What We Learned At The Roxy

Duncan and I popped along to see Prometheus 3D last night* at The Roxy here in Miramar.

After a few mistakes working out who actually was going to buy the tickets Duncan rushed in after work to get us two.

"It's quite buys I'm afraid, we only have two seats together in the front rows, row C is available."

"Oh", said a disheartened Duncan, I mean whoever wants to sit in the front rows, straining up to seer the screen looming in front of you.

"No, no", said the ticket dude, "those are the best seats for 3D films."

"Hah, yeah, well, you have to say that as there's nothing else available", said a cheeky companion.

"No, seriously, that's where all the staff go when they watch 3D movies. You see ..."

And this is the gold, prepare yourself ...

"You see, the 3D glasses, when used in the centre of row C, exactly fits the screen. The rim of the glasses goes around the film perfectly. And it's brilliant, you're *in* the movie. And don't forget there is quite as distance from from the screen to even the first row, so you're definitely not leaning back to look up to the screen, that's all fine".

Duncan was, to be perfectly honest, sceptical, and yet there wasn't much option so two tickets were bought.

And hour or so later in I wandered.

"Now, I've got the tickets", started Duncan, "but before you say anything about where they are located let me tell you why ..."

After a beer into the theatre strode two VERY sceptical punters, to our Row C, seats 8 and 9. Three rows back from the screen, and smack in the middle.


Movie advertised for an 8:30pm start. 5 minutes of "coming soon" and into the movie we crack - lots of deep space, swooshing around the planet, 3D gloriousness.

Duncan and I turn to each other about 10 minutes into it, 'I think we're onto something here" smiles Duncan.

And so, if you're ever going to watch a 3D movie** on screen #1 (the main screen) here at The Roxy Cinema in the heart of Wellywood, you know where to sit.


* yes, this is a very dated draft post I found and decided to finish as the information is still gold!

** does anyone actually make 3D movies anymore, shows how quickly they have dropped out off fashion as I believe we saw it in June 2012.

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