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25 July 2004 @ 11:42 pm
Why I will never go to assembly square lowells again  
I decided I wanted to get out of the house, so greg and I went to see Spiderman 2 on the free passes we got from seeing Shrek 2 in vibrovision. This time we got to see the movie in music worblesound. It was weird, the dialog was unaffected, but the music was like someone playing it through old rotary speakers. I talked to an usher who had come to check the exits and she went and stopped the movie, but not to fix the sound, but because it was sproketted too tightly and was eventually going to break, or at least that's what she said.

I also for the first time been in a theater were someone's cell phone went off AND they felt the need to answer it and talk for a little while.

I like DVDs and the comfort of my own living room more and more.

EDIT: We go there, or at least used to, because it was close, had parking, didn't have to deal with Ting into down town and Fresh Pond is just as bad, plus once we were at Fresh Pond and had to wait inside the theater because there had been gun fire outside.
Antarctica, Winter 1982ivorjawa on July 26th, 2004 04:37 am (UTC)
Assembly Square is so fucking ghetto.

In five years living in Boston, I never once went to a movie at the Assy Square theatre -- mostly because everything around it was so ghetto. It seems my whiteboy prejudices are warranted.
chenoamegchenoameg on July 26th, 2004 06:41 am (UTC)
Mostly I don't expect the movie to be without technical difficulties unless I go to:

- Somerville Theatre or the Capital Theatre (Arlington) where I feel like the projectionists occasionally watch the movie.

- the downtown Loew's or Fenway. Not because they're more classy, just because they're newer and the equipment hasn't had a chance to break yet.

But I've gotten pretty good at complaining, and I use discount tickets out the wazzo, so I suspect that my average Loew's movie costs me $4. Which I'm willing to live with. Yesterday was a new record; we got a full refund (on tickets I had bought with a gift card that I had gotten for 20% off) _and_ free passes. So I paid $15 and got $18.75 plus three free passes back.

I particularly like to take the red "we're sorry your movie sucked" tickets and then use them at the more expensive Boston Common theater.

Fashionable, but unable to tell fact from fictiontesting4l on July 26th, 2004 06:48 am (UTC)
Remember, there's a special place in Hell for people who talk in theatres.

Sounds like that theatre would be an excellent place to go and watch REALLY bad films.