I like an aisle seat. There aren’t enough of them. I like to stretch my legs. I like to be comfortable in the theatre.
Cinema designers seem to have understood this need. Most theatres, though, seem designed to cram as many people into as small a space as possible.
There used to be more aisle seats. There used to be an aisle in the centre of the auditorium. Bliss. A good view and leg room. Then someone realised that at West End prices this space in the centre of the audience could potentially generate thousands of pounds.
So the centre aisles were filled with seats and aisle fans now have to settle for life at the edge and a cold draft from the emergency exit.