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Saw Joker at 5:20pm yesterday at SFX Central Festival. 20 people in the audience in a room fit for maybe 300.

 

Is it always like that during the week? Are the weekends ever packed?

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I once went to SF Central Marina to watch Pacific Rim 2 with some Thais, Thai soundtrack and no English sub-titles. Was about 5pm, tickets were 200 Baht each and the place was packed. Still managed to sleep through most of it.

I should add that this was during school holidays.

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 I don't go very often any more, but I remember it being a rare event to see a full theater. If I had to guess an average from my experience in would be about 20 people in the audience

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Whenever i go to the Avenue there is never more than a dozen people. I don't go often though as it takes me several weeks to thaw out.

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9 hours ago, jacko45k said:

Surprised, I couldn't get my teeth to stop chattering, freezing in them cinemas.!

Why don't you wear a LS sweat shirt. 🙂

 

90% of the time only a few people at the movies especially during the day.

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11 hours ago, Hal65 said:

Saw Joker at 5:20pm yesterday at SFX Central Festival. 20 people in the audience in a room fit for maybe 300.

5PM and you are surprised to see very few people inside ?

Next time try to go at about 9PM :wink:

There are reason why theatres offer discounted prices in the afternoon :wink:

and BTW I already saw theatres full or over 90% full,

often first days of a Blockbuster, like Avengers recently or their Thai equivalents.

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1 hour ago, bkk6060 said:

Why don't you wear a LS sweat shirt. 🙂

 

90% of the time only a few people at the movies especially during the day.

What is LS here? I keep forgetting to take the extra clothing!

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went to see a horror flick with my gf once and we were the ONLY people in the theater. of course, we stood for the anthem.

 

thais dont seem to like movies much. not sure why.

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4 hours ago, fhickson said:

went to see a horror flick with my gf once and we were the ONLY people in the theater. of course, we stood for the anthem.

 

thais dont seem to like movies much. not sure why.

Was it all in Thai? I think they like them but only Thai films in Thai language. 

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I never seen it the last decade.  Back in 2004 and 2005 when there was only Big C by the roundabout and Gardens mall still had its theater there were a fair amount of people on a weekend show.  Last few years, so many theaters now.   I noticed the popcorn and soda prices creeping up there.  Not quite as bad as in the USA but is enough to be obscene. 

 

Typical Thai, do something to death.  Festival, Avenue, Big C, and now Terminal 21.  Lots of seats.  On my trip there in July and August the movie selections were poor.  Same movies at each SF place.

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Yes, I think that is part of it. In my US city of 70,000 there was 1 theater. In Pattaya, a city of 100,000 locals and millions of tourists, there are 4. SFX runs all the theaters and knows what opening another one would be like. I guess the malls give them a price hard to say no to for the value add the theater provides them.

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It's more local visitors on Wednesdays since its 50% off , so a few times it's been packed. But when the average daily income is 300 baht here you cant really expect it to be packed.  

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Arctic conditions - who wants to carry a Katmandu jacket, muffs and gloves around with them. Sound level set at Defcon 4 - I have walked out feeling quite ill from the noise. Hardly comparable to a theatre's giant screen, but a large home TV and a torrent download have to suffice.

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Its still nice to go see certain special film's on "the big screen" too cold ? take a jumper..too loud well yes maybe a couple of times a tad too loud at certain points in a flim you could always stick yer fingers in yer ears [emoji39]
One thing about the cinema is having to go out to the toilet at a critical/exiting time they never pause the film ! [emoji38]

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