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Bravo Lido Shaw

Postby Brah » Wed, 09 Nov 2011 8:04 pm

Went to a movie in the new Shaw Lido theater, and for the first time at the movies in Singapore the room wasn't frozen.

Plus the new seats are pretty comfortable. And better still, the others in the cinema kept their mouths shut during the movie.

Amazing.

What the chances are of that happening for the next movie, anyone's guess.

But thanks Lido for the sensible climate control. Competitors - take note.

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Postby BigSis » Thu, 10 Nov 2011 8:00 pm

I went there the other week and complained because it was an early movie and they hadn't cleaned up everyone else's popcorn and drinks from the night before!

At least the manager got back to me and apologised afterwards (he wasn't there at the time), but it was a really shabby show for such a nice new looking theatre.

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Postby Brah » Thu, 10 Nov 2011 11:15 pm

Interesting. As we left when the movie finished, one of the staff came in with a large garbage pail, and everyone brought their trash down with them and put it in there.

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Postby BigSis » Fri, 11 Nov 2011 7:06 am

Brah wrote:Interesting. As we left when the movie finished, one of the staff came in with a large garbage pail, and everyone brought their trash down with them and put it in there.


That's good - maybe the message has got through. Some of those late night screenings don't finish until the early hours - their cleaners have probably gone home by then.

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Postby x9200 » Fri, 11 Nov 2011 9:05 am

It's turning the cinemas (and other places) to a fridge some kind of prestige factor or to prevent some other things (perspiration?)

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 11 Nov 2011 10:40 am

My own 2 cents: I always seen Cathay and Shaw to be more 'homely' with older staff, (Cathay was in the news for having some of the oldest staff - long time employers .. )

And GV was more like fast food

I am happy to hear that Lido has still maintained it's flavour, post renovation

Good on them...

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Postby ksl » Fri, 11 Nov 2011 1:20 pm

Im okay with cold weather 18C is fine and I'll have a T-shirt on, the wife and daughter always take a woolly blanket! :lol:

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Postby scarbowl » Fri, 11 Nov 2011 5:29 pm

If only it didn't feel like a fire trap! :cry:

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Fri, 11 Nov 2011 7:08 pm

Exactly scarbowl. I've been going the Lido for almost 20 years now. They were closed for months ~ how the heck did they get the layout so wrong? The lines for the concessions stands are the worst. I can't believe they paid an architect to come up with that abomination of a traffic 'flow.'

As far as the temperature is concerned, I think they've all warmed up a bit. I still rug up when I go, but I think all the major cinemas have addressed this issue.

Lido no longer has those hard-bitten, short-tempered Aunties running the ticket booth, and I didn't see a single old Uncle when I was there last. :(

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Postby Brah » Sat, 12 Nov 2011 12:05 am

Haha, I remember those old ladies, and the ornery old guy who felt the need to direct people down the obvious pathway after getting tickets.

No, like just about everywhere else, it's the more polite Filipino staff now in charge IIR. The show we went to was at 7pm.

Funny you say 'hard-bitten' - my partner wanted to avoid some theaters because of the bed bug issue, which I think was overblown.

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:Exactly scarbowl. I've been going the Lido for almost 20 years now. They were closed for months ~ how the heck did they get the layout so wrong? The lines for the concessions stands are the worst. I can't believe they paid an architect to come up with that abomination of a traffic 'flow.'

As far as the temperature is concerned, I think they've all warmed up a bit. I still rug up when I go, but I think all the major cinemas have addressed this issue.

Lido no longer has those hard-bitten, short-tempered Aunties running the ticket booth, and I didn't see a single old Uncle when I was there last. :(

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Postby movingtospore » Sat, 12 Nov 2011 4:58 pm

Now can we get them to turn the volume down a notch so I don't walk out feeling like I've been beside the speaker wall at glastonbury?

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Postby ecureilx » Sun, 13 Nov 2011 11:22 am

Brah wrote:No, like just about everywhere else, it's the more polite Filipino staff now in charge IIR. The show we went to was at 7pm.


You mean they lost the little bit of old world charm ?? :( :(

Well, as one of the ministers said, when you look down on old people, remember that one day you will also be old :D :D


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