What do you think about checking voice messages and texting in movie theaters?

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    Dec 16, 2011 2:37 PM GMT
    Personally, it doesn't bother me...it's quiet. I even think it's pretty respectful when people hold their phones down as lowly as they can. I just don't like it when people talk loudly or carry on conversations on the phone.
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    Dec 16, 2011 3:15 PM GMT
    um, if you're sitting in a dark room with only one source of light, it's hard not to notice when a shining beacon pops up every two minutes three rows in front of you. I hate those guys, and if they're close enough, I speak my mind.

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    If checking a message is that important, they need to sit near the exit and take care of their business when they need to.
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    Dec 16, 2011 3:16 PM GMT
    Its obnoxious. Which is why I dont go to movie theaters anymore. To many ghetto/rude/douchbaggy people.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Dec 16, 2011 3:24 PM GMT
    Doesn't bother me at all. I'm focused on the movie
  • tgrissom0312

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    Dec 16, 2011 3:26 PM GMT
    I always turn my iPhone brightness down all the way. This really helps it from being distracted. My employees work around the clock and I need to be available as much as possible. So, checking/replying to a text on a screen that even I can barely see is less of a disruption than getting up a few times.

    or at least that's my excuse for doing it! ;-)
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    Dec 16, 2011 3:28 PM GMT
    tgrissom0312 saidI always turn my iPhone brightness down all the way. This really helps it from being distracted. My employees work around the clock and I need to be available as much as possible. So, checking/replying to a text on a screen that even I can barely see is less of a disruption than getting up a few times.

    or at least that's my excuse for doing it! ;-)


    They should take an end seat and get up and go to the lobby.
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    Dec 16, 2011 3:28 PM GMT
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  • stratavos

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    Dec 16, 2011 3:36 PM GMT
    it's ok during the opening/ending credits, and the trailers, not the real movie.
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    Dec 16, 2011 3:44 PM GMT
    I hold my iPhone over my head and record the entire movie so I can upload it to PirateBay later.
  • irishkcguy

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    Dec 16, 2011 3:51 PM GMT
    If you're the only person there, fine. Text to your heart's content. If not you have no right to distract or take away from other people's enjoyment of the film.

    Also, if you have kids and can't find a sitter, stay home. Don't drag them to the movies with you. Sometimes the lack of consideration for other people amazes me.
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    Dec 16, 2011 3:59 PM GMT
    I'll take texting over people who talk extremely loud and about something that has nothing to do with the movie.
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    Dec 16, 2011 4:08 PM GMT
    obnoxious...no reason for it

    people we survived for years without cell phones and texting. There is no valid reason you need to be checking anything if you are attending a movie. Leave your wubbies in the car for two hours. There should be a machine that blows up cell phones if they turned on during a movie. I am surprised people even have the attention span for movies anymore since they cant go 5 minutes without their phone addictions
  • calibro

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    Dec 16, 2011 4:34 PM GMT
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    Dec 16, 2011 4:37 PM GMT
    If you are the only person in there. Or at the very top
  • HighNTight

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    Dec 16, 2011 4:41 PM GMT
    Damn, @Calibro, you beat me to it...I was going to post the same thing...

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    Dec 16, 2011 4:43 PM GMT
    jerseywoof saidobnoxious...no reason for it

    people we survived for years without cell phones and texting. There is no valid reason you need to be checking anything if you are attending a movie. Leave your wubbies in the car for two hours. There should be a machine that blows up cell phones if they turned on during a movie. I am surprised people even have the attention span for movies anymore since they cant go 5 minutes without their phone addictions


    They dont. thats why they bring their phones. and of course the world revolves around them too.
  • calibro

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    Dec 16, 2011 4:44 PM GMT
    HighNTight saidDamn, @Calibro, you beat me to it...I was going to post the same thing...

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    Dec 16, 2011 4:45 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidIts obnoxious. Which is why I dont go to movie theaters anymore. To many ghetto/rude/douchbaggy people.


    Ditto.
    People are so inconsiderate.
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    Dec 16, 2011 4:51 PM GMT
    It doesn't bother me. I do text during the movie, but I hold the phone down (so no one can see the light). I don't usually check my voicemail in the theater itself (I go out to do it).
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    Dec 16, 2011 6:06 PM GMT
    No problem really, I just go sit behind them and silently slip a thin wire garrote around their neck squeezing ever so rapidly. After that is accomplished, the only noise heard and flash of light seen is when the mobile drops to the floor. No problem, really.
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    Dec 16, 2011 6:12 PM GMT
    If They're next to me it's a problem, but I don't mind if they move to a corner or something to do it. One thing I hate is when people have the brightness on their phones all the up high tho. It distracts me >_>
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    Dec 16, 2011 6:16 PM GMT
    If you can't put your phone down for 2 hours so others watching the movie can enjoy it, don't go.
    Also, if you can't keep your phone in your pock on a date, we're done.
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    Dec 16, 2011 6:25 PM GMT
    I hate to break to some people, but most of us aren't that important that we need to be reached anywhere, anytime. Unless you're "on call" (doctor, lawyer, etc.), there is no reason to have your cell phone on in a theatre...and THEN it should be on vibrate...AND if you DO get a call/text, excuse yourself from the theatre to respond. Stop using technology as an excuse to be selfish and disrespectful.

    That is all.
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    Dec 16, 2011 6:32 PM GMT
    you can do it all you want as long as i dont see or hear you doing it.
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    Dec 16, 2011 6:53 PM GMT
    AvadaKedavra saidyou can do it all you want as long as i dont see or hear you doing it.


    That's how I feel about you having sex with waimea.