Saturday, January 10, 2009

Use Your Heads People

Not you guys. I'm sure you are all on your best behavior in a movie theater. This little post is somewhat ranty for you to share with friends of friends who might not know the rules.

Sue and I went to see Slumdog Millionaire tonight. This post is not about the movie, the only thing I will say is go see it. It was awesome. A little hard to watch at moments but probably the best movie I've seen in a while, well not counting Twilight. I'm kidding! That sucked. Slumdog rocked. At the end of the movie people clapped. Finger to nose.

Here's my problem. What the hell is wrong with people? I mean seriously. I think these are basic things that everyone should know but I'm going to go over them just in case a stranger who was in the theater with me should happen upon my blog and needs a few tips...
1. When you are in a movie theater on a Saturday night that is basically packed to capacity the seat next to you isn't for your friggin' coat, When you see people staring hopelessly at the seats looking for a couple together and you make eye contact with them, move your coat. If it's to big have your hubby put it in the car. Or, better yet, think ahead of time, bring a smaller jacket. Show me how smart you are. That is of course unless you paid for a seat for your coat, in which case, I'm going to need to see the ticket stub please.
2. A movie theater is not a coffee house. It's not for chatting. If you can't keep your mouth shut while watching a movie, you should watch at home. It's rude to have whole conversations in a theater. Nobody but your chatting buddy cares what you think. And when a stranger whispers, "Shut up," do it. Also if you do talk through the entire thing, don't leave before your seat mates can give you dirty looks. At least have the consideration to do that.
3. Shower
4. When someone has to get up for what ever reason just move. Don't make it hard on them. Do you think they want to leave a good movie? Pull your legs in and keep the muttering to a minimum. Or sit in the middle where no one has to get by you. You sit on the end seat my friend, you've sealed your fate.
5. I hate to say this but I have to. If it's an adult movie, we kind of don't want to hear your baby screaming. No offense, I'm sure your baby's lovely. You have every right to see a movie. That's what babysitters are for. Is that bitchy? Who cares. My blog.

i hope these tips were helpful to your friends of friends. I have great faith in all of you, well, except you. You know who you are.

10 comments:

Sue Jacquette said...

Amen.

Kathy S. said...

"3. Shower"

LOL, I don't even want to know...

Amy who showers...on Wednesdays said...

Good to know, in case I ever get to go to the movies again...

Paige said...

Aint that the truth? somehow I got in trouble with my hubby last nite for telling the little SOBs to shut the hell up.

How am I the bad guy here?

Anonymous said...

so true. i totally agree. it's not like it is on demand and you can pause and replay. hell, you can drop quite a bit o' cash these days going to the movies.

people need to learn manners. and take showers. and take their trash with them when they leave.

~jami

Meredith said...

Damn...guess next time I'm gonna have to move my arse over for ya huh?

My favorite is when there is an empty seat, a couple, and another empty seat, and they don't move over - even though they are fully aware just that little move would give you the two seats you are desperately searching for. Duh.

Meredith said...

oh, and I LOVED Slumdog...you are right - hard to watch but loved it!

Lula! said...

"Shower."

Hilarious.

I have to add one of my own to this list...
Teenagers--please refrain from TEXTING throughout an entire movie. Seriously...give it a rest. I love to text as much as the next person, but come on...watch the movie your parents gave you money to see. Yeesh!

Christy said...

Holla! Wait...did I use that in the right context? Heehee...I know just what you're saying. We went to the movies a couple of weekends ago & some woman actually got a phone call in the middle of the movie and took the call! She did proceed to walk out of the theater after about 3 minutes, but she was talking (loudly, I might add) the entire time. Hello? They tell you to turn your phone off for a REASON.

Lora said...

I've just about given up on the movies. I totally get that guy who brought a gun and shot that guy. Justifiable!!

the theater in my neighborhood (coincidentally the one where the guy got shot) is a lost cause. I went to go see Milk with a friend of mine way out in Edgemont where I thought people would be a little bit more well behaved. Wrong! It was a bunch of drunk teenagers and coked up housewives with big hair that I couldn't see over. Grr.

I heart Netflix.