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Cinépolis revealed plans to put a children’s playground in movie theaters. The first-of-its kind design in the U.S. (photo above) plops a 55-foot long and 25-foot high “play structure” inside the auditorium itself.

The first two “Cinépolis Junior” theaters will open this month in Southern California.

The move comes at a time when most cinema chains — led by pioneer Alamo Drafthouse Cinema — are becoming increasingly strict about limiting disruptions in theaters by banning talking, phone calls, and texting. But the Cinépolis Junior concept goes 180-degrees in the other direction, creating a moviegoing experience that shrugs off the notion anybody should have to pay focused attention to a story for two hours straight.
Posted 3/8/17 , edited 3/8/17

KatayzynaLundblad wrote:

Cinépolis revealed plans to put a children’s playground in movie theaters. The first-of-its kind design in the U.S. (photo above) plops a 55-foot long and 25-foot high “play structure” inside the auditorium itself.

The first two “Cinépolis Junior” theaters will open this month in Southern California.

The move comes at a time when most cinema chains — led by pioneer Alamo Drafthouse Cinema — are becoming increasingly strict about limiting disruptions in theaters by banning talking, phone calls, and texting. But the Cinépolis Junior concept goes 180-degrees in the other direction, creating a moviegoing experience that shrugs off the notion anybody should have to pay focused attention to a story for two hours straight.


The point of banning talking and calling as I saw it was as a courtesy to the other paying customers that do want to focus.
Nobody can force someone to focus on a movie for two hours against their will but can easily prevent others from doing so.

This layout seems counter intuitive to me because the movie will play for a small group and cost the cinema the same overhead as if it were a large group. But by limiting the number of possible seats there is less profit.
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Erm, if your kids require a playground, ballpit and slide to make it through a movie I don't think they're ready to be taken to a movie.

Not to mention cleaning this nightmare. That ballpit will literally have to be strained and soaked in bleach between films. I don't even know what they're going to do about an enclosed slide. Pour the bleach down the slide for the ballpit I guess.

There's going to be so much pop and "enhanced popcorn flavours" on every square each on this place.

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zangeif123 wrote:

The kids are quiet once the movie starts. The adults need to shut the fuck up.


not always true, when I was watching fantastic beasts there was 5 behind me constantly talking loudly
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Sir_jamesalot wrote:


KatayzynaLundblad wrote:

Cinépolis revealed plans to put a children’s playground in movie theaters. The first-of-its kind design in the U.S. (photo above) plops a 55-foot long and 25-foot high “play structure” inside the auditorium itself.

The first two “Cinépolis Junior” theaters will open this month in Southern California.

The move comes at a time when most cinema chains — led by pioneer Alamo Drafthouse Cinema — are becoming increasingly strict about limiting disruptions in theaters by banning talking, phone calls, and texting. But the Cinépolis Junior concept goes 180-degrees in the other direction, creating a moviegoing experience that shrugs off the notion anybody should have to pay focused attention to a story for two hours straight.


The point of banning talking and calling as I saw it was as a courtesy to the other paying customers that do want to focus.
Nobody can force someone to focus on a movie for two hours against their will but can easily prevent others from doing so.

This layout seems counter intuitive to me because the movie will play for a small group and cost the cinema the same overhead as if it were a large group. But by limiting the number of possible seats there is less profit.


for me, going to a movie is a treat , I maybe to see a movie 3-5 times a year, maybe because of how expensive it is , a regular ticket for me for one person can be between 14-20 bucks
and not just for me but back in the day movies were a treat for people, it seems "moviegoing" has lost itsmeaning tbh
putting aplayground in a theaterdoesnt make it feel special and nevermind that its just a nuisance


I can see if its a specific ..auditorium? like if a family wanted to pay extra for this, for like a party group, but I hope it doesn't come in every room in the theater, but even at that its still absurd because you are supposed to be watching the movie, if your kid is too young to pay attention, then wait till it comes out on redbox or somethin
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At first I was like that sounds like a good idea could watch films without kids going to the toilet every few minutes and making a noise but if it is in the actual room no if your kid doesn't have the attention span to sit through a film maybe theaters aren't for them just yet. Well at the price of the experience these days with the over priced food, drinks and the ticket itself looks like I'm just going to have to throw food on my floor and chairs, play music in the background quietly and sit really close to my T.V. to get a replication of the experience...

At least some of the kids will enjoy it.
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redokami wrote:


zangeif123 wrote:

The kids are quiet once the movie starts. The adults need to shut the fuck up.


not always true, when I was watching fantastic beasts there was 5 behind me constantly talking loudly


Did you tell them to shut up?

I go to a lot of kid movies with my daughter and it's chatty at first, but once the movie starts things quiet down. Now with superhero & action movies half the time I have to tell someone to keep it down. Recently I had to do it during Civil War, Rouge One & Dr. Strange.
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