I may just have finally given up on movies.
I don't go to a lot of movies mostly because I'm getting grumpy in my old age (of 30
) and I have a low tolerance for the selfish idiots I always seem to end up sharing a movie theatre with. Movies are also expensive, so I have a discount movie club card that lets me buy tickets at a third of the price of normal tickets. If I didn't have the discount card, I'd probably have given up on movies. I don't mind waiting to watch movies on my big tv at home.
Sunday I went to go see Winter Soldier. I try to use my discount card only to be told it's been deactivated. I was never notified it was deactiavted (they have my cell number for special deal notifications, so I know they can contact me), and I was rather put out at having to pay triple what I should have paid. I contact the company that runs the discount cards only to be told they're going to charge me a replacement fee for a card that they deactivated for reasons they can't explain.
So you want me to pay for your mistake? I think not.
I was already on the fence about how annoying it can be to sit in a room full of noisy disruptive selfish people when I have bad luck to end up with them, but if the movie distributor club don't reactivate my card or replace it for free, I'm watching movies at home from now on. And they're not only going to lose out on my future spendings, but also my parents (who only ever go to the movies if it's with me).