Movies and texting

United States
August 19, 2008 9:42am CST
Do you find it annoying that people text during movies? I have a friend who is constantly texting during movies. The only time she doesn't text is when she is sleeping.
8 responses
@nicholejade (2430)
• Canada
19 Aug 08
I can't stand going to the movie theater when there are little kids there. And they are all on their phones texting and gabbing away. Do you really think it is a necessary for you to come to the theater and text and chat away? I think not. I haven't been to the movies in such a long time and to be honest this is one of the reasons why I won't go. If I did I would actually take the phone and smash it. Take that one. One for me zero for you.
• United States
19 Aug 08
It's not only kids.. it's most adults too. LOL
@mrtimharry (1180)
19 Aug 08
I agree although I know that some cinemas have a Faraday cage or something similar whihc prevents people being able to use their mobile in it. this though doesn't stop the annoying light from the phone that can be distracting
1 person likes this
• United States
19 Aug 08
We don't have anything like that but yes it is very annoying to see someone flip up there phone when it's supposed to be dark.
@rosedust82 (2074)
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
Yeah... I find it annoying especially if most of the time is spent texting (wasting money on the movie.) I only text once in a while when it's really important but for most of the time, I try not to text when I'm watching because I want to put my attention on the movie itself and not on my phone.
• United States
19 Aug 08
I try not to text when I'm watching a movie either. If someone happens to text me when I'm watching a movie I usually tell them I'll talk to them in a bit.. i'm sorta busy lol
@brimia (6584)
• United States
19 Aug 08
It's crazy...why go to a movie if you're going to text the whole time? How can you pay attention to or enjoy the movie? Some people are just addicted to it I think. :-)
• United States
19 Aug 08
I know my friend is addicted to it. She's admitted it herself LOL
@icegermany (2524)
• India
19 Aug 08
yes its really annoying when someone is distubing u when u r watching a movie specially when the movie is interesting n u r interestingly watching it. i always try to avoide do any work, speaking to anyone, replying phonecalls, or so when i m watching a movie. i think u start annoying ur friend when she is busy watching a movie n then she will understand the pain.
1 person likes this
• United States
19 Aug 08
yes, it is very distracting to try to watch a movie, you glance over to someone and they are texting. if they didn't want to watch the movie.. they should've said something.
@dani27 (545)
• United States
19 Aug 08
I am not a texter so it bugs me a little bit. I think more than anything is the light would bug me.
1 person likes this
@swtlady (51)
• Malta
19 Aug 08
I agree with you 100% especially if you're watching a movie in a cinema. I work in a cinema and I find it really annoying when I'm checking the cinema and I find someone is texting during the film or even worse responds to a phone call and disturbes the people around him.Once it happened and I asked nicely to the client to switch off her mobile and told her that she is disturbing the ppl behind her.Promptly she responded in an arrogant way that I was disturbing the people when I asked her to switch off her mobile.It is really nerve-wrecking to have ppl beside you text or respond to a call during a film cause s/he distracts your interest in the film.
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
OMG! I find it terribly annoying. I used to have a bf who likes date me and asked me to watch movie. Next thing i know, if hes not toying my hair, hes texting or sleeping! Worse date! LOL But i got caught up once too, when i had my phone with me inside the cinema and it was a suspense movie. And then 'BEEP BEEP!' my ringing tone screams! LOL I was so red in the face. I did put it off, little knowing that there was an emergency back home. I felt so bad right after. Just make it sure when you bring your phone, at least put your ringing tone to silent mode and enable your vibration. At least you can still accept call when theres emergency.