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Old 05-06-07, 01:35 PM
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Worst theater experience?

What is your worst theater experience?

I haven't had any really horrible ones, but my worst is probably when I went to see Deep Blue Sea. This was in my days of sometimes seeing 3 movies in one day. Deep Blue Sea was last and close to dark. It was packed as hell. I ended up crunched up against the wall, too close to the screen for my liking. I was uncomfortable the whole time, and enjoyed almost none of the movie.
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It's funny you bring this up cause me and a few friends had the worst experience ever the other day at Spider-Man 3. We went North Philly which is not the greatest area. When we got to the theater there were very few seats so we had to sit in the third row. That's when it all went to hell. There were kids crying and people yelling throughout the whole thing. The kid in front of me rocked his chair the whole time and when an action scene would come up he went crazy and shook the chair as much as possible hitting my knees each time. Like 30 minutes in to the movie this guy who i'm 95% sure was homeless (there are a lot of homeless people in this area) sits down next to me and smelled like a very old very used urinal cake. I couldn't breath through my nose for the next two hours. The audience there was terrible. At a few point when Peter cried the audience started screaming insults at him and laughing at him. And then with like 10 minutes left 75% of the audience just walked out and talking as loud as possible. Worst experience ever.
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Worst in a worst way: King Kong. It was packed. We sat in the front row, for 3 hours, and it was awful.

Worst in the best way: Disturbia. a friend and I went to see it at a college theater, a free preview screening. They screwed up the aspect ratio so we were seeing boom mics in almost every shot. I don't want to be racist but since it was a free showing it was full of black people yelling/laughing/commenting literally every second of the movie. It turned out to be alot of fun and the perfect movie for that kind of experience
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Worst was Sixth Sense. PACKED house. This fat fuck of a bitch sat next to me. And started talking the WHOLE time. I mean the whole fucking time. I looked around to try to find a new seat to move to but it was sold out. No place to run. So then she says "Oh you can move if you want to!" I said "Uh, no I can't. I'd like to, but it's sold out and there's nowhere for me to go." After 15 more minutes of mumbling/talking from this bitch, I said "If I wanted to hear your commentary, I'll wait for the DVD". She then started getting more louder while talking. My friend went up to get the manager, so she started calling us "faggots". The manager wouldn't kick her out, but stood next to her for about 30 minutes. So she then started to "invade my space" by sitting so she could be putting her foot basically in my lap. So I waited for a scary moment, and pretended I was startled and kicked her foot with my knee. Anyway, the manager left, and she went back to calling us "faggots". Which I thought was funny since as someone who is black, she should know better than to oppress people who are different from her (not that I'm gay; I actually thought that part was funny. I should've started to hold hands with my friend).

2nd worst time was when I saw the Incredible Hulk. There were not one, not two, but THREE babies in the theater. And worse, was that the movie had a screaming baby in it. So when the baby screamed in the movie, it set off all the other babies. And of course the parents didn't take the kids out to the lobby. The kids in front of me were yapping on their cell phones the whole time, too.
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Sunshine - the terrible new Danny Boyle "film". Maybe not my worst, but my most recent really really REALLY bad experience.
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Saw Dragonheart with the first half hour or so of the movie out of focus.

King Kong, the power went out. When it came back up, there was no audio for about 5 minutes. They wouldn't give a refund.
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Originally Posted by hardercore
Sunshine - the terrible new Danny Boyle "film". Maybe not my worst, but my most recent really really REALLY bad experience.
You can't be bothered with a reason or description?
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Coppola's Dracula...2nd row far Left side against the wall...my neck was killing me.

2nd worse was 6th sense, second row.
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MI:2. Guy was on his phone several times throughout the movie talking above the movie. After about his 4th call, I yelled "Get the fuck off your phone or I'm coming down there".

He did. I was so pissed for the rest of the movie, I couldn't enjoy it. Not like it was a great movie, anyway.
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Originally Posted by JPRaup
I don't want to be racist but since it was a free showing it was full of black people yelling/laughing/commenting literally every second of the movie.
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Originally Posted by nodeerforamonth
Worst was Sixth Sense. PACKED house. This fat fuck of a bitch sat next to me. And started talking the WHOLE time. I mean the whole fucking time. I looked around to try to find a new seat to move to but it was sold out. No place to run. So then she says "Oh you can move if you want to!" I said "Uh, no I can't. I'd like to, but it's sold out and there's nowhere for me to go." After 15 more minutes of mumbling/talking from this bitch, I said "If I wanted to hear your commentary, I'll wait for the DVD". She then started getting more louder while talking. My friend went up to get the manager, so she started calling us "faggots". The manager wouldn't kick her out, but stood next to her for about 30 minutes. So she then started to "invade my space" by sitting so she could be putting her foot basically in my lap. So I waited for a scary moment, and pretended I was startled and kicked her foot with my knee. Anyway, the manager left, and she went back to calling us "faggots". Which I thought was funny since as someone who is black, she should know better than to oppress people who are different from her (not that I'm gay; I actually thought that part was funny. I should've started to hold hands with my friend).

