Right now I’m in a cinema. My movie started at 5:00 pm. It is now 5:10 pm. Why am I posting this from my phone ten minutes after my film should start? Because in Britain, or Scotland at least, there is always about half an hour of commercials interspersed with trailers that starts at the time your film is listed to start.
In America, when I worked at the theater, we had exactly ten minutes of trailers only ate the film was billed to start. We played out commercials in the dead space between when one film ended and the next one was set to start.
This is incredibly annoying for two reasons.
1. You have to plan about 3 hours at the cinema instead of 2:15.
2. The last commercial is always a Kevin Bacon cheese stuffed commercial for the British branch of T-Mobile. These commercials are the worst I’ve ever seen in my life. They are making me hate Kevin Bacon. T-Mobile is the phone company incarnation of Lucifer himself.
I wrote all of this before the film started. Seriously.