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Old 09-11-18, 11:44 AM
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Blankets in movie theater?



Apparently this is becoming a trend. More and more people are bringing their own blankets to the movie theater, and there are theaters already encouraging people to do so.

'Sleeper' trend: It's BYO blanket at Twin Cities movie theaters

Serving food and drink was the beginning. Now it's blankets. What's next, come in your pajamas?
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Old 09-11-18, 11:46 AM
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Way to go Strib...that is OLD news

The Marcus theater near us has been doing this for years. I can't remember the last time I went to a movie and didn't see people with blankets. My daughter brings hers now too.

The theaters do get cold - I get it. I usually bring a hoodie (even in the summer) and use that as a blanket if it gets too chilly.
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Re: Blankets in movie theater?

I wouldn't see that at the Alamo Drafthouse or any of the theaters I go to in Downtown KC, but I see it all the time at my local multiplex in the suburbs. I also see people show up in pajama bottoms too. It also depends on the time of year.
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A nation of slobs.
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Old 09-11-18, 12:02 PM
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A nation of slobs.
A nation that is sitting in a theater where the thermostat is set at 60 degrees (you know, winter coat weather in California).
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I wonder if they sell blankets with hidden zippered compartments for candy.....
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Yay, makes it easier for bed bugs!
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Meh. All the more reason to watch at home instead.
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Old 09-11-18, 12:11 PM
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Re: Blankets in movie theater?

Yeah, I've noticed it at my local theaters, and since we've noticed that, my kids have started to bring blankets and go in their pajamas when we go at night.

It's what happens when you try to make theaters more like your living room, which seems to be the trend.
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Why does this bother anyone?
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Re: Blankets in movie theater?

Haven't noticed this. Maybe it's because I hit the theater early.
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Hmm, blankets would have been a good way to be discrete at the Pussycat Theatre back in the day.
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Why does this bother anyone?
Because people can't do harmless things if you wouldn't do them too.
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Great for handjobs.
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Also I thinks more common seeing blankets and pajamas at late shows.
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I have no real objection to this; it just reminds me of my parents putting my brothers and I into our jammies for an evening at the drive-in.
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Re: Blankets in movie theater?

My wife has brought a blanket to the fancy Cinepolis theater that has large reclining seats. And also worn pajamas. It's nice.
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I bring one of the nicer and sturdier airline blankets once in a while. Usually on a hot day where I don't want to wear a jacket or long pants outside, but I know the theater has their a/c cranked up pretty damn high.
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Re: Blankets in movie theater?

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Apparently this is becoming a trend. More and more people are bringing their own blankets to the movie theater, and there are theaters already encouraging people to do so.

'Sleeper' trend: It's BYO blanket at Twin Cities movie theaters

Serving food and drink was the beginning. Now it's blankets. What's next, come in your pajamas?
Why not?

Between the eating, drinking, talking, cellphones, babies, ads, poor sound, frigid AC, overpriced admission . . .

Happy to stay at home
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Great for handjobs.
Maybe I don't have to put a hole in the bottom of the popcorn box anymore.
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Re: Blankets in movie theater?

It would have saved Pee Wee Herman from a trip to jail.
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If the blanket's arockin', don't bother knockin'.
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Re: Blankets in movie theater?

My wife and I bring ours often. Our theater has the big recliner seats that are ridiculously comfortable, and the thermostat always seems set at sub-arctic.

The local iPic provides blanket AND pillows. It's pretty sweet.
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Re: Blankets in movie theater?

Originally Posted by Draven View Post
Way to go Strib...that is OLD news

The Marcus theater near us has been doing this for years. I can't remember the last time I went to a movie and didn't see people with blankets. My daughter brings hers now too.

The theaters do get cold - I get it. I usually bring a hoodie (even in the summer) and use that as a blanket if it gets too chilly.

As in 1965 old news:

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Old 09-11-18, 03:37 PM
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Yuck! Any blanket I would bring into a theatre would need to be disinfected afterwards. It'd be a sticky, germ-infested mess after touching who knows what on the scummy seats... People continue their downward spiral of intelligence. Who in their right mind would want to do this? And no, I'm not Howard Hughes, I think exposure to "natural fauna" is a *good* thing.

Paying $20 to go to an uppity public place to act like a little child with their security blanket??? Man, oh man.

This is wrong on so many levels.
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