Took my son to see the new Terminator flick today. We went to the bathroom and everything before the show began and sat quietly for the entire movie so as to enjoy it in its entirety and not disturb anyone’s veiwing pleasure. I don’t go to the movies often, and so everytime I do go the prices are higher and it seems that people are generally less respectful to those around them.
Although kids will always be annoying, I had to put up with adults who got up constantly to go get more shit food or whatever, a woman who brought an infant who cried periodically, and fat chicks on cell phones. People walking in front of you while you’re trying to watch a movie is bad enough, but when these people are so fat that they can’t hardly walk and so it takes them 10 fucking minutes for their gigantic asses to clear your field of vision, well, that just shouldn’t happen. There should be some rules in place for people to follow, just like there should be in the gym.
Don’t bring infants into the movies. Seriously, day care or baby sitter for a few hours. You’ll enjoy the movie more and so will everybody around you.
Don’t bring your cell phone. You don’t need it, and isn’t it nice that nobody can bug you for a change? I feel embarassed for people that I even have to bring this up. If there is such a pending emergency, you should be at home waiting for such a call.
If you can’t sit still for two hours without needing to go to the bathroom or gobbling junk food, stay home at wait for the movie to come out on video. You can rent it or download it for cheaper than a movie ticket and then you’ll have a pause button. You won’t miss any of the movie, and niether will anyone else waiting for your fat ass to clear their field of vission.
Feel free to add any other rules to this list. My son is 12, and he sat and watched the movie with me with more respect and courtesy than all of the adults who were in the theater. Everytime I go to a movie, I always wish half way through that I had brought with me a gas mask and some knockout gas. Just gas the damn place and let everybody piss themselves. It might smell bad, but at least I could watch the movie in peace.