Definatley sounds like she was trying to get you to move so she could take up 2 seats with her girthiness. She sounded like a total psycho, you should have given her the crazy eyes.

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Originally Posted by scott1598
Face it, black crowds just tend to be louder than non-black crowds. There's nothing racist about it. It's just the way it is.
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Worst: Got to Outbreak a little late and was forced to sit in the very first row with the three people I was with. It's an older theater in Pasadena and the first row is mere feet from the screen. Bad enough that it was near impossible to see anything to the left or right of the screen, but just minutes after we sat, two gang members snuck into the theater from the exits at the wings and sat on either side of my group. During every action scene the guy at my left would jump out of his seat, pumping his fist and yelling "YEAH, 'G'!" at, like, Dustin Hoffman. And when my leg sort of drifted into his space, he glared at me. I thought he was going to knife me.
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Originally Posted by scott1598
What, you want him to be racist?
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HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS-zillion screaming girls. Couldn't hear a thing.

THE ABYSS- Big storm hit and power went out in the middle of the movie. I think some kind of back-up generator kicked in, film kept starting and stopping for a few minutes and then stayed on for good. Leaving the theater noticed power was out everywhere but the theater.
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Saw Red Dragon opening night with a group of about 15 blacks sitting a couple rows behind me. By far, worst experience ever.
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When I went to see the Village. The first several rows were jammed packed with teenagers and young kids, all talking so loudly during the trailers nobody in the theater could hear them. Once the movie started, they refused to stop (and I missed the first part of the movie because of this...I saw it but I could not hear it.) People started shouting for them to shut up, which ensued in a shouting match between the adults in the upper seats and the teens in the rows closer to the screen. Eventually, management had to bring police officers in to shut the kids up and escort people out if they refused to shut up.

And then I sat through one of the worst movies I've ever seen in a theater. That didn't help the overall bad situation at all.

It really turned me off seeing any PG-13 movie on opening night.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Saw Red Dragon opening night with a group of about 15 blacks sitting a couple rows behind me. By far, worst experience ever.
Care to elaborate? Just because you have black people in a theater with you it's a bad experience? I doubt that...there has to be more to this story.
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It's funny you bring this up cause me and a few friends had the worst experience ever the other day at Spider-Man 3. We went North Philly which is not the greatest area. When we got to the theater there were very few seats so we had to sit in the third row. That's when it all went to hell. There were kids crying and people yelling throughout the whole thing. The kid in front of me rocked his chair the whole time and when an action scene would come up he went crazy and shook the chair as much as possible hitting my knees each time. Like 30 minutes in to the movie this guy who i'm 95% sure was homeless (there are a lot of homeless people in this area) sits down next to me and smelled like a very old very used urinal cake. I couldn't breath through my nose for the next two hours. The audience there was terrible. At a few point when Peter cried the audience started screaming insults at him and laughing at him. And then with like 10 minutes left 75% of the audience just walked out and talking as loud as possible. Worst experience ever.
And you just didn't leave and ask for your money back? Seriously...I can see if it starts out bad and the mangement does something about it, but if they allow it to continue, why sit there and take it? Spider Man 3 isn't a movie that will be gone from the theaters anytime soon...catch it at another time.

My afternoon experience with Spider Man 3 started out bad today as well, especially with a screaming kid that started screaming almost as soon as his parents brought him in there. The mom dragged him out and came back about 10 minutes later and said to the rest of her group, "He's not settling down. If he comes back in here he will ruin the movie for us." What about the rest of us, asshole? While I am glad she took the kid out, to assume they were the only ones being bothered by their stupid ass kid amazed me. But an usher who was standing in the theater stopped the beginning of the movie for a few minutes to remind everybody to shut their kids up or take them out, so what started out bad before the movie began (and there was more going on that just that one kid, as you can imagine if the usher had to say something to the group) was well handled by theater managment.
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The relevant threads you linked are at least 2 years old and older. If somebody resurrected one of those, then somebody else would be moaning how such an old thread was resurrected.

Are these links really necessary? This is a movie talk board....certain topics will come up again and again...I don't really see a reason in resurrecting old threads when years later somebody wants to bring a topic up again. Otherwise we'd have long ass threads multiple pages long and for why?
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Originally Posted by Jackson_Browne
Face it, black crowds just tend to be louder than non-black crowds. There's nothing racist about it. It's just the way it is.
And I noticed white people tend to bring babies and kids too young to comprehend the movie to theaters, even R rated movies. What's up with that? And there's nothing racist about that either!
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Originally Posted by calhoun07
And I noticed white people tend to bring babies and kids too young to comprehend the movie to theaters, even R rated movies. What's up with that? And there's nothing racist about that either!
I'm sure there's no need to get offended. We should just get along. I'm sure it wasn't meant to offend and doesn't apply to everyone. Making a stereotype of your own does not help the situation. If you think someone is being ignorant then it would probably be better to be the better man in this situation, it is the internet afterall.

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