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Can I bring a joint into a theater?
Texters should stay home and socialize while watching movies. If they allow this, people that actually PAY to SEE the movie will go elsewhere.
Catering to people who can't keep their damn phone off for two hours is a huge mistake.
I'll be sure to brush up on my aim. Those peanut M&M make great missles.
OMG, hahah. I actually did this once last year. Except it was a Skittle. Hit the dude right in the back of the head, too. Freaked him out, and he finally put his ******* phone away. Twenty minutes into the movie, and he had not shut the damn thing off, and I'd had enough.
Like others have already said, if they allow it in certain showings/times, it will spread. They will feel entitled and take advantage. "If you give them an inch, they will take a mile." This is a slippery slope and there's no going back once you get on it. If Regal is stupid enough to go ahead with this, I have no qualms ending my business with them. There are enough Cinemark theatres in the area. I'm willing to drive further to enjoy a cell-free movie-going experience.
I've done that too.
The minute they allow this to happen is the minute i truly stop going to the Movies!!!!!!!! Hell they are coming out on DVD so fast these days, it will be good to save money. It's just a shame that i won't be able to take my kids to the movies to enjoy the cinamatic experiance that i grew up with.
What is maybe even worse than allowing texting is the ever present "tween" crowds of girls that enter the theater en masse and proceed to disrupt the movie with ther incessant talking, giggling and yes texting. We respectful adults either learn to put up with it or simply avoid going to the Friday/Saturday early evening showings. My experience is that the theater management doesn't care or can't get a handle on these groups and therefore it runs rampant. Parents: get control of your tweens or else I will!
Worst. Idea. Ever. The flaw in this thinking is that if you start welcoming some texting & phone after spending years trying to get people to stop doing it entirely, you then erase any progress that was made. IMO, the progress that has been made has been noticeable. Reconditioning kids to then think that it's OK to do at least some of the time is a huge mistake. The amount of texting will undoubtedly increase during the features where it's not OK and is who is going to enforce the rule then -- the pimply face teenage usher who walks through once per feature to check the emergency exit door? I doubt it. The enforcement of the no-texting rule has always been the fact that everyone else in the theater might hate you for doing it.
It's times like these that i envy the Amish... then i remember that i'm a tech-addicted, lazy ******* (and born again athiest). At least i have enough sense and manners NOT to fiddle with my gadget(s) during a movie! Texting wouldn't be that big of a deal at a Drive-In, but in a close-quartered cineplex? NO FRIGGIN` WAY!!!
This idea is horrible, firstly most of the rude people that whip out their cell phones aren't intelligent enough to turn the screen brightness down and it blinds everyone around them. Secondly what is next talking on your cellphone during the movie? And what do the studios have to say about this? So much for keeping down piracy, if they are encouraged to be on their phones. There will be no way to control it. So suck it up, if you want better revenue then do all or some of the following:make better movies, lower your prices, dont do post-conversion 3D, look for original content and stop with the remakes, hire friendlier and more knowledge people to work in you theaters then you will make more money!
Hear, hear!!! I agree! Provide a better quality product and people will come back to the theaters. Is it really that surprising that with the low quality garbage that comes out of Hollywood these days most hardworking adults cannot vaidate dropping almost $20 per person (depending on your theater)? Have more faith in yoru viewing audience. Stop taking us down the path to make Idiocracy a prophetic film. Allow Indipendent films a broader release, those are far more frequently good movies, but no one gets to see them because they are released in two theatre for a week.
why can't the "texters" just hold off for 90 minutes? are their lives that important. if so don't come into the movie theater that is mostly filled with hard working, respectful adults that are courtious to others. aren't the texters there to see a movie? they can't do 2 things at once. it's a total distraction and aggrevating. next time it happens i'm going to take the phone from the person and drop it in my super size soda, on accident that is.
texting may bring younger audiences to the movie theatre, but so will talking out loud, bringing your own food, and talking on the phone. The net result is that consideration for others will go out the window, and "adult" audiences will walk out.
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