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Movies and Parking

Posted by lanktank on December 10, 2008

So I was at the front where there’s water last night to see this movie that’s just been released in S.A. The movie is called Religulous and V & A Nouveau is the ONLY cinema showing it in the whole of Cape Town.

The movie is a comedy documentary, where Bill Maher (comedian) visits a variety of people from a variety of religions and asks them questions on their beliefs. It’s incredibly funny, thought provoking, raises the question of doubt and the fact that “We don’t really know everything.”

It’s a tragedy that not enough people are going to watch this movie, you know, it being in ONE cinema and all, but there’s a far, far graver concern here…

The price of parking at the Vic and Al’s front is outrageous! Sweet Lord, you could put down a deposit for a small house in the South of France with what you pay for 3 hours of parking there.

I mean, come on, I know it’s mainly a tourist destination but are they trying to shunt locals from there altogether? If this is the case, their plan is certainly working.

The cost of the movies there are also suicidal. I bought two tickets and because it was half price Tuesday’s only had to pay R67.50. So are they trying to tell me that it’s R67.50 for one ticket any other day? Moses smell the roses that’s a lot of cash! Are they delusional? And you wonder why people buy pirated DVD’s. Lower your mofo prices Shopping Malls, Ster Kinekor, Nu Metro, or whoever is responsible for this ridiculous price hike!

Oh, and speaking of pirating – How obnoxious is the advert we have to be subjected to before every single movie we watch? “You wouldn’t steal a handbag.” Oh, wouldn’t I? Who are you to tell me what I would or would not do? Maybe I have stolen handbag already (I haven’t) but you don’t know that!

Anyways, I think that’s enough venting for one day, if you can, you really should check out Religulous if for no other reason than a good laugh. But go on half price Tuesdays with a group of people, so when you pay for parking you can split the bill!

7 Responses to “Movies and Parking”

  1. Dear Lank Tank

    The price of a standard movie ticket for Religulous (or any other movie) at Nu Metro V&A Waterfront is R 33,00. Two tickets would cost you R 66,00 on any day of the week. On our ‘Woza Wednesdays,’ however, tickets are R 15,00 each, so you could have gotten 2 tickets to Religulous for R 30,00 incl. if you were going tonight (Wed 10 Dec.).

    Keep that in mind on a Wednesday – it’ll help bear those parking costs!

    ~ Digital Initiatives Manager, Nu Metro Entertainment

  2. Nic said

    Did u just get owned by the Nu Metro people?

  3. georgie said

    half price tuesdays only relate to ster kinekor… not nu metro. bummer.
    why is nu metro reading your blog? i feel like i’m in the truman show.

  4. Luway said

    Wow, you’ve hit the big leagues… Nu metro is even worried about what you say about them…

  5. first child said

    another story not about me.

  6. Carl Schutte said

    I’m with Georgie on this… I’ve suddenly got this weird feeling in my stomach. A feeling that says that perhaps Kate’s blog is part of something much bigger, something bigger than Facebook, something bigger than all of us. Sorry, false alarm, the feeling has passed – it was the dodgy fish I had for lunch…

  7. Luway said

    I love how Facebook is the biggest thing young Carl came up with. It’s like the greatest invention of all time being sliced bread.

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