Friday, June 4, 2010

Do Not Ruin My $10 Movie Theater Experience

Tonight I'm hating on people at movie theaters. I went to see a movie with the hubby and fortunately he got to leave work early and we were able to make a 4:30 show. I usually shy away from Friday nights at movie theaters because they are filled with lots of teenagers/popcorn all over the place/gross bathrooms/etc. I figured that the movie would start before people got off of work so it wouldn't be too crowded.

I was right and when we walked into the theater had maybe 30 people in it. The theater was huge - I'd guess it could sit at least 300 people. We picked our seats, got comfy and the previews began. Of course a few people came in during the previews which is totally normal. But just as the movie was beginning a group of 5 teenage boys walked in and decided to sit RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME.

When I go to a movie, I always make a point to not sit in front of anyone because I don't want to block their view and I want to give them the option to put their feet up on the chair. Of course, if the movie is sold out, you can't avoid it. But today, when there were 270+ other seats to choose from, they chose the seat in front of me...the seat that my feet were on...and proceeded to spend the entire moving rocking back and forth hitting my knees. Sure, I could have gotten up and moved to a different seat, but I was there first. Call it childish, but I believe in a thing called movie etiquette and these people did not follow it. I hate you.




Anonymous said...

Hate other people... just in general ;-) Seriously though - in a giant movie theatre, I always end up directly behind the freakishly tall man who plays on his brightly lit iphone the entire movie (which begs the question - why the hell did he spent $10 on the movie? Answer: So he can make snarky - but not funny - comments about it to his girlfriend). Love your blog! Please visit me at Life: Forward (

Jennifer said...

I once yelled at a 14 year old kid at the movies. I wouldv'e thrown my popcorn at him too, but I didn't want to waste it. I hate teenagers.

Love your blog. Now following. Check me out too.

Paige said...

I am IN LOVE with this blog (in the least creepy-stalker way possible ;) So nice to find others that hate people as much as I do sometimes! ha ha

andygirl said...

oh don't get me started on movie ettiquette. I hate the people who sit right in front of you when it can be avoided, people who bring toddlers to any kind of movie, people who text in the movies (I can see the light!), and people who kick the back of my chair. not. cool.

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