Movie Theatre Manners!!!!

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posted on Mar, 26 2006 @ 06:22 AM
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Why is it I can't go see a movie without 12 idiots not following common decency? I haven't been to a movie in over a year without at least 2 of the following groups of people being represented:

1) The Movie Talker - Every theatre seems to have at least one now adays. You know, that person who just can't STFU while the movie is playing. They have to talk in a booming voice to who ever they are with about absolutely nothing.

2) The Crying Baby - Why do parents insist on bringing an infant child to a rated R horror movie? Honestly? Have you ever heard of good parenting? Why, of all the movies in the theatre, did you have to bring your child - who screams at the top of it's lungs - to the movie with chainsaws and high pitched screams is helpless victoms?

3) The Cell Phoner - Why don't you turn off your G_D DAMN CELL PHONE! It says that you HAVE to, not that it's an option! Yet without fail, some idiot will forget to turn their ringer off, and right at the most suspensefull part of the movie, some queer 80's ring tone goes off!

4) The Text Messager - This is the evil sibling of the Cell Phoner. He/She texts all of his/her idiot friends for 2 hours, YET REFUSES TO TURN OF THE KEY PAD SOUNDS!

5) The Teen Group Date - This group has the worst potential of all. 4+ early teens going to the movies together. The girls talk THE WHOLE TIME! The guys throw candy back and forth like the idiots they are. God forbid you ask them to keep it down. Often times, this group will also represent "The Cell Phoners" and/or "The Text Messagers".

6) The Phantom Laugher - Every one has experienced this person. They laugh - very, VERY laudly - when there is nothing even remotely funny happening. I swear, when Mel Gibson was having his intestines uncoiled from his body in Braveheart, some person actually found this funny!

7) The Tardy Seat Searcher - It's 15 minutes into the opening night of a movie, and some D-bag walks up and down each row of seats looking for "just the right one." He then will have the audacity to ask if "that seat" (the one right next to you) is taken. YES IT IS Fing TAKEN! Maybe if you had been on time for the movie like everyone else, you wouldn't be fumbling around in the dark like a jack ass! This person will take the seat, and then morph into a Movie Talker.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


[edit on 26-3-2006 by American Mad Man]




posted on Mar, 26 2006 @ 09:11 AM
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1) The Movie Talker - Every theatre seems to have at least one now adays. You know, that person who just can't STFU while the movie is playing. They have to talk in a booming voice to who ever they are with about absolutely nothing.


AND....



5) The Teen Group Date - This group has the worst potential of all. 4+ early teens going to the movies together. The girls talk THE WHOLE TIME! The guys throw candy back and forth like the idiots they are. God forbid you ask them to keep it down...


These are my two pains when going to the theatre. I mean is it that hard to carry a conversation with one another without having the rest of the theatre listening. This one really has me gritting my teeth and I normally end up saying something.




posted on Mar, 26 2006 @ 09:25 AM
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Originally posted by chissler
These are my two pains when going to the theatre. I mean is it that hard to carry a conversation with one another without having the rest of the theatre listening. This one really has me gritting my teeth and I normally end up saying something.



The worst part is, when you do ask them to keep it down, they inevitably get all huffy and defensive...

"I paid my 8 dollars, if I want to talk I'm going to."

Yeah? Well I paid my
8 dollars too, along with another 30 people in the theatre, and it sure as hell wasn't to hear you talk! Just shut up, or go out side if you need to talk! But don't ruin the experience everyone else paid for!



posted on Mar, 26 2006 @ 09:32 AM
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The real thing that frustrates me is this teenage punk who is talking louder that dude on the screen, thinks he is showing off and has a better chance at scoring with this girl. If the girl has any brains at all she is thinking, I wish he would shut up too!

But to top it all off... the usher comes over to the guy with his feet up and threatens to throw him out.



posted on Mar, 26 2006 @ 10:39 AM
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I'm with you folks. It has come to the point if the OL and I can't catch a particular show at 11am during the work week, we don't even bother. We find a few sequelled movies enjoyable and know up front that we would enjoy them but knew since that they were very popular that we'd have to deal with the typical idiots. The past few movies haven't worked out as far as our days aligning so now we sit on the DVDs.

With movies geared toward younger audiences, we'd know going in that the cat-calls, constant murmuring, conversations, constant getting up by everyone, etc... will occur. So, if we got miffed at that stuff, it was our fault for going. We should've known better.

But what you guys come in with on what you're saying, yeah.

