The movie theater is the great equalizer. No matter how rich or poor you are, if you arrive too late to a crowded movie, your seat is going to suck. I was reminded of that today. My neck hurts.
I have to say, it's kind of lame that they make seats that are that bad. I mean, the front seats in any theater are pretty ridiculously bad. There's almost no point in seeing the movie at all if that's going to be your seat.
I remember a few years ago, I went to the movies with three of my friends. It was some really popular Blockbuster movie, and we only got there twenty minutes early, so we got kind of screwed in the seat department.
We located four seats together sort of near the front. The seats were close to the front, but I didn't think it was that bad. So we took the seats.
One of my friends decided to look around and see if there were any better seats somewhere. She did manage to locate a single seat at a preferable vantage point in the theater, and decided to sit there instead of with us.
I have to say, that always irked me a bit. I can't imagine how bad a seat would have to be that I'd want to sit between strangers rather than with friends. Granted, you don't really talk during movies. But you can laugh together, exchange knowing looks, and maybe make jerk off motions when appropriate.