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Posted 4/15/16 , edited 4/15/16

namealreadytaken wrote:

agreed with above. the light from the phone is incredibly distracting - especially in a theater where all the lights are off (except from the screen)


bethos30 wrote:
Yea, let's ban texting....hell why stop there, ban any talking, laughing, sneezing, or even breathing in the theater...awesomeness!


sometimes there are small leaps in logic. then there are bigger jumps in logic. but you went a step further and made a rocket-jump in logic.

assuming you were serious (of course not):


When I text I don't disturb anyone around me and no thanks, I'll do whatever the F*ck I want , thank you :)

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Posted 4/15/16 , edited 4/15/16
unfortunately there will always be those people who think they own the place and will play with their phones, not caring that the light from the phone is very distracting to those around them, which is why someone from AMC suggested that in the first place.
a far easier and cost-effective method would be completely blocking wireless signals from within the theater.

edit: then again, blocking personal hotspots was decided to be illegal by the FCC. this applied to hotels, but i'm sure people opposing the block would use it as an argument.
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Yeah because everyone has the same exact phone as you do! lol

Dimming it doesn't do shit btw...
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That's why I don't go to theaters. I prefer the comfort of my couch.
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Am glad this horrendous idea got nipped in the bud.
Posted 4/15/16 , edited 4/15/16
Why are you angry about everything? Is there anything that doesn't displease you?

People need to accept that technology has become part of people's life, it isn't 1950 anymore. Gone are the days where people hold teacups with a pinkie sticking out.

If you're like this now, I'd hate to see what you'd be like in 30 years, when people's etiquette will change even more.
Posted 4/15/16

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Why are you angry about everything? Is there anything that doesn't displease you?

People need to accept that technology has become part of people's life, it isn't 1950 anymore. Gone are the days where people hold teacups with a pinkie sticking out.

If you're like this now, I'd hate to see what you'd be like in 30 years, when people's etiquette will change even more.


Very well said
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Posted 4/16/16
I doesn't really matter what is banned, thanks to the low enforcement of theater rules. That said; it takes a pr*ck to disturb fellow viewers out of spite.
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Posted 4/16/16 , edited 4/16/16

LaughedAtByTheGods wrote:

Why are you angry about everything? Is there anything that doesn't displease you?

People need to accept that technology has become part of people's life, it isn't 1950 anymore. Gone are the days where people hold teacups with a pinkie sticking out.

If you're like this now, I'd hate to see what you'd be like in 30 years, when people's etiquette will change even more.

Lel right? Right?? Like what? I didn't even know being distracted by a small led light was a thing. I mean there's only a gigantic light in front of you.

You know what, maybe my attention span is just above average. What am I saying. I just don't know he struggle of a small phone light in a movie theater.
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Posted 4/16/16 , edited 4/16/16
Fuck AMC. Seriously I hate this shit dont allow or encourage people. I wanna go to a movie theater and not have a light in my face from another source.
Posted 4/16/16 , edited 4/16/16

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unfortunately there will always be those people who think they own the place and will play with their phones, not caring that the light from the phone is very distracting to those around them, which is why someone from AMC suggested that in the first place.
a far easier and cost-effective method would be completely blocking wireless signals from within the theater.

edit: then again, blocking personal hotspots was decided to be illegal by the FCC. this applied to hotels, but i'm sure people opposing the block would use it as an argument.



There are good phones that have an automatic feature to dim considerably where if it doesn't bother the person in front of it using in a dark room then it obviously doesn't disturb anyone else in the movie theater.

Other more important point...If you block wireless signal in the theater how will you ever receive an emergency call or better yet report an emergency(i.e. somebody shooting up the theater) when it's happening in the theater.
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Posted 4/16/16
I don't care. I can focus on the screen. I don't feel the need for others to enjoy the movie as much as me.
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Posted 4/16/16

bethos30 wrote:
There are good phones that have an automatic feature to dim considerably where if it doesn't bother the person in front of it using in a dark room then it obviously doesn't disturb anyone else in the movie theater.

Other more important point...If you block wireless signal in the theater how will you ever receive an emergency call or better yet report an emergency(i.e. somebody shooting up the theater) when it's happening in the theater.


of course it won't disturb the person using the phone.
it's like saying that if your roommates (assume you have them) are sleeping but you're awake and using the laptop with the lights off, the dim light will not disturb the guys sleeping because you're not bothered by it. maybe some people won't be bothered, but some people find it quite distracting.

by "blocking signals" i mean it inside the room, where there's little reason to use the internet.
the signal would not be blocked outside the room, so people who need to make an emergency call can just leave the room and use their phones. of course, this point is moot as explained in my previous post.
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Posted 4/16/16
I'll just keep doing what I do which is to say that if people start being distracting I first ask them to be quiet if they continue I tell them to shut the F up and if that still doesn't work I just throw my soda at them.
Posted 4/16/16

namealreadytaken wrote:


bethos30 wrote:
There are good phones that have an automatic feature to dim considerably where if it doesn't bother the person in front of it using in a dark room then it obviously doesn't disturb anyone else in the movie theater.

Other more important point...If you block wireless signal in the theater how will you ever receive an emergency call or better yet report an emergency(i.e. somebody shooting up the theater) when it's happening in the theater.


of course it won't disturb the person using the phone.
it's like saying that if your roommates (assume you have them) are sleeping but you're awake and using the laptop with the lights off, the dim light will not disturb the guys sleeping because you're not bothered by it. maybe some people won't be bothered, but some people find it quite distracting.

by "blocking signals" i mean it inside the room, where there's little reason to use the internet.
the signal would not be blocked outside the room, so people who need to make an emergency call can just leave the room and use their phones. of course, this point is moot as explained in my previous post.


So you're saying very low dim lights would disturb you or anyone else for that matter? How sensitive or intolerant do you have to be to get annoyed over a dim light that you can't even see. Lmao.

Also, even if it's in the room you're still preventing people's right to receive and make emergency calls.

You again have proven no point....
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