View over Majestic City, old photo as they were building the 3D cinema there.
I went to see Batman Rises last week, which was OK. It’s 2D (which is good) so it played at Majestic City, in the old theatre, which is fine, you can get beer, all good. The only thing that marred the experience, and badly, was the sheer incompetence of MC Theatres. They really messed it up.
The show started at 1:15. We’d bought tickets online, printed them out and were there at 1. There was no one at the ticket counter. And there was a line. We were just waiting around and more and more people came, and it got hotter and hotter. No one from MC even showed up there till around 1:45. It was so hot, so bothersome, and so dumb.
They obviously didn’t time the movie correctly and it was running over. I found the odd, I mean, it’s not like Christian Bale did a Billy Clint and decided to run over his prepared remarks. They just couldn’t do math. Which is dumb in itself, but not irredeemable. What I didn’t get was why they had no one at the ticket counter and kept a hundred people in the un-air-conditioned hall. And I don’t mean for our sake, I mean for theirs.
The show is running late, fine, why not process people as they come in at a reasonable rate rather than as a heated, sweaty mob? Then let them in to the concessions areas, where they’ll buy a bunch of stuff for them and the people they’re with. MC could have earned from their incompetence, but instead they just doubled down on stupid.
Really badly run theatre, and it’s not like the quality is that great either. Someone with Blu-Ray and a big TV should just sell tickets to their house.