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Postby Mathieu Benoit » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:48 am

This year I'm planning on going to the imperial more, as part of my "take Joline on more dates" action plan. Are there such things as bad seats there? I just want to know what kind of seats I should be aiming for when I'm booking.
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Re: Imperial Theatre

Postby Malcolm Boyce » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:01 pm

People have pretty wide ranging opinions of what constitutes good seats there.

For me, there are rare exceptions to suggesting you sit centre orchestra, anywhere sort of K-S. That is the area I would consider "best" for most events, sound and sight wise. S15-17 may be the best sounding seats for music using the house Meyer PA.... (Mix depending of course.... :oops: )

For stuff like stand up comedy with one person on stage, sitting up close can be fun but with that comes the chance of you becoming a topic during, like last night's Jeremy Hotz show. Some "theatre" can be better up close, but even then I'm talking E-H kinda close, otherwise you start to see and hear things that you don't really want to. "Musicals" are just like a regular music show so for that please refer to my M-S suggestion.

I don't like the balcony for much of anything, but it certainly gives you a lovely view of the room....

"Bad" seats.... Any of the "private boxes", and far off to the sides E- around K. Balcony... in the dress circle anything further off than the balcony stairs is pretty bad. Truth be told, I don't love the dress circle for much of anything, but perhaps taller people have a better chance. In the upper section CC-FF far off to the outside.

Other folks will have different PsOV I'm sure.

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Re: Imperial Theatre

Postby Malcolm Boyce » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:06 pm

Mathieu Benoit wrote:This year I'm planning on going to the imperial more...
Oh... and if you want to appear in the know and a highbrow, it's never "The Imperial Theatre" but just "Imperial Theatre" as in "Joline and I are going to Imperial Theatre" or "My friend's Bon Jovi tribute band is playing at Imperial Theatre" or "Lincoln wasn't shot at Imperial Theatre".
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Re: Imperial Theatre

Postby Mathieu Benoit » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:07 pm

So HH25-26 would be less than ideal, for example?

Oh... and if you want to appear in the know and a highbrow, it's never "The Imperial Theatre" but just "Imperial Theatre" as in "Joline and I are going to Imperial Theatre" or "My friend's Bon Jovi tribute band is playing at Imperial Theatre" or "Lincoln wasn't shot at Imperial Theatre".


I'll have you know I only add "the" in the absence of "theatre".

Furthermore, Lincolm may have been shot there but I don't know anything about a Bon Jovi tribute.
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Re: Imperial Theatre

Postby Malcolm Boyce » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:38 pm

Mathieu Benoit wrote:So HH25-26 would be less than ideal, for example?
That isn't in my specifically mentioned "sit at last resort" sections, but yeah... You're on the edge of that neighborhood.

Now CC32-33..... :shock:
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Re: Imperial Theatre

Postby dylanger » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:52 am

I sat a few rows in front of the sound booth for David Myles amd Rose Cousins and the sound was superb.
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Re: Imperial Theatre

Postby Malcolm Boyce » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:19 pm

dylanger wrote:I sat a few rows in front of the sound booth for David Myles amd Rose Cousins and the sound was superb.
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Re: Imperial Theatre

Postby dylanger » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:32 pm

Malcolm Boyce wrote:
dylanger wrote:I sat a few rows in front of the sound booth for David Myles amd Rose Cousins and the sound was superb.
You're welcome!



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It must be nice to get to mix in that kind of environment, and somebody as good as Rose. I've been listening to her a bit lately and her voice is in the perfection category in my books.
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