7th September 2003, 09:10 PM
Wah, now coffee also catch! I guess gone are the days when i use to bring coconut and sushi into the cinemas.
7th September 2003, 09:18 PM
we have classic examples of ugly singaporeans here.
it is well-known that the snacks and drinks are a huge percentage of profits in cinemas rather than the price of the tickets. that is why they do not allow food purchased from other places. they do state it clearly in their policies.
if you want to do so, no one's stopping you. But do not complain when you are found out and action has to be taken against you.
7th September 2003, 09:26 PM
I always buy outside drinks to go into the cinema to drink, coz the cinema's one are super ex!!
I even bring in BK meals sometimes when I'm late for the shows...
7th September 2003, 11:15 PM
Originally Posted by darkness
7th September 2003, 11:33 PM
7th September 2003, 11:46 PM
Originally Posted by darkness
It's expensive because, if you are the operator, your only customers are the ones who buy ticket to watch show.
Unlike the mac or BK who have customers walk-in from public.
Since your customer base is so restricted to the few hundreds or thousands who see show daily (and not all buy from you), and your rent is so darn expensive.
it is natural to raise the prices.
Just like a club charging $10 for coke but $6 for beer???!!!
The main pt is to encourage you to drink alcohol which is their MAIN source of revenue and not the cover charge.
8th September 2003, 12:33 AM
Then it's a case of poor business sense on the cinema's part. They're dedicating resources (space need to install the popcorn stand, getting ushers to check for illegally brought in food instead of doing something more productive, etc) to a sector of your business with limited demand and which is time- and manpower-intensive. That's just goofy, and trying to make people buy the food thereafter is something that only generates negative impressions - ie possibly lowering return visits by the customers.
Originally Posted by Winston
It strikes me that these resources could be better spent promoting their cinema, getting people to come, instead of trying to force people into some profit scheme with only marginal returns. It just makes sense, instead of making excuses to prevent customers from following their natural money-spending inclinations.
8th September 2003, 01:18 AM
I think that you may have missed the point of the initial post, and so has some cinema operators.
Originally Posted by chaotic
While most of us would readily agree to the fact that we should not consume any to all types of food that we wish i.e. chicken rice, durians etc in cinemas, most of us do want to have the freedom buying similar foods at far lower prices from elsewhere, and consume them them in the cinema while watching the movie. eg a can of coke costs SGD1 at most at 7 eleven versus SGD1.5 at the cinema.
Also, If cinema operators become over zealous with the way they handle their customers, there is nothing wrong in us consumers hitting back by voicing our displeasure. Better still, communicate this bad experience to the public at large and let them decide for themselves what they want and ultimately which cinema operator to patronise. This is our basic right.
How the cinema handle their bottomline is none of our business, as it should rightfully be so.
8th September 2003, 11:18 AM
I tot if u are seated within the cinema, should be ok liao, passed the barricades. But why, the ushers so bad as to chase them out and after throwng away, still threatened to leave? If it were me, i dun leave. I dun believe they will stop showing the movie.
Originally Posted by Revo
8th September 2003, 11:27 PM
Imagine in the middle of a show, and the attendent showed up to ooze a stranger beside me, I would have walking up as well and demanded a full refund for disturbing my viewing pleasure!!
8th September 2003, 11:41 PM
Hey ppl... think b4 u all continue screwing those cinema operators, I hope that you think in their shoes - the distributor draws a large percentage of the ticket sales from the cinema operators (I think it's something like 80% of the proceeds... tat's how they can spend hundreds of millions on a production). As such, for the operator to survive, they do have to seek other revenues such as selling food and drinks. Frankly, when u paid for your movie tix, u have already agreed to abide by that cinema's regulations as it's the cinema paying the rent of the place, not u. Thus, in their own territory, they can set the rules on ur conduct in watching the movies so as will benefit them.
In the cinemas, it is usually not tat strict as to search ur personal belongings. The ushers cant request to search ur bag unless he/she has valid reasons to do so - he/she saw that you have brought in outside food and tried to put them in ur bags. Tat is breaking cinema rules and logically, shldnt the cinema operator have every right to stop u? Den furthermore, you can choose NOT to eat while watching the movie - no one is forcing you to buy the food and drinks there but ur own self.
8th September 2003, 11:42 PM