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Rostom Sat 04-Feb-17 00:08:26

AIBU that I asked someone in the cinema to lower or turnoff their mobile? The light was so bright and right in my line of vision of the screen. It really detracted from the film as it was far brighter than the film itself.
What would you do in the same circumstances?

Topseyt Sat 04-Feb-17 00:23:34

I can't say I have ever really experienced it.

If the light from the screen was shining too directly onto you then I can see why you said something though.

I keep my phone on silent in the cinema, and in my bag. I don't look at it again until I am back out in the foyer after the film.

I did this earlier in the week, bloke in front of me decided to start messaging, had his screen on for ages, it was so bright in my eye line (during a really tense part of the film!) I just tapped him on the shoulder and he turned it off without any fuss. Not unreasonable at all, there's even an informational message about exactly this before the film starts.

MaryPoppinsPenguins Sat 04-Feb-17 00:30:12

I would ignore it for a while and then go tell the staff... but I've been guilty of this myself. I had a long standing agreement to take my elderly Nan to the cinema, but my DD was really poorly. So I kept my phone on silent in my slightly open bag so I could see if MIL tried to call me or text me about her... so I like to give the benefit of the doubt.

gemtheboats Sat 04-Feb-17 05:28:36

YANBU I hate this! Last time I took my DS to the cinema there were numerous people pigging about on their phones through the whole film. As well as being really distracting for other people (who've paid a small fortune to be there) I feel for their poor kids.

LottieL Sat 04-Feb-17 05:36:37

My DH and I had this a couple of weeks ago. A girl was sat in front of us on her phone - Facebook messenger and whatsapp and kept switching between, no break. She was also making comments to her partner and his father (I assume) cry loudly about how the film was boring her. In the end my DH asked her to turn the brightness down on her phone and she gave a rather loud, over the top theatric and very sarky apology but her partner asked her to stop, and that was that. The phone remained out of sight for the rest of the film, but she kept up being vocally bored.

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