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Going to the cinema, the things I find annoying

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Picture this if you will.  You decide to go to the cinema with your friends, spouse or partner to watch the latest blockbuster.  You arrive nice and early, purchase your ticket and grab yourself the largest bucket of Popcorn you can find along with a refreshing drink then make your way to watch the film of your choice.  You enter the theatre and make your way to your chosen seats and get settled.  Slowly more cinema goers arrive and do exactly what you have just done, you sit through the obligatory adverts and forthcoming attractions, then the movie finally starts.

You then notice either the people at the back, side or front you start to rustle around in their bag, producing the largest noisiest packet of sweets/crisps or anything that has a crunch range decibel of about three rows and all you can hear is cruuuunnchhh followed by the nom nom nom.  Eventually the noisy eaters have finished and you breathe a sigh of relief knowing at last no more added sound effects to the movie. 

Then all of a sudden your chair starts to shake and you are horrified to discover that the selfish person sat behind you who also has left their manners at home, has unceremoniously plonked their feet (along with their dirty shoes) on the back of the chair next to you, so not only have you got someone's dirty feet next to you but all you can feel is the equivalent to someone kicking the back of your chair. 

Things I hate about going to the cinema Then just as you think it could not get any worse the phone freak in front of you (the one who cannot go ten minutes without updating their facebook page) gets their phone out to add "I'm at the cinema" as their status and they just can't go for more than five minutes without answering a text message. 

Don't even get me started on the ones who have to give their opinion during the movie and proceed to dissect every scene spoiling the film for those around them. 

Finally I cannot forget the ones who are unable to tell the time and arrive ten minutes into the movie.  I didn't fork out for cinema tickets and the big screen experience just to watch silhouettes walking back and forth.

Why can't the cinema stewards/staff be a little more understanding like provide crunch free bags for all noisy snack packets, clamp down on people putting their dirty feet up on the chairs, confiscate all phones if used in the auditorium (although that is a bit unrealistic but it's a nice thought), gag the ones who can't stop yapping for an hour an half (ok another unrealistic thought) and if the film has already started tough luck - you don't get in!

By: Lancashire Lass


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Ban Garbage Food

Ban Garbage Food

When you go to the cinema nowadays, there's a queue a mile and a half long in font of you half of whom are buying over-priced popcorn, undercooked hotdogs, watered down Coca-Cola or Pepsi-Cola and all other kinds of garbage, garbage foods which when consumed in the cinema are going to frustrate you with their smells and the noise they make when eaten. BAH! Why buy this crap?
Ban Garbage Food
24th Dec 15 13:00

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Mr H

Mr H

I totally agree, I went to see Dawn of the planet of the apes as my local about 1 month ago and becuase I thought it stopped showing I booked my ticket right away as big screen and sound for the film was sooo looking forward to it.
Got in my seat all ready film started. people on front row at the side wipped out phones to take photos of the screen (wtf)
Another group 2 rows behind me started talking I could hear them over the film at first I let it go thought they would stop. I eventally turned round and said *will you please be quiet* they seem shocked.
Then as what seemed like revenge every 15 mins they would go out of the cinema to talk to mess with phones this would lead to them walking infront of me and block my view.
My thought was you paid 7.50 to see a film just to leave every 15 mins to mess with your phone
Mr H
20th Oct 14 12:18

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lancashireLass

lancashireLass

I suppose Easyhandyman you the kind of Southerner who has never set foot North of Watford Gap, you need to try hauling your sorry backside North and see for yourself, and no doubt your one of the type on inconsiderates I was referring to.
lancashireLass
17th Oct 14 21:39

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www.easyhandyman.com

www.easyhandyman.com

I didnt know they had cinemas in lancashire, still thats progress for you, anyway what you need is to go to sub-titled films with earplugs. problem solved
www.easyhandyman.com
10th Jul 14 17:59

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Phil is racist

Phil is racist

Phil - I think you mean chavs
Have you ever experienced them behind you at the cinema?
End chaviness.
It must stop.
Phil is racist
10th Jun 14 00:15

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Phil

Phil

There are too many immigrants going to the cinema. They are putting alot of strain on cinema staff with their outrageous behaviour. The solution is to stop all immigration now. Immigrants can't understand what's being said in these films anyway. They'll be asking for subtitles in their own language next.
Vote UKIP for a better cinema going experience.
Phil
5th May 14 10:14

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pet

pet

Cinemas seem to be starting to encourage this behaviour, does anyone agree? I went to see the new need for speed filum the other week (yay explosions and shiny cars etc) and oh gosh, at the concession stand (in my day it was just overpriced revels and cola) they were selling nachos and hot dogs and tiny bottles of wkd! So the first part of the film was 'Scrunch nom scrunched SCRUNCH' and onion breath, the second half lots of belching and onion farts!
I've nothing against a (silent) pack of haribo and a little vodka during a movie, that's just fun. But a full blown meal??
pet
26th Mar 14 06:18

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Nick

Nick

You don't own a cinema do you Kipper? Why are you so annoyed by me telling the truth about cinemas
Nick
17th Feb 14 16:10

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Kipper

Kipper

Nick are you gay? I think you are. Looking back through your posts you seem to be a woman hater. Or maybe a chav without an underage girl friend.
Kipper
17th Feb 14 09:12

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Nick

Nick

Cinemas are rip-offs and are most suitable for chavs dating their underage girlfriends.
Nick
17th Feb 14 09:10

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Tired and emotional

Tired and emotional

I can manage to watch a film even a fairly lengthy one such as 'Patton' or 'Scarface' while remaining silent, without going to the toilet several times, reciting the script outloud or saying 'This is a good bit', eating a hot dog and drenching myself in ketchup, loudly munching on popcorn or slurping a drink, I can also switch my mobile off and keep it switched off for the full duration of a film, whenever I go to the cinema I am amazed at the short attention spans of a lot of people, the amount of calories they need to consume and the volume at which they do so, Hollywood blockbusters shown in the main auditorium seem to attract these people a lot more than obscure or subtitled films shown in the smaller halls. I recently saw the old classic 'The bicycle thieves' and actually enjoyed the experience of not being interrupted or disturbed.
Tired and emotional
16th Feb 14 22:48

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LancashireLass

LancashireLass

Karen83 I'm so jealous I wish our area was as lucky, I would pay a bit more to have the cinema experience that I dream of. I emailed Cineworld with my complaints and suggested that certain auditoriums have the luxury of a more controlled theatre, did get response just not the one I wanted.

LancashireLass
LancashireLass
16th Feb 14 20:36

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hairyfairy

hairyfairy

Why do people bother to go to the cinema nowadays is beyond me, when you can rent a dvd & watch films in the comfort of you own home without being sneezed & coughed on, & having to listen to other people eating & talking. It`s cheaper too.
hairyfairy
9th Feb 14 13:18

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Karen83

Karen83

This is why I don't go to ordinary cinemas as the noisy eaters just ruin my enjoyment. However, where I live, we have a posh cinema where the tickets cost a lot extra but it is worth every penny as it is smaller and people are more respectful - no chair kickers, talkers. They still serve food but it is in crunch-free bags. I would recommend it thoroughly.
Karen83
9th Feb 14 02:20

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Nick

Nick

Cinemas must ban all yobs or we shall boycott cinemas. Thank you very much.
Nick
3rd Feb 14 13:48

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