>>157643218Where's the arcade cabinets?
>>157643285this is not my own cinema but i have researched i and they are behind the camera, to the right i think, in the game corner
>>157643285In the party room.
>>157643393Looks like a bunch of movie memorabilia, if even that: it's just posters. Not much of a party.
>>157643218>Oh god, that wide open empty space, it's making me INSAAANNNEEE
>>157643285and uh not the exact location but same chain next town over, has these. in this kind of comfy/uncomfy zone
>no anvil storagewaste of space
>>157643488its not a thread for that. let the redditors pretend to be frigten - apparently the pic was posted there - but to me its a comfy unpretentious lobby
>>157643523>tiled game zoneWhat the fuck were they thinking? Replace it w/ carpet ffs.
>>157643523>Not calling it 'Arcade' or 'Lunapark'>Doesn't look dark and dank>ClawmachinesAt least it's got air hockey and some cabinets. 4/10
>>157643488>>157643218Liminal space. Please post in /x/. But also thank you for this comfy image
le liminal cringe space
>>157643693Haha stay mad homosexual
>>157643444the party room is where you bring your family to sit at tables while you cut cake, anon
That heavily edited pic of a cinema lobby that's posted regularly on /tv/ is one of my local cinemas
A few years ago there was a picture of this really dumpy dollar theater that would get posted on here. Somebody posted an image of the "lobby" and it was extremely depressing looking. Basically was just a small usher's booth and 2 doors leading to either theater. been trying to find it for a while.
>>157643738I miss dollar theaters. Do they still exist?
>>157643218btw this one has a sign to explain its the Lobby - is this normal in american?
>>157643218I love cinemas, they are so comfy
>>157643523Imagine how easy it must've been to get rich in the nineties. Just take out a $500000 loan and open an arcade. It basically printed money.
>>157643994Looks like a Mcdonalds. Zero atmosphere.
ITT: autists feeling safe when there is nobody around
>>157644015damn, now that you mention it.. you might be onto something
>>157643994I like it. Feels like the background of a point-n-click adventure game.
my local theahtre
>>157644202>lobby of a kinoyep that is the topic
>>157643793Americans need to be shown and told what something is explicitly
>>157644290you have to climb those stairs so see a movie? what is this a theatre for supersoldiers?
>>157644305Why did Regal switch to Pepsi??
>>157644307Yeah we might mistake it for an atrium otherwise
>>157644337looks like they had enough red
>>157644471I hate tripping like that, you keep trying to right yourself but you're still falling and the trip seems to go on forever. Sometimes it's just better to go down like a sack of potatoes.
>>157644575that's the joke of the video i believe
>>157643393That's where the party rockers like me would be
>>157644471I would have rushed and saved her before she had fallen. Then I would have asked her if she's okay and bought more popcorn.
>>157644681you don't have to tell me what happened but you do have to eat this
>>157644681>Then I would have asked her if she's okay and bought more eggs.ftfy
>>157644606my kinoplex used to have the same carpet
>>157643523I love those old glass brick things. My old town still has buildings with them.
>>157644705Everything built in the 90s had that carpet
>>157644719Based. I wanted some for my house, but I've got no place where they would fit.
My local cinema
>>157644756Ive always wondered what her asshole tasted like
>>157643218There's so much free space for activities
>>157644789Yeah I recently moved to a small town. I love these old theaters. This one's even closer
>>157644133>seat wipes for customerswtf is this shit?? I want WAGIES cleaning up my filth. Not paying customers. Absolutely disgusting. Get back to work wagies.
>wtf is this shit?? I want WAGIES cleaning up my filth. Not paying customers. Absolutely disgusting. Get back to work wagies.
>>157643444wow i bet you are great at parties. a real go getter huh?
>>157643523this looks like they were trying to male a bathroom and gave up half way
>>157643975are you retarded? nobody would throw out that kinda cheddah fpr an arcade
>>157644922A floor in the city would already haven been two to threehundredthousand. Than you've got 120000 k to spend on some machinesand you've got 80k left for expenses. Like maintenance and new machines. I had one in my city. That place was always packed.What I meant to say was: having a capital of 500k would've been enough to get you rich in the nineties, without it being much of a gamble
>>157643786I went to one 5 years ago. The common tale was that at midnight the careless workers would just lock up the place, and homeless people would sneak in through the exit to sleep in there. I went there one night to see if it was true, thought I would get robbed or something but it was nice. Everyone had a cozy sleep inside the theater during a cold ass winter.
>>157644681Banned from kinoplex for inappropriate behavior towards women.