- Turn the damn phones off. How hard can it be with signs all around and big-a** illustrations during the pre-movie BS? Also, I don't think text messaging was intended for optimum performance in the dark. I could care less if you're having trouble by hitting the wrong keys.
- Why didn't you know when you walked in and fumbled around in the darkness that you wanted popcorn and a bucket of pop? You were late to begin with.
- Hey, foot tappers, what gives? Surely you can find a spot where your shoe won't repeatedly hit the chair in front of you every second. I didn't care for Riverdance so why would I start to like it now?
- Smokey, I know you had to burn your cigarette down to the filter at lightning speed before you walked in so I know I'll have to smell that crap but you have some serious issues if you have to hit a stall in the bathroom twice in 90 minutes. Who exactly do you think you're outwitting. Everyone within a 15 chair radius knows what you're doing. This applies for the hitters too - (we can tell what bud smells like - thanks for the contact buzz though).
- Also, what's up with throwing your damn winter jacket over the back of the freaking chair? It's not like we're sitting in first class or something. When I have to turn my head to take a sip of pop, it's too frigging close to my face. Keep it on your lap or take up the chair next to you like everyone else.

- Just a hint, when you're sitting on the end of the row, right on the isle, it is customary to get up after the show and leave. You're on the isle for God's sake.
- Just another tip, if you actually watch the movie, you don't have to turn to your buddy and ask "Dude, where'd he come from?" or "Aaaaww man, did you catch that?" We could also give a crap if you'd "like to do her."
- Just an idea too, close your mouth when you eat the damn popcorn. Holy God. Not only do we have to hear it going off but we also have to take in the warm extra butter breath you're breathing on the back of my neck and no, when you're sucking the dry bottom of the cup with your straw, there will NOT be a chance of some more pop magically appearing the louder you suck it.

And, what are ushers? They still have those? Really. I never see anyone until well after the end of the movie when they come in with brooms and stuff, (when I'm waiting for the clown to get up who's coveting the isle seat like he'll never have such a "primo" seat again).

But, outside of those gems, the movies were always mooost enjoyable.

I used to be a people person.




posted on Mar, 26 2006 @ 10:55 AM
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Right on Breezin!


I can't believe I forgot The Foot Tapper and The Bombastic Eater! God do they tick me off...



posted on Mar, 26 2006 @ 05:24 PM
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I agree. People need to use manners in the movie theater. They need to realize that there are other people trying to watch the movie. Some people are just so rude in the theaters and it just takes some of the fun out of watching the movie.



posted on Mar, 27 2006 @ 12:37 PM
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We had a story on the news here of an Australian women in the US, who was arrested for assault for tapping a NO.3 on the shoulder and asking her to keep it down. The woman became irate and demanded the manager call teh police. The Australian woman was promptly arrested for assault.


N Australian tourist has been charged with assault after telling a Texas woman to stop talking on her mobile phone at the movies.

Pauline Clayton was enjoying a matinee screening of Brokeback Mountain in a Texas cinema when her day suddenly turned ugly.

The former Sunshine Coast councillor said about halfway through the movie, a mobile phone started ringing nearby, a woman answered it and started talking.

"I put one finger up to my mouth to shoosh her," Ms Clayton said.

"She ignored me - I then leaned across and touched her with three or four fingers on the top of her arm."



When the "very large" woman failed to end her call, Ms Clayton again touched her on the shoulder and that was when the woman exploded.

Ms Clayton said the woman stood up over her, started shouting expletives at her and then stormed out of the cinema, in the town of Webster, just outside Houston.

A short time later two Texas police officers walked into the cinema and escorted Ms Clayton out.

She said the police took her to the food bar and explained that the woman had accused Ms Clayton of "invading her private space". The woman had made a complaint of assault because Ms Clayton had touched her.

"They were very apologetic," Ms Clayton said.

"They were very uncomfortable."

Ms Clayton said the officers had tried to dissuade the woman from making a complaint and had even told the woman that if she did make the complaint, police would charge the woman with disorderly conduct and using a profanity for her outburst in the cinema.

The woman refused to back down and not only was Ms Clayton charged, but the woman is now also due in court after being charged over her behaviour.

Ms Clayton was issued a citation and will appear in a Texas court next week to answer the charge.

With the help of an off-duty police officer who saw the fracas, she is hoping to escape with only a fine.

In the meantime Ms Clayton said she was hoping to get back to see the second half of Brokeback Mountain.

If convicted, Ms Clayton who grew up in Victoria and once worked as a journalist for The Sun newspaper in Brisbane, faces a fine of up to $675.

She said she had been told a conviction would not affect her chances of re-entering the US. Police said it was a "little matter" and they would not be notifying US immigration authorities about any conviction.

www.dailytelegraph.news.com.au...



posted on Mar, 27 2006 @ 01:21 PM
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AMM:

At last (!) we find something we can agree on. I second you on all points you have made.





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