How Cinescape Ruined My Weekend

15 Jul 2012  2 Comments

The weekend before last, I went not to one, but two movies. I saw “The Amazing Spider-Man” on Thursday and also took my kids to see “Ice Age: Continental Drift” on Saturday. I had a problem both times I went to the cinema and if you follow me on twitter you would know about the first problem that arose.

Out of focus 3

The new Spider man movie, that has a 2 hours+ running time was, for the most part of the movie, out of focus. Not the whole screen, but either the top or bottom half of the screen. We first noticed it with the appearance of the Warner Brothers logo. It was so severe that we thought that we entered a 3D version of the movie by mistake. Just after the hour mark I started to get a headache from the damn screen. The movie stayed out of focus until the last 20-25 minutes. What made it clear that it is a mistake by the operator and not a movie effect is that the translation was also out of focus.

That made me rethink seeing other “blockbusters” i.e. “The Dark Knight Rises” at Cinescape when it arrives in Eid.

Ice Age Reservation

My second predicament was when I took my kids a couple of days later to watch the new Ice Age movie. I entered Cinescapes website and booked my seats row F seats 3-6 (4 middle seats). I was surprised that when I went to pick up my reserved tickets I noticed that my seats shifted to the left. I its not that my new seats are suddenly awful, Its these kinds of shady practices and lack of professionalism that annoys me.

Ice Age Tickets

Can’t wait until Grand Cinemas open up and we get some decent competition going.

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  • http://www.zdistrict.com Marzouq

    I agree with you on both points! They are somewhat unprofessional also the act of moving people without notification is an issue, they should notify you online or not let you book in the first place! In dubai they don’t let you book unless you are 100% sure of your choice! 

  • http://www.kal01.com/ Kal

    I really can’t remember when was the last time I’ve been to cinescape, I TOTALLY HATE THEM! for a lot of reasons, and now your post added few more!

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