Proper Movie Theater Etiquette
Growing up, a weekly tradition in my household was to go see a movie with my dad and the tradition still carries on to this day! However, yesterday we went to see a movie and I was ashamed to see that some people don't care about proper movie theater etiquette anymore.
As soon as the movie started, people were instantly on their phones. I understand we live in a newer technology age, but why would someone pay to go see a movie when they're just going to sit on their phone the whole time? It's their money and they can do what they want with it, but I came to have some bonding time with my father and to watch a movie, not be distracted by tiny phone lights.
Another person actually answered their phone while the movie was playing! I'll admit I keep my phone on vibrate, but I never answer my phone. If it's an emergency, I'll step out in the hallway and take it, not answer it in the middle of a movie theater! Thankfully the phone call was only a minute long, but come on man. Don't answer your phone during a movie.
Believe it or not there was a third thing that grinned my gears. Two people decided to have a talk during the entire movie. Again, why pay money to see a film, if you're just going to talk through it? Wait until the film is over and then discuss how you felt about a certain scene.
All I'm asking is please be more considerate to others trying to watch a film. Movies these days cost a good amount of money and people go to enjoy themselves, not to hear someones conversation about how good their turkey sandwich was for lunch.
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