People who have been raised in houses with televisions that are never an occasion for watching and absorbing, in which getting treats from the kitchen supersedes paying attention, and in which talking is nonstop can't watch a movie. People who don't read much can't stop to pay attention to things. Kids who are never outdoors can't be expected to feel comfortable indoors. It's a much larger problem than just texting in the movies. The inability of most Americans to just be where they are and not seek more and more distraction means that a spiritual dimension to life is lost. It's terribly, terribly sad.
I agree!!!!! NO DISRUPTIONS OF ANY KIND!!! Including talking! I rarely go to a crowded showing because the younger people (12-16 YO) are so rude about making noise and talking. But recently, I went to a crowded showing and a young girl would not shut up, I complained to the manager (about 17) and he did nothing, I then shouted "shut up" in her direction several times during the show, so many times in fact I thought I would be booted out myself. But apparently, I was in the right because no one complained about me. If I pay $10 to see a film, it is to hear the dialog on the screen and not that from the crowd!!
No! We must NEVER accept outright rudeness!!! What is happening to our society when people just can't seem to take a measly 2-3 hours away from communication?!!! I have a Droid, but I fondly.remember the days when we had smartly dressed ushers with flashlights that also.came in and quietly reminded folks to remember their manners and be mindful of others. Now days, people are interminably rude, and think only of themselves and what THEY want!!! It's pathetic!!!
I agree with all the comments above. The day if this happens and better not happen, is the day I will stop going to the movies. No phones should even be on in a movie even on silent mode. I have sat near people with the phones on silent. You still can hear their vibration of the phone go off. It is a big distraction. I am a big movie goer and I would hope other people have respect for others especially when the movies these days cost a lot of money. But that's another issue. Others who do read my comment who do use the phones in the theater, please respect the movie atmosphere and turn off your phone.
"And be sure to tell us if anyone texts during your screenings! It might be a practice to which we’ll one day have to grow accustomed."
Ummm - no. Not happening here.
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