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Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
11-08-2009, 09:35 AM
I am no longer going to see movies on a Saturday night after my experience last night.

So last night at the movie there were tons of high school kids talking on their cell phones, making comments towards the movie and texting so their screens on their phone were always lit up.

I am sure that I am not the only one in the theatre that told one of the brats to shut up.

Here is what happened when I told one to stop talking.
I ended up having to sit near the end of a group of kids and this girl wouldn't stop talking and texting on her phone.

I let it go on for about 5 minutes and then I turned to her and said, "Shut up, I didn't spend $9.50 to sit here and listen to you text and talk on your phone and to your friends all night."

She turned to me and said to be nice and then a few minutes later she turned to me and started hissing at me.Any of you have stories about people and their lack of manners while watching movies?

Matthew Brown
11-08-2009, 09:39 AM
Skater McGee: I'm goin' to the next town to kill more teenagers.

Mayor: You're doing Gods work, Skater McGee.

chazbot
11-08-2009, 09:48 AM
Yeah, went to the movies yesterday afternoon and had a group of three teenage girls that were obviously not old enough to buy tickets for the movie playing, and they were talking and could hear one on their cell phone. But luckily they had left after 10 minutes to go off to another theater (I guess, since they never returned), so it didn't require someone going and complaining to get them kicked out of the theater.

panco
11-08-2009, 09:51 AM
Talk about texting...

Once a dude's phone rang and the guy answered and started a conversation. During the fucking movie.
It felt unreal. It annoyed me and I wasn't even close to the guy. I believe people were shocked or frightened (a dude that doesn't give a fuck and answers his phone in a movie theatre wouldn't probably mind killing you with his thumb in front of everybody...) no one said a thing.

I simply avoid going to the movies on a Saturday. Best time : Sunday morning when all those teenage monsters are sleeping.

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
11-08-2009, 09:52 AM
Talk about texting...

Once a dude's phone rang and the guy answered and started a conversation. During the fucking movie.
It felt unreal. It annoyed me and I wasn't even close to the guy. I believe people were shocked or frightened (a dude that doesn't give a fuck and answers his phone in a movie theatre wouldn't probably mind killing you with his thumb in front of everybody...) no one said a thing.

I simply avoid going to the movies on a Saturday. Best time : Sunday morning when all those teenage monsters are sleeping.

Yeah I am going to stick to matinees.

Treacle
11-08-2009, 09:55 AM
Did you tell the theater manager?

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
11-08-2009, 09:56 AM
Did you tell the theater manager?

Other people did and some of them came into the theatre for about 10 minutes and stood around watching them. Right after they left the kids started again and then it started up again.

Kevinroc
11-08-2009, 09:57 AM
What movie did you go to see?

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
11-08-2009, 09:58 AM
What movie did you go to see?

The Fourth Kind because my friend wanted to go see it and I had nothing else to do.

RebootedCorpse
11-08-2009, 09:58 AM
Saturday nights are brutal. I will only see a movie that I know will be free of filthy fucking high school shitheads. The rest of the time, it's either weekday matinees r early evening shows.

majorjoe23
11-08-2009, 10:00 AM
This is why you get a big drink, and it they don't shut up after you ask you throw it on them and leave.

Or grab their drink and throw it. I've done that before.

Taxman
11-08-2009, 10:01 AM
I went to this movie, A Civil Action, in 1999. It was a packed house. Before the film started, the theater manager made an announcement about behaving in the theater and said that this was a very good film. That was pretty strange. Could it be that he knew something which they did not disclose to their customers?

Another film Varsity Blues had opened that night. This is an "R" rated teen comedy which hundreds of under 17 guys show up for and try to buy tickets. When they are denied tickets, they buy tickets to something which they will give them with the intention of going to the other film anyway. But the theater posts a guard at the door to make sure the no one who is not allowed in there gets in.

So, A Civil Action is packed with people who have not interest in the film. It's a freakin' party in there. And the whole film these hags are going down the aisle to see if that little guard at the door of the other auditorium has gone to the bathroom or something.

Worst movie experience ever. Even worse than the earthquake during Major League, or the fire alarm during Titanic.

Absolutely terrible theater management also.

Simon Bar Sinister
11-08-2009, 10:02 AM
I have no problem telling kids to shut up. I'll even get up and go sit right next to them and dare them to say something else. It costs too much to go to a movie nowadays and then have the experience ruined by talkers.

costello
11-08-2009, 10:02 AM
Damn. I haven't been to the theater in over a year; I'll probably never go back now. To think, I was irritated by the popcorn chompers.

Petey Parker
11-08-2009, 10:03 AM
The Fourth Kind because my friend wanted to go see it and I had nothing else to do.

That's your first mistake right there. Never go to an evening show that appeals to teens during the first weekend (PG13 Horror movies should be an automatic no-no) If you do have to go you want to pick the later evening shows (10PM or later) because at least most of them will be in the 7-8:00 shows.

Foolish Mortal
11-08-2009, 10:03 AM
Ashwin: I'm goin' to the next town to kill more teenagers.

Mayor: You're doing Gods work, Ashwin.
*Adjusted*

Treacle
11-08-2009, 10:04 AM
Other people did and some of them came into the theatre for about 10 minutes and stood around watching them. Right after they left the kids started again and then it started up again.

I would have asked for a free ticket to another show.

Patrick King
11-08-2009, 10:04 AM
I went and saw Zombieland last weekend, and there was a guy a row or two behind me and a few seats over who would repeat the lines after the people on screen would say them, or would make really obvious comments ("he shot the twinkies!"). I turned around and glared at him a few times, but by that point it was too late into the movie to notify a server to get him to STFU. That's the thing about the Alamo Drafthouse, they have a clip before the movie telling you to not talk or they'll kick you out, and they generally follow through.

Kirblar
11-08-2009, 10:05 AM
Seeing Kill Bill Volume 1 in a majority-black theatre was actually one of the best moviegoing experience I've ever had due to just how...interactive the crowd was. It was a lot of fun.

Foolish Mortal
11-08-2009, 10:06 AM
Damn. I haven't been to the theater in over a year; I'll probably never go back now. To think, I was irritated by the popcorn chompers.
Ha. If only that were the worst problem in movie theaters today.

I only go to weekday matinees these days. Never weekends.

costello
11-08-2009, 10:06 AM
I went to this movie, A Civil Action, in 1999. It was a packed house. Before the film started, the theater manager made an announcement about behaving in the theater and said that this was a very good film. That was pretty strange. Could it be that he knew something which they did not disclose to their customers?

Another film Varsity Blues had opened that night. This is an "R" rated teen comedy which hundreds of under 17 guys show up for and try to buy tickets. When they are denied tickets, they buy tickets to something which they will give them with the intention of going to the other film anyway. But the theater posts a guard at the door to make sure the no one who is not allowed in there gets in.

So, A Civil Action is packed with people who have not interest in the film. It's a freakin' party in there. And the whole film these hags are going down the aisle to see if that little guard at the door of the other auditorium has gone to the bathroom or something.

Worst movie experience ever. Even worse than the earthquake during Major League, or the fire alarm during Titanic.

Absolutely terrible theater management also.

