Sunday, November 16, 2008

Quantum of Solace Experience

I ordered tickets for Quantum of Solace online at

We chose to see the movie at the Showcase Cinema de Lux Patriot Place.

Ordering ticklets was not that straighforward, since the Cinema de Lux also has a Lux level. So when you order tickets, you have to ba careful.

The Lux level has food and beverage service.

Here's the online seating chart:

To me, that looks like, if you choose the last row, you are three rows away from the movie screen.

It turns out that the Lux level means that there's a balcony at the back of the theatre, so you are not three rows from the screen, more like 53 rows back from the screen.

That's more like it.

Coming Attractions
I got a survey via email when I got home, and they wanted to know which of hte following previews I remembered.
Seven Pounds
Angels & Demons
The International
Bedtime Stories
The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Spirit
Star Trek XI (2009)
Fast and Furious
Yes Man
The ones that I most enjoyed were:
Bedtime Stories
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Star Trek XI (2009)
Although I am a big Star Trek fan, Bedtime Stories had the best preview.

We did not see previews for Seven Pounds, Fast and Furious, The International, 2012, Yes Man, or Watchmen.

Once we were settled into our seats we were introduced to a SERVICE button at our seat. It was explained that if you pushed it anytime, someone would come and take your order.

Well, that did not work.

We ended up getting served, without silverware and napkins.

Can you imagine?

Plus, the beginning of the movie has garbled sound issues.


It all resolved itself as did the movie.

New James Bond film scores record opening in North America:
The latest James Bond film "Quantum Of Solace" opened this weekend at the top of box office in North America with an estimated 70 million U.S. dollars over the three-day period, a record for the globally popular spy series, according to preliminary figures released Sunday.


  1. Anonymous9:40 PM

    Thanks for sharing this Steve!

    Looks like the theater put marketing and wiz-bang technology before service.

    And, substitute the word "service" with "plot" and you have my movie review as well. :)

  2. Anonymous10:09 PM

    I don't think we have a theater like that where I saw QoS in New Jersey. The food and beverage service interrupt the movie? Anyway, the print had garbled sound in parts of the first couple reels, too. Sounds like it might be a bigger problem. Enjoyed the movie, though.

  3. So, how did you like the movie?

  4. Looks like it's a great movie. However, we've got the home theater going and don't venture out to the cineplex anymore because of the cost and experiences just like yours. The last few times I've been to the theater it was an experience much like you've, sound problems, service problems, audience problems (Except for The Dark Knight in IMAX). I have surround sound, DLP projector and Netflix Instant View running through an old Dell I converted just for that purpose. Like your review of the trailers though, I hadn't heard about 2012 until I read your blog.