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When I go to the cinema I want it pitch black
Vue Cinema (Plymouth)
Member Name: metbebe
Vue Cinema (Plymouth)
Advantages: They show all the latest films
Disadvantages: The lights are on during the whole film
The last time at visited VUE in Plymouth I had quite the experience. I go to the cinemas at least twice a month but have never been treated like I was at Plymouth.
You can find VUE all over the country but I have only been to the one in Plymouth. They have up to 12 screens and show the latest films several times a day. They always have offers for all ages and are very generous when it comes to students and kids.
At the cinema you can buy food, drinks, snacks, sweets, ice cream and of course popcorn but keep in mind that it costs a fortune and maybe bringing your own is a better idea. The tickets you can buy either at the ticket counter if they are open or at the desk where you buy snacks. You can even buy them online and print them of at one of the ticket machine just inside the main doors.
Outside you can park for free. You can also choose from several different restaurants, so the VUE in Plymouth has definitely a good location. You can either walk there or drive, I prefer driving.
Inside everything is very organized and there are signs on show for everything so getting lost is not easy.
A few weeks ago I went to see 'The Imaginerium of Dr. Parnassus' which I have been waiting for a year to see. I had high expectations so I wanted everything to be perfect; it wasn't. The lights in the middle were left on and the first 20 minutes of the film I could barely hear what they were saying. Apparently there is a new law this year that the middle lights must be kept on during the whole time. They call it security and fair enough but I couldn't see the screen properly because I sat right under one of these lights. I complained. I didn't want my money back because of the new law but I demanded an improvement on the sound. Next time I went, I saw '9' and I sat almost in the far back and not under one of the middle lights. My friend did and he had to where his hat on to protect his eyes from the light. Is this what it has come to? Be able to see you sweets, see your knees and even the person sitting next to you like it was in the middle of the day.
Apparently they turn of the lights in Exeter according to one of the other people at the cinema who saw the same film as me, who also complained about the light. When I saw '9' the sound was perfect but I just can't get over this with the lighting. I complained once again and heard got the same answer, which I suspected. They treated me like I was stupid and didn't get security. Okay, I am a Swede but I have been speaking English since I was 8 years old. I understand security but that is what the lights on the floor is there for, at least what I thought.
I live in the middle of nowhere and Plymouth is the closest cinema but still takes 45 minutes with the car to get there. I will keep going there because in my opinion some films have to be seen at the cinema. I do recommend bringing a hat or a cap to see the screen better but maybe not if you are on a date. Maybe it is just me that finds this annoying and maybe it isn't but I will visit VUE again because I have to see Avatar at cinema when it comes out.
Summary: Great selection but terrible new rule
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