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Thread started 11/05/12 7:07am

Graycap23

My worst nigthmare at the movies

Question: Is it a reasonable assumption when u go 2 the movies that people will be quiet and watch the movie? I just had the worst time imaginable at the movie and Saturday and reaffirmed why I don't go 2 public theaters any more.

I really wanted 2 see Flight with Denzel and go not wait until it comes on DVD so I decided 2 go see it at the theater. I have seen less than 5 movies at the theater in the last 10 years so I thought, how bad can it be? Here is my short story.

Couple sitting in my row: Female on the phone, while they both talk during the ENTIRE movie.

When they weren't talking, the guy was moaning and making sounds during interesting parts of the movie.

The couple in front of me was talking on and off while the man played solitaire on his phone and read his text messages.

The teenagers behind and 2 the left were carrying on a conversation the entire movie.

The couple on the other side of me had a baby who was playing with a rattle until he finally fell asleep.

The couple behind my left ear was talking so loud I could not hear the movie. I tried my best 2 block it out but I finally snapped. I said as loud as I possible could, "CAN U PLEASE BE QUIET.....PLEASE, DAMN"! The last 30 minutes of the movie when off with a hitch. But I learned a lesson, I will NEVER go 2 a public movie theater again......PERIOD.

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Reply #1 posted 11/05/12 7:41am

missfee

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Dang, sorry about your experience Gray. I used to experience that too, but then I changed some things.

-I go during matinee times. There's less people, you can get the best parking spot and the concession stands aren't packed.

-I go a week or two AFTER the movie has opened. I hardly ever go to see movies anymore during the opening weekend for the reasons of encountering annoying people that you described.

-I switched movie theaters. I go to one that is more "adult oriented", (they sell alcohol there) than the one I was used to going to. They also have a "no talking on the cell phone in the theater" policy and strictly enforce it by having some employees randomly come in the theater at times to check. If you are on your phone, then they politely ask you to either get off the phone or go out in the lobby to take your call.

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Reply #2 posted 11/05/12 7:44am

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LMAO, to me it seems the lesson you should have learned was to tell those morons to shut up earlier in the movie. They obviously listened to you when you finally did speak!

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Reply #3 posted 11/05/12 8:01am

breese

I applaud you for having the balls to tell everyone to shut the hell up.

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Reply #4 posted 11/05/12 8:01am

Graycap23

RodeoSchro said:

LMAO, to me it seems the lesson you should have learned was to tell those morons to shut up earlier in the movie. They obviously listened to you when you finally did speak!

I've done well just waiting 4 the DVD 2 come out. I'm going back 2 that and my solitude of my own theater. My 6 month wait 4 Prometheus is over tomorrow.

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Reply #5 posted 11/05/12 8:18am

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Holy Crap!!! That's awful... I've never heard of anything that bad... here in the Bay Area I've never seen anything like that in the last decade.

I would have gone to the manager...

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Reply #6 posted 11/05/12 8:53am

sexton

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I have solved this problem by seeing movies at the cinema that no one else likes. Films which you have to read for example are good at weeding out undesirables.

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Reply #7 posted 11/05/12 9:16am

JoeTyler

I don't get it

i mean, you were the ONLY one who was actually pissed off with their behaviour?

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Reply #8 posted 11/05/12 9:23am

Graycap23

JoeTyler said:

I don't get it

i mean, you were the ONLY one who was actually pissed off with their behaviour?

It must be "normal" 4 folks who go 2 the movies on a regualr basis.

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Reply #9 posted 11/05/12 9:29am

JustErin

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That sucks, man.

I go to the movies sometimes every week and I seldom have issues like that. Guess Canadian's have better theatre etiquette. lol

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Reply #10 posted 11/05/12 9:30am

JoeTyler

Graycap23 said:

JoeTyler said:

I don't get it

i mean, you were the ONLY one who was actually pissed off with their behaviour?

It must be "normal" 4 folks who go 2 the movies on a regualr basis.

I didn't mean that

I go to the movies twice a year, aprox, and I've never seen something as extreme as a guy talking out loud during the entire movie or making a nasty/loud mess with the popcorn

last time I encountered that kind of idiot was in 2010 (Avatar) and I didn't have to tell him to shut up because other folks did it BEFORE I even considered it...

[Edited 11/5/12 9:31am]

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Reply #11 posted 11/05/12 9:33am

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Graycap23 said:

Question: Is it a reasonable assumption when u go 2 the movies that people will be quiet and watch the movie? I just had the worst time imaginable at the movie and Saturday and reaffirmed why I don't go 2 public theaters any more.

I really wanted 2 see Flight with Denzel and go not wait until it comes on DVD so I decided 2 go see it at the theater. I have seen less than 5 movies at the theater in the last 10 years so I thought, how bad can it be? Here is my short story.

Couple sitting in my row: Female on the phone, while they both talk during the ENTIRE movie.

When they weren't talking, the guy was moaning and making sounds during interesting parts of the movie.

The couple in front of me was talking on and off while the man played solitaire on his phone and read his text messages.

