7th September 2003, 11:24 AM
RE: Drinks brought into cinema....
Went for a movie last nite.....
din know that nowadays cinemas are so strict on the drinks u bring in.
Saw this couple drinking their starbuckies away happily seated, halfway thru kena asked to leave the cinema to throw away their drinks.
Barely 5 mins after their return, they were asked to leave the cinema n i overheard something like, "if u dun leave, we'll just have to stop the movie"
Is it so big an offence really to bring drinks thats not bought from the lousy cineplexes' drink stall?
Pls share if u know ..... cos i always bring in addtional tidbits from supermarkets....dun wanna ask to leave the cinema just like that..
7th September 2003, 11:28 AM
r u sure? this has never happen to me before. perhaps coffee has a stronger scent, not sure.
7th September 2003, 11:30 AM
A friend and I went to a cinema previously, and when we were getting our tickets torn, the usher asked us what was in our bags. These weren't plastic bags but the innocous kind you use on our shoulder.
My friend replied, "personal belongings." The usher wanted to know more, so my friend said they were sweets he had just bought. The usher insisted that any kind of food or drink was not allowed, and insisted that both of us leave our bags in the cardboard box that they placed at the entrance to the cinema, or we would be denied entrance.
7th September 2003, 11:36 AM
Im not exactly sure but thats what i heard.
Originally Posted by Goldmember
they werent drinking coffee, one was drinking those erm...i cant really describe it..but its clear drink from starbucks...the other was drinking coffee.
the gal left to dispose of the drinks came back, seated down, 10 mins later another staff came in n ask them to leave.
What actually transpired during the disposal of drinks im not sure...
Cos i was munching away those "kiam sng tee" n i was wondering if i wld be chased out like them...it wld have been a real bummer... my first book out nia ....
Sausage: den u all just left the stuff there?? sian 1/2 man like that..
7th September 2003, 11:38 AM
Yeah. No choice We paid good money for both the tickets and the sweets.
7th September 2003, 11:41 AM
Originally Posted by Sausage
which cinema you guys go to huh?
i'll avoid there next time
7th September 2003, 11:46 AM
7th September 2003, 12:46 PM
Cinemas make most of their money from sales of food and drink, rather than from ticket sales mah... the film distributor already eat up a good part of the box office takings.
Check out the mark-up of snack items - no wonder people rather bring in their own food.
7th September 2003, 01:03 PM
BALLS to these cinema operators who think that they can search our bags as and when they like! Tell us which cinema it was and I shall boycott them!
7th September 2003, 01:08 PM
Cineleisure's pretty strict
Golden village, not that i know of
7th September 2003, 01:15 PM
such strict enforcements? wow, i'm glad i've not been subjected to such treatment ever before... are is this a new trend?
7th September 2003, 02:21 PM
how the hell they know what you are drinking or eating in the cinema? it's so darn dark...don't tell me they've installed IR cameras to catch those who bring outside makan and drinks.
7th September 2003, 02:32 PM
my exp is diff from yea....
Originally Posted by FLiNcHY
Cine's quite ok for moi...
Golden village is a tad strict for me....
BTW the above incident was withness @ Tampines Mall "ahem" loh....
7th September 2003, 02:33 PM
Before the show starts when the commercials are still running its still quite visible u know....
Originally Posted by MrBig
7th September 2003, 02:40 PM
Originally Posted by Revo
they got nothing else better to do meh
seems very pathetic to me lor
who wants to buy food and drinks from them knowing that their drinks and food are the double or sometimes triple the price of that in supermarkets
eg. $2 for a 600mL mineral water
7th September 2003, 02:44 PM
Originally Posted by Parchiao
search my bag? do i look like a damn terrorist who's gonna blow up your cinema or even better still blow myself up while watch a latest blockbuster movie hahaha
7th September 2003, 03:05 PM
For your information, burger king's drink, the medium sized one, has the same design as cineleisure's drink stall cup.
I always make my purchase at Burger King and then bring it upstairs to cineleisure, no problems ever. I put all my food into my bag and bring it in also, no problems known whatsoever. They have no right to search your bag.
7th September 2003, 03:07 PM
Don't say don't have.
Cinemas have all along banned the consumption of F&B not purchased from their cinemas, as this would hurt their own F&B sales.
There was once where my friend smuggled a whole Macdonald value meal set in, and he took it out when the ads were showing (and there were still staff walking around.) He got caught, and he had to throw the meal away.
TIP: Always wait till the cinema lights are out before you fish out your 'unauthorized' stuff in the cinema.
But I didn't know that they were getting so strict to the extent of searching your own personal bags.
7th September 2003, 03:18 PM
Biggest Loophole: Consume your outside food and drinks when the movie starts or when the lights are dimmed.
But first you need your gf's handbag to carry those makan stuffs
7th September 2003, 08:07 PM