Regal theaters is now using a device to report talking during movies.

@kgwat70 (13398)
United States
May 30, 2007 9:55pm CST
I just watched Fox news and they reported that Regal Cinema is now using devices in the theaters to report people talking or talking on their cell phones during the movie. It is a handheld device that people use to page a manager if someone is talking or using their cell phone. They will be giving the device to selected guests. What do you think of this idea? Do you think this will help solve or reduce cell phone use and talking in theaters? It is good to see that they are doing something and it could help prevent confrontations in the theater.
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• Singapore
31 May 07
Do that many people talk at their cinemas? This sounds crazy. We have people talking here every now and then but they would be SHHHHHH to silence by others in the audience. And selected guests? I wonder what the criteria for this selection are. Not sure if it is feasible.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
31 May 07
It has been an on going problem in my area of people talking during the movie or talking on their cell phones. Even my mom and her friend got yelled at during a movie for talking. I do not have much problems with the people sitting around me though I have had a couple annoying people. I too wonder who they will select to use the devices.
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I know around where I live there is usually talking or cell phone use during the movie which is very annoying. I don't mind if they do this before the previews and movie start. It's no use telling people to stop talking around here because they would probably yell right back at you. I wonder if the theater will ask people as they buy tickets would they like to have the controller. That would be similar to how flight attendents ask if you don't mind sitting in the exit row or would rather move because you don't want to be in charge of the door in case of an emergency.
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• Singapore
1 Jun 07
I do hope that people would stop talking once the movie starts. It's like, I PAID for that movie and I wouldn't pay if I know there will be a bunch of chatty dogs barking their tails off next to me.
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• United States
31 May 07
I also think it would be a great idea. I personally am one to get very agitated when someone uses their cell phone during a movie, especially with the rising costs of going to see a movie in the theaters nowadays. I believe that if I have to pay $10 for a ticket, I should be able to watch a movie quietly. At least excuse yourself from a movie should you need to take a call. And use vibration or silent mode if you don't want to turn your phone off. I think this will help the problem. You would probably have a time when a lot of people would get management called on them, but people will in time learn and act accordingly.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
31 May 07
It is very annoying when people talk on their cell phones or hearing their phones ring during the movie. I think it is very rude of people to do that since we pay so much for the movies and want quiet so we can hear what is going on in the movie. It is going to be interesting to see if this device helps any or not.
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• United States
31 May 07
I saw that on the news today! Kudos for being the first to MyLot on it. :) I go to a Regal near me, and I'd love it if they'd give me one of those tings for $5 off my admission! I'm a member of their "club"... We'll see if they offer it to me. I'll be attending "Transformers" due to my Hubby's fascination with them. ;)
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
31 May 07
I had just heard about it last night so I came on here right after it ended and myLotted it. :-) It looks like an interesting device and hope it helps with preventing talking or cell phone use during the movies. I have a Regal Crown Club card as well. I am going to see The Fantastic Four - Silver Surfer in a couple weeks.
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@brendalee (6086)
• United States
31 May 07
I haven't been to a movie theater in a very long time. The last time I went, I don't even think cell phones were around.lol. But I think its a good idea. Many people talk during a movie and its very disruptive. You pay good money to see a movie and it stinks when some big mouth ruins it for you. I wonder how they decide who to give the devices to.
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
31 May 07
There are too many people that talk during the movie and it interrupts with us concentrating on what is happening in the movie. Hopefully they give the devices to the right people and not the people who are the talkers.
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@melanie652 (2526)
• United States
31 May 07
I think it's a good idea. I've seen signs that request people turn off their cell phones during the movie, but not everyone honors that. It's extremely annoying when someones phone rings and you hear them talking anyway. It would be nice to have a way to do something about it instead of directly confronting the person.
• United States
1 Jun 07
I have also seen this on the news. It seems like a good idea but I think a lotof people pressing it for stupid reasons. I hope it does work out cause that is one of the two reasons I stopped going.Now if they could only work on the ticket prices,lol!
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
2 Jun 07
I hope that this works out and that the talking will be reduced during the movies. Most of the time people have been good when I went but there are always some bad apples in the crowd causing problems. Hopefully we will hear something about how it is working out.
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• United States
1 Jun 07
Wow, Ken..isn't that funny? I mean..what if the person is simply talking to a friend that is with them in the theater..I take it..you have to be absolutely quiet in the Regal theater? What kind of movies do you like to go see Ken? I think for the sake of stopping the cellphone talkers it's a good idea as long as it doesn't hinder a little whispering??+
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
2 Jun 07
I do not think they meant reporting every incident of talking but the loud talkers, constant talkers and talking on cell phones. I love seeing all sorts of different movies. Action is my favorite type of movie but will watch most anything. I do not watch documentaries very much.
• United States
6 Jun 07
Well I think it's great for cell phone use but "talking" in general? Sometimes you have to talk to your friend about it or comment while watching. I think that might be a bit too much. But if it's a constant talker that doesn't shut up I could see it; however, do we really need a 'device' to tell us who it is talking? LOL
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• Canada
2 Jun 07
It is a good idea in one sence because people that go to the theatre don't want to waste their money and then not be able to hear the show and want to get what they paid for but then in another way , it seems that they are getting really strict for something that one is going out to have a good time and relax where one has to be careful that if they are too loud they may end up being kicked out and that will make it a little harder to relax and enjoy the show if you spend you time worrying that you may be too loud . I understand that one should not be talking on a cell phone so it makes sence that they would want to prevent unnecessary talking in the theater but it just seems that whenever we turn around there are new laws that it is getting to the point that one can't move anymore .
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@gizmo528 (732)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I think that this is an awesome idea and I hope that it really works. I think it will reduce cell phone use because no one pays attention to the signs or annoucements on the screen before the movie.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
31 May 07
At least, it will keep certain people quiet. I think it is just a great idea and I hope it does work in the long run.