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Old 03-17-2017, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Bloomington, IL
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I'm at the opposite end. The recliners are a waste of space, make it more likely a person will doze off, and seem to encourage talking.

The reserved seating is a whole other problem, leaving you trapped.

I do agree about showing up late, though. The easy solution is to either wait a few weeks until the crowds die down, or else get your seat, then stroll out again to the bathrooms, concession stand, whatever, and return as the movie starts.
...fine for winter when you have a coat to reserve your seats or a buddy to stick around and save them for you....otherwise what do you do?
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:12 AM
 
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I think reclining seats are good for comedies/action movies. I'm the type to doze off when the recliner goes back lol
Reclining isn't required.
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Old 03-19-2017, 06:54 PM
 
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I hate reserved seating because I feel trapped.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The local Regal theater just replaced their seats (large, comfortable, tilt-armrests), with larger boxy recliners that have significantly less-comfortable cushions. Yes, the reclining is nice, but they are powered and I expect their lifetime to be about 18 months and doubt the theater will pay for maintenance.

Reservations:
Since I'm not the kind that just has to see the movie during the opening week, I usually don't need to reserve a seat to get in. But if all seats are reserved, and I choose to do it online, there's a pretty significant fee.

Commercials & Trailers:
My experience is that most movies have at-least 20 min of them. Just TOO long!

I'm not liking the way theaters are moving.
I have a vast movie collection at home and was gradually tapering off theaters when theaters came up with the stadium seating and it was worth the trip, expense, and distractions. Now, less so.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:23 AM
 
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I hate reserved seating because I feel trapped.
I'm curious why you feel trapped?

And yes, there are fees associated with online reservations, around $1.50 each ticket. But bypass that by joining their rewards club ($15/year). Cheap price to pay for convenience on knowing you have a reserved seat and don't have to fight to go early just to reserve your spot. It makes the movie-going experience so much more peaceful.

We were always stressed before when going to a big budget movie and praying that there were decent seats available when we walked into the theater. Now no more surprises.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:33 AM
 
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I LOVE being able to reserve seats in advance and not having to worry about being stuck sitting too close to a screen. Without reservations, I always want to go super early to get a good seat but DH doesn't like to do that. This keeps the peace. It makes the experience more relaxing.

I also enjoy the reclining seats but I do wonder if these make some people think they are in their own family room and thus, talk like they are in their own family room. I've found that when we go to older standard cinemas, there seems to be less talking. The AMC near me has very comfortable reclining seats but we went to a new Hollywood over the weekend and those recliners were less comfy. They seemed to be less padded.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:57 AM
 
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I LOVE being able to reserve seats in advance and not having to worry about being stuck sitting too close to a screen. Without reservations, I always want to go super early to get a good seat but DH doesn't like to do that. This keeps the peace. It makes the experience more relaxing.

I also enjoy the reclining seats but I do wonder if these make some people think they are in their own family room and thus, talk like they are in their own family room. I've found that when we go to older standard cinemas, there seems to be less talking. The AMC near me has very comfortable reclining seats but we went to a new Hollywood over the weekend and those recliners were less comfy. They seemed to be less padded.
Yep, my wife is notorious for showing up early. For a 7pm show we would be out the door at 6:10 or so (we live 5 minutes away).

Now we pre-book and don't arrive until 6:55 or 7pm on the dot.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:48 PM
 
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  • I like the recliners.
  • I like the reserved seats, although I typically buy my tickets online from home now, rather than at the box office.
  • I like that the low walls separate you from the rows beneath you, so you can't see when people get out their cell phones. (No distracting glow.)
  • I like that when the seats are reclined, people can still walk in front of you without your having to adjust your chair or squinch your feet up or have someone's butt in your face.
  • I like the previews, too! :-) They're one of my favorite parts of the movie! (The only thing I hate is when it's the same previews over and over again.)
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:11 PM
 
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  • I like the recliners.
  • I like the reserved seats, although I typically buy my tickets online from home now, rather than at the box office.
  • I like that the low walls separate you from the rows beneath you, so you can't see when people get out their cell phones. (No distracting glow.)
  • I like that when the seats are reclined, people can still walk in front of you without your having to adjust your chair or squinch your feet up or have someone's butt in your face.
  • I like the previews, too! :-) They're one of my favorite parts of the movie! (The only thing I hate is when it's the same previews over and over again.)
I agree on ALL points! :-)
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:37 PM
 
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I too absolutely love the recliners and reserved seats.

Those two factors have brought the joy of movie going back to me.

No more idiots kicking back of your seat, and you can reserve your seat without hassles of trying to beat the crowd for primo seating.
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