Rudeness at the Movies

United States
October 30, 2007 3:41pm CST
A couple months back I wrote this article on the subject of rudeness at the movies: http://associatedcontent.com/article/381244/rudeness_at_the_movies.html so I'll direct you there instead of rehashing it all here. I'm just wondering how many of those reading this discussion have been frustrated recently and repeatedly by your local cinema's refusal to police people's bad manners. It used to be that there were ushers present and visible nearly all the time, now it can take 10-15 minutes just to flag one down to try and restore order. Anyone else as miffed about this as I am? Anyone out there who uses your cellphones unabashedly or carries on conversations or yells at the screen or brings your infant/toddler children with you and lets them wreck my relaxing night out and wants to defend him/herself? I'm all ears (or eyes, as the case may be). Let's have it.
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• United States
31 Oct 07
The main thing that I see at my local movie theater is the way young people act during a movie. I don't mean to categorize, mane young people have good manners, but there are those that are immature and want to turn the movie into a laughing stock. I had it when its a serious movie, like a drama, where you need to be into the movie to be able to understand it. I do wish we had more ushers!
@mamasan34 (6520)
• United States
31 Oct 07
I used to work in a movie theater and we were supposed to walk the aisles every 20 minutes or so. But this was years ago! I was in my teens, but that was our job. After we worked the concession stand, and it slowed down, we would start walking the aisles every few minutes. I do have issues with going to theaters now. We went to see Transformers with a bunch of friends and there was this very large lady that just plain out stank to the high heavens. It was that yeasty cheesy smell from not bathing frequently or cleaning well. We were in the aisle above her and we could smell her. I felt terrible for the gentleman sitting next to her. It was so bad my friend and I had to put napkins up to our noses to stop from smelling it. I am not putting down larger ladies, I am a plus size lady myself, but for crying out loud, take the time to clean yourself and be presentable. Hygiene is important! Not to mention the cell phones ringing and people talking on them during the movie. I have witnessed toddlers being brought into movies and causing a ruckus. I have reported it to management but they don't really do anything. They just want the money that's the bottom line.
@raychill (6529)
• United States
31 Oct 07
Fortunately for me I've never had this problem. I'm a geek for my movies too, so I loathe being interrupted and the like. I don't go to the theaters often though and when I do it's odd times when the theater isn't all sorts of super crowded. I used to know a lot of folks who worked in the movie theaters. The easiest thing would be to go out and get a manager. The theaters in my area have walkie talkies. They'll get a manager if you can't find one yourself. Also if the theater is good they'll give you a free movie or something more for your troubles. As long as I'm compensated I'm good.