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Who is Dendy cinema’s target market? the unemployed and kid-less?

By Evchung89 7 April 2013 59

Who is Dendy cinema’s target market with this session times:

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I’m trying to see if they are flexible before i draw a conclusion. Will keep Canberra posted.

Email trail:
1.
Date: Wednesday, 3 April 2013
Regarding: Premium session for “saving general yang”

Message:
I have a group of friends who would like to watch “saving general yang” on monday night after 6:30pm.  I noticed there are no premium session for this movie and no evening sessions. Is it possible to run a premium session on monday 8th april? How many customers do u need for the go ahead?

2.

Dear General Manager Canberra,

I’ve emailed yesterday in regards on running a premium night session for “saving general yang”. As I haven’t received a reply, I’ve followed up with a phone call today. The gentleman who answered the phone said that the only option is for me to book out a cinema but this option is not financially viable for us. ( > $1300)

My situation is that I work during business hours and have kids on the weekend, hence the current session time of 12.00 and 4.15pm is impossible for me. Most of my friends are business owners and they are not able to leave their businesses during the day either.

The gentleman on the phone has informed me that the session times are recommended by your Sydney head office but the Canberra general manager has the final say on the session time.

Dendy Canberra is our first choice in cinema and we’ve been a loyal customer. It’ll be greatly appreciate if you guys can confirm whether or not you are able to be flexible with your session times. Otherwise, we may have to make other arrangements with your competitors.

Kind Regards

Me

3.

Hi Me

Thank you for your enquiry.  Unfortunately, we have no screenings of Saving Private Yang scheduled in our Premium Lounge and our sessions for Monday night are already programmed and on sale.

Special screenings in Premium Lounge can be organised, but we need a little bit of notice so we can fit it into programming.  If you would like more information on holding a Private Screening, please contact Brendon Morris at brendonm@dendy.com.au for more details.

Kind Regards,
Brooke Pearson
Duty Manager

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dpm 7:50 pm 10 Apr 13

DrKoresh said :

devils_advocate said :

Wrong.

Children = biggest entitlement complex in the history of the world, ever.

Oh my goodness 😀 Sorry JB, but I think this is the truest statement ever to published on RA. Maybe even the entire internet!

But do they mean the *parents* who have children, or the children themselves? I’m confused, again….

DrKoresh 6:17 pm 10 Apr 13

devils_advocate said :

Wrong.

Children = biggest entitlement complex in the history of the world, ever.

Oh my goodness 😀 Sorry JB, but I think this is the truest statement ever to published on RA. Maybe even the entire internet!

poppy 6:08 pm 10 Apr 13

I could understand the complaint if the sessions were only Mon-Fri, as that would rule out all 9-5 office workers/public servants, etc, of which there are many in Canberra. But it’s hard to understand why the OP can’t go on the weekend. Clearly, Dendy doesn’t consider the movie popular enough to occupy the prime time slots of Saturday night, etc. It’s a fair enough business decision.

I wonder how the OP, if truly only available in the evenings, ever manages to see a doctor/go to a government shopfront/get their car serviced/go to medicare, and all those other far more essential services than Dendy, that mostly completely ignore the plight of a full time worker.

devils_advocate 2:40 pm 10 Apr 13

BSB said :

The fact that you have children makes me think that you would have more important things to be worried or complain about that what times Dendy is showing a film.

Wrong.

Children = biggest entitlement complex in the history of the world, ever.

BSB 1:19 pm 10 Apr 13

The fact that you have children makes me think that you would have more important things to be worried or complain about that what times Dendy is showing a film.

devils_advocate 12:56 pm 10 Apr 13

Stevian said :

If you’re refering to “Falling Down” it’s really the only sane response

I thought in Falling Down, Michael Douglas’ character rocks into the local burger joint to order a burger, and then complains because it is falling apart and crappily presented, and he compares it to the juicy burger in the picture above the counter, and then (justifiably) goes nuts.

But maybe before this he wanted breakfast and they refused to give it to him.

The important thing is, the Foo Fighters reprised this classic cinematic moment in one of their music vids.

RE: the post about maccas not having enough eggs, that doesn’t figure. Maccas has both teh scale and vertical integration to the point where it is either a market in itself, driving the supply side; or it simply integrates into the supply side. If maccas needs more eggs, the market will allocate production resources in order to achieve this. If not, maccas will set up its own egg farming operations.

In summary, give me my goddamn post-11am sausage and egg mcmuffin.

zorro29 11:52 am 10 Apr 13

pierce said :

Here’s your next logical step Evchung89 – hope they can help you.

http://www.un.org.au/Contact_Us.aspx

hahahaha…bravo 🙂

zorro29 11:51 am 10 Apr 13

devils_advocate said :

I am ambivalent about the OP’s issue, but totally support the above comments about Rocky III.