The teenagers behind and 2 the left were carrying on a conversation the entire movie.

The couple on the other side of me had a baby who was playing with a rattle until he finally fell asleep.

The couple behind my left ear was talking so loud I could not hear the movie. I tried my best 2 block it out but I finally snapped. I said as loud as I possible could, "CAN U PLEASE BE QUIET.....PLEASE, DAMN"! The last 30 minutes of the movie when off with a hitch. But I learned a lesson, I will NEVER go 2 a public movie theater again......PERIOD.

i could have typed that myself^ it's why i don't go to theatres anymore...

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Reply #12 posted 11/05/12 9:47am

morningsong

I wonder if the theatre or the location that makes the difference. I don't think I've seen people be that rude in a long time. There have been some occasions where someone has their baby and it started crying and it took them forever to take it outside. Outside of that, no talking on phone, never a lot of out loud talking, sometimes whispers every once in a while but that doesn't bother me. Outside of people laughing or gasping at a particular part in a movie, maybe a comment from someone sitting close to me, most people are pretty quiet.

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Reply #13 posted 11/05/12 10:30am

NDRU

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missfee said:

-I go a week or two AFTER the movie has opened. I hardly ever go to see movies anymore during the opening weekend for the reasons of encountering annoying people that you described.

I agree, I am never going to see a movie that's new without expecting a bunch of yahoos all around me!

I saw Batman months after release, and it was not too bad, though one couple came in partway through the movie and sat there talking for ten minutes before leaving.

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Reply #14 posted 11/05/12 10:32am

JoeTyler

NDRU said:

missfee said:

-I go a week or two AFTER the movie has opened. I hardly ever go to see movies anymore during the opening weekend for the reasons of encountering annoying people that you described.

I agree, I am never going to see a movie that's new without expecting a bunch of yahoos all around me!

I saw Batman months after release, and it was not too bad, though one couple came in partway through the movie and sat there talking for ten minutes before leaving.

gosh, some individuals are strange

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Reply #15 posted 11/05/12 10:33am

NDRU

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I have solved this problem by seeing movies at the cinema that no one else likes. Films which you have to read for example are good at weeding out undesirables.

Best advice. The only problem is, you are probably talking about indies and foreign films, which probably lose the least in the transition to DVD because they are not effect-laden blockbuster.

It's too bad that if you want to see Avatar or Batman on the big screen you have to expect a bunch of idiots all around you.

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Reply #16 posted 11/05/12 10:35am

Graycap23

NDRU said:

sexton said:

I have solved this problem by seeing movies at the cinema that no one else likes. Films which you have to read for example are good at weeding out undesirables.

Best advice. The only problem is, you are probably talking about indies and foreign films, which probably lose the least in the transition to DVD because they are not effect-laden blockbuster.

It's too bad that if you want to see Avatar or Batman on the big screen you have to expect a bunch of idiots all around you.

It's all good. They will NEVER see a single penny of my loot again.

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Reply #17 posted 11/05/12 10:36am

NDRU

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I noticed that since I moved from LA to the Bay Area, that I don't like movies as much.

I think maybe there were so many movie theaters in LA that I tended to get a lot of empty theaters. Every movie seems to be crowded here.

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Reply #18 posted 11/05/12 10:41am

Gunsnhalen

I used to always think people would stfu in a theatre lol but sadly that is not always the case confused

Sometimes i think it seems to depend what movie it is, when my friend dragged me to paranormal activity 4 teenage girls where screaming constantly in theatre & telling the characters ''what to do'' and getting mad if they didn't listen neutral mad lol

When i saw Cloud Atlas & Sinister people where quiet the ENTIRE movie not a peep.

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

All music is shit music and no music is real- gunsnhalen

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Reply #19 posted 11/05/12 10:49am

Graycap23

Gunsnhalen said:

I used to always think people would stfu in a theatre lol but sadly that is not always the case confused

Sometimes i think it seems to depend what movie it is, when my friend dragged me to paranormal activity 4 teenage girls where screaming constantly in theatre & telling the characters ''what to do'' and getting mad if they didn't listen neutral mad lol

When i saw Cloud Atlas & Sinister people where quiet the ENTIRE movie not a peep.

In Cloud Atlas they were probably confused the whole time...... razz

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Reply #20 posted 11/05/12 10:50am

JoeTyler

nastiest thing I've heard in a semi-empty theatre (the movie was Freddy vs Jason rolleyes)

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guy1: (talking out loud with his gf and making a mess)

guy2: shut the hell up...christ's sake

guy1: haha, fuck off

guy2: shut up at once!, I mean it!

guy1: u mean what?

guy2: that I'll call on security if you don't stop...making the things you're doing

guy1: I'd kill you as soon as the movie is over man, I mean it

guy2: (leaves the theatre, doesn't return)

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Reply #21 posted 11/05/12 10:53am

Gunsnhalen

Graycap23 said:

Gunsnhalen said:

I used to always think people would stfu in a theatre lol but sadly that is not always the case confused

Sometimes i think it seems to depend what movie it is, when my friend dragged me to paranormal activity 4 teenage girls where screaming constantly in theatre & telling the characters ''what to do'' and getting mad if they didn't listen neutral mad lol

When i saw Cloud Atlas & Sinister people where quiet the ENTIRE movie not a peep.

