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Mark Gulbrandsen
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Playgrounds IN movie theaters [Eek!] [Eek!] [Eek!] [Roll Eyes] [Mad] [uhoh]

Playgrounds Installed In Cineopolis Movie Theaters

I wonder if BL&S is doing the installs? [Big Grin]

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Bobby Henderson
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The playground concept looks ridiculous. I can just imagine kids horsing around on those pieces of playground equipment on the right end of the auditorium and then falling down the stairs when a stunt goes wrong. Attorneys must be salivating over the prospects. Even if the kids aren't getting hurt it looks like it would be a noisy distraction from what's playing on the screen.

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Frank Cox
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I think it's a cultural thing. While something like that would never work here, I can see where it would be a big attraction in some societies. The kids play in the corner, the adults can watch the movie and everyone's entertained.

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Jason McMillan
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I think this is a great idea. Keep all the kids in there so I can go to a different "not kid friendly" auditorium and not have my movie disrupted.

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Mike Blakesley
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What about noise? Kids yelling and screaming while they play is not exactly what you want to hear, no matter how action packed the movie might be.

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Mark Gulbrandsen
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Where is the playground going to go at the Roxy Mike??

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Martin McCaffery
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Echoing Bobby, what will this do to their insurance? Are they going to lower the lights during the movie?

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Scott Norwood
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Kids. Jungle gym. Concrete floor. In the dark. Lawyers.

This won't last long.

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Dennis Benjamin
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Bad Idea. [Roll Eyes]

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Rick Raskin
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That worked at drive-ins; but indoors [thumbsdown] .

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Mike Blakesley
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Well I assume the safety angle, including the stairs and concrete floors, has been thought of. No company is THAT stupid. They could have directional lighting in the playground area that would not intrude too much on the seating area. But what about the noise? Kids running back and forth from the seats to the playground area, crying, screaming?

I guess it's fine for one of those "moms with babies" screenings but for a mainstream showing of a regular movie? Ugh.

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Rex Oliver
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If theaters decide to do the playground thing--will watch at HOME!!!

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Lionel Fouillen
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How to get a peaceful show :

1. Tell kids that popcorn bags are hidden in subwoofer vents.
2. Wait for a few seconds.
3. Start the projection of your Sensurround revival.

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Carsten Kurz
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Towards the same story, someone posted this on the ISDCF mailing list:

http://www.yelmocines.es/sala-junior/

Europe FIRST! This is in spain. It's also a Cinepolis site...

- Carsten

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Bernie Anderson Jr
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Another stupid idea from another chain that has no idea what they're doing. This is what happens when you fire all the "Movie Business" people and replace them with 18 year olds to run your operation.

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