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Movie Hopping? Is it Wrong or Right Defend Your Answer

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/19/2014 Category: Movies
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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cottrelld

Con

Movie Hopping? Is it Wrong or Right Defend Your Answer

Let's say you and a friend are going to watch a movie at your local movie theater. The movie comes on and in the first five minuets of the movie you know you are going to hate this movie. So you and your friends walks out and go to another movie that you guys wanted to see.

1. Are you wrong because you did not pay for the movie you are leaving to see
2. Are you right because you have already paid your money for movies no matter which movie you are going to see.

Choose your answer, support it, and have fun?
StarHunter

Pro

Hopping is wrong.

Risk. Risk is something that we must live with everyday. It's not always fun, or even fair, but risks are inevitable. The bright side to risk is that intelligent people can understand risks and make choices to limit risk and maximize reward. This is not a mystery. A person looks at the risk, and looks at the reward, and then chooses to take or reject it. Both a movie-goer and cinema business take risks. Both weigh the risks and agree to a contract, the movie ticket, that reflects those risks. No one forces the contract. When a movie-goer hops they violate the contract, avoid risk they agreed to take, and unjustly shift that risk back onto the business. People must keep their word.

Therefore, hopping is wrong.

Good luck!
Debate Round No. 1
cottrelld

Con

cottrelld forfeited this round.
StarHunter

Pro

Hopping is harmful. The harm seems trivial. However, upon closer inspection, harm from hopping is real and cinemas are active in preventing it. The most direct harm caused by hopping is the effect it has upon viewing experience. Hoppers cause disruption and distraction when they arrive. Hopping rarely occurs according to the show times because cinemas stagger them. People fussing may seem like a small harm. But if movie hopping was right and without restriction, then more people would do it. When more people hop there will be frequent distractions. Distractions are especially vexing during a movie's first half-hour because that's when important plot details are established. Hopping is an unwelcome distraction. Therefore, hopping is wrong.
Debate Round No. 2
cottrelld

Con

cottrelld forfeited this round.
StarHunter

Pro

Imagine going to the cinema to see a movie. During the movie, about 1/2 way into it, it suddenly stops. The theater goes dark and people begin to whisper and wonder. "What's this all about?" The lights come on and the cinema manager comes out and addresses the theater. "Ladies and gentlemen! I've noticed that you all are very much enjoying this show. So, I'm going to increase the price of it by $5. Those who want to stay will pay. And those who don't pay, please exit the theater and have a nice day." This scenario's unfair. But if movie-goers don't honor their agreement, why should the cinema honor its agreement? Please vote for me because I've shown hopping causes harm and it's unfair to violate the agreement between movie-goer and cinema.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by johnnie3rd 2 years ago
johnnie3rd
I'm for movie hopping if u go into the movie and u find out you don't like it like dinosaur hands said u don't know you wont like it .So you already spent your money so that means the theater got there money already so u can just got to another movie its not your fault that movie sucks. And its not like your doing damage for not paying for the movie your watching you paid your money. For real they should be glad you didn't get a refund.
Posted by MyDinosaurHands 2 years ago
MyDinosaurHands
If you find out 5 minutes into a movie that it's going to suck, and you hop into another, you haven't done anything wrong financially, because at the time of your purchase, you didn't know you'd be movie hopping. At that point it's too late to take the money back. The damage is done, whichever movie you watch does not change that.
Posted by MyDinosaurHands 2 years ago
MyDinosaurHands
@LubricantSanta
You're assuming I bought that High School Musical Ticket with the intent to movie hop into Shawshank... which would be incredibly stupid.
Posted by ShadowKingStudios 2 years ago
ShadowKingStudios
Movie Hopping is likely not a factor that determines the financial success of a film. The movie you hopped to for free doesn't lose revenue it just doesn't garner the $7-12 bucks you were suppose to pay to see it. It's wrong--it's a type of theft because viewership in a private business like a theater is taxable.
Posted by LubricantSanta 2 years ago
LubricantSanta
@MyDinosaurHands1 but the movie does. Let's say you really like the Shawshank Redemption. If you pay for High School Musical and then go watch the Shawshank Redemption, then the High School Musical makers get more money, and hollywood is encouraged to make more of those movies.
Posted by MyDinosaurHands 2 years ago
MyDinosaurHands
I think the point Pro is missing is that the movie theater doesn't lose any business when someone movie hops.
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