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Old 31-07-2013, 09:39
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Why oh why do people pay an entry fee then constantly talk, munch loudly or generally just fanny about through the film? Me and the missus go every week any probably 50% of our visits are spoilt by idiots.

Last night one bloke went through 2 of them massive bags of popcorn that cineworld sell and just made a point of making even more noise when anyone gave him a glance or a shush, he was constantly talking in a booming voice to his girlfriend with random crap like whos that bloke. I hope all the popcorn expanded and he was in riving agony all night.

The bloke in front of me just spent most of the film tweeting about it with his Samsung Galaxy Surfboard screen on full blast blinding everyone behind him.

They should have a screen labelled just for the nobs and shove them in there.
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Old 31-07-2013, 09:58
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I feel your pain! I'm a laid back kind of person but wind me up and all hell breaks loose. So if its continuous i get up and make it quite clear they will get their popcorn/drink all over them. Its always worked before. But my mentality is why spend quite a bit of money to get in to the cinema and basically not watch the film.
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Old 31-07-2013, 10:17
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They should be kicked out.
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Old 31-07-2013, 10:46
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I can recall two instances of this happening.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World - Ruined by a couple of dozen 'youths' who weren't interested in the film, and made a racket throughout.

Skyfall - Ruined by several disabled people sitting in front and to the side of me who made a racket throughout the film. Fair enough, they couldn't help doing what they doing, but I wish they hadn't been there when I was there.
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Old 31-07-2013, 12:21
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When I went to see Man of Steel. A few rows in front of us was a guy and his girlfriend. Every 10-15 minutes one of them would get up and walk out and come back about 5 minutes later. They must have left about 5 or 6 times each in the 2 1/2 hours of the film. Why pay 8-12 and then only watch half a film?
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Old 31-07-2013, 13:26
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Why oh why do people pay an entry fee then constantly talk, munch loudly or generally just fanny about through the film? Me and the missus go every week any probably 50% of our visits are spoilt by idiots.

Last night one bloke went through 2 of them massive bags of popcorn that cineworld sell and just made a point of making even more noise when anyone gave him a glance or a shush, he was constantly talking in a booming voice to his girlfriend with random crap like whos that bloke. I hope all the popcorn expanded and he was in riving agony all night.

The bloke in front of me just spent most of the film tweeting about it with his Samsung Galaxy Surfboard screen on full blast blinding everyone behind him.

They should have a screen labelled just for the nobs and shove them in there.
if people do that,then get up out of your seat and go and tell the staff,this behaviour will not be stopped unless we notify the cinema staff
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Old 31-07-2013, 13:37
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It is in the cinemas interest to control this sort of thing and to their detriment that they don't.

I still believe they should have an usher (obviously not one for every screen) whose job it is to visit each screen while films are playing and sit quietly at the back for 15 minutes to observe the audience.

I used to go on a weekly visit for many years (and paid an annual fee for a season ticket) however the audiences got rowdier and less well behaved. I haven't been to the cinema now for nearly five years, preferring to wait for the DVD.
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Old 31-07-2013, 13:42
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I don't even get why people go to the cinema with other people, yet alone eat while watching a film! In addition to using their mobiles at the same time - They are all distractions, that disrupt me from my payed entertainment (Don't tell my friends though!).

I think you just have to accept it's an open environment and your individual preferances/tolerance (noise levels - eating & talking) are subjective.

You always have the option of either going on a quiet day like a Sunday or simply waiting for the DVD or online stream.
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Old 31-07-2013, 13:45
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Yep. I've had a few nobs in the cinema, too...

Oooh. You meant idiots!!!!!
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Old 31-07-2013, 13:46
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Last week we took our son to see Monsters University. For all three of us it cost almost 30 quid to get in.

Just as the film was starting (we had a quiet hall...at first) a playscheme arrived. Fair enough you think, its a kids movie after all. But there was about 4 adults and 20 kids, they all sat down the front. Problem was, they were all babies and very young toddlers. Too young to sit through a 25 minute cartoon let alone a 90 minute movie. To make matters worse, the adults kept talking pics of the kids during the film, even using the flash. They also kept losing kids and then doing a very loud headcount every 5 minutes.

All you could hear for the whole movie was crying and wailing. My head was sore by the end.
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Old 31-07-2013, 13:49
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It is in the cinemas interest to control this sort of thing and to their detriment that they don't.

I still believe they should have an usher (obviously not one for every screen) whose job it is to visit each screen while films are playing and sit quietly at the back for 15 minutes to observe the audience.

