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Old 08-16-2015, 12:56 PM   #361
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Big-bears about going to the movies is the lack of etiquette people have:


Kicking and hitting the back of seats
Feet on seats
Backlights on mobile phones
Mobile phones ringing and taking calls
Talking throughout the movie
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Old 08-16-2015, 02:28 PM   #362
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New one for me was sitting behind someone with an Apple watch. Not that the guy was doing anything annoying, but every time (a dozen or so) he scratched or touched the back of his head the sensor kicked on the backlight.
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Old 08-16-2015, 03:56 PM   #363
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Most of the annoyances tend to stem during evening matinees after say 7pm. It's especially bad with horror movies where there is always a sea of cell phones lit up all around the auditorium, along with people holding loud conversations or over reacting to each scene regardless of what's happening on screen. About the only remedy for this I've found is aiming for early morning matinees or watching movies aimed at a more mature crowd. For instance, the crowds for The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything were polite and didn't whip out a cell phone or yack once during either film.

A few pet peeves other than the ones I've already mentioned:

- couples who arrive really late and raise a loud fuss for everyone to make room for them.
- teens and young adults who hike their legs on the seat in front of you for the whole movie.
- parents who bring young children and infants into rated R movies.
- teens who look like they're holding a slumber party and always moving about or turning around in the side aisle seats near the front.
- people who sit directly in front of you in non-stadium seating cinemas when there are other options not directly blocking view.
- people who choose the seat next to you, in front of you, or behind you in an empty theater.
- people who yell out their own commentary or stage directions for the characters to follow.
- people who swap seats multiple times during the movie.
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Old 08-16-2015, 04:01 PM   #364
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I went to the movies Friday and someone actual pulled out there phone and called someone! what's worse they did it twice.
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Old 08-16-2015, 04:37 PM   #365
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I remember I was seeing Evil Dead on opening weekend and this couple brought their toddler into the film, he must have been only 4 or 5. but the brought him to evil dead? of course, he started crying and screaming and they just sat there! then, I guess he wasn't scared anymore or something and he started running up and down the aisles!
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Old 08-16-2015, 05:02 PM   #366
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You know, all this stuff you guys encounter at commercial theaters, can become a thing of the past.
IF, you install a DLP projector in your home theaters.
There would be no need to go out to see a flick.

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Old 08-16-2015, 05:19 PM   #367
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Most of the annoyances tend to stem during evening matinees after say 7pm. It's especially bad with horror movies where there is always a sea of cell phones lit up all around the auditorium, along with people holding loud conversations or over reacting to each scene regardless of what's happening on screen. About the only remedy for this I've found is aiming for early morning matinees or watching movies aimed at a more mature crowd. For instance, the crowds for The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything were polite and didn't whip out a cell phone or yack once during either film.

A few pet peeves other than the ones I've already mentioned:

- couples who arrive really late and raise a loud fuss for everyone to make room for them.
- teens and young adults who hike their legs on the seat in front of you for the whole movie.
- parents who bring young children and infants into rated R movies.
- teens who look like they're holding a slumber party and always moving about or turning around in the side aisle seats near the front.
- people who sit directly in front of you in non-stadium seating cinemas when there are other options not directly blocking view.
- people who choose the seat next to you, in front of you, or behind you in an empty theater.

- people who yell out their own commentary or stage directions for the characters to follow.
- people who swap seats multiple times during the movie.
I'm sorry, but those 2 highlighted complaints are not valid... for 2 reasons.

#1. They paid just as much as you did and are entitled to sit wherever they feel is the best view. If you don't like it, you can create that empty seat barrier between the two of you. When you buy your ticket, you are paying for 1 seat, not 1 seat and the seat on either side of you. Now, if that person forces themselves into claiming the armrest (or worse, hangs over the armrest into your seat area) after you were there first? THAT would be a reason to complain.

#2. You never know how many people will be in the theatre for that showing. So, in the likelihood that there may be a large crowd, they'll probably get asked to move over anyhow to make room for others who want to sit in the "sweet spot" seats. So, why should they create a scenario whereby they could inconvenience several or more people in order to accommodate your "extended personal bubble?"

THIS is exactly why I love assigned seating theatres. The theatre won't let you leave 1 empty seat between you and someone else (not here anyways). It reduces the entitlement factor inherent with the "I need 3 seats to watch a film" attitude.

I do agree with everything else you listed though.
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Old 08-16-2015, 06:09 PM   #369
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Last week we saw the gift and some girl kept shining her light on her cell. My girlfriend got mad. And pushed her cell phone down so the light wouldn't keep hitting her. Told her to turn it off.

It wasn't on again the rest of the show
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Old 08-16-2015, 06:15 PM   #370
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I went to the movies Friday and someone actual pulled out there phone and called someone! what's worse they did it twice.
And this is the point where you go out and tell management to remove them from the theater. Very simple.
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Old 08-16-2015, 06:49 PM   #371
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I'm sorry, but those 2 highlighted complaints are not valid... for 2 reasons.

#1. They paid just as much as you did and are entitled to sit wherever they feel is the best view. If you don't like it, you can create that empty seat barrier between the two of you. When you buy your ticket, you are paying for 1 seat, not 1 seat and the seat on either side of you. Now, if that person forces themselves into claiming the armrest (or worse, hangs over the armrest into your seat area) after you were there first? THAT would be a reason to complain.

