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Old 12-23-2008, 11:01 PM   #41
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I was at a concert and an older woman in the row behind me answered a cell phone and started talking. I rolled up my program, reached back, and tapped her on the top of the head. Not a good idea, but it was effective in this instance.


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I was at a concert and an older woman in the row behind me answered a cell phone and started talking. I rolled up my program, reached back, and tapped her on the top of the head. Not a good idea, but it was effective in this instance.
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(CNN) -- A man angry that a family was talking during a movie threw popcorn at the son and then shot the father in the arm, according to police in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

James Joseph Cialella, 29, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons violations, a police report said.


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(CNN) -- A man angry that a family was talking during a movie threw popcorn at the son and then shot the father in the arm, according to police in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

James Joseph Cialella, 29, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons violations, a police report said.

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This won't be the last story like this if people keep talking and using cell phones in movie theatres. I blame the father who was asked to be quite and instead of doing so as he should have, he argued with the guy. Be quite and watch the movie!
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This won't be the last story like this if people keep talking and using cell phones in movie theatres. I blame the father who was asked to be quite and instead of doing so as he should have, he argued with the guy. Be quite and watch the movie!
Maybe instead of the printed cards that clifp suggested, I should judst make copies of that article to hand out?

Or, follow up T-Al's suggestion:
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From this thread I think some of you maybe don't have long to live.

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Crowd rudeness is one of the reasons I only go to movies a couple times a year. The best ones are the 10 AM weekday unemployment retiree specials, preferably for the last week of a movie's run. Usually there are only two or three other hermits in the seats.

Unfortunately many of our local cineplexes have started rolling video commercials feeds on the screen before the "real" pre-movie ads begin. I can wear earplugs and I can avoid looking at a slideshow but I have a hard time ignoring a flashy, fast-moving video feed.

I don't watch TV at home and don't even watch DVDs or videos. Not sure why I go to the movie theater, unless it's for the big-screen & sound effects "theater experience". When that starts being more pain than pleasure then I'm done buying tickets.

I haven't seen a stage play or an opera in 30 years, unless you count school productions and elementary school field trips. No rock concerts since MTV got going. I paid real money to watch a local stand-up comedian in 1990, and the people who talked during his performance got his direct personal attention for an unforgettable experience-- worth every penny!
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From this thread I think some of you maybe don't have long to live.
I was thinking about your post tonight when we went to see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Early on in the movie, a baby started crying and after it went on for a while, and got louder, some people started saying "shhhh". Apparently it went too far for the mother, because I heard her say, "Don't be starting no sh*t up in here." The shushing stopped, as if on cue.
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I was thinking about your post tonight when we went to see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Early on in the movie, a baby started crying and after it went on for a while, and got louder, some people started saying "shhhh". Apparently it went too far for the mother, because I heard her say, "Don't be starting no sh*t up in here." The shushing stopped, as if on cue.
There's no excuse for bringing a child that young to a movie theatre. If you do bring a very young child to the theatre you need to leave if it starts crying like that.
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I was thinking about your post tonight when we went to see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Early on in the movie, a baby started crying and after it went on for a while, and got louder, some people started saying "shhhh". Apparently it went too far for the mother, because I heard her say, "Don't be starting no sh*t up in here." The shushing stopped, as if on cue.
I'm guessing that the management would have given money back to those that wanted it.

I haven't been to the movies for awhile - none of them interest me.
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We went to see Valkyrie on Christmas. We really enjoyed it, but an adult in the row behind us spilled his drink all over Frank at the beginning. Consequently Frank missed the first few scenes because he was trying to clean his glasses, and his clothing was wet too so that was pretty hard to do. Of course, no apology or acknowledgement of any problem was offered.
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I paid real money to watch a local stand-up comedian in 1990, and the people who talked during his performance got his direct personal attention for an unforgettable experience-- worth every penny!
We went to a performance like that. Political satire and comedy. The cast warned quite clearly to not use cell phones and then were brutal to those that did. Even when singled out and totally ridiculed, some folks still left their phones on and took calls – much to their regret. Not sure what it is. Some folks just don’t think and are seemingly unaware of their surroundings.

One advantage of FIRE is the weekday matinee. Discount price, lots of empty seats and attended mostly by older retired folks – who are much more courteous once the film starts.
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We too recently went to see Brad Pitt age "backwords" as Benjamin Button and was quite surprised that the movie was 3 hours long! We had a row of 5 kids that looked to be 12-16 or so....needless to say they were acting their ages....talking....texting....and then out came the laser light....and that was it for me....I blurted out that "if they couldn't get things togther that maybe I could go get an usher to help them out" (thanks to having read here earlier)....well....you could have heard a pin drop immediately after that

While they did keep moving around....texting and talking....at least it was quieter for quite some time....and after they started up again, I only had to lean forward and invoke "the stare"....

thanks for the poster's recommendation!!
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We too recently went to see Brad Pitt age "backwords" as Benjamin Button and was quite surprised that the movie was 3 hours long! We had a row of 5 kids that looked to be 12-16 or so....needless to say they were acting their ages....talking....texting....and then out came the laser light....and that was it for me....I blurted out that "if they couldn't get things togther that maybe I could go get an usher to help them out" (thanks to having read here earlier)....well....you could have heard a pin drop immediately after that

While they did keep moving around....texting and talking....at least it was quieter for quite some time....and after they started up again, I only had to lean forward and invoke "the stare"....

thanks for the poster's recommendation!!
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There is apparently a bootleg device (banned by the FCC) that is used in some venues that broadcasts a local short-range signal that keeps cell phones from working. Maybe this is a better choice?

Also, as an early retiree, one of the big benefits is going to a Tues. afternoon movie when there are only 4 other people in the theater....
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you shoulda pulled a tromboneal and whacked em on the head with anythingyou had handy

I think that there may have actually been one of Al's followers in another theatre that night as a local police officer was escorting a gentleman out as our movie was letting out........he was still fuming as he was exiting
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There's no excuse for bringing a child that young to a movie theatre. If you do bring a very young child to the theatre you need to leave if it starts crying like that.
One of the theaters near me has special matinees for mothers/nannies with babies. I might be very unhappy if I inadvertently bought a ticket for such a showing. It's one of the traps we ERs have to look out for. It's dangerous out there, folks.
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Hey, these people best behave!

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I also just saw Benjamin Buttons and at the most inopportune time some one's cell phone went off and they answered it and started talking . Luckily I was rows away from that person because I would have shushed them . By the way I thought Bradd Pitt was great in that movie .
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I agree, people who talk in theaters should be given a metal immediately. 1000 feet per second sounds like about the right speed with which to give them that metal.
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