Cliff Gardner

Monday, August 22, 2005

Regal Cinemas: Lamer than Bob Dole minus Viagra

Mandy and I went to see "Red Eye" last weekend, and I must say, I was highly impressed. Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy showed how talented they are and it was the best horror/suspense movie I've seen in a long time. However, what almost ruined it for me was how annoyed I was with the Regal Cinemas rewards program.

I signed up for this thing because I figured that Mandy and I would be seeing lots of movies this summer and it would just be a good idea to take advantage. However, as it turns out, this is the lamest rewards program ever. Seriously, it sucks. Let me walk you all through this. If you spend $40, you get a free popcorn, if you spend $80, you get a free soda, and if you spend $120, you get a free movie ticket. This is where it really gets lame, though, because rather than upping the ante after $120, the popcorn-soda-ticket rotation just starts over again, meaning that unless you want to spend almost $500, there's really very little incentive to go to the movies and spend more money. Full details of this lameness can be found here.

But wait, there's more. After a frankly really disappointing summer at the movies (seriously, with few exceptions, does anything really stand out from all this crap?), I had finally spent enough to get a free movie ticket and planned on using it to see "Red Eye." However, despite me having my card that proved I had spent $123 in various Regal Cinemas, I was told that I couldn't receive my free ticket without bringing in a receipt from the last time I saw a movie that had my total "credits" listed on it, and was reminded to do so next time in order to take advantage of this great opportunity. Fuckers.

4 Comments:

  • That is just wrong. It is the worst day ever for American cinema. Wait...when was Terminator 3 made?

    By Anonymous Zayne, at 6:55 PM  

  • There were good movies this summer. Star Wars 3, Wedding Crashers, (yet to see, but) 40 yr old virgin, War of the Worlds, Crash.... ok that's all I can remember

    By Blogger Miss B, at 7:20 AM  

  • UH.. yeah.. cough cough.. WEDDING CRASHERS.. are you kidding me ... you don't think it stood out from the other summer movies?

    Who are you, and what have you done to my friend ?

    By Anonymous bridget, at 10:20 AM  

  • I don't get it... did you have to pay to join that program? Or as extra rewards it blows?

    By Blogger Marie Ann, at 1:14 PM  

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