I watched Thin Red Line at the theater when Varsity Blues was out. Our projector broke during the coming attractions, so we were all moved to the room showing Varsity Blues . Teenagers kept pouring in and arguing with those of us who were already there. We kept telling them that our movie screwed up so management moved us, but they thought it was a gag or something. The poor kids were pissed off when about 30 minutes later, after attractions and everything, they were watching a film set in Vietnam and not Texas.

HoldFastNow
11-08-2009, 10:07 AM
I used to have that happen all the time. At "300" I had to tell the guy next to me, who was pretty freaking huge and about mid-30's, to get off his phone and he was actually really apologetic about it afterward, like he really had no idea talking on a phone during a movie was annoying until I brought it up.

Than during the same movie this teenage girl behind me started calling her friends to tell them how much she didn't like the movie. I turned around and told her to get off the phone and her and her (male) friends got really pissed and started yelling at me in Spanish.

Now I just go to movies at this casino called the Suncoast because the majority of its patrons are older people who got comped tickets while gambling. When they don't like a movie they usually just get up and leave instead of calling their buddies to complain (though I've ended up next to snoring people a few times now).

costello
11-08-2009, 10:09 AM
Ha. If only that were the worst problem in movie theaters today.

I only go to weekday matinees these days. Never weekends.

I've been to the drive-in twice this last summer. There, everybody's obnoxious, but they rarely ever bother other movie goers.

Dreaded Anomaly
11-08-2009, 10:11 AM
I've been to the drive-in twice this last summer. There, everybody's obnoxious, but they rarely ever bother other movie goers.

And if they do bother you, you can always ram them with your car!

The Hodag
11-08-2009, 10:21 AM
That's the thing about the Alamo Drafthouse, they have a clip before the movie telling you to not talk or they'll kick you out, and they generally follow through.

I started making the Alamo my exclusive movie theater a few years ago, and I can't think of a single time talkers have been an issue. And it's not even because the Alamo ejects them - just the threat of it creates an atmosphere where douchebags don't go there. People who want to watch movie go there.

It's the most awesome thing ever.

And if not for the Alamo, I doubt I'd be watching movies at theaters much at all these days. If someone talks in a theater it pretty much ruins the experience for me, and because I'm not really confrontational, if I have to shush them - especially if it becomes a "thing" - that sticks in my craw for the rest of the movie, and again...it's ruined.

Your Pal, Carl
11-08-2009, 10:22 AM
I used to have that happen all the time. At "300" I had to tell the guy next to me, who was pretty freaking huge and about mid-30's, to get off his phone and he was actually really apologetic about it afterward, like he really had no idea talking on a phone during a movie was annoying until I brought it up.

Than during the same movie this teenage girl behind me started calling her friends to tell them how much she didn't like the movie. I turned around and told her to get off the phone and her and her (male) friends got really pissed and started yelling at me in Spanish.

Now I just go to movies at this casino called the Suncoast because the majority of its patrons are older people who got comped tickets while gambling. When they don't like a movie they usually just get up and leave instead of calling their buddies to complain (though I've ended up next to snoring people a few times now).
So you've run into Taxman at the movies then?

Ben
11-08-2009, 10:22 AM
When I went to see the Mist, some guy two rows behind me got on his cell phone and ordered a pizza. And then he stiffed the delivery guy on the tip -- only 10%!!

Ashwin Pande
11-08-2009, 10:24 AM
Did someone start a thread bashing teenagers and not invite me?

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
11-08-2009, 10:25 AM
That's your first mistake right there. Never go to an evening show that appeals to teens during the first weekend (PG13 Horror movies should be an automatic no-no) If you do have to go you want to pick the later evening shows (10PM or later) because at least most of them will be in the 7-8:00 shows.

I don't think my friend was really thinking about that.

Your Pal, Carl
11-08-2009, 10:27 AM
yeah, I've started to avoid going to multiplexes except to watch matinees. And even then you get the occasional teenage foolishness.

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
11-08-2009, 10:28 AM
Did someone start a thread bashing teenagers and not invite me?

You are officially invited.

Ashwin Pande
11-08-2009, 10:28 AM
Teenagers should not be allowed in public places. The only interaction with the outside world they should be allowed to have is from their doorstep to the school bus to the school to the school bus to their doorstep. THAT'S IT.

You get to leave the house when you turn 20.

Rosemary's Baby
11-08-2009, 11:00 AM
I'm incredibly sensitive to noise in theaters. I went and saw A Serious Man last night and the crowd was definitely older so teenagers weren't a problem.

But I have noticed that sometimes old people, like 60 and up, can be a real problem too, more so lately than teenagers, actually. Maybe it's the movies I go to. I feel strange telling a elderly couple to "please shut up," but it has to be done. Then, often, they'll just whisper lightly, but I can still hear them and it's really fucking annoying.

I wish theaters would enforce a no talking policy more strictly.

Edit: A Serious Man was absolutely amazing, by the way.

Petey Parker
11-08-2009, 11:01 AM
I don't think my friend was really thinking about that.

Don't worry. He will learn all when I finally publish my book on Movie Theatre Going Etiquette. It will cover a wide range of topics such as the best time to go to a theatre and also point out how if you go with a large group of people, pool your money and give it on one person to buy the tickets (instead of all 12 of you buying tickets individually thus costing more time and making the lines longer) Look for it coming Summer 2012.

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
11-08-2009, 11:02 AM
Don't worry. He will learn all when I finally publish my book on Movie Theatre Going Etiquette. It will cover a wide range of topics such as the best time to go to a theatre and also point out how if you go with a large group of people, pool your money and give it on one person to buy the tickets (instead of all 12 of you buying tickets individually thus costing more time and making the lines longer) Look for it coming Summer 2012.

I would buy a copy of that.

Gunter
11-08-2009, 11:03 AM
I'm incredibly sensitive to noise in theaters. I went and saw A Serious Man last night and the crowd was definitely older so teenagers weren't a problem.

But I have noticed that sometimes old people, like 60 and up, can be a real problem too, more so lately than teenagers, actually. Maybe it's the movies I go to. I feel strange telling a elderly couple to "please shut up," but it has to be done. Then, often, they'll just whisper lightly, but I can still hear them and it's really fucking annoying.

I wish theaters would enforce a no talking policy more strictly.

I had a bad experience with an older pair of women years ago when I saw As Good as it Gets in the theater.

After listening to them talk in loud voices for the first 15 minutes of the movie I asked them if they could please keep it down.

One of them had the nerve to say, "Oh, I didn't realize this was a library."

Dreaded Anomaly
11-08-2009, 11:09 AM
I'm incredibly sensitive to noise in theaters. I went and saw A Serious Man last night and the crowd was definitely older so teenagers weren't a problem.

But I have noticed that sometimes old people, like 60 and up, can be a real problem too, more so lately than teenagers, actually. Maybe it's the movies I go to. I feel strange telling a elderly couple to "please shut up," but it has to be done. Then, often, they'll just whisper lightly, but I can still hear them and it's really fucking annoying.

I wish theaters would enforce a no talking policy more strictly.

Edit: A Serious Man was absolutely amazing, by the way.

I've been to some movies where, for the entire duration of the movie, an older couple was whispering not-so-quietly back and forth, trying to explain what was happening to each other. Neither of them came anywhere close to actually understanding it.

