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Went to see Atomic Blond last night. The movie was theatre 11. It had been a while since I had been to the movies but returning to the Rave at the Greene was a big disappointment. It has been a couple years since I was last at the Rave, a Cinemark Theatre. Walking in we noticed that the carpeting going to the theatre was old and worn. But things went downhill from there. In theatre 11 the seats were leather. They were so badly worn, the stuffing was visible. Not in just a few seats but in at least in the entire row we sat in. As we left we noticed it as well in other rows. Biggest disappointment was in the movie quality. For a theatre that is supposed to have THX surround sound and has 10 speakers mounted on the wall, those barely if at all worked. All the sound came from speakers behind the screen. The projection quality of the movie was not very impressive. After the movie I spoke with one of the Raves managers and pointed out our observations. She not only agreed but was beyond being embarrassed by the overall condition of the theatre. She indicated theatres 10 and 11 are the only ones with the leather seats, all others are cloth. However they are all in bad shape. She further indicated when first opened it was a National Amusement theatre. Cinemark took over a few years back. Part of the deal was Cinemark had to buy out the contracts on what are now old projection and sound systems. They cant upgrade until those are paid off or take a financial hit if they do. There is good news here in that the Rave at the Green is tentatively schedule for a renovation after the first of the year. In the meantime I recommend going to the Rave theatres at the Dayton south location by Home Depot in Miamisburg or Huber Heights. These have the latest technology and the reclining seats. I will return to the Greene one day in about a year to see if the changes have improved the movie experience. Hats off to the manager we spoke with and her candor and honesty about the theatre. She did not try to hide any of the problems and was kind enough to give us a couple of free passes, which we will be using at the Miamisburg location.
Something you should know about this theater is that theyve recently taken a cue from the airline industry and they forced me to buy two seats to accommodate my girth. Normally I would avoid buying snacks at the movies because of the price, but the mandatory cavity search after buying the ticket deprived me of my Snickers bar. Also, despite my loud and profane sexual advances, the young lady at the concession stand would not fill my popcorn bucket with just butter. By the time I made it into the theater, the only two seats that were next to each other were in the middle of a row, so I had to squeeze through. First off, to all of the rude people in that row: I dont need to be told my sweat pants have skid marks. I know that my sweat pants have skid marks, Im not some contortionist that can thoroughly wipe himself. The only method Ive found that really works is rubbing myself on a tree like a bear. Which brings up another complaint, why arent there any wiping trees in the mensroom? The 3D glasses that were provided were clearly not designed to fit a full-figured face so I had to watch the entire movie cross-eyed. It turns out this didnt even matter because I didnt get to see the end of the movie. Not wanting to miss the climactic fight scene, I was forced to defecate into my mostly empty popcorn bucket. Apparently I was sitting next to the Pope, because this guy took offense and had me ejected by a bunch of pimply faced goons. Id say that Id maybe go back, but my lifetime ban takes that decision out of my hands.
The only "issue" I have is with the elderly woman (I think she has long, grey hair) that checks tickets right in front of the food/drink cashiers. More than once when Ive walked up to her to show her my ticket I have said hello and she doesnt even crack a smile at me. She just says "tickets" with an annoyed facial expression and a harsh tone. But no greeting or friendly body language. No "thank you" or "enjoy your show" comments after our interaction, either. Im generally not picky about stuff like this- I get it, its work, and most people are tired or bored. Im not saying she has to tell me her life story or make me a friendship bracelet..but at the very least she could at least say hello back to me. Is it too much to ask for a simple "hello" back? I guess my point is that if you are going to be at the front of an establishment where every single customer has to see you and interact with you, you better brush up on your fake smile and greetings. If I blatantly ignored customers at work like she does my boss wouldnt keep me around much longer. Everything else is fine! Comfy seats. Prices arent bad. Its clean and comfortable. Plus, The Greene is a really cool place. I will be coming back, even if that old lady is still there being miserable :P
I will NEVER give them my business again the reason why is because I showed up for a movie I really wanted to see sat down 35 mins before it started and 2mins before the movie started someone came in and ask me to move I told them sorry but no I came in early so I could sit where I wanted and I didnt feel bad because there was plenty of seats left but the lady went and got someone that work at rave cinemas to move me they said the movie was filling up and I had to move but it wasnt at all the lady just wanted to sit where she wanted instead of dealing with the fact that when you come into a movie late you wont get the best seats. Now I put up with rave cinemas super high ticket prices and letting people drink and act like idiots in the movie but when you come in and lie telling me theirs no seats left when I can see there are plenty if their wasnt no problem id move its not a big deal but they made not just me but like 5 people move that had been seating there for along time just to please one lady that came in late. I will never give them my money again, saying they were rude would be an understatement.
I thought about giving them a 3 because they made me mad the last time I was there but I guess I can give them a break since they accommodated me. We had friends that bought our tickets in advance for start wars and as we were walking back to where they were they asked us if we had our tickets and we told him yes, and that we were going to join our friends who arrived earlier than us. They made us wait at the beginning of the line instead of going back where there was still room. I understand about first come first served but if they knew there were plenty of seats in the theater, what made a difference where we waited as long as we had tickets?!? I text the people that night or tickets and he came out and talked to the KID who made us wait and he let us back. Good choice KID good choice.