I like going to see films at the cinema; I like the big screen and the big sound. However, and I know other people have the same problem, I can’t watch 3D films because after about half an hour my eyes start to hurt and I am getting a bit annoyed by the cinemas only showing the 3D versions of some films, which are generally the ones I want to watch.

Cinema Ticket Stubs I Have Collected Since March 2003

So I decided to send a message to Odeon (I normally go the Odeon in Maidstone) and see what they have to say:-

“I have an issue with cinemas only showing 3D versions of some movies (and Odeon is not the only one). I have tried to watch 3D movies a couple of times, but after about 30 minutes my eyes start to hurt and I can’t really watch any more. I know I’m not the only one that suffers with this problem.

A couple of recent movies that I would have liked to have seen are Underworld and Ghostrider+, but both only appear to be showing in 3D.

So would it be possible to have a 2D screening of these movies at some point? Even just a couple of screenings on a Saturday or Sunday morning/afternoon/evening would give those of us who would like to see these films a chance to go and see them.

I do appreciate that there is cost in getting the movies from the production companies for showing, and that you have to weigh that cost against the number of tickets that you are likely to sell for it, but I felt I needed to expression my frustration.

Thanks for listening.

I shall await their response …


+ Don’t judge me – I like SCI-FI/Action movies even if some people think they are rubbish.

1 Comment

  1. Marc says:

    As you would expect, they never did get back to me.

    I suppose it’s a sign of the times. Profit margins on a per-customer basis are pretty small, I expect, so losing a few customers does not really effect the companies financially.