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
11-08-2009, 11:11 AM
I've been to some movies where, for the entire duration of the movie, an older couple was whispering not-so-quietly back and forth, trying to explain what was happening to each other. Neither of them came anywhere close to actually understanding it.

If they are going to do that they should just stay at home. I don't understand why you would pay money to see a movie and talk all the way through it.

bradical
11-08-2009, 11:12 AM
I watched Thin Red Line at the theater when Varsity Blues was out. Our projector broke during the coming attractions, so we were all moved to the room showing Varsity Blues . Teenagers kept pouring in and arguing with those of us who were already there. We kept telling them that our movie screwed up so management moved us, but they thought it was a gag or something. The poor kids were pissed off when about 30 minutes later, after attractions and everything, they were watching a film set in Vietnam and not Texas.

of course when the kids found out that the film was actually set in the pacific theater of ww2, they were cool again.

SgtPepper
11-08-2009, 11:17 AM
I worked at a movie theater when I was in high school.

I had to work checker a lot, which meant I had to make an announcement at the beginning of each film about not talking, no phones et cetera. I also had to periodically look in to films that were playing to see if the patrons were behaving. It was a lot of fun getting people thrown out for breaking the rules.

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
11-08-2009, 11:21 AM
I worked at a movie theater when I was in high school.

I had to work checker a lot, which meant I had to make an announcement at the beginning of each film about not talking, no phones et cetera. I also had to periodically look in to films that were playing to see if the patrons were behaving. It was a lot of fun getting people thrown out for breaking the rules.

I used to throw people out of the movie theatre I worked at back in high school and college.

costello
11-08-2009, 11:21 AM
Teenagers should not be allowed in public places. The only interaction with the outside world they should be allowed to have is from their doorstep to the school bus to the school to the school bus to their doorstep. THAT'S IT.

You get to leave the house when you turn 20.

But are teenagers the only douchbags now? I'd imagine more and more grown adults are lacking theater etiquette due to innovative technology.

costello
11-08-2009, 11:23 AM
of course when the kids found out that the film was actually set in the pacific theater of ww2, they were cool again.

Good call. ::)

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
11-08-2009, 11:23 AM
But are teenagers the only douchbags now? I'd imagine more and more grown adults are lacking theater etiquette due to innovative technology.

I think they are equally douchey.

panco
11-08-2009, 11:27 AM
It was a lot of fun getting people thrown out for breaking the rules.

Good things teenagers should do when they crave of rule-breaking :
_Drugs
_Graffitti
_Underage sex
_Shoplifting
_Booze

Bad things :
_Annoying the shit out of me in Theatres.

The Hodag
11-08-2009, 11:31 AM
Good things teenagers should do when they crave of rule-breaking :
_Drugs
_Graffitti
_Underage sex
_Shoplifting
_Booze

Bad things :
_Annoying the shit out of me in Theatres.

Wisdom.

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
11-08-2009, 11:37 AM
Good things teenagers should do when they crave of rule-breaking :
_Drugs
_Graffitti
_Underage sex
_Shoplifting
_Booze

Bad things :
_Annoying the shit out of me in Theatres.

I endorse this list.

RickLM
11-08-2009, 11:38 AM
High school kids aren't known for giving a shit about pissing anyone off. Sometimes you can intimidate them into shutting up, but other times it backfires on you. I was sitting behind some kids at The Hulk last year and got up and sat on the other side of the theater, which helped.

I tend to avoid movies in the first weeks of their run. The crowds are smaller when a film has been out for awhile.

c. page
11-08-2009, 11:46 AM
yeah, i generally avoid going to films opening weekend, and will usually go during a matinee or late show if at all possible.

Ryan Elliott
11-08-2009, 01:58 PM
I went to see Star Trek around opening weekend. I was sitting toward the front of the theater, which I am wont to do.

About...4-5 minutes INTO the movie, a group of three middle aged fat ladies walked in and sat down RIGHT next to me(I hate having to sit next to people I don't know in a movie theater). Well, they started to talk to each other and even started mocking the movie a little. I said, loud enough for the one sitting next to me to hear, "Screw this" got my drink, moved it and then got up and moved two seats over to my left away from them.

Didn't hear a peep out of them for the rest of the movie.

TIP
11-08-2009, 02:11 PM
After silencing some young welps at the theater, their mother informed me that I shouldn't tell her how to raise her kids.

So I married her and got the last laugh.

Matthew Brown
11-08-2009, 02:27 PM
After silencing some young welps at the theater, their mother informed me that I shouldn't tell her how to raise her kids.

So I married her and got the last laugh.

You're not my real dad!

Ben Weldon
11-08-2009, 02:30 PM
What are your feelings about high school kids RE: your lawn?

Joe Kalicki
11-08-2009, 02:48 PM
I don't think I've ever seen anyone get kicked out of a theater. I'm not brave enough to tell someone to shut up, either.

The Funketeer
11-08-2009, 03:11 PM
I find sushing them usually does the trick but I don't got out on weekend nights much anymore. The first show before 6:00 at our theater is heavily discounted and usually empty.

I find that it's usually older people who are bothering me though. People in their 40's and up seem to have lost all sense of respect for the movie going process. I can understand why a teenage who grew up in the home video age might be confused about manners in an actual theater but people who remember a time without VCRs and DVD players really have no excuse.

There was one time when a friend and I were seeing American Beauty in the theater which I'll put spoilers around in case anyone still cares about the ending.

An older couple, maybe in their 50s or 60s were sitting behind us. The husband kept talking and asking questions and I didn't bother turning around to shush him because his own wife kept telling him to shut up. At the end of the movie, Kevin Spacey gets shot in the head and is lying face first on a table in a pool of his own blood when the husband asks his wife... "is he dead?" The sound of her exasperation as she said "OF COURSE HE'S DEAD!" was worth the price of the movie.

Foolish Mortal
11-08-2009, 03:22 PM
Did someone start a thread bashing teenagers and not invite me?

http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showpost.php?p=6426734&postcount=16

JasonWGBB007
11-08-2009, 03:31 PM
When I go to the movies with my friends, we oft times heckle the movie (if it is terrible)... but we show respect and keep it quiet amongst ourselves (and don't do it if it is a full theatre)... but we would never talk on our phones or text during the movie... that is just rude...

LordKinbote
11-08-2009, 03:39 PM
When I go to the movies with my friends, we oft times heckle the movie (if it is terrible)... but we show respect and keep it quiet amongst ourselves (and don't do it if it is a full theatre)... but we would never talk on our phones or text during the movie... that is just rude...

To say "I talk during bad movies, but talking and texting during a movie is rude" is like saying "I won't eat meat because I think it's cruel, but I eat chicken."

There is NO SUCH THING as respectful heckling. If there's ONE OTHER PERSON in the theater that you could possibly bother, then you shut the fuck up.

But let's assume for a second that you and your two friends are the only people in the theater. I don't even think it's alright in *this* case, because as soon as you make a wiseass comment out loud, then you're forcing your opinion of the movie onto your friends, who suddenly have to make a choice: do I shush my friend, or do I stop paying attention to the movie as a movie and decide to hate it so that I can fit in?

