I went to see the Hunger Games movie last night. The movie opened up a few weeks ago, but I only decided to see it yesterday. So on my way back home from the gym, I opened up Cinescape’s iPhone app, checked if it was still on, and booked myself a ticket for the 10 o’clock show.
I’m not a movies lover. Part of it is the boredom & quietness, another part is getting stuck there with friends if the movie is bad, and a huge part is due to other people’s behavior and rudeness. My experience last night pretty much sums up why I hate going to places like movies, malls on weekends, or any other crowded place.
I find most people rude and ill-mannered, especially if you cram them together in closed or tight spaces. They just turn to wild obnoxious creatures. They start to forget their manners and civility, and begin to think that their behavior will go unnoticed among all the noisy masses around them.
My horrible experience last night is because of the rude loud people sitting in row C, seats 3-12. It was a mixed middle aged husband\wife lebanese or Syrian group. The men were the loud ones, though the ladies were quite chatty too. I don’t mind a couple quietly whispering or laughing, I honestly don’t care about such stuff. But last night was different.
The men, in seats 3 & 4 were talking (in outdoor voices) to everyone else in their row. Chatting away, commenting, laughing; just as if they were sitting in their backyard shouting to someone away from them. You don’t usually see such behavior from grownup mature people, and definitely not from a group who looks married or in relationships. The whole group laughed, talked to each other, and pretty much socialized in the middle of the movie; like a bunch of teens on the prowl to catch the opposite sex’s attention and attraction.
I’m not saying that they talked for the whole two-hours the movie was showing, but they definitely talked a lot and over and over again, very loudly and without concern to nearby people.
Obviously I wish I had said something. I wish that Cinescape had a night manager to deal with these things. I wish the ushers had more authority in directly dealing with people like these. I think I wish, the most, that I hadn’t went to the movies in the first place.
I didn’t have a problem in telling them to stay quite. But with the way they were yapping, I would’ve more likely told them to shut the hell up. I also could’ve thrown my icy drink on the obnoxious dude. I also could’ve repeatedly kicked the lady in the seat in front of me, to see how she likes that.
See what happens when you misbehave in public? You open yourself to all kinds of fair actions, including verbal blows. I personally was thinking of going combat vocal on you guys last night. Why put yourselves in silly situations like these?
My request goes to Cinescape. I bet you have this group’s reservation details on record, I saw their reserved seats when I was booking my own ticket, which probably means they did it online. Maybe you can try and call them, inform them that you’re aware they were loud and disturbing others, and that you expect them to behave in much better fashion next time.
That would be so lovely. Btw, I was sitting far and away in row B seat 10, but I still was disturbed by their noise.