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Old 01-21-03, 02:34 PM
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Rudest behavior you've ever seen in a movie theater

Mine would have had to be when I went to a showing of Scream 3 and certain members of the audience just WOULD NOT stop shouting at the screen whenever Sydney was in peril or making AT&T comments whenver David Arquette was on screen.
Red Dragon was a fine show, but it was detracted from by at least ten people with cell phones that were not turned off during the show.

One of my friends has great stories about his hometown theater, which is apparently devoid of any human decency. He said that on the opening night of Gladiator, a bunch of frat guys home for summer had a farting contest during the slow moments of the film. To top it off, they were in one of the front rows, so the people behind them got a share of the wealth.
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anyone that brings screaming children under 10 to pg-13 and R movies...outta be a law...Blade II was ruined by some weekend father who couldn't wait or get a sitter
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The kid repeating most of the dialogue in Two Towers was pretty bad.

After Faramir - "Release them"

After Theoden - "Ten thousand?!"

Damn kid was right down the row from us. I'm sure the five year old truly understood the thematic presentation of Tolkien's world and was simply moved by this dialogue from such honorable and valiant men.

Leave 'em at home!!!!

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Teen girl next to me talking non stop during scary movie.
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Someone sprayed pepper spray into the air during Dumb & Dumber, and cleared out the whole theater. That was pretty rude.
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I might have posted this once before but, I don't think I'll ever see anything ruder than this...

It was at Batman (the first one) on opening night. 20 mins. into the showing a man ran into the crowded theater, ran halfway down the isle and jumped into an empty seat which happened to be next to me. He was out of breath, breathing heavy, sweaty and had his arm over in my area. I wanted to ask him to move, but before I could he laid down in the row at my and my friends feet like he was hidding from someone.

I saw someone in the row behind us going to tell the usher what was happening so I thought they'd get him right away. Nope, 5 mins latter I go back to the usher and ask them to do something. They say mall security is on the way to the theater. I go back and let my friends know what's going on and the guy gets back in the empty seat as security shows up. They're looking for someone lying on the floor and can't find anyone, so one of my friends yells out "That's the man officer!" and points. They finally take him away.
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Fist-fight 3 rows in front of me during Die Hard 2
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Rollerball - I was the oldest there, and I'm only 19. It was Friday. I got what was coming to me.

Spawn - Again, a crappy movie. I had a guy right behind me that couldn't stop sneezing and coughing. He did it for a full 90 minutes. Looking back, it's not as rude as it is funny.

Anytime I got to see a movie that attracts an older audience. They do nothing but talk. They spit out every little thing that shoots into their mind. Whenever I got to the local arthouse, I'm always bombarded by old people. And they can never figure anything out; speaking before the question is answered.

I'd rather be in a theater with Rollerball crowd than the crowd that I saw Mulholland Drive and Heaven with. They were aweful.
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I went to see a screening of Blue Velvet a while ago and a guy directly behind me spent the entire movie playing with his "worry beads". The entire movie all I could hear was his annoying clicking sound and his really heavy breathing. He was probably the loudest breather I have ever heard, he sounded like vader!! I felt like turning around and saying..."Try breathing through your [email protected] mouth!!".

And just when you thought that this guy couldnt get any more annoying, half way through he pulls out the strongest smelling curry you will ever meet...a big tub of it, I swear my clothes reeked of it a week later.
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At last Saturday's Cinematheque Ontario screening of Metropolis, a group of pseudo-intellectuals talking thoughout the last 15 minutes of the film.
Also, the kids in the row behind me and my gf at an omnimax screening of Space Station kept kicking the seats in front as they were shifting about in their seats, which meant they were kicking the backs of our heads.
I turned around twice to let the brats know what was happening, and then, what do you know, they're doing it again. So I whipped around and totally freaked out on them, scared them totally ****less and they finally stopped. It wasn't until the lights came up that I realized they were only kids!

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The drunk guy at a Halloween night screening of The Exorcitst, who kept yelling out "haHaa!!" at inappropriate times, like the attic scene. He later dropped and broke his bottle, at which point he was ejected to the sound of applause.

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A few years ago this weird, homeless looking guy was sitting in the front row at some movie I saw with friends. He tried to strike up a conversation with us, but we politely declined. I forget the movie, but I do remember that about halfway through the guy started taking FLASH PHOTOGRAPHS of the screen.

A week later my friends ran into him again at the same theater. This time he had a little tapedeck and was recording audio as the movie played.

Worst bootlegger ever?

Second story: The theater I frequent has "rocker seats" every other row, and "love seats" in the other rows. I was sitting in the love seat row and had my popcorn on the floor in front of me. Some kid sits down, rocks once and slams back into my popcorn spilling it everywhere. I bawl out the kid (mildly), and he insists that the chair is broken. I mutter a "Yeah right" and let it go at that.

One week later...same theater...exact same rocker seat. This time I'm sitting in it (crowded theater, only decent seat left). I rock back a little, but the seat IS broken and I fly backwards spilling some poor sap's popcorn sitting behind me. Luckily, he was more forgiving to me than I was to the kid the week before.