Just shut up and watch the movie, terrible or not. If it's so terrible, you can talk about how stupid it was after it's over, or you can walk out in the middle.

Dreaded Anomaly
11-08-2009, 03:45 PM
My question is: why do you spend $10 to see a terrible movie?

Thudpucker
11-08-2009, 03:45 PM
My experience is that people in thier 20's are much worse than teens about talking to each other and using phones.

They are also the ones who bring young children and babies to PG-13 / R rated films instead of getting babysitters. 20-somethings are way more self-centered and obnoxious than teens.

Doc Randy
11-08-2009, 03:48 PM
God bless 21 and up theaters. Since I have stopped going to normal theaters, I have never had to deal with any of this shit.

JasonWGBB007
11-08-2009, 03:49 PM
To say "I talk during bad movies, but talking and texting during a movie is rude" is like saying "I won't eat meat because I think it's cruel, but I eat chicken."

There is NO SUCH THING as respectful heckling. If there's ONE OTHER PERSON in the theater that you could possibly bother, then you shut the fuck up.

But let's assume for a second that you and your two friends are the only people in the theater. I don't even think it's alright in *this* case, because as soon as you make a wiseass comment out loud, then you're forcing your opinion of the movie onto your friends, who suddenly have to make a choice: do I shush my friend, or do I stop paying attention to the movie as a movie and decide to hate it so that I can fit in?

Just shut up and watch the movie, terrible or not. If it's so terrible, you can talk about how stupid it was after it's over, or you can walk out in the middle.

I dunno.. it's just the way my friends and I are... it's normally like maybe something quick at one point and then we don't talk again for a while... it's not like we talk the whole time... it's just our reactions when we watch movies are normally heckling comments... like in Iron Man (I mean it's not always terrible movies), when Tony gets thrown into the bus my friend said something funny, we laughed and then shut up.... I guess we are terrible people

LordKinbote
11-08-2009, 03:58 PM
I dunno.. it's just the way my friends and I are... it's normally like maybe something quick at one point and then we don't talk again for a while... it's not like we talk the whole time... it's just our reactions when we watch movies are normally heckling comments... like in Iron Man (I mean it's not always terrible movies), when Tony gets thrown into the bus my friend said something funny, we laughed and then shut up.... I guess we are terrible people

Times are few and far between where someone on the Bendis Board unapologetically admits to acting like a douchebag, but I think this is one of those times.

JasonWGBB007
11-08-2009, 04:06 PM
Times are few and far between where someone on the Bendis Board unapologetically admits to acting like a douchebag, but I think this is one of those times.

meh... if people complained we wouldn't do it anymore... but like I said when it occurs (which isn't that often, although I may have made it seem like it happened alot) we try and keep really quiet...


but yeah, I guess that makes me a douche

usagi20
11-08-2009, 04:19 PM
At least you're saying something relevant to the film. I'd rather have that than people talking on their cel-phones or have texts constantly beeping.

Raisor
11-08-2009, 04:39 PM
All you have to do is when you first go into the theater find the toughest looking guy in there and beat the hell out of him. Then tell everyone in the theater that is what will happen if they make nuicances of themselves.

Or it that prison?

RebootedCorpse
11-08-2009, 04:41 PM
God bless 21 and up theaters. Since I have stopped going to normal theaters, I have never had to deal with any of this shit.

That sounds great! Wish we had those here.

Raisor
11-08-2009, 04:43 PM
That sounds great! Wish we had those here.

take a lot of quarters with you.

RebootedCorpse
11-08-2009, 04:51 PM
take a lot of quarters with you.

:lol:

DaveCummings
11-08-2009, 04:55 PM
It's not just teenagers, this girl I dated over the summer,she was 26. The only time I went to the movies with her, she'd constantly texted and talked on the phone. It got to the point to where I excused myself, saying I was going to the bathroom, but really, I just went to sit somewhere else. Then when I was seeing Rifftrax Live, she kept on trying to text me, because as soon as I turned the phone on, all these texts from her showed up. She knew I was at the movies. She threw a fucking fit about how I wasn't returning her texts, I told her I was at the movies. She was like "so!?!?! I do that at the movies all the time". I said "that's because I'm not an inconsiderate little shit". Needless to say, I never heard anything from her again...thank fucking god.


But the little shits texting is why I either don't go to the movies on the weekend or I just wait for the DVDs.

J. R. Scherer
11-08-2009, 05:50 PM
I run into more problems with parents and their little kids. They're sitting with them in the theater and they still allow them to chatter throughout the movie, kick the seats in front of them, or run up and down the aisle. These parents need a good slapping.

Pia Guerra
11-08-2009, 05:56 PM
Tossing people was my favourite part of working in a movie theater.

That and finding all the allowance money the larger groups of kids dropped under the seats. Harried parents were always too busy herding the rugrats to get them to check.

DungeonMasterJim
11-08-2009, 06:03 PM
Talk about texting...

Once a dude's phone rang and the guy answered and started a conversation. During the fucking movie.
It felt unreal. It annoyed me and I wasn't even close to the guy. I believe people were shocked or frightened (a dude that doesn't give a fuck and answers his phone in a movie theatre wouldn't probably mind killing you with his thumb in front of everybody...) no one said a thing.

I simply avoid going to the movies on a Saturday. Best time : Sunday morning when all those teenage monsters are sleeping.

This is about the only time I see movies these days. It's almost always totally awesome. My best time was just me and one other movie viewer in the whole theater. There tends to be 10 people or less usually when I go to the first Sunday showing.

DM Jim

UltimateQuintessa
11-08-2009, 06:38 PM
I live in a little place called the suburbs. It's almost like a magical fairytale kind of land. You see when your walking down the street people smile and wavy hello to you. It's rare to here of any major crime happening here. And when you go to the movies every is always well behaved and quiet. Maybe some of you should try moving here. It truly is a wonderful place.

RickLM
11-08-2009, 06:42 PM
I live in a little place called the suburbs. It's almost like a magical fairytale kind of land. You see when your walking down the street people smile and wavy hello to you. It's rare to here of any major crime happening here. And when you go to the movies every is always well behaved and quiet. Maybe some of you should try moving here. It truly is a wonderful place.


Kids haven't been well-behaved in about 40 years. I think you're Ward Cleaver writing from the past. Or maybe a Mormon from Utah.

J. R. Scherer
11-08-2009, 08:43 PM
I live in a little place called the suburbs. It's almost like a magical fairytale kind of land. You see when your walking down the street people smile and wavy hello to you. It's rare to here of any major crime happening here. And when you go to the movies every is always well behaved and quiet. Maybe some of you should try moving here. It truly is a wonderful place.

Eh. I go see movies on a pretty regular basis and have only had bad experiences like these less than a handful of times.

Ben
11-08-2009, 08:52 PM
It's weird. I've been going to movies my whole life and never had that bad a problem with talkers. There's been a few weirdos, some bad coughers, and maybe a few people that talked a little too loud once or twice. But nothing that would make me stop going to theaters or stop wanting to see movies opening weekend.

frzamonkey
11-08-2009, 09:13 PM
i work at an amusement park/arcade. teenagers can suck a bag of dicks.

i almost got in a fight with a kid at a movie theater. I did tell him to "shut the fuck up.", though...

