English movies in Frankfurt
My sister is visiting for the week, so last night I decided to take her into frankfurt to watch the Pirates of the Caribbean.
There is only one Cinema in frankfurt that shows English movies, it’s called Turm Palast, and it is impossible to find on the internet. It seems like there has been a huge influx of spam which buried the website under a pile of domains with names like “kino-turmpalast-frankfurt.gaysm.augustow.pl”. After searching for a while (and having my browser crash after clicking on exceptionally hostile links) I found the yahoo movies page, which showed me what was on. I’m linking to it now so I don’t have to search google again for this.
So anyway, we make it into frankfurt have an ice-cream work our way to the cinema, sit down and wait. The movie started about 15 minutes late, then showed about 20 minutes of commercials and then 10 minutes of trailers and then stops. We wait for a while, a couple people run in and out, and then the light comes on in the projection room and the technicial fixes the problem and we continue with the trailers. By the time we start the movie over an hour has passed.
The movie starts out alright, of course I can’t remember what the first part was about so Angie gave a quick run down. Just when the movie is getting going (after about 20 minutes) it stops again. We wait for another 15 minutes before a guy comes in and tells us that they can’t fix the problem and everyone can come downstairs and get their money back. This is EXACTLY why I watch my movies at home!
The technician had already gone home, and bringing him back would have taken over an hour. So much for german efficiency.
Anyway the good part of the evening that we bumped into Thorsten (from our UG) and his business partner and had a couple beers before the movie started. I promised I’d send him a URL, but I’ve forgotten to what site