We are trialing a dedicated East Dulwich COVID-19 Area on the forum here - please keep it useful.

Forum Sponsors

http://avakitchens.co.uk

http://www.gardenia-gardens.com

http://www.ellyallen.com/

Advertise here

The East Dulwich Forum
Would you recommend your East Dulwich doctor, dentist or butcher?
Goto Page: 12Next
Current Page: 1 of 2
messageLack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by NewWave 31 July, 2015 20:44

I felt the need to post because more than once in recent weeks I've wanted to see a movie only to find that for whatever reason It isn't being shown at our local cinema, meaning that I have to look to attending other theatres in the PictureHouse chain.
and yet movies seem to run for weeks and weeks on end with scant change to the program.
Eg: Amy is still showing after around a month.
New release Iris is not being shown until the end of the week.
Anyone else been frustrated by things like this?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2015:07:31:20:49:06 by NewWave.

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by hpsaucey 31 July, 2015 21:05

Nope.

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by Andrew1011 31 July, 2015 21:06

It's elitist. Apparently.

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by Zebedee Tring 31 July, 2015 21:12

Not another thread complaining about the ED Picture House.

If there's a film that's not showing there, then there are plenty of other cinemas you can go to, including the extremely non- elitist PeckhamPlex.

We should be so glad that we now actually HAVE an ED cinema.

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by Chief 31 July, 2015 21:15

The Picturehouse is a brilliant addition to East Dulwich. Will the moaners stop moaning please, you're pathetic!

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by Andrew1011 31 July, 2015 21:18

This thread should be in the EDF business section too. Apparently.

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by LondonMix 31 July, 2015 21:29

It should be in that section but this complaint is so petty. It only has 3 screens- it's not a huge multiplex.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2015:07:31:21:31:48 by LondonMix.

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by phobic3000 31 July, 2015 22:29

I might go and see Amy... Any good?

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by Zebedee Tring 31 July, 2015 22:32

It's excellent, albeit rather harrowing.

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by Bic Basher 31 July, 2015 22:46

I wanted to see Ted 2, but it's neither mainstream or alternative enough. Plex it is then!

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by Huggers 01 August, 2015 00:21

just been to see Amy. Brilliant.

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by voltore 01 August, 2015 00:39

Surely if you only have 3 screens you'd be more careful to rotate? Amy for a month is pretty shite tbh.

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by phobic3000 01 August, 2015 07:31

Well I hope it's still on next week because I really want to see it now!!

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by Katy Tonbridge 01 August, 2015 10:12

Oh for heaven's sake, SEND THIS THREAD TO THE BUSINESS SECTION where all the other PictureHouse threads are.

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by Zebedee Tring 01 August, 2015 10:49

The reason that the cinema is still showing "Amy" is because people still want to see the film - if they didn't want to see it, they would take it off. The Picture House is a business, not a hippy style workers co-operative run by flower children (though it would appear that certain people would prefer it if it was).

If a second cinema opened in LL, then no doubt some people would complain that there were only two cinemas and that there wasn't enough choice in those two cinemas.

It seems that there are some people on the EDF who just love to complain, regardless of whether they have a real grievance.

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by DulwichFox 01 August, 2015 11:05

If people went to their favourite Indian.. Nice décor. Comfortable seating..

.. but only served 3 Curries which the rotated every 2 weeks. ???

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by Zebedee Tring 01 August, 2015 11:12

DF, the Picture House aren't showing just three films that they are rotating every two weeks. Or have I missed the point that you are trying to make?

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by voltore 01 August, 2015 12:08

Wouldn't class my critisicm as 'a real grievance' but nor is it complaining for complaining's sake.

I love having a cinema in ED. I just find it slightly disappointing when they take up a 3rd of their screens with a celeb biography.

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by Otta 01 August, 2015 12:21

Having a cinema in ED is great, but it shouldn't be immune to criticism just because people are pleased it's there. And calling anyone that dares criticise it "pathetic" is pretty shitty.

I think it is a fair point to suggest that keeping a film on for a month when you only have 3 screens is a bit limiting. You don't have to agree, but it's not pathetic.

People need to grow up.

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by KalamityKel 01 August, 2015 15:31

I've never thought of a "picture house" to be on the same level as a "normal" cinema - meaning mainstream cinemas such as Odeon or Vue are the kind to show the big blockbusting/film of the moment/latest releases whereas a the likes of the Picturehouse were not so main stream and could/would choose to screen whatever they liked. Have I missed something?

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by rahrahrah 01 August, 2015 16:12

There's at least three different threads on the picturehouse now. This is getting silly

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by ££££ 01 August, 2015 17:03

Seriously I don't know why people bother going to the cinema in East Dulwich when you can get a free trial of Netflix for a month ( 100s of films) and 10 pizzas for £5 from Iceland, more money than sense all you blow ins etc etc etc

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by Katy Tonbridge 01 August, 2015 17:15

FFS



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2015:08:01:21:03:10 by Katy Tonbridge.

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by binkylilyput 01 August, 2015 17:54

Ha ha ha! Love how irate folk get over which section this is in.

GOD DAMNIT IT MUST BE MOVED TO THE BUSINESS SECTION......I simply cannot tolerate this any more!

Outrageous

😂😂😂

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by MrBen 02 August, 2015 05:12

It's just the 98% of the local population who love having a new cinema getting annoyed with the 2% minority who seem to enjoy kicking off a variety of new threads on what are essentially really petty moans. Easy trolling.

Nobody's saying it's above criticism but starting a new thread each week complaining about popcorn or that it's showing a successful, rated film that you personally don't like is either stupid or trolling. Likely both.

Amy is currently only one late showing a day on one screen and it's still taking money because it's a great place to experience a successful,highly regarded film. That's how small cinemas in neighbourhood locations can stay in business in a Netflix world. People seem to have forgotten the last 50 years already...

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by MrBen 02 August, 2015 05:15

Or they are just really thick.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2015:08:02:05:17:05 by MrBen.

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by PeckhamNicola 02 August, 2015 08:07

Have any people with complaints thought of giving their feedback to the ED Picturehouse? Three benefits: 1) person raising issue gets a response then and there. 2) Picturehouse is aware of views of audience and if enough people express similar views they will take action to resolve. 3) No more threads on here!

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by Zebedee Tring 02 August, 2015 08:20

It's 8.15 am and I would like to see a film at the cinema now but the ED Picture House isn't open. Why not? It's totally unacceptable and I'm going to make a complaint.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2015:08:02:08:24:53 by Zebedee Tring.

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by Gadge 02 August, 2015 09:02

I would think the ed picture house are celebrating the publicity generated on here.

messageRe: Lack of choice at Picturehouse
Posted by MrBen 02 August, 2015 10:15

For anyone wanting more choice, head to Vue Westfield: [www.myvue.com]

Seventeen screens makes it the largest mass market Vue in London and one of the best equipped but inconveniently you'll have to drive to Shepherds Bush.

The prices? £11.79 to £13.29 for adults at peak times.

Goto Page: 12Next
Current Page: 1 of 2

Back to top of page
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
Donate                   Terms of use                  Help & FAQs                   Advertise               RSS rss feed               Copyright 2006 - 2018 East Dulwich Forum