Allocated seats in Cineworld?!

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Such a good film!
So I went to the cinema a few days ago to watch the 3rd installment of the “Night At The Museum” franchise with my friends. It was the first time I’d been in a long while and I was amazed to see that Cineworld cinemas have started allocating seats to people again. It doesn’t seem like that big of a deal but with allocating seating comes the annoyance of having to “politely” ask people to get out of your seat and find their own. 
It’s been a while since seating has been allocated in this particular cinema and I think it’s been a while since I’ve sat in an allocated seat. Sure there is the positive that you know you will be able to sit with your friends (if not that many people go or you are able to get to the cinema really early). But it doesn’t stop the fact that you can’t choose where you want to be!
Also if there is a huge number of people going (normally more than 5) then you struggle to find seats that are all together as they don’t tend to block people together, even when they know the film will be popular! If you are split into awkward groups then you have to decide which people you want to sit with but I suppose it does let you know which people actually like you.
Personally, at the cinema I like to sit in the middle of a row close-ish to the back of the room but not right at the back. I had a system of where is best to sit so that you can enjoy the screen fully without losing focus on one side or another. But with the reintroduction of allocated seats I will no longer have the chance to choose my perfect seat as I don’t know the seat number and they rarely let you look at their computer screen to choose the seat yourself.
I think this is a step backwards for cinemas as it is quite bothersome. Although for a screening that you know is going to be popular it makes sense to allocate the seats per ticket but something were the screen barely holds a couple of hundred people then perhaps you should change your priorities.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this particular topic so drop me a comment below or at one of my social media accounts!
Hasta la fuego

Lauren 🙂


4 Replies to “Allocated seats in Cineworld?!”

  1. Heya 🙂 My local cinema does allocated seating but it's an Odeon. However I'm pretty sure that the Cineworld near me also does it. In my local cinema they always show you the plan which is better than just getting seats thrown at you but i do see your point. Having the freedom to sit anywhere you like in the cinema is a lot better 🙂 xx

  2. Hi Lauren,

    To be quite honest, I think it is silly. The cinema is one of the only places people get the option to sit wherever they like. I like choosing where I can sit. I'm kind of glad that the cinema's that I use are not currently doing this thank god!
    Anywho…Great Post!
    Take Care,
    Bex Ox

  3. Have they always done that? Mine used to but then they scrapped that for like 13 years or so, which seems like a weird amount of time to decide that the plans not working. It is better that you can look at the screen to choose, I don't think it would be as bad if they let us do that 🙂 x

  4. Hey, I shall hope for you that they continue to do that and they don't change their mind and give you allocated seats in the future!

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