They stole it from us

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Hiraeth, Dec 18, 2003.

  1. Hiraeth

    Hiraeth New Member

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    I will tell you my story as a warning. As a huge fan I waited all year with baited breath to see RoTK. As the Odeon cinema website was down I spent a week running around and finally got two tickets for the double bill of the first two movies on Dec 16 and RoTK on Dec 17 from the Odeon box office. I duly turned up and everything went well until.......
    Dec 17 19.35 I was sitting in my allotted seat at the cinemawaiting for my friend to arrive wheh I was approached by two groups of people having tickets for my seat and my friends. They asked me to go with them to sort it out. whereupon a lady took my ticket to check it and didnt give it back and they ran back in to take the seats. At this point it was 2 minutes before the movie started. I was told the cinema had been bought for the nighy by a charity The Princes Trust and my ticket money would be refunded. While the movioe was on I was arguing with the manager who "knows nothing" I am so upset. I will see the movie but not at that cinema.
    So, buyer beware............once you are seated - stay there! Do not move!
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    Si vanwa na! Ai !!!!
     
  2. Lego

    Lego God amongst men

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    sue the Really bad people who deserve a good beating of really hurting pain(ness?)!!!!!!!! I would not of standed for that where is this Odean, I have a freind who can burn it down for you.

    Asgath: Please do not swear, it is against rules, so I changed your post, to something nicer:)
     
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  3. Fincayra

    Fincayra New Member

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    ouch that sucks badly
    i will take your advice wisely
     
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    Harrison The Best Beatle

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    That really sucks.
     
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    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    What the helll is a matter with that odean place
     
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    Fincayra New Member

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    it should be torn down and the bricks be crushed to powder
     
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    olivia_the_lamb Moderator Staff Member

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    UGH! That is outrageous! I can NOT believe that... ooo that makes me so mad! Well, just come here and you can get and KEEP good seats in our cinema! grr
     
  8. Hiraeth

    Hiraeth New Member

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    bless you mellon nin
     
  9. Lady_of_Shalott

    Lady_of_Shalott Weaving the Magic Web

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    Wow what a way to get an experience spoiled! THat really sucks. And I thought I was misfortune because I had to sit next to a lady with a bad cough....
     
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    Seriously I wouldn't stand for that!!! get a solicitor on them, say the manager touched you or somthing!!!
     
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    Hiraeth New Member

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    Update: The cinema now denies ever selling tickets for that show and didnt even offer a refund or alternative tickets. I think this is the same cinema that didnt want to let Ian McKellern in to the premier without a ticket. The cinema is The Odeon. Leicester Square, London. England. I have been given four different names for the manager. I think I may need to find a solicitor. Thanks for the support.

    "How did it come to this?"
     
  12. dwarf tosser

    dwarf tosser "What the Deuce?"

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    I would cut off the ticket trakers head if it stood but a little higher off the ground! (that is if she were short)

    -dt
     
  13. Asgath

    Asgath Heavy-metal dwarf

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    cut it off anyway.
     
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    I have some freinds who are solicitors I will ask them what course of action should be taken.
     
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    I would never go to that theater again!
     
  16. Ymina

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    Hi, I'm a long time lurker first time poster. Anyways, I feel for you, I had something similar happen to me too, when I went down to Seattle to purchase my tickets for the Dec. 16th showing of FOTR, TTT, (Extended versions) and ROTK, I was told that because I am disabled that I would have to wait until the wheelchair seats became available they had to sell everything else, my husband, son and I waited until they were available and we bought our tickets and went back home. A week later we show up to see the movie when, lo and behold our tickets would not be honoured, I was shocked and stunned and asked why, and I was told that all the wheelchair seating was apparently bought on-line and that my ticket was purchased to late. After argueing with management and getting nowhere, we left in tears. I am now suing the theatre and getting them in trouble with feds as well. (My case is a discriminitory case because I am in a chair and have an assistance dog.) All I can say is stay tough, and if you still have the stub then SUE! SUE! SUE! If not get a solicitor and still fight it, also bring in the media, even if you don't win your refund you can still embarrass the heck out of the theatre and then they will have to change their ways. ( The theatre in Seattle is sure singing the same tune that I am after I got the local media involved!) Anyways good luck! :)
     
  17. Lady_of_Shalott

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    Good luck to you too! I can't believe those theaters. How rude and just, ARGH!!! I get frustrated just reading about other people's experiences.
     
  18. Meteorain

    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    which odeon was this? where did it happen?.....as my friend had the same experience at the odeon aswell! (but we still go to the odeon anyway).
     
  19. Curufeanor

    Curufeanor Master Noldori Elvensmith

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    take the words of Gollum from TTT at the end, for both the theater and the solicitors:
    "kill him... kill him... kill them both !!! and then we takes it (the theater seats), and we be'z the masster !!!"