A friend of mine recently went to the cinema to watch a movie and from the sounds of it, it was not an experience that went very well – just take a look at what The Hodge ended going through by having a quick read of his recent Vue Cinemas Have Banned Laptops blog post.
However, to very quickly summarise, Dom wanted to go to the cinema after work and therefore happened to have a laptop in his backpack, which he had to hand over before being able to go into the screen to watch the movie as he could record the screening on it! How dare he want to go to the cinema after work before first taking the trip to take his laptop home!
Anyway, here’s what I think…I really can’t believe that a business that is already struggling to survive in the face of advancing technology would want to further alienate remaining customers by treating them no better than a suspected or potential “criminal”.
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