(Closed) Repeated bad experiences at the movies? (slight rant)

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have had mild distractons, but for the most part I love the movie theater we go to.

Maybe instead of arriving early, you can arrive right before the movie starts to choose who you would like to sit.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I hate going to the theaters! We always to get there early to get prime seats, only to have stranglers ask us to move down seats so there family of 20 can sit together. I usually oblige, but I secretly seeth the entire time. Oh, and don’t get me started on the people checking there cell phones, or texting during the movie. Or how about crying babies? or the talkers? 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

People piss me off so badly that i’ve actually stopped going to the movies. Between the people texting with bright phone screens, talking, chewing popcorn with their mouths open, ripping into crinkly wrapping on contraband candy, and kicking of seats, it’s just not worth it. We have an awesome sound system and TV at home – and there I can be in my stretchy yoga pants with no makeup 😉

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

but must see The Hobbit at movie theater. What to do??

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Aw, I worked at a movie theater for 4ish years. I loved saving people from bad experiences like that. People can seriously be so rude, and I don’t really understand why the movies bring that out? Do they sit at home kicking each other’s chairs when they watch tv? Probably not!

I had a guy do the leaning forward thing once. He was breathing on my face. I wanted to hit him, it was awful. My SO had to tell him several times to just sit in his chair like a normal person and eventually I think he was just antagonizing us on purpose. We had an usher request that he change seats because he was being (intentionally) distracting, and you know, he didn’t lean forward on the empty seat in front of him, so wtf.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t go to theaters anymore.  The last movie I saw in the theater was the last Star Wars movie — so like 5 years ago or so,

 

anyway,,,some idiot had a neWborn that cried through the entire first half of the movie.  I’ve never done this before, but I complained to staff.  They kicked her out, and she flipped me off when she left.

 

classy lady.  Brining a newborn to a midnight showing of a movie.  

 

 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Honestly some people have NO MANNERS in a movie theater. It drives me bonkers. We just driver farther to go to a theater where it happens less than the one near us. We live in a nice area but the theater close to us tends to have a lot of VERY rude people come to it (talking, answering phones, bringing in really inappropriate food that is distracting– like for example chinese food and hot wings that are really stinky), I saw one girl bring in a pillow and a blanket…? If someone is talking/on the phone I have no qualms about asking them to be quiet, but mostly they don’t care and/or are doing other things that I don’t even know how to respond to (wtf brings in chinese food to slurp up during a movie?). 

So yea, now we go to a different theater where it doesn’t happen. It’s annoying but it just is what it is. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Oh I can’t stand crappy people the movies. That’s why I’ve started going to the place that charges about twice as much as the cheaper theatre in the area, it’s a lot classier and take it a bit more serious. I got kicked out once along with another couple. The dumb part is that other couple was on a double date with another and they came in super late sat near the door next to us and were really loud. im pretty sure they stuck in. Anyway my boyfriend at the time and I were being normal and just watching the movie. I was really mad that I was blamed for another’s ignorance and the fact we were just told to leave not even to quiet down makes me think they felt like we stuck in.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@cbee:  wow, maybe you should stick to videos at home.

i like going to the vip theatres because there is a lot of personal space.  i like that they serve you your snacks right to your seat too.

 

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m not much of a movie theatre fan either.  i don’t find it comfortable at all in the best of times, and would much rather watch a movie in the comfort of my own home.  We have a big screen and surround sound, so it’s pretty good.

If I’m going to go to the theatre, especially for a movie that we know will be packed, i love to go to the VIP theatre in our area that has assigned seating, recliners with lots of space, and a two foot table between pairs of seats, so you don’t have to be close to the people beside you.  They deliver your snacks to your seat, and have a lounge to hang out in before the movie starts.  I think it’s like 18 bucks a ticket, but heavenly.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I used to have bad experiences at the movies (when I went, now I don’t bother). I’ve gotten stuck with the kicking kid, who I HAD to tell to stop kicking my seat, if the parents don’t say anything, I don’t care about parenting their kid FOR them. I almost ALWAYS would get stuck with the tallest person sitting infront of me and constantly moving back and forth so you can’t see, arg!!!! My favourite time was when Fiance and I went to see an action movie, and a whole bunch of teenage girls came in with maybe 2 guys. They kept trying to go back and forth from their seats and making us stand up to get by, and then they were on their phones the whole half hour before the movie started. They tried to get passed us once as soon as the movie started and Fiance blocked them, told the kids to shut up and go around. Then one of the girls tried taping the movie on her phone as a joke and Fiance grabbed it, threatened to throw it across the theatre, so she started crying and the usher saw her phone on video mode and kicked them all out (at this point I think he was just looking for an excuse to do it). Sometimes I’m glad I have a man that doesn’t tolerate ignorant teenagers LOL.

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