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Chartreux
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   Posted 12/27/2009 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
went to the movies yesterday, daughter just had to see "Sherlock Holmes" I told her if we went we'd have to get there an hour early..Thankfully it was not sold out, like a lot of others, so we get in and they "hubby and Daughter' make me the line starter while they go play some games outside, no biggie...at least I was the first in line..so got the good seats in the theater, (no one in front of us) saw some cool trailers for up coming movies, expect "IronMan 2" so the movie starts no problem, but then halfway through I had a back spasms, which was not enjoyable..and then the person behind me starts playing footsie with my seat mad and other than these two things the movie was good, very good, so buy it on video when it comes out (I'll have to as I missed some things when my back spasmed out), sure wish seeing a movie was enjoyable like it used to be...
I will always like the Sherlock Holmes movies, maybe they could do "The Hounds of the Baskervilles" next...
I was thinking next time they try to play footsie with my chair I could wack'em with my cane, but that would be mean..what do y'all think....
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White Beard
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   Posted 12/27/2009 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Chart
Christmas day (evening) I went into town and saw Avatar 3D it was excellent I really like these new 3D movies, Disney Scrooge is another excellent 3D one that just came out around Thanks Giving time. Anyway the new 3D glasses look like normal sunglasses, actually they have polarized lenses in them ! ( the Science Channel just had a show about how they make 3D movies) But these new 3D glasses have real light grey tone lenses in them but they come in nerdy black plastic frames and the glasses easily fit over regular glasses if you have to wear glasses to see like I do! Anyway they are not the cheap paper frame with the blue and red cellophane lens like the old fashion 3D glasses. Anyway you just put these new ones on at the begining of the movie and the entire movie is 3D! I think Avatar was Fantastid! the movie is simply amazing! But it is a very long movie! I took BT pain meds before going to it! So be for warned! Sherlock Holmes is also on my list of "to see movies" I liked the previews! The thing that always gripes me is I spent $8.25 for the movie and $12.75 for a medium soft drink and a large buttered Pop Corn! That is 21 dollars for just me and they gave me the senior discount maybe it is the white beard, I don't know what there age for senior discount is! allot of places it is 60 or 62 and I am not that yet! Anyway how can a family of 4 or more afford to go to the movies?



White Beard



P.S. Chart I think you should of reached under your seat and grabbed the guys legs and yanked him out of his seat! Or shown him what else your cain is good for! Some people are so inconsiderate!

FunnyGurl
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   Posted 12/27/2009 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   

Yes I would have whacked with a cane and a fist and dumped my seven dollar soda on his head. ;0)

 There are rude people everywhere.

Hubby brought me to see Avatar the other day and it was great.  Had a knee baby behind me a couple times myself but not bad.  It is nice to see movies in the comfort of your own recliner but the Theater with all the sounds and Huge screen just cannot be beat. So I will continue to go to some movies just try to go when not so busy.

:)


Humour is always the Best Medicine!
 
Fibromyalgia, DDD, 2 herniated Lumbar discs, OsteoArthritis Lumbar, Migraine, Dysthmic Disorder, Anxiey, Panic Attacks, OsteoArthritis Knee, Carpal Tunnel both hands, Currently Double Depression


Blessedx8
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   Posted 12/27/2009 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I cannot believe how much it is to go the movies these days! My husband and boys love to go to the movies... they usually see one or two things a month, minimum. I didn't realize until recently how much it was costing... Husband took three of the kids to see Sherlock Holmes the other day, and it was $63 for them... which was only movie tickets, and a small drink for everyone.

Scary!

Tina
Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain; migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, nerve pain in hands/arms/feet; I also have Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; hypoadrenalism; Mixed (Obstructive/Central) Sleep Apnea - on Auto BiPap; etc etc

Meds: MS Contin; Dilaudid; Actiq; Soma ; Neurontin; Atenolol; Midodrine; Phenergan/Zofran/Reglan; Effexor; Synthroid; Prednisone; and on the list goes...

Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial; awaiting my decision for implantation


Tirzah
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   Posted 12/27/2009 2:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Char,
Next time go for it! Wack em with your cane. :) You know the rest of us would be stifling a laugh in the rows behind you.