RE: forcing mcdonald’s to serve the breakfast menu, I reckon this should be legislated, but only if you can prove that you totally meant to get there on time, but you were heaps hungover and it was a real struggle getting out of bed, and your whole day is going to be ruined if you don’t has sausage and egg mcmuffin. In this case mcdonalds should be legally obligated to serve you breakfasts.

hell yeah!!! maccas breakfast whenever we want!!! that started as a joke response but now it has got legs…i won’t stop the progress!! 🙂

pierce 11:08 am 10 Apr 13

Here’s your next logical step Evchung89 – hope they can help you.

http://www.un.org.au/Contact_Us.aspx

Holden Caulfield 11:05 am 10 Apr 13

Evchung89 said :

Just received this email:

Date: 10 April 2013 9:18:08 AM AEST
Subject: RE: Dendy Canberra: Website Contact Form: Premium session for “saving general yang”

Unfortunately General Yang was a limited release for Dendy Canberra and will be finishing up with its sessions today. My apologies for not contacting you sooner – This is due to session times not being confirmed until Tuesday afternoon. Please let me know if I can be any further assistance.

Kind regards

Assistant Manager

Dendy Cinemas Canberra

I think this should be your reply:

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.

DrKoresh 11:03 am 10 Apr 13

devils_advocate said :

I am ambivalent about the OP’s issue, but totally support the above comments about Rocky III.

RE: forcing mcdonald’s to serve the breakfast menu, I reckon this should be legislated, but only if you can prove that you totally meant to get there on time, but you were heaps hungover and it was a real struggle getting out of bed, and your whole day is going to be ruined if you don’t has sausage and egg mcmuffin. In this case mcdonalds should be legally obligated to serve you breakfasts.

I personally am a fan of the Mighty Morphin’ Mega Muffin, bacon, sausage and egg with ketchup. If only I woke up before 11am moar frequently! But the reason they stop serving brekky is something to do with the eggs, and not having enough for the whole day or something. The missus was a sub-manager at Macca’s for a while a couple years ago.

Evchung89 10:43 am 10 Apr 13

Just received this email:

Date: 10 April 2013 9:18:08 AM AEST
Subject: RE: Dendy Canberra: Website Contact Form: Premium session for “saving general yang”

Unfortunately General Yang was a limited release for Dendy Canberra and will be finishing up with its sessions today. My apologies for not contacting you sooner – This is due to session times not being confirmed until Tuesday afternoon. Please let me know if I can be any further assistance.

Kind regards

Assistant Manager

Dendy Cinemas Canberra

Masquara 2:32 pm 09 Apr 13

EvChung, your children will certainly survive three hours without you without damage. What is more likely to damage them is if you work yourself into angstiness and spend hours communing with the cinema. btw all this email correspondence – is this being done during those work hours you can’t spare, or during your “quality time with your kids”?

Stevian 1:00 pm 09 Apr 13

IrishPete said :

zorro29 said :

hmmm am i reading correctly that you expected them to run a session for you but don’t want to pay for it?

wow…that would never have occurred to me. i need to be more selfish.

next time i am at maccas: “i don’t like your daytime menu, make me hotcakes and hash browns now!”

There’s a movie about that…

IP

If you’re refering to “Falling Down” it’s really the only sane response

Holden Caulfield 12:23 pm 09 Apr 13

Gismondo said :

how long before the XXX parody is released…”shaving general wang”

At least that might generate a crowd for a special premium session.

Gismondo 12:14 pm 09 Apr 13

how long before the XXX parody is released…”shaving general wang”

devils_advocate 11:57 am 09 Apr 13

I am ambivalent about the OP’s issue, but totally support the above comments about Rocky III.

RE: forcing mcdonald’s to serve the breakfast menu, I reckon this should be legislated, but only if you can prove that you totally meant to get there on time, but you were heaps hungover and it was a real struggle getting out of bed, and your whole day is going to be ruined if you don’t has sausage and egg mcmuffin. In this case mcdonalds should be legally obligated to serve you breakfasts.

Holden Caulfield 9:56 am 09 Apr 13

This thread encapsulates one of the many things wrong with society today.

Me, me, me, meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

Quite why it needed to be shared publicly on Riot ACT I’ll never know. It’s such an insignificant issue, and from the material presented by the OP so far Dendy’s management seems to have handled the matter quite well.

Society and people in general often do a lot of good, they don’t deserve to be dragged down by the inane nature of this tripe. The only thing this person deserves is The Mully Award.

dpm 8:57 am 09 Apr 13

Postalgeek said :

I’m wondering if the OP is aware of the developments in home cinema in the last thirty years?

Yeah, but they would still have to go to JB HiFi and complain non stop till they got a system for free.
Otherwise, no dice. That’s how they roll, apparently (boom, boom!)

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