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If you're in a movie theater, put away your cell phone!

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Reverend Conehead, Jul 1, 2013.

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  1. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    You can't see what you're doing is wrong? Wow. How about some common courtesy? There are others in the movie theaters that pay good money to be entertained and not distracted by your phone lighting up. I guess it doesn't bother you and who cares about everyone else. Wow.
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  2. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    I can see that you guys are offended by such things... However, you're right, it doesn't bother me for the quick 5 secs I take to look at the message. Since I do everything possible to make it as less of a distraction as possible if I do happen to get an alert. Again, this isn't something that happens regularly nor do I just sit and chat on the phone during the movie.

    But I acknowledge that I do it on the occasions that I specified and don't plan to stop.
  3. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    Easy for you to say. That's how my daughter died.
  4. Gemini Dolly

    Gemini Dolly Well-Known Member

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    Emergencies do happen whether we expect them or not. woodysgirl seems to be at least mindful and trying to cause as little disraction. others it seems want the attention.
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  5. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy

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    By not answering your cell phone in a movie theater?
  6. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Yeah, I'm not a kid who needs to text and tweet my life away.
  7. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Yes, please plan your emergencies around your movie going time, right AB?

    Good grief.. are you really going to get upset because someone left their phone on vibrate or silenced just to be able to check if they get a call or text of an emergency happening?
  8. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    I really can't believe that two people in this thread think this way.. how embarassing.
  9. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Its your opinion, not a fact, that you think she's in the wrong.

    Its my opinion, also not a fact, that you're being completely ridiculous about the entire subject. I would wager that you're one of those people who goes out in public looking for something to get upset about. If someone's phone lighting up behind you once or twice for a few seconds bothers you that much, i'd say you're not paying very close attention to the movie in the first place. Either that or its a very dull movie, lol.
  10. jobberone

    jobberone Save the Snow Leopard Staff Member

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    That's definitely another perspective! Esp the latter!
  11. Bill Wooten

    Bill Wooten Active Member

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    The sad thing about this to me is that going to a movie is supposed to be an escape from reality. Anytime I can get away from my cell phone, I do it. Maybe working in the information business has opened my eyes. Maybe I'm just getting old. But I like the idea of letting my brain go from reality and falling into the alternate world being presented to me in the movie. If I can't let my phone go for a couple of hours and appreciate the movie that I'm paying for, I'll wait for it to show up on Netflix or TV. It isn't about bothering others (though I am aware of my actions in a theatre), it is about my personal enjoyment of escaping from the real world.
  12. jobberone

    jobberone Save the Snow Leopard Staff Member

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    I'm in between. The vast majority of people are just inconsiderate although occasionally people either forget to turn their phone off or do it incorrectly. Usually they quieten the phone quickly and that's the end of it. Others could care less and have no courtesy and I suspect that's what the OP is about.

    People with kids (even older ones) have to keep their phone on at times just in case. Others like doctors, judges, police and firemen on call either carry a phone and/or pager. You can't expect people who infrequently get called to not go to the movies because their phone may light up. Some people are on call 24-7 for long periods.

    If you're checking on a kid or job then ok. If you're just texting your friends then I agree you shouldn't in the threatre. Call or text back later or turn it off if necessary.
  13. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    It's definitely very annoying if you use your phone inside a movie theatre.
  14. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know how people are confusing WoodysGirl for these idiots who are obnoxious with their cell phones during a movie. I do the same thing she does. During a 2 hour movie, I might glance at my phone 3 times for a period of no more than 3 seconds. That's 9 seconds of "distraction" during a 7,200 second movie.
  15. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    How did people survive in the movie theatres years ago when there were no cell phones? Oh that's right, they survived just fine... ;)
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  16. dez_for_prez

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    It takes what, 5 seconds to read a message? It would be no different then using my phone to check the time. Some of you people need to take a chill.
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  17. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    How did people survive without plumbing years ago, when there was no infrastructure? Same concept, IMO. We're in a diff era now and so we have smart phones, for some notsosmart people. Yes, some yahoos are inconsiderate enough to post up on their phone in the movie theater, as well as, talk through movie. That's not cool.

    What I do isn't the same thing and I'm thankful for having my phone.
  18. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I don't go to movie theaters. So I can just watch the movie at home (dvd or movie channels) and mess around on my phone without worrying about disturbing anyone else.

    One thing to consider though. If you take the precaution to put your phone on silent. Have it set up for special alerts and are worried that one might be of an emergency nature...you could always walk outside the room to check the phone...if it is really an emergency and can not wait.

    Just something to think about.
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  19. SkinsandTerps

    SkinsandTerps Redskins Forever

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    People need phones in the movies ?

    It's distracting and annoying to have people on their phones at the theater.

    I have mine, (on silent), but I ignore it, until I leave the theater. I don't need it.

    This is one of the reasons I only go to the movies once a year typically.

    Dark Knight Rises..just saw it a week or so ago. I have a huge TV and all the gadgets to make it great...I can wait and watch it later.
  20. dez_for_prez

    dez_for_prez Active Member

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    I think people getting up to go to the bathroom or answer a call is more of an annoyance then people taking a quick peak at their phone.
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