I hate going to the movie theater. I still don’t understand why people have to eat during a movie. Seriously, you can’t wait 90 minutes to get something to eat? No? Okay. So you’d rather just piss off the other patrons by crumpling your chip bag and crunching your nachos and popcorn? Gee how respectful. Oh and be sure to talk throughout…and kick my seat…and text….and throw stuff.
Unfortunately, Corduroy, it’s not a matter of common courtesy so much as an addiction. Because people grow up watching movies and eating, they associate the two and it becomes on single act; I find it very difficult to watch a movie without having something to nosh on at least partially throughout. It’s the American mentality, we associate food with EVERYTHING and it SUCKS.
But I agree. I hate it when people text or read during a movie. It’s insulting to the film… I think the worst is talking at the screen, though. Seriously..
It depends on the movie for me. If it’s the new James Bond odds are I’ll want a snack. Especially if it’s anything like Quantum of solace, but If it turns out to be as good as Casino Royale, I’m going to have to make a choice. Movie….or snack?
Texting at the movies is a mortal sin, and the offenders will pay in the afterlife. As far as talking at the screen, again it all depends on what your watching. If your watching Coffy for example, you wanna yell at the screen. “NO! uh uh HE’S LYING SHOOT HIS ASS!”
I can safely say that I’ve never been in a theatre where people have thrown things though, thats just unheard of to me. What was it “Transfomers 2”?
Oh my god! Thank you. I hate Austin. This city only cares about camp, kitsch, and superficial alternative lifestyles. If you want a serious film crowd, your best bet is Regal at Great Hills.
Unfortunately I come to this realization the longer I live here. I personally like the Regal Arbor a lot myself despite it being, for the most part, run of the mill. I still can’t beat having seen films like Lawrence of Arabia at the Paramount this past summer though. I had a few screenings there where the audience was awful, but for the most part it was all right.