Ryan Elliott
11-08-2009, 09:16 PM
i work at an amusement park/arcade. teenagers can suck a bag of dicks.

i almost got in a fight with a kid at a movie theater. I did tell him to "shut the fuck up.", though...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzbURUrgQao

Foolish Mortal
11-08-2009, 10:10 PM
To tell the truth, screamin' babies and dickheads on cellphones in movie theaters have bugged me more than teenagers.

CapnChaos
11-08-2009, 10:17 PM
To tell the truth, screamin' babies and dickheads on cellphones in movie theaters have bugged me more than teenagers.

For me it's a combo of the three.

I will not see the last couple of Harry Potter movies opening week after having to fend off screamin' babies and teenagers texting on cellphones without even turning off the ringer for Half-Blood Prince.

HoldFastNow
11-09-2009, 05:57 AM
I'm incredibly sensitive to noise in theaters. I went and saw A Serious Man last night and the crowd was definitely older so teenagers weren't a problem.

But I have noticed that sometimes old people, like 60 and up, can be a real problem too, more so lately than teenagers, actually. Maybe it's the movies I go to. I feel strange telling a elderly couple to "please shut up," but it has to be done. Then, often, they'll just whisper lightly, but I can still hear them and it's really fucking annoying.

I wish theaters would enforce a no talking policy more strictly.

Edit: A Serious Man was absolutely amazing, by the way.

When I saw The Dark Knight there was an elderly couple in front of me and every time a new character came on screen the wife would yell at the husband "I think that guy becomes the Jokester!" Especially with Harvey Dent, she called him "The Jokester" every time he was on screen until him and The Joker were on screen at the same time in the same frame.

panco
11-09-2009, 06:03 AM
"I think that guy becomes the Jokester!"

That's kinda cute.
The real problem with old people in theaters is the non-stop farting.

thatguyfromsyracuse
11-09-2009, 06:11 AM
Teenagers, fuckhead adults, and people who bring babies=Things I hate about the movies. But, going early on a Sunday normally weeds all those people out of the equation. My buddy has absolutely no problem telling people to shut the fuck up when they are talking though.

Greygor
11-09-2009, 06:14 AM
See Cinema's are missing a trick, instead of charging extra for 3-D glasses they should also rent these

http://www.stoth.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/f8483_hello-kitty-taser.jpg

Greygor
11-09-2009, 06:15 AM
Hmm Double post?

MIKE D
11-09-2009, 06:25 AM
I've been in movies with plenty of brats, but then I've been in movies where kids were actually OK. And I've been in plenty where adults were equally obnoxious. (Fourthman's righteous explosion at two yabbering yentas during INGLORIOUS BASTERDS comes to mind.)

In short, it's not a an age thing, it's a people thing. Too many people are just inconsiderate assholes. Thank God for DVD.

EDIT: Of course this point's been made several times in 9 pages. So just add me to the chorus.

Gunter
11-09-2009, 06:32 AM
See Cinema's are missing a trick, instead of charging extra for 3-D glasses they should also rent these

http://www.stoth.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/f8483_hello-kitty-taser.jpg

Combine it with a cell phone jammer and it will sell better than popcorn.

Generic Poster
11-09-2009, 06:39 AM
I went to see a flick a few months ago. A woman my age (mid-30s) had her purse sitting in the chair between us. She had her I-phone sitting on top of it, with the screen blazing directly in my eyes like a spotlight. Distracting as hell. I finally leaned over and asked if she would shutting it off, or at least zipping it up in her purse. She made this exasperated huffing sound and pushed it down in her bag a little more. Like I was the rude one!

:hulk:

afroloq
11-09-2009, 06:39 AM
You know reading thru this thread it would be easy to say that we weren't innocent when we were their age....but...reading thru this I have come to the conclusion that we were a lot more respectful of rules and each other when we were out in public.

IMO some of this gen's teenagers (and adults) are being coddled by the law by those too afraid of them to do something about it.

On one hand you don't want to give them a good pop like they deserve because they will either arrest you for assault on a minor or said minor just may shoot or shank you and on the other hand you wouldn't want this to happen to your child.

However, why should we have to go out of our way to enjoy ourselves because society is afraid and overprotective to teens?

Insome instances if teens want to 'act like adults', then let's treat them as such.

thatguyfromsyracuse
11-09-2009, 06:42 AM
You know reading thru this thread it would be easy to say that we weren't innocent when we were their age....but...reading thru this I have come to the conclusion that we were a lot more respectful of rules and each other when we were out in public.

IMO some of this gen's teenagers (and adults) are being coddled by the law by those too afraid of them to do something about it.

On one hand you don't want to give them a good pop like they deserve because they will either arrest you for assault on a minor or said minor just may shoot or shank you and on the other hand you wouldn't want this to happen to your child.

However, why should we have to go out of our way to enjoy ourselves because society is afraid and overprotective to teens?

Insome instances if teens want to 'act like adults', then let's treat them as such.

Second.

Greygor
11-09-2009, 06:44 AM
I think the thing is when I was younger I would try to get away with things, but listened to an adult when told to stop, usually from fear of punishment.

Nowadays kids have so much idea of what they can do without fear of punishment there seems to be less respect of adults.

BenC (formerly Ape-X)
11-09-2009, 06:45 AM
Times are few and far between where someone on the Bendis Board unapologetically admits to acting like a douchebag, but I think this is one of those times.

Agreed.

Joe Kalicki
11-09-2009, 06:48 AM
Child abuse really is the solution to so many of Earth's problems.

afroloq
11-09-2009, 06:53 AM
I think the thing is when I was younger I would try to get away with things, but listened to an adult when told to stop, usually from fear of punishment.

Nowadays kids have so much idea of what they can do without fear of punishment there seems to be less respect of adults.

I have to second that...there was a time you did things because the one fear that we had was that you JUST may run into somebody who knew your parents and before you got (before there was the speed of texting...LOL) home they already KNEW what you had done and was ready to deal with you.

That's just like an altercation I got into with some kids on Halloween, my brother and I had my nephews and neice all under the age of 6 on a train coming home from the zoo and these girls no older the 15 (6 of them) were on the train talking a cursing loudly....we RESPECTFULLY asked them to be quiet because of our children and we didn't want to hear their convo...don't you know we had to get the train stopped to have them removed?

And the sad part is even though it ruined an otherwise good day because we had to take time to tell the kids what happened, those teens probably went elsewhere and continued like it didn't happen...sigh

Some of them just need a good @sswhuppin' like mama used to dish out.

An honest truth from me...this is in part of why I don't want to have kids. It's not that I fear how my kids will turn out because I think I would make a great father, but I moreso fear these non respectful people out here who have no regard or respect for others.

Treacle
11-09-2009, 06:55 AM
Child abuse really is the solution to so many of Earth's problems.

I'm glad you said this.

