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

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 17
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Ohhh and I CANNOT tolerate the coat thing! Fiance is severely allergic to smoke so it’s extremely disgusting and really bad for him when a smoker tries to throw their coat ontop of mine or his! EW!

Post # 18
2253 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m sick of the couples who bring crying babies into R rated movies or action flicks. Every time there’s a loud noise, it sets the baby off. It’s even worse when the parents only take them to the other side of the walkway rather than out the actual room. Yes the child is out of sight, but we can still hear it. Grrrr!

Post # 19
533 posts
Busy bee

I’ve stopped going to certain named cinemas, as when ever we’ve gone it’s been annoying as hell. I started off by a little shh, then it gets louder and longer till I eventually tell them to “shut the fuck up!” it’s worked a fair bit. But I want to enjoy the movie and not deal with that. 

Thankfully we go to this local cinema a lot, where I’ve never had a bad experience. If we’d had idiots screwing around others jump on them before it even starts. Everyone (well almost) that go want to see the movie. It’s sooo much better 🙂 

Post # 20
3580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@crayfish:  Uhhhh that’s exactly how I looked when I went to see Life of Pi yesterday. Haha

I loathe going to theaters. I hate crowds, it’s alwaus freezing and now there are always effing commercials instead of trailers. Seriously. There were four commercials (two for sprint??) and then two trailers. But I get really tired of On Demand and the summer movies all sucked that are now on DVD so I sucked it up.

Life of Pi was a B, by the way. Would have been B+ had I been on hallucinogens. Ha!

Post # 21
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Wait… What?! VIP theatres? What?!

That sounds amazing… I’ve never even heard of that. Small, midwestern town living…

Post # 22
11324 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@Cornmuffin09:  haha but the benefit of small, midwestern town living is that (I’m guessing) you probably have far less of these types of problems than bigger towns/cities. Of course there are rude people everywhere, but in my experience I have never seen rudeness so pervasive and blatant as more urban-setting theaters. I’m from a small town and I’m always kind of shocked when I go home about how much easier it is to move through public spaces because people are just a lot nicer/less rude! lol. The theater we go to now is a little bit farther from the city, and (more importantly I think) is a lot harder to get to by bus, and you just don’t see nearly the kinds of issues you do at the other theaters here. 

Post # 23
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I rarely have these experiences. I try to go to theatres in nice neighborhoods or further out suburbs, and occasionally have someone kick my chair but that’s it. I have been to see Harry Potter the second day after it opened and it was not at all crowded!

Are there any other theatres nearby that you could try, even if they are a further drive?

Post # 24
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

YES! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had tell people to stop talking or to stop texting since I’m not afraid to straight up call them out on it. If you want to talk and text and eat loud during a movie then watch one at home. I get SO irritated at the movies. (Yet me and my Fiance go all the time.. lol)

Post # 25
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@cbee:  We go to Eastgate and the theaters are rarely busy. Granted we usually go during the day on Sundays, but I think if you are willing to drive over to the Eastside it might be less crowded.

Post # 26
265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

It sounds like the problems are with the people who happen to be there. I’m usually pretty quiet, but I’ll say something (to them and then to management) if people are really being obnoxious. If you really can’t bring yourself to do this, then go when the theater is less crowded. My SO and I always go a week or two after the movie comes out and to the late showing (9-10pm), and we usually have a row to ourselves.

Also, since you have a Sundance theater, that’s the way to go. No commercials before the previews, reasonably priced (and better-tasting) food, and better movies. My SO and I will usually wait for a movie to come out on DVD if we can’t see it at Sundance. And really, if you tend to get snacks at the theater, Sundance isn’t any more expensive than most theaters.

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