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I was seeing Red Dragon at a Dollar theater. There was a pack of punks sitting right behind us. I'm the kind of guy that doesn't say a word in a theater. I came to hopefully see a great flick, not just hang out with some friends. So anyway, one kid starts making totally crass comments about what sounds his friend is making with his lolly pop. They start laughing and then go on from there. Making sexual noises and such. I moved my seat, since I was really fighting the urge to turn around and embarass each one of them, with a chop to the throat.

I will never pay to go to the theaters again. I have four free tickets I got for my birthday, which I plan on using at The Matrix sequels, but other than that, you won't see me at the theater. I can't stand the lines, people, seating, or anything else about it.
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Some Latin American refugee woman grossed the entire theater out during The Mummy Returns by changing her baby's diaper in the middle of the movie.

This happens often in Miami -- "America's Toilet".
Old 01-21-03, 05:29 PM
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Halloween 4 or 5 not sure which one,cops had to escort about 15 dudes out of the movies because they where being way to loud,drinking.smokeing and god knows what else,never go to a slasher flick on the first night,you have been warned.
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I am not being racist or anything, but black people are the loudest and, in movie theatres, the rudest (black women especially) other ethnicities are rude too, but a black woman's voice can get very loud, annoying, and dare I say, ghetto at times!! (A lot of the black woman agree themselves.)

Number two are ignorant teenagers/college students. Third, old loud people who seem to talk to the character on the screen. Fourth, families who bring babies and children to R-rated films.

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This did not happen in a theatre:

Most theatres in the town I live, are in the good sections. That means people from the bad sections of town have to come over if they want to see a film. Once, my girlfriend and I were seeing a "sure to be box office hit" film on opening night (worse thing ever) and after the film, we were about to leave. Well we were told to stay inside. Someone had a gun outside and an argument insued between a group of guys and a group of other guys.

Wow. Nothing like a death scare to see a film.

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I will not go to a film on opening night unless someone else pays for it. I will not spend my money on something that 95% of the time will be ruined by idiots in the theatre. Talking through the trailers and commercials (WTF? BTW) is fine, but please when the film starts, don't talk.

The theatre I mostly go to has seat backs that slide back about five inches for a little more comfort. A group of teenage kids who basically thought they were "too cool for school" (3 guys/3 girls) would not shut up. One of the guys in front of me would take his hat off constantly to fix his hair (WTF?) and then put it back on. He also kept trying to take his girlfriends shirt off (which I don't mind) but she always resisted. Her shoes came off her feet and onto the seat in front of her. Her sock booties (just like gloves) were in my viewing range of the screen (and this is a stadium theatre seated facility). So her feet with pretty high.

The dude even kept taking his shirt off, saying it was hot. My girlfriend kept looking at me. He kept telling his girl to lay on him. I don't have a problem with people giving and receiving public affection, but this was borderline pitiful.

He kept also high fiving his friend who was two seats over. I got majorly pissed and told then to "SHHHHHH". He put his shirt back on, takes his hat off, fixes his hair, puts his hat back on, and then leaves the theatre. He comes back two or three minutes later with a drink. He stops right in front of me and says something to one of his guy friends. Still standing in front of me. I said "MOVE, dumbass." He says "Sorry." He sounded like a *****. I could take the high school boy. So five minutes later, he starts to talk again. I say "Shutup!" He turns around and says "Yeah. Right."

I move a little closer and get inbetween him and his girlfriend. I said whispery "Man, I could go to jail for kicking your ass. I ain't a ***** boy still in high school. So I just want you to shut up or I will get someone to shut you up outside the theatre."

He said "Yeah. Right." and turned around. I took my foot and slammed it onto the back of his seat. He went flying to an upright position. He kept his mumbling to a whisper after that.

Hopefully he pissed his pants.

True Story.

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I was watching MIIB and this idiot had to translate every single line of dialogue to his little son. He did it ALL through the movie, I couldn't focus on it at all. I wonder how much I must've missed, since I feel it sucks so badly.
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Another one I thought was funny,a guy in front of me brought his 7 or 8 year old boy to Gangs of New York,conscience I feel ya bro,its one of the many reasons I wait for the DVD to come out,except for blockbusters like LotR,Matrix,Spiderman etc.
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Everytime I go someone is always talking, eating like a fat pig, phones ringing, you name it. Thats why I refuse to go anymore. I haven't been to a movie in over a year and I wont go back. Who cares if I see it in the theater or buy the DVD I'm in no rush.
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When i went to go see "Scream". The lady behind me kept screaming racial comments like "run whitey run" or "your gonna die cracker" and cant forget "b-itch you look white as a ghost"
Finally i got sick of it, turned around and said "excuse me sista can you tone it down a notch because this white cracker is trying to watch the movie. The theatre busted out laughing and she did not say one word after that.
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Watching Equilibrium. Here's a film that has often been mismarketed as a balls-out action film. Unfortunately, that kind of marketing attracts many, many idiots.