Kurt Russell Crowe
11-09-2009, 07:11 AM
I'm genuinely scared of where the whole nonstop phone usage thing will lead us, I guess just because I see it effect some really smart and otherwise awesome friends of mine who I now avoid hanging out with sometimes. Anywho, I've only ever had a few really bad theater experiences, but I always try and see a movie when as few people as possible will be there. The only time I ever feel claustrophobic/agoraphobic is at the movies, especially if you get their early, sit in the middle and have people keep coming in filling up the joint like they're walling you in.

twigglet
11-09-2009, 07:25 AM
I talk sometimes during a film. I'm scared of who now thinks I'm a douchebag.

Greygor
11-09-2009, 07:29 AM
Child abuse really is the solution to so many of Earth's problems.

Well this discussion does have the possibility to spin out into a whole new debate where various trigger words get thrown out by both sides

Abuse = Punish

Hit = Slap/Smack

Beat = Slap/Smack

But I'd rather not go there. What I do see and what I do hear is that there is a percentage of children who act today without fear of authority or consequence or respect.

Now I'm not sure that percentage is as large as many old fuddy-duddies like myself make out. But it does exist.

It's root cause is of course open to debate.

Rosemary's Baby
11-09-2009, 07:31 AM
I talk sometimes during a film. I'm scared of who now thinks I'm a douchebag.

Probably everyone that isn't talking.

twigglet
11-09-2009, 07:33 AM
Probably everyone that isn't talking.

I do it very quietly. I don't think anyone minds that much.

Gregory
11-09-2009, 07:39 AM
I've had much more problems with older people talking on their cell phones at movies. Cluelessly, loudly, extendedly.

MIKE D
11-09-2009, 07:48 AM
I do it very quietly. I don't think anyone minds that much.


This is what every douche that talks during the movie thinks.

Rosemary's Baby
11-09-2009, 07:49 AM
I do it very quietly. I don't think anyone minds that much.

Very quietly isn't that quiet in a theater. I'm sure the people around you mind.

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
11-09-2009, 08:00 AM
I talk sometimes during a film. I'm scared of who now thinks I'm a douchebag.

That is disrespectful to others around you.

thatguyfromsyracuse
11-09-2009, 08:02 AM
I like to wear noisy clothing to the movies, and eat food that comes out of really noisy wrappers. Then I move around a lot, as I sit directly behind you, or next to you, and accidentally kick your seat.

Foolish Mortal
11-09-2009, 08:50 AM
I like to wear noisy clothing to the movies, and eat food that comes out of really noisy wrappers. Then I move around a lot, as I sit directly behind you, or next to you, and accidentally kick your seat.
http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/6650/shovelxg5.gif

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
11-09-2009, 08:51 AM
I like to wear noisy clothing to the movies, and eat food that comes out of really noisy wrappers. Then I move around a lot, as I sit directly behind you, or next to you, and accidentally kick your seat.

At least you don't talk on your cell phone.

MIKE D
11-09-2009, 08:53 AM
At least you don't talk on your cell phone.

His noisy clothing is actually a jacket made out of ringing cell phones.

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
11-09-2009, 08:54 AM
His noisy clothing is actually a jacket made out of ringing cell phones.

:lol:

DungeonMasterJim
11-09-2009, 12:31 PM
I do it very quietly. I don't think anyone minds that much.

One of my friends is a 'commenter' during movies. Usually it's like 'riiight' or a short sentence but I always try to sit away from him for a sound buffer. It gets annoying real fast.

DM Jim

thatguyfromsyracuse
11-09-2009, 12:50 PM
His noisy clothing is actually a jacket made out of ringing cell phones.

And the ringtone is crying babies and conversations on cell phones.

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
11-09-2009, 12:54 PM
And the ringtone is crying babies and conversations on cell phones.

You should market that towards adults and teenagers.

maverick-99
11-09-2009, 12:55 PM
Any of you have stories about people and their lack of manners while watching movies?

When my wife and I went to see Iron Man, there was some Mexican dude behind us who seemed to be translating the movie for his wife/girlfriend. I thought it was hilarious, but my wife was pissed off most of the flick, and vowed to never sit next to any Mexicans in the theater again.

maverick-99
11-09-2009, 01:00 PM
....

Generic Poster
11-09-2009, 01:06 PM
I do it very quietly. I don't think anyone minds that much.

"Wait, he's really working for Internal Affairs??"

"What did he just say while I was asking that question?"

Marc Lombardi
11-09-2009, 01:07 PM
When my wife and I went to see Iron Man, there was some Mexican dude behind us who seemed to be translating the movie for his wife/girlfriend. I thought it was hilarious, but my wife was pissed off most of the flick, and vowed to never sit next to any Mexicans in the theater again.

What if they're only Puerto Rican?

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
11-09-2009, 01:07 PM
What if they're only Puerto Rican?

Or from Spain?

The Funketeer
11-09-2009, 01:07 PM
Good things teenagers should do when they crave of rule-breaking :
_Drugs
_Graffitti
_Underage sex
_Shoplifting
_Booze

Bad things :
_Annoying the shit out of me in Theatres.

If only you could fit that on a little rubber bracelet.

Ryan Elliott
11-09-2009, 01:09 PM
Or from Spain?


Or South American?

The Funketeer
11-09-2009, 01:09 PM
I run into more problems with parents and their little kids. They're sitting with them in the theater and they still allow them to chatter throughout the movie, kick the seats in front of them, or run up and down the aisle. These parents need a good slapping.

I'll second that. It seems in the last few years, it's become acceptable for parents to bring their very young children to 10:00 shows.

CapnChaos
11-09-2009, 01:09 PM
What if he's a Mexi-can't?

Marc Lombardi
11-09-2009, 01:11 PM
Or South American?

Or Portugese. I can never tell Mexicans and Portugese apart.

Ryan Elliott
11-09-2009, 01:12 PM
Or Portugese. I can never tell Mexicans and Portugese apart.


http://static.open.salon.com/files/thatsracistgm751224856460.gif

Rosemary's Baby
11-09-2009, 01:13 PM
What if they're only Puerto Rican?

I think the use of the word "only" is funny in this post.

Girlfriend In A Coma
11-09-2009, 01:14 PM
I was going to see a movie (I think it was Rob Zombie's Halloween. The theater had posted a sign up that week saying that parents could only buy tickets to R-Rated movies for their kids if they were going to go to the same movie with them. They couldn't drop them in there and go see something else. The lady behind me was in her 70's and just bitching about it with her dragon-friends. They were going to see whatever chick flick was playing at the time. They had been yammering on about that until they started bitching about the sign...Anyway, she couldn't understand it. I said that the behavior of teenagers at this theater has been horrible and they were having to take steps to put a stop to it because there had been lots of complaints. She was shocked and said, "And adult shouldn't have to go see the R-Rated movie just because they buy a ticket for their kid. What are you going to see?" Of course, I replied, "An R-Rated Movie." and so they all laughed but I also added that as an adult who wants to see an R-Rated film, I shouldn't have to put up with kids who weren't old enough to be there just because their parents want to get them out of their hair.

I hate everyone at the movies who is not with me. Always.

But I did laugh when I went to see the box and a very outspoken woman said, "OH NO YOU DON'T! Get off my lawn!" when Frank Langella showed up at one point in the film. Tee hee.

