It may be comfortable because the weight is well distributed - but will it actually be comfortable to sit in for 3 hours? I get fidgety sometimes (and depending on the cinema, hot or cold) - I can't see it being very practical
I really hope people over here for dressing up on the first showing - must add to the atmosphere tenfold!
The hot/cold doesn't enter into it because you wear padded gambeson worn under it. Now yes, that can make it too hot for chain, but if it's too cold, it's well below freezing. Chain is more comfortable to sit in than to stand in because of weight distribution points. If it's your first time in it you'll likely get uncomfortable, but if you've worn it even for a week or so you'll be fine. As to atmosphere? The only theatre I could find that did a midnight showing for The Fellowship of the Ring was in Denver so I drove the 40 minutes, plus time to find parking in Lower Downtown (LoDo) and the theatre owner agreed to let me see it for free if I'd do promo work in front of his theatre (which of course I did, being an old thespian). When I walked in last to the theatre before they started the endless adverts/trailers before the film I got a standing ovation (It helped that I had a small pyrotechnic rigged to my stave). Yeah, I think it helps the atmosphere for watching quite a bit! <g>
The above quotes from Mel Brooks' "Dracula, Dead and Loving It"
It really depends upon where you are. The major cities have people that will get wild for the right thing (normally football) but generally you're right and the British are more staid (I lived in Anglia for 3 years).
And when is as old as I am (and well-travelled) it's not as hard as it might be for such things. Have you ever been to The White Horse in Bury? GREAT food! Best escargot I've EVER eaten anywhere! Gotta love Anglian "Greene King" beer and ale!
day off from work and see an afternoon show with my best friend and maybe my 8 year old granddaughter. She'd have to leave school early and I'm not sure her mom will want her to do that. Also, my granddaughter is not fond of 3D so if she goes with us we'll watch the 2d version and I'll see it another time in 3D.