The subsequent rant

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Tuesday, December 7, 2004

Although Molly and I are in a country where they probably have never even heard of the term "lawsuit," we think we have a good argument on our behalf.

Just the other day we went to the Starlight Cinema Centre (www.starlightcinema.co.nz) to see Saved, starring the one and only Malculy Culkin. Now as we all know, Saved came out quite some time ago in the United States, but we also understand movies come to NZ much later than the rest of the world.

Molly and I paid our $11.50 and our ticket directed us to "the lounge." We found ourselves standing in a room the size of my old bedroom, John Henry's current bedroom (for reference sakes, it is the size of one half of a two car garage), with fabric drapped from the walls and ten seats pointed in the direction of a pull down projector screen straight from your third grade class room. In their defense, the seats were the traditional movie theatre chairs and quite comfortable.

We waited patiently for the theatre to fill up. Oh wait, it was already full when we got there. A handfull of teenage kids chomping away on their refreshments were occupying the seats, leaving us in the front row with no where to rest our legs. And to make matters worse, they talked throughout the entire movie.

We were okay with the whole situation until we found that the movie that we were watching was straight from the dvd. We paid $11.50 to watch a dvd. After a simple math calculation (performed by molly obviously) we figured that they theatre made around $200 dollars to just walk across the street and rent the dvd for $6.99. Class action lawsuit?

So for any of you out there that are lawyers or are currently in law school, please contact us if you want to take this case pro bono (unfortunately we don't have much money to pay you with). Not only do we feel taken advantage of but our legs also are cramped because we didn't have a chair to rest them during the two hour movie.

And Johnny...if it is decided that we don't have any sort of case here I say turn the lights off in your bedroom, clean it up a bit and start your own "theatre." It's one heck of a money maker.

And on a side note: we got a parking ticket today. Do you think we need to pay it?
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