UA Court Street Stadium 12 Ghetto Theater — Brooklynian

UA Court Street Stadium 12 Ghetto Theater

I think I went to the last film I will ever see at the UA Court Street Stadium 12.

We went to see 300. I knew things were going to get out of hand when a couple comes into the theater with a baby and a 3 -5 year old. Hey, this is a R rated film! I guess that measn nothing to the parents or the theater manager.

Then this fat couple comes in and spills popcorn all over the floor next to us.

Then the ghetto family ahead of us is talkin' and on their cell phones throughout the film. Although there were only four cell phone rings during the film. However, the ghetto child two rows ahead of us couldn;t stop text messaging somone which meant she would open up her phone every five minutes which was not unlike someone turning on a flashlight.

Then these ghetto people start yelling at each other and I mean real loud, like a fight was about to break out. He was yelling, "Suck my dick Bitch!"unaware that there were children present. She was yelling back, eventually the theater manager had to come and escort her and her entourage out.

I think it all started because some people who were spending the whole day in there going from theater to theater after buying one ticket (I used to do that when I was 13), came in loudly after 30 minutes of the movie and sat down in someone's seat who was in the toilet.

Whatever.

I'm done with this ghetto theater. It ain't worth the hassle.

Comments

  • Thanks for sharing.

    Do you feel better now?

    And by "ghetto" you mean what, exactly?
  • Well, there was an ATM stolen there in broad daylight.

    Like, the whole machine.

    That pretty much sums up that theatre in my mind. Best avoided.
  • LimestoneKid wrote: And by "ghetto" you mean what, exactly?
    Low class fuckers.

    Yes, I do feel better and I hope people avoid this theater like the plague.
  • That theater is trashy and does indeed attract people who um, have vastly different understandings of how to behave in a movie theater.

    I never go see a movie there if it's new or if it's going to be crowded. Seeing dumb comedies a few weeks after they come out has always worked for me (Borat, for example).

    There is a socio-economic subculture (inclusive of all races) that finds it okay to talk out loud and take cell phone calls during the movie. I do not have a good term for them besides "azzholes"
  • Saw Blades of Glory last night at Court St. No loud talking or cell phones. It was a pleasant experience. Probably like 20-25 people in the theater.
  • Yes. That is a horrible theater. I've had more bad experiences there than good. I beg my boyfriend not to make me go there.

    I regularly refer to that theater as ‘ghetto’. No need to get into an uproar over the word. We all know the theater is in close proximity to government housing. The people causing the ruckus appear to be from the ‘projects.’ Ghetto doesn’t mean black people or Hispanic people.
  • Anonymous wrote: Yes. That is a horrible theater. I've had more bad experiences there than good. I beg my boyfriend not to make me go there.

    I regularly refer to that theater as ‘ghetto’. No need to get into an uproar over the word. We all know the theater is in close proximity to government housing. The people causing the ruckus appear to be from the ‘projects.’ Ghetto doesn’t mean black people or Hispanic people.
    It doesn't? It certainly doesn't refer to the Warsaw ghetto of WWII.

    Do you think Don Imus could have gotten away with it?
  • LimestoneKid wrote: Do you think Don Imus could have gotten away with it?
    Most definitely.
  • No, he would have been tarred and feathered by tongue-cluckers like Gwen "An Old Man Insulted Me a Decade Ago and I Never Got Over It" Ifill and Vivian "Get My Agent on the Phone and Let's Make This Book Deal Happen" Stringer
    LimestoneKid wrote: Do you think Don Imus could have gotten away with it?
  • why is this a global announcement? Is there anyone who doesn't know the suckitude of this theatre?
  • How long can I listen to the lies of prejudice?
  • This theatre seriously sucks ass, but why highlight the original poster in this way?

    Pffft......Not impressed with this new category
  • A few years back I saw "Training Day" there. While my experience was not as bad as that of the original poster, it was enough to convince me to never return. Many people in the audience were loud and there was a homeless guy (complete with a huge bag of his belongings) sitting up front who just wouldn't shut up. My wife and I nicknamed it the Ghettoplex Odeon. Why bother seeing a movie if you're going to spend the whole time having loud conversations on your cell phone and with each other? Makes no sense of me. And the observation about bringing toddlers to R-rated films underscores just how many bad parents there are in the world.
  • Eh. I've never really had problems there. And I usually go to see horror movies which are notorious for rowdy crowds.
  • Going to the movies anywhere is a crapshoot these days, the pavilion is not much better sometimes, but the court street theater is just best avoided. It's just as easy for me to go to the movies in Manhattan. There are plenty of insensitive morons there too, but at least there is also a more diverse audience than Court Street gets, the morons get drowned out.
  • For peace & quiet at the movies, go to BAM Rose or Angelika, or the Regal in Battery Park City.
  • Ha! Well I found 20 bucks there once (in fact, the first and last time I went). There was no one near it...anyhow, I momentarily considered turning it in to theater management in case someone came looking for it. This notion was rejected due to the 100% possibility that whomever I gave the bill to would pocket it outright. So I kept it. Of course, before the movie there was some guilt inducing feelgood PSA by the Mormons or the JW's about a guy who finds a $20 bill and gives it to the first person he sees. Nice.
  • simian_sam wrote: For peace & quiet at the movies, go to BAM Rose or Angelika, or the Regal in Battery Park City.
    Agreed, those are probably my three fave theaters in the city
  • I like Landmark Sunshine....Good selection and better seats than the Angelika.
  • Wow, and I thought going out to see a movie in Manhattan was an awful experience.

