Movie Theater Etiquette?

What do people normally do when someone starts talking on their phone when the movie is on.

I always turn mine off.Talking on phone in movie

Even the people who walk out while talking really annoy me.

I was in one with my brother and this guy started talking on the phone, he walked up swiped it out of his hand and threw it the distance of the theater.

The guy didn’t know what to do. I thought that it was overkill but he went got his phone and left.

So should Cell Phone Jammers be legalized for use in movie theaters.

6 responses on “Movie Theater Etiquette?

  1. A_Gemini

    Yes, cellphone jammers should be legalized!

    It’s rude and annoying, to hear someone telling on the other line what was going on in the movie and creating a scene. I’d do the same thing your brother did, that was funny though. Good thing nobody got into a fight.

  2. EvilWoman0913

    This is the exact reason I quit spending money going to movie theaters. People are so rude when it comes to cell phones. I do believe jammers should be legalized in theaters or at the very least, the theater owners/managers should do their jobs and insist that people put the phones on vibrate and leave the theater to talk.

  3. vic91106

    While I understand the sentiment, your brother is completely in the wrong. And, if he had done this to me, he would be replacing my rather expensive cell phone – or riding in the back of a police car, whichever he preferred.

    The idiot with the phone should have been POLITELY asked to get off the phone. If he doesn’t cooperate, the ushers will see to it he does.

    Cell phone jammers are not legal because they can interfere with summoning emergency help. It also interferes with the federally mandated e911 service all cell providers must have.

  4. Julie C

    It is rude to use your phone in a theater and they tell you right before the movie starts to turn it off.
    Some people just can’t follow directions? Maybe they think they’re above the rules?
    If it were me and someone near me that I noticed was using their phone, I would go tell an usher or move to another seat.
    I put my phone on vibrate, because I want to be aware if my daughter who is babysitting needs to get a hold of me while I’m at the movie ya know and I would take it outside.
    I did notice once that there were some teen girls texting one time at the theater. I was about 4 rows up from them. The light from their phones was annoying actually. I told my husband that if they start chatting on the phone I’m getting the usher. Unfortunately the theater was very full, so I couldn’t move to another seat that easily. Thankfully once the movie got going they quit. They only did it during the previews. Annoying nonetheless.

  5. Jose P

    TO ANYONE USING THE CELL IN THE THEATER ,,,I RESPECT YOU, PLESE RESPECT ME, TURN IT OFF,IF WE RESPECT ONE ANOTHER IT WILL BE A BETTER WORLD AND CHRIST WILL BE HAPPY .

  6. jesusisking51

    I would say no, but movie theaters should step it up.

    I remember seeing a funny skit before the movie called ‘cell phone guy’, where this guy was amazingly annoying to illustrate a point.

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