Saturday, July 25, 2009

Movie Theatre Rant

Matthew and I had a date night last evening! We have not been to a movie theatre together in two years, so the movie I wanted to see was playing in Dawson Creek and the family was happy to watch the kids for us.

We got Cavan to sleep around 8pm, left Hunter with the family and bombed into town to watch Transformers 2. I had wanted to see it so bad! Now, I have no complaints about the movie. I know, it had horrible reviews but I found it entertaining.

What I am complaining about are all the idiots who cannot leave their cell phone turned off!! All around me people were texting every few minutes. One guy behind us was talking on his cell phone saying, "I can't hear you very well." Well my wonderfully blunt husband turned around the told the guy he would hear him much better if he went outside!

Seriously, can't you cell phone users and texters leave your phone/gadget alone for two and a half hours?? We don't own cell phones and manage to survive just fine.

And in addition to the gadget freaks, there was a gaggle of teen boys ahead of us that were farting up a storm. Good god they stunk!

I used to love watching movies on the big screen, but in my old age I think I am going to leave the theatre to those gadget freaks and stinking young punks and settle for a night at home with my hubby watching a movie together once the kids go to bed. Man, at nearly 30 I sure feel old.

14 comments:

dogsled_stacie said...

Come to a movie in Whitehorse! I went Friday night, there were like 20 people in the mostly-empty theatre. Quiet and mellow... perfect!!!

However, it could have been due to the crap movie "The Ugly Truth" that I saw... lol!

jen said...

I had an experiance like this last year when I was down south and pregnant with Ezri. It was a hoard of noisy teens (and I'm talking exceptionally noisy to they point where they would yell back at "shushers"). My friend finally got up and got the usher, who came in a told them to keep quiet.
Then the teenagers proceeded to meet us in the parking lot after the movie. One individual came over and started yelling at us for "telling" on them and then threw an insult at me that I must be 30, obviously because I like to watch movies without people talking. When I then asked the teen, who's voice had yet broken if he was 12, he replied completely flustered that he was 17. How dare I! lol
What is wrong with this world..I'm with you Kara, stay home.

Kennie said...

Ahh, had a similar experience watching Harry Potter a couple of weeks ago .. big group of teen-age boys (two whole rows of them) all sitting in front of us laughing all the time, screaming out Hermione is Hot and just being general a##es.

I guess it depends on the movie .. cause when I saw Public Enemies .. there wasn't a peep to be heard in the full theater .. who knows.

Jen - you should have totally laid the smack down on the kid!

Way Way Up said...

I feel your pain. I had an experience last summer during a tour where one goof in my little tour group answered his cell phone at least 2-3 times while I was taking a guided tour of a castle. Granted both the guide and the moron on the phone were speaking Hungarian so I couldn't understand it anyway but I found it all very distracting.

I say whether its movie theatres or guided tours, if someone doesn't turn off their cell and it rings and the person answers it and starts yapping away, then the other patrons should be allowed to jump to guy and see how far a cell phone can fly.

Murray said...

Now I remember why I haven't been to a theatre in a dozen years or so. I'd be some choked if I paid the sort of ticket prices they charge these days and had to put up with that!

Neverbeen2NYC said...

Whenever I go to a movie on a weekday afternoon there are fewer people and luckily few, if any people on their cellphones.

Gen said...

I miss drive-ins!

Morena said...

I hate kids... I don't remember being such an idiot when I was one. Have I just forgotten or are they worse now?

Aida said...

that is annoying!! i've havent been to the movies since last year. i went and watch sex and the city with some girlfriends, it was ok though, or maybe because 90% of the crowd are female and adults due to the content guide. this was in ottawa.

i think i am perfectly fine with staying home and watching a movie!

canadianinclogs said...

Did you by chance come to the Netherlands to watch the movie?? It's the same thing here.. it's horrid to try and to go the show. First of all the shows are over priced and so is the food.. so the least people could do is shut up for you to enjoy it! The thing is here, there aren't any ushers to shut up the noisy ones...hell they are probably just as bad.
I'd rather just stay home and watch a movie here... I can make my own popcorn and if anyone is talking while the movie is on, I can send them to their room!

Tigger said...

Here Here!!! Tim and I stopped going to the movies about 10 years ago for that very reason. I have to wait longer to see the movies on DVD but, I have the added joy of my own snacks, pee breaks whenever I need them and I can watch in my pjs!!

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A.J. said...

this sounds like the time daddy and i went to see 300, not only was it a sucky movie but we had the most obnoxious guys behind us. needless to say i told them where to stick it haha

indigo said...

three things: matinees, earplugs and a facemask

that will get the little losers moving