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2nd Chance Movie Tickets

Discount on a second movie ticket if you walk out of the first
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Face it, we've all been to crappy movies at the theaters. Sometimes the movie is so bad that you walk out halfway into the movie.

Here's a solution. Movie Theaters should offer 2nd Chance Tickets. With 2nd Chance Tickets, if you walk out of a movie in (say) the first 30 mins., you can buy a ticket to a different movie showing that day for $1.

Many people could've used this for Matrix Reloaded. And many will probably want to use it for the upcoming T3.

JohnnyOla, Jun 13 2003


       Many movie theaters are quite willing to make reasonable accomodations for otherwise-irate customers. After all, unless the theater is full, your presence doesn't cost the theater anywhere near the $7+ the ticket costs; if being somewhat accommodating means a theater keeps a customer it would otherwise lose, the theater stands to gain.   

       Of course, there's a big difference between asking for a refund 5 minutes into a show vs 95, or between asking for a refund on a no-show when a theater had many extra seats (snowstorm) versus when it was sold out.
supercat, Jun 13 2003

       If you agree to watch the previews for the second movie (and the regular TV ads that they now show, too), the theater should happily let you into the 2nd movie for free. Heck, even pay you.
phundug, Jun 13 2003

       I only go to the flicks if I really wanna see a film. Never Ever walked out of a film. Went to sleep during Gandhi, though - didn't miss a thing.
The Kat, Jun 13 2003

       I've been given free tickets 3 times in the last year or two, and I don't go to the movies very often. The first was when my wife and I walked out of a movie because it was so bad - we talked to the manager and he apologized and gave us free tickets. The other two times were because the Dolby-ultrabass-hifi technology of the war/action film in the adjacent theatre made the movie we were watching less enjoyable.   

       Talk to the manager. If they won't accomodate you then find another theatre.
Worldgineer, Jun 13 2003

       Yeah, this is an solution for a problem that has already been fixed in a better way (getting your money back being very superior to getting a discount on another show).
DrCurry, Jun 13 2003

       I used to walk out of movies all the time. With "Pink Floyd: The Wall" and "Blame it on Rio" it was more like running out...
snarfyguy, Jun 13 2003

       I don't quite get your last comment, bliss. Why not see another movie, having receiving a refund from the first?
Worldgineer, Jun 13 2003

       I've only ever walked out on one movie in my life to date, and that was "Cujo".
waugsqueke, Jun 13 2003

       I work in cinema, and as long as your aren't an asshole about it (which alot of people are) we are more than happy to help you out (for example letting people into different films or getting new tickets for people who miss their film). Just be polite, and come to UGC Aberdeen (i may even get you free tickets...)
MikeOliver, Jun 14 2003

       If you're headed east, go past the museums, hang a right and you're there. Look for *halfbakery discount - see MikeOliver*
thumbwax, Jun 15 2003


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