Watching a movie at the theatre is more fun than watching it on your TV or tablet. Ask any movie buff and he or she will tell you why. With the huge IMAX screen and Dolby surround sound system, everything seems more real. Throw in a 3D format once in a while and the experience is simply amazing. This is the reason people happily pay over $10 to watch a movie in a theatre.
But watching a movie in a theatre has its downsides, too. And fellow moviegoers are usually to blame for that. So here are the four things that I can really do without at the movie theatre:
- People who come to the theatre to talk: Some people just can’t help chattering no matter where they are. I simply fail to understand why they are compelled to make their own contribution to the conversation going on in the movie. They disturb other people around them and spoil the fun. If all these people want to do is talk, what makes them think that a movie theatre is the right place to do that?
- Babies who can’t stop crying: One of the worst things that can happen in the middle of an engrossing scene is a restless baby screaming at the top of its voice. I know that some parents have no one to leave their baby with when going to the theatre. But why make other people suffer for that? A baby crying in a theatre is highly distracting and takes the fun out of watching a movie. Imagine that the “hero” is finally going to propose to the “heroine” and this baby one row in front of you suddenly picks just that moment to scream. What could be more infuriating than that?
- Folks who show up late: It is my firm belief that people can be forgiven for coming late to office, but not to a movie theatre. But that’s exactly what some people do every time. They make an entrance in the theatre fifteen minutes after the movie has started and saunter towards their seat as if the theatre belongs to them. Not only that, some of them also can’t stop yapping while they do that. And if they happen to have their seats in your row, you have to show them the decency to squeeze yourself in your seat to make way for them. How annoying?
What are some things you can do without at the movies?