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To want to hear the film I have paid to see

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Zingy123 Mon 27-May-13 16:35:21

Just back from the cinema. We could hardly hear the film because of all the rustling, scrunching, slurping, crunching going on. I think I am super sensitive to noises but it drives me mad. Why can't people be quiet? Also whose idea was it to have those 2ft high drinks for the children at the cinema. The children in front of us waved them around throughout the film. Epic was a good film from what we saw/heard.

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 27-May-13 16:38:22

You need this. The Mark Kermode Code of Conduct. You hit 2 or 3 of them off the bat.

5Foot5 Mon 27-May-13 17:54:12

YANBU and I believe they even play the volume on films louder these days to compensate for the fact that people will no longer stay quiet. I seem to remember as a child that if you went to the cinema people were expected to be reasonably quiet and if anyone did make a disturbance the usherette would tell them to be quiet.

Maybe I have turned in to a grumpy old woman but it seems many people are no longer brought up to sit quietly and listen and so they can't or don't see why they should do it as adults.

aoife24 Mon 27-May-13 20:35:29

Oh yes, I know exactly what you mean, I can't bear it, I get so agitated by it all, so worked up I can't concentrate on the film. I wish some cinemas would do food-free showings, but I understand that it's from food that most of the money is made.
To me it seems like a weird, Pavlovian response: cinema = bucket of popcorn and several litres of fizz. The smell of it all nauseates me too. There's basically now only one cinema in the city I live in, thankfully with a fairly recherche programme, that I can go to safe in the knowledge it won't be like feeding time at the zoo.

googlyeyes Mon 27-May-13 20:44:02

This gives me the rage. In fact I rarely go to the cinema anymore because of it. I don't expect total silence, especially in a kids film but some people really take the piss. They trough the whole way through, non stop, often moving on from popcorn to sweets with the loudest, crinkliest wrappers. And the talking! And the adults are often the worst.

I just don't understand why they don't want to watch the fucking film they've just paid a fortune to come and see. And how they don't give the tiniest shit that they're ruining it for other people.

DD has known from the age of 5 that you need to be as quiet as possible in the cinema and I think it's served her well that she has the self-discipline to do that.

I have a 3.8 year old who I wouldn't take to the cinema for another year, and a 6 year old with severe ASD who we take to autism friendly showings where he can make all the noise he likes!

passmetheprozac Mon 27-May-13 21:10:45

I know how you feel, I have misophonia ear plugs help, it takes the edge off the noises that irritate me whilst still being able to hear the film.

arabesque Mon 27-May-13 21:35:06

In Dublin, at least one theatre now allows people to bring drinks into the auditorium. So, having paid a fortune for tickets, you then have to put up with ignoramuses lining several beers up at their feet, slurping, sucking, clambering past everyone to go to the loo, rattling the ice noisily, and generally behaving as if they're down the pub at a booze up! angry

littlewhitebag Mon 27-May-13 21:45:05

My family think i am mad but i refuse to go to the cinema unless it is a weekday afternoon when the schools are still in. i.e. when i can guarantee the cinema will be empty. I hate the noise and the smell of hot dogs and nachos. They should only sell silent smell free food in cinema's - marshmallows would be fine as long as they are not in a rustly bag!

Wallison Mon 27-May-13 21:48:32

I don't get why people have to eat in the cinema. How long is the average film? 1.5 hours? Are you going to expire if you don't eat or drink for all of that time?

When I lived in London I loved going to the Barbican cinema because it had a no eating/drinking policy - and because there were also ushers it was actually enforced. V civilised.

KateBeckett Mon 27-May-13 21:53:58

I went tithe cinema with my DM this weekend, and a group of people wandered in late, just as the film was starting, in the seats next to us. This was annoying enough but they were friends with if one the staff who then clambered past us TWICE whilst we were trying to watch the film in order to make sure they were comfy and then bring them a selection of ice creams!

It gave me the rage.

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