Theaters and children and me being pissed off
on 10-23-2004 01:09 PM
I like movies, when i go to a theater to watch movies i like to hear the movie and enjoy it, i know a bit of screaming during scarry parts, and laughing during funny parts will go on, thats fine, cause i may be screaming or laughing myself.. thats what the movie is for.. even the ocasional "wooaahh thats pretty cool" drifting thru the theater is aceptable,
what i don't like is a nonstop barage of talking at the screen, cell phones, people talking to each other like they were in their living room watching a dvd.. and as i found out last night.. CHILDREN especialy children in mass.. i went to the 7:30 showing of "The Grudge" with some co workers, including poop, and chainsaw (think he posted here like 2x, and one other who is not cool enough for polycount aparently!
no exageration the entire front section, nearly 200 seats were filled with children, i doubt any of them could have been over 12, we all saw this as a bad sign to start with, the volume of them jsut talking was anoying enough, then the first preview came on... and the half of them that were little girls started SCREAMING .. AT EVERYTHING!!! it a freaking word "DIRECTED BY!" would pop up on the scream too fast they would fucking shreik, then the half that was boys would laugh at the ones shreiking. within 10 minutes into the movie people just started walking out. at about 15 minutes in i got fed up an told co workers i would see them later, and walked out.
i went for the counter and asked for my money back, an the kid their apologized and said they had given over a dozen refunds within the first 15 minutes of the movie, and offered to give me a ticket to the 8:00 showing or my money back, i took the 8:00 showing thinking all the kids were in the one i left.. WRONG.. in the theater was mostly normal, cept for 10-15 slightly older punks, like 14-15 i think (still not old enough for an old fashioned snot beating) they jsut fucking talked and were consiously trying to be anoying, someone went and complained and in came like 4 ushers, and i figured "cool they will kick these asses out and it will all be good. aparently the extent of a modern ushers power is to go stand near the unruly people and hope they shut up , if this does not work.. leave. one usher stood like 5 foot from them as they heckled and talked, and cursed at the other movie goers who turned and yelled "SHUT THE FUCK UP" at them. when the usher saw this did not work he left. over 20 0f us got up at the same time and walked out, and got our money back and left.
since the co workers chose to stay an watch the first showing, i ended up walking back to work, it wasnt far, but was pretty dark. no lights along the road. before i went in the *:00 showing (when i thought it would be all better) i ran back in the first show and told them so htey could go to it if they would rather, but they didnt, so they ended up waiting after the movie at a next door resturaunt waiting for me to come out with the 8:00 showing. which never happened