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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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KB1971 8:18 pm 02 Apr 12

HenryBG said :

aceofspades said :

No, just the kind of person who can sit, shut up, be tolerant and watch the f’ing movie without making a fuss, cry and whinge over whatever anybody else is doing. I am sure some people actually enjoy finding something they can be upset about and they are twice as annoying as anything else in the cinema. The smell of food, big f’ing deal!!!

Yes.
The most annoying peopled are the people who are so desperate to always find something around them to be annoyed about so they can assert some sort of behaviour-control over others people.

The control-freak who jumps up in Cinemas to loudly tell people to “shut up” should probably try a psychiatrist. That’s bordering on abusive behaviour and could get you a criminal record if you don’t pull your head in.

What, like car drivers & cyclists?

HenryBG 7:23 pm 02 Apr 12

aceofspades said :

No, just the kind of person who can sit, shut up, be tolerant and watch the f’ing movie without making a fuss, cry and whinge over whatever anybody else is doing. I am sure some people actually enjoy finding something they can be upset about and they are twice as annoying as anything else in the cinema. The smell of food, big f’ing deal!!!

Yes.
The most annoying peopled are the people who are so desperate to always find something around them to be annoyed about so they can assert some sort of behaviour-control over others people.

The control-freak who jumps up in Cinemas to loudly tell people to “shut up” should probably try a psychiatrist. That’s bordering on abusive behaviour and could get you a criminal record if you don’t pull your head in.

random 6:53 pm 02 Apr 12

jessieduck said :

I don’t have an issue with people eating but I do think hot food is pushing the limits of what is socially acceptable. Hot food smells more and really lingers

I feel bad because I have eaten hot food in the cinema before but never considered that the smell might be an issue. On the other hand, I’ve been irritated before because the person next to me was drenched in perfume; I’m pretty sure that last time it happened it was at a Dendy opera and it was a little old lady. (Next time I will find a staff member and ask them to throw her out.)

I would have said noise was the worst, and it’s not impossible to eat a kebab quietly — less offensive than those members of the audience cramming in mouthfuls of popcorn with the apparent intention of crunching as loudly as possible.

There’s always Arc at the NFSA, where food and drink are banned. Better films, too!

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 5:57 pm 02 Apr 12

Sounds like OP is just jelous that they did not think to buy dat delicious kebab before the movie.

EvanJames 5:11 pm 02 Apr 12

c_c said :

Start slicing up a durian, that will learn them.

I think that qualifies as Food Terrorism.

I like it!

aceofspades 5:07 pm 02 Apr 12

Mysteryman said :

aceofspades said :

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.

You sounds like the kind of person who thinks that societal standards don’t apply to you.

No, just the kind of person who can sit, shut up, be tolerant and watch the f’ing movie without making a fuss, cry and whinge over whatever anybody else is doing. I am sure some people actually enjoy finding something they can be upset about and they are twice as annoying as anything else in the cinema. The smell of food, big f’ing deal!!!

c_c 4:54 pm 02 Apr 12

Start slicing up a durian, that will learn them.

FioBla 4:52 pm 02 Apr 12

I should bring some laksa into the cinema hall next time. Slurp slurp wipe wipe.

zorro29 4:51 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.

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.

marry me…seriously…

jessieduck 4:22 pm 02 Apr 12

I don’t have an issue with people eating but I do think hot food is pushing the limits of what is socially acceptable. Hot food smells more and really lingers. I’m too cheap to buy popcorn or icecream from the cinema so I usually bring something from home or grab a quick takeaway like sushi rolls.

Mysteryman 4:20 pm 02 Apr 12

aceofspades said :

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.

You sounds like the kind of person who thinks that societal standards don’t apply to you.

sarahsarah 3:50 pm 02 Apr 12

aceofspades said :

Holden Caulfield said :

aceofspades said :

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.

Was your kebab nice? Where’d you get it?

Sadly, I have never been to Dendy but let me get this straight, OP goes to cinema that advertises “full in-seat dining and bar service” and then wants to complain because somebody is eating. If it was me she complained to then I would probably find it more enjoyable to use my kebab to fill her obviously over sized mouth.

Sounds to me like it was in the regular cinemas – the fancy $30 a ticket cinemas are the only ones that let you buy their “cafe food” and bring it to your seat. They are only 6 (or is it 8?) seats across with an aisle in between every two seats. Plenty of buffer between you and the person across the way. Pretty sure kebabs aren’t on the menu though!

Personally I don’t have much of an issue with people bringing/eating in food (I myself am a traditionalist with popcorn and soft drink) but I don’t really think kebabs are appropriate movie food as it’s so messy! Surely it would just end up down her front and in her lap! The talking would have peeved me though. Went and saw The Hunger Games last Tuesday and there was a bloke a couple of rows in front who talked most of the way through with his mate and then took a call in the middle of the movie and put it on speaker – WTH? Why pay to go to the movies if you aren’t going to actually watch anything? :\

Holden Caulfield 3:38 pm 02 Apr 12

aceofspades said :

Holden Caulfield said :

aceofspades said :

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.

Was your kebab nice? Where’d you get it?

Sadly, I have never been to Dendy but let me get this straight, OP goes to cinema that advertises “full in-seat dining and bar service” and then wants to complain because somebody is eating. If it was me she complained to then I would probably find it more enjoyable to use my kebab to fill her obviously over sized mouth.

I might be wrong, but I don’t think the OP went to a Premium cinema, just a regular one which doesn’t feature in-seat dining.

Personally, I could probably handle the kebab, although I would find it a little strange. But ongoing talking during the movie would definitely piss me off.

qbngeek 3:21 pm 02 Apr 12

gospeedygo said :

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

And if you do it while I am there I will not hesitate to tell you to STFU. Don’t care if you are next to me or on the other side of the cinema, if you want to have a conversation frack off to a cafe or pub.

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