Vue vs. Empire

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Vue vs. Empire

Post by nekro » Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:24 pm

No contest imo, the Vue is a horrible souless cinema and FF has certainly lost it's buzz since moving.
FF should definitely look for another venue, maybe scale it down and do it somewhere smaller.

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Re: Vue vs. Empire

Post by hingethunder » Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:29 am

Yes, a smaller event would really help the ticketing problems!

I thought the Vue worked well, with a few niggles which can be easily improved for next year. Many aspects were better than the Empire, particularly the space in the bar area etc. Was never that keen on the Empire, I preferred the days of the Odeon West End!

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Re: Vue vs. Empire

Post by Tommy-Boy » Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:25 pm

Hmm I think the problem is that demand to attend generally seems to be rising each year as the Fest gets more publicity and gets more popular so that makes it unlikely that things will get smaller in future years as much as many people would say that they preferred the feel of a smaller set up. Thats the way it goes I think - if youre successful (like Frightfest obviously has been) then you grow. Growth brings greater opportunities.

Empire big screen was great but now its gone and it aint coming back.... even I think theyre regretting going IMAX ... apparently they lost a Premiere cos my name sake little Tommy Cruise hated it ... I always hated that bloody crush in the foyer of the Empire , the noise where I couldnt have a decent convo with my mates, the endless queues for the toilets and the limited Disco tickets. Vue gets a big thumbs up from me in all respects - as long as the ticketing doesnt get bollixed up again.

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Re: Vue vs. Empire

Post by leytonrocks » Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:04 am

Thought the vue was more relaxed... The scrum when the main screen at the empire emptied was never pleasant...

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Re: Vue vs. Empire

Post by daveroughcut » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:42 pm

I think it ran the smoothest it ever has and it was kept ticking over well. I did miss out on seeing some people but that always happened before. Top tip go straight to the top floor for a pee it's always empty.

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Re: Vue vs. Empire

Post by DJBenz » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:44 pm

daveroughcut wrote:Top tip go straight to the top floor for a pee it's always empty.
*was always empty.

Until someone posted a top tip about the top floor. ;)

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Re: Vue vs. Empire

Post by The Soapmaker » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:24 pm

I liked the big screen at the Empire, but it's gone and there's nothing we can do about it.

I like the Odeon West End for occasional visits, but the seats in OWE1 are far too uncomfortable for an extended weekend and in OWE2 it's impossible to read subtitles unless you happen to be a giant.

The Vue is definitely the best of the rest. The actual screenings were very well organised this year and the peripheral stuff like the bar and toilets were a definite improvement on all previous venues.

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