Reserved seating at Frank Theatres

posted by Michael Zoldessy on November 16, 2010 at 9:40 am

JUPITER, FL — Frank Theatres has introduced reserved seating at its Queensgate 10 in York, PA. Customers can choose their seats online and then pickup the tickets at the theater at their convenience. They are the only theater in town that does this.

Read the full press release at the company website.

Comments (8)

Mikeoaklandpark on November 16, 2010 at 12:37 pm

LAst year when we were in Prague they had reserved seating, but I wasn’t aware until someone came and said we had thier seats.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 16, 2010 at 5:05 pm

What good does it do if they don’t hire Doormen and Ushers.You can bet it will cause nothing but problems.

JohnHolloway on November 16, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Right on, MikeRogers. Village Cinemas Rivoli complex in Melbourne insists on a reserved seat policy at all their screenings without the benefit of Ushers. I have witnessed near-fisticuffs over this stupid policy in a session of only 5 patrons! Fair enough if a session is likely to be near or full capacity, but a morning session on a weekday – give me a break.

CSWalczak on November 16, 2010 at 10:17 pm

Perhaps it depends on the theatre and where it is located; I have been to the Odeon Leicester Square twice in London where a reserved seat policy is in effect and never observed any problems, and both were soldout performances.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 17, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Cwalczak that is an amazing story or those are some of the nicest people on Earth.Having dealt with the public in the business without the policy was often a nightmare on Sold out shows and I in live in the South where folks are suppose to be a bit nicer and laid back.

CSWalczak on November 18, 2010 at 1:30 am

Well, I think it has to kept in mind that the Odeon has had a reserved seat policy in the main house for many years and I imagine that Londoners and others who go there regularly know what to expect (and how to act). The number of us in the USA who saw movies regularly in the roadshow era of the 1950’s and 1960’s grows smaller every year. If reserved seat performances of movies ever become a regular event ever again (something I might fervently wish for while knowing it is very unlikely), theater owners might have to explain how it works to the average moviegoer 8-)!

John Fink
John Fink on November 21, 2010 at 1:18 pm

It works for certain theaters and films – I for one liked reserving an IMAX seat for the Dark Knight and showing up 10 minutes before the show opening weekend. They also had staff to assist folks in finding their seats.

For most films and showtimes at most theaters it’s probably a non-issue, however I do know a few megaplexes that could use reserved seating system on weekends. It looks like Rave abandoned it at most of their Cinema De Lux sites they acquired.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 21, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Both good points.thanks.There is a whole generation plus that has no idea of reserved seating.

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