The Original BJ wrote:Precious Doll wrote:Since that time they have been advertising the film via a 'turn off your mobile telephone' message, which is rather odd given these days you hardly ever hear anyone's phone ring.
I'm so glad to hear that this has been your experience, because in mine, outrageous audience behavior at theaters just keeps getting worse. I've gotten to the point where an accidental cell phone ring from someone who simply forgot to turn it off no longer fazes me -- I'm far more appalled at the people who knowingly spend entire movies texting, actively use dating apps, or answer their phones and have entire conversations right there when the rest of us are trying to watch a film! A couple weeks ago, a few people in front of me were (illegally) VAPING during a movie! And forget politely asking any of these people to stop -- you'll just get greeted with a "Fuck off" (literally the response I received from the woman sitting directly next to me during Three Billboards who kept texting during the movie) or some other vulgar response from people who think their right to behave however they want to in a theater trumps your right to enjoy the movie without distraction.
And it's not limited to movies either -- I've been in legit theater and had audience members answer a phone call and start having a conversation a few rows away from actors on stage! (Where was Patti LuPone when I needed her?) And I nearly got in a verbal fight with another audience member in front of me who I asked to stop taking cell phone pictures during the middle of a musical!
Outrageous! Granted, I don't get to the movies too often, and I also live in Canada where we trip over ourselves to accommodate others - and apologize if ever we don't - but hearing stories like that is a real bummer. Why go out of your way and pay to NOT be immersed in the entertainment?