Pre-first gun battle, when it's all black and there's no sound - people shouted out "BOO!", gun noises, and that the projector was broken. All of this drowning out DIALOGUE.

Two guys in front of me - would not stop laughing at how people were dressed and such. Got vehemently, and verbally, angry at John Preston's authoritarian son and spent ten minutes discussing how they'd discipline the child and how that kid would be treated "back in the day".

Couple behind me - on cellphones, and talking throughout. I turn around . Woman says "Problem?" I turn back around. She then says "yeah, that's right cracker". Thankfully, she shuts it for most of the film after that.

Before closing fight scenes. another couple. Man talking to woman, complaining that it was her idea to come to see this bull sh1t, not in a library voice either.

Spoiler:
When Taye Diggs is sliced up - same woman strongly remarks "why the brother got do die?"
. Oh, maybe because he's a bloody VILLAIN.

And, of course, much profanity and
Spoiler:
"that was it?!?!?"s over the abrupt ending.


Never will I visit that theater again.
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Recently there was a terific incident paritially instigated by me at a screening of Gangs of New York. Throughout the 3 hour film there were numerous interuptions by a cel phone, the first few times I say, "I can take it, I'm a patient person". Little did I know.

So the movie is meandering on and I'm losing patience with it. Meanwhile every 30 min. there is a cel phone ring. (spoilers ahead) Finnally at the penultimate climax of the film (you know the moment when the rioting gangs are confronted by the Union Army, and the Union Army is ready to fire) there is a total silence on the soundtrack right before the soldiers fire, dead silence, the whole film has built up to this and...rrrriiiinnnggg....rrriiinnnggg...I S**T YOU NOT!

So at this point I've lost my patience with what is shaping up to be Scorsese's worst film, and now I've lost my patience with the audience. I let fly with the loudest, most obscene string of profanity I've ever shouted at the top of my lungs. The C word and the F word were used several times and in multiple combinations.

Surprising to me, my hostile behavior was NOT appreciated by my fellow filmgoers, several of whom shouted back! They shouted at me to shut up and said that if I didn't like it I should leave. I guess the audience prefers their films interupted by cel phones. Who knew? Anyway, I watched the rest of the film. It sucked.
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Originally posted by soxrule
When i went to go see "Scream". The lady behind me kept screaming racial comments like "run whitey run" or "your gonna die cracker" and cant forget "b-itch you look white as a ghost"
Finally i got sick of it, turned around and said "excuse me sista can you tone it down a notch because this white cracker is trying to watch the movie. The theatre busted out laughing and she did not say one word after that.


One of our theaters shows a different arthouse film each week. Most of them don't attract alot of people, so the theater is generally empty. Anyway, no matter where I sit some a~hole always has to sit near me. This is a huge pet peeve of mine. You have 100+ seats in the theater but you have to pick the one right by me! Another thing I can't stand is when people sit right behind me and use my seat as a footstool. Now when I go to the theater I show up early enough to get the back row...where it's safe
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Spider-Man- Location; National Amusements Showcase Cinemas in North Haven, CT, this past summer, directly behind me there were about four of five "homeboys" and "homegirls" making a huge racket and giving a running commentary on every scene. "Who's DAT?". "What's that supposed ta be?!". "He drunk!". "Go BOY!!". "Yo man whatchu doin' DUCK!!". Worst part is that there's been a history of shootings at this theater. So if I asked them to keep quiet I take the risk of having a 9mm. slug placed between my eyes.

A few years ago at the same theater some guy about a dozen rows back wouldn't shut up through another film. It was too far away to make out anything discernable, but he was pretty loud and all I kepter hearing was "Ahhh bah bah maaah aaaah maahhh maaaah". What part of "No Talking" do people not understand?

I want to go on record as saying that the Showcase Cinema's in North Haven, CT SUCKS!!
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When I watched that stupid giant spiders movie (it was a boring day and nothing was showing) some father brought in a kid about the age of 6 and throughout the whole movie the kid was Running stomping his feet up and down the isles.

I was about to kick the kid.


Watching Harry potter on new years some father brought his kid to a 9 o clock showing. the kid wouldn't stand still.. not to mention the father kicking his leg against the metal pole.
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Originally posted by Groucho
Second story: The theater I frequent has "rocker seats" every other row, and "love seats" in the other rows. I was sitting in the love seat row and had my popcorn on the floor in front of me. Some kid sits down, rocks once and slams back into my popcorn spilling it everywhere. I bawl out the kid (mildly), and he insists that the chair is broken. I mutter a "Yeah right" and let it go at that.

One week later...same theater...exact same rocker seat. This time I'm sitting in it (crowded theater, only decent seat left). I rock back a little, but the seat IS broken and I fly backwards spilling some poor sap's popcorn sitting behind me. Luckily, he was more forgiving to me than I was to the kid the week before.


This just cracked me up!

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