In Cloud Atlas they were probably confused the whole time...... razz

lol well hey! it helped them be quiet at least cool

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

All music is shit music and no music is real- gunsnhalen

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Reply #22 posted 11/05/12 10:56am

Gunsnhalen

JoeTyler said:

nastiest thing I've heard in a semi-empty theatre (the movie was Freddy vs Jason rolleyes)

(aproximate dialoge)

guy1: (talking out loud with his gf and making a mess)

guy2: shut the hell up...christ's sake

guy1: haha, fuck off

guy2: shut up at once!, I mean it!

guy1: u mean what?

guy2: that I'll call on security if you don't stop...making the things you're doing

guy1: I'd kill you as soon as the movie is over man, I mean it

guy2: (leaves the theatre, doesn't return)

rolleyes

There where some dudes like that in Paranormal Activity 4, cause they where with there little slutty girlfriends.

And the gf's have to protest every little thing happening in the movie... so some people keep going shhhhhhhhhh & one guy is like ''Fuck off!, she can say whatever she wants neutral )

I was a teenager only a few years back.... i am kind of glad i'm not one anymore lol

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

All music is shit music and no music is real- gunsnhalen

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Reply #23 posted 11/05/12 11:02am

Graycap23

Gunsnhalen said:

Graycap23 said:

In Cloud Atlas they were probably confused the whole time...... razz

lol well hey! it helped them be quiet at least cool

I'm going 2 have 2 watch that 1 again. I really missed what ties the different stories 2gether.

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Reply #24 posted 11/05/12 11:03am

JoeTyler

Gunsnhalen said:

JoeTyler said:

nastiest thing I've heard in a semi-empty theatre (the movie was Freddy vs Jason rolleyes)

(aproximate dialoge)

guy1: (talking out loud with his gf and making a mess)

guy2: shut the hell up...christ's sake

guy1: haha, fuck off

guy2: shut up at once!, I mean it!

guy1: u mean what?

guy2: that I'll call on security if you don't stop...making the things you're doing

guy1: I'd kill you as soon as the movie is over man, I mean it

guy2: (leaves the theatre, doesn't return)

rolleyes

There where some dudes like that in Paranormal Activity 4, cause they where with there little slutty girlfriends.

And the gf's have to protest every little thing happening in the movie... so some people keep going shhhhhhhhhh & one guy is like ''Fuck off!, she can say whatever she wants neutral )

I was a teenager only a few years back.... i am kind of glad i'm not one anymore lol

yeah, I have fond memories, but I'm glad (overall) that I've left those years behind, lol

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Reply #25 posted 11/05/12 11:54am

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NDRU said:

sexton said:

I have solved this problem by seeing movies at the cinema that no one else likes. Films which you have to read for example are good at weeding out undesirables.

Best advice. The only problem is, you are probably talking about indies and foreign films, which probably lose the least in the transition to DVD because they are not effect-laden blockbuster.

It's too bad that if you want to see Avatar or Batman on the big screen you have to expect a bunch of idiots all around you.

Speed Racer also fits into that category. smile I saw that in an empty IMAX theater. Loved it!

I thought I was safe seeing the American remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo several weeks after it was released, but even though there was hardly anyone else in the cinema with me, a couple off to the side were talking and checking messages on their smart phones throughout the entire film. Another guy sitting near me went over and said something to them, but it didn't really help.

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Reply #26 posted 11/05/12 12:21pm

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This clip has some good examples of how to handle people who behave like that in movie theaters.

"Jussie Smollett wanted to become the Rosa Parks of Gay Black Men, but instead he became the Rosie Ruiz."

https://nypost.com/2019/0...a-is-long/
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Reply #27 posted 11/05/12 12:35pm

Graycap23

Pokeno4Money said:

This clip has some good examples of how to handle people who behave like that in movie theaters.

I had all of those emotions Saturday. It was ridiculous.

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Reply #28 posted 11/05/12 12:53pm

dJJ

ISn't there a little trailer with a request (demand) to turn of your phone?

If your not a doctor, you will be removed when you are talking on the phone during the movie, right?

In most Amsterdam (Pathe) theaters, you can tekst a number with your complaints. A steward will respond and intervene. I like that.

The only interruption during the new Bond movie, was the popping of Grolsch bottles by different people in the audiance. Wich is done as a joke (and I do find it very funny), because Heineken paid big time for the movie. I guess that's that strange ironic Dutch humour razz

99% of my posts are ironic. Maybe this post sides with the other 1%.
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Reply #29 posted 11/05/12 4:17pm

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I actually think it's best to go opening weekend for big films as with sold-out crowds folks are MORE apt to behave. It's when there's a sparse audience that people lose their manners more often.

That said, I've certainly encountered jerks in movie theatres but it's not all that often. I don't go as much as I used to, but when I do it's usually a good time.

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