Oscars: Some “Artist” patrons are asking for a refund? – AWARDS ALLEY
By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: Remember that lady who tried to sue the producers of “Drive” because she felt the ads made it sound like a “Fast and the Furious” sequel and she was disappointed that Nicolas Winding Refn’s film instead provided depth, tension and substance?
Yeah, we actually managed to find some people who are dumber than that.
The UK Telegraph reports that patrons at select Odeon Cinemas are complaining to managers and asking for refunds because “there is no sound and the screen is smaller.”
The projectionists admit that they ratio of the picture has been reduced to replicate the silent films from the 1920s and ‘30s. But it’s not enough for the blockbuster crowd, who likes them big (and empty).
Initially, Odeon reps denied having to issue any refunds to “The Artist.”
“We can confirm that there have been no complaints/refunds regarding ‘The Artist’ screenings,” they claimed, only to change their tune when pressed by Telegraph staff. Now they admit that some refunds have been given.
“Odeon Liverpool One can confirm it has issued a small number of refunds to guests who were unaware that The Artist was a silent film,” they said. “The cinema is happy to offer guests a refund on their film choice is they raise concern with a member of staff within 10 minutes of the film starting.”
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