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    Quote Originally Posted by agfagaevart View Post
    There are (legal) ways around not having a tv licence. ie, don't own anything with a tuner inside it: Blu Ray / DVD player / PC. Buy a display not a TV. Don't watch "live" TV only catch-up. Etc. etc.
    I think that you should be arguing that point to TV Licensing themselves rather than myself.
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    Why not just tell movie cinema goers that they must hand in any mobile phones or bring in technology that can detect a mobile phone and if they have one theres a bleeping sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darren View Post
    Why not just tell movie cinema goers that they must hand in any mobile phones or bring in technology that can detect a mobile phone and if they have one theres a bleeping sound.
    I used to get to go to a fair few advanced screenings through my wife's work, some of those you had to hand your mobile phone in at the door and they gave you a "cloakroom" type ticket to get it back at the end. Later on they dispelled with this as it took too long and instead had manual devices which scanned the auditorium at intervals and could detect cameras in use. Not much good for stopping people using phones but good for preventing leaks and piracy. I guess the dodgy people filming would have had their screen covered anyway to make it less obvious, which would be less annoying for the rest of the cinema goers.

    I always turn my phone onto silent (all the time) and never look at it in the cinema, the only time I did was when I went to see The Last Jedi (poor, poor excuse for a film) and my second sun was due to be born that week. Had to keep checking my phone then just in case.

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    I visited the Bournemouth Odeon when I was down there on my birthday last week, and ironically enough I saw Spider-Man: Far From Home - I say ironically enough because as I was on holiday, I was "far from home" myself! The main reason I chose that film was because it was only 15 minutes before it started and so I didn't have to wait too long - so I put my card in the machine and got my ticket, and shown it to a staff member before going up the escalator to the relevant screen. I thought it was a Marvel cartoon film, but it was real life action of course, and the BBFC gave it a 12A certificate.

    There was nothing on screen for 20 minutes and we were wondering what was happening - it can be a long time. However, a staff member came in and said that there was a technical problem which would soon be sorted - and it was. We got to see the scheduled film as planned. It is quite ironic that the only thing we missed out on as a result of that were actually the adverts and the trailers in which most of the audience couldn't have cared less about, although the waiting for the film to start was obviously a lot longer as it would be.
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    The adverts i can happily live without, but i like to watch the trailers for upcoming movies.... did you enjoy the movie George? as i had considered going myself but instead i went to see Mrs Lowry and son, a film about Salford artist LS Lowry and his strained relationship with his mother who was scathing about his paintings and constantly reminded him he would come to nothing if he pursued his craft....ofcourse his paintings now sell for millions
    ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE NEXT HALF HOUR.

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    Yes, I enjoyed it. I don't go to the cinema very often just like the theatre, and so it is a treat when I do go and see a film.

    I wonder whether the cinema loses advertising revenue if they cannot show adverts? I mean, I am not bothered at all about them to be honest, but I was wondering whether it actually worked in the same way as TV advertising does?
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    My partner and I loved it!
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