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Kebabs at Dendy

By frannjipani - 2 April 2012 35

Not having been to Dendy for a while – I tend to go to the cinema on the other side of town – I went to a movie there on Wednesday evening.  

After the movie started, a woman sat down next to me, took a kebab out of her bag, noisily unpeeled the wrapper and chomped away, while also talking to her friend!!  

I wasn’t sure if this was acceptable Dendy etiquette, but the eating, drinking noise and smell of food was absolutely gross – this experience ruined the movie for me and my overseas visitor, but never was I so thankful for such an enormous seat!

I assume that allowing anti social behaviour in the cinema is why Dendy’s seats are so large!  

Back to the southside for me – with regular seats, choc tops and popcorn, and where people eat their kebabs BEFORE they go to the cinema and have their glass of wine AFTER…

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Kebabs at Dendy
GardeningGirl 12:39 pm 02 Apr 12

EvanJames said :

One of the many reasons why I do not go to cinemas any more. The way people behave in them is foul, it’s like there’s no concept of consideration for the people who are in there to actually watch the film.

Same. Haven’t been in years.

EvanJames 12:24 pm 02 Apr 12

One of the many reasons why I do not go to cinemas any more. The way people behave in them is foul, it’s like there’s no concept of consideration for the people who are in there to actually watch the film.

Eating, why is it necessary to eat constantly while watching a film? Many people nowadays seem to have the table manners of Americans (ie, none), sharing the contents of their mouths with everyone within earshot (and sight, if they’re really unlucky). There seems to be a competition these days to see who can fill their mouths with the most food and then talk through it.

Talking. Shut the f up! You know it’s rude and ignorant. I don’t care how important it is. Ditto mobile phones, everyone hates it when someone starts up in a cinema, so why not turn it off? Even better are the people who’ve seen the film, and have to tell their companions what is happening, or what happens next.

Feet up on the seats in front. Even more delightful when they take their shoes off. Dear god.

Children. No. Just, no. Unless it’s a kiddy film, wtf are they doing in an adults film? Making a racket, usually. Especially babies. And how nice if their considerate parents bring toys for them to play with during the film. More opportunity to make noise.

I’m glad they invented home theatre.

New Yeah 12:24 pm 02 Apr 12

Good thing you didn’t go postal on the poor lass, otherwise it might have turned into a screening of “She Died With a Felafel in Her Hand”.

chewy14 12:19 pm 02 Apr 12

Next time pay for the premium showing.

PS. Anyone that thinks the smell of a kebab is gross has an extremely strange sense of smell.

zorro29 12:17 pm 02 Apr 12

hmm yes, i went to dendy on the weekend, 38 bucks later, a cinema full of people eating noisily and the movie flickering with horrible lines making it almost unwatchable, i wasn’t impressed

i get what johnboy is saying about alerting the attendants, but that means missing some of the movie…which isn’t ideal either.

how about for the $$ we’re being charged, they check what the screen is like a few times!

wait, this had not much to do with the topic…but i agree with you, disgusting behaviour and would drive me crazy!

gospeedygo 12:15 pm 02 Apr 12

I’ve noticed that you can now talk all you like in cinemas, completely unabated.

aceofspades 11:54 am 02 Apr 12

I always think the most annoying people anywhere are those that seem to find entertainment in searching for any reason whatsoever to have a cry and a whinge about anything that anybody else might be doing in their vicinity. Why don’t they do us all a favor and stay at home.

Onceler 10:37 am 02 Apr 12

The only solution is to go yakuza on their ass. Just watch the opening scene of Juzo Itami’s movie “Tampopo”. I think you’ll enjoy it.

Mysteryman 10:33 am 02 Apr 12

johnboy said :

As a former cinema worker can I say this on behalf of the industry:

If there is anything about your cinema experience you are not enjoying please find a staff member and let them know.

Out of focus, let them know. Person eating a kebab, let them know. Sound too loud, let them know.

More often than not they’ll fix it.

+1. I haven’t worked at a cinema but I have made issues known to staff plenty of times before – 9 times out of 10 they have taken care of it. I’ve also been the person to tell others to shut the hell up if they are talking through a movie. That usually results in a brief round of applause from other cinema goers.

Some people don’t understand cinema etiquette.

Little_Green_Bag 10:04 am 02 Apr 12

The thing that annoys me most is people opening chip packets. They do it really slowly thinking they are minimising the noise but it makes the same loud noise and it lasts longer.

Keijidosha 9:50 am 02 Apr 12

Inconsiderate people in cinemas are almost as annoying as people who use the internet to passively vent about something they could have actively resolved.

Bennop 9:47 am 02 Apr 12

Cmonnnnn, who doesn’t love the smell of a greasy Kebab?! Methinks you didn’t have enough to eat before hand and were just jealous!

Skidd Marx 9:46 am 02 Apr 12

Does the fact that your visitor is a foreigner add some additional relevance to this story?

Also, I think you need to do some revision on the meaning of anti-social behaviour. Since you’re clearly a proud Southsider, may I suggest a sociolgical field-trip Lanyon Maccas at 2am on a Sunday as a good starting point?

Finally, your username really has me wondering if I’ve indeed been trolled. If so, fair play – you got me.

johnboy 9:29 am 02 Apr 12

As a former cinema worker can I say this on behalf of the industry:

If there is anything about your cinema experience you are not enjoying please find a staff member and let them know.

Out of focus, let them know. Person eating a kebab, let them know. Sound too loud, let them know.

More often than not they’ll fix it.

Tetranitrate 9:26 am 02 Apr 12

Yeah, some people are indeed pigs.

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