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    Jun 24, 2009, 5:54 AM - So at the movie theater tonight.... #1

    My charming girlfriend got tickets for the midnight showing of transformers 2 for me

    we got there maybe an hour or so early, and found some seats at the top that we were both happy with.

    maybe 30 minutes left to the showing and it starts getting relatively crowded

    we are at the end of an aisle at the top with 3 seats to our right

    eventually a group of four comes in and attempts to get to the top

    ...now...to make it clear 2 times already ushers had come into the theater stating the show was sold out and to not leave gaps between people


    ...continuing on. the group of 4 goes to the top by us and asks the next group (of two) if the seat to their right was vacant, to which one of the ladies in that group replied "yes"

    thinking that it was a go the group prepared to take some seats at the top...

    when asked if the ladies would kindly shift down one seat (and it was definitely in a polite manner)...one lady replied yes and the other claimed "i'm not moving at all"

    she continued to make a scene and start a verbal argument (very aggressive i might add) with one of the girls in the group of four.

    this went on for like 5 minutes before one of the guys in the group went to find a manager... he came back and the manager asked if the ladies would please move down...the one still refused and the manager stated she couldn't "force" anyone to move if they didn't want to

    so the group ended up splitting...the two guys stayed at the top and the two girls found seats elsewhere....

    then the one lady bragged to her friend about how she "won" the whole ordeal... then one of the guys sitting at the top was just like "i'm sitting right here...it's over can you please just drop it"

    then the lady continued to gloat and just be a complete you know what...

    maybe 10 minutes before the show starts now... an usher comes up with a couple following her...

    she goes to the top and asks the two ladies if the seat next to them is taken and if they'd be willing to move down....

    now here's where it gets nuts

    they both move down.... and at this point the whole theater witnessed the previous drama and everyone overheard...

    various people around the theater are chuckling at the fact that these people now are willing to move down without any fight.

    the two guys speak up that they had two more in their party that should have been able to get the seats next to them instead had the ladies originally moved down.

    the usher asks where the other two are and is willing to seat the couple she brought up in place of them so the group of 4 can be together.

    the two troublesome ladies now move back and say "no, we're not moving for them if that's how it's going to be"


    now everyone else in the theater witnesses this and is just in disbelief with plenty of both tasteful humorous and outright offensive comments.


    in the end the ladies still wouldn't move.



    pretty ridiculous eh?


    i think the theater should be able to eject people like this.... i seriously wanted to throw these people out of the theater myself....

    trust me...i'm huge...no one would be able to stop me

    and i know anyone would have helped


    We need to stop cutting each others throats
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    Jun 24, 2009, 8:24 AM - Re: So at the movie theater tonight.... #2

    It is truly unbelievable how ugly some people can be...
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    Jun 24, 2009, 8:30 AM - Re: So at the movie theater tonight.... #3

    crazy man...so how was the movie
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    Jun 24, 2009, 8:36 AM - Re: So at the movie theater tonight.... #4

    Are we serisouly getting to the point where theaters here will have to go by asigned seating? I think overall people are getting ruder and ruder.
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    Jun 24, 2009, 8:52 AM - Re: So at the movie theater tonight.... #5

    Back in the 'Good ole Days' you would have just be able to toss them out but since everyone is waiting to flag down a passing lawyer, the country has gone pansy about such things. It stinks that people like that are allowed to bully others. Hope you all enjoyed the movie.
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    Jun 24, 2009, 9:25 AM - Re: So at the movie theater tonight.... #6

    Quote DarthMiller said: View Post
    crazy man...so how was the movie
    I'd be interested as well. Reviews so far have been absolutely dismal, more or less agreeing that this movie is simply a collection of all the weak aspects of the first film, amplified and expounded upon... I had such high hopes based on the trailers... of course Bumblebee spraying tears everywhere in the first few seconds of the trailer should have been an indicator we were going to get another less than serious movie.
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    Jun 24, 2009, 10:42 AM - Re: So at the movie theater tonight.... #7

    This is why I NEVER go to first showing. I can wait to see it in a mid-week matinee, with only a dozen people in the theater.

    See anything in a crowded theater just ruins the picture. If I wanted to catch a movie whilst packed into a seat, surronded by obnoxious people, I would just book an international flight.
  8. The Sniffer is offline The Sniffer
    Jun 24, 2009, 12:30 PM - Re: So at the movie theater tonight.... #8

    People can be mean, ugly and cruel. Too bad this is not a Sniffers world.
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    Jun 24, 2009, 12:36 PM - Re: So at the movie theater tonight.... #9

    The movie was great, I'm a huge transformers fan, and when I heard about a movie being made (the first one) i was under the impression it would be ruined. but when i ended up seeing it I felt they did a pretty good job. then when the second one got announced I figured I'd get more of the same.

    it's incredibly cheesy with a lot of one liners and trash talk.... but maybe I have such low expectations for this kind of movie that some dull cheesiness doesn't bother me.
  10. The Sniffer is offline The Sniffer
    Jun 24, 2009, 12:40 PM - Re: So at the movie theater tonight.... #10

    Oh yes . Sing with yours truly:

    TRANSFORMERS!!!

    MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

    TRANSFORMERS!!!