    The theater looks okay from the outside--is the Brooklyn Heights crowd really that bad/rowdy?

    Anyway, thanks for the heads-up on the theater. It's too bad, especially since I moved to an apartment that's just a few blocks away.

    --New to the nabe
  • just don't go on opening weekend or to super-popular movies. and maybe skip prime teenager hour (7pm on a Friday)
  • azurechicken wrote: is the Brooklyn Heights crowd really that bad/rowdy?
    I wouldn;t say the bad/rowdy crowd is from Brooklyn Heights.
  • Yes, this place is AWFUL. Leaving aside whether or not "ghetto" is an appropriate description, or just too loaded, I will say I've seen 20+ movies there, and the staff ranges from uninterested to borderline-rude, the theatre is always dirty, many seats are broken, and the screens are underlit.

    And the people that go there...oy. It just seems to attract people with no manners or class. The large majority of people there do seem more interested in texting, using their cell, yelling at their friends, whatevery...except watching the movie. And this is white, black, brown, yellow....all races get in on the act.

    IMHO, it starts with the staff and the theatre owners -- they know they are in a mint location, (right next to a HUGE subway nexus) so they don't have to really try and they'll make the money. Since the theatre doesn't care, the people that go there sure don't.

    So I've seen my last movie there also...which is sad because it's so close...
  • TuckPendleton wrote: And the people that go there...oy. It just seems to attract people with no manners or class. The large majority of people there do seem more interested in texting, using their cell, yelling at their friends, whatevery...except watching the movie. And this is white, black, brown, yellow....all races get in on the act.
    Yeah, I think the biggest problem is that it's a major teenager hang out. It's the equivalent of going to the mall movie theater in the suburbs: too many teens who aren't there for the movie.
  • Boygabriel wrote: just don't go on opening weekend or to super-popular movies. and maybe skip prime teenager hour (7pm on a Friday)
    Best advice! I have been going since it opened and never had a problem, EXCEPT for 2 weeks ago watching Spiderman 3. OMG, there was one family with about 3 toddlers and an infant. The infant was screaming for what seemed an eternity (causing a toddler to join in) and the parents refused to take the kid out an attend to it. The crowd was very patient until it became unbearable. Then, random people started to yell "Take the baby out". The father remarkably yelled back "shut the fuck up" and things went downhill. Eventually the mother took one of the toddlers into the hallway where we could hear her yelling at the toddler "Shut up. You're embarrasing me"!!! It was incredible. Finally, it looks like management decided to show up and escort the family out. The entire audience erupted into wild applause.

    To be fair, it was only one inconsiderate family. All of the other times I have been there have been incident free, and we usually go there Friday or saturday nights, though admittedly we hadnt been for about a year prior to this incident so things may well have gotten worse since the times we used to go more frequently. BAM is cool, and I used to like the theatres on 23rd street near 9th (I think).
  • Anonymous wrote: Yes. That is a horrible theater. I've had more bad experiences there than good. I beg my boyfriend not to make me go there.

    I regularly refer to that theater as ‘ghetto’. No need to get into an uproar over the word. We all know the theater is in close proximity to government housing. The people causing the ruckus appear to be from the ‘projects.’ Ghetto doesn’t mean black people or Hispanic people.
    So if it doesn't mean black or hispanic people, who are you referring to.
    See because in your voice I hear a racial undertone. How about not using the word ghetto at all, especially if you can't back it up with your meaning!
  • Wow, I thought I wrote the post about the Spider Man movie. I think I was at that same movie!
    Everyone calls this place the "Ghettoplex". Not saying that's right, just that I hear everyone call it that.
    It is renowned as being one of the worst theaters in all of NYC.
  • Subject: smoking

    last movie I saw I walked out and demanded a refund of my tickets.
    people were on nextel chirp phones and smoking cigarettes and weed behind our seats. its disgusting that the theater allows it. I will never go again.
  • I haven't gone to that theatre since 2005. It's a crap place mostly because it's a teenage hangout. Any teenage hangout blows.
  • i went there to see the LOTR movies when they came out. I went in the middle of the day. It was me and the homeless guys. the homeless dudes liked the really long movies because they could sleep uninterrupted for three hours.
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