Let’s briefly discuss movie theater etiquette. It’s unfortunate that this even needs to be brought up but this weekend’s trip to the theater is a case in point. Some people need a reminder.
1. Turn off your cell phone. This goes for the annoying little chime that alerts you every time you get a text. (Which happened no less than 16 times during the movie.)
2. Keep your crap under the seats. People have a hard time seeing in the dark (duh) and if you feel the need to bring three large bags (yes, 3) worth of stuff into the theater, your fellow viewers would appreciate it if you didn’t drop it in the middle of the aisle like you have all of the sense of a 4th grader. (Sorry fourth graders.)
3. Shut up. Seriously. Don’t talk throughout the movie. It’s possible to lean over to your companion and whisper.
4. Don’t spend half the movie talking and then cut someone else a dirty look when they say something. Furthermore, the words “you need to shut the fuck up” should not be uttered by you, especially since you’ve spent the greater portion of the movie chattering with your girlfriend.
There you have it. A few basic niceties that would make everyone’s movie going experience more pleasant. And at $10 a ticket, I’d really appreciate a pleasant experience.
More on the movie tomorrow.