J. R. Scherer
11-09-2009, 05:02 PM
...and just bitching about it with her dragon-friends.

:rofl:

Bill!
11-09-2009, 05:16 PM
It's really the best reason that home entertainment has come such a long way. Blu ray, a big screen tv, a nice sound sytem, with these things you can avoid the horror of a movie with an audience experience. Between people talking, kicking seats, cell phones, and everyone having the compulsion to shove whatever shit they can find into their face, its just terrible going to the theatre.

The Crushtacean
11-09-2009, 05:51 PM
Fuck people who talk at the theatre or use cell phones. Fuck them in their stupid, annoying, disruptive faces.

Blue Flash
11-09-2009, 06:09 PM
meh... if people complained we wouldn't do it anymore... but like I said when it occurs (which isn't that often, although I may have made it seem like it happened alot) we try and keep really quiet...


but yeah, I guess that makes me a douche

I swear to God this is an honest question: Are you saying you have no functioning sense of ethics (as in: respect for other human beings?)

It's been a while since I've been a teen. I really don't know.

BTW, frequency means fuck all when what you do is disruptive, rude and obnoxious.

Having said that, there IS an art to heckling at a movie theatre and gettinga positive reaction from the rest of your audience members.

It is a very, very fine art that requires a kind of comic timing and sense of the room that even expert comedians would very often totally misjudge.

CapnChaos
11-09-2009, 06:14 PM
Having said that, there IS an art to heckling at a movie theatre and getting a positive reaction from the rest of your audience members.

It is a very, very fine art that requires a kind of comic timing and sense of the room that even expert comedians would very often totally misjudge.

And it also requires the wisdom to hold back and only pipe up once or twice over the length of an entire film lest you overdo it.

I love Mystery Science Theater 3000. But there's a reason they get paid to do what they do and 99.99999999999999999% of the population doesn't.

Blue Flash
11-09-2009, 06:20 PM
And it also requires the wisdom to hold back and only pipe up once or twice over the length of an entire film lest you overdo it.

I love Mystery Science Theater 3000. But there's a reason they get paid to do what they do and 99.99999999999999999% of the population doesn't.

Precisely.

This one B-film I saw in a rep theatre had a scene where a doctor put a stethoscope to a door to hear the spooky noises in the other room and someone yelled: "Yep: That's what a door sounds like!"

Everyone laughed.

It was the one and only heckle the entire film.

I can almost guarantee if that dude or anyone else tried for another, they'd fail. Hard.

mike black
11-09-2009, 06:25 PM
The Fourth Kind because my friend wanted to go see it and I had nothing else to do.

This exact same experience happened for me last night. At the exact same movie. (It was, by the way, completely lame.)

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
11-09-2009, 06:30 PM
This exact same experience happened for me last night. At the exact same movie. (It was, by the way, completely lame.)

I agree Mike and did you tell a teenager to shut up like I did?

mike black
11-09-2009, 06:32 PM
I agree Mike and did you tell a teenager to shut up like I did?

I started throwing Whoppers at the two kids in the front row with their cell phones on the whole time. They eventually got up and left.

I didn't have the balls to tell the 10 year old who kept kicking the back of my chair to stop, though. :?

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
11-09-2009, 06:48 PM
I started throwing Whoppers at the two kids in the front row with their cell phones on the whole time. They eventually got up and left.

I didn't have the balls to tell the 10 year old who kept kicking the back of my chair to stop, though. :?

I should have thrown some of my candy at her too and you can always make up for not saying anything to the kid some other time.

Fourthman
11-09-2009, 08:40 PM
I've been in movies with plenty of brats, but then I've been in movies where kids were actually OK. And I've been in plenty where adults were equally obnoxious. (Fourthman's righteous explosion at two yabbering yentas during INGLORIOUS BASTERDS comes to mind.)

In short, it's not a an age thing, it's a people thing. Too many people are just inconsiderate assholes. Thank God for DVD.

EDIT: Of course this point's been made several times in 9 pages. So just add me to the chorus.

Now I'm angry at the assbag who told me to shut up all over again.

Greygor
11-09-2009, 11:51 PM
Or Portugese. I can never tell Mexicans and Portugese apart.

One speaks Spanish, the other Portuguese ?

MIKE D
11-10-2009, 04:37 AM
Now I'm angry at the assbag who told me to shut up all over again.

You mean the sopping vagina that RAN out of his seat the minute the credits rolled?

Marc Lombardi
11-10-2009, 05:09 AM
One speaks Spanish, the other Portuguese ?

Well, then, how can you tell Brazillians from Portugese?

Evan the Shaggy
11-10-2009, 05:10 AM
One time I was sitting in a theater and a bald guy jumped up in front of the screen and started yelling, "Susan! SUSAN? I know you're there. Laughing at me! Lying and laughing and lying! You're killing independent George!"

What the heck?

Generic Poster
11-10-2009, 05:48 AM
Now I'm angry at the assbag who told me to shut up all over again.

I was in one R-rated movie where a mom was letting her 4 year-old run up and down the aisle singing to himself. I finally said "You need to get your kid to shut the hell up!"

She said she was going to report me to the manager for cursing at her child.

I have never been so glad that I do not carry a gun in my life.

Deej
11-10-2009, 05:48 AM
I think teenagers are missing manners in general...not just in the movie theater!

Raisor
11-10-2009, 05:49 AM
One time I was sitting in a theater and a bald guy jumped up in front of the screen and started yelling, "Susan! SUSAN? I know you're there. Laughing at me! Lying and laughing and lying! You're killing independent George!"

What the heck?

George is getting angry!

Pia Guerra
11-10-2009, 05:51 AM
Well, then, how can you tell Brazillians from Portugese?

Brazillians are more tanned.

CapnChaos
11-10-2009, 06:26 AM
Well, then, how can you tell Brazillians from Portugese?

There's a strip...

Fourthman
11-10-2009, 08:06 AM
I was in one R-rated movie were a mom was letting her 4 year-old run up and down the aisle singing to himself. I finally said "You need to get you kid to shut the hell up!"

She said she was going to report me to the manager for cursing at her child.

I have never been so glad that I do not carry a gun in my life.

When Mike and I (and our friend Rich) were at IB, these two women behind us kept yammering through the whole film. And early on, the guy of the couple on my opposite side (whose girlfriend is sitting right next to me) let his cell go off without silencing it, and he checked it a few times illuminating our entire row. So near the end of the film, I finally lost it on the women behind us and screamed "Shut Up". The woman talking at the time seemed taken aback and about 10 seconds later taps my shoulder and says, "Sir, I'm sorry if you were-"
I cut her off by saying "SHUT THE FUCK UP". And then douchenozzle with the phone says - "You shut up!" To her credit, the girlfriend tried to shush him. And as Mike intimated, they shot out of there as the credits rolled.

Supajoe
11-10-2009, 08:08 AM
One time I was sitting in a theater and a bald guy jumped up in front of the screen and started yelling, "Susan! SUSAN? I know you're there. Laughing at me! Lying and laughing and lying! You're killing independent George!"

