Originally Posted by Razor Shines
That bothers you? I see it happen around me occasionally but I can't honestly say that it takes away from my experience, unless of course they're talking. But someone next to me or in front of me texting doesn't bother me at all. I'll text during the previews but not after the movie starts.
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Yes, yes it does, very much so, and a lot of other people.
Think about, dark room, big picture grabbing your attention, then out of the corner of your eye you see someone's light come on from their cell phone as they send/read a text. Very, very annoying. And that's just the tip of the iceburg. People putting their feet up on the chair next to you, as if I want to smell you stinky feet, people talking on cell phones, people bringing babies into the theater (yes I've heard a baby cry at two different movies, both movies clearly directed at adults, not infants, yet along a baby under 1 year old), people constantly talking thru the movie about every little detail (someone at Dragoon Tattoo commented about how much lisbeth enjoyed McDonald's since it appeared two different times in the movie, amongst everything else), people holding conversation that have nothing to do w/ the movie, people snoring during a movie, and nobody in that group having the decency to elbow the snorer in the side and tell him to stop, and I could go on.
The price of a movie doesn't bother me nearly as much as the general rudeness exibited everytime I see a movie. The checking of one's cell phone happens everytime I see a movie, while the other ones are obviously hit or miss. If a text message is so important that you have to check your phone 4-5 times during a movie, then frankly you shouldn't be at the movie in the first place.
Medford's simple rules to enjoying a movie while not bothering others:
1) show up on time, not 5 minutes into a movie (which is well passed the listed time given the amount of previews)
2) turn your cell phone off and keep it off and in your pocket. If you need to communicate with the outside world so bad, skip the movie for those of us that want to escape the outside world for 2 hours.
3) limit chater during the movie to questions about the plot line and "where have I seen that actor before?", limit questions to 4-5 tops. If you have to ask more questions than that, you're either not paying attention or the movie of your choosing is outside of your intelligence range.
4) keep your feet off the seat in front of you unless there is nobody sitting both directly in front of you and several seats to the right and left of the seat directly in front of you. Yes you rocking the seat constantly two chairs down from me bugs me.
5) keep at least 1 seat, preferrably more b/w you and any stanger in the theater unless the theater is filling up at which point you'll have no choice.
6) if the theater is half full, please don't take the seat directly in front of someone, no body wants to look over your head unless, just like they don't want to share your armrest if the movie is half filled.
7) if you fall asleep/pass out during a movie and start snoring, expect an elbow to the side if your in my group. If someone in your group starts snoring, do likewise.
8) Not everyone cares about the differences b/w the movie and the book, we don't need to know every little thing they've changed.
9) If nature calls, by all means answer, but do so quietly and only once. If nature calls more than once, call a doctor.
10) Did I mention to keep your cell phone's off and in your pocket? Oh I did, then I'll take a pre-emptive strike and say keep your tablet off as well since I know its only a matter of time until I see that.
Is that so hard to follow?