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"Yes. When you tell a 22-year-old to turn off the phone, don’t ruin the movie, they hear please cut off your left arm above the elbow. You can’t tell a 22-year-old to turn off their cellphone. That’s not how they live their life."

 

Damn, put the phone down and engage with the folks around you, be social.

 

Unfortunately even business men now text from a meetings, we're all behaving like teenagers trying to multitask but we end undertasking.

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Unfortunately even business men now text from a meetings, we're all behaving like teenagers trying to multitask but we end undertasking.

The business men are searching Rentmen and asking the escort if their cock is really 9 inches for the 100th time........

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The business men are searching Rentmen and asking the escort if their cock is really 9 inches for the 100th time........

 

I would just call the escort and listen to his voice to find out if there's chemistry or not, and I would ask him about his cock and everything else I have in mind.

 

If the business men gets a subpoena, divorce, applies for higher position, or messes with the wrong person, all his texts will be out and everybody will know he "asked the escort for 10oth time if his cock is really 9 inches..."

 

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They need to lower the prices of tickets if they're going to do this. Aren't the movies meant to be an escape from the outside world.

 

not only that but also some of the cheapest ways to go out and have fun outside the home, movie theaters usually thrive during recessions.

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I think that another room specifically for texting would be fine but make sure that if the noon showing of a certain moving is texting friendly it better say so in the adverts. Now as for AMC I would give the experience a B grade. The new recline seats were awesome, my friends second beer came when he had asked for it and the layout of the theater was good as well as the food options. The only thing I hated was there was only one size option for popcorn. It was big enough to feed a damn village. Oh but wait! It had free refills :rolleyes: Great but I am one person and barely made a dent in the damn bucket and it cost I think $10 :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

 

Hugs,

Greg

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No texting, no phones is not enforced in any movie theater I've been to in the past few years. You'd actually have to get up, leave the theater, and find someone to complain to. I saw someone do it once. Missing ten minutes of movie time so you can create a huge distraction is even worse than dealing with some device-addicted asshole.

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Back in the 50s there were theaters with soundproof enclosed areas at the back of the auditorium that were for families with infants, and toddlers. They allowed the rest of the audience to enjoy the movie, and those with babies to enjoy a night at the movies. Maybe they could have a special section reserved for those who feel the need to be connected at all times.

I usually go to the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, and they have an usher make an announcement before the film starts, and for the most part the audience complies. But I must confess that I usually go later at night or in the early afternoon when the theaters tend to be less crowded.

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Going to the movies is going to be more fun than ever! Open-carry + stand-your-ground + theatre-texting = a whole barrel of monkeys worth of excitement.

 

Frankly, texting doesn't bother me as much as open conversation and a running commentary during a movie.

I made a rare visit to the ballet a few months ago and two ladies behind me were jabbering thru the entire first act. At intermission I gave them an angry lecture about ruining the performance for those around them and they meekly disappeared - I don't think they had any clue what they were doing. The lack of self-awareness that you sometimes see is astounding.

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Years ago we saw "The Golden Compass". The two women behind us were obviously fans of the book and kept up a running commentary during the whole movie, which was more and more irritating as the movie went along. The movie actually ends before covering the last chapter of the book, a big confrontation between the main characters. We were surprised (all of us had read the book), but we fell apart laughing at the two women's reaction - as the credits started rolling and it was obvious that last chapter wasn't part of the movie, they both exclaimed "What the hell?!?!?!"

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I also love how they stick to their policies and aren't afraid to ban customers for life from the theatre if they violate the no cellphone & talking policy. Because the customer isn't always right ;)

Indeed, the customer has a right to their opinions, the vendor can bitch-slap them. Not sure a life ban for talking is proportionate, but their place, their rules.

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Interesting social transition we’re in, no doubt.

 

Theaters have traditionally been places we go to escape the world for a time and immerse ourselves in an alternate reality. These days, conversely, we’re barreling toward persistent and universal connectivity. When these conflicting social phenomena meet third-row center, it’s like mixing oil and water.

 

I tend to go see movies after they’ve been out for a while, and usually try for weekday matinees. I also live in the ‘burbs, and one time actually found myself the only person in the theater. So it hasn’t been that big of a deal for me.

 

While theater owners do their best to minimize cell phone distractions, they can’t really declare war on customers with cell phones, and still expect to stay in business. I was wondering if they could set up a section in the theater where they jam signals and another one where they don’t, but confirmed my recollection that electronic jamming is illegal. It is legal to use passive blocking, but that could get expensive with steel plates or water barriers.

 

Hopefully, someone will find an economical solution to discourage texting in theaters. Perhaps they could just break people’s thumbs on the way in. http://www.boytoy.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif

 

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Years ago we saw "The Golden Compass". The two women behind us were obviously fans of the book and kept up a running commentary during the whole movie, which was more and more irritating as the movie went along. The movie actually ends before covering the last chapter of the book, a big confrontation between the main characters. We were surprised (all of us had read the book), but we fell apart laughing at the two women's reaction - as the credits started rolling and it was obvious that last chapter wasn't part of the movie, they both exclaimed "What the hell?!?!?!"

Many years ago I had gone to see Swann in Love , Volker Schlondorff's adaptation of Proust's Swann's Way. The film was in french with subtitles. I was seated in front of two young Japanese women. Apparently, one spoke English and the other did not. As a result I experienced a French film with English subtitles and simultaneous Japanese translation. An experience I would rather not repeat-ever. This was over 30 years ago, so rude behavior at the movies is nothing new.

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No texting, no phones is not enforced in any movie theater I've been to in the past few years. You'd actually have to get up, leave the theater, and find someone to complain to. I saw someone do it once. Missing ten minutes of movie time so you can create a huge distraction is even worse than dealing with some device-addicted asshole.

 

Phones ringing and people talking on them is disruptive. As long as the texting doesn't make noise, it doesn't usually generate enough light to matter to me.

 

In my experience, it's people who chatter away who are really disruptive. I have no problem going to find someone to kick them out or otherwise deal with them. I did it once for a group of teenagers who snuck in via a side door. In another case, a nearby man fell asleep and snored loudly. IIRC, I went over, woke him, and asked him to stay awake. Pretty sure I didn't get management that time.

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