I used to go on a weekly visit for many years (and paid an annual fee for a season ticket) however the audiences got rowdier and less well behaved. I haven't been to the cinema now for nearly five years, preferring to wait for the DVD.
This just doesn't happen, sadly. I think there were about three people on site at VUE in Leeds last week. But what's badly needed is some proper security on site. I can't count the times I've had people on phones, talking, fighting, shouting, or even using their mobiles...

And, if anything, it's getting worse!
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Old 31-07-2013, 14:21
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I don't actually go to the cinema any more for these reasons posted (plus the ridiculous price). Just wait to see it on my big TV/surround sound a few months later instead.

It's bliss.
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Old 31-07-2013, 14:33
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I know what that's like. When I went to see Dear John back in 2010, I remember there were teenage girls texting, laughing and talking loudly. I also remember one of the girls waved up an inflatable cushion. I wanted to complain to staff but I didn't. Looking back, I probably should have made a complaint
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Old 31-07-2013, 16:08
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I should have added that I haven't been back to see any films at a cinema since Skyfall, and there's a fair chance that I never will see another film at the cinema.
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Old 31-07-2013, 16:29
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Last week we took our son to see Monsters University. For all three of us it cost almost 30 quid to get in.

Just as the film was starting (we had a quiet hall...at first) a playscheme arrived. Fair enough you think, its a kids movie after all. But there was about 4 adults and 20 kids, they all sat down the front. Problem was, they were all babies and very young toddlers. Too young to sit through a 25 minute cartoon let alone a 90 minute movie. To make matters worse, the adults kept talking pics of the kids during the film, even using the flash. They also kept losing kids and then doing a very loud headcount every 5 minutes.

All you could hear for the whole movie was crying and wailing. My head was sore by the end.
Surely taking a playscheme full of babies and very young toddlers to the cinema is a very bad idea? Anyone with a modicum of common sense should realise that, let alone taking photos of the kids using flash and doing very loud headcounts every five minutes on account of losing kids.

Considering you paid nearly 10 each for the three of you, that's just terrible to have your experience ruined like that. If I had been at that screening, I probably would have complained to the manager as that's just not on.

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Old 31-07-2013, 16:37
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Had an annoying group yesterday watching Wolverine. The cinema was very quiet, just their group, my group and 1 other group. 1 of the other groups talked constantly for the first 30 minutes of the film and then got up and left. Have absolutely no idea why these sort of chuds even bother going to the cinema in the first place...
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Old 31-07-2013, 16:40
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Yep. I've had a few nobs in the cinema, too...

Oooh. You meant idiots!!!!!
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Old 31-07-2013, 16:41
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Had an annoying group yesterday watching Wolverine. The cinema was very quiet, just their group, my group and 1 other group. 1 of the other groups talked constantly for the first 30 minutes of the film and then got up and left. Have absolutely no idea why these sort of chuds even bother going to the cinema in the first place...
this is what happend to me aswell..
a group of girls and a guy they looked 17/18 same age as me, kept nattering away and even started chatting to me

i just responded with "yeah yeah yeah" whilst nodding my head.
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Old 31-07-2013, 18:24
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I personally have no problem with people eating in the cinema - I have never heard anyone eating so loud that I can't hear the film - although I do dislike the rustling of plastic bags that people like to bring in when they bring their own food in.

But I never understand why someone would pay a ticket just to chat and look at their phone throughout the whole film - it happens quite often on busy screenings and it puzzles me.
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Old 31-07-2013, 18:25
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It's why I rarely go the cinema, people just spoil it for me every time, I prefer spending my money making my movies at home a 'cinema experience'

I went to see man of steel, last month, and towards the end of the film, some idiot started singing I believe I can fly by R Kelly ruining the film for me and many others.

I complained and got two free tickets to see another film, but I don't think I will bother.
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Old 31-07-2013, 18:30
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I went to see man of steel, last month, and towards the end of the film, some idiot started singing I believe I can fly by R Kelly ruining the film for me and many others.
it's funny reading this now. , but yes i'd be furious
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Old 31-07-2013, 18:32
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it's funny reading this now. , but yes i'd be furious too
Yes I laughed after, I do have a sense of humour . it took time to come though
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Old 31-07-2013, 18:35
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The Oatmeal explains how it should be done:

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/movie_theater_layout
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Old 31-07-2013, 18:51
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Brilliant.

toilet of shame
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Old 31-07-2013, 19:53
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I won't stand for other cinema goers sitting in my row, let alone the rows in front or behind. If they do I ask them to move.
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