Is anyone else annoyed by the recent decision by some local theater chains to forgo print movie listings in FYI some days of the week? Instead, they refer you to their Web site or the dreaded movie phone line.
While I am, in fact, over 50, I do have and use both a computer and cell phone regularly. However, I like to be able to look quickly and easily at all the films and times offered without having to go online or wade through the detested automated phone menus. I want side-by-side comparisons.
My husband and I recently decided to see “Mamma Mia!” on very short notice. It took more than five minutes on the phone to find the information we needed. I was so frustrated that I decided the next time we want to see a movie, we’ll just pick another theater that cares more about its viewers than its bottom line.
Yes, I know popcorn prices are up, but if you can’t pay for newspaper listings, raise the price of each ticket by a nickel.