The advertisement

You may remember we mentioned our trek to the movie theater
yesterday and the movie we saw while there. A day or two before
we left on that adventure we received a glossy advertisement
from the multi-screen theater airing the show.

Said advertisement stated in all bold letters that the
reserved seating featured luxury loungers that were all new
luxury recliners. It went on to add that the recliners were
electric-powered with recling backs and extended footrests and
that they were ergonomic, plush recliners with tables.

When the wife handed me the flyer to read about these modern
marvels she awaited my reaction. I believe that went something
like ‘Oh hell no!’ I can say after the experience that the
seats were comfortable and did kind of work as advertised. The
leg portion would raise so your legs were straight out, but the
back would only recline about an inch.

The wife used this feature, I did not. If I had used it my
snoring would have probably caused a rucus. The tables? Think
the school desks of our childhood. I do not consider a sliding
piece of artificial wood with built in cup holder a table.

This was a lot of luxury to someone who remembers getting in
to see movies for around 70 cents in my youth. Back then, movie
seats were mohair and wouldn’t move if you hit them with a
Mack truck. There was also a lot more people crammed into the
theater and your neck got sore from looking up at the giant
screen.

We’ll post a snicker later today so enjoy our Saturday.
Comments are always welcome.

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2 Responses to The advertisement

  1. Nitrous55 says:

    I’ve read that in other places, it is getting to be where you can eat a restaurant type dinner at theaters. I’m thinking this may be coming our way. Supposed to be able to buy beer now. With the fewer seats, I am also seeing a price hike.

  2. cruisin2 says:

    Nitrous55,
    that could be next. With the price they get for a coke we probably
    wouldn’t splurge on a meal. Since we went to a matinee, admission
    was less than our Cokes. Fewer seats were a surprise to us but the
    loungers made sitting for 2 and a half hours almost enjoyable.

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