We went to the Dendy last night – bought tix as usual and wandered in and sat down where we like and the movie started….. then was asked to move by some people who said that they had the seats reserved.
Lots of commotion – not just us but others were moving as well for the same reasons. We discovered that the seats we had bought were for specific seats in part of the cinema that isn’t my favourite.
How long has this reserved seat thing been happening? In my 50 years of going to the movies in Australia I have never encountered this before – it’s always been “first in, best dressed”
So tell me either that I’m an old fart and I had better get used to it, or that the Dendy have got it wrong and most people want to sit where they want to and arriving first lets you do that.
[ED – Or maybe they should have told you the seating was allocated when you paid for the tickets and had an usher shown you to your seats?]