You bought your movie tickets through GetMore. You get to the cinema, brave the popcorn queue, and excitedly trot to the theatre only to be told you still need to buy your 3D glasses.
Ever wondered why you need to pay extra for 3D glasses? You are not the only one! In an interview with Nu Metro and Ster-Kinekor, MyBroadband tried to get to the bottom of the 3D glasses conundrum.
Here’s what their interview came down to:
For one, you can reuse your glasses. If you do remember to take them with you every time you watch a movie, how angry would you be if you had to pay for them anyhow? The movie houses, thus, view 3D glasses as an optional extra.
This also leads to the second reason, supplier calculations. The film studios or distributors supplying the films calculate the royalties and film rental costs based on ticket price/sale. Because 3D glasses are seen as an optional extra, they can’t be included in the ticket price as it’ll throw their calculations off.
Another concern was the collection process. At both cinemas, you’ll receive an additional slip if you select new 3D glasses. If you are visiting a Nu Metro cinema, you can either collect your glasses from door control or at the catering counter whereas at a Ster-Kinekor you can collect them at selected box offices or the catering counters.
According to Ster-Kinekor, because there are several methods to buy tickets this is the most efficient way to hand out 3D glasses.
Our advice – just remember your 3D glasses. You’ll save money by not having to buy extra, you’ll save time by not having to stand in a collection queue, and you’ll be doing something good for the environment. Yes, we went there, consider the guilt trip lain.
Contact us on 084 11 438 48 or at getmore247.co.za to book your movie tickets, and you can save 50% on up to four 2D or 3D movies (eight if you’re a GetMore Plus member) per month. Best of all, GetMore Plus members can save 40% on a Coke and popcorn voucher. So, if you forget to bring your 3D glasses along, at least you saved enough on the tickets to afford new ones.
Information sources: MyBroadband
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