Has Ryanair taken over The Odeon Cinema Chain

  wee eddie 23:19 19 Dec 2016

Ayr is a small town and our cinema now has no outside advertising. Even the Odeon Sign is not lit up but the Art Deco design of the building means that it could be nothing else.

Anyway, to the point.

They have a poster outside promoting Bargain Monday ~ £5.50 a seat.

So I decide to pay them a visit. The Movie I wish to see is the New Star Wars. So, that'll be £5.50 Sir, and would you like a comfy seat > Yes please > That'll be £1.50 please Sir, it's in 3D by the way so that'll be and extra £1.00, oh, and its on Screen 3, our biggest, that'll be an extra £2.00 and, of course, there's the Prime Time Premium £1.00. Total £11.00.. Lucky I'd bought my 3D Specs or I'd have been in for another Quid.

I think that they've missed a trick here. Apparently the sound is free!

  LastChip 23:42 19 Dec 2016

I absolutely hate this type of marketing. Whatever happened to honesty?

My son runs two businesses and it's always been an absolute concrete pillar, that the price he quotes is the price you pay. No hidden extras. It includes the dreaded VAT, travel and whatever else may be thrown into the mix. Totally open and honest. If you don't like the price, you don't book. It's that simple. If you're happy with the price, then he's delighted to accept your business.

Why is that so hard for thousands of businesses in today's world?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:59 20 Dec 2016

Your story reminded me of the old TV prog "Double your Money" :0)

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