#2. You never know how many people will be in the theatre for that showing. So, in the likelihood that there may be a large crowd, they'll probably get asked to move over anyhow to make room for others who want to sit in the "sweet spot" seats. So, why should they create a scenario whereby they could inconvenience several or more people in order to accommodate your "extended personal bubble?"

THIS is exactly why I love assigned seating theatres. The theatre won't let you leave 1 empty seat between you and someone else (not here anyways). It reduces the entitlement factor inherent with the "I need 3 seats to watch a film" attitude.

I do agree with everything else you listed though.
I don't agree. Whenever I get to the theatre I make a conscience effort not to sit in front of someone. It's just common curiosity. That is unless the theatre is packed and I have no choice. Then all bets are off. Off course if the theatre is packed I don't have a problem of eliminating the "extended personal bubble" and really don't mind if someone is sitting next to me if it's crowded.

I'm not crazy about assigned seating. If it's at popular showtimes, then you have to plan way in advance to get tickets. Otherwise, you won't get tickets or you'll have the worst seat in the house. It's not bad if you plan in advance but it sucks for a last minute option.
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Old 08-16-2015, 07:33 PM   #372
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I'm sorry, but those 2 highlighted complaints are not valid... for 2 reasons.
Very valid points as there's certainly no such thing as seat entitlement. However, I will slightly tweak that last sentence to say that I find it disrespectful when physically fit folks arrive very early and claim the seats near the front unofficially designated for wheelchair patrons and less-able bodied viewers. And I'll concede that some folks generally just do want a good seat without trying to be rude. Also, when I say people sitting very close in proximity during an empty theater I'm talking more of experiences during early morning and afternoon showings with predictably smaller attendances or low demand movies that struggle to bring in a crowd of more than a handful of people per show. I can fully understand how people during later afternoon and evening showings will think less of this when choosing a seat as they may assume the theater will become packed like sardines.
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Old 08-16-2015, 09:35 PM   #373
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I don't agree. Whenever I get to the theatre I make a conscience effort not to sit in front of someone. It's just common curiosity. That is unless the theatre is packed and I have no choice.
I think of myself as being a very polite person, but I pay for my seat which in NYC is a pretty expensive seat ($14 to $22) and I head for the ideal center seat. If I'm going to pay to go to a movie, I want the most perfect picture and sound experience I can achieve. I don't care who is front of me or behind me. If it's a stadium theater, it shouldn't make a difference anyway. And if they don't like me being there, THEY can move. Theaters which have converted to lounge seating are also mostly reserved seat, so you pick your seat when you buy your ticket and once you do that there's no choice anyway. The thing I don't like about those lounge seating theaters is that there's very few ideal seats.

My experience over the last few years in NYC theaters is that people are much better with their phones - it's rare that one goes off during a movie. People use them during the ads and trailers, but they pretty much keep them off during the film. There was a woman in front of me during either Gravity or Interstellar (saw them both in the same theatre and can't remember which time it happened), who started looking at her phone and the third time she did it, I leaned over and said, "please give me a break - that's glaring in my eyes". She walked out and didn't come back.

I actually find that the worst audiences are the very elderly. They tend to make loud comments during the movie and since some are partially senile, telling them to shut up frequently doesn't work. I used to like to sneak into a movie during the day, but I don't do it anymore because it's mainly an elderly audience if I go to a local theater.

Of course if one stays away from the dumb popcorn and comic book movies, you tend to get a better audience. On the other hand, it's a lot more exciting to see such a film with an excited audience.
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2 experiences that happened over 13+ years ago that stopped me from going to Fri/Sat night time showings. These days, I pretty much stick to early time showings, typically between 11am to 2pm on Sat or Sun. Usually these crowds are pretty respectful for the most part, and that's how I see movies now. I'll probably break my rule for Star Wars and go to the Thurs 7pm showing, I'm so excited I can't wait for it. I'm hoping that'll be a fun excited crowd to see the movie and there shouldn't be any problems.

The 1st really bad experience was for a Friday night showing of Minority Report where it was a packed theater. We were sitting near the back row of the theater and at the top row in the center there was this girl talking on her cell phone the entire time. Not watching the movie at all. People began shushing her but she wouldn't stop. I still can't understand why she went to the movie till this day. Obviously someone brought her, and who ever did couldn't stop her. What a waste of money and it ruined peoples experience with the movie.

The 2nd really bad experience happened when I went to see Hulk (2003) and some kid kept kicking the back of my seat. Kept pushing back, looking back, asked him to stop and he kept on doing it. Still annoys me to this day when people kick the back of your seat. Just so rude and inconsiderate.
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After my last bad experience at a film, I'm careful of which showings I choose. If it's a newly released movie, I'll take in a later showing because the crowds are much lighter and it's quieter.
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Last week we saw the gift and some girl kept shining her light on her cell. My girlfriend got mad. And pushed her cell phone down so the light wouldn't keep hitting her. Told her to turn it off.

It wasn't on again the rest of the show
Pretty ballsy. Lucky you guys weren't shot. I wouldn't lay my hands on a stranger, in a dark theater.
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