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Going to the movies? One more reason to keep your phone turned off! Funny!

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posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 05:52 AM
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You gotta love this one!

More movie theaters should get on the band wagon with this type of general warning.


Ever been annoyed by a loud-talking patron at a film? Had that nail-biting darkened hallway scene ruined by someone turning on their phone to send a text? Well, one Texas theater has your back.

Alamo Drafthouse, a local chain of dine-and-screen movie theaters in Austin, Texas, has long waged a war against impolite moviegoers. And the latest customer to object to their firm rules against talking and texting during an evening out has become the unwitting star of a PSA released by the company on Monday.


yahoo news...

Here's the PSA...


Too funny!




posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 05:59 AM
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That's amazing. Here in Oman people talk, laugh loudly at sad parts, have LOUD conversations on their cell phones, have family reunions, yell the f-word for no reason...

You can be arrested for making an ugly gesture or cursing in public, but you can do anything you want in a theater without trouble.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 06:11 AM
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This is fantastic... what a great idea!



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 06:27 AM
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When I was staying in California, the first thing I noticed at the theater were the amount of people who sit in the movies, and do nothing but talk, text, or even play games on their cell phones. Why in the world pay to get in to a movie that you aren't going to watch? I learned very quickly that if you wanted to see a movie in peace, I had to go to the earliest show of the day, otherwise, forget it.

Up here I feel very lucky because if anyone whips out a phone or attempts to talk during a movie they get THE LOOK. And if that doesn't work, the usher comes in and asks them to be quiet or leave!



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 06:36 AM
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Call me old-school, but I actually remember a time when there were no cell phones.

Before I even take a seat in a theater, my phone is turned OFF (not put in "silent" mode) and secured in a pocket. I don't want to accidentally "pocket dial" someone while I'm trying to enjoy a show. It only gets powered back on when I'm physically exiting the theater.

A little common sense and common courtesy can go a long way.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 07:17 AM
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Originally posted by billybobh3
reply to post by Aisling
 


Call me old-school, but I actually remember a time when there were no cell phones.

Before I even take a seat in a theater, my phone is turned OFF (not put in "silent" mode) and secured in a pocket. I don't want to accidentally "pocket dial" someone while I'm trying to enjoy a show. It only gets powered back on when I'm physically exiting the theater.

A little common sense and common courtesy can go a long way.


It's not old school at all, to want to be able to watch a movie in peace
I'm very cranky about cell phones in certain places.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 07:50 AM
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People who can't turn their phones off for two hours for a movie have issues!!!

What did they do before cell phones when they couldn't check their cells and calls? They waited til they got home and checked their answering machine.

I can't stand people who play on their phones during a movie. I have called people out for being on their phones.

I went to see a movie last summer during the day and it was me and one other RUDE lady. She kept getting on her phone talking during the movie. I told her to get off her phone and that she was being rude. She cursed me out and said she didn't care it was just me in there and she could do what she wanted. Well i complained to the manager, she got kicked out and i got a free pass


I am a frequent movie goer and I go during the day because it is less crowded but you still get rude ass people here and there. My bf and i saw The Hangover 2 opening night and it was packed and it wasn't too bad, only a few rude people esp on in front of us. I swear she was on her FB the entire movie!



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 02:24 PM
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I agree that people shouldn't use their phones in theatres, and if this place has a policy of kicking people out then so be it.

But they should have refunded her money. That way, she really doesn't have anything to bitch about. I don't believe in theft by anyone, but especially by the business community.



posted on Jun, 8 2011 @ 02:28 PM
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Someone doesn't know how to use the search button.


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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 10:54 AM
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Up here I feel very lucky because if anyone whips out a phone or attempts to talk during a movie they get THE LOOK. And if that doesn't work, the usher comes in and asks them to be quiet or leave!


Same in my area. We simply don't tolerate it. Movies are too damned expensive to do otherwise.

Now, I enjoy audience reactions...just not conversations.

In fact, I HAVE to see horror movies in a theater, as I just love all the nervous energy and gasps, etc. but I don't want to hear a distracting conversation going on.



posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 05:21 AM
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I couldn't agree more. I really enjoy the audience reaction to horror films, comedies, etc. Anything that elicits a gasp, physical jump/jolt, laugh, etc. just adds to the value of the dollars I spent to see the movie in a theater in the first place.



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