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To ask someone to turn off their mobile in a cinema?

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Jofo Sun 22-May-16 14:31:51

Lady in front of me at the cinema was texting and updating a social media page during the film and I found it very distracting. I asked her please turn off her phone and although she did do it, she gave me a mouthful before doing so. This was in front of her DS and mine.

YouTheCat Sun 22-May-16 14:33:34

What a shitbag! Has she never noticed all the public announcements about switching off your phone?

Medusacascade Sun 22-May-16 14:37:40

No I've done it myself. Cannot concentrate with bright phone screens or lap tops.

Pinkheart5915 Sun 22-May-16 14:42:07

People using mobiles in a cinema is very distracting. why pay to be in a cinema if you don't want to watch the film

mathsy Sun 22-May-16 14:43:53

Well done you! I get so irritated by this but have never had the guts to tell someone to turn it off

NeedACleverNN Sun 22-May-16 14:47:27

Good for you

I would have reported it to an employee instead of confronting myself though....I can't handle people shouting at me

HouseOfBiscuits Sun 22-May-16 14:50:05


Lilmisskittykat Sun 22-May-16 14:58:50

Totally agree with you doing it!

It drives me nuts so much so I don't go the cinema very often any more.. I get so wounds up I can't concentrate on the movie.

Wish they inventing something that stopped mobiles from working.. Who do people didn't feel the need to tell Facebook they are watching a film then check the next two hours who gave them a thumbs up?! hmm

MissBattleaxe Sun 22-May-16 16:36:59

I hate this. The light from the screens is so glaring and it's ruins the suspension of disbelief that you want and pay for in a cinema visit. I also think it's irritating that they are clearly not as interested in the film as other who have paid. If you want to play on your phone, stay home!

Fallstar Sun 22-May-16 16:47:47

This is horribly selfish behaviour. Good on you for asking her to switch it off.

I can understand if someone leaves their phone on vibrate in their pocket if they have someone babysitting their children and may get an emergency call/text, but I still think they should go outside to check them.

Do people who disturb others in the cinema or theatre not realise what a pain it is or do they just not give a shit?

AppleSetsSail Sun 22-May-16 16:48:46

Of course you were right to do this. I hope she felt like an idiot, although it seems doubtful.

Jofo Sun 22-May-16 17:46:52

People chatting through films also winds me up. It's not cheap to go to the cinema these days, so why go if all you want to do is chat? Sit outside on a bench and have your conversation! Agree with Lilmiss as don't go so often now as get too wound up!

byjimminey Sun 22-May-16 18:07:00

What a twit (her, not you!)

LassWiTheDelicateAir Sun 22-May-16 18:16:23

Of course Yanbu. I do recall a thread about this before where a number of posters however vociferously defended their inalinenable right to use their mobile phones in a cinema (or rather their inalinenable right to be thick, selfish and inconsiderate)

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