Gavin Greig (ggreig) wrote,
Gavin Greig
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Boo! Hiss! to technology

One of the nice things about living near a small town with a big cinema is the ability to wander in shortly before a showing and buy a ticket from the desk. Usually this is pretty reliable. However, this evening we turned up for the new Harry Potter movie almost half an hour before the showing, and all the seats were gone. There was only a queue of people waiting to retrieve their tickets from the pre-booking machine.

I've now pre-booked for tomorrow's matinée, but a small part of the small town has died.

I can appreciate that it's probably progress for most folk - and that city-dwelling readers may wonder what on earth I'm going on about - but I liked the informality. It looks like from now on I'll have to plan ahead more if I want to go and see a popular movie early in its run.
Tags: movies, thought
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