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Posted: 10 July 2012 06:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Posted: 10 July 2012 07:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Theater etiquette:
(1) Whoever sits next to me is my date. Anyone.

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Posted: 10 July 2012 10:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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jmper - 10 July 2012 07:48 AM

Theater etiquette:
(1) Whoever sits next to me is my date. Anyone.

I assume you only ever sit in aisle seats when the theater is full then?

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Posted: 10 July 2012 10:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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My favorites are not the people who ask you to move so that four of them can sit together, but the couple on the other side one seat down from you. You start to move for the other group, when this couple informs you smugly, “I’m sorry, but that seat’s taken.”  You relay the information to the group of four, who may even, in a nearly full theater, have to split up.


Then, an hour into the movie, you notice that whoever was supposed to be sitting in the “taken” seat never showed up.

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Posted: 10 July 2012 10:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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sometimes you notice someone by themselves no-one is sitting near, this happens on busses, at the Motor registration centre in my last case among other places
you gleefully grab the empty seat and then the pong of body odour hits you and you hastilly move as everyone else gives you knowing glances!!

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Posted: 10 July 2012 12:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Velvet Goblin - 10 July 2012 10:00 AM

I assume you only ever sit in aisle seats when the theater is full then?

Naw, I just plop down in the middle.
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Posted: 10 July 2012 04:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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It isn’t a big deal if they ask politely and a seat is available, that isn’t going to mess up my view of the movie.

What is bad theater etiquette is taking out your cell, phone, tablet, etc. & texting in during a movie while you device screen flashes light in other people’s eyes.  Had one idiot do that during a movie and they keep during it even after being warned not to by the manager of the theater hat the device was preventing people from watching the movie.

Another bad etiquette thing is telling the person next to you that they better not eat any popcorn, etc. while they are sitting next to you as soon as you sit down..

I had ticket for an AMC Fathom event and as soon as I sat down once.  This woman who I’ve never seen before, said to me, “You better not eat any popcorn or anything else as I want to be able to hear everything.”

This rude stupid hag during the showing was talking to her friend and made a good bit of loud noise during the showing
Also, just about every one in the theater had a small popcorn, as that was free to AMC Stubs members that day via an email coupon.

In most cases I don’t go see as many movies as I used to, as was pointed out earlier you can buy a copy for about the price of a ticket or two when it is released.  If your willing to wait a bit longer after it gets released on DVD, Blue-Ray, etc. that you can find it marked down to half the price or even less of what it was selling for in most cases.

 

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Posted: 10 July 2012 05:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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jmper - 10 July 2012 12:38 PM
Velvet Goblin - 10 July 2012 10:00 AM

I assume you only ever sit in aisle seats when the theater is full then?

Naw, I just plop down in the middle.
Amore!


Don’t either of your dates ever get jealous, or argue about who sits on which side?

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Posted: 10 July 2012 06:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Velvet Goblin - 10 July 2012 05:04 PM

Don’t either of your dates ever get jealous, or argue about who sits on which side?

No, usually by that time I am escorted out by cops.

Hardly ever get to sit through an entire movie.

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Posted: 11 July 2012 12:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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That’s for groping, jmper….

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Posted: 11 July 2012 01:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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a breast is not THAT easily confused with a cup of popcorn in the dark.

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Posted: 12 July 2012 10:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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lordvicore - 09 July 2012 07:15 PM

I’d guess… for all I know JHoagland hunts nuns or collects kitten heads as a hobby.

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The people who asked us to move over weren’t weird or anything like that, but it seemed odd that they would want to sit in our row, which did not have 4 empty seats, instead of a row which did have 4 seats. And, yes, moving over one seat isn’t going to inconvenience anyone- luckily, the people didn’t talk during the movie or anything like that. It’s the fact that we got there first, we chose the seats, so it’s “my” seat and I don’t want to move.

But, like one of the posters said, what if you’re the group of 4 who’s running late and want to sit together?

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Posted: 13 July 2012 09:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Was at a Trans-Siberian concert a few years ago. A lady had the seat next to mine. “Don’t worry, I don’t bite,” she quipped.

I looked very downcast and said, “Oh, but I do.”

(We had a delightful evening)

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Posted: 23 August 2012 10:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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jmper - 09 July 2012 04:54 PM

Now if the person had a physical disability, sure no problem

Definitely a good reason, that person could be me wink  The only way I can sit through a film is in a left-hand end row seat, or the front row, so I can slouch down with my hip straight and my leg stuck out in front of me.

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Posted: 23 August 2012 10:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Zev0 - 09 July 2012 07:02 PM

In my country when you get buy a ticket they show you all available seats. You book one and that is your seat. Nobody asks you to move unless you’re in the wrong seat:)


True. You only move to allow people to pass to their seat(s).

The local multiscreen has the capability, but I’ve only seen them use it for something that’s hugely popular, say the first couple of days of the main blockbuster for the summer. In several hundred visits I think I had an assigned seat twice (LOTR!).

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