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King Kong goes bananas in Tampines cinema

Post by Oriental » Fri, 16 Dec 2005 10:44 pm

The other day my wife and I went to see the new King Kong movie in a theatre in Tampines. When the movie started there were people receiving and making calls on their mobile phones and they continued doing so for more than half an hour. Eventually they turned to just sending and receiving (ding ding) SMS’ during the rest of the movie. Additionally many of the moviegoers were late making noisy entrees well into the movie. On top of that during the whole movie people were wandering around and kids were playing making the cinema look like a mix between a train station and a kinder garden.

As you can see I was very annoyed :mad: and was just about ready to pull a “King Kong”
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Post by riversandlakes » Fri, 16 Dec 2005 10:58 pm

Yet another complain on misconduct in Singapore cinemas...

I honestly had no problems? Caught half-a-dozen movies already at either GW, Plaza, etc...
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Post by babykasim » Mon, 19 Dec 2005 8:57 am

all i do when this happen is to look at the person's face if they were next to me or simply a loud 'sshhhhh' when they're nearby.

well at least they know someone's annoyed.

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Post by rupertstreet » Mon, 19 Dec 2005 3:52 pm

Hey mate, sorry to hear about your unpleasant movie experience. You're the 3rd incident that i've heard about, all of which involving the same movie. The 1st one involved a kid who was coughing every 2 minutes throughout the entire movie and the 2nd, which happened when I watched the movie yesterday was in respect of a kid who kept asking his mother questions. At the end of the movie, a caucasian gentleman must have said something to the mother . family because she went berserk and basically verbally abused the poor caucasian guy.

What's wrong with people these days? When you're in the wrong, the least you can do is to apologise. But to think that you're actually right makes no sense at all. What kind of example are you setting for the kid?

Since we cannot depend on people to have any social graces and courtesy whatsoever, perhaps this is something (and I don't believe i'm saying this) which the authorities should do something about. Regulate the whole going to the cinema experience by restricting kids to certain time-slots.

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Post by sapphire » Mon, 19 Dec 2005 5:00 pm

I went and watched 'History of violence' last night at Cathay Cineleisure. Never ever had a problem there. Somebody's phone rang once, I assumed he/she must have forgotten to turn it off. Oh and maybe a couple of sms rings, that's all. Had a quiet time watching the movie which has some gory scenes. Nothing special but not bad for a one time viewing.
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Post by Vaucluse » Mon, 19 Dec 2005 10:04 pm

Afraid I have to chime in here - went to see King Kong and my belief in the Singaporean movie-goer has not diminished.

One family, three kids, in the same row, plastic bags, mobile phones, constant loud talking, running around, kids climbing over chairs, leaning on the ones in front (the Malay couple directly in front of these human examples of why abortion may be a good idea was astoundingly patient), and the rest of whatever they could do to piss people off.

May this family and their sprog eat shit and die.
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Post by sapphire » Tue, 20 Dec 2005 8:25 am

Hahaha that must have been so frustrating. I could've never kept quiet. But this is not typical of Singers, have experienced something like that in California too. Go for any kiddie movie and you will experience something like this.

I, for one, had really enjoyed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at GV Plaza. Giggles of little ones around me made the movie real special. :)

Although, this East European family did turn into a pain, the mother went on with her regular commentary throughout the movie. Oh and the kids were little brats!
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Post by babykasim » Tue, 20 Dec 2005 8:58 am

oh ya, agree on this.
watching those kind of movies during evening time sometimes requires a lot of patience..
some of the kids comments are quite funny though.
But I'd rather watch the late shows if I want no disturbance.

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Post by Vaucluse » Tue, 20 Dec 2005 8:59 am

East European


'Nuff said.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 20 Dec 2005 9:34 am

sapphire wrote:But this is not typical of Singers, have experienced something like that in California too.
Actually it is quite typical sapphire. But you are right is happens all over the world. I don't deny that. Where the bad taste comes in is the quantum. All barrels have bad apples in them. It's the barrels with the most (even though the percentage may still be small) that end up with the stereotype though. :wink:
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Post by sapphire » Tue, 20 Dec 2005 9:39 am

These days you make so much sense SMS. :P

Vaucluse, that was mean of you!
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