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Every bloody time- cinema related

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Ange246 Mon 11-Apr-16 15:13:52

Every time I come to the cinema (usually during the day when the kids are at school) I end up in a huge screen which is fine as there are around 300 seats and they're usually comfier.

Well why is it when there are hundreds of seats people come and sit right behind or in front of me. It happens all the bloody time and it happened again today. Sat in a huge screen (by myself) and just beofee the film started a couple walked in and sat exactly behind me rustling their bloody pop corn. Then two mins later a noisy woman comes in with her four even noises children and plonks down on the row in front exact seats to mine. I mean why? The whole place was empty so why do this. I swear people do it on purpose just to annoy others. So Aibu here? If I walked into a cinema and it was more or less empty then I wouldn't sit as close to someone else as possible, I'd give them their space.

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 11-Apr-16 15:15:27

Do you sit near the middle? Because the sound, and picture, is better there. Sit at the end of a row, way at the front and you will be all alone!

Ange246 Mon 11-Apr-16 15:17:01

I was slightly near the middle but still there were hundreds of seats. All I could here was rustling popcorn bags, I was kicked in the back numerous times and the kids in front just wouldn't shut up.

MyKingdomForBrie Mon 11-Apr-16 15:17:02

I'd just move...

ShtoppenDerFloppen Mon 11-Apr-16 15:17:16

Because you know where the best view/sound is.

They know you know the secret... grin

PointlessUsername Mon 11-Apr-16 15:17:24

You need to spill a little water on the seats in front of you. Nobody likes a wet bum.


sonlypuppyfat Mon 11-Apr-16 15:17:28

I go to the cinema every 2 weeks and EVERY time I sit in front of a seat kicker

TheHiphopopotamus Mon 11-Apr-16 15:18:11

I sat at the front once to avoid this problem. First in as well. I still had people coming and a sitting on the same row even though there were only about ten other people in (all sat directly behind, in front or at the side of us).

ShtoppenDerFloppen Mon 11-Apr-16 16:47:52

Pointless you have an evil streak.

I find that admirable grin

wasonthelist Mon 11-Apr-16 16:50:14

This happens when I park my car in an empty car park too

storminabuttercup Mon 11-Apr-16 16:50:48

Maybe we are like lemmings? Did you move to see if they followed?

Medusacascade Mon 11-Apr-16 18:04:09

I get he phone people in front of me. Film starts and I'm surrounded by glowing phones like it's some kind of tribute act. I went around the auditorium of Kung Fu Panda 3 telling people to put them away because they were being irritatinf

Mousefinkle Mon 11-Apr-16 18:23:57

Because people are like sheep and naturally gravitate towards where others are.

There's a line of four ATM's outside my local supermarket. I once witnessed about ten people queueing for one of them and ignoring the others entirely. Assumed they'd all broken but went to look and nope they were all fine. Likewise seen people queue in the longest one just because everyone else is there and ignore the smaller ones.


Cutecat78 Mon 11-Apr-16 18:26:22

People do this on the bloody beach too - miles of golden sand and they come and sit on top of you and let their kids kick sand everywhere angry

M00nUnit Mon 11-Apr-16 18:38:00

I went to the deluxe Odeon cinema in Notting Hill last year, the one where you get big comfy electronically adjustable seats and can have "gourmet" food and drinks delivered to you during the film. Never again. The person in front of me was using his huge TABLET the whole time (extremely distracting) and stood up and started chatting to his mate who was sitting across from him about 30 seconds before the end of the film! Plus the waitress came up to me to ask me to pay the bill during the climatic scene. Never again am I going there. The tickets were a present but we'd spent about £60 on food and drink. Crap experience.

CockacidalManiac Mon 11-Apr-16 18:46:10

Grrr, bad behaviour in cinemas really boils my piss.
Popcorn in big fucking rustle rustle bags
People talking to their mates.
It's not hard to just shut up for a couple of hours, is it?

CockacidalManiac Mon 11-Apr-16 18:47:03

But if you sit centrally, you have to expect that people will sit around you. They are the best seats.

CockacidalManiac Mon 11-Apr-16 18:48:41

I did sit in front of a seat kicker last year. I told him to stop kicking my fucking seat.

Sparklingbrook Mon 11-Apr-16 18:56:50

I never go to the cinema because of other people. They don't know how to behave and actually watching the film is way down their list of activities.

I always think of this story. Think twice before engaging with people.

Blu Mon 11-Apr-16 19:01:41

Last time I was in an empty cinema a woman and her popcorn came and sat right next to me.

I moved.

Why would you sit out a whole film in front of a kicker? When there were empty seats to move to?

KitKat1985 Mon 11-Apr-16 19:01:58

A lot of people will try and sit in the seats in the middle of the cinema as that's where the best sound / view is. Maybe sit on the end of a row if you want some space?

starfishmummy Mon 11-Apr-16 19:03:33

I took ds last week. Small auditorium; not full. Everyone was being very careful to give everyone else lots of space. We are obviously much nicer where I live.

PinotAndPlaydough Mon 11-Apr-16 19:17:31

I hate this too, if it makes you feel any better I took my daughter to the cinema on Saturday and the woman next to us and her children literally ran riot, one of them was obviously potty training and she did a wee in a potty which was left in the aisle for the rest of the film, another walked around the cinema the whole time, they threw popcorn and sweet wrapper every where, it was just gross.

CockacidalManiac Mon 11-Apr-16 19:28:23

Never mind 'bring back Matron' campaigns; bring back stern usherettes! They'd put a stop to all these shenanigans.

RavenclawWriter Mon 11-Apr-16 21:28:37

Pinot that reminds me of the stories my granddad (born in 1922) told me about rivers of pee running down under the seats when they went to the pictures. They used to all tuck their legs up underneath them as they watched. So, it could have been worse!

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