Rotten Movies and Refunds

@calcynic (433)
United States
April 8, 2008 1:00pm CST
We've all gone to the movies and shelled out our hard earned bucks to be entertained by the big screen. I'd like to know if there was ever a time you were so disappointed with the flick you paid to see, that you up and walked out on the movie. Did you ask for a refund? Did you get your money back? The only time I remember doing this was in 1983. My then fiance and I were walking around downtown Philadelphia and, on impulse, went into a theater and sat down to watch "Visiting Hours" starring William Shatner. What a bucket of dreck! We walked out after about 15 minutes. We were so anxious to get some air that we didn't ask for a refund. At today's prices, I might act differently and demand my money back.
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• United States
8 Apr 08
there's only one movie i recall asking for my money back,though there were a few others i was tempted to walk out on-like "meteor('79)". there was a movie in the '70's called "the bermuda triangle"it was breaking every 5 to 10 minutes or so during the show,i don't know if it was the film itself,or the projector.i would say by the 8th break,three quarters of the people had left.
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@bochco123 (597)
• United States
9 Apr 08
I don't think I've ever done that. And I don't think that the theater should give refunds for crappy movies. Problems with the movies, yes (broken projector, late start time, etc.) but they didn't make the movie(s), they just show them. I would think if someone was to ask for their money back from a crappy movie, the studio that put up the money for the movie, would be the right one to ask.
@calcynic (433)
• United States
9 Apr 08
Point taken!!
• United States
9 Apr 08
Thank you.
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
9 Apr 08
Oh yes, I have had to do that too! the last time was not because it was bad, but because it had some very loud, explosive fire scenes and my head could not handle the heat! It was too intense. If the movie makes no sense, is just senseless killing with no motives or story plot, then i do not want to watch it! I would not stay. I think the most you could hope for in a refund is some credit or a movie ticket, but I doubt it!
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