Honestly, though, I've told people to stop kicking me in the past & on one occasion let the movie theater people know when there weren't any other places (other than the front 3 rows) where I could move. They got a stern talking to. They weren't happy about it, but honestly, nobody deserves to be kicked at the movies regardless of whether or not they have back pain.

take care,
frances

PS -- When I went to see Avatar the other day I sat in the very back row. It was so nice not having to worry about what was going on behind me... esp. since it is nearly a 3 hour movie. Great movie, but I don't recommend it for anyone who have horrible back or leg pain unless you have been saving up all your medication for the day to keep you heavily medicated for the 3 hours. lol Yeah, the movie is not so much fun on pain meds either, honestly, because it is too hard to focus your eyes with those 3-D glasses. :( oh well. I'm still happy I went.

straydog
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   Posted 12/27/2009 2:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I am in total agreeement with Frances on this one, When going to the movies you are there for enjoyment like everyone else that paid for a ticket. You should not be harrassed by some idiot wanting to kick a seat or whatever. I would asked this person to stop and if they didn't then the theater mgr would be telling him to stop or leave. I am getting to old I guess to put up with a lot of crap like that from people., lol
 

crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


melliflious
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   Posted 12/27/2009 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Both my brother and my boyfriend are big movie guys so my family goes to a lot of movies. We're also a big Disney family so naturally we went to the Princess and the Frog. It was very fun, but it was hard to sit that long. We had to sit in the theater for awhile so I would be able to hobble out without getting bumped. It was worth it though, the movie was really cute!

Jenna
Pain Issue: Sub-scapular bursitis, scapular dyskinesia, nerve damage down left arm, shoulder and neck
Treatment: PT, Tens Unit, Oxycodone, Diazepan, Hydrocodone-APAP, Tramadol, Voltaren/Duac gel

Also random hearing loss in both ears at age 18ish, not sure exactly when it happened or why. Got amazing Oticon hearing aids at 20, they've worked wonders! Keep hoping that my doctors can connect my ears to my shoulder and fix them both all at once!! A girl can dream, right?


Jim1969
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   Posted 12/27/2009 8:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I rarely go to the movies any more. Between the cost of a ticket and sitting in those seats for a couple of hours it has to be something that I consider a must see on the big screen. The last movie I saw was Star Trek (2009) and the one before that was Star Wars Ep III.

Yeah, yeah...I like my science fiction.

Anyway what I costs for me and my wife to go to the show and get a snack we can buy the thing and sit comfortable in front of our 42 inch LCD tv. Not quite the same but good enough for most movies.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.


skeye
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   Posted 12/27/2009 10:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Char,

I don't think I would have been so polite! I can't stand people kicking my chair & I don't even have a bad back! I probably would have turned around & glared at them several times, asked them to stop, or talk really loudly to the person(s) I came with about how I hate obnoxious people kicking the back of my chair. Subtle, huh? smilewinkgrin Glad the movie was good though. I want to go see Avatar at some point. I'm not dying to see it, but it just looks good. In general I actually hate going to the movies. I usually only go once or twice a year. I hope you've recovered from your outing & you are handling your meds better! Enjoy the time you have with your daughter! How long is she home for? Many hugs, my friend. ((((((((((((Char)))))))))))))).

Jim,

Star Trek was the last movie I saw in theaters as well. I'm a big scifi fan as well & a HUGE Star Trek fan (although I don't dress up & have never been to a convention, haha smilewinkgrin). I think I've seen every episode of every series at least 3 times (with the exception of Enterprise. Wasn't such a huge fan of that series until maybe the final season) & read/am reading all of the original continuation novels.