    ROBOTS IN DISGUISE.
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    Jun 24, 2009, 5:43 PM - Re: So at the movie theater tonight.... #11

    Autobots wage their battles to....destroy the evil forces of....the Decepticons.
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    Jun 24, 2009, 6:17 PM - Re: So at the movie theater tonight.... #12

    I'm wondering if somewhere on a movie ticket you can find a disclaimer, or customer/ theater rights. I'm pretty sure all concert tickets and sport events tickets have that. Something along the lines of " We reserve the right to eject a ticket holder at our discretion. " Then have maybe a poster in the lobby like that and possibly an on screen message like the "silence your cell phones " one. I'm pretty sure a movie theater can eject you anyway. It's a business, like a restaurant, etc. Maybe the usher was just trying to be diplomatic. Perhaps they can't "make you" switch seats as that would imply physical contact, but I bet they can kick your butt out of the theater.

    I would have spent a good portion of the movie harassing the devil-woman. Childish ? Yes. Worth it ? Absolutely. Even better if you get those around you to join in.

    I know it's sinking to another level, but oh what fun!

    "Oops, I'm really sorry, my girlfriend knocked in to me and I spilled my soda all over you... "
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    Jun 24, 2009, 7:51 PM - Re: So at the movie theater tonight.... #13

    All movie theaters over here have assigned seating, I guess to avoid this kind of situation. It does mean that you have to get your tickets early if you want to get a good seat, but this doesn't seem to matter as the theaters are always busy. The last thing I would want is to find myself in a similar situation as mentioned above. I have a short fuse when it comes to petty minded ignorant people.
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    Jun 24, 2009, 9:11 PM - Re: So at the movie theater tonight.... #14

    Hmmmm.
    When I go to the theater and drop in upwards of $35 (tickets for two and refreshments), it is important where we sit. So we bust our butts to get there early and in plenty of time to have pick over the seating.

    Nothing to me is more irritating to me than a group of people who get there a minute or two before the previews (or during them) and ask to have us 'adjust' to accommodate their irresponsible tardiness.

    Now if it's just one seat, no big deal. More than that, and you should have gotten there earlier. If you have to split up your group, then maybe next time you'll get there in a timely fashion.

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    Jun 24, 2009, 9:30 PM - Re: So at the movie theater tonight.... #15

    Quote Mr Fett said: View Post
    Autobots wage their battles to....destroy the evil forces of....the Decepticons.
    Is that still what it is? I was thinking Mr Bay had turned it into Autobots wage their battle to perform more lame humor than the lude and unfamily friendly acts of the evil Decepticons...
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    Jun 25, 2009, 1:31 PM - Re: So at the movie theater tonight.... #16

    I know that here in AZ at least we have police inside the theaters to "assist" any trouble makers to the door or at least till they comply. sad it has to come to that. :/
  17. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Jun 25, 2009, 1:39 PM - Re: So at the movie theater tonight.... #17

    I would have stood directly in front of the "lady" so she couldn't see anything but my posterior
    Then when the manager came back I would have told him "you can't make her move, you can't make me move"
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    Jun 25, 2009, 1:44 PM - Re: So at the movie theater tonight.... #18

    certain theaters here in OH have county sherriffs and whatnot, but those are usually the more "bad" theaters.

    I agree that if I get there early I don't want to shift, and yes one seat isn't too bad, but to move for another group then say no when they speak up, that is ridiculous and if I were an underpaid usher I would have ejected them to at least get SOME satisfaction in my job.

    lol Slave1Pilot!!!
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    Jun 25, 2009, 2:09 PM - Re: So at the movie theater tonight.... #19

    And this is why i dont go to movies anymore, if it isnt the kids talking all thru the movie its the adults and there cellphones, and the worst is someone always brings a baby to a action movie and wonders why it cries.
    Dvd's are good enough for me.
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    Jun 25, 2009, 3:03 PM - Re: So at the movie theater tonight.... #20

    Quote slave1pilot said: View Post
    I would have stood directly in front of the "lady" so she couldn't see anything but my posterior
    Then when the manager came back I would have told him "you can't make her move, you can't make me move"
    totally!!!

    Quote Lassiter said: View Post
    And this is why i dont go to movies anymore, if it isnt the kids talking all thru the movie its the adults and there cellphones, and the worst is someone always brings a baby to a action movie and wonders why it cries.
    Dvd's are good enough for me.
    So true!!! movies cost too much also!!! $9.50 for one ticket?!?

    What is this world coming to???
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    Jun 25, 2009, 3:10 PM - Re: So at the movie theater tonight.... #21

    I stopped going to theaters because of that sort of stupidity being all too common place... Being retired law enforcement I have NO tolerance for dealing with idiots...
    I bought a 60" Flat Screen HDTV and just wait for the DVD's... More fun, comfortable and problem free for the family and me...
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    Jun 26, 2009, 12:21 AM - Re: So at the movie theater tonight.... #22

    seriously. I have surround sound at home and a decent size T.V.. I calculate a soda, a snack and the ticket for (3). It is Totally cheaper to Buy the DVD. and no babies,rudeness or missing a good point in the movie because I drank way too much Soda
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    Jun 26, 2009, 12:27 AM - Re: So at the movie theater tonight.... #23

    I hate pointless aggression.
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    Jun 26, 2009, 9:24 AM - Re: So at the movie theater tonight.... #24

    Quote Sareth Dorn said: View Post
    I hate pointless aggression.
    What's wrong with you!?!?!



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    Jun 27, 2009, 1:28 AM - Re: So at the movie theater tonight.... #25

    Thats why I love going to theaters with assigned seating. Muvico is my favorite theater. Go online, pick your seats and you are all set. Though people like that are part of the reason I hate going to the show.

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