-09-2008, 04:39 AM
You have to look at it from a positive perspective: you probably saved $15.75 on the small popcorn.


Just sayin'... :D

Silver King
07-09-2008, 04:57 AM
The worst thing I've noticed about AMC Theaters is that they run advertisements disguised as movie trailers before films are shown. They mix them with legitimate previews to hawk automobiles and cell phones and whatnot. That sucks. I can stay home and watch commercial television for free all day long. But when I pay top dollar to watch a new release, I'd rather not view Honda's latest crap hybrid or T-Mobile's current campaign to dupe new customers.

And if these companies are helping to defray the cost of screening films, shouldn't we be paying less at the box office instead of more?

Before you know it, they'll be interrupting films in theaters every ten minutes or so to sell us shit like they do on network television, and we'll continue to pay for the privilege because we'll have grown accustom to the practice.

BenPanced
07-09-2008, 07:22 AM
Hot dogs. (RHPS reference - yeah, I haven't seen a lot of movies, but I did see a midnight showing of 'that' - a truly theatrical experience).
*sihg* I'll never forget the time I saw RHPS and somebody threw cooked chicken Rice-A-Ronitm during the wedding scene. Thank ghod they had the sense to let it cool down before they brought it to the movie...

And you ain't lived until you've helped the theatre staff clean up after a showing.

nerds
07-09-2008, 04:26 PM
. . . "small popcorns."



This is certainly not something any red-blooded male would want to have.

BenPanced
07-09-2008, 07:07 PM
This is certainly not something any red-blooded male would want to have.
Or ever admit to having...