Hate to keep beating a dead horse, I’ve sent you messages on the Carmike Cinema in town before… and I’m doing it again. Some background. I see a lot of films (25 or more) in a year at the theater. I’ve been doing this for at least 20 years, from various locations in the U.S. where I’ve lived.
This last weekend I went to Helena and saw a movie at the Cinemark theater in the downtown area. It was a great experience. A town that’s half the size of Great Falls, and they have a theater that’s clean, the movie starts on time, the staff is friendly and “real” stadium seating. In other words, how it’s supposed to work when you pay $40 to $50 for your family to see a movie (between the price of
tickets and popcorn/soda).
This year, I’m going to see 4 or 5 movies in Helena and cut down on the amount of other movies I see here in Great Falls. My way of protesting the half-assed ripoff that claims to be a movie theater in Great Falls. I encourage other movie fans to do the same. Thanks.
Jim, thanks for the e-mail – much appreciated.
I’ve got several beefs with Carmike: snack and drink prices (duh), way too many previews, etc. Don’t go very often – so few movies worth paying for and experiencing on the big screen…although I may be headed out to see “The Green Hornet” this weekend.