One family brought all 6234233943 of their children. Ranging in age from about 8 years to 6 months. I kid you not. And that baby made noise the ENTIRE movie. Did they take it out of the theater? For 20 seconds and then the next time it made noise, they didn't move.
Then, everybody was texting the entire time. Do they not know it lights up the entire theater? Can you not be separated from your phone for 2 hours? I'm sure your friend could've waited just a little while if you were like "hey I'm at the movies. catch ya later."
Also, I understand wanting to be comfortable. I do. But when someone is sitting directly in front of you, don't put your sock feet up on the back of the chair. My mama don't want your nasty feet in her hair.
And these were only a few of the things we experienced. A few more annoying things happened, too.
So, here for you, I've composed some rules for movie-going.
- If you have kids, but are not going to see a kid movie, PLEASE hire a babysitter. One, your kid isn't going to know what's going on in the movie. And two, everyone else will thank you.
- Turn your phone off. Your conversation can wait. Plus, everyone will thank you for not blinding them.
- Don't put your feet on the chair in front of you unless there is no one sitting in it. It will save you from evil glares from the person in front of you when you accidentally kick them in the head.
- Please don't talk to those around you. This, like everything else, is obnoxious and distracting.
- I understand some people smoke. That's their decision. But please don't do it right outside the theater door. When I come out of a building, I'd prefer not to inhale smoke. My allergies will thank you for moving a little farther down the sidewalk.
- Ticket sellers, please alert me when I'm buying one of the last few tickets. The idea of sitting on the front row does not appeal to me. I'll come back another time. (This didn't happen tonight, but has happened previously, so I included it.)
- Movie theaters, if you are not going to play a movie at the times advertised, please remove those times from your website. If I'm going to drive 25 minutes to your theater, I expect you to be playing the movie when you say you will. (Also, did not happen tonight, but has happened previously on several occasions.)
These are the things that have bugged me the past few times I've been to the movies. Have you had any experiences like this lately? What bugs you at the movies?
**I don't mean to offend anyone with this post. These are my opinions, not meant to hurt any feelings.