>>157644775View from out front
>>157645016It used to have a guy sitting in a booth. to give you change. After a while he got replaced by a machine. There was no adult supervision whatsoever. The place just ran on it's own. Looking back, I don't even know if that's legal. Maybe they had a guy checking the camera's on a different floor. If there were any, never looked for them.
just remembered the white people word for lobby is foyer, for any non-americans who didn't understand the thread
>>157643994I like it, its got a quasi art-deco thing goin on
>>157643994>>157645542Was going to say the same thing
>>157645432When that organ comes out of the floor you really feel like you're in the past. Pity there is never anything worth seeing because I love going there.
>>157645614>organhaven't been to this myself. as far as i see it there's a dark fella reclining on a golden couch in a gigantic room
>>157644471Why was there a camera on her, following her movement?
>>157643555shame that the general consensus on "liminal spaces" is that it's creepy/unnerving/depressing but that's more of a kenopsia thing. We were robbed of our comfy unassuming spaces...
>>157645662This happens before the ads starthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuOFt1xuPck&ab_channel=VilmaPaIt's pretty surreal
>>157645702no its fine because what you called a general consensus is simply this years meme
>>157645757>preying on people's compassion for laughsShe should be involuntarily committed until she's no longer a sociopath.
>>157645718hm! is this an art cinema or does this happen and then you watch spiderman?
>>157645808guess you're right
>>157645873Bit of a mix I think. it tends to attract a lot of oldies so they play stuff that appeals to them, but I do see popular stuff on there as wellhttps://capri.org.au/movies/
There was this pretty small, run-down cinema near where I lived, but it was pretty comfy inside.Sadly though it ended up closing down a couple of years ago because the two larger cinema opened up, running the smaller one out of business. I think it also got flooded at one point and they couldn't afford the repairs or something.It's hard to find any decent images on the inside though, I can only find a couple of youtube videos exploring the abandoned site.https://youtu.be/pES0_vBNPy8https://youtu.be/6RAKt8WXC-I
>>157645324They did basically run themselves. The only trouble was this strat obviously only worked in 95+% white areas.
>>157643526This, and where is the fucking falcon aviary? Your kinoplex is severely lacking basic amenities.
>>157645978this doesn't look... natural. is this a composite image?
>>157645702That's not the consensus at all. It's an open-ended and often complex/undefinable sensation that liminal spaces elicit. Kenopsia is a strong one among others because these spaces speak to the subconscious.
>>157646136how can the corridor in the first image just be gong off like that
>>157643218Whoa I love liminal spaces
>>157646749there's a lot of overlap between the images people single out and where my actual dreams tend to be set - going back years, not as a responseI figure that's due to early experiences of being conscious involving visits to normal sized public bathrooms as a 2ft tall toddler
>>157643285>tfw almost all my local theaters got rid of their arcade setups AMC is absolutely soulless
>>157644681You have to eat all the popcorn
>>157647226>no carpet>high ceilingslooks noisy
>>157647207Jung would call it the collective unconscious. But our experiences are more similar than we assume, particularly living in cities and their spaces. All of the pics in this thread except for the dragon one seem familiar.
>>157643526>>157646008>no complimentary girls for single men at le geenoplexwtf
>>157645702This. I see liminal images and get comfy as fuck.
>>157647331no the one next to that on the right of it, in the left imageit seems to go.. up? away somewhere
>>157646749I am a little biased after all, but from most of the discussion on liminal spaces (not even really in the anthropological sense anymore), eeriness and anxiety are common responses. I think it's a shame that by dramatizing and presenting these spaces as inherently unnerving (countless youtube videos and reddit posts with titles and music supporting this), people who would otherwise have an open ended and indefinite sensation will just parrot the idea of the spaces being creepy.I have experiences similar to >>157647207 and I wish more people talked more in-depth about their experiences rather than just saying "uooohoh man this place as a kid was creepy at 6pm..." so that we could better define that sensation.
>>157648227>so that we could better define that sensation.Keep in mind part of the liminal sensation is predicated on being undefinable. These places raise awareness and connect people to another level of perception.
>>157648227the fear of the big space is the lack of life.a big space full of crowded people is never scaryit makes you feel super alone and trapped
>>157643218Is that one pole really enough structural integrity?!
>>157644471>here have your empty popcorn bin
>large, expansive, kitschy carpeted cinema lobbieskino>small, artsy, meticulously decorated cinema lobbiescringe
>>157648624yesits for a refill
>>157645757damn, she's good
>>157643632Probably had extra from building the bathroom. That looks like standard industrial toilet tile.
>>157648459That place looks like you can hear the approaching zombies' footsteps
>>157648815or a freddy nightmare
>>157645835rest assure that every fall is hurting her body
>>157643523>>157644897>>157643632>>157648773nothey do this because people put their sodas on the games and they fall over
>>157648227But wouldn't you agree that finding those places creepy is a rather normal reaction? A large, empty, dimly lit space seems full of potential threats There is a certain comfiness though I admit
>>157645578There are a lot of genuine Art Deco buildings in London that were built in the 30s/40s for cinemas. Unfortunately most of them were converted into music halls or apartment complexes, which is a crying shame.
