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12 hours ago, Dexlowe said:

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.

Haha, a fellow grouch. I get irritated by someone sitting nearby playing on their phones, or eating popcorn like a toothless camel! 

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10 hours ago, jacko45k said:

Haha, a fellow grouch. I get irritated by someone sitting nearby playing on their phones, or eating popcorn like a toothless camel! 

Yeah, some might think we're grouches. But our complaints are legitimate. And it takes time to learn to tolerate the excesses here which come about because no one is permitted to criticise another. Hence the blaring speakers (in every facet of Thai life) - the hardest problem I have to cope with (caused by a medical event). Back home I can go to the movies, but here I can't.

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They're lucky to have any customers since the introduction of the mobile phone. I met some Thai ladies recently who were moving into new accomodation...they are not bothered about even getting a Television...(I was giving them one for nothing) they just play their phones when off work (and when in work).

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Went to  central festival in Phuket to see the Joker and was the only person in the 1st class cinema, strange part was half the seats showed unavailable when I bought the ticket

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Many major Thai Cinema chains made the mistake of renting space to Bennie's Bean Buffet.😎

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On 10/11/2019 at 2:23 AM, champers said:

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.

The times I've been to the cinema, the English soundtrack movies are almost empty, but there are queues for the Thai soundtracks are always full.

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On 10/11/2019 at 4:37 AM, jacko45k said:

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

It makes the premium price recliner seats supplied with blankets a better proposition.  Maybe that's the plan!!

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Seems like a trivial thing to be concerned about. It is a business if they don't make money.....

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I've never seen a theater in thailand, do you mean cinema's??

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When 4 times in September, 3 times only 3 people. About 12 for Rambo.

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Joker on a saturday evening. 

Maybe 12 people in total.

(2 left after half the movie)

Movie of this year for me.

 

Avengers Endgame and the last Spiderman movie maybe around 25 people.

 

Horror movies like Annabelle around 15~20.

 

All movies in English with subtitles.

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To answer the OP's question, yes I have seen them full not almost full. I usually go to Central Lad Prao where they show English speaking movies with no Thai subtitles. I saw Avengers End Game 2nd  day around 6 PM with only 4 seats let in the theatre. The other 3 seats were filled after I sat down.  90% of the viewers were Thai who spoke English as there were no Thai subs.

I will not see Joker and don't think it will do well outside the US. The other Marvel movies I have seen at Central Lad Prao as well as Wonder Woman , Justic League and Alita Battle Angel were almost full and the theatre has mulitible screens some in Thai, English and sometimes Korean or Japanese dubbed.

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On 10/11/2019 at 11:04 AM, 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.

they watch them on their cellphones

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On 10/11/2019 at 4:37 AM, jacko45k said:

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

that is old style - not anymore. 

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10 hours ago, fruitman said:

I've never seen a theater in thailand, do you mean cinema's??

Maybe that is what they call cinema's in America? I love it when the cinema is empty. No annoyance from inconsiderate people speaking, playing phones etc. I get really angry when that happens and have been known to say something. No problem with the sound being loud you need it high to really experience the movie. I dont like though when some movies are deliberately edited so the voices are hard to hear. With regards to the air con, yes sometimes can be cold but as said take a LS (long sleeve) top and your fine. Those of you who said I cant go to see a movie in Thailand are just to set in their ways to adjust.

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