(Closed) My friend is THAT person at the movies.

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Is this behavior okay?
    Yes. : (1 votes)
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    No. : (136 votes)
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  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - Thorpewood

    Not overreacting at all!  I’m crazy about people in theaters that are disrespectful.  I love, love, love going to the movies and they’re SO expensive nowasays that I want to get my money’s worth.  I’ve actually gone to complain about people texting before.

    I would just flat out refuse to go to the movies with her again unless you felt comfortable enough talking to her about her behavior and you felt certain she wouldn’t behave like that again.

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee

    I couldn’t go to the movies with someone like that. I would tell her you won’t go with her to a movie again unless she promises to turn off her phone and not bring in noisy foods. 

    Post # 6
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    That is so annoying. My uncle eats whole apples in the movies. All you hear is “CRUNCH” every five seconds when he bites into them. So embarrassing.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee

    My friend used to do some of those things but I told her if she keeps it up that I will never go to the movies with her anymore

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I have a friend like this. Not only does he text through out the whole movie, he doesn’t even bother to avert the phone or dim the lights on it. It catches everyone’s eyes. More annoying is the fact he falls asleep so easily anywhere and snores. Not just gentle snoring but the kind that is loud and have no pattern to them. It’s like listening to an intermittent machine gun. Top it all off, when anyone tells him anything, he just shrugs it off. After the last time, my husband and I decided never to go to the movies with him again!

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee

    Well… I do text in the movies sometimes, but I always turn the brightness down all the way.  Like yesterday, Darling Husband and I went to a movie.  My BFF is in Chicago on vacation, and she texted me saying she had a UTI, and what should she do? So I texted her saying to go to a CVS minute clinic.  I wasn’t going to trample over everyone to get out of the movie theater to text her.  That would have been more disruptive than a quick text.

    Loud eating is annoying, but I’m sure I’ve been guilty of that.  They sell nachos, and those are kind of crunchy.  Also, your friend should use a straw and ignore the ice.  That’s a little over the top.

    As for talking, that is a BIG no-no.  DH does NOT know how to whisper, and I have to pinch him sometimes to make him shut up, lol.

    But overall, I’m a really easy going person, and I don’t get distracted easily.  So none of these behaviors in other people really annoy me that much.  It’s a movie theater, and if you can’t handle things like this, you should probably just not go to movies.  I tend to give a LOT of grace to people.

    I know most people think differently from me, though, so I understand why you are embarrassed.  :). Just don’t go with her again!  🙂

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    That would have pissed me off immensely! I hate it when people make any sort of noise in cinemas, they’re so expensive that we a hardly ever go so I really want to enjoy it when we do go. I definitely wouldn’t go with her again.

    How much are tickets in the US just out of interest? It was £25 for two 3d tickets when I went recently.  So about 20 dollars a ticket. My phone doesn’t do dollar signs sorry!

     

    Post # 11
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @ChuckNorris:  Did you tell her to be quiet? I would have.

    The last time I was at a movie there was these talkers behind me. Finally I (very obviously) turned my head and glared at the them. They were quiet after that.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    @mrshunnybunches:  there is no good reason to text during a movie! It is very distracting to people around you. It’s a very selfish way of thinking. If something is important enought that it can not wait an hour to be addressed, you should leave the theater. Or how about simply not looking at your phone for 90 min??? This is such a pet peeve. 

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee

    @nicci218:  It depends… At a theater where you get reserved seats, it’s about $13-15, regular, no 3D.  For a normal theater, it’s $11 – 12.50.  DH and I usually go to a theater near our house that has matinees for $5.75.  If we want a non-matinee, I get pre-paid tix at work for $8.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @mrshunnybunches:  Yes I agree with  @mamadingdong: . It’s not as distracting as talking, but the light and the tapping can still be annoying. If it’s important, leave the theatre. If it’s not, wait.

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    during the second batman movie (midnight premiere) this skinny dude two seats down from me kept opening his phone up.

    i leaned over and asked him to put it away because the light was distracting.

    he opened it again.

    i leaned over and slapped it shut.

    he did this HUFF noise of annoyance.

    i said “keep it shut or i will sit on you.”

    he kept it shut.

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