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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. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    How do you know? ;)
  2. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Yep.

    It's just plain discourteous and rude to others.

    Nobody is any better than the next person, nor do they deserve special treatment.

    The theater asks to turn them off, nothing less.
  3. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I'm actually slightly better than the next person. But I still have the decency not to interrupt everybody else's movie when they're paying $10/ticket to be there.
  4. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Is there a way to dislike a post?

    :confused:
  5. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    I would like to hear from the daring rule breakers what exactly makes THEM so special? Why are they above what everyone is supposed to do?

    OH! Turn off my cell phone in a movie? OBVIOUSLY that doesn't apply to ME. I am SPECIAL. Such common man trivialities and requests for courtesy obviously don't apply to ME because I am SPECIAL. Above it all! I LAUGH at you puny insignificant peons that have to follow the rules.

    Something like that? Correct me if I am wrong.
  6. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Active Member

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    Then there's old school rudeness in a theater that existed before cell phones. One thing I can't stand is some loudmouth idiot blabbing out spoilers. The person is often drunk. For example:

    "Here's whar they kill the fat guy."
    "The killer's fixin' to jump outa thet manhole."
    (Elbowing his friend) "Don' miss this, thar fixin' to show her boobies."
    "Knyuck, knyuck, knyuck, they thank he's dead, but he ain't, wuh-huh huh-huh-huh."
  7. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    This is a trick question. There honestly is no defense to the accusation. No matter your reply: I am only checking for a few seconds, I am sitting in the last row, it is on vibrate, YADDA YADDA YADDA.

    There is a REASON the theaters have this rule and request of no cellphones - THEY DISTRACT OTHERS. PERIOD.

    Go to the movie and turn off your stupid phone and take a break, just what the whole stupid experience is intended for! STOP DISTRACTING ME AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO FOLLOWS THE RULES.

    JeeeZ!

    YOU ARE NOT ABOVE THE REST OF US.
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  8. Gemini Dolly

    Gemini Dolly Well-Known Member

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    Most are probably just stubborn and dont like to be told what to do. Whether its in a movie theater or listening when I tell you to pick up your dirty drawers from the floor.
  9. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    There's nothing worse than drunks in a theatre.....wait a minute.....never mind.

    Carry on.
  10. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    I pay 4.50 (non-matinee price, too). Cheap movie theater around the corner, FTW!

    As for the "what's so special" crowd, I find that to be pure nonsensical thinking. Making a choice to do something as I've stated I do has nothing to do with being special. That said, I don't really see anymore need for me to offer my opinion about what I do and why I do it. It is what it is.
  11. BAZ

    BAZ Drunken Mick

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    Sometimes in cinemas I like to cut seat rattling farts, but I always stop after a second or two, figure that way its not really disturbing people and won't be told different.
  12. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Just know that theaters requesting cell phones be turned off to not disturb others isn't subject to opinion.
  13. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Them requesting it is a fact...yes. My action to put it on silent/vibrate is also a fact. What you think about it is your opinion.

    *shrug*
  14. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Push the 'like' button twice.
  15. Rack Bauer

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    It's disrespectful to the people who made the rule as well.

    Even if it's only 3 seconds, it's a distraction.

    I dunno, maybe you're that important that you can't miss a text or call within a 2 hour time period.
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  16. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    You breaking the rules of the theater and disrespecting fellow moviegoers is also a fact.
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  17. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    I disagree.. i'd like to see a poll about it. Just based on what WG said she does, not people who are constantly texting, making calls, and using their phone throughout the movie. Just people who keep it on silent just in case there is some emergency during the movie and may check it once or twice throughout the entire flick.

    Honestly, if you genuinely feel disrespected or distracted from the movie by someone checking their phone for three seconds once or twice over the course of the entire movie, either you're not really into the movie that much in the first place.. or you're looking for something to get upset about in the first place.
  18. stasheroo

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    There's a rule about having your cellphone off.

    Not a suggestion, not subject to interpretation.
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  19. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Rules are enforced.. hence, its not a rule. Its a suggestion. I've yet to see someone complain to an usher or theatre employee about someone's cell phone lighting up or someone being told to turn it off. Now if someone is making a call during a movie or texting the entire time.. that's different.

    That being said, i was responding to the notion that the majority of people consider what WG does to be "disrespectful". I think that's laughable.
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  20. Reverend Conehead

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    So imagine 12 or so different people sitting near you feel the same way -- that the rules don't apply to them as long as it's a quick infraction. So within a span of a minute all twelve of them check their cell phone near you. You've got 12 flashes going on. Yes, it is distracting. It's still breaking the rules. It's just a less flagrant violation. If someone drives 30 miles an hour faster than the speed limit, he can get a ticket. The same is true of someone driving 10 miles an hour over the limit. If you got a ticket for going 10 over, I can guarantee you an argument to the effect of, "Well, some people drive 30 over" isn't going to fly.

    And, no, it isn't just someone finding an excuse to get upset to ask people to follow the rules. I'm not here to bash WG. I'm sure she's a lovely lady. Her looking at her cell phone in the back of the theater is a less flagrant violation, but it's still against the rules. It's still possible it could bother someone. Other people sit toward the back too sometimes. That's why I'm recommending to her that she discontinue that practice and instead follow the rules. Again, I don't hate her guts over this or anything. We would probably get along just fine if we met and watched a Cowboy game. This is just what I think.
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