What the heck?

i'll bet he had the wrong theater! :-)

Rosemary's Baby
11-10-2009, 08:10 AM
When Mike and I (and our friend Rich) were at IB, these two women behind us kept yammering through the whole film. And early on, the guy of the couple on my opposite side (whose girlfriend is sitting right next to me) let his cell go off without silencing it, and he checked it a few times illuminating our entire row. So near the end of the film, I finally lost it on the women behind us and screamed "Shut Up". The woman talking at the time seemed taken aback and about 10 seconds later taps my shoulder and says, "Sir, I'm sorry if you were-"
I cut her off by saying "SHUT THE FUCK UP". And then douchenozzle with the phone says - "You shut up!" To her credit, the girlfriend tried to shush him. And as Mike intimated, they shot out of there as the credits rolled.

See, that's the problem. You can't reprimand someone being rude without disrupting the film further, but these people do need put in their place.

thatguyfromsyracuse
11-10-2009, 08:43 AM
When Mike and I (and our friend Rich) were at IB, these two women behind us kept yammering through the whole film. And early on, the guy of the couple on my opposite side (whose girlfriend is sitting right next to me) let his cell go off without silencing it, and he checked it a few times illuminating our entire row. So near the end of the film, I finally lost it on the women behind us and screamed "Shut Up". The woman talking at the time seemed taken aback and about 10 seconds later taps my shoulder and says, "Sir, I'm sorry if you were-"
I cut her off by saying "SHUT THE FUCK UP". And then douchenozzle with the phone says - "You shut up!" To her credit, the girlfriend tried to shush him. And as Mike intimated, they shot out of there as the credits rolled.

:lol:

Dreaded Anomaly
11-10-2009, 09:25 AM
See, that's the problem. You can't reprimand someone being rude without disrupting the film further, but these people do need put in their place.

This is why they invented cattle prods.

thatguyfromsyracuse
11-10-2009, 09:40 AM
This is why they invented cattle prods.

I prefer a blackjack. It's silent, and they won't hear it coming.

CapnChaos
11-10-2009, 09:47 AM
This is why they invented cattle prods.

A bag of Valencia oranges. It'll show 'em who's boss and won't leave a bruise!
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/familyguy/images/thumb/4/44/Bing_Crosby.jpg/180px-Bing_Crosby.jpg

Ben
11-10-2009, 10:06 AM
I started throwing Whoppers at the two kids in the front row with their cell phones on the whole time. They eventually got up and left.

I didn't have the balls to tell the 10 year old who kept kicking the back of my chair to stop, though. :?The candy or the hamburger?

Ben
11-10-2009, 10:08 AM
One time I was sitting in a theater and a bald guy jumped up in front of the screen and started yelling, "Susan! SUSAN? I know you're there. Laughing at me! Lying and laughing and lying! You're killing independent George!"

What the heck?http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i171/thedailynow/benaward.gif

thatguyfromsyracuse
11-10-2009, 10:08 AM
The candy or the hamburger?

If it was the hamburger, he would have thrown an Angry Whopper.

Ryan Elliott
11-10-2009, 10:09 AM
The candy or the hamburger?


For half a second I thought he meant hamburgers too. :rofl:

Ben
11-10-2009, 10:12 AM
For half a second I thought he meant hamburgers too. :rofl:Another possibility is that he was yelling completely implausible, outrageous lies at the kids.

Ryan Elliott
11-10-2009, 10:14 AM
Another possibility is that he was yelling completely implausible, outrageous lies at the kids.


That's a whopper of a story right there!
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Ryudo
11-10-2009, 10:47 AM
I'll second that. It seems in the last few years, it's become acceptable for parents to bring their very young children to 10:00 shows.

Yeah. It's silly. It was a 7-something show, but a couple brought their baby (carseat and all) to Star Trek.

You don't think space explosions won't scare the kid? Yeesh.

The Funketeer
11-13-2009, 07:26 PM
So tonight the wife and I go to see Where the Wild Things Are (AWESOME BTW) and a couple minutes into the movie, two women come in and start sitting in the row behind us. They chatter incessantly and keep bumping the seat. I figure out pretty quickly that the woman behind me is in a wheelchair and that's what's bumping the seat as they get her positioned. That doesn't bother me so much as the talking. I wait a minute or two after they're seated but they continue to talk to each other so I turn around and shush them. The woman in the wheelchair says, "I'm sorry. I'm handicapped." I'm not sure how the damage to her legs caused her mouth to move more but they finally stop talking and move on to eating the popcorn louder than I thought possible.

bradical
11-13-2009, 07:29 PM
So tonight the wife and I go to see Where the Wild Things Are (AWESOME BTW) and a couple minutes into the movie, two women come in and start sitting in the row behind us. They chatter incessantly and keep bumping the seat. I figure out pretty quickly that the woman behind me is in a wheelchair and that's what's bumping the seat as they get her positioned. That doesn't bother me so much as the talking. I wait a minute or two after they're seated but they continue to talk to each other so I turn around and shush them. The woman in the wheelchair says, "I'm sorry. I'm handicapped." I'm not sure how the damage to her legs caused her mouth to move more but they finally stop talking and move on to eating the popcorn louder than I thought possible.

thank god you waited a whole couple minutes. i'd hate to see what could have happened had you waited three or even, gasp, four, and let them get situated. glad you enjoyed the movie though. your legs worked afterward, right?

Kirblar
11-13-2009, 07:34 PM
thank god you waited a whole couple minutes. i'd hate to see what could have happened had you waited three or even, gasp, four, and let them get situated. glad you enjoyed the movie though. your legs worked afterward, right?
I didn't realize when being unable to move your legs kept you from being unable to shut your mouth.

bradical
11-13-2009, 07:38 PM
I didn't realize when being unable to move your legs kept you from being unable to shut your mouth.

it takes a little while to make sure things adjusted and everything's a go when your body doesn't work right. i understand not having patience for teens or talkers, but the handicapped get a couple extra minutes. after that, they get the same everyone else does.

also, nice pokemon. "poke"

The Funketeer
11-14-2009, 06:53 AM
thank god you waited a whole couple minutes. i'd hate to see what could have happened had you waited three or even, gasp, four, and let them get situated. glad you enjoyed the movie though. your legs worked afterward, right?

If you need extra time to get situated, don't show up after the movie starts. By the time I turned around, they were situated just fine.

The Funketeer
11-14-2009, 06:55 AM
it takes a little while to make sure things adjusted and everything's a go when your body doesn't work right. i understand not having patience for teens or talkers, but the handicapped get a couple extra minutes. after that, they get the same everyone else does.

also, nice pokemon. "poke"

They did get a couple extra minutes. Normally I would have turned around right away. I don't care if it's dark and you can't find a seat. When the movie's started, the people who paid to watch it don't want to listen to you. It's your problem that your eyes need to adjust, not ours.

MIKE D
11-14-2009, 08:58 AM
So tonight the wife and I go to see Where the Wild Things Are (AWESOME BTW) and a couple minutes into the movie, two women come in and start sitting in the row behind us. They chatter incessantly and keep bumping the seat. I figure out pretty quickly that the woman behind me is in a wheelchair and that's what's bumping the seat as they get her positioned. That doesn't bother me so much as the talking. I wait a minute or two after they're seated but they continue to talk to each other so I turn around and shush them. The woman in the wheelchair says, "I'm sorry. I'm handicapped." I'm not sure how the damage to her legs caused her mouth to move more but they finally stop talking and move on to eating the popcorn louder than I thought possible.

That's a Larry David moment right there.