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Old January 13th, 2012, 09:40 PM
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So, you just finished dinner, you are the first to enter the theater, for the show..where do you sit?

1- Must sit in front, you want to see their dental work.

2- In the middle of any row..good sight line.

3.Balcony will do me fine...my nose wont bleed...

Or, like me.................Refer to #4

4- The two end seats, at the back of the room

Oh, and just to make this thread a tad more interesting. If somone came in right near you and saved a ton of seats..would you say nothing, or something?
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Old January 13th, 2012, 09:52 PM
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So, you just finished dinner, you are the first to enter the theater, for the show..where do you sit?

1- Must sit in front, you want to see their dental work.

2- In the middle of any row..good sight line.

3.Balcony will do me fine...my nose wont bleed...

Or, like me.................Refer to #4

4- The two end seats, at the back of the room

Oh, and just to make this thread a tad more interesting. If somone came in right near you and saved a ton of seats..would you say nothing, or something?
I prefer sitting in the front row ,primarily in an aisle seat as I am nearly 6'6 and need leg room .However ,if I cannot get a seat in front I will go as far back as necessary providing that its an aisle seat .
Re saving seats ,I've commented on this before . On a cruise in 2010 we were traveling with 2 other couples and the first person who finished dinner went to the theater to save seats for the rest of us .
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Old January 13th, 2012, 09:58 PM
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If possible, the first row in the balcony as long as the railing isn't totally in my sight and view. I absolutely hate when people safe an entire row and if I was looking to sit there, I will say that they are not supposed to save all those seats, just not right or fair.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 03:52 AM
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It really depends on the ship! On Carnival I have never had leg room issues but on Princess and NCL (our last cruise) we sat in either the from row lower level or front row balcony. If one isn't comfortable, one will not enjoy the show.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 10:41 AM
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ALWAYS, Front row, Center! I love sitting there, where I can see everything!
Yep, I've had a few words with those saving a TON of seats before. If someone is saving a couple of seats, it's really no big deal, but I've had them try (emphasis on TRY) to save the whole row, and that just doesn't work with me. I very often go to the theater 45 minutes, to an hour before showtime, just to get the seats I prefer, and I won't put up with someone saving the whole row, or at least more than about 3 or 4 seats.

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I like option for - balcony or in the rear on the aisle. I find most of the big productions shows don't float my boat (so to speak) but I like to give them a try.
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Front row for me! I always dispute the myth that further back provides better site lines. Plus, I am super short, so I hate to have people in front of me.
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For some reason we tend to go higher up at the side, no idea why!! I don't really confront people on ships, it's none of my business & if I do anything I tend to follow it through so if the person reacted badly (which they probably would) so would I & there would be a fight..don't start what you can't finish...
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I try to sit in the back near the middle of the room (my camera has zoom lens if I want pics). I never have a problem if someone saves a bunch of seats; doesn't bother me at all.
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I like aisle seats about half way back on the main or front row in the balcony.

Seat saving for a group is a definite no-no. It's just rude, but I've never said anything.:|
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If the theater is filling up and you can't find just two seats together, I bet a saved row would get you a little upset? If there are plenty of seats, then it wouldn't be a big deal...
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I often wonder why the need to have a big group sit on top of one another, in a venue,where you are watching entertainment.

On the Fascination, many years ago, people sent their kids in to take up all the seats close to the stage...it was so long ago, they were not rows, like now...Just before the show started the adults sauntered in,and the kids left, screaming up the aisles, as they had when they walked in

I don't like confrontation, BUT, if I walked in, and could see no seats together, BUT, did see an entire open row, I would plunk my tush down,and stare you down. Since our chosen 2 seats are right by the doors, it's doubtful this will ever happen
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Trip,
You brought up a good point, once the show starts, other than the person sitting next to you, there is no real talking to each other, so why have everyone sit in the same row, doesn't make sense.
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I sit in the front rows because my vision is somewhat limmited and I can see much better if I am closer to the stage.

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Trip,
You brought up a good point, once the show starts, other than the person sitting next to you, there is no real talking to each other, so why have everyone sit in the same row, doesn't make sense.
You may have to sit next to someone with "cooties".

We sit anywhere that there is a line of sight to the stage and room to sit. I avoid sitting right down front because, most of the time, I leave before the end of the performance. Especially if it is a production show. Nowadays I rarely go to the production shows.

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I often wonder why the need to have a big group sit on top of one another, in a venue,where you are watching entertainment.

On the Fascination, many years ago, people sent their kids in to take up all the seats close to the stage...it was so long ago, they were not rows, like now...Just before the show started the adults sauntered in,and the kids left, screaming up the aisles, as they had when they walked in

I don't like confrontation, BUT, if I walked in, and could see no seats together, BUT, did see an entire open row, I would plunk my tush down,and stare you down. Since our chosen 2 seats are right by the doors, it's doubtful this will ever happen
I know an adult who talks non stop at concerts ,the theater even at funerals .
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When I went to see The Help, in the fall, I entered an almost empty theater. I took an end seat, in front of a short wall/railing. In walks two women, with a thousand seats to choose from, sat two seats away form me,and preceded to chat like magpies.

Mind you, since reading the book, I went as soon as it came out, and really wanted to hear every word...shortly after the movie began, they started again,and I turned to them and said quite firmly..please be quiet. There was NO way I was moving, and, NO way, I would listen to any more of their chit chat.....Done!

Wherever it happens, it's rude.
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When we go to the show (not much anymore) we sit in the back of the theatre because (like some of you) we can get up and leave without making a "big deal".

We do try to get a seat without any "line of sight" problems.

The last time we went to a movie theater here in LR we were amazed at all the talk, etc., that went on . When I was a kid we would have been kicked out of the theater for making any noise :o.
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