There’s A Special Kind Of Hell For Those Who Talk In The Movie Theater, Part 2

, , , | Friendly | September 27, 2020

My boyfriend and I don’t go to the movie theater frequently as it can be expensive, but we do go a few times a year if a movie is coming out that we both are excited to see. This time, a sequel to a very successful horror movie about a clown is coming out and we decide to go see it.

We preorder tickets a week before, and the day of, we get to our seats to find it’s a full house, save a couple of seats here and there. I don’t like crowded places.

Me: “I should have expected it to be this packed. Hopefully, this is a good crowd.”

Boyfriend: “Well, there are a couple of open seats next to us if you want to move later.”

It’s fairly quiet at this point but the sound level rises very quickly all of a sudden. We glance down by the stairs and see a group of teenagers, about five or six in a group together, headed our way. They are talking and laughing loudly.

Boyfriend & Me: “Uh-oh.”

They take all the remaining seats next to us, and then a few immediately get back up and leave the theater, leaving their snacks and bags behind. We don’t think anything of it until they come back and one girl starts yelling.

Girl: “Excuse me? EXCUSE ME!”

We and a few other people turn to look at her.

Girl: “Whoever stole my popcorn needs to give it back now! I’m serious!

We take a look under and around our seats to see if it may have fallen down or was misplaced, but we find nothing. She continues to rant for a few minutes but nobody is paying attention to her anymore. She leaves again, presumably to get more popcorn, and her friends continue to ask people to return the missing bag to no avail.

Finally, the movie begins; however, we can’t hear the dialogue over the amount of talking between the group next to us. Not only are they being loud, but one of the girls is hopping back and forth over her friends’ seats and even lying horizontally on their laps, kicking our seats, and almost knocking over our snacks.

We’re not confrontational people at all, but my boyfriend has had enough and yells at them.

Boyfriend: “Can you please shut up?!”

All of them respond, saying, “Who do you think you’re talking to?” and, “Uh, you shut up,” and such.

Boyfriend: “This movie is three hours long, so just shut up and watch it!”

I was shrinking in my seat; I had never seen him so angry in public! The group continued to jab at us to keep fighting, and my boyfriend got up and left. When he came back, he said he’d talked to the staff but they wouldn’t throw them out unless they were disrupting other people, too. Thankfully, they quieted down after the first hour of the movie and weren’t much of a problem for the rest of the night. We don’t hate teenagers in the slightest, but being that loud and disruptive would ruin anyone’s movie experience!

There’s A Special Kind Of Hell For Those Who Talk In The Movie Theater

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