Skeye <----- your nerdy, geeky scifi friend

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 12/27/2009 10:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for the good movie reviews! We plan on going to the both of them while I'm off on Christmas vacation. I will have to tell you, that when my daughters were young we took them to the movies all the time. Well one time, I did not realize that, my youngest daughter (age 5) was pushing on the seat in front of her, and really she probably did not realize it either. Well a gentleman sitting in the seat she was pushing on, turned around and whacked her a good one on the leg,......I went ballistic over it!....and it was all I could do to keep from chocking the rotten guy right there on the spot, but I kept my cool for the kids sake......So I have to agree with Stray here, and ask them to stop doing it first, or at least take a peek and see who your about to wallop. Yes it is the responsibility of the parent, but it was awful dark in there, and I simply did not know she was doing it. Just a suggestion! :)

Michael

I hate those kind of memories, I felt so bad for my daughter, as she did not mean to do it. The guy was just plain stupid to take that kind of action first.
Like I always say, there is always more than one way to approach a problem. I don't think any of us would get rid of a bunch of hornets, by killing them one at a time.
Each situation calls for some smart thinking before we take action. OK, Daddy has spoken! Your own your own now! :)

Blessedx8
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   Posted 12/27/2009 11:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Michael...

Oh my goodness, I cannot imagine someone ever placing their hands on my child... I would have been ballistic over that, too - to say the least!! WOW. I know what you mean... I hate those kind of memories, too.... It takes all kinds of people, huh??

--Tina
Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain; migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, nerve pain in hands/arms/feet; I also have Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Hypoadrenalism; Mixed (Obstructive/Central) Sleep Apnea - on Auto BiPap; Depression/Anxiety; etc etc

Meds: MS Contin; Dilaudid; Actiq; Soma ; Neurontin; Atenolol; Midodrine; Phenergan/Zofran/Reglan; Effexor; Synthroid; Prednisone; and on the list goes...

Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial; awaiting my decision for implantation


vestabula
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   Posted 12/28/2009 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   

Saw Avatar on Christmas night with six other people..thankfully the theatre wasn't crowded so I went to the top row so I didn't have to sit with my head tilted back.  My complaint is that our local theatre is about 100 years old and they took what was once a large auditorium style room and whacked it up into 8 little theatres...tiny 'airplane' sized seats with no room for your legs.  The hubby hardly made it through the whole movie as he was so cramped.  I have fibro and back problems and I thought I was going to have to have someone carry me out of there after three long hours.  In that tiny room I counted eight monster speakers that just about blew my eardrums out.  Wonderful 3d effects, however, but a movie theatre is no place for a fibromite!

D


fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: valium Advil


Chartreux
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   Posted 12/28/2009 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for the wonderful replies, so next time, (if there is one) I'll ask them first to "stop". Michael so sorry you have those memories, try to think of all the good you've had with your kids..
Vestabula, it took me 15 - 20 minutes after the movie for me to get up and my hubby finally got me up, it is hard to get out of those seats, even in the new theaters, it can take longer if my knee locks up..
Skeye, Jazzi is home until the 12th of January 2010, she is already planning a small new years party for the 30th instead of the 31st. so finger crossed everything goes good..and she has to help me clean the house...
Jim we are into SciFi too, of course star trek fans...my favorite of "Star Trek" was number 4 "The Voyage Home" they had to go and get a whale from the past...was so funny...
The costs to see a movie is high I had a Christmas gift card for Cinamark and that helped..instead of popcorn, I'll buy the candy from target and put it in my purse, a box fits in nicely, I have a small purse, I like Raisinets, but what you get at the movies is not worth paying for at their prices...the drinks are very expensive and I think the should not charge over 2.00 for a medium coke, geezee it was 4.25 for a small coke outrageous....
WhiteBeard, I'll have to look into gettting some good 3D glassess...Thanks
Thanks Everyone...
Lots of soft hugz and wishes for low pain days to y'all...
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* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc (Lower Lumbar S1-L3 and Cervical C5,C6, C8 and T1), Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...

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Jim1969
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   Posted 12/28/2009 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Just to play devils advocate for the high cost of the snacks at the movies.

Most if not all of price of the ticket goes to the the people who made, released, shipped, etc the movie. The theaters profits really come from the concession stand.

At least this is what I was told years ago by a theater manager. I have always loved movies and when I was younger would often be found at the local one on Saturday and Sunday afternoons so I became a very familiar face there. In 6th grade I had to do an "interview" with someone asking them about their job etc and I picked the theater manager. I ended up getting more than I bargained for in that interview.

Not only was I given a verbal rundown of what the manager did but I also was shown what he did as well as what everyone else did from the ticket counter to the projection booth. It was pretty cool.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.

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