>>157644471the launching of the popcorn into the air is what gives it away
>>157649194Imagine being a janny. I would've gotten her a duster and a bin and she would've cleaned that shit up for herself.
>>157644471why are women in tights so eager to be horizontal when they see a hoodiechad walk by?
>>157648459>>157648520>>157648991Yeah it's not as if it's the "wrong" emotion, I definitely agree those pics are creepy to some extent, but in general things like picrel and other comparatively well lit and clean spaces also get labeled creepy instantaneously, which I think is a little unfair precisely because of emotive titles on posts and videos with curated "creepy" music.
>>157649337I agree there's a "reddit" culture revolving around those types of pictures and videos.But another thing I thought is that for us, we're used to seeing those places full of people and sounds. It's new, therefore, scary. A janitor might see those pictures and feel nothing since he's used to being in empty spaces
>>157649337This inspires me. How's the best way to design a public space like a theater to maximally repulse blacks and browns? I'm thinking of >implicitly white aesthetics and designs.
>>157648459Reminds me of Six Flags Mall in Arlington, TX. Common occurrence in "mega-suburb" cities.>Have mall opened in 80s or 90s>Be popular in its heyday>An AMC or Cinemark gets built or refurbished inside>Some new "mega-cool-ultra-hip-2000" shopping center opens up within a 20 mile radius >Now the once-popular mall has become a dead mall>Mall owner decides to shutter the facility>Due to contracts, theater remains open (and often still profitable)Many such cases. What's cool is you get a chance to go exploring in what seems like a post-apocalyptic environment for awhile as you wait for your movie to start.
>>157649480There's a doc released last year called Jasper Mall about a similar situation. Disregard the somewhat forced passing mention of an interracial teen couple and it's a great movie full of evocative images and people
>>157649156the fuck is this, looks like a Scientology church
>>157649441Lots of natural or artificial light probably
The local historic kinoplex. There’s like 2 more that over 1000 years old but their lobbies ar egay af
>>157649427>>157649480>>157649480i guess it depends if the place is in business or fully deadmy local mall is deserted but there is a big Bass pro shop and a movie theater running(and the mall is fully illuminated ) but legit abandoned fully abandoned dead places are very scary
>>157649427Of course it's immediately strange to see no people where usually you'd see many, but honestly that's usually just the initial reaction and part of the intrigue of the concept in general is being unsure of the sensation the space gives you and inspires some introspective thinking.
>>157650271must be nice not to live near jannies.
These spaces can often quickly become scary or uncomfortable because it is not a space that we are used to being in for an extended period of time. In fact, liminal spaces are often cold and bare as people are expected to be just passing through them.
>>157650381That's true, I mean the whole point of a liminal space is just a passage way between two explicit spaces, like corridors and waiting rooms. Whether or not you feel comfortable staying longer than most others depends on your personality usually
>>157650133Admittedly that's a rendering to show how it might look after renovation. It looks more normal in the daylight.
>>157644775WHY THE FUCK....IS IT ALWAYS PRO BUCK FUCKER 9000...WHO PICKS THATBOVER TIME CRISIS OR HOUSE OF THE DEAD. EVERY FUCKING TIME!!!!!!! REEEEEEeeeeeeeeee
>>157644133Is that a Cinemark? Seems like there's a big chain that uses that same carpet in every location.
>>157648459that looks extremely comfy to me. I don't know why but I like the idea of dark, remote, wide-open places
>>157648459I don't feel "alone" or "trapped" looking at that image. Feels like I can run around and explore. Fuck the "le spooky liminal spaces" bullshit.
>>157645702Only NPCs think liminal spaces are creepy.
>>157650381If the main sensation they elicit is fear they cease to be liminal to a certain extent. There has to be a strangeness that both repels and attracts whoever experiences these places. There's a sudden inkling that these are passages forward and inward.
>>157650199This is one of the other historical kinoplexes, they only play gay art house films and minority propaganda though
>>157650818Those literally don't look like internet tough guys, except maybe the guy on the left.
>>157651075it is the band hatebreed
I'm going to the Toronto tiff bell lightbox later. Anyone care to see the lobby?
Do bring some pics back
>>157650199>>157650947This is the last historical kinoplex I know of in town. It’s actually owned in part by John Waters, you can often see him felicitating MICA students in the backrow of the Saturday matinee
>>157651164>tfw when a literal nazi accidentally punched me in the face during hatebreed at ozzfest 06NOW IS THE TIME FOR ME TO RISE TO MY FEET AHRHGHGHGHGHGHGHGHGHGHGHG