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Wiiloveit

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What does everyone think about the cinema? What better way to find out than by answering the following questions in sequential order that I most certainly aren't going to use as part of my Media Studies homework where I have to get peoples opinions on cinema in the form of a questionnaire. Thanks!

1) How old are you? (If you prefer not to say, then say "20's" "30's" etc, or if you're still a teenager / younger, say "under ten" "11-15" or "16-19")
2) What gender are you?
3) How often do you visit the cinema? (Roughly - once a month... once a fortnight... once a year... once every 2-3 months... never...)
4) Why do you visit the cinema? (Social reasons, to see a particular film, with family, just "because")
5) What do you like about the cinema?
6) What do you dislike about the cinema?
7) What would make you want to visit the cinema on a more regular basis?
8) When you go to the cinema, how much money do you tend to spend on food/popcorn? (Roughly)
9) Thanks for your help, anything else to add?

Thanks guys, and just so you know, everyone who responds gets FOURTEEN free internets, and a hug from Chickenbrutus*

Sidenote: *Hug not guaranteed. At time of writing, Chickenbrutus knows nothing about this and has not given his consent to give hugs to strangers. Travel not provided for the hug-sharing.

Oh, and just so you know, after about thirteen hours from now, I'll make the thread less specific, and more "discussion-y", cos then my completely unrelated Media Studies lesson will be over.

EDIT: I've got enough results, now, but if you wish to continue a conversation about the cinema below, go ahead!

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1) How old are you? 38
2) What gender are you? Male
3) How often do you visit the cinema? About once every 3 or 4 months
4) Why do you visit the cinema? Wife likes to go
5) What do you like about the cinema? Popcorn
6) What do you dislike about the cinema? Sticky floors
7) What would make you want to visit the cinema on a more regular basis? Free admission
8) When you go to the cinema, how much money do you tend to spend on food/popcorn? Between the two of us we spend about $20. We like junk food.
9) Thanks for your help, anything else to add? Have a nice day. :)

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Noire

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1) 20
2) Dood
3) Once a month
4) To hang out with family
5) Popcorn, soda, not having to work
6) Uncomfortable chairs, lots of people, inevitable boredom
7) More legroom, less people, more engrossing movies
8) $10 on myself
9) Happy now? :P Also I like cheesecake.

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JamieO

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1) How old are you? 34
2) What gender are you? Male
3) How often do you visit the cinema? Average around once a month
4) Why do you visit the cinema? It is one of the main interests that my girlfriend and I have in common, plus any big budget action blockbuster type movie needs to be experienced with the big screens and raucous sound system.
5) What do you like about the cinema? I love the pre-movie trailers for films that I have not yet heard of.
6) What do you dislike about the cinema? The cost, it is expensive in the U.K.
7) What would make you want to visit the cinema on a more regular basis? Lower pricing and a more consistent set of big screens (it is a lucky dip in our cinema if you get an huge screen or a little, "might as well have stayed at home with my LCD", screen.
8) When you go to the cinema, how much money do you tend to spend on food/popcorn? About £10/ $16 (large popcorn and large coke). If it is a film that I've been looking forward to (like Indiana Jones and Watchmen), we spend £15/$24, because we buy ice cream as well.
9) Thanks for your help, anything else to add? Good luck with your questionnaire, my girlfriend and I just got back tonight from District 9 and it was thought provokingly superb.

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WanderFan91

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1)18
2)Male
3)Every once in a while
4)Because I'm very interested in seeing what the movie is all about
5)Surround sound, those great seats, and the greatness that is the big screen with all those little details
6)Drinking water; I refuse to drink the slightest bit of water while watching the movie, otherwise I'm forced to miss a scene or two (and it's only happened four different times)
7)Well, more interesting movies for me to watch [I'm a movie fan, sometimes]
8)$10-15(?) [My mother and father usually buy the popcorn when we go to the movies, so I have no idea, really; because by then I'm waiting for them at a theatre]
9)Yep: best of luck with that questionnaire! :) EDIT: Tell ChickenBrutus I said 'hi'!

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Kid_A

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1) How old are you? 17
2) What gender are you? Male
3) How often do you visit the cinema? (Roughly - once a month... once a fortnight... once a year... once every 2-3 months... never...) A couple times a month.
4) Why do you visit the cinema? (Social reasons, to see a particular film, with family, just "because") Usually because that's what my friends like to do, so I guess "social reasons". But I will go by myself if there's some film I particularly want to see that no one else does.
5) What do you like about the cinema? I like the whole atmosphere of the cinema (or as we in the states call it, "the movies") especially if I'm on a date or with friends.
6) What do you dislike about the cinema? The ridiculous prices
7) What would make you want to visit the cinema on a more regular basis? Cheaper ticket prices
8) When you go to the cinema, how much money do you tend to spend on food/popcorn? (Roughly) Usually none. My local movie theater charges $9 for a ticket, and I rarely feel like spending more money after that.

