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I recently whent to see AVATAR at Croyden which i booked on line.The film has been widely advertised and was nominated for i believe seven Oscars. It was also advertised as being in spectacular 3D,when we got to the cinema we wetre informed that the film was no longer in 3Dwhich we found very dissapoining. We were not the only ones who were dissaponted as other viewers were also complaining. Would you please provide an explanation for this dissapoinment
I have this last two weeks been nagged something chronic by my fox obsessed 3 year old, to take her to see Fantastic Mr Fox so, I finally succumbed to her demands and decided I would take her in half term.
Now being as I hate queuing for tickets with a impatient 3 year old and this being her first ever trip to the cinema I though the excitement of the cinema and the fact she was going to see Fantastic Mr fox would be too much for her as it is so I decided to book online.
With the Vue cinema at the O2 being my cinema of choice I went to their website.
The website is easy to navigate when you first go to the site you select your cinema of choice and click on it you can however click the tick box to remember your cinema of choice next time you visit.
Once you have selected your cinema you are then taken to the home page where you have 3 lists now booking, Coming Soon & All films which are pretty self explanatory when you click on the films you can watch a trailer, read the Synopsis and check the times it is showing.
Unfortunately when booking I had my 3 year old daughter on my lap and she wanted to watch the trailer over and over and over so took a while for me to book but, once I did get to click on the tab for the time I wanted to go it was simple you pick the amount of tickets you want for each age group and then click to check availability if all is well then you enter your card details and voila all done!
When you get to the cinema you just put your card in the ticket collection machine and it prints them it couldn't be simpler!
The other thing I think is great about the website is that it also has all the offers available and competitions.
All in all a really easy to use website!
I don't go to the cinema as much as I used to, although I still love going for the experience (even if I have to be a loner by going on my own!). I like to know what I'm doing and when, not because I'm a control freak (well, maybe a tad) but because no one likes turning up the cinema looking forward to watch the latest release only to find that cinema isn't showing it!
Myvue.com is the website for Vue Cinemas, a very popular cinema chain that, with regards to my nearest cinemas, offers the best experience in terms of general appearance, seating and lighting.
When you first go on the site, you're taking to the welcome page where you select your cinema and can choose whether this is remembered for the next time you visit. The greeting is 'Welcome to Vue Entertainment - the ultimate cinema experience!' - some may disagree with this but I'm a fan of VUE, just not a fan of their inflated ticket prices.
Once you're onto the home page of your chosen cinema, you'll see a range of side icons which move with you as you scroll down the page. These include: Home, All Films / Times, Hot Offers, Cinema Info, Competitions, Buy Giftcard.
In the centre is the heart of the information, such as film listings, surrounded either side by film advertisements. At the top you can choose to change cinema and pick a film, or scroll down to see either current films showing, films coming soon, or all films.
The films 'now booking' page gives just the basic info such as the film title (hyperlinked to give you more information), certificate rating, quick description and links to buy a ticket, find what times it's showing at your cinema, or get further film details.
Clicking on the film title brings up further information and sometimes an 'exclusive video' clip, helping you decide whether it's something you want to watch, along with the relevant information such as director, running time and cast.
The film times are shown, and can be clicked on to take you to the booking page so you can purchase your tickets.
If you want to know more about your cinema, such as disabled access or ticket prices, that's all found under the 'cinema info' link. I find this quite useful, along with the details of film times, so you can organise yourself well beforehand. Should you have any queries however, or issues with the online booking, the contact details & phone number of your chosen cinema are made available.
When making a booking, you need to select the film & time you wish to attend. Then, the details (such as when it's estimated to start and finish) and are given, along with the details you need select from drop down boxes to choose which tickets you want. There's also a box for a promotional code if you have one to redeem.
You can purchase upto 10 tickets at a time, and if you're purchasing a discounted one, such as a student ticket, then proof of age/identity/student status is required when you get to the cinema.
Once you've chosen your tickets and the site has confirmed they're available, you're transferred to the payments page. Here you enter your card details, and it's a secure site so it's safe enough to do so. Do note, however, that a 60p card-handling fee is added to your purchase, which is rather cheeky in my opinion considering the prices of the tickets are steep enough as it is!
You need to take your card (along with any ID that may be required if you're buying a student card for instance) to the cinema, and then you can either pick up your tickets from the automated machine or the regular till point.
I find the site quite easy to navigate, and it does have benefits. I like knowing what's on and when, and you can search through a specific film or all films showing to give you an idea of what's available to watch at your chosen cinema.
There's enough information on the site to organise your visit and catch up on the latest film releases. But, there's no film reviews so if you want to know whether other people think the films are actually any good then you'll have to look elsewhere.
Overall, it's probably not the best place to get up to date film news or reviews, but it does what it should in terms of giving you VUE cinema information.
I'd recommend this as a worthwhile pit stop if you're heading to a VUE cinema to check out the listings and/or book your tickets.
I use VUE's website everytime I go to the that cinema is its just helpful to be able to book the tickets and/or find out times in advance as it is quite far away from me. At times VUE can be quite a helpful website but also, at times it can be rather frustrating.
Firstly, the website itself is fine. It is easy to navigate and is quite user friendly. The first thing you do when entering the site is choose your local VUE cinema. This is quite handy as it means the times and showings of the films are specifically to your local cinema. You then choose what film to book and at what time you wish to view it. Also, it gives detailed descriptions of each film, so you know exactly what it is going to be about.
However, the websites actual content can sometimes be a bit of a let down, as the showing times can sometimes be wrong or even sometimes in the worst cases, the film you want to go and see isn't even being played at your local VUE cinema. This is an incredible flaw and let of this site.
Overall, I think that VUE's website is a good website but could update the content from time to time.
Just had to check the listing of my local cinema on the site here. They were showing the movies at different times than the cinema stated on teletext. The official website is suppose to be accurate and correct with the timings on the site. Instead the timings on the site were wrong I found out by ringing up and thought would let you all know that the site is not all the time right with the information on the movies time.
Other things you can do on the site is book tickets and I did that once. It was just easy using the site to book my tickets.You can find some previews on the movies coming out to. Hopefully My Vue can actually show the right timings for the movies they have showing now.
I like My Vue as it is a good source to use for finding out movie listing's times. It is not cheaper online in some way to book tickets as when you go to the cinema your self you get more.
Inside the cinema when buying tickets you get 1.50 of vouchers for next time but that does not happen online. I would choose going to the cinema rather than using the site.
It can be helpful to find out what is showing but even the timings are not always right on the site. My Vue needs to sort out the timings and double check them and make sure they are correct!
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