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The_Fox

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1) Early 20's
2)Male
3)Once a month or so
4)Social reaons (with friends, taking a date, etc.) and because the setup makes the movie more enjoyable.
5)I like hitting the movies for pretty much the reasons I talk about in answer 4.
6)People who don't stop talking, high snack prices.
7)Lower prices, probably.
8).Depends. If I'm just buying for myself, about $6-10 USD, and double that if I'm on a date.
9)Not really. Well, I'm off to collect my free hug!

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CowLaunch

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1)23
2)Male
3)Every 2-3 months
4) Combination of social & movie choice. If I think the company is good enough, & have anticipated the movie to a certain degree, I'll go see it.
5)It reminds me of watching movies when I was younger, you can escape for a couple of hours, it gives you something to talk about with a date, the bigger screen.
6)Lots of things, but mainly watching a trailer for a supposedly 'hilarious' movie & being one of the few people not to laugh in the cinema & looking around me with genuine fear.
7)Less people, less commercials, less expensive.
8) I usually buy a large popcorn & coke
9)I want my hug

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Terra

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1) 16
2) Male
3) Once a Month
4) Usually Social, I rarely see a film on my own
5) The setup (like The Fox said)
6) Other people talking, people who you can hear eating their food, constant rustling of popcorn buckets.
7) More Money
8) £5 usually (sometimes slightly more)
9) Hand over the hug and no one gets hurt

@Wiiloveit - Out of curiosity, where are you studying Media studies?

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Machu

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1) 31
2) Male
3) Once every 1 or 2 months usually, yet I may go twice in a month, it depends what's on.
4) To see a particular film.
5) The sound.
6) Annoying people chatting or rustling packets, sticky floors, too many adverts.
7) More good films.
8) £5ish, big drink and a bag of Revels/Minstrels (which I eat quietly).
9) When do I get my hug?

Good luck with your homework.

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Token_Girl

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1) 24
2) Female
3) Once every 2-3 months, more in the summer.
4) Because friends want to go, or because I'm really interested in a particular movie.
5) Surround sound, Crappy Movie Theater Nachos (so bad, yet so, so good)., Big screen, Previews.
6) Not being able to talk, commercials that now play before the previews.
7) Lower ticket prices and more good movies.
8) I usually try to eat beforehand b/c food prices are ridiculous. If I haven't eaten I will spend like $14 or so on the Nachos/Large soda combo and call that a meal to justify the ridiculous price. If you need an average for your hw, just say $7, because it's maybe like every other time I get food. I also have a moviewatcher card, so if I go to amc, sometimes I get coupons for free popcorn and stuff :).
9) Good luck on your homework!

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Magi

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1) How old are you? 33
2) What gender are you? Male
3) How often do you visit the cinema? once every 2-3 months
4) Why do you visit the cinema? To see good (hopefully) movies on the BIG screen and I just can't wait for some movies to hit dvd
5) What do you like about the cinema? The big screen experience with the larger than life sound. And sometimes, it's just great to take the family out for a "together night".
6) What do you dislike about the cinema? Paying 6 dollars for a soda. 5 dollars for a piece of candy. People that can't STFU during the movie. Annoying kids, or even more annoying adults, that keep kicking the back of my chair during the movie.
7) What would make you want to visit the cinema on a more regular basis? 2 less children and a wife that's more into sex, nudity, gore, horror, and violence on the big screen. :)
8) When you go to the cinema, how much money do you tend to spend on food/popcorn? (Roughly) $30-40
9) Thanks for your help, anything else to add? Have a nice day!

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SilentJ

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1) 30
2) Male
3) Once every 6 months
4) To see a particular film
5) The big screen and loud sound
6) Ticket prices
7) Cheaper ticket prices
8) None. I'll usually buy candy beforehand and sneak it in.
9) Ticket prices are just too expensive now. I'd rather spend $10 on a dvd or game.

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Wiiloveit

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Thanks, guys - I've got all the results I need, and they're really appreciated! I'll get in touch with ChickenBrutus shortly to arrange your hugs. Oh - and nice to see a lady do it as well, @TokenGirl! Much love and superhugs, Billy!

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pixelman

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1) How old are you? 16
2) What gender are you? Check the name of this poster. ;)
3) How often do you visit the cinema? Once every two months (or less)
4) Why do you visit the cinema? To see a particular film
5) What do you like about the cinema? The movies I go to see.
6) What do you dislike about the cinema? The prices.
7) What would make you want to visit the cinema on a more regular basis? Lower prices, better movies.
8) When you go to the cinema, how much money do you tend to spend on food/popcorn? Around $10
9) Thanks for your help, anything else to add